Not everyone in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community was pleased with how that recent rally against the Internet at Citifield turned out. The event was only for men, and its conclusion was that the Internet should only be used in the course of work and when necessary to earn a living–even though the event itself was livestreamed. Mixed messages!
Certain contingents were fired up after the event. Following the rally, one rabbi in upstate New York told his congregation to get rid of their cellphones within a month or find themselves a new rabbi. But some Jewish men and women found this position to be extreme, and so a second rally has been scheduled for the local ultra-Orthodox community in Flatbush. Read More