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Rabbi Jason Miller is an entrepreneur, educator and blogger. The Detroit Free Press called him “the most tech-savvy Jewish leader" and the Huffington Post ranked him among the top Jewish Twitter users in the world. A social media expert, Rabbi Jason is a popular speaker and writer on technology and its effect on the Jewish world. He writes the "Jewish Techs" blog and the monthly "Jews in the Digital Age" column for the Detroit Jewish News.

Rabbi Jason Miller is the president of Access Computer Technology, a computer tech support, web design and social media marketing company in Michigan. He won the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce and is one of the winners of a Jewish Influencer award from the National Jewish Outreach Program.

Trained as a kosher supervisor, Rabbi Jason Miller is the founder and director of Kosher Michigan -- a kosher certification agency.

Entries by Rabbi Jason Miller

Tech Gift Guide for Dads and Grads 2015

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 12:50 PM

We're already in graduation season and Father's Day is quickly approaching. That means everyone's looking for the perfect gifts for dads and grads. In the rapidly growing technology industry there are hundreds of wonderful options for gifts, finding the right one for the celebrant can be tricky since it's such...

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 10:50 AM

As a parent, I find myself often telling my children that their benevolence will reap rewards. When they act in caring and helpful ways, especially for those in need, they will feel good about what they have done and others will appreciate it, too. Sadly, we know this is not...

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NYC Teens' Bar Mitzvah Projects Support Youth Baseball in Detroit

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 3:58 PM

When I celebrated my bar mitzvah in October 1989 there was no such thing as a "bar mitzvah project" yet. I had a handful of requirements I had to achieve like chanting from the Torah, leading parts of the prayer service for the congregation and singing the Haftorah with my...

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Viruses, Hacking and Hoaxes: The Unfortunately Unethical Side of the Internet

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 5:14 PM

Unethical abuse of communication is not new. The rabbinic scholar, Rabbeinu Gershom, lived a thousand years ago and was considered one of the earliest and greatest scholars of the Ashkenazi Jewish community. Known as "The Light of the Exile," Rabbeinu Gershom enacted a number of new rules for his generation....

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10 Rants About Technology

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 9:02 AM

As part of a recent panel discussion I was asked how technology has improved our lives in general and made us more productive and efficient in particular. I gave my typical response to such a question, responding that the Internet has vastly made our lives better and provided us with...

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Some of My Favorite Tech Gadgets From CES 2015

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 9:13 AM

Apple Watch, Apple Watch, Apple Watch. Everyone's talking about the Apple Watch. And I'm just tuning out. While I love tech gadgets, I just can't get excited about this large watch that allows you to use your iPhone without having to reach into your pocket. There are just too many...

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Michigan's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Restores Faith in Sports

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 4:38 PM

Like most of my friends, growing up I was a dedicated sports fan. Baseball was my favorite sport to watch, collecting baseball cards was a hobby that occupied much of my time, and memorizing player stats took precedence over any subject in school. All that changed the summer between high...

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Getting Our Kids Active in the Backyard Again

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 6:38 AM

I arrived early to a recent National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball game and immediately noticed the oddity of players on both teams, in addition to the three referees, all wearing the same bright red t-shirts during their warm-up period in place of their regular pregame attire. I took out my...

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A Mobile App to Save Our Lives

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 8:56 PM

As I walked around the massive convention center at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week in Las Vegas, I heard three words echoing in my head. These three words, "Make it practical," have become something of a litmus test for me when it comes to technology innovation.


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Holiday Gift Guide -- Technology Edition

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 8:23 AM

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins this evening at sundown and that means last minute gift givers will still be shopping for the best Hanukkah presents for relatives and friends. The good news is that Hanukkah lasts for eight nights and that's enough time to order just about anything online...

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Innovative Rabbi Invents Home Intercom for 21st Century

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 2:44 PM

Rabbi Jonathan Frankel had no problem getting through rabbinical school at Yeshiva University or law school at Harvard. It was keeping track of his three young sons that had him running around his house losing his mind. The tech-savvy Frankel, 30, would often find himself yelling at the top of...

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Peter Mehlman's Seinfeld-esque Novel is a Fun Read

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 10:53 AM

Peter Mehlman's new book was recommended to me by several people before I finally picked it up and read it over the course of a rainy weekend. You may have never heard of Peter Mehlman, but like me you probably were a fan of Seinfeld. And Peter Mehlman, like Jerry...

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A Dynamic Jewish Calendar Mobile App

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 1:18 PM

Remember the Palm Pilot? That personal digital assistant (PDA) that was all the rage back in the 1990s now seems as archaic as a sundial or abacus compared to today's impressive smartphones. The utility apps that we've come to depend on in the 21st century weren't even dreamed about back...

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3 Awesome Tech Gadgets You Need Now

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 5:01 PM

I'm a tech geek and nothing gets me as excited as stumbling upon a new gadget. I'm interested in just about anything cool that has an on/off switch, decent battery life and provides a practical utility. If there's no practical use for it, then it has to at the very...

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Time to Rethink Technology at Summer Camp?

(2) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 3:31 PM

Sitting with my wife by the lake in Northern Michigan at the beginning of the summer I listened as the director of our family camp, Camp Michigania, recited the rules for the week. "One final thing we ask everyone to abide by," he said to the assembled adults,...

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Autism Parents Build Virtual Birdhouse for Others

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 9:27 AM

Dani Gillman was a single mom in Metro Detroit with an autistic daughter, Brodie, who ran a popular blog detailing her daughter's challenges and successes as a way to help other parents of autistic children. Using a pencil and paper, she vigilantly kept track of her daughter's daily regimen, including...

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Shep Gordon Really Was a Super Mensch

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 5:38 PM

A few months back I received a voicemail from a publicist in Los Angeles. She told me that she stumbled upon my blog on the web, read some of my posts, and thought I'd enjoy watching a movie she was promoting. I returned the call and we...

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New Jewish Camp to Teach Entrepreneurship to Teens

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 9:00 PM

You know it's a good idea when parents lament that they wish there was something like this when they were teens. That seems to be the general consensus among adults when they hear about Camp Inc., the new Jewish summer camp in Colorado with a focus on grooming the next...

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The Problematic Message of the Story of the Man Saved From the Malaysia Airlines Flight by Shabbat

(10) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 1:05 PM

Purim began Saturday night and once again the Jewish people told the story of our salvation. We listened to the words of Megillat Esther, the story of how our ancestors were miraculously saved from their tragic death.

Indeed that story is one that celebrates life. The Jewish people were saved...

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Ukrainian Protests and the Success of WhatsApp's Jan Koum

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 4:28 PM

With the ongoing political uprising and violent demonstrations in Kiev, my heart breaks for the people of Ukraine. I first visited Ukraine in 2005, but only spent a short time in the capital city of Kiev as my group's main purpose was meeting with Jewish students in Kharkov (Kharkiv) and...

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