Personal Growth

Monday Double Feature – Rabbi David Kalmus – and building fences on YouTube

These two videos – one last week via Zoom only and yesterday’s video via live class in Jerusalem. The first one talks about the importance of speaking out our prayers loudly to better help our prayers come into actual fruition. The second video focuses on the power of our ratzon (our will) – the more we want something the greater chance we have to manifest it in our lives. Hope you enjoy them!

One of the above videos discusses the need to build fences to protect us from outside influences. One of those is protecting our eyes from immodesty when watching YouTube videos. To circumvent this I did some research on Google and found the following methodologies to limit what I see when watching YouTube videos and avoid seeing immodest things without my consent. I’ve decided to post it here for those that are interested to help comply with what is referenced by Rabbi Kalmus above. Please note these are not my technical inventions but just stuff I researched on Google (and are public knowledge):

Here is how you can make YouTube a safer place. The key is the ability to go directly to the channels you subscribe to ONLY. Here is how to do it:

For Desktop – make a bookmark using this link:
120% screen zoom (which blocks out things you don’t want to see)

For Mobile – the app icon you should use:
Long press YouTube and then drag the subscriptions shortcut onto the home screen to make an icon! You can then edit the subscriptions icon to put the icon of the YouTube app.