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    I’m just a problematic ben Noach who is fascinated with haShem and hacking. I have this idea that it would be possible to form a hacker shul were men study torah a few hours of the day and hack on internet start-up ideas the rest of the day (i.e. cowork space), break for prayers, shabbos, etc. And mutually reinforce our ethics and internet presence. Does anyone else think such a thing would be possible?

    ☕️coffee addict


    do you mean HOCKERS 😉


    teach me to hack and Im in


    wouldn’t that be forbidden by Jewish law also for a Ben-Noach because it is one of the 7 Misvot of the ben-noach not to steal? hacking into businesses through the internet would be stealing right? Y would something like that be possibly okay?

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    I thought the internet is assur?




    Yeah, lets call it the TROLL’er shull.


    The term hacking is derived from a group MIT engineers who liked to figure things out by hacking on them, i.e. trying the obvious and not so obvious permutations of an interface and seeing what happens. Sometimes this is picking a lock to see how it works, or overflowing the buffers of a computer program to see whether it is secure. There are hackers with different ‘hats.’ I’m not proposing breaking any commercial laws, but I’m not 100% familiar with Chosen Mishpat etc., so it would be helpful to have some who is nearby.

    My start-up idea is conceptually presented at YSenate.org and I’d like to use it as a subtle vehicle for promoting Noachide laws. (But not as a religion per se.)

    The ‘internet’ issue would require some liberalism, but that is part of motive: keep the internet in ‘hacker shul’ and out of the home. Avoid hacking while alone, its dangerous.


    im still not understanding how you’d be hacking w/o going against the law of the 7 laws of sons of noach of “not stealing” by being a hacker….


    Sounds like what YCombinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups already do, minus the Jewishness.


    from urban dictionary

    hack 639 up, 152 down


    1. To program a computer in a clever, virtuosic, and wizardly manner. Ordinary computer jockeys merely write programs; hacking is the domain of digital poets. Hacking is a subtle and arguably mystical art, equal parts wit and technical ability, that is rarely appreciated by non-hackers. See hacker.


    Mr. Short: Do you know what the seven noachide laws are?

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