Orthodox Jews have long been discouraged from searching the Internet due to rabbinical restrictions on viewing immodest content. No longer, Reuters reports. Enter Koogle—the name is a mashup of Google and a traditional Jewish noodle dish—a Hebrew-language search engine that filters out non-kosher content and appears to meet Orthodox standards.
Koogle also prevents un-kosher shopping activity. “If you try to buy something on the Sabbath,” the site’s manager said, “it gets stuck and won’t let you.” It also keeps users from purchasing forbidden items, like TVs. The manager said the site was developed at the behest of rabbis who wanted Orthodox Jews to be able to search the Internet for basic news and needs.