Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ignorance is Bliss...

...called "blissful ignorance". Unfortunately, it accomplishes nothing. A number of people have already discussed the Monsey internet "Asifa" that occured last night, which essentially told people why not to have the internet in their homes. I think this is a huge mistake, for a variety of reasons, but I'm not going to list those here.

On the Main Line has a post that covers what happened at the meeting, and DovBear and others have posted about it as well, but JewishPros gives a very good example worth noting: [edited]
If our Jewish "leadership" honestly thinks that banning things like the internet is good for chinuch, they are sadly mistaken. My sister in law goes to a girls school in monsey where there is no official uniform. Why? Because the principal said he wants the girls to learn how to dress properly in high school, so when they no longer are restricted they will make mature decisions. This school is actually educating children how to be responsible adults.
That's how education should be. As he finishes:
Banning internet does not educate our children...it creates weak-willed adults who end up getting lured into the same pitfalls that they were guarded against in their yeshiva or bais yaakov. Why can't our Rabbis see this?
A very good question.

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