Saturday, January 28, 2023


Shu”t SMS—Purim Cellular Responsa From Rav Aviner

Rav Shlomo Chaim Aviner is the French-born head of Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim in the Old City of Jerusalem. With Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, son of the famed Rishon Lezion (Israeli Sefardi Chief Rabbi) Rav Mordechai Eliyahu zt”l, the Chief Sefardi Rabbi of Tzefat, they answer about 400 questions every day about Judaism, halacha and


Cantor Sings His Final Tune

The campaign for the June 10, 2014 GOP primary election in Virginia’s 7th Con­gressional District was by all accounts a sleeper. David Brat, a college eco­nomics professor and a virtually unknown po­litical novice, was challenging the #2 Republi­can in the House, Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Cantor, a powerful seven-term lawmaker— who some


5G Mobile Networks Will Support an Internet That’s So Good You Can Feel It

With the roll-out of 4G mobile internet not even yet complete, it might seem early to consider starting work on the design of the next, fifth generation (5G) mobile networks. The truth is that telecoms systems are so complex in design and so slow to deploy that it could be 10 years between conception and end users being able to enjoy the


Preserving One’s Dignity

The story is told of a situation in which a boy’s watch was taken by a classmate. When the victim told his Rebbe that his watch was missing, the Rebbe asked all of the children to leave the classroom. The Rebbe then proceeded to leave the room as well. He then instructed each child to come into the room and leave again one at a time in


David vs. Goliath

Contrary to what you may think, Israel has been battling more than just one enemy during Operation Protective Edge.

There is no question that the onslaught of rockets fired by Hamas directly resulted in the decision by Israel to take measures to defend its citizens and led to Israel’s attempt to restore a sense of quiet and stability to the region.


A T-shirt That Monitors Your Heart

A novel electrocardiogram device built into a shirt could cut precious time off confirming a cardiac event needing immediate intervention. The first product in the hWear line of smart-digital garments by Israel’s HealthWatch Technologies created a buzz at the recent annual meeting of the American Telemedicine Association and is expected to be marketed as an


Oren Oppenheim Goes to Washington

During the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) 2016 Policy Conference, there was an area called the AIPAC Village, a collection of booths manned by Israeli and American companies, as well as a bunch of exclusive clubs and food stands. I came across a booth showing a virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, running a


A Bi-Partisan Show of Solidarity

I had the opportunity last week to participate in a conference call with the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, who discussed the latest developments in Israel and talked about potential scenarios for the coming weeks.

Ambassador Dermer noted the positive reception that he is getting as he makes the rounds on Capitol Hill in order to discuss


PDF Files: How to Fill Them, Sign Them and Print Them

Users today open or save documents in some format or another. The most popular I would say is Adobe PDF. The easiest way to describe a PDF is to call it a portable document file. It takes a “photo” (but not really) of your document from any word processing program, that you print out from your printer dropdown menu (see next paragraph). If it is being read in Adobe


E.A.T.S.: The Common Functions of Behavior

As a behavior consultant, I get the opportunity to observe a wide variety of behaviors, both appropriate and inappropriate. The behaviors I am going to focus on here will be the challenging behaviors, as most parents and educators try to answer the question, “Why does my child/student do that?” There are different schools of thought or


‘In the Room’ With Elie Wiesel

My first experience with Elie Wiesel was in the classroom.

I was in a Jewish Literature class. We had finished reading Shalom Aleichem and were moving on to Wiesel’s Night. Our instructor was a short, frum man who always wore a dark suit to class. This was in the spring of 1975. Our class,


Thank You For Standing With Us

There has been much discussion about the reaction, or, in some instances, the lack thereof, of our elected officials following the abduction of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Frenkel. Although news of their tragic deaths earlier this week at the hands of terrorists who carried out a senseless and barbaric act of violence was met with virtual widespread

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