Sunday, June 21, 2009

Why Should You Feel Lucky Today?

Who says today is a lucky day? ... Why should you feel lucky today, and not me? ... What are they, just handing out luck? ... Anybody can be lucky, is that what you're telling me?

It's not exactly news that you can find, virtually, anything out on the World Wide Web.

So, if you happen to be Orthodox Jewish, that means you have your very own Google.

Or, to be correct, Koogle!

We espied this gem, out on Open Salon, from Luland Phoebe;

Shalom Kosher Koogle

What to do you if you are a devoutly religious ultra-Orthodox Jew, one of 800,000 or so in Israel and Rabbinic laws have forbidden you from surfing the great satan internet? How are you going to buy that new Tallit from Lands End

Fortunately, the Rabbis came up with a gem of an idea. Meet Kosher Google Koogle.

Koogle will not allow you to venture to places where one can look at women in immodest attire. You can't purchase items that are verboten. Koogle will not allow you to buy anything on the Sabbath. It just won't work. Kind of like having an itty- bitty little Rabbi on your shoulder at all times. That shouldn't scare anyone at all.


So this begs the question. Where are these truly utra-Orthodox Jews using these forbidden computers if they are not allowed to own one?
And, no, it doesn't appear that there is a "I'm Feeling Lucky" box.

More Koogle

Koogle, a kosher Google, launches
Nothing can be posted on Saturdays, the Jewish Sabbath, as Jews are banned from all types of work and business activity. If Koogle users attempt to search for an item or post a message on the Sabbath, it crashes and won’t let you.

The label ‘Koogle’ is a play on the name of a Jewish noodle pudding dish, known as kugel, and Google, the search market leader.

Israeli company launches kosher search engine Koogle
Koogle is not a filter for surfers who want to access secular websites. Rather, it is a compilation of Israeli resources deemed inoffensive by the administrators. It includes news, business directories and links to realtors, kosher restaurants, hotels as well as mohels, or ritual circumcisers, and rehab centers.

Kosher Google Makes Debut as Koogle
Koogle also was the brand name for a flavored peanut butter marketed by Kraft Foods in 1971 but later was discontinued

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