Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  5/21/2012, Iyar 29, 5772

50,000 Hear About Dangers of the Internet


Tens of thousands of members of the Hareidi community gathered in New York City to hear prominent rabbis describe the dangers of the internet, and the need to isolate themselves and their children from unnecessary web use. Rabbis spoke out strongly against use of the internet and smart devices, saying that the damage they caused was far greater than any good that could possibly come out of them.

There was a strong police presence outside the stadiums in Queens where the event took place, in order to prevent unrest and potential anti-Semitic attacks. According to reports, over 50,000 people attended the event.