Rabbis of the extreme Eda Haredit faction have waged war against a new technological enemy: Smartphones in general, and Apple products in particular.
Pashkevilim (religious ads) published in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods last weekend, claim the iPod, iPad, Blackberry and iPhone may deteriorate children’s education to “bottomless pits”.
According to the ads, the rabbis are lashing out at the devices as they allow people to connect to the Internet, which they believe contains “a great amount of destruction”.
An Eda Haredit source told Ynet’s local portal, Mynet, that the new battle was launched due to the smartphones’ growing popularity in the haredi sector.
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