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(The New York Times)   Over 40,000 ultra-orthodox Jews rally at Citi Field to discuss the dangers of the internet. Event still brings in better looking women than the average Mets game   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2012-05-21 04:27:12 AM  
The rally in Citi Field on Sunday was sponsored by a rabbinical group, Ichud Hakehillos Letohar Hamachane, that is linked to a software company that sells Internet filtering software to Orthodox Jews.

Cyborg Yahweh applauds the use of technology to bypass his trials.
 
2012-05-21 06:20:29 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: The rally in Citi Field on Sunday was sponsored by a rabbinical group, Ichud Hakehillos Letohar Hamachane, that is linked to a software company that sells Internet filtering software to Orthodox Jews.

Cyborg Yahweh applauds the use of technology to bypass his trials.


ilovebacon.com is definitely on the list.
 
2012-05-21 07:01:29 AM  
Oy, vey! - +++ CARRIER LOST +++
 
2012-05-21 07:14:29 AM  
I wonder how they were able to notify so many people about this event?
 
2012-05-21 07:38:00 AM  
I can see how the internet could be dangerous to the orthodox jewish community.
 
2012-05-21 07:38:19 AM  
Well, maybe we should go easy on the Chasids. After all, a bunch of young, whiny hipsters have invaded their hood of Williamsburg.
 
2012-05-21 08:12:47 AM  
As I explained in the thread with the much better headline:
Where else can a bunch of hyper-orthodox Jews get together and discuss men topics in private without womenfolk?
 
2012-05-21 08:14:29 AM  
profile.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-05-21 08:16:31 AM  
Women weren't allowed at the event. I don't understand.
 
2012-05-21 08:16:41 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I wonder how they were able to notify so many people about this event?


Even without RTFA, "Temple" seems like a fairly obvious answer.
 
2012-05-21 09:06:27 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: The rally in Citi Field on Sunday was sponsored by a rabbinical group, Ichud Hakehillos Letohar Hamachane, that is linked to a software company that sells Internet filtering software to Orthodox Jews.

Cyborg Yahweh applauds the use of technology to bypass his trials.


I always wonder - if you're orthodox and you run a software company (and presumably with servers and everything), do you have to do a complete shutdown of your servers on the Sabbath?
 
2012-05-21 09:10:42 AM  

RexTalionis: I always wonder - if you're orthodox and you run a software company (and presumably with servers and everything), do you have to do a complete shutdown of your servers on the Sabbath?


Of course not. That's what you hire the gentiles for.

/Bowling is out of the question, though.
 
2012-05-21 09:49:29 AM  
The organizers had allowed only men to buy tickets, in keeping with ultra-Orthodox tradition of separating the sexes. Viewing parties had been arranged in Orthodox neighborhoods of Brooklyn and New Jersey so that women could watch, too.

Charming. Their views on women are stuck in the same century as their views on technology and everything else.
 
2012-05-21 09:58:21 AM  

vernonFL: Charming. Their views on women are stuck in the same century as their views on technology and everything else.


Way to practice selective reading there, Chief.
 
2012-05-21 09:59:00 AM  
Nat Levy, 25, who traveled from Lakewood, N.J., to attend, said he frequently surfed the Web at a cafe, overseen by a local rabbi, that filtered out certain types of online content and monitored which Web sites he visited.

That has to be one of the saddest sentences I've read in the last 20 minutes
 
2012-05-21 10:16:07 AM  

Harv72b: Way to practice selective reading there, Chief.


Go on, tell us more.
 
2012-05-21 10:18:30 AM  
Wow. This is pathetic.
 
2012-05-21 10:23:22 AM  

hinten: Harv72b: Way to practice selective reading there, Chief.

Go on, tell us more.


There are numerous not-so-subtle indicators scattered throughout the article about Orthodox Jews' opinions on technology and "everything else".
 
2012-05-21 10:31:44 AM  

Harv72b: "everything else".


Sorry, that came out wrong, by "everything else" I guess I meant gay rights and their very insular society which frowns on things like calling the police when someone molests kids, because it is wrong to call the police on a fellow Hasid or whatever. I should have been more specific.
 
2012-05-21 10:35:08 AM  
I love this little throw-away gem:

Inside the stadium, a dais was set up by the back wall of center field, where rabbis led the packed stadium in evening prayers and offered heated exhortations to avoid the "filth" that can be found on the Internet. English translations of the speeches appeared on a jumbo digital screen

The speeches weren't even in English.
 
