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The Internet, Halacha, and Olam HaBah

I happen to know Gedolei Torah and Roshei Yeshiva who use I-phones and the internet. Are they all doomed?
Rav Chaim Kanievsky

Rav Chaim Kanievsky

So they spread this lie and it takes its toll.

The OTD phenomenon is real. It is growing at an epidemic rate. And stories like this contribute mightily to it. I only wish that rabbinic leaders who are more aware of the wide and innocent use of internet by their own very devout constituents would state publicly what is obvious: That it is not the internet that is evil. And that you do not lose your Olam HaBah if you use it responsibly.

That said, It I do not want to minimize the dangers posed by the internet. They are real and we should all take care not to be ensnared by its downside. There are many ways to do this such as using filters. How to best do that is a huge topic and beyond the scope of this post. The purpose of which is to assure those of us who do have I-phones, smart-phones, or access the internet on any other device – that we have most definitely not lost our Olam HaBah because of it.

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About the Author: Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses Hashkafa and news events of the day - from a Centrist perspctive and a philosphy of Torah U'Mada. He can be reached at hmaryles@yahoo.com.


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One Response to “The Internet, Halacha, and Olam HaBah”

  1. there is more torah available to more people at more times and in more places because of the internet than ever before in the history of torah.

    if these lunatics want to deny the media – fine; if they want to condemn others who use it – fine.

    but if they want to be taken seriously – they're in the wrong millenium.

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