Eretz Yisroel – Educators (mechanchim) are being called to attend meetings with the principals of mosdos as they establish guidelines regarding how to deal with talmidim whose homes have Internet connectivity.
According to the latest HaMevaser report on the Internet concerns among Gedolei Yisrael Shlita, the organization of the nation’s seminaries are planning a kinos this coming Sunday to address the pressing matter. Principals of Chinuch Atzmai affiliated mosdos are also expected to convene in the near future to address the Internet problem.
Rabbonim have indicated they will not permit talmidim in mosdos if they come from homes with Internet connectivity. The same holds true for children of people who own, operate, or maintain an affiliation with chareidi websites, which have already been ordered shut, resulting in partial compliance.
With all due respect, to date, no mention has been made regarding mosdos accepting funds generated as a direct result of Internet connectivity, a question that is being raised by a growing number of givirim today, frum members of the community who are reliant on the Internet for their livelihood, as is most of the world today, Jewish and otherwise.
Some are also questioning the legitimacy of chareidi MKs appearing on the Knesset and other official websites, containing photos of them and information about their lives; as well as some who even maintain their own websites.
There is also the question of chareidi MKs and deputy ministers, who regularly grant interviews to Internet news agencies, frum and otherwise, as well as the large number of chassidic courts and Litvish institutions in Eretz Yisroel that regularly send media releases and accompanying photos to chareidi Internet news agencies for publication.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)