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Avoid Tech With the Aid of an App

Despite being tech bloggers, we're all about unplugging for a while, and setting aside time to be tech-free. Reboot, a Jewish non-profit organization, also wants you to find time to unplug, specifically in honor of the sabbath. The group has created both a mobile app and Web app called 'Sabbath Manifesto,' which helps to remind you to disconnect, and allows you to tell others about your plans...

Google Brings 130,000 Holocaust Photos, Documents Online

Thousands of historical photos and documents from the Holocaust are now available online, thanks to a collaborative project from Google and Israel's Yad Vashem memorial. The initiative, which launched yesterday, will allow users to search through 130,000 photos from the Jerusalem-based institute, which houses the world's largest collection of Holocaust documents. With the help of experimental...

1,000 Israeli Draft Dodgers Netted in Facebook Sweep

Israeli law requires all citizens to spend some time doing military service, but women who claim to be observant Jews typically get a pass. Understandably, many women in Israel take full advantage of this loophole, even if they're not all that Jewish. Unfortunately for them, though, the Israeli military recently caught onto their scheme, and, with a little help from Facebook, has now outed 1,000...

Israeli Leaders Plan Online Banking Blackout During Holy Days

Despite its media portrayal (deserved or not) as a constant war zone, few nations blend the ancient and the advanced as seamlessly as Israel. According to the Associated Press, though, certain members of the Israeli government hope to implement a divisive plan that could significantly strain relations between the country's religious and secular groups. Many adherents to Judaism practice...

Get Your Tweeted Prayers Placed at the Western Wall

We haven't officially declared that Twitter has "jumped the shark" yet, but now we might be forced to. Churches have been getting down with Twitter for months now -- the famous Trinity Church on Wall Street even used the micro-blogging service to tell the Passion story during Holy Week -- but zealous micro-blogger Alon Nil is now using the service to combine thousands of years of Jewish tradition...