Community in Conflict: Hasidic Jews & Tech

Forbid the use