Saw the ad on the right at Vos Iz Neiaz adverstizing an Internet filter. It goes without saying that a Jew should not use the Internet without a filter (I use the Web Chaver buddy system and filter combination) but something just rubs me completely the wrong way about this advertisement. I assembled screen shots of the .gif ad to make this picture. Partly, it feeds into the problem Rav Moshe Weinberger notied in his article Just One Thing is Missing - The Soul wherein we feel that the underlying problem is unfiltered Internet, when it goes much deeper, to what kind of Yiddishkeit we are living. Filters without addressing that won't be effective. It also depicts children (or adults?) who are nichshol in Internet related aveiros as literal monsters. If people see themselves that way b'etzem, it makes teshuva much harder... People ought to listen to this shiur given by Rabbi Judah Mischel on Wednesday instead. Thoughts?