Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kinus in BMG about danger of smartphone, social media

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LAKEWOOD: A KINUS- will take place this evening in Lakewood yeshiva with regard to the spiritual dangers of smartphones and social media App's 6:30 in BMG Beren Hall Hook-up in other B"M speaking: -R' Malkiel Kotler -R' Matisyahu Salomon -R' Ephraim Waxman

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  1. Is a blackberry considered a smartphone?

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    1. It is a mentally impaired "smart phone"

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  2. App's?

    No apostrophe is necessary since apps is not possessive...

    How about the dangers of butchering the English language?

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    1. the old oxford dictionary i used as a kid in the '70s used to say that both with or without an apostrophe was acceptable for plural of acronyms or abbreviations. but the new online oxford dictionary says strongly not to use them except in two specific cases.

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  3. is not just spiritual danger these devices are social dangers the new generation uses their social media as an alternative to real relatonships and people and life skills

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  4. For someone who is not in business (bochurim etc) there is absolutely no reason to have a smartphone. Period. For anyone who does need it, make sure TAG filters your Internet browser. However, there is absolutely no reason to have whatsapp, facebook, twitter etc. If you claim you do need it you're fooling yourself. How many wasted hours of torah and family time is spent on these narishkeiten. You know this is the truth however it's highly addictive and excruciatingly hard to break away from it. This new year should bring the many necessary yeshuos.

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    1. I understand your point that there is no reason for anyone to have social media. BUT you don't have that nisayon, obviously. Some of us do.

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  5. How about an Asifa about living beyond your means? Leased cars, fancy homes, expensive baby clothes, $1800 strollers, expensive Bar Mitzvas, etc. etc.
    Do you think the children don't see the hypocrisy of living such a lifestyle, when they're taught in school a million times טוב לי תורת פיך מאלפי זהב וכסף?
    They number one cause for divorce in America is financial issues.
    The lust for materialism in this town is beyond sickening. Other than that (and the traffic), it's a beautiful town.
    Thanks for listening.....

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    1. A close number two cause is ... And the yearly tznius assifas aren't helping that. why do you think an assifa will help teach people they don't need to compete with others that have more money than them?

      לא תחמד has two parts in the past. Social media is one of the greatest sources of feeling of missing out and jealously, so at the end it's all connected.

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    2. By the tznius asifa is you looked around most of the audience' wives and daughter aren't the ones with the 24" sheitlech and too short skirts. Same with this asifas chizuk in BMG most of the oilam there doesn't have smartphones at all…

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  6. It was just hisoirerus, no takanos were shoved down peoples throat.

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  7. http://youtu.be/k40Seb6Qv4M

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