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In a nation where security and danger coexist at seam lines, bus stations, and on city streets, there are times when the balance tips decidedly in one direction. Whether or not the current wave of terror can be called a third intifada, the past month’s spate of stabbings and shooting attacks has citizens on edge and the government searching for a fitting response.
How can parents make sure their tech-savvy kids are safe in the online playgrounds that have become an integral part of their social culture? Shlomo Reichmann — who can’t sit still if a way to make the world better is within his power — believes he’s found a family-friendly solution that will alert to danger without compromising the child’s sacredly valued privacy.
The Holy Land should be the most natural place to observe the Holy Day, but to all too many secular Israelis, “Shabbos” calls to mind concepts far less tantalizing than cholent or silver candlesticks. The day we associate with serenity and unity means, to them, religious coercion, separatism, and hordes of black-clad protesters. So Rabbi Warren Goldstein met a fair share of skepticism when he aimed to bring his Shabbos Project to Israel.