Thursday, September 22, 2005

Television, Videos and Internet

The other night, at parent's orientation in my sons' yeshiva, they were selling the brand new book Kuntres Davar Be-Ito by R. David Rosenbaum about the prohibited nature of television, videos and the internet.

The book lists 20 biblical prohibitions, 16 positive biblical commandments and 13 rabbinic prohibitions involved in watching/using television, videos and the internet. Yes, some are far stretches--such as yihud, being along with a woman. His example is if you get caught up in a TV show and everyone leaves the house, with you remaining alone with a woman. But others are not stretches at all.

(My thanks to the reader who lent me his copy of the book)

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