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Rabbis take on haredi websites
Kobi Nahshoni
Published: 11.12.09, 15:41
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1. Who cares...
Ariel ,   São Paulo - Brazil   (12.11.09)
they live in their own world with their own fantasies, and must be sustained as babies.
3. "Harsh document"
Abba ,   Modi'in, Israel   (12.12.09)
Why not publish the entire document so it can be read in context.
4. Yes they could stumble across job agenices
Avi ,   Israel   (12.13.09)
I guess thats what the rabbi menat when he was refering to 'the vilest of places" heaven forbid they could get a job!
5. Rebbinic ethics
Ben ,   Monroe USA   (12.13.09)
are now a thing of the past. They wish to control each and every person to conform to whatever they decide is correct for the entire world. It has become an ever growing sick spectacle that Israel allows this to continue. If Israel is to continue as a state for ALL JEWS, she cannot permit such religious fascists to dominate her people.
6. Haredi Web Sites
Norman Gellman ,   Rehovot   (12.13.09)
These Rabbis need to join the 21st century. The whole haredi comunity also needs to come in into the 21st century .At least some Haredim are making an effort to get into modern times.
7. feedback welcome?
Bracha Goetz ,   Baltimore, Maryland   (12.13.09)
I was drawn to becoming an observant Jew because I was initially taught that in Judaism, questioning was encouraged. The internet has the potential to pull a person to the lowest places, but it also has the potential to pull individuals together to share and grow through open questioning and learning beyond physical boundaries. These haredi news websites offer what we need to fight corruption in our midst. They are invaluable places where new information, questioning and feedback is welcome from all of us - so we can work on facing our problems and bringing improvements to light.
8. #7 Bracha
Yehudit ,   US   (01.22.11)
If only more religious Jews were like Bracha, who clearly lives by the halacha, but also makes choices for herself regarding the internet. She uses here critical mind rather than letting pompous Rabbis tell her what she can and can't do. In other words, she is not a blind follower, a Sheeple.
9. I think they are correct - however there are many issues
Avigail ,   Sydney   (01.25.11)
I agree with the Rabbis after being a single mother and raising my daughter - with internet to our detriment. If I could change anything about her upbringing - it would be this. The internet has damaged her greatly - a grave mistake I have to now try to 'undo' (if that is even possible). I agree with Abba #3 that we need to see the full context.
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