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Sep 15 '19 at 0:00 comment added Al Berko @Alexander I'm such a local. I had a couple of those phones and was pretty happy. THis was completely predictable: As it becomes easier and easier to be a Jew in Israel the Rabbis are obsessed with finding new ways of making Kiddush Hashem by detaching the Haredi people from the secular majority.
Sep 14 '19 at 23:20 comment added Alexander As someone from the (far, far) outside looking in, this is absolutely bizarre. What are the locals' thoughts on this? Are they self-aware as to how strange this is (akin to the self-awareness the Mormons have w.r.t. the Book of Mormon play, where they frequently buy advertising space)? Or is it just some totally normal facet of society that's never brought up because it's so "obvious"/"natural"/"integrated"?
Sep 14 '19 at 16:44 history edited Al Berko CC BY-SA 4.0
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Sep 14 '19 at 7:39 comment added ruakh Re: "strangely they only knew of iPhone, and used that word exclusively for all smartphones": Well, it says "the impure iPhone and its like" (emphasis mine), which suggests that they did know of other smartphones, but didn't have a precise word for the concept. (And likewise for the other images found by your image search, except for a joke image where a "No entry for iPhone owners" sign has been photoshopped onto a Samsung store.)
Sep 13 '19 at 15:22 comment added DanF Detailed, but very interesting facts. Thanks.
Sep 13 '19 at 11:49 comment added Kazi bácsi It's a really detailed answer. I'd only add that most charedim that I saw in Bnei Brak simply used "not-so-smart" phones, and, as you say, usually only those had smartphones, who had a normal job.
Sep 13 '19 at 10:05 history edited Al Berko CC BY-SA 4.0
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Sep 13 '19 at 8:53 comment added Al Berko See also here how it all started: ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3650344,00.html
Sep 13 '19 at 8:48 history answered Al Berko CC BY-SA 4.0