Israeli publication Ynet reveals the holy war being fought by Rabbis against the greatest threat facing the Jewish people:
Ultra-Orthodox rabbis are stepping up their war on smartphones, using the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah as an excellent opportunity to prove just how serious they are.
On Monday evening, during the traditional singing and dancing with Torah scrolls at the Porat Yosef Yeshiva in Jerusalem, yeshiva head Rabbi Moshe Tzadka ordered one of the worshippers to break his phone.
The Anash News website reported that immediately afterwards, the rabbi ordered anyone in need of salvation to receive a blessing from the man – as a sign that his spiritual level was higher after destroying the device.
Before the phone was broken, Rabbi Tzadka said it was a mitzvah of “Kiddush Hasem” (martyrdom) and that performing it was like acting on the verse dealing with idolatry: “Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones.” (Deuteronomy 7:5)
After the phone owner broke the device in two with his hands, the rabbi called on the audience to repeat after him, “So may all your enemies perish, Lord!” (Judges 5: 31)
Let’s not forget that these are the same kinds of people who have no issue with loathing Arabs and stealing their land because God told them to do so.