November 8, 2017 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #1399314
I’m sure it was overlooked unintentionally, but YWN did not report on the girls’ technology asifa that took place today with about 1500 girls ka”h present and thousands more watching via hookup across the country.November 8, 2017 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #1399319
It would be bad for business, the more the message spreads.November 8, 2017 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm #1399329
How do you know what the message was? You weren’t there and you definitely didn’t read about it…November 8, 2017 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #1399332
Perhaps I was involved in organizing it?November 8, 2017 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #1399335
What are u talking about?November 8, 2017 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm #1399378
@zionflag, there was an asifa in Boro Park today. 11th and 12th grade HS girls from nearly every single bais yaakov school in Brooklyn were there, with 9th and 10th grade and schools in other parts of the country watching via hookup. That’s a lot of people… shouldn’t it make the news, same as every protest / asifa for other things does?November 9, 2017 1:06 am at 1:06 am #1399421
Perhaps its because so many YWN readers have O’d on “Asifas: dealing with the internet….time fo a new round of “assur this, assur that”.. so we can have some new and original asifah subjects.November 9, 2017 11:30 am at 11:30 am #1399630
Maybe because nobody reported it or thought of advertising it on YWN. If you know so much about it, why not write the article and submit it.November 9, 2017 11:44 am at 11:44 am #1399643
I am going to have to agree that when you have too many Asifas the message basically gets drowned out and people ignoreNovember 9, 2017 11:45 am at 11:45 am #1399638
Perhaps there should be serious consideration to hold one final “mega-asifa” focused on the theme of assuring all future asifas since they result in an incredible amount of bitul torah if one accounts for the time spent traveling to and from the event as well as the event itself. Further, consider their efficacy given that several recent surveys show continued growth in the use of smartphones computers and other internet connected devices among the frum tzibur as well as a rapid growth in the some of website clearly affiliated with frum mosdos or advertising focused on the frum customersNovember 9, 2017 11:46 am at 11:46 am #1399647
@zaltzvasser YWN hasn’t a clue about this “Asifa”. This is the first we heard about it. Apparently, the organizers felt it wasn’t newsworthy or they would have informed the most-read English Charedi news source. Or perhaps they felt it was best not to have it publicized. We can’t answer what the reason for their decisions are.
But feel free to send us a full report https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/contact-usNovember 9, 2017 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #1400697
The little I knowParticipant
Noch an asifa? The first asifa at Citifield had minimal impact, aside from awareness. There has been far greater effectiveness with TAG making dates and times to be present in shuls and available to do their work. It is critical for every beis hamedrash to have a moroh d’asroh address the subject individually with the mispallelim. The major events (ask TAG to verify if you don’t believe) make hardly a dent.
Other forms of addressing the issue as an issur that requires enforcement have nearly all failed. Rejecting admissions for yeshiva/school is a colossal farce. It’s ineffective, besides being wrong. It is shocking to see the time and money being wasted on ineffective means of preserving kedushas hamachaneh.November 9, 2017 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #1400702
☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
The first asifa at Citifield had minimal impact, aside from awareness.
My oven has minimal impact on my challah, aside from baking it.November 9, 2017 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #1400744
The Asifa at Citifield was a huge resounding success that has positive effects among the hamon hoam ad hoyom hazeh.
As an aside, TAG itself is a direct offshoot of the Citifield Asifa.November 9, 2017 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #1400769
“The first asifa at Citifield had minimal impact, aside from awareness.”
“My oven has minimal impact on my challah, aside from baking it”
+1November 9, 2017 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #1400779
Joseph: Actually, TAG was established in 2011, 1 year prior in to the Asifa. It was not a direct offshoot.November 9, 2017 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #1400785
Speaking out against shmutz. What a chutzpah. Could you. Believe the chillul Hashem involved?!? Saying it’s assur to look at shmutz what’s next they are going to come out against avoda zarah? Too many chumras. People don’t need any social pressure or inspiration. They outside world had zero affect on us people with super yetzer tov powers. It’s not like any one is doing things they shouldn’t on the internet anyways. Stop living in the past people give into the new way of life. Out with the old.November 9, 2017 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #1400792
iac: What is your source for that assertion?November 9, 2017 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #1400824
It’s not tznius to post itNovember 9, 2017 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #1400891
It’s not tznius for men to speak about and spread womens’ personal issues, especially in these areas, on the internet.November 9, 2017 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #1400897
Since when is abusing tech a womens’ issue?November 9, 2017 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #1400909
That it is a men’s issue is the stereotype, and a fairly accurate one. But not to the exclusion of women. Just run a quick Google search for hard statistics and prepare to be shocked. And while Orthodox Jews may have it easier, I have firsthand knowledge that it is a prevalent issue, and overlooking it with a closed-minded perspective is part of what allows the issue to be so prevalent.November 10, 2017 1:03 am at 1:03 am #1400933
TAG’s IRS application as a non-profit was approved in 2011. (as reported by the guidestar website).
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