The Forbidden Fork, the Cell Phone Holocaust, and Other Haredi Encounters with Technology

  title={The Forbidden Fork, the Cell Phone Holocaust, and Other Haredi Encounters with Technology},
  author={Nathaniel Deutsch},
  journal={Contemporary Jewry},
Haredi Jews valorize tradition and explicitly reject the idea of progress on ideological grounds. Concomitantly, they are opposed to many innovations and are highly critical of the destructive potential of modern communication technologies such as cell phones with Internet capability that serve as pocket-sized portals between their insular communities and the wider world. In response to this perceived threat, Haredi authorities have issued bans on the use of certain technologies and have… 
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