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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

The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 1:11 AM

When I returned from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, everyone wanted to know what was hot this year. I get that same question every year following CES and once again I rattled off the usual hot categories of virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and drones. This year,...

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Technology's Enhancing Our Religious Lives

(2) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 12:06 AM

As a rabbi, it should come as no surprise that religion is my work. I think about such concepts as God, faith, spirituality, community and religious education on a daily basis. What may be surprising is that I also think about technology every day. I see a strong connection between...

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Technology to Improve Our Lives

(4) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 1:56 PM

As we look around the technology landscape at the beginning of 2016, I think it's fair to say that the pace of innovation is quite impressive. Driverless cars, drones, connected homes and 3-D virtual reality have arrived and today's youth don't even know of a time without social media or...

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2015 Holiday Technology Gift Guide

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 8:59 AM

The holiday shopping season is in full effect. Hanukkah begins the evening of Sunday, December 6 this year, which means if you're shopping for Hanukkah observers you have about three weeks fewer to shop for gifts.

Since we're knee deep in the Digital Age that means a non-technology gift will...

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Twins Are Very Different (Lessons From Jacob and Esau)

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 10:38 AM

When we hear the term "twins," we often think of two things that are alike -- twin beds, twin turbo engines, etc. However, as the father of twins (who happen to turn ten-years-old today), I can attest to the fact that twins are most certainly quite different from one another.

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Using Lumoid to Learn Before Buying Tech Gadgets

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 12:36 PM

A friend of mine recently asked me what I thought the appropriate age was for a child to have an Apple Watch. Our kids are the same age and he knows I've long been an advocate of starting my kids early with tech gadgets. I knew he was concerned with...

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Mitch Albom's New Book Is Beautiful Music to the Ears

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 7:10 AM

Ever since the huge literary success of "Tuesdays with Morrie," Mitch Albom has been trying to reach the same level of storytelling magic. His five books that followed "Tuesdays with Morrie" were each wonderful in their own unique way, but seemed to lack the passion of his masterpiece. The recurring...

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In Israel, Comedian Brings Humor to Tense Times

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 4:06 PM

Israeli comedian Benji Lovitt's personal Facebook account has been as hot as the southern Israeli desert in the middle of July. The sarcastic immigrant from Texas has been on something of a comedic roll over the past week with his humorous posts on the social network.

While Lovitt,...

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New Technology Enhances Football Season

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 11:47 PM

Football season is in full effect and whether you're a college football fan, an NFL fan, or both, the latest tech gadgets take the entire experience to a new level. Even if you aren't into the game, football fandom isn't just about what happens on the field anymore. There are...

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Tech Gadgets for College Students: Back to School Gift Guide

(2) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 11:43 AM

The college students of yesteryear packed their laptop computer and a graphing calculator when they went off to school in late August. Today's tech-focused coeds take a large array of tech gadgets with them to campus. From Bluetooth speakers and keyboards to drones, fitness wearables and Go-Pro cameras, the 21st...

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Jewish Extremists Make Me Embarrassed to Be Jewish

(54) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 11:29 AM

Last night, together with my wife and children, I volunteered at my synagogue's annual Housing the Homeless program -- a week-long homeless shelter that takes over the congregation's large building in suburban Detroit. As we served dinner to our guests and then I watched as my kids headed outside to...

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Tech Gift Guide for Dads and Grads 2015

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 1:50 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 | 11:50 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 | 4:58 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 | 6:14 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 | 10:02 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 | 10:13 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 | 5:38 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 | 7:38 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 | 9:56 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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