Gedolim warn of the dangers of Wikipedia
A guest post by Philo
A GRAVE WARNING FROM OUR GEDOLIM, SHLITA, ABOUT THE ENTRY “GADOL” ON “WIKIPEDIA”
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.
HaRav Sender Philo, Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Evolving Jew
HaRav Michoel ben Yaakov, Shlita, Thrillereve Rebbe
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HaRav Elisha ben Abuyah, Shlita
Admor Yoel Sonehmedina, Shlita
HaRavYosef Chumros, Shlita