Category Archives: technology

Experiment: Facebook is off of my phone

I have just returned from a week in Europe, Berlin and Prague to be precise. And while there are many wonderful things that I observed, one thing I noticed is how much less Europeans seem to be staring at their … Continue reading

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Alef is for Alien

I am very excited to share a new resource for those of you readers who teach, parent, babysit, or ever encounter young people who could/should/would learn Hebrew. My colleague Rabbi Michael Sommer (aka Abba Sababa) has written an awesome book … Continue reading

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Home office tips needed

Welcome to my new office! That’s right I’m working from home and I need your best practices. I have already figured out that it is important to get outside during the day (no different from an office in a building). … Continue reading

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I’m having trouble reading

I’m not sure what it is exactly but I just don’t seem to be reading as many books as I once did. I remember right after MY MOM died I definitely wasn’t reading. My eyes were tired from crying and … Continue reading

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2012 review of the blog

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Did I act too quickly?

If you are a busy social media user like I am, you probably have an Instagram account (BTW if you are a parent of a tween or teen you probably should have one because your kid probably does, too!). You … Continue reading

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What a day!

I do not know what happened but I promise when I took this photo it was rotated 90 degrees to the right so just tilt your head and it will be fine. This is a picture of me just after … Continue reading

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Listen to POTUS! #URJbiennial

In a few minutes (around 12:45pm ET), President of the United States, Barack Obama will address more than 6,000 Reform Jews at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial convention. Unfortunately I am not there in person this time, so I … Continue reading

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Pardon me, is that a prayerbook on your iPad?

The Central Conference of American Rabbis released the first iPad app for the movement siddur (prayer book), Mishkan T’filah. The app is available on iTunes, follow this link. Right now, only the Friday night Kabbalah Shabbat service is available. More are … Continue reading

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This is the end

Tonight when I get home I will light a yartzeit candle to mark one year since MY MOM died. Tomorrow I will stand and say the Mourner’s Kaddish as I’ve done all year. What a ridiculous year it has been. … Continue reading

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