Over two thousand Anglo-Saxon avreichim and yeshiva bochurim attended a major rally intended to strengthen the public against the dangers of Internet and technological advances , the use of which the rabbonim have categorically forbidden.
The rally was held on Sunday, the 27th of Sivan, in the Beis Yisroel halls in Jerusalem and was organized by an Anglo-Saxon team of bnei Torah to clarify the obfuscation and to convey the necessary daas Torah for this public which hails from abroad. The rabbonim spelled out that "this is the Torah [which] will not be exchanged or replaced. One cannot glory in the title of `ben Torah' so long as he has anything to do with the forbidden communication devices."
It was spelled out that those individuals who require the Internet for parnossa needs are obligated to ask a personal sheila and to act accordingly, seeing to it that their usage is properly screened against access to undesirable material.
The rally scored a very positive response, with the audience having received the assurance from the various speakers that the collective power of such a public show of force draws massive siyata deShmaya in this area.
It is worth noting that during this past month, over one thousand requests have come in to the gemach from users determined to sever themselves from Internet, as well as hundreds of calls to the Headquarters for Public Consultation and Direction, an arm of the Vaadas HaRabbonim for Communication Affairs.