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Turn Off Your Phone On National Day Of Unplugging
2014-03-07 07:35:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Taking a break from your daily activities helps you unwind, refresh and revitalize to help you get through the rest of the day. But for many, there is no break from the always-connected modern age of society. Everywhere we go we are not far from our smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, allowing us to be constantly in touch with the rest of the world via social media. And when at home, computers, laptops and entertainment...

2014-02-25 08:43:11

Families encouraged to take a break from technology March 7-8, 2014 NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging (NDU) from sundown Friday, March 7 to sundown, Saturday, March 8, the nonprofit Reboot is asking individuals and families to reconnect with each other by putting down their smartphones, tablets and computers for 24 hours. Everywhere you look - playgrounds, dinner tables, sidewalks and cafes- people are glued to...

National Day Of Unplugging Starts Digital Sabbath Tonight
2013-03-01 12:27:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There is perhaps no better indicator of how reliant Americans have become on their digital devices than the fact that a National Day of Unplugging exists. That we must put aside a special day to disconnect from all things digital is a clear signal that we use our computers, smartphones and tablets as very real vices to get us through the day or distract us from real world problems. As we´re in the middle of Lent season,...

2013-02-06 08:22:54

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the fourth annual National Day of Unplugging (NDU) on March 1, the non-profit Reboot is asking individuals, organizations and schools around the world to publicly share what they do when they're not using technology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130206/SF55256) The "I UNPLUG TO _____" campaign invites people to share their commitment to unplugging by posting photos of what they will do when not using technology to...

2011-09-22 07:20:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosh Hashanah is called the Jewish New Year, and this year it begins at sundown, September 28th. However, the words Rosh Hashanah (head of the year) are not found in the Five Books of Moses at all, says biblical researcher Roger D. Isaacs. "They are used just once and that is in Ezekiel 40:1, but there it is only in reference to a Jubilee year, not a New Year," he said. The ordinance that is called Rosh Hashanah today is found in Leviticus 23:24....

2011-02-28 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology users can now "check out" of the Internet with the Sabbath Manifesto, a new smartphone app intended to spur a massive movement away from technology on the National Day of Unplugging (NDU), March 4-5, 2011. The free Sabbath Manifesto application is available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones. Users can download and install the app by texting REBOOT to 738674 or visiting www.sabbathmanifesto.org/unplug. The...

2009-06-10 09:17:41

A religious ruling permits ultra-orthodox Jews to operate their mobile phones on the Sabbath and religious holidays with their teeth. Many of the ultra orthodox volunteers and workers at Israel's Magen David Adom emergency services work on the Sabbath and were confronted with the dilemma of how to activate their mobile phones without violating religious rules, Ynetnews.com reported. Recently, the agency began replacing workers' paging systems with modern mobile phones equipped with GPS...