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The weak male cannot be an ambassador of dignity to the world since he begins with a deficiency the outside world doesn’t share.

I truly fear the Internet’s pitfalls. I believe, wholeheartedly, that every self-respecting adult should install an Internet filter. How can we not, when it is so readily available? But I also believe that every self-respecting man should know the password to his Internet filter. The filter stops the impulse. But it is the man within who makes the right decision.

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The biggest strength I have is my manliness. It is the values I maintain and the mission I engage. It is the trust I have been granted. That is what keeps me working to provide for my family and trying to be a Kiddush Hashem in the business world. It is my sense of duty, commitment, honor, and self respect. It is the confidence I have in my abilities and in my decision-making process.

We are justifiably concerned about the family. But if you take away my manliness you will have destroyed me – and my family – just the same.

The author of two books, Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt tends the flock literally and figuratively as CEO of AD Rosenblatt Kosher Meats and a rabbi at NCSY Dallas.

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