electronics can be kosher?

Who knew?  I am a week or so behind in reposting this link, but I was reminded about this article my friend Sammy directed me to.  She too is a Jew, so she thought I’d appreciate the humor.

An article on BBC News asks the question, “Is that cellphone kosher?”  Apparently, the kosher cell phones are just phones without access to any of the good stuff, but all I can picture is the rabbi in the factory, giving all of them a blessing….next to the salt.

The kosher cellphone looks like an ordinary cellphone, can make and receive calls, and may have a calculator and alarm clock.

Phone with the stamp saying Approved by the Committee of Rabbis for Communication Affairs

One of the defining features of kosher mobiles is a rabbinical stamp

But it cannot send or receive text messages, browse the internet or take photos – all activities that could potentially involve behaviour considered “immodest” among Haredis.

For example, SMS capability could lead to the unwitting receipt of mass text messages publicising secular events. It could also be used as a method of illicit communication between male and female teenagers.

And all photos of women are forbidden, as is accessing websites with content deemed inappropriate.

The phone’s other defining feature is a rabbinical stamp of approval, similar to those seen on kosher food items.

Ill say it.  Sometimes, I wonder….


2 responses to “electronics can be kosher?

  1. I’m soooo going to text you something Yiddish!

  2. Oy.

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