Rabbonim of Golders Green in London have placed an order for 6,000 kosher cellular telephones from Eretz Yisrael, the weekly BaKehilla reports. According to the Belz-affiliated paper, certain events that compelled the rabbonim to meet were directly related to cell phones, compelling the call for ‘kosher’ cell phones from Eretz Yisrael.
6,000 phones were purchased and sent to Israel to have the experts remove the phone’s SMS text messaging abilities disabled, as well as other services and features deemed unsuitable for the chareidi community.
It is reported that when the phones return to England, the rabbonim will release a kol korei for members of the chareidi community to use kosher phones only.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)