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11 Nissan 5765 - April 20, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Vaadat HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tikshores

Notice and Warning

A. MIRS has met all of the demands of the rabbonim as agreed upon in the contract, which required the company to provide cell phones without content services and an agreement that the level of blocking would be increased at the end of three month in such a way that it would no longer be possible to alter the device. Each card will recognize its own number alone and it will be impossible to transfer cards from one device to another, even among the kosher devices.

B. In light of the fact that various people have been tampering with the current blocking features (for financial and other reasons), the identification system has already been introduced and will be installed in phones already purchased.

C. Reports in a certain weekly (as well as various libelous writings) alleging MIRS misled the rabbonim are lies. It was known in advance that expert hackers would be able to partially breach the blocking feature, but this poses no threat to the public since it is not readily accessible — and in fact, even this slight possibility has now been blocked by MIRS.

D. Since this involves complex, innovative technology there may be mishaps and temporary breaches any of which will be dealt with immediately, be'ezras Hashem.

E. The public campaign, which directly affects everyone in Klal Yisroel, demands constant vigilance against the destroyers of religion. All reports intended to weaken the campaign or denigrate its heads is an act of causing the masses to sin and a deed of Amolek—asher korcho baderech. Those who lead incitement against the campaign and work toward its downfall will not be cleansed of sin and defy the rulings and recommendations of gedolei Yisroel. Therefore the public has an obligation to hinder these attempts to interfere.

F. It has been decided that if any cellular company had a hand in falsifying programs and harming gedolei Yisroel that company will not be allowed to receive a hechsher in the future.

G. As we have already stated whoever has a need for a cell- phone must change their subscription services immediately and use only cell phones that have received our approval.

The members of Vaadat HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tikshores


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