Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Shmiras Einayim And Zman Is For ALL Jews

In Eretz Yisrael, they have dozens and dozens of gatherings to hear Rabbonim talking and warning about the dangers of modern technology. There are many options of filters offered for those who need to use the Internet and its use is not negated completely. 

The Interent is burning neshamos as we speak. It is destroying marriages. It is removing people from a lifetime of religious practice. Of course there are also benefits to the Internet but nobody denies the dangers.

My question is how come in the more "modern" communities we don't hear about it? "Modern Orthodox" Jews are no less Jewish or obligated to keep Torah than "Charedi" "Black Hat" Jews.

Teaneck, Efrat, Raanana, Great Neck, etc. etc. should be no less concerned with the damages that the Internet is causing than people in Boro Park, Kiryat Sefer and Bnei Brak. 

Do Modern Orthodox Rabbis think that everyone should have unlimited, unfiltered Internet use? Is Facebook and youtube "ou kosher" in their eyes? It seems to me that EVERY MO teengager has a smartphone and can access all the shmutz in the world whenever he wants.  

Why aren't the Rabbonim and parents talking about this?

Or maybe I am wrong and they are talking about it??  I know one MO Rosh Yeshiva who is seemingly always busy with his smartphone - even in the Beis Medrash. 

WHAT a world!!