Gur Chassidus Bans WhatsApp – Except To Communicate With Non Jews Or Irreligious jews ONLY For Business


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gurA kenos to address threats from today’s technology was held on Monday evening 1 Iyar in the Gur Chassidus. 7,000 chassidim participated in the event in the Gerrer Beis Medrash including the Gerrer Rebbe Shlita.

The rebbe gave his bracha to participants and spoke of technology and those using approved devices after receiving a special dispensation. The main address was delivered by HaGaon Rav Meir Pilsker, one of the Roshei Yeshiva Chidushei HaRim, who spoke in no uncertain terms about ‘kedushas habayis’ and the absolute prohibition to bring technological devices into one’s home other than those with a heter for purposes of earning a livelihood.

Rav Nachman Gutterman detailed the threats posed by today’s technology and that “chareidi Jews must stay away from WhatsApp”. The only exception to this is communicating on WhatsApp with a non-Jew, or non-chareidi Jews towards earning a livelihood only.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Was that an innocent mistake by ywn putting “irreligious jews” in the headline and then writing “non chareidi jews” in the article or was this some sinister plot by ywn editor to equate the two?

  2. Reb pork,
    If you are going to end your extended hiatus from the ywn comments section could you at least try to keep the lashon Hora to a minimum?