July 12, 2019 9:17 am at 9:17 am #1757447
Doing my bestParticipant
I’ve seen/heard R’ Chaim quoted in many places as saying that the use of internet is assur to the point of yaarog v’al yaavor.
So I was wondering if he knows that all the campaigns that he give support to (including R’ Shlomo’s) campaign heavily using the internet!
I’m not saying you shouldn’t donate, I’m just making an interesting point.July 12, 2019 4:18 pm at 4:18 pm #1757592
I’m just making an interesting point
I disagreeJuly 12, 2019 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #1757597
WB Meno.July 14, 2019 6:59 am at 6:59 am #1757675
Meno, exactly what are you disagreeing with?July 14, 2019 10:06 am at 10:06 am #1757780
☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
I think he’s disagreeing that it’s interesting.
The OP is actually a misunderstanding of R’ Chaim’s position on the internet, I believe. He doesn’t asser it under all circumstances. Raising funds for a yeshiva, if the internet is used in a responsible manner, would be an example where he doesn’t asser. Since there are many people using the internet in ways and for purposes which are okay, there’s nothing wrong with raising money on the internet.July 14, 2019 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm #1758020
Doing my bestParticipant
Do you know this or is that what you believe about the internet so you’re assuming that’s what R’chaim said?
Because I’ve seen him quoted as saying that the internet is yaarog v’aal yaavor period, I’ve never seen him quoted as giving exemptions.July 14, 2019 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #1758022
If it is “Yehereg v’al yaavor”, then it is muttar ONLY for pikuach nefesh …
Like the cow that fell into a hole on Shabbos … VD”LJuly 16, 2019 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm #1758919
This whole debate over using the internet will become moot within several years since the world is evolving to the point where it will be impossible to function w/o at least minimal internet access. Also, more and more of our lives will interact through an “internet of things” so that our appliances, financial transactions, basic transportation and simple access to and from public facilities will all require some electronic interactions. Of course, you can move to a desert island or create your own “virtual” desert island in the desert where you forego all the basic activities of modern society and live in a virtual cave (or create an incredibly expensive and inefficient set of substitutes for those activities and functions).July 16, 2019 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm #1759148
What’s his position on עניי עירך?
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