Internet vs Yidishkeit – What will Prevail

By: Sholom Kesselman I must admit that there is great irony in using the internet as a platform to debate the “dangers” of the internet, nevertheless here I go. Four years ago, in 2012, there was the famous "internet Asifa" or “internet convention”, where esteemed Rabbis of ultra orthodox communities publicly raised the alarm on the dangers of the internet and fell just short of banning it outright. They strongly condemned it and characterized it as the biggest threat to Orthodox Judaism in our time. Some even went as far as classifying it as the biggest danger to ever face our religion in the entirety history.