Nearly 60K Ultra-Orthodox Jews Tackle Internet Peril at Citi Field Rally
Roughly 60,000 men are expected to attend, with more than 40,000 filling the baseball stadium, with an overflow crowd of roughly 20,000 packing nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium. Organizers told the Times they are looking for a way to keep the community’s online time "kosher," and free from Facebook trolling, incessant tweeting, and surfing for porn.
Ichud Hakehillos Letohar Hamachane, the rabbinical group behind the event, is also worried that the web hinders face-to-face interaction, the paper said.
The event is open to men only, the Times said. Women can watch via screenings to be held in Borough Park and Flatbush.
Meanwhile, a counter-rally is expected to be held outside the stadium, the Times reported. Protesters at that event are expected to argue that the Internet is not a problem in the Orthodox community, and that they should be more focused on other pressing matters, including child sexual abuse, the paper reported.