Once again the chareidi tzibur is in the Israeli media, but this time, it is not the local population but chareidim in North America.
When over 60,000 Jews gather in a stadium to listen to the words of rabbis, this makes news, especially in Israel where the mainstream assimilated non-jewish media is limited in its ability and/or desire to understand Torah concepts. The reports on the CitiField Asifa appear in most newspapers and electronic media, but they do not speak about the value of rabbonim shlita and parents seeking to protect the next generation from the dangers by using filtered internet, but the reports inaccurately speak of the “chareidim against the internet”.
Not too many years ago, non-Jews would also have come out against the free and inhibited access to anything and everything that the internet offers, but rather than commending the community for seeking to set a filter in place, permitting one to benefit from the wealth of good while protecting against the unwanted dangerous content, the story bylines prefer to portray the chareidim as a primitive backwards tzibur. In short, if the chareidim are in favor of something, the Israeli media by its very nature is opposed.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)