Posted on | April 5, 2011 | By Administrator | 15 Comments
When it comes to dealing with non-Torah influences most families and communities build fences. The basic difference is how high are the fences.
There is probably a continuum of fence heights but the overall policies can perhaps be described as:
1) Let everything in and throw out that which is inappropriate
2) Let almost nothing in to keep out the inappropriate and in the process keep out much that might be appropriate
3) Let in the things that can help bring you closer to Hashem
How would you describe the fence building policies out there?
What have you found that works for you and your family?
Can you see the dangers and the benefits of the other approaches?
Do you think the main problem with high fences, is that they’re a bad idea or because fences are ineffective and can cause backlashes?
What are the major areas that fences are built in your home or community: Internet, TV, Music, Movies, Newspapers, Radio, Fiction Books, Non-Fiction Books?
What are the issues around communal fences as opposed to household fences?