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Monday, November 21, 2005

Gedolim Meet Regarding the Internet

At the upcoming Agudath Israel of America Convention, Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah in conjunction with Aguda and other Rabbonim are scheduled to meet regarding the internet on Friday AM.

Stay tuned.

Editorial: I hope they come up with a major initiative ( a la Shuvu or Torah Umesorah) to provide us with clean internet, not prohibitions and kol korahs which may do more to diminish kovod haTorah than to accomplish meaningful improvement. And if the Rabbonim are concerned with cell phones, please be aware many people depend on mobile devices such as Blackberry to conduct their business.
I similarly hope the businessmen present are not semi retired and wealthy donors who made their computer money 25 years ago. More useful would be the up and coming and still struggling pioneers who need every opportunity to answer their e-mail on the run.
There is almost no business today which does not depend on the internet, whether as the marketplace for buying, selling, or becoming known. For those who forgo or are not cut out for college or for klei kodesh, the internet is the honest choice.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also hope our Rabbis will realize just how much easier the internet has made the life of working mothers, the very people that the Yeshiva world depends on to support their men in kollel.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous deerson said...

sad very sad when someone as politically astute as Leapa pins his hope and faith on a political organization to solve a question of morality. shuvu and torah umesorah never made a psak halacha in their entire existence. neither did the agudah for that matter. Rav Moshe Feinstein TZL changed the world with his Psakim. The Chofetz Chaim and the Aruch Hashulchan before him were the Posek Acharon of their generation. how many times must i say this the same thing in different ways the reality of the world is determined by Arba Amos of Halacha. And the system of the Shulchan Aruch does not recognize political organizations to mandate halacha. i don't think the formation of the Agudah was ever meant to act as a Sanhendrin HaGadol they are a service organization to be facillitators. Someone tried that trick awhile but he met his fate at waterloo oh sorry that was a different post. i hate to say it this way but this ain't the catholic church over here.

2:18 PM  

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