The following is the text of an advertisement that was
placed in Yated Neeman and other major chareidi newspapers in
Eretz Yisroel as well as put up in posters.
Since, due to our many sins, a number of breaches in
tsnius have resulted from the use of the computer, we
hereby declare that this issue is of the utmost important to
us, and that the future of beis Yisroel is dependent
on the observance of proper parameters of tsnius.
Therefore it has been decided to found a special beis
din of well-known rabbonim, to stand guard and to mend
the breaches in tsnius and chinuch wrought by
the computers, and to determine the correct conduct in this
issue that is of utmost gravity.
The following rabbonim have been chosen to serve on this
beis din: Rav Nosson Gestetner, HaRav Yitzchok
Zilberstein, HaRav Shlomo Zalman Ullman, HaRav Sariel
With the founding of the beis din, we plead with our
brothers to safeguard the sanctity of their homes, and to
beware not to purchase or to use computers, except in
accordance with the guidelines of the beis din, both
in respect to their use in the homes, and in respect to their
use in public places such as hotels, rest homes and so on.
All those who are concerned for their spiritual welfare and
that of their families, will not bring such destruction into
May those who observe the fences of purity and tsnius
merit to build true Torah homes, see much blessing from their
progeny, and witness the Geula shleima speedily in our
This was signed by 13 major gedolim arrayed across the
bottom. We cannot reproduce the array here.
Yosef Sholom Eliashiv
A. Y. L. Steinman
M. S. Shapira
Shmuel Halevi Wosner
Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz
Efraim Fishel Rabinowitz