2012-05-21 10:36:13 AM  
Jewish women.

All my life my family has told me I just need to find a good Jewish girl... I'm a sucker for latkas, dark hair/eyes ....

/just need to keep waiting I suppose
 
2012-05-21 10:40:09 AM  

RexTalionis: God-is-a-Taco: The rally in Citi Field on Sunday was sponsored by a rabbinical group, Ichud Hakehillos Letohar Hamachane, that is linked to a software company that sells Internet filtering software to Orthodox Jews.

Cyborg Yahweh applauds the use of technology to bypass his trials.

I always wonder - if you're orthodox and you run a software company (and presumably with servers and everything), do you have to do a complete shutdown of your servers on the Sabbath?


No, you simply leave them on and running.
 
2012-05-21 10:40:44 AM  
I guess some people wont be happy until we are back in the 13th century. Yes the internet can be dangerous but it can also be a great tool for good. I swear I wish all the fundies of every religion would find a place where they can live the way they want and not get in every one elses face about it. Maybe they could have a holy war or 2 just to keep themselves busy.
 
2012-05-21 10:41:40 AM  
I don't think it matters much if a Jew looks at internet porn, considering his rejection of Jesus Christ guarantees him an eternity of wallowing in the agonizing flames of hell.
 
2012-05-21 10:41:50 AM  
Sounds like somebody found porn on their internet.
 
2012-05-21 10:41:56 AM  
So, essentially they accomplished the same thing as your grandmothers church sewing group did.
 
2012-05-21 10:42:35 AM  
However we do know that a certain Ultra-orthodox Jew\ support susing the internet to support any action Israel takes in any thread on Fark that even tangentially relates to Israel.
 
2012-05-21 10:44:30 AM  
Quick nuke it from orbit!

"ultra orthodox ______"

Doesn't matter the religion, fanatics of any type are a bad thing
 
2012-05-21 10:44:56 AM  
Pics of cute Jewish girls or it didn't happen.
 
2012-05-21 10:45:18 AM  

RexTalionis: God-is-a-Taco: The rally in Citi Field on Sunday was sponsored by a rabbinical group, Ichud Hakehillos Letohar Hamachane, that is linked to a software company that sells Internet filtering software to Orthodox Jews.

Cyborg Yahweh applauds the use of technology to bypass his trials.

I always wonder - if you're orthodox and you run a software company (and presumably with servers and everything), do you have to do a complete shutdown of your servers on the Sabbath?


B&H Photo from New York used to do basically that. Up until recently you couldn't place an order online from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.
 
2012-05-21 10:46:09 AM  

lenfromak: RexTalionis: God-is-a-Taco: The rally in Citi Field on Sunday was sponsored by a rabbinical group, Ichud Hakehillos Letohar Hamachane, that is linked to a software company that sells Internet filtering software to Orthodox Jews.

Cyborg Yahweh applauds the use of technology to bypass his trials.

I always wonder - if you're orthodox and you run a software company (and presumably with servers and everything), do you have to do a complete shutdown of your servers on the Sabbath?

B&H Photo from New York used to do basically that. Up until recently you couldn't place an order online from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.


Did they change that policy? I thought that was still in place. I live two blocks from there, so I go there alot.
 
2012-05-21 10:47:10 AM  

spentmiles: I don't think it matters much if a Jew looks at internet porn, considering his rejection of Jesus Christ guarantees him an eternity of wallowing in the agonizing flames of hell.


Umm, dude. Did you not get the memo? We're a Judeo-Christian nation now. Jews don't burn in hell anymore. I think they get their own separate, but equal Heaven where Buddy Hackett does three shows a week.
 
2012-05-21 10:47:50 AM  

DamnYankees: lenfromak: RexTalionis: God-is-a-Taco: The rally in Citi Field on Sunday was sponsored by a rabbinical group, Ichud Hakehillos Letohar Hamachane, that is linked to a software company that sells Internet filtering software to Orthodox Jews.

Cyborg Yahweh applauds the use of technology to bypass his trials.

I always wonder - if you're orthodox and you run a software company (and presumably with servers and everything), do you have to do a complete shutdown of your servers on the Sabbath?

B&H Photo from New York used to do basically that. Up until recently you couldn't place an order online from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.

Did they change that policy? I thought that was still in place. I live two blocks from there, so I go there alot.


Nope it's still in place. Can't do online orders during the Sabbath.
 
