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Censorship – SOPA, PIPA, and the Talmud

The internet, among other communities and places, seems to be dedicating this week to censorship. And is doing so, of course, because of the US government bills: the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act. The Jewish community knows a lot about censorship. Primarily, the Talmud is a great source of reflection on this topic—not directly, in fact, but by way of how words in the Talmud reflect external and internal censorship. For examples from the Talmud, plus on more about Judaism’s relationship with censorship, please watch. I imagine I won’t be censored?

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Karen Thomashow

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