Haredim Pack Citi Field As Rabbis Decry 'Impure' Internet


The sellout crowd that filled the New York Mets’ Citi Field on Sunday night wore black and white, not the Mets’ blue and orange.

And instead of jeering the Philadelphia Phillies or Atlanta Braves, they faced a foe that was, to hear them talk about it, far more formidable: the World Wide Web.

"The internet even with a filter is a minefield of immorality," said Rabbi Ephraim Wachsman, a haredi lecturer. "This issue is the test of the generation. Your strength at this gathering will determine what Judaism will look like a few years from now."

The Stylish Right Handler

Associate Editor
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