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# Using the Internet is permissible. <ref>{{NoSource}}  Minhag ha'olam; we're on here. There are some who hold it's forbidden to use but the general Minhag is to use it.</ref>
 
# Using the Internet is permissible. <ref>{{NoSource}}  Minhag ha'olam; we're on here. There are some who hold it's forbidden to use but the general Minhag is to use it.</ref>
 
# Of course, one may not use and/or browse sites that contain content forbidden by Jewish law; i.e, sexual in nature, vulgar, idol worship, etc. <ref>{{NoSource}}</ref>
 
# Of course, one may not use and/or browse sites that contain content forbidden by Jewish law; i.e, sexual in nature, vulgar, idol worship, etc. <ref>{{NoSource}}</ref>
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==Guidelines for internet use==
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# One must ensure that there is a time limit for internet use so as not to loose time for important work or miss the time of [[prayers]]. <ref>[http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Rabbi Yuval Cherlow’s halachic guideline] #5.</ref>
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# It is important to set a spiritual direction for internet use, even if it is without absolute precise laws, in order to avoid spiritual challenges, guide us away from the forbidden, and allow us to sanctify Hashem’s name in the world. <ref>[http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Rabbi Yuval Cherlow’s halachic guideline] #6.</ref>
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==Internet Chat Rooms==
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# The main medium by which man creates a network of communication and relationships is speech and writing. While these oppurtunities offer powerful toolds in society, there are potential hazards. The potential dangers include forbidden speech such as slander, gossip, and hurtful speech as well as wasting precisious time. <Ref>[http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Rabbi Yuval Cherlow] introduces his discussion of using internet chat rooms by highlighting the benefits and importance of human conversation. </ref>
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# It is important to note that internet chat rooms carry with it inherent dangers, which are less prevelant in other forms of human communication. These dangers include: false identities, breakdown of modesty, interactions with sexual perverts, and waste of valuable “free” time. <Ref>[http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Rabbi Yuval Cherlow] identifies these four potential dangers that are more prevelant in internet chat rooms than regular everyday conversations.</ref>
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# Because of the potential dangers, it is important to review and implement the Jewish guidelines as to how to converse with others in an appropriate and constructive manner. See the halacha’s of not [[embarrassing others]], [[hurtful speech]], [[vile speech]], [[gossip]], [[lying]], and [[wasting time]]. <ref>[http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Rabbi Yuval Cherlow's halachic guidelines for the internet] #3</ref>
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==Guidelines for chat rooms==
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# Because of the potentially inappropriate content, one should not enter an unsupervised chat room unless one can ascertain that the public discourse is on a respectable and “clean” level. <ref>[http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Rabbi Yuval Cherlow's halachic guidelines for the internet] #1</ref>
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# One should not reveal personal identification because of potential predators, but misrepresenting oneself would constitute lying.<ref>[http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Rabbi Yuval Cherlow's halachic guidelines for the internet] #2</ref>
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# There is a strong reason to abstain from “private” chats between a man and a woman, similar to the laws prohibiting “[[Yichud]]” – [[Seclusion of a man and woman]]. <ref>[http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Rabbi Yuval Cherlow] guideline #4 at the end. [http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/755044/Rabbi_Mordechai_I_Willig/The_Internet-_The_danger,_Issur_Yichud,_the_importance_of_filters_and_'Areivim',_fill_your_mind_with_Torah Rabbi Mordechai Willig on yutorah.org] elaborates on the issur of Yichud on the internet.</ref>
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# One must ensure that there is a time limit for the chat so as not to lose time for important work or miss the time of [[prayers]]. <ref>[http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Rabbi Yuval Cherlow] guideline #5 at the end.</ref>
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# It is important to set a spiritual direction for internet use, even if it is without absolute precise laws, in order to avoid spiritual challenges, guide us away from the forbidden, and allow us to sanctify Hashem’s name in the world. <ref>[http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Rabbi Yuval Cherlow] guideline #6 at the end.</ref>
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==Links==
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* [http://koltorah.org/ravj/Introduction%20to%20Internet%20Chatting.htm Introduction to Internet Chatting] by Rabbi Yuval Cherlow. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow is the head of the Hesder Yeshiva in Petach Tikvah.
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* [http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/755044/Rabbi_Mordechai_I_Willig/The_Internet-_The_danger,_Issur_Yichud,_the_importance_of_filters_and_'Areivim',_fill_your_mind_with_Torah Rabbi Mordechai Willig] about the dangers of the Internet
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* [http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/785179/Rabbi_Daniel_Z_Feldman/Judaism_Encounters_the_Internet_Culture Rabbi Daniel Feldman] on "Judaism Encounters the Internet Culture".
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* [http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/783778/Rabbi_Josh_Strulowitz/E-Mail_Ethics Rabbi Josh Strulowitz] on Email Ethics
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* [http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/766046/Rabbi_Mayer_E_Twersky/Internet_Issues Rabbi Mayer Twersky] on Internet Issues
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
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Revision as of 17:06, 10 May 2013

