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'Worse Than the Holocaust': Why Phone Numbers Frighten Israel's ultra-Orthodox Rabbis So Much

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis are in crisis mode over a looming change in regulations over mobile phone numbers, frantically trying to constrict their followers in an off-grid ghetto. They’re fighting a losing battle

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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The meeting on Monday at the Communications Ministry in Jerusalem was unprecedented. A delegation of rabbis, Hassidic leaders, yeshiva deans, members of the Councils of Torah Sages of all three ultra-Orthodox parties, came to meet Minister Yoaz Hendel, at their request.

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