A recent picture of a rabbi in a compromising position that scandalized the haredi community was finally explained on Sunday.
Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak, renowned for his outreach work among Sephardi Jews, was photographed several weeks ago holding what looked suspiciously like an iPhone. This was surprising, to say the least, since the device has been roundly denounced by several senior ultra-Orthodox rabbis as being incompatible with a haredi lifestyle.
Yitzhak initially did not respond to the publication of the picture, but today the website of the organization he heads, Shofar, published a notice, titled “a clarification to prevent slander.” It said that the rabbi does indeed posses an iPhone but that he received permission to own one from Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the most senior Ashkenazi haredi rabbi in Israel.
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