It’s Like Google, But Kosher

And the award for the cutest story of the week goes to the creation of Koogle – a kosher version of Google!

This search engine has been developed in Israel, for use by Orthodox Jews.

‘Koogle’ is a combination of ‘kugel”, which is a Jewish pudding, and of course Google, the search engine. The brain behind Koogle is Yossi Altman. Koogle filters out  religiously objectionable material, and has gained approval from Orthodox rabbis.

This is a kosher alternative for ultra-Orthodox Jews so that they may surf the Internet,  Yossi Altman told Reuters, Jerusalem.

The site was developed in part at the encouragement of rabbis who sought a solution to the needs of ultra-Orthodox Jews to browse the Web particularly for vital services,he added.

On the Jewish Shabbat – Friday sundown until Saturday sundown – Jews are not supposed to engage in any form of work of business activity. So if anyone tries to use Koogle during the Shabbat, it crashes automatically!

Koogle. You gotta love it!

Kugel is also pretty fab…

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Muslim Scholar: ‘Jews Are The Cause Of All The Pigs In The World’

This would be laughable if not for the fact that millions of Muslims will believe it. A new edict just published in Egypt has announced that the source of all the world’s pigs is – get this – Jews.

Yep. Jews – the very people who don’t consume pork – are the cause of the world’s pig population.

Well, glad we cleared that up…

The new edict was issued by Sheikh Ali Osman, a religious scholar from the Egyptian Waqf ministry, who stated that Jews are ‘cursed by Allah’, hence the appearance of all the pigs.

Due to their ‘jewish roots’, pigs are fair game and can be slaughtered, according to Sheikh Osman. Oh, and he adds that this accounts for why Islam bans pork, as well.

Some scholar.  Judaism was, as most  folk know, the first faith to declare that pork must not be eaten. The same prohibition is present in Islam purely because old Mohammed nicked a fair few things from Judaism!

There have already been claims from some Muslims that Jews are the ’cause’ of Swine Flu. But then, are any of us surprised at this lunacy? After all, Let’s Blame The Jews has been a favoured Muslim game throughout history.