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January 4, 2010

BAN CONTINUES: R’ Yisroel Hager Shlita: Don’t Buy Tefillin & Mezuzos From People Connected to Internet

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BAN CONTINUES: R’ Yisroel Hager Shlita: Don’t Buy Tefillin & Mezuzos From People Connected to Internet

The front page of the Sunday morning HaMevaser continues to carry the cry against the internet and chareidi websites. YWN-Israel checked, and at the time of this report, the website of R’ Meir Porush, who runs HaMevaser, is still operational.

This time the newspaper quotes HaRav Yisrael Hager Shlita, the son on the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita, who calls on the tzibur not to buy tefillin and mezuzos from anyone connected to so-called chareidi websites. The Rav’s comments come at the start of the Shovavim period, beginning with parshas Shemos and ending with Mishpatim.

The Rav connected his message to a dvar Torah from the Ksav Sofer, as well as quoting his father the Rebbe Shlita, adding that mosdos should not accept children from homes with internet connectivity. The Rav stated even if they only see “chareidi sites” they should not be accepted, warning over and over of the danger of bringing this ‘tuma’ into our homes. He added that teachers and rabbonim who are not committed to distancing themselves from the internet should not be employed in chareidi mosdos, deeming them untrustworthy for the responsibility of the next generation.

Rav Hager Shlita explained those rabbonim and teachers unwilling to heed the word of Gedolei Hador Shlita are simply unsuited to educate the children.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


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