July 7, 2000

NEWS SIDEBAR: Rabbis’ Ban on the Internet Heeded _ Sometimes

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c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ When the rebbe of the Hassidic Belz ultra-Orthodox sect recently ordered his followers to stop using the Internet as a leisure-time recreational outlet, Eliezer Ram took his brand new home computer out of the house and gave it away. “It was kind of tough to swallow,” recalled the […]

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