Viruses and the Evil Urge

Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): David Kraemer

Research Area: Culture and religion; Media, telecommunications, and information

Keywords: Technology; Jewish Values

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author discusses computer viruses and the people who send out false messages about them. He describes them as possessing "yetzer hara," the urge to do evil for its own sake.