Jerusalem (Reuters) – An Israeli rabbi has composed a prayer to help devout Jews overcome guilt after visiting porn web sites while browsing the Internet.
“Please God, help me cleanse the computer of viruses and evil photographs which disturb and ruin my work…, so that I shall be able to cleanse myself (of sin),” reads the benediction by Shlomo Eliahu, chief rabbi in the northern town of Safed.
Which raises the following questions:
1. Why compose a prayer to deal with the guilt after visiting the porn sites. Shouldn’t the prayer be to help us avoid the porn sites?
2. When is a Rabbi going to compose a prayer to help Jews overcome guilt after visiting their mothers?