2012-05-21 10:48:12 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I wonder how they were able to notify so many people about this event?


i198.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-21 10:48:19 AM  
You know what? If these religious nuts want to get together and talk about how they shouldn't look at porn, they should feel free to do so.

It's when the religious nuts get together and talk about how *I* shouldn't look at porn that I have a problem with.
 
2012-05-21 10:48:36 AM  
Pics of cute Jewish girls or it didn't happen.

THIS
 
2012-05-21 10:49:04 AM  
farking primitives.
 
2012-05-21 10:49:23 AM  

spentmiles: I don't think it matters much if a Jew looks at internet porn, considering his rejection of Jesus Christ guarantees him an eternity of wallowing in the agonizing flames of hell.


Only fark allows me to read things like this and immediately understand its comedy.

Hilarious comedy
 
2012-05-21 10:49:52 AM  
Are the hats and little caps just to cover up the baldness that they all have, or will soon have?
 
2012-05-21 10:51:06 AM  

lenfromak: B&H Photo from New York used to do basically that. Up until recently you couldn't place an order online from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.


Speaking of B&H, I bought a mouse from them several months ago. They had the best price on the 'net for it, and it was kinda funny since all the time I lived up there (even occasionally working directly across the street from them) I never set foot in the store.

Anyhow, a couple of weeks ago, they mailed me their catalog. Nice thick book, hundreds of pages. Got me thinking though.. why would someone who only ever bought something via the internet need or want a physical catalog?
 
2012-05-21 10:53:01 AM  

vernonFL: Sorry, that came out wrong, by "everything else" I guess I meant gay rights and their very insular society which frowns on things like calling the police when someone molests kids, because it is wrong to call the police on a fellow Hasid or whatever. I should have been more specific.


S'ok, I don't pretend to get that either (or a lot of their beliefs). That said, they're hardly the only major religious group in America who has had issues with those things.

/What I really can't comprehend is how someone can go through life without bacon.
//Or cheeseburgers.
///I have an uncle who's orthodox. One of my nieces once asked me in a hushed voice what ham tasted like.
////He's actually orthodox through marriage. Both nieces are now graduates from good colleges working good jobs. The separate services thing aside, most of their views towards women are pretty Westernized.
////Went a little crazy with the slashies.
 
2012-05-21 10:55:27 AM  

DamnYankees: Did they change that policy? I thought that was still in place. I live two blocks from there, so I go there alot.


A friend of mine works there. It's amazing how much the frum higher-ups don't understand how vital and useful the Internet can be for sales.
 
2012-05-21 10:56:55 AM  
Wait, what? I thought Orthodox was as high up the Jew chain as you could go. I've always suspected there was more but every time I tried praying to Yahweh about it I got +++CARRIER LOST+++
 
2012-05-21 10:58:18 AM  
Problem: Uncensored porn on the internet can endanger your soul/morals/whatever.
Solution: Do not look at porn on the internet.

Seriously, they needed a rally to figure this out?
 
2012-05-21 10:58:38 AM  
RELIGION OF TCP
 
2012-05-21 10:58:54 AM  
The only time Al-Qaeda would attack Met's stadium...
 
2012-05-21 10:58:58 AM  

The Bestest: lenfromak: B&H Photo from New York used to do basically that. Up until recently you couldn't place an order online from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.

Speaking of B&H, I bought a mouse from them several months ago. They had the best price on the 'net for it, and it was kinda funny since all the time I lived up there (even occasionally working directly across the street from them) I never set foot in the store.

Anyhow, a couple of weeks ago, they mailed me their catalog. Nice thick book, hundreds of pages. Got me thinking though.. why would someone who only ever bought something via the internet need or want a physical catalog?



It can actually be pretty handy if you want, say, a tripod, but aren't sure of the specific model. Tripods especially come in dozens of models with slightly different specifications like minimum and maximum height. Some are nearly the same, yet inexplicably sometimes cost much more.

Catalogs are still pretty useful for that kind of comparison shopping. I find when I have to do that using the website I end up with a list of links and a hand-made spreadsheet of features and prices.
 
2012-05-21 10:59:27 AM  

Mock26: Seriously, they needed a rally to figure this out?


They're just thinking about the children!!!!
 
2012-05-21 10:59:53 AM  
Without the Internet how are they going to use Megaphone Link
 
2012-05-21 10:59:53 AM  
That's more people than Citi will draw to any single event for the rest of the season.
 
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