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For haredi Orthodox, Internet threat hearkens back to the Enlightenment

To the outside observer, the haredi Orthodox anti-Internet rally at New York’s Citi Field may have looked uniform: a single mass of black hats, white shirts and brown beards. But the 40,000-strong crowd at the May 20 event was far from homogeneous. Yiddish speakers sat next to Anglophones. Chasidim… Read more »

Haredim fill N.Y. baseball stadium to decry error of Internet’s ways

Some 40,000 haredi Orthodox men filled Citi Field in New York to rally against the dangers of the Internet, May 20, 2012. (Ben Sales)

NEW YORK (JTA) — The sellout crowd that filled Citi Field on Sunday night wore black and white, not the New York Mets’ blue and orange. And instead of jeering the Philadelphia Phillies or Atlanta Braves, they faced a foe that was, to hear them talk about it, far… Read more »