In a Motzei Shavuos talk with chassidim, the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita spoke out about using WhatsApp and Telegram and the need to cut oneself off from the mobile apps.
In the Vishnitz tisch ending the yomtov, the rebbe spoke out in no uncertain terms against the prohibitions of using these programs. The tisch was attended by thousands of chassidim in Bnei Brak.
Many chassidim spent the two day Shabbos/Shavuos weekend in the presence of the rebbe and were attending the motzei yomtov tisch. “The family is destroyed not just because of an iPhone but due to the use of these programs, WhatsApp and Telegram,” the rebbe stated.
It is reported that many chassidim that were using the programs mentioned disconnected themselves immediately in light of the rebbe’s words.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)