What the Jewish World Has Been Waiting For

What the Jewish world has been waiting for: a $50 app that enables you to halachically use your smartphone on Shabbat :-> Be sure to read the comment stream and description at their Kickstarter draft.

After I encountered this story, further research revealed that there is now a phenomenon called "half-Shabbos" among Orthodox teens where they keep Shabbat other than using electronic devices!

Hopefully It's a Small Jewish World

I recently got the urge to try to track down others who were with me on a three-week AZYF Leadership Summer Tour to Israel in 1976. Unfortunately, AZYF no longer exists as an organization. If anyone has any idea how to go about tracking down this information (or miraculously knows someone who was on this tour), please let me know!
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If You're Looking for Ways to Help

Yashar Lachayal is an organization that provides supplies directly to soldiers in addition to helping needy and lone soldiers. They have been getting phone calls from commanders asking for supplies of basic items such as shirts, socks, and underwear. You can donate to their Gaza Operation Emergency Fund at

שַׁאֲלוּ שְׁלוֹם יְרוּשָׁלִָם Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
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KLP beer? Or at least good GF beer if you don't do kitniyot

Happy Passover (Okay, halfway through). I saw KLP Cream Of Wheat (ish) at Safeway yesterday, and personally think KLP beer is similarly problematic, but here's a guy who might get it to happen, and in the process get a big boost for a gluten free beer that's said to be well worth drinking regardless: