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5 Shevat 5760 - January 12, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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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 Rosenberg.

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 their homes.

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 times.

This was signed by 13 major gedolim arrayed across the bottom. We cannot reproduce the array here.

Yosef Sholom Eliashiv
A. Y. L. Steinman
Yisochor Dov
M. S. Shapira
Shmuel Halevi Wosner
Mordechai Twerski
Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz
Nissim Karelitz
Shmuel Auerbach
Shimon Ba'adani
Efraim Fishel Rabinowitz
Shalom Cohen
Moshe Zadka

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