Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rabbis Call for No More Internet

The Rav of the Chabad community in Beitar Ilit, Rabbi Asher Lemel Cohen, has signed a ruling stating that parents who use the Internet at home forfeit the right to send their children to local schools.
According to the ruling, local school administrators will make the absence of the Internet in the family home a condition for accepting students. This condition used to exist only among certain communities, but now it is becoming the standard for the entire city.
Rabbi Zvi Braverman, member of the local Beis Din, explained in an interview with the magazine “Bekehillah” that “the Internet can cause incalculable damage. Unfortunately, it can unleash a flood that can bury everything holy. If we don’t deal with this in time, there will be a very serious crisis, to put it mildly. Many people are not yet aware of this difficult situation, but it is important to know that there are many avreichim walking around in the Beis Hamedrash, who are wearing the right clothing but are in a very different spiritual place. This problem has to be dealt with because it could cause a terrible disaster for the entire Jewish nation, and I am not exaggerating.” (SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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