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Monday, June 15, 2009

Noodle Google...er...Koogle (& HH #221)

Everyone is posting about Obama's speech in Cairo, or Bibi's speech at Bar Ilan and how he 'wiped the floor' with Obama-or not-depending upon whom you read; but not I (said the walrus).

Instead, I am posting about a yummiest dish, noodle Google..er..Koogle.
What is it, you ask (thought you'd never)? It is the new Kosher Search Engine for Orthodox Jews, approved by Rabbis and launched in Israel.

A Jewish take-off on the name "Google," it is a search engine which will filter out unseemly images,unholy content, un-tziniosdik ladies, etc.
Seems that this search engine will also "restrict purchases of taboo items including television sets..." (hmmm, what about DVD players?)

Amoz Azizoff (one of the people who set up Koogle) also said:

"There are lots of orthodox homes that don't have computers but for business purposes, or for people who want to be part of the 21st century, if you're going to have one the best way is to use one that filters the internet."
Ok. It was only a matter of time before something like this was set up. Personally, I think an adult Orthodox Jew should be able to decide for him or herself what is viewable, what fits with a Torah value system, and have the maturity to adhere to his principles.

He also said that
"We have to be realistic. Just as you have orthodox Christians and orthodox Muslims, there are people who like to take the easy approach on life, right or wrong. Unfortunately that's our society. But there are different needs for different communities."
Easy approach? This search engine seems itself to be 'the easy approach;' it does not allow people to exert self-control on themselves, but rather does it for them.

And yet, I really do like kugel. . .


(Oh, and Haveil Havalim #221 is up at Ima on the Bima. Yum.)



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