We are distraught and still lacking a solution for our Jewish
brethren who must travel by plane. Today, during the flight,
passengers are exposed to a stumbling block in the form of
movies and this is within our control.
Therefore we hereby state our opinion that one must try
one's best to arrange a seat without movies. And if flights
to one's intended destination are available without movies it
is forbidden to book on other flights [with movies].
We call on all chareidim ledvar Hashem not to be
lenient in this matter, and every individual should firmly
demand of his travel agent to arrange this matter
in the most kosher manner possible.
May we gather strength in unity—ke'ish echod beleiv
echod—to make our travels holy and fitting.
May those who heed us be well and receive blessings for good.
Velamazhir velanizhor shlomim yitein kemei nohor. Ach tov
vochessed yirdefum kol yemei chayeihem le'orech yomim.
Yosef Sholom Eliashiv
Shmuel Halevy Wosner
Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz
S.Y. Nissim Karelitz
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Daas Torah from Maran HaRav Eliashiv, shlita,
and Maran HaRav Shmuel Halevi Wosner, shlita:
"Every one who boards a plane and sees that they intend to
screen movies must express his opposition and