The Holy Mosdois Ha'Torah made sure to organize huge protests against the Internet!
But where are the protests against the Mosdos HaTorah that took Federal Funds earmarked for computers and for the school buildings to be wired for internet?
Isn't that hypocrisy?
What are we teaching the children?
Why haven't we heard ONE SINGLE gadol being "moichah" on this?
I'm not talking about where the funds actually went, that is for the FBI to investigate, I am just lamenting the fact that with one mouth, they condemn the internet, threatening the children with expulsion, and at the same time applying for the school to be wired for the internet?
Back in the days when I went to yeshiva, I remember well when the Roshei Yeshivah would make choizik from Baali Batim ....
"What's going to be with you ... you will grow up to be a Baalei Booos? Chas V'sholem?"
"Oy Vey, that's a baal boos teretz to the toisfois,Ha ha!"
"Why are you davening with the Baalei Batim? You'll grow up to be a big am haaretz?"
"you're learning the Daf Yoimie? that's for the ama ratzishe baalei batim?"
As I grew up, I learned quickly that the Talmedei Chachumim were the "Baalei Batim" who knew far more than the "lomdeshe ama ratzim" in Kollel.I learned quickly that it was the Baalie Batim that were up 5 in the morning chapping a daf,(while the Kollel guys were fast asleep) running to work, reviewing the daf at lunch, and then after a hard days work, grabbing a bite and running back to shul for another shiur.
I learned rather quickly that the Baalei Batim were far more learned, far more honest and far more diligent in business dealing then the Rabbonim.
Now the naive Baalei Batim are wondering why the kollel guys that had the time to attend the anti-internet asifas ...are quiet and not saying one word in protest to the menahlim of Mosdos HaTorah that took millions to have the internet wired in the buildings!
The "baalei batim" are also wondering, "if the mosdos took the funds and didn't wire the schools, then why haven't the melamdim been paid in months?"
"Why did the "schar limud" go up if they had the millions from the internet grants?"