DC Jewish Blog Round Up

Moment magazine names the top 10 Jewish apps.

In case you weren’t able to read the other local Jewish blogs this week, here are a few of my favorite articles:

The Blog at 16th and Q:

  • Is G-d Important?: Halley Cohen asks if God is still (or ever was) central to Judaism – a question that the J will explore on September 21.

Moment Magazine:

  • Top Ten Jewish Apps: Moment Magazine’s just-released September/October issue features a story on the top ten Jewish Apps.  My favorite is Jew Booth: “Sure, that photo of you at cousin Jake’s wedding looks nice, but does it need a little Jewish je ne sais quoi? Jew Booth is here to help. Take any photo and make it distinctly Jewish by adding a kippah, a Star of David necklace or other Jewish accouterments. Your Facebook friends will think you’ve undergone a religious transformation when they see photos of you wearing a black fedora; whether or not you clue them in to Jew Booth’s photographic trickery is up to you.”

Jewish Policy Center:

  • Remembering 9/11 in the U.S. – and Afghanistan? Samara Greenberg points out that it’s a bit hard for Afghanis to commemorate 9/11 when “only 8 percent of the Afghan men surveyed… said they know of ‘this event which the foreigners call 9/11.”  GTJ recently logged a couple hits from Afghanistan… perhaps we’re up to 8 percent there now too…

Want to recommend a DC Jewish blog that we should be reading? Email Stephen.richer@gmail.com