Citifield

Will Asifa Net Results?

At Citi Field event, signs abounded that the web is deeply ingrained in haredi life.

05/22/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

In Hebrew, English and Yiddish, speaker after speaker inveighed against the evils of the Internet in the most strident of tones before 40,000 haredi men at Citi Field on Sunday night. The Internet was called “a minefield of immorality,” “the opposite of kedusha” [holiness], “shmutz” [filth] and, in the words of Ecclesiastes, “vanity of vanities.”

A crowd of 40,000 haredi men Sunday heard Orthodox leaders inveighing against the Internet. Getty Images
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