04.27.12

Citi Field – Available For International Soccer, Pop Concerts…And Anti-Internet Porn Rallies

Posted in Baseball, New York, New York, Religion, Ugly New Stadiums at 12:43 pm by

(one of the many dangers of not using the internet is that you might have no idea what venue you’re looking for)

Jewish Press reports that “tens of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews will participate in a huge rally to be held on Sunday evening, May 20, at Citi Field (Shea Stadium) in Queens, New York, to combat the evils of the Internet and the damages caused by advanced electronic devices.”  Presumably, none of those in attendance will require the password to Citi Field’s wireless network.

The website JDN cites one of the event organizers who said: “This will be a mass rally never before seen in the history of Orthodox Jewry in the U.S. It will be a gathering of  unity of all the Jews living in the U.S., a gathering to disseminate information and a prayer rally for the success of Klal-Israel’s war on the Technology which threatens the sanctity of the homes of Israel.”

The “Gdolei Israel” (leading sages) behind the conference have specifically ordered to schedule it for the eve of Rosh Chodesh Sivan, a day which is considered particularly fortuitous when it comes to children’s education, since the goal of their campaign is to save the generation from the ravages of advanced technology.

Though I’m having a little trouble with the notion the internet is being used to publicize an event designed to fight the internet’s pervasive influence, I’m also a tad disappointed these kooks folks couldn’t have joined forces with Stephen Baldwin and made it a multi-denominational happening.

One Response to “Citi Field – Available For International Soccer, Pop Concerts…And Anti-Internet Porn Rallies”

  1. Albert says:

    It just doesn’t make sense. Why do they use internet to promote this if they hate it?

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