Hendon Hermie designer releases kosher app

By Zoe Winograd, November 1, 2012

Graphic designer and member of Hendon United Synagogue, Richard Herman, 46, is the creator of Hungry Hermie, a new kosher food-themed game made for Apple iPhones and iPads, and Android.

Two years ago Mr Herman came up with the concept of an animated hungry character as a “fun and engaging way to encourage eating kosher in a non-patronising way.”


Schmoozing for work just got a whole lot easier

By Candice Krieger, October 22, 2012

Networking through social media is transforming the way we do business. And helping to make this happen are Israeli entrepreneurs Eran Ben-Shushan, Alon Alroy and Boaz Katz. The trio are the brains behind Bizzabo — the popular smartphone app that lets event organisers and attendees make the most of real-time networking opportunities at conferences or business gatherings.


Dating site Frumster commits to new name: JWed

By Anna Sheinman, October 19, 2012

The New York based site, which matches Jewish singles on criteria such as “the role of Judaism” and “[willingness to make] aliyah”, says the new name “better reflects their mission of bringing Jewish singles together in marriage”.


Israeli bicycle made of cardboard to enter production

By Sahar Zivan, October 18, 2012

A bicycle made entirely of recycled materials is set to enter production within the next few months, says its Israeli inventor, Izhar Gafni.

The full-size eco-bicycle will cost around £9 and weigh around 9kg, compared to an average of 14kg for metal bicycles.


Yenta iPhone app helps you track down love

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2012

The ability to end the guessing game and pick a fellow Jew out of a crowd has just become that much easier.

An app has been developed to allow Jewish iPhone users to confirm whether a person standing nearby is of the faith or not and, in the process, connect single Jews with others looking for love.


Anti-technology rabbi says he had 'permission' to use iPhone

By Anna Sheinman, October 16, 2012

Israeli anti-technology rabbi Amnon Yitzhak has defended himself after he was photographed using an iPhone, saying that he had special “heter”, or permission to do so.

Photos of the rabbi, which were circulating on Facebook and messaging system WhatsApp, show him in his car during “chol hamoed” days of Succot, wearing a striped robe and using what appears to be a black iPhone.


Jewrotica - get Jewish, get sexy

By Anna Sheinman, October 15, 2012

“Get Jewish. Get Sexy.” It is not the most likely of straplines. But as Ayo Oppenheimer, creator of new website Jewrotica, might point out, that is the whole point.


Peace at Israel/Gaza fence as internet cables laid

By Anna Sheinman, October 5, 2012

For a brief period there was peace along a half kilometre stretch of the security fence between Israel and Gaza on Wednesday and Thursday, as Palestinian and Israeli companies worked together to lay high speed internet cables for Gaza.


Remember me? I'm your dad

By Simon Round, September 24, 2012

A few weeks ago, my daughter Lucy was given a tablet computer for her 10th birthday. Until then, if she wanted to spend all day in front of a screen she had to use my boring old laptop or watch TV. Now, wi-fi permitting, she can get online just about anywhere and anytime.


A Rosh Hashanah Robot New Year

By Jennifer Lipman, September 12, 2012

A "Hip Hop Dance Party" Shana Tova from those clever folk at Technion Israel.