Jewish Journal

Orthodox grapple with ubiquity of Internet

By Ben Harris, JTA

February 28, 2011 | 3:36 pm

Community leaders worry that the widespread use of the Internet is undermining religious norms among Orthodox Jews. (Uri Fintzy)

For Josh, a Brooklyn computer technician who deals almost exclusively with a haredi Orthodox clientele, it was quite the... read full article

  • Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg obtains restraining order against alleged stalker

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    From LATimes.com:

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  • Intel to invest $2.7 billion on Israel plant


    January 19, 2011 | 10:59 am

    The U.S. chip-maker Intel Corp. will invest $2.7 billion to upgrade its plant in southern Israel.

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    The investment in upgrading the plant includes a $210 million grant from the Israeli government.

    Intel also will be hiring 1,000 new workers for the new production line. It will be the second plant in the world to manufacture the new chips.

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    Using a new iPhone application, the Western Wall is only a touch away.

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