The Internet is becoming a system increasingly used for providing
entertainment and information exchange. It is serving millions of people
throughout the world. Among them are many observant Jews who use the Internet
for their work, or to exchange information.
However, one of the natural phenomena of the Internet is a proliferation
of sites presenting tasteless, disgusting material which is often halachically
prohibited as well. If someone wants to protect himself from the prohibited,
it becomes difficult to find the good material for which he is looking.
Although hundreds of sites and pages dealing with Judaism have
already been established, the availability of Torah Related material is insufficient.
The dissemination of Torah-Judaism and the word of G-d with audio video
and text has not yet been used in full. Providing for the religious and
spiritual needs of the many Jewish users of the Net has yet to be adequately exploited.
Eshnav Web Services, a company which has been involved with the
establishment of Internet sites since 1995, has set itself the goal of
contributing to the improvement of the present situation. With the generosity of HaMa'ayan Institutions of Be'er Sheva, under the leadership of Rabbi Natan Spector, one of the largest disseminators of Torah in Eretz Yisrael, a team has been put together to concentrate on the establishment of a large Internet site.
This large site, under the name of Torah.Net, will also achieve, G-d willing, a great qualitative edge over the others as well.
It will supply high-level Torah material. It will serve as a forum for
users' conferences. It will provide a congenial framework for the Internet
sites of individuals, institutions and companies dealing with Judaism.
Torah.Net is intended to be a major site for the Jewish
surfer on the Net.
On Torah.Net you will find divrai Torah in three languages on the weekly parsha, holidays, on education and prayer.
It will contain a calendar with all the halachically important times, a
discussion forum, interesting and beneficial Internet sites, and a Bet
Hora'ah where you can ask halachic questions and get responsa from a recognized halachic authority.
The building of any Internet site is a dynamic process which
never ends. Unlike printed material it is possible on the Internet to constantly update your information in real time. The constant improvement of the quality and quantity of information is a real challenge.
We hope that you will enjoy it. Assuredly, we will be constantly
improving it and adding material to it all the time.
Bookmark Torah.Net on your list of links. Join our other members,
and we will be glad to keep you informed about all the new information
coming on line.
We will also be glad to receive from you opinions and suggestions
about how we can improve the site. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working together with you we can realize our goal: turning the Internet
into a medium for spiritual elevation and the study of holy material in
Hosting and establishing Internet sites
Torah.Net is a hosting sites of individuals, institutions and companies
who want to benefit from the full value of advertising in a Jewish and
congenial framework at a reasonable price.
We can provide: design, translation and programming a system for taking
orders and an automatic e-mail answering service.
Hosting an Internet site up to 5 pages: $10/month, payment of one year
Design, translation and programming (if needed)from: $500.
Get more information at: email@example.com.
E-mail address under torah.net
For the price of $50/year you can receive a permanent e-mail address
that will read: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will not change when you switch Internet connection provider, and it
will immediately make known your participation and identification with
the world wide Torah community.
E-mail sent to you at this address will be automatically sent to your existing
address, or you can draw your information direct from the Torah.Net server.
Get more information at: email@example.com.
The TORAH.NET Team
Director: Ofer Gissin
English translator: Rabbi
French translator: Daniel
Graphic Designer: Alon Chechik
Rabbi Natan Spector
Rabbi Chaim Feldman