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Comic: “Dad, Whats That?”

Caricature artist Yechiel Ofner drew up what tomorrows children may ask their father. With the advent of technology permeating deeper in our day to day lives, seforim and books may become obsolete.

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#1 Comment By artist On February 5, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

this is great!

#2 Comment By Not Going to Happen On February 5, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

since you can not use these high tech items on shabbos. Seforim and books will never be obsolete

Although as a side note they do save a lot of space not having to have lots of book cases in your house
and still have all the seforim in your device

#3 Comment By never On February 5, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

How could they possibly become obselete? Do you think people will stop learning on Shabbos??

#4 Comment By Mendel On February 5, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

Why do we have to read the tefilla from the phone? Why don’t they just add an option to text it?

#5 Comment By rivkie On February 5, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

Well the Rebbe wanted bayit maleh seforim…I guess he foresaw this as well.

#6 Comment By anon On February 5, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

I guess with shabbos and yom tov that will never happen

#7 Comment By E On February 5, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

Part of the reason we have bayis molei seforim is so they stare us in the face and remind us to learn. That will never happen with technology.

#8 Comment By wondering On February 5, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

SADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

#9 Comment By hi On February 5, 2013 @ 11:26 pm

Israel will make one u can use on shabbos one like the shabbos phone and shabbos elevator

#10 Comment By weird On February 6, 2013 @ 1:04 am

I find it weird when I see people davening from technology devices. Just seems inappropriate. You can make all the excuses u want but its quite odd.

#11 Comment By to No. 10 On February 6, 2013 @ 8:57 am

I find it odd too, but then I recall that once upon a time bound books were also very odd new fangled things too. Those folks who liked their stone tablets and parchment or papyrus scrolls must have thought books were problematic. And, of course, there was great opposition to the printing press.

#12 Comment By Old Fashioned On February 7, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

I am wondering. What is the status of shaimos with computers and all the other devices having Torah on them?

#13 Comment By i dont like it… On September 17, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

imagine shtieging gemarah on a tablet.
it doesn’t feel right