If you’re like me, your email inbox and voicemail are filled with dozens of requests for many important causes.
Yet there are some causes that are like a meis mitzvah. GuardYourEyes is one of them.
No one really wants to touch the shmutz problem with a 10-foot pole and there is simply no other organization dealing with this rampant issue.
When it comes to a meis mitzah, the Torah teaches us to drop everything and get the job done
(Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De’ah 374:1).
GuardYourEyes is an organization which helps people whose lives were turned upside-down by one of the fastest-growing addictions in our community — the addiction to shmutz.
It’s a problem that’s extremely widespread and devastating tens of thousands of families of mainstream frum Jews. In some cases, it leads to divorce. In others, people suffer in silence, torturously living a double life. And in many cases their behaviour has reached the clinical level of addiction and they are unable to break-free on their own. (See this article by Dr. Rabbi Abraham Twerski).