June 20, 2009

Kosher search engine

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June 14, 2009 (The New York Times)

Oy vey!

Israel ultra-Orthodox Jews now have a kosher search engine. It's called Koogle (cute).

This has got to be the worse search engine on the planet. The only thing it has are links to Israeli news and shopping sites. And you can't shop on Saturday because the sites are disabled on that day. Hey, but it's kosher!

Here are links to other stories about Israeli Orthodox Jews. I have to imagine there is a bit of tension between the ultra-Orthodox Israelis and the more secular Israelis.

Oct 6, 2008 (published)
Kosher cell phones are available for ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel. The phones can't send or receive text messages, browse the
Internet or take photos -- all activities that could potentially involve "inappropriate" behavior.

Oct 4, 2008
Jewish "modesty patrols" are sowing fear in
Israel. They hurl stones at women for such "sins" as wearing a red blouse, and attack stores selling devices that can access the Internet.

Feb 24, 2005
Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jewish worshipers confronted Natalie Portman and her co-star, Aki Avni, objecting to the couple kissing during the filming of a scene beside Jerusalem's Western Wall.

March 22, 2005 (publication date)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel denounce an ultra-Orthodox Israeli scholar and science writer because he doesn't believe the earth is 6,000 years old.

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