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An Israeli rabbi has written a prayer to be recited by devout Jews if they accidentally — or not so accidentally — view porn on the Internet. As CNN reports:

“Please God, help me cleanse the computer of viruses and evil photographs that disturb and ruin my work …, so that I shall be able to cleanse myself,” reads the benediction by Shlomo Eliahu, chief rabbi in the northern town of Safed.

(Thanks to Greg for finding this one!)

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