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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...

2014-01-28 12:33:23

Shabbat.com, the largest Jewish social networking site reaches over 40,000 active members who log in to engage with fellow users, find hosts for Shabbat meals or even find their soul mate. MONSEY, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular Jewish social networking site, Shabbat.com, recently hit over 40,000 active members who engage with fellow users for social events, dating, and job opportunities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140128/PH54212LOGO ) Founded by...

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,...

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...

2008-12-03 22:59:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amid the destruction and horror of the recent tragedies in Mumbai, FridayLight.org initiated a worldwide campaign to transform the darkness into light. In honor of Mrs. Rivka Holtzberg, the Chabad Representative whose life was senselessly destroyed in Mumbai, along with the many innocent others, FridayLight.org calls on all women and girls worldwide to "Keep Rivka's Flame Alive" through the power of lighting the Shabbat candles. Mrs....

2008-09-02 15:00:14

By DAN IZENBERG IDF soldiers working for Army Radio will not be allowed to operate the station on Shabbat and Jewish holidays if the High Court of Justice accepts a petition filed Wednesday by the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel. The organization's lawyer, Yitzhak Bam, charged that soldiers - whether regular, reserve or professional - were in violation of the orders of the Supreme Command by doing so. Bam wrote that the orders of the Supreme Command prohibit all work by...

2008-08-28 06:00:46

Text of report in English by privately-owned Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post website on 27 August IDF soldiers working for Army Radio will not be allowed to operate the station on Shabbat [weekly day of rest] and Jewish holidays if the High Court of Justice accepts a petition filed Wednesday by the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel. The organization's lawyer, Yitzhak Bam, charged that soldiers - whether regular, reserve or professional - were in violation of the orders of the Supreme...

2008-08-01 03:00:35

By Maria Cortes Gonzalez, El Paso Times, Texas Aug. 1--EL PASO -- Sonya Loya was raised Catholic, but in practicing her faith, she often felt that "things weren't quite right." Five years ago, the New Mexico resident went to her parents to ask for their blessing in researching her heritage. "My father surprised me by saying, 'I knew I was Jewish since I was 6 years old,' " she said. Loya's family is representative of the phenomenon of Beni Anousim, people of Spanish descent who return...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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