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  • Fearing cyberattack, Israel curbs government Web sites’ foreign traffic

    April 3, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Israel will temporarily suspend some of its government Web sites' international traffic to fend off a potential mass-cyber attack by pro-Palestinian hackers, an Israeli security source said on Thursday, without elaborating on the threat.

    The precautionary measure would be in...

  • Jews and baseball: An American news media love story

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 25, 2013 | 6:46 pm

    For those of us who follow the careers of Jewish ballplayers — a small, eccentric niche of fandom — checking the Jewish Baseball News Web site is an essential part of our sports routine.

    Scott Barancik, a former newspaper reporter turned Internet entrepreneur, works from his home...

  • 404: Healthcare not found

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 8, 2013 | 1:31 pm

  • Best. Site. Ever.

    By David Suissa

    November 6, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    It’s common these days to micromanage what information we receive. Many of us have a list of favorite Web sites and blogs we regularly go to, as well as Facebook pages and mobile apps that reflect our individual tastes and ideologies. It’s a way of maintaining some level of control...

  • Using media as a weapon in the agunah fight

    November 5, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    The websites look like those of political prisoners.

    Under the caption “Free Tamar Now!” there is a close-up photo of demonstrators with signs and megaphones. “Stop the abuse,” one sign reads.

    But FreeTamar.org and the Free Gital Facebook group seek emancipation not from...

  • Exploring ‘Soul of the Biz’

    By Ryan Torok

    January 31, 2013 | 8:00 am

    "The money and glamor of Hollywood hides the real truth of its power," Rob Eshman, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Jewish Journal and its parent company, TRIBE Media Corp., said this week. “Its power is in the ability of stories to shape our lives and our values.”


  • Reform congregation websites hosted by URJ are hacked

    November 26, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    The websites of several congregations hosted by the Union for Reform Judaism were hacked and linked to anti-Semitic websites.

    Following the weekend hacking, the URJ pulled down the websites for scanning and clean-up, according to Mark Pelavin, the URJ's senior advisor to the...

  • My Single Peeps: Rob T.

    August 1, 2012 | 11:52 am

    I had a lot of difficulty with this interview. It’s actually the hardest one I’ve ever done, simply because Rob was so difficult to figure out. He’s a grown man drinking soda from a Marvel Avengers reusable cup. He looks lost. A little on the fringes. He’s out of work but...

  • Israel’s whiz kids

    July 11, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Mickey Haslavsky of Holon is only 18, but he’s already on his second startup.

    “When I began my first startup at 16, I thought I was the only one creating Web sites at this age, but I was amazed to discover a huge community between [the ages of] 10 and 18 around the world, and I...

  • Lauder to acquire control of Israeli news Web site

    July 9, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    Ronald Lauder is expected to acquire complete control of an Israeli news Web site and has plans to establish a new English-language Web site about Israel.

    The American businessman and philanthropist’s company JCS, which operates Jerusalem Capital Studios, has finalized a deal to...

  • Online anti-Semitism in Spain doubled in 2011, report says

    July 5, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Online anti-Semitism in Spain doubled in volume last year, according to a Spanish Jewish community monitor.

    In a report on anti-Semitism in Spain in 2011, the Observatory on Anti-Semitism in that country counted more than 1,000 anti-Semitic sites and web pages that it said were...

  • The Jewcer appeal

    By Ryan E. Smith

    June 20, 2012 | 11:37 am

    Make hummus, not war.

    That is the optimistic hope of filmmaker Avital Levy, whose work in progress, “Hummus Wars,” chronicles the ongoing rivalry between Israel and Lebanon for bragging rights over the popular Middle Eastern dip.

    “The goal for the film is to show that while...

  • Web site launched to counter calls to boycott Israeli goods

    May 14, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Israeli businessmen have launched a Web site to help counter calls to boycott products made in Israel.

    The campaign, called Shop-A-Fada—a play on the word of the violent Palestinian uprising, the intifada, was launched Monday. It encourages the public to counter anti-Israel boycotts...

  • Haredi Orthodox website executives arrested for extortion

    April 2, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    The owner and three senior employees of a haredi Orthodox website based in Israel were arrested on suspicion of extortion.

    They reportedly are accused of demanding money from haredi public figures, rabbis and companies in exchange for removing negative talkbacks from and placing positive stories on the Behadrey haredim website.

    The men were arrested Sunday in Tel Aviv. Police, who have placed a gag order on the case, reportedly interviewed dozens of people about extortion on the website, according to Haaretz.

  • Quit Facebook or risk expulsion, N.Y. Orthodox school orders students

    March 28, 2012 | 10:23 am

    An Orthodox Jewish girls’ high school in Brooklyn has ordered its 11th-grade students to close their Facebook accounts and pay a fine.

    Administrators at the Beis Rivkah High School, which is associated with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, reportedly called each 11th-grader with...

  • Jewish Men Don’t Cheat! Ha! And Ashley Madison is a Dating Site!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 17, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Ever since Tiger Woods slipped and unleashed a fury onto himself, every woman out there has been asking the same question: “How could he?  Why would he?”  Then, Jesse James, a.k.a. Mr. Sandra Bullock followed in suit, not to mention countless government officials; gay or straight. ...

  • Canadian Jewish Congress seeks charges against Muslim website

    April 14, 2011 | 11:10 am

    A Jewish group is seeking hate crimes charges against a Toronto-based Muslim website that featured a video address by former U.S. Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

    Duke’s video was scrubbed April 13 from Casmo.ca, the site for the Canadian Shia Muslim Organization, but the Canadian...

  • J Street needs another lane

    By David Suissa

    March 1, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    I was watching the J Street convention on its Web site, and it reminded me a little of those underground meetings among religious settlers in the West Bank. That is, a constant flow of red meat served to the fervent and the like-minded.

    In the case of J Street, this red meat can be...

  • Muslim Brotherhood website: Egypt protests not Islamist

    February 7, 2011 | 2:06 pm

    The Muslim Brotherhood’s English website rejected claims that the Egyptian protests are aimed at creating an Islamic state.

    “The current uprising in Egypt is a revolution of the Egyptian people and is by no means linked to any Islamic tendencies, despite allegations, nor can it be...

  • Jewish group claims Hamas hacked its website

    February 4, 2011 | 10:15 am

    The website of the Jewish People Policy Institute was hacked Thursday by a group that the institute claims is affiliated with Hamas.

    The JPPI, a Jerusalem-based think tank that focuses on the Jewish future and Israel’s security, issued a statement saying hackers took over its...

  • Yad Vashem launches Farsi YouTube chanel

    January 24, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Yad Vashem has launched a YouTube channel in Farsi and an expanded version of its Farsi website.

    The Farsi YouTube channel launched Sunday contains survivor testimonies, archival footage and mini-lectures by Holocaust historians on topics such as contemporary anti-Semitism, and what...

  • Facebook Shmacebook!

    By Julia Bendis

    January 18, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    People like me should Not be on Facebook!  When you go to Facebook site to sign up, there should be a giant disclaimer that says: “For tough skin people only!  People that are overly sensitive, wear their heart and feelings on their sleeves, and drama queens should NOT sign up!”...

  • ‘Filthy Jewish Terrorists’ site back on the web

    December 22, 2010 | 11:02 am

    A website in Canada that advocated the mass killing of Jews is back online after being shut down.

    “Filthy Jewish Terrorists,” operated by former Toronto college student Salman An-Noor Hossain, reportedly is using a host in Switzerland. Its Canadian web provider had shut down the...

  • The dating game: New website puts parents in charge

    December 1, 2010 | 10:58 am

    A new Jewish online dating site allows parents to search for their children’s bashert.

    The site, which was launched Tuesday, allows parents to browse for potential matches for their sons and daughters, including contacting other parents for more information and setting up casual...

  • Cooperation and Consolidation Needed on Jewish Web

    September 2, 2009 | 9:26 pm

    “The Internet will save you!” seems to be the refrain these days when it comes to the American Jewish media. But while many Jewish newspapers have grabbed for this lifeline, the process has been hectic and uncoordinated. We may be trying to save ourselves, but right now we’re...

  • Party planning in the Holy Land is just a mouse click away

    By Francesca Lunzer Kritz

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Planning a bar mitzvah in Israel? The Israeli Ministry of Tourism has just posted a Web site to help you get started: www.bar-mitzvah.org.il. For party purposes, the site is Jerusalem-centric, but it does offer links to fun things to do outside the city.

    Considering the daunting task...

  • Israel fights 24/7 infowar against Iran in cyberspace

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In response to the Iranian government's recent media war against Israel on satellite television and the Internet, Israel's Foreign Ministry last month launched its own offensive -- a Persian-language pro-Israel Web site. Although the site's first aim is to teach Persian-language...
  • The Persian rabbi explains it all

    By Sara Shereen Bakhshian

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Haji Hayim sings and dances to a traditional song typically sung at b'nai mitzvah ceremonies, but he does so to a techno beat.

    Haji Hayim animated gif The cartoon character started grabbing the attention of the Iranian Jewish community in January 2006, when his video was distributed in e-mails as part of...
  • Nextbook cuts wide swath in Jewish cultural world—from dot-org to real life

    By Saul Austerlitz

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Just four years ago, Nextbook got its start as an organization committed to promoting public library programs dedicated to Jewish topics. In short order, the ever-evolving nonprofit has conquered a swath of territory in the contested realm of Jewish arts and ideas, steadily...
  • The Times, it is a-changin’

    By Bill Boyarsky

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    How many times have you unsuccessfully tried to interest the Los Angeles Times in an important organizational event or, harder yet, tried to get the paper to devote some space to articles reflecting your views on an issue?

    Suppose for example, your synagogue is hosting a discussion...

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