With teens spending up to 9 hours a day on social media (0:54), Rabbi Shlomo Farhi - in the first video of a four-part series - compares social media usage to like smoking cigarettes. A modern plague that both destroys relationships and wastes special times, Rabbi Farhi explains its essential addictive nature. This “dirty little secret” (2:55), based on the biblical idea that “it is not good for man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18), taps into humanity’s communicative purpose. However, as Rabbi Farhi explains, social media is becoming counter-productive to this aim, causing us to disconnect from our natural surroundings.
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