With news that 90,000 Orthodox Jews gathered in Met Life Stadium in the Meadowlands to celebrate the Siyyum haShas, the completion of a seven year Daf Yomi cycle of Talmud study, we were reminded of one of our 2005 CompuSchmooze columns.
In that April 2005 column, we interviewed Yehuda Schmidman, who recognized the power of Apple’s iPod to expand opportunities for Talmud study by offering an iPod pre-loaded with shiurim, commentaries on the Talmud by a respected Talmud scholar.
We also produced one of our earliest podcasts from our interview with Schmidman, which you can revisit here in honor of the completion of the current Daf Yomi cycle.
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Ted Mann speaking at Jewish Community Voice annual meeting June 1.
Ted Mann, digital media director for Gannett newspapers in New Jersey, was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey in Voorhees, Camden County, on June 1, 2011. Mann discussed the digital changes and technology innovations rocking the news media industry, and its impact on traditional print newspapers. You can read Ted’s blog, TurkeyMonkey and learn more about him professionally.
Mann was introduced by Steve Lubetkin, the Voice’s technology columnist.
A sad postscript to the cautionary comments in Ted’s keynote is the post on his blog July 10, announcing that he had killed Gannett’s hyperlocal effort, InJersey.com, with a detailed explanation of why it went dark.