Roving Rabbis, a 65-year-old Chabad summer program that sends rabbinical students out to service remote Jewish communities, has joined the Internet age. This summer, readers can offer the 400 rabbis tips about where to find Jews in the far-flung spots they’ll be visiting. You can also follow their exploits on their blog, which keeps the public appraised of every hung mezuzah, kashered kitchen, and wrapped tefillin. Some of the entries are pretty wild, like visiting a Jewish inmate in a maximum security mental hospital in Connecticut, or finding a Yiddish speaker in Cartagena.
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Ben Harris is JTA's former associate editor.