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3 Elul 5765 - September 7, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Vaadas HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tikshores
Founded and Under the Guidance of Gedolei Yisroel Shlita

HaGaon R' Boruch Shraga, av beis din of the Jerusalem Rabbinate and Beis Yosef; HaGaon R' Tzvi Friedman, member of the Shearis Yisroel Beis Din; HaGaon R' Yisroel Fishbein, member of the Agudas Yisroel Beis Din; HaGaon R' Amrom Offman, moreh tzedek at the Eidoh Chareidis; HaGaon R' Yosef B. Wosner, member of the Elad Beis Din

Telefax: 02-5381858

BS"D, End of Menachem Av 5765

Important Public Announcement

Based on the instructions of maronon verabonon shlita we have been working besiyato diShmayo with cellular communications operators to have them develop and market cellular phones free of stumbling blocks. Many in the community of yirei Hashem made haste to carry out the call by chachomim shlita, and switched to the kosher phones we authorized.

We are now giving notice that following much toil besiyato diShmayo the range of kosher models has been expanded with the inclusion of additional companies that made legally- binding agreements to develop and market cell phones according to our demands, i.e. designed only for conversation, and even expressed their willingness to ease the financial burden on the public in order to allow them to trade in their phones for approved models at a minimal cost to allow every member of the chareidi public to carry out the instructions of our rabbonim shlita and to select the cell phone suited to his needs. (This does not extend to those segments of the chareidi public, such as yeshiva and seminary students, who were instructed not to use cell phones at all—even authorized cell phones.)

1. Now whoever has a need for a cell phone should use only devices bearing the committee's stamp of approval. The following is a list of approved models:

Mirs 057-31 . . . Motorola i830 i90 i265;

Pelephone 050-41 . . . Telit x100

Cellcom 052-76 . . . Nokia 8260 6120

Note: Only phones with the prefixes listed above are approved models.

2. Only the models listed above were checked by experts and approved. Other models currently held by the public and sold by the cellular companies were not checked or approved.

3. The approved phones will only be sold at specially designated points of sale whose locations will be announced soon.

4. Anyone who knows of a phone number that should be blocked or any hitches or mishaps is requested to leave a message at the committee phone center. Telefax: 02- 5381858.

May it be His will that the honor of Heaven increase and may those who heed merit nachas from their offspring.


Boruch Shraga

Tzvi Friedman

Yisroel Fishbein

Amrom Offman

Yosef Binyomin Wosner


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