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.


The cupid phone app ticking all the boxes

By Candice Krieger, September 6, 2012

Wouldn't it be great if you could anonymously tell someone that you were attracted to them without the risk of being rejected? Now you can thanks a unique new dating app. Tick & Snap allows you to browse your mobile phone and Facebook contacts, ticking those you fancy.


A life-changing app experience

By Anna Sheinman, August 30, 2012

Joan Rose of Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, may be 92 but she knows what she likes.

And what she likes is the newly-launched JC app.

Mrs Rose and her husband Philip, 89, married 64 years ago, are avid readers of the JC, and now make full use of the new app on their iPads.


It's about time social media did right thing

By Robin Shepherd, August 16, 2012

There may still be some out there who think this is all a figment of Benjamin Netanyahu's imagination. But, back on planet Earth, the global delegitimisation of Israel is very frightening, very widespread and very real.


Geeks meet geeks for UK/Israel technology parley

By Zoe Winograd, August 16, 2012

It was a unique moment when our geeks met their geeks to discuss what the UK can learn from Israel’s work in successful innovation.


Rabbis urge Apple to ban antisemitic app

By Marcus Dysch, August 15, 2012

An app which allows a notorious antisemitic book to be downloaded to mobile devices has been condemned by the Conference of European Rabbis.

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is available to buy for 69p on Apple’s iTunes store.

Its description on the store acknowledges that the Protocols is a forgery and part of antisemitic, anti-Zionist conspiracy theory.