How to Act Jewish to Raise a Jewish Child

The Intercultural Communications Approach Good morning! On today’s episode of “The Pretend Jew,” our heroine waivers on hosting the Hanukkah open house in her home because her Christmas tree is still up. And who doesn’t love her confused expression every time she’s in synagogue (she doesn’t speak Hebrew!) and has no idea when to sit down! And here’s your hostess…

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Cool, But Scary…Deepfakes Are Here

Nancy Pelosi drunkenly slurred her words in a public address. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg gleefully asserted that whoever has the data will rule the world. Carrie Fisher finished her role as Princess Leia in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…after she died. These are all examples of deepfake videos. Deepfake videos, created by artificial intelligence (AI), make people appear to say or…

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Being Nice as a Business Strategy

So often people say I “should” be on Facebook. I “need” to be on Instagram. And, that may be true if it matches your business strategy and you choose platforms that cater to your target demographic.  But it’s reassuring to know that just being human, being nice, also can be a sound business strategy. Especially…

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