By Penina Kessler
Ultra-Orthodox Israeli City Opens First Internet Café
It seems even the Haredi world has conceded to the necessity of the Internet – but don’t expect them to crash servers posting on FaceGlat or uploading wedding videos anytime soon. The ultra-Orthodox city of Modiin Illit is getting its very first Internet café after receiving rabbinical approval, Ynet News reports. The venture, called Gilad…
Introducing ‘Judoku’: Sudoku for Jews
“Oy Vey! Is this a mishuga game or what!” That’s the reaction game developer Andrew Charon hopes you’ll have, at least. Charon is the mastermind behind Judoku, a Jewish-themed version of the popular Sudoku puzzle. Instead of simply lining up the numbers one through nine in that familiar 81-cell matrix, puzzle-doers can choose to arrange…
A Deaf Holocaust Survivor’s Harrowing Tale
Leave your headphones at home. Charlotte Friedman, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, tells her story for the first time in a two part video series produced by Jewish.TV, the multimedia branch of Chabad.org. The twist? Friedman, who is deaf, conducted the interview entirely in American Sign Language. The videos are part of a joint effort between…
Introducing ‘Tajew’: Taboo, Jewish Edition
It’s boxed Judaism, plus shipping and handling. Two friends have turned their faith into a money-making venture, the Boston Herald reports. Seth Burstein and Ian Framson were playing Taboo, the popular Hasbro game, when it struck them: “Dude, we should make a game called Tajew and have all of the clues related to Judaism,” Burstein…
The Pope’s Very First Tweet
Coming soon to hashtags everywhere: Pope Benedict XVI has taken a new role within the Catholic Church. The pontiff’s jurisdiction now evidently extends to micro-blogging. In his very first tweet, he proclaimed the launch of the Vatican’s new website — and praised Jesus in the bargain. It is unclear as to whether or not his…
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