The erev shabbos HaMevaser reports that in compliance with the request of Gedolei Yisrael Shlita, this shabbos, Shemos, many rabbonim will address the prohibition of having an internet connection in one’s home, and the dangers accompanying such a reality.
The report states that those involved in the unprecedented anti-internet campaign report a hisorrirus, an encouraging level of compliance, including the closure of a number of chareidi websites, some people affiliated with website leaving their position and investments, while others are removing the internet from their homes.
HaMevaser adds that many principals of mosdos are actually taking an active role to follow-up to make certain “they are hermetically blocked from websites that operate in contradiction to the wishes of gedolei yisrael”.
During the kinos of the leaders of mosdos, the principals indicated they are aware of the awesome responsibility they have, and they are calling for immediate and aggressive action to remove this “to’eva” from the midst of our homes.
Officials add that leaders of mosdos Chinuch Atzmai are formulating new guidelines for talmidim and their homes towards a system-wide standardization. The report concludes that the anti-internet effort has made its way to the Diaspora too, reaching chareidi communities outside of Eretz Yisrael, towards removing the tuma from homes, including websites that are so-called “chareidi sites”.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)