The Badatz of the Eda Chareidis made a judgment allowing their kashrus supervisors to maintain a “hidden” filtered smartphone in the wake of the demolition of Nedarim Plus contribution apps and the ongoing protests and attacks on cellphone outlets.
The Vaad Kashrus supervisors who use filtered smartphones came under attack from extremists, so the Beis Din agreed to talk about the issue and allow their usage as long as they don’t use them in public.
According to Badatz, “even those who must possess such a device—filtered—should not take it out in public, and it should only be used for supervision purposes (as is required, regrettably, in various places where it is impossible to properly supervise without it) and following what the Badatz wrote in a special letter to those who have the authorization to use such devices in 5780.
“Those who do not need such gadgets should not have them at all,” the ruling continued, “and this must be vigorously enforced.
The Vaad Kashrus members must vigorously uphold these regulations, safeguard against technology’s adverse effects, and preserve the cleanliness of our camp.