Facebook and Orthodox Judaism

Margelit Hoffman of  Shmuel Hoffman’s Blog wrote  a very honest and thought provoking article for Mavenmall.com called “The Facebook Churban”. In it, she explains why her family is removing the internet from their home. They are Torah observant Jews who work on the internet. It is their livelihood. She has done a fabulous job of articulating the powers of…

Representing

I had a shocking experience today.  I have a cordial and somewhat of a “working” relationship with the local public library. Now. I remember the librarians’ trepidation when as new residents I would stroll in with six children in tow, confident in my ability to maintain “order”. There is one librarian in particular is, well,…

Interesting… at least to me.

Apparently Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas is publicly complaining about Israel acting like a democracy.  This story seems Onion-like in its absurdity. http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=21143. Tzedek-Tzedek is a powerful blog that confronts really difficult issues Israel faces today. I appreciate the writing as well as the courage of the topics.  I think this piece, about fires recently started…