Rabbi Raffi Bilek
Halachos of the Internet
This weekend I came across a booklet on the halachos of the internet (offered for free out of a cardboard box in my shul). I immediately grabbed a copy, eagerly expecting to discover exactly how many issurim de’oraisa I am violating every time I pop open the internet. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by what turned out to be a pretty useful set of topics, such as whether having a webcam on can resolve a yichud problem (yes) or whether you are allowed to use someone else’s wi-fi without asking them (no). A rather useful booklet for an Orthodox Jewish therapist who is heavily invested in internet usage. I believe it was written by a learned person in Monsey, NY. You can actually see the whole thing online (ha!) at www.ihalacha.com.