Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Why I Changed My Mind About Using Social Media to Support Israel

When I was in college, I thought Israel was this crazy aggressive country. Like, ridiculously, over-the-top, oppressive and out of line aggressive. This was because whenever I heard about it in the news, it was always taking some harsh action against the Palestinians. I had no personal allegiance to Israel, and took the news at… Continue reading Why I Changed My Mind About Using Social Media to Support Israel

Miscellany

Stop Looking At Other People’s Grass Already And Plant Your Own Garden

I love connecting with people. I enjoy the stimulation of reading the articles my friends post, seeing what others are up to and laughing at the brilliant silliness that can be found online. But at some point a darker emotion edged in. It snuck up on me as I saw a website launched that I… Continue reading Stop Looking At Other People’s Grass Already And Plant Your Own Garden

Miscellany

The Internet is Probably Ruining Your Life

Maybe you’ve experienced this:  “I’m just going to check my email.”  “I’m just going to pop online for a few minutes.”  “This will just take a sec.”  And then BAM!  Forty-five minutes or two hours later, the dishes are still not done, the toys are still strewn around the house, the menu is still unplanned.… Continue reading The Internet is Probably Ruining Your Life

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

When Disconnecting means Reconnecting

You may remember my mini-series on using social media in a positive way.  I had read a post by Ima 2 Seven where she discussed a thought-provoking article about a social media mommy making the decision to cut the internet out of her home.  The whole online discussion prompted me to think about my relationship… Continue reading When Disconnecting means Reconnecting

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Using Social Media in a positive way, part three

Okay, so we’ve talked about how to use the internet for good, and when to use the internet.  Now it’s time to think about what to share online. What we share online can have a large impact on one’s life.  It’s well known that your online presence can be a factor in gaining employment, and… Continue reading Using Social Media in a positive way, part three

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Reposting with Care

Today’s Torah Tuesdays (say that one three time fast) is coming to you on the late side, as I just got home from a shiur given by Rabbi Yaakov Marcus of Neve (awesome!!!), who is currently in town. I’ve posted before about how what we say and how we behave affects people.  But how about… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Reposting with Care

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Using Social Media in a positive way, part two

In my first post on this topic I talked about the many ways social media can be used for the good.  I’m going to qualify that now:  All the good done online isn’t worth your compromising your home life.  This may seem like a no-brainer, but I think for a lot of people it can… Continue reading Using Social Media in a positive way, part two

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Using social media in a positive way, part one

Recently, Ima 2 Seven posted about an article she had read on MavenMall.com where a social media mommy was on the verge of cutting the internet out of her home.  As a response to the article, Chana Jenny at Jewishmom.com shared how she has developed healthy limits for internet use. Reading these posts made me… Continue reading Using social media in a positive way, part one