Until legitimate sources have been added for each halacha, please note that the halacha's without sources on this page may be questionable.

Internet

  1. Using the Internet is permissible. [1]
  2. Of course, one may not use and/or browse sites that contain content forbidden by Jewish law; i.e, sexual in nature, vulgar, idol worship, etc. [2]

Guidelines for internet use

  1. One must ensure that there is a time limit for internet use so as not to loose time for important work or miss the time of prayers. [3]
  2. It is important to set a spiritual direction for internet use, even if it is without absolute precise laws, in order to avoid spiritual challenges, guide us away from the forbidden, and allow us to sanctify Hashem’s name in the world. [4]

Internet Chat Rooms

  1. The main medium by which man creates a network of communication and relationships is speech and writing. While these oppurtunities offer powerful toolds in society, there are potential hazards. The potential dangers include forbidden speech such as slander, gossip, and hurtful speech as well as wasting precisious time. [5]
  2. It is important to note that internet chat rooms carry with it inherent dangers, which are less prevelant in other forms of human communication. These dangers include: false identities, breakdown of modesty, interactions with sexual perverts, and waste of valuable “free” time. [6]
  3. Because of the potential dangers, it is important to review and implement the Jewish guidelines as to how to converse with others in an appropriate and constructive manner. See the halacha’s of not embarrassing others, hurtful speech, vile speech, gossip, lying, and wasting time. [7]

Guidelines for chat rooms

  1. Because of the potentially inappropriate content, one should not enter an unsupervised chat room unless one can ascertain that the public discourse is on a respectable and “clean” level. [8]
  2. One should not reveal personal identification because of potential predators, but misrepresenting oneself would constitute lying.[9]
  3. There is a strong reason to abstain from “private” chats between a man and a woman, similar to the laws prohibiting “Yichud” – Seclusion of a man and woman. [10]
  4. One must ensure that there is a time limit for the chat so as not to lose time for important work or miss the time of prayers. [11]
  5. It is important to set a spiritual direction for internet use, even if it is without absolute precise laws, in order to avoid spiritual challenges, guide us away from the forbidden, and allow us to sanctify Hashem’s name in the world. [12]

Links

Sources

  1. EVERY HALACHA ON HALACHIPEDIA STRICTLY REQUIRES A SOURCE. PLEASE ADD SOURCE HERE, OTHERWISE THIS HALACHA WILL BE REMOVED. Minhag ha'olam; we're on here. There are some who hold it's forbidden to use but the general Minhag is to use it.
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  3. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow’s halachic guideline #5.
  4. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow’s halachic guideline #6.
  5. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow introduces his discussion of using internet chat rooms by highlighting the benefits and importance of human conversation.
  6. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow identifies these four potential dangers that are more prevelant in internet chat rooms than regular everyday conversations.
  7. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow's halachic guidelines for the internet #3
  8. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow's halachic guidelines for the internet #1
  9. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow's halachic guidelines for the internet #2
  10. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow guideline #4 at the end. Rabbi Mordechai Willig on yutorah.org elaborates on the issur of Yichud on the internet.
  11. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow guideline #5 at the end.
  12. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow guideline #6 at the end.