Jewish Journal


June 18, 2011

Facebook’s Goodness Shines Upon Jews


Jews, I have discovered in previous research, have a much greater participation on social networking sites such as Facebook than the general population.

The Pew Internet and American Life’s new survey on social networking sites has found that the number of people on social networking sites has more than doubled since 2008 and that people with Facebook accounts have a higher degree of social well-being than those without.

The high penetration of Facebook into the American Jewish Population may greatly aid in the creation, maintenance of community.

I find it really convenient to keep up with my friends around the world especially Israel, making my connection with Israel practical rather than only spiritual.

Are social networking sites such as Facebook to be encouraged among our youth to make them better Jews?

Pini Herman serves as President of the Movable Minyan a lay-lead independent congregation in the 3rd Street area.

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