Orthodox Jews Launch "Kosher" Search Engine

Story in the NYT:

Religiously devout Jews barred by rabbis from surfing the Internet may now "Koogle" it on a new "kosher" search engine, the site manager said on Sunday.

Yossi Altman said Koogle, a play on the names of a Jewish noodle pudding and the ubiquitous Google, appears to meet the standards of Orthodox rabbis, who restrict use of the Web to ensure followers avoid viewing sexually explicit material.

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 as 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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non-fat kugel.

The search engine, by the way, is in Hebrew.

Here's a good recipe for kugel, if you're interested...from Krissy In Boston

Really good kugel has lots of butter and sour cream (and egg noodles and cottage cheese).

Yet another reason to be spiritual and NOT religious!

Sounds like a joke; but then most things relating to religion (all of them) do.

Although I guess the people that really want to be very religious wouldn't even take the risk with this search engine. Might see an ankle or something! ;)