Saturday, December 10, 2005

Cleveland school one ups Lakewood

Before any Lakewooders distraught over the internet ban moves to Cleveland:

Cleveland Jewish News

...Some of Appels children attend Mosdos Ohr HaTorah, a rigorously Orthodox school in Cleveland Heights, which requires parents to sign a pledge that they have no home access to the Internet. Exceptions are made for parents, like Appel, who need the Internet for work.
But when they enroll their children at Mosdos, parents must promise that computers equipped with Internet connections are strictly off-limits. Similarly, Mosdos parents pledge that they have no TV sets in their houses.
At a time when a nation of frustrated web surfers complain about the evils of the Internet, from offensive pop-up ads to scurrilous spam, Mosdos is actually doing something about it, say its parents. Its not a choice all Orthodox Jews make, but Mosdos educators insist their students do not suffer from their lack of experience with the Internet.
Mosdos has had its Internet ban for years, ever since the advent of the Internet, says Rabbi Shmuel Berkovicz, the schools Hebrew principal.
We feel that the filth the Internet has is just a click away, and it is against what we stand for, says Berkovicz. Therefore , we ask parents to pledge that their children will never be on the Internet.....

"Sign...never be on.."- more chomor than Lakewood!
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 6:17 PM

12 Comments:

Blogger Disgruntled Mirrer said...

Please!!
Leave the Internet alone!
Youre a bunch of crazy fanatics who are uneducated, and lack any remote semblace of logical thinking!

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lunacy is spreading.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Avi Yitzchak HaYehudi said...

Kol HaKavod to Mosdos! Any honest individual who has surfed the internet would not want their children near it.

Who would allow their children an unsupervised visit to a scientific research laboratory where along with vast storehouses of knowledge that can be accessed by simply opening select doors they can also be bombarded by deadly radiation by opening others? No parent who really cares!

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Any honest individual who has surfed the internet would not want their children near it."

The issue is not keeping children from the internet; on that most people agree. The problem with these "takanos" is that they target *the parents*, not the kids.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oNCE A SCHOOL KNOWS THAT THEY CAN CONTROL THE PARENTS BY THREATNING TO EXPELL THEIR CHILD THEN THERE IS NO END TO WHAT THE SCHOOL CAN DO IN THE FUTURE TO BLACKMAIL YOU IN TO ANYTHING.
I KNOW A CASE IN A CERTAIN SCHOOL WHERE THEY MADE THE PARENTS INSTALL A HIGHER MECHITZAH AROUND THIER SWIMMING POOL OR ELSE THEIR DAUGHTER CAN NOT COME BACK TO SCHOOL.
iSAW THE MECHITZA . IT WAS KOSHER LECHOL HADAYOS BUT THERE WAS ONE SICK KANOYI ON THE BLOCK WHO RAN TO THE JEWISH AUTHORITIES AND MADE A STINK ABOUT It AND IT COST HIM MORE than 3,OOO DOLLARS TO HAVE IT RAISED UP .
DO YOU WANT THEM COMING INTO YOUR HOUSE ON A *WALK THROUGH* before they give you an answer on whether your child is accepted to thatschool or not?
Do you want them asking you which mikva your wife goes to?
If this continues this way i guarentee you that it will happen.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, what's to stop them from "assuring" computers altogether? I have no doubt that is their next step; it has already been implemented in Gottlieb's own school.

Original Anonymous

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Btw. Is Gotliebs school also under Benny Heineman and Gershon Speigal? If it is i can not understand for the life of me, how benny H And G speigal fall for Gotliebs crap.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've said it once and I'll say it again:What planet are these people from? Certainly not the one I inhabit. Disgruntled mirrer: more power to you.I'm not just sad, I'm afraid of situations such as those anonymous described about the swimming pool. The sad, sad truth: These people are bringing to bear tragic memories our people have of the KGB and like "organizations." Except this time it's the Jews who are the secret police. Hashem, please save us from ourselves.

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Is Gotliebs school also under Benny Heineman and Gershon Speigal?"

Yes, it's Heineman's school. I never heard that Spiegel is involved. Isn't he a to'en?

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes G. speigal is a big time Toen.
He was very involved in getting that wacko Gottlieb from israel.
But g. speigal is a very very normal guy so i am not quite sure how he fell for him.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask him.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Yeshiva Orthodoxy said...

Please don't disparage any person or place.

2:27 PM  

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