In 2012, Agudath Israel of America filled up the Citifield Stadium to preach against the evils of the Internet. Some speakers issued global bans and others hawked filters. For a long time Agudah had no internet site. But for the last few months they have a website. They make believe it as something specific to their Lefkowitz Leadership Initiative.
Channeling civil engineers they admonish: “internet usage is only permitted with proper and adequate filtration.”
Marc Shapiro is amused by their accommodation to reality and speculates, “years from now we will probably be able to read in the official history of Agudath Israel of America how the Agudah was among the first to recognize the great value of the internet for spreading Torah, and how the Agudah immediately seized this opportunity. ”
UPDATE- Commenter “Shmilda” points out that they had a website for the 2015 convention but they didn’t officially acknowledge it was theirs. He writes, ” That has some audio and video without the warning about proper filtration systems. Maybe the water is cleaner up in Stamford?”
Commenter “Sdom vaAmora Adma Tzvoyim Tzoar (5 Towns)” points out the Lefkowitz center is named after Israel Lefkowitz, a man embroiled in financial scandal and an enemy of frum blogs and a defender of Agudah’s handling of sex abuse.