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Orthodox Jews Launch Koogle.co.il

18 June 2009
David Brooks

David Brooks


As you may or may not know, devout Jews are banned by their rabbis from surfing the internet. Now a group of jews have released a new search engine called Koogle, of which rabbis have allowed Jews to view. See below for a quote from a Reuters article:

The site, at www.koogle.co.il, omits religiously objectionable material, such as most photographs of women which Orthodox rabbis view as immodest, Altman said.

Its links to Israeli news and shopping sites also filter out items most ultra-Orthodox Israelis are forbidden by rabbis to have in their homes, such a television sets.

“This is a kosher alternative for ultra-Orthodox Jews so that they may surf the Internet,” Altman said by telephone….

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