What the Biblical Tabernacle Would Look Like in Midtown Manhattan

The Old Testament contains one of the oldest architectural briefs in history: A description of the Tabernacle, a portable compound that God describes as his earthly dwelling place. It’s a surprisingly specific set of guidelines—from the dimensions of the tent to the dolphin-skin roof—which have been interpreted in… » 9/30/13 2:00pm 9/30/13 2:00pm

iBlessing and ParveOMeter iPhone Apps Make You a Kosher Keeping Mensch

Sorry Gentiles, you'll want to step aside for this one. Listen up bubbelahs, now that the shiksas and sheygets are gone let's kibbitz. Your diet? Not so great. Lucky for you, two new iPhone apps are designed with kosher-keepers in mind. iBlessing tells you the correct brachas for meal time, and ParveOMeter helps your… » 8/17/08 5:30pm 8/17/08 5:30pm

Ultra-Orthodox J-Phone Doesn't Roll On Shabbos

It turns out, the real J-phone is still waiting for a messiah. According to the NYT, ultra-Orthodox Jews living in Israel have developed a phone that flashes the insignia of a rabbinical council on startup. It can't send or receive text messages, take pictures or run a WAP browser. If you try to call one of over… » 11/05/07 1:30pm 11/05/07 1:30pm