December 23, 2011

My Kiruv Online History: WHAT A ROLLER COASTER RIDE!

Filed under: deep reflections,Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 4:21 pm

My Kiruv Online History: WHAT A ROLLER COASTER RIDE! First came making a website… I jumped on that 15 years ago with ilovetorah.com torahvideo.com and frumdate.com Then came youtube… when I was already the first and ONLY Jewish outreach person making videos online… but youtube took over… I had to go there and share in spreading torah videos… So my popular torahvideo.com site took second base. Then came Blogs which meant that people didn’t go to Torah sites as much… so i had to force myself to do blogs and my blog was really popular… but then came myspace… so my blog wasn’t important anymore even though there is thousands of Torah pages there www.ilovetorah.com/blog2 … then I had 20,000 people on myspace, one of the largest Torah communities which was overtaken by Facebook… so now all i have for outreach really is youtube and facebook until you all get bored of that and I have to pick up the next tool…. but my friends… I miss just a simple Torah website…. and nobody remembers the old days when I was doing this all by myself opening up doors in technology Kiruv never done before…. Now i just struggle to keep up. So I am about to post on my blog now but nobody really cares cause its not in right now like facebook which will soon fade out into the abyss like everything else. But the beauty of it all is that a few hundred people remember the beginning and a legacy online that even when it fades away… somewhere you will find me, somewhere will show up my Torah videos or writings.

2 Comments

  1. Keep on posting Reb Moshe, we need it!

    Comment by Keith — December 24, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

  2. “So I am about to post on my blog now but nobody really cares cause its not in right now …”

    Reb Moshe,

    You sweet, sweet soul. I CARE! I REALLY CARE MY FRIEND! Your videos and your singing have uplifted me in times of darkness!

    I have tremendous respect for your persistence for the last 15 years or so. You’re like a lone candle that refuses to be blown out by the shifting winds of technological trends and the hardships a soul encounters in this life.

    Your persistence has inspired me. You are an inspiration. You are one of my favorite expressions of HaShem. When I think of you I think of sincerity and dedication and wisdom and holiness my friend.

    If you have not yet gotten one, I wish for you a wonderful car! I hope you are showered with blessings. I plan to make a donation to your causes soon. I too am not a very rich man so my donations may be small but I want you to know that they will come with strong intention for you to be blessed by HaShem. May my small donations multiply as did Abraham for you Moshe!

    Your friend,
    Justin

    Comment by Justin — February 8, 2012 @ 6:38 am

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