Are you a Twitter or Facebook person?
Dan Ain, 92YTribeca’s Rabbi in residence, prefers Twitter. But he thinks Facebook has its moments, and offered what might be the most apt description we’ve heard. “…it can be,” he told us in the latest 92Y Culture Klatsch, “an InTouch or a People Magazine for the people that you do care about.”
Where do you go for news when you start your day?
Certainly not Cable TV. Drudge, The New York Times, Zerohedge, Al Jazeera, Haaretz, Russia Today, The Huffington Post, Google News and local papers. I think it’s important to listen to as many sides as possible and try to get an understanding of what it is they believe (or want to believe or want us to believe that they believe) is going on.
When a story breaks, I try to find a news source that’s as close to the situation as possible and yet still somewhat reliable - like a local paper, blogger or radio station (which I get via the “tune-in radio” app).
What are your favorite websites?
See above. Also: F’d in Park Slope, MLB.com (especially the app), Sermonaudio.com, kexp.org, PunkTorah.org, YouTube, Baseball Digest and my rabbidan@gmail account.
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Rabbi Dan Ain and Bill McGarvey host this Friday’s Shabbat Dinner: Faith, Culture and Finding God in Unexpected Places at 92YTribeca.