Category Archives: Technology

The Text and Technology

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November 1, 1999

Steven M. Brown It’s just not the same thing! How can you compare sitting at the feet of a great teacher, holding a sefer kodesh, a thick tome, printed in Hebrew with commentaries around the margins, with studying Talmud on the Internet? How can you compare the rich, sensual experience of feeling aging paper, smelling More »

In Defense of the Inaccessible

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November 1, 1999

Mark Bleiweiss Possibly the greatest boon for the modern Jew with a modem is the radical accessibility of Jewish learning through the Internet. Not since hakhel – when the king called the entire Jewish people together for a spectacular Torah reading – has mass education been as exciting and well received. Torah is available today More »

Lost and Found? The Perpetual Search for Community

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November 1, 1999

Kerry Olitzky When I was eight years old, my family left Squirrel Hill, one of the last of the colorful transdenominational Jewish enclaves in North America. We moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where – in the early 1960s – most of its local residents, had never even met a Jew. Midway through high school, I More »