Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"ולא קורדום לחפור בהם"? - Blog = Spade (T/F)

In the fourth chapter of Avot it is written:
רבי צדוק אומר, לא תעשם עטרה להתגדל בהם, ולא קורדום לחפור בהם: כך היה הלל אומר, ודישתמש בתגא חלף; הא, כל הנהנה מדברי תורה, נטל חייו מן העולם.
Just wondering what people think (including lurkers): would putting adsense up on my sight be a violation of "ולא קורדום לחפור בהם"? Looking at it simply the answer would seem to be: yes it is a violation. Placing an ad on a page dedicated to thinking about Torah would be using the Torah as a platform for making money (even if realistically speaking - in my case - it would be about $.005 a year). Is there any other way of looking at this or am I being too pious?

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