Sunday, August 10, 2008

iPod can be considered as a devil's toy, according to Israeli Orthodox Court

"A terrible plague is upon us, calming victims every day… these sinful devices were banned by all the great rabbis, but are still common in the haredi world… their devilish distributors want nothing more than to drive the people of Israel to sin, through movies and other abominations!"

That's what written on a pashkevilim (informative ads or posters often plastered in the Jerusalem's religious neighborhoods) found by electronic storeowners; whose store is located on the outskirts of Jerusalem's Meah Shearim neighborhood & whose stores located just off the capital's Shabbat Square.

Ynet has learned that the Orthodox Righteous Court of Law had, indeed, held a session on MP4 devices. The court ruled that the devices must be banned and issued a warning to all vendors not to stock them, saying those who do "will be subject to a court hearing," and giving vendors three week to comply with its ruling.

I understand that some religions & beliefs can be strict about new technologies, of course there are always two sides when it comes to modern gadgets: bad & good. But IMHO, I think it's up to the users themselves to seperate the good contents from the bad ones. Source is from

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