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Your child has been thrown out of the school. The reason? You don’t have a kosher cell phone

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The BCC has an article concerning the whole entire ‘kosher cell phone’ frenzy that is surging across Israel in the Hareti sector.

So apparently, text messaging is not kosher, taking pictures or having a camera on your cell phone is not kosher, and being able to check the internet isn’t kosher either. So you can’t take a picture of your friends learning, or text your chavrusa you’ll be late, or check the stocks to make you pray harder to Hashem.

EVERYTHING can be abused to do sins. But this is over the top. B”H it really hasn’t penetrated the US however it is sad to see that Haredi people in Israel are now thinking that a shidduch can be ruined because a family has an ‘unkosher’ cell phone!

I repeat that bracha I wish Hashem would give us all from my previous comment on a previous post


Written by frombrooklyn

October 6, 2008 at 1:20 PM

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  1. Its absurd.

    “EVERYTHING can be abused to do sins. But this is over the top”

    Quite right. Next, they’ll ban women,, oh wait, they already did, with seperate sidewalks and all.

    Jacob Da Jew

    October 6, 2008 at 3:24 PM

  2. You believe what the BBC writes? Without a single source other than “Avi”?



    October 7, 2008 at 2:08 PM

  3. No, I believe the many friends I have over in Israel who are either there for Yeshiva or who are married (mainly Kollel) who say the same thing.

    I am just pointing out this is the first news source I have seen write an article about it – so therefore I can point it out to people to tell them to read about it themselves instead of hearing me say ‘guess what I heard from my friends’


    October 7, 2008 at 4:59 PM

  4. I’ve heard that in some of the Haredi neighborhoods, unless an advertisement has a kosher cell phone number, the fliers/posters can’t be hung and the ads can’t run in the Haredi publication.

    Devo K

    October 12, 2008 at 8:14 PM

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