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Orthodox Jewish leaders to ban Internet.

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posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 03:41 PM
In Lakewood, N.J. orthodox Jewish leaders want to protect school-age children from sexual images by remove Internet access from their homes.

Orthodox Jews to ban Internet from homes

The leaders of the tightly knit Jewish community have formed the policy with the principals of the area's 43 Jewish private schools. The policy says any student with home access faces suspension or expulsion because even one Internet-corrupted student could sway others, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Rabbi Moshe Weisberg, who has long discussed the dangers of the Web, said children are not mature enough to use the Internet and are susceptible to sites sexual in nature.

"Kids can become addicted to the point where it's almost like a drug addiction or an alcoholic addiction," he said. "Even though there might be some value -- research, schoolwork -- the negatives so far outweigh the positives."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

There are many dangers on the internet for children. There are predators, porn, and there is also the addiction factor. But there are many things parents can do about these things that are far better than removing such a valuable tool.
The only other religion that I am aware of that forbids the use of the internet is the Jehovah's Witness. With them I assumed it was a move made to control information. Is this what is happening with this Jewish community? Are the leaders conspiring to control the information flow by banning the internet?
In my opinion the internet is far too valuable to ban from homes. Why are they taking this rout instead of buying "net nanny" and keeping the computer in a common living area?

posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 03:53 PM
I don't think it's about protecting children. Seems more like a control issue to me. Keep the household focused on the faith to the exclusion of the outside world and maintain the traditions the religious leaders deem important. A very simple but effective mind control technique utilized by cults as well as more fundamental religions.

posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 03:59 PM
Obviously they support the local private schools, so they are entitle to control the schools.

But what they don't have is the right to control the homes, that is called invasion of privacy.

Now . . . We still have right to privacy in our homes Right?

posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 04:04 PM

Originally posted by marg6043
But what they don't have is the right to control the homes, that is called invasion of privacy.


They do have the right to control their own homes

If they don't like the Internet ban, they can send their children to another school.

posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 04:08 PM

Originally posted by djohnsto77

If they don't like the Internet ban, they can send their children to another school.

Yes they have the right to control their own homes but what should we call it if you child is ban for school because you decided that INTERNET should be in your home or just because you don't believe in their cause.

Then that sounds more like persecution when your home is targeted.

Or . . . they can just want segregation among the population to only fit one profile.

It does get complicated it you think about it, what will happen if muslin supported private schools decided to used their financial control to push agendas.

Will that be allowed?

It gets complicated alright.

posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 04:12 PM
It's a religious private school, and they have broad authority to limit who can attend and their behavior both in and out of school.

I don't agree with this ban (I obviously use the Intenet myself quite a bit
), and I also think that the children will be at a distict disadvantage later in life because of it, but this is obviously something that they have the perfect right to do.

posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 04:17 PM
I think it more complicated than just leaving the school if the parents disagree. The article says they are "tightly knit" community. Going against the grain may mean they will lose friends and may even have to move away.

The ban just seems silly to me. Like I said before, they can just buy "net Nanny" and keep the computer in the living room. What are the leaders really afraid of?

posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 05:37 PM
That is the problem that I see, Tightly knit communities is something to be very concern about, they can regulate their schools, government and and who can come and go and live in their tight knit communities.

Kind of separating themselves from anything they do not like.

The problem is . . . what will happen if many tightly knit communities starts to spread all around? with different views of what is desirable in their groups?

Very complicated indeed when a littler tight community spreads into bigger communities and the can control about everything.

posted on Dec, 8 2005 @ 12:51 PM
what most people forget is how hardline the jewish law is....the true jewish law is handed down in the stray from its teachings are to sray from the word of god....we must remember that they do not believe in the seperation of church and state this is a modern day thought pattern......the jewish religion is old and straight and narrow.....there fore if you are going to live amongst them and go to the schools you must adhere to there laws ...which are not that of our own.....remember at the mount god sent moses down to kill the hebrews who were not following his comand ...also thru out the text people are exciled for breaking jewish law......

so i agree if you dont want to adhere to the law then send you kid some where else........ its not like other religions were you can have either have all or none.......

posted on Dec, 9 2005 @ 10:04 AM
The school definitly has the legal right to kick out students that don't conform to the requirements of the schools.

Seems an odd issue. There are orthodox jewish websites. Obviously the faith itself doesn't have a problem with the internet, which is just another type of media.

I have to wonder if there was an actual issue at one or some of these schools?

Do they have a rule wherein peopel with porn get kicked out, not just internet porn, and thus this is an 'extension' of that rule?

I have to agree that the internet is different in that its so easy to get information from all over the place ,as compared to traditional media, just look at ATS and how information from everywhere is wrought together so effectively.

Its definitly very reactionary to cut off internet acess because of this tho.

posted on Dec, 22 2005 @ 12:06 AM
Maybe they are more afraid the children will go to or similar alternative news sites and learn the truth about Zionism.

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