About Using Phones and Other Devices with Rabbinical Approval
BS"D, Elul, 5778
There are certain individuals who received a hetter from respected rabbonim to use, for the sake of their livelihood, advanced technological devices which are properly protected through accepted supervision. This is after their issue was inspected in depth and with integrity as to the true need for this use. But sadly, sometimes these devices reach the hands of family members, children and acquaintances, who are drawn to them and stumble in many ways.
Therefore, it is the position of daas Torah that even if one does have the permission to own such devices, he must be very vigilant not to be seen using it in public and certainly not to let it be used by friends and family.
We wish to fortify those who, even if they have a legitimate need, should make every effort to altogether avoid possessing them at all, and will thus draw upon themselves and their homes Heavenly assistance and much blessing.