Perek Shira: The Trees Sing - Will There Be Newspapers When Moshiach Comes?
An older fellow once explained to me that newspapers are probably here to stay. They are a wonderful medium to publicize news and certainly in the times of Moshiach there will be important information to disseminate. The main difference between today's newspapers and those in the days of Moshiach's is that in the days of Moshiach newspapers will be much thinner. Why? When you take out of the newspaper the Lashon Hara, the lies, and the Shtuyos there isn't much left to it. Since under Moshiach's watchful eye none of these things will make past the editor we will have very small newspapers.
Who will be the big winner from this drastic downsizing of the daily paper? The trees of course. 250 million trees are cut every year just to print newspapers in the United States. One leading newspaper uses an astounding 75,000 trees a week for its Sunday paper alone.
Ilanos ShebaSadeh Oimrim "Az Yiraninu Kol Atzei Hayar Milifnei Hashem Ki Va Lishpot Ha'Aretz"; Then (in the time of Moshiach) the trees of the forest will sing before Hashem who will come to judge the land... and you thought that only you wanted Moshiach now!
Li, 2007-10-25 06:25:00 First of all, very funny. You are entitled to the funny award for today.Second, for every problem there is at least a partial solution. I think that people don't know how to create a lashon hara free publication. Really. Because I know there's some very nice Rabbis and good people who try but within two seconds of a speech lashon hara is on the menu. I would suggest giving classes using sample speeches (not real people just examples) and articles which have this problem and then give examples of speeches and articles with no lashon hara and then have people come up to speak and then grade them on their speeches. So, maybe I want to talk about the garbage on the street and what to do about it. So then an audience would take down notes and grade the speech for any material they found offensive. It would be really worth it to do something like this. When I see something without lashon hara I feel so joyful. So let's start up some classes and encourage people to get into the habit of writing and speaking without the lashon hara.