Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Zaidy Battles the World Wide Web


Rabbi Ben Czeladnicki, a talmud teacher at Manhattan Day School, has been been blogging as The Wondering Jew, posting videos and observations that are often funny, but viewed through the lens of the Torah. (OK, some of them are just funny.)

Most of the posts are about the weekly Torah portion, explanations of some of the Jewish holidays and fasts, observations on Jewish life, and comments on events in the news.

Ben's latest post is a funny look at what would happen if Zaidy (or any other relative or friend of yours who is taking a first turn at the internet and world wide web) sat down with a laptop and a web connection.

Every situation encountered by accomplished web surfers is included in newbie Zayde's first session, from "How do I turn this thing on?" to "How do I turn this thing off?" with all the steps along the way, including You are the one millionth person visiting this site, All I have to do is send money to Kenya, Facebook - Why do I care what Hymie Goldsmith ate for breakfast, and more. Ultimately, he finds his own website and registers.  Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)