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eScapegoat in the News

The goat has traveled across the web. Here’s some of the many places that took notice. To view the eScapegoat, buy a mini goat, and when Elul comes start placing your sins on it, head to escgoat.com.

CNN

It’s Yom Kippur, and this goat wants your sins

“Blending ancient tradition with modern innovation, there’s a newish Jewish Web app to help you lighten the load of guilt and spill your bad deeds…eScapegoat…lets you type your confessions in a Twitter-friendly format and see others’ also. Best of all, you can remain utterly anonymous. Rabbis might call this cheating. We’re having too much fun to care.”

WSJ

Atoning for Yom Kippur—There’s an App for That

“‘What I love about it is that people who might not go to synagogue…might be inspired to participate in a Jewish ritual that’s gone on for thousands of years,’ says Rabbi Sydney Mintz of Congregation Emanu El”

npr

Unloading Your Sins: There’s An App For That

“If you can tweet, then you can atone.”

RNS

Another way for Jews to atone this Yom Kippur: the eScapegoat

“The weeks leading up to the Jewish High Holy Days are supposed to be marked by self-questioning…A group of artists, writers and animators are hoping a cartoon goat may help.”

TheJC

eScapegoat, for Atonement, the digital way

” Rabbi Paul Freedman, of Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue, said: ‘This is a brilliant innovation. Atonement is a serious business but that doesn’t mean we can’t approach it with humor.’ ”

TimesOfIsrael

App offers sinners a virtual scapegoat

“A San Francisco-based organization wants Jewish believers to unburden themselves of any sinful acts they may have committed throughout their lives — by means of a virtual goat.”

Haaretz

Casting our sins into the e-wilderness, ahead of the Jewish New Year

“The Twitter account, which greets users with a picture of a bespectacled billy, makes the testimonies public so that others can solemnly reflect upon, or hurl derision at, the misdeeds of their fellows.”

jewish-journal

Atoning in the digital age, there’s an app for that

“This trend of digital atonement, prayer and reflection is simply another way of connecting with faith during the most important time of the year in an ever-evolving world.”


Drasha Diamond Number 3

Abq Jew


Another Way for Jews to Atone this Yom Kippur: the eScapegoat

Alpha Omega Arts News


Atoning for Yom Kippur? There’s an App for that

Carbonated TV


Online scapegoat helps Jews atone this Yom Kippur

Charlotte Observer


Website offers virtual scapegoat for jews to atone for sins on Yom Kippur

Christian News Network


Before Day of Atonement, confess sins to a digital goat

cNet


So much for reshoring in the manufacturing sector

Crain’s Cleveland Business


A virtual scapegoat to bear Jews sins on day of atonement

RNS


Animated Scapegoat App Assists with Atonement

DJNeMag


Yom Kippur Begins Tonight, So Atone for Your Sins with the eScapegoat

Geekosystem


Before Day of Atonement, confess sins to a digital goat

HotDigitalNews


Blog Elul 13 Forgive

In One Ehrlich


Thousands atone online via G‑dcast’s animated goat

J Weekly


Atoning in the digital age, there’s an app for that

Jewish Journal


MentorMob

MentorMob


Another Way for Jews to Atone this Yom Kippur: the eScapegoat

My Christian Daily


n-TV

n-TV


The Morning Buzz

Patheos


Yom Kippur 2013: This Virtual Scapegoat Lets Jews Atone Online

Polymic


New App Uses Goat to Let Jewish People Atone Their Sins

SF Weekly


Creative Cures for Your Yom Kippur Boredom

The Daily Beast


Meet eScapegoat, The Atonement App

The Jewish Week


G‑dcast’s cartoon goat app can help cast away sins

The JWeekly


‘Atonement App,’ Live Goats Coming To S.F.

The SFist


Another way for Jews to atone this Yom Kippur: the eScapegoat

The State


Casting Our sins into the eWilderness

Truth, Praise and Help blog


Another way for Jews to atone this Yom Kippur: the eScapegoat

Washington Post


Unloading Your Sins: There’s an App For That

WWNO


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