It’s easy to look on in amusement as 40,000 Hasidic men recently gathered in a New York stadium to listen to their rabbis implore them to use the Internet sparingly, if at all.
But within their zealous attempt to hold back modernity lies a serious conundrum: How should parents guard their children from the dangerous excesses of the online world? What, if any, boundaries should be established?
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Jane Eisner, a pioneer in journalism, became editor-in-chief of the Forward in 2008, the first woman to hold the position at the influential Jewish national news organization. Under her leadership, the Forward readership has grown significantly and has won numerous regional and national awards for its original journalism, in print and online.