I do not work in a Jewish environment, and have been told several stories of chillul Hashems perpetrated by my fellow Orthodox Jews, in real life and online. I bow my head in shame because what else can I do? Sometimes I say something like, yes we all make mistakes, not everyone has perfect fear of G-d but that's what we strive for.
I feel that the Internet has made Yiras Shamayim not only more necessary for protecting ourselves from aveiros, but a real litmus test of Yashrus and Yiras Shamayim. Now that we can so easily do things forbidden to us, we can know exactly how high our Yiras Shamayim is and our real Yashrus standards.
On the internet, it is <b>even more important</b> to act at all times with the awareness that the whole world is watching - both online and in real life.
Please reflect well on other Jews!
What are some things we can do to make a Kiddush Hashem and strengthen our Yiras Shamayim and Yashrus?
Here are some of my humble suggestions, please add some of your own:
<u>Making A Kiddush Hashem Online:</u>
1. Not using derogatory words to describe other groups, Jewish or Not.
2. Not discussing heterim to do illegal things.
3. Not asking after a news article about a tragedy, "were any jews involved?" We value all life.
4. What ideas do you have for us to increase Yiras Shamayim and make a kiddush Hashem, especially online?