January 6, 2011

The Slow, Awful Death of Tolerance in Egypt

Amira Nowaira, The Guardian

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On the evening of 31 December, Mariam "Mariouma" Fekry, a Coptic Egyptian young woman living in Alexandria, logged into her Facebook account to express her hopes for the new year and pray to God to protect her. She wrote:

"2010 is over.....this year has the best memories of my life....really enjoyed living this year......I hope 2011 is much better.......i hav so many wishes in 2011....hope they come true.....plz god stay beside me & help make it all true. :)"

Just hours after writing this message, Mariam was killed, along with her...

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TAGGED: Mariam , Alexandria, Facebook, New Year's Day


May 16, 2012
Is Facebook Good for the Jews?
Uriel Heilman, Jewish Journal
If the Talmud were written today, would it look like Facebook?First, the rabbis of the Mishnaic period post a Jewish legal rule. Then, Talmudic sages weigh in with their comments, all pithy and lacking punctuation. Almost... more ››