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Facebooknacht: Rabbis purged from social network site Facebook over title “rabbi”

After having my account suddenly killed, I thought that perhaps it was an isolated case.

Then my email box filled with dozens of emails from rabbi listserves all with the same story.

Without warning. Without notice. Anyone who had the name Rabbi in their name had it removed.

But more damaging was that rabbis like me who are know only by one name – first or last – had their accounts disabled.

Today there are tens on thousands of people who have lost connections to their spiritual mentors and friends over some seemingly innocuous infraction of the Facebook laws.

We rabbis and priests and ministers and imams have many options- boycott Facebook over their anti clergy actions, perhaps just switch to other networking sites, maybe to submit to the discriminatory laws of Facebook.

What do you think?

19 Comments

  1. J. D. Edelman

    2/16/2009 at 12:46 pm

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    2/16/2009 at 1:26 pm

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    2/16/2009 at 4:10 pm

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    2/16/2009 at 4:19 pm

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    2/16/2009 at 5:24 pm

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    2/16/2009 at 7:52 pm

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    2/16/2009 at 8:47 pm

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