Thousands of chassidim were present for the yahrzeit seuda for the Baal HaMaor Einayim ZY”A of Chernobyl, the “father” of the current Skverer dynasty.
Rabbi Yosef Yisrael Eisenberger, a member of the Skverer Badatz got up to address the tzibur. He told the tzibur that he was speaking on behalf of the Skverer Rebbe Shlita, who calls on all those with a computer in their home to remove it.
The rav stated that the kol korei from the rebbe shlita represents a new regulation in their ‘takanon’, and it refers to all computers, those with or without a connection to the internet. Regarding those who work at home, or in a side room or storage room of the home, they must simply find a new place to work as the computer must be removed from all homes in the community, without exception, stating a computer cannot remain in a place where one’s family resides.
Rabbi Eisenberger added the rebbe is aware this new regulation will not be an easy one for the tzibur to accept and comply with, but due to the ‘victims’ claimed by computers in homes, their simply is no alternative to removing the computers from homes.
After the rav spoke the rebbe shlita addressed the tzibur, explaining the importance of adhering to the new regulation. The rebbe explained he is aware of the good that comes from computers, including towards education for the little ones, but the dangers that lurk simply outweigh those considerations.
As a result, today, the hundreds of chassidim who have been working at home are now seeking office space to adhere to the rebbe’s words, the weekly BaKehilla reports. A vaad has been established to assist them in ‘purifying’ their office and finding suitable lodging for their businesses.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)