Among the many debilitating addictions that can destroy someone’s freedom, internet addiction has become a worldwide problem in the 21st century, even within Israel’s religious Jewish community. The buzz of online activity, like gaming and gambling, and the availability of infinite sources of entertainment, make it hard to log off. Marriages are put in danger and individuals lose sight of what is really important to them.
In an environment where surfing the worldwide web is frowned upon and even banned by some Rabbis, using the internet carries an additional stigma. Religious Jews who find themselves addicted to the internet should get help from a therapist who understands what they are up against.
Contact us to arrange an appointment if you or someone you love is grappling with this problem.