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Gedolim warn of the dangers of Wikipedia

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A guest post by Philo

KOL KOREH

A GRAVE WARNING FROM OUR GEDOLIM, SHLITA, ABOUT THE ENTRY “GADOL” ON “WIKIPEDIA”

BS”D

The danger of the Internet has long been known and publicized, that through it one could easily reach places that are incredibly filthy and fall into the pit of corruption, G-d forbid; and a proclamation by great rabbis has already come out regarding the serious prohibition for anyone who does not need this tool for anything other than absolute business, it is prohibited to use; and even someone who needs it for business, it must be completely filtered of any prohibited matter or image, and must be used entirely and only for business, nothing else.

Yet the Satan has found a way, that a site exists on the Internet known as “Wikipedia” – full of contamination, filth, foul language; slander, gossip, and degrading of Torah scholars.

We have learned that this site, which is supposed to be only a goyishe encyclopedia, contains, chas veshalom, entries that claim to give accurate information about the Torah world. This may fool erlicher yidden into being fooled that it is a legitimate place to learn about topics that pertain to Torah.

We have seen, with our own eyes, an entry on this site “Wikipedia” that is titled “Gadol”, and contains a list of Gedolei Yisroel.

But in that list, alongside names of our holy leaders such as HaRav Shalom Elyashiv and HaRav Elazar Shach, Z”L, the site lists such treife names as rabbi JB Soloveitchik, rabbi Kook, and rabbi Hershel Schachter!

This may lead people to think that such “Rabbis” are on the level of our Gedolim, Shlita! These “Rabbis” represent “Zionism” or “Modern Orthodoxy”, things that are not true Yiddishkeit! It may even lead innocent neshamos to conclude that it is OK to visit Yeshiva University, which could lead to mixed dancing, chas veshalom!

We have thus come to make clear our opinion, that of the holy Torah as we see it:

IT IS A SERIOUS PROHIBITION TO USE WIKIPEDIA FOR ANY REASON, AS THIS ENABLES THE WICKED MODERN ORTHODOXERS TO SPREAD THEIR EVIL INSIDIOUS MESSAGES.

He who heeds this shall be granted pleasantness and blessing.

May G-d, Blessed is He, have compassion and pity on His people of Israel, and redeem it from all woe; and return His people soon and may be merit to a complete redemption soon, Amen.

Signed:

HaRav Sender Philo, Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Evolving Jew

HaRav Michoel ben Yaakov, Shlita, Thrillereve Rebbe

HaRav Weirdal Yaknovic, Shlita

HaRav Elisha ben Abuyah, Shlita

Admor Yoel Sonehmedina, Shlita

HaRavYosef Chumros, Shlita

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  • A. Nuran

    You’ve got the rhythm and the tone. Your need to add more spelling mistakes and roughen up the grammar :)

  • peace

    Pretty funny. On a serious note however, in the name of “peace” people get all bent out of shape when one sect comes out strongly against another. I would think when it comes to hashkafa where there are different ways which some may deem dangerous to the spirituality of their followers, that they should go all out.

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  • Telz Angel

    I love love love this.

    Note, the wikipedia entry for Rabbi had some interesting discussions about “the ordination question” — much of it has be cleaned up since I first read it a while back. One interesting part of the question is the current practice of many community kollel rabbis and day school teachers to call themselves “Rabbi” as a generic title, without actually having s’micha. (If played well, this gives them a bump in pay and even some tax benefits) And yet, many of these kollel guys are instructed by their rebbees that they should avoid calling anyone with conservative ordination “Rabbi”, since we “should not recognize it”. In a similar manner, there are known cases where someone will be called “Rabbi” posthumously, despite no actual s’micha.

    So there is a real problem in this satire — that the term Rabbi has lost it’s luster. BTW, in my house we say please pass the “Chacham Bernays” sauce.

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  • ari

    wikipeida has got to be the most wholesome site on the internet

  • some jewish guy in montreal

    Yikes, I like rabbi JB Soloveitchik, not to mention Israel, the internet and facebook…guess Im going to hell. Rather be there with “my type” of people…something tells me it won’t be the same place with the nazis, molestors, and murderers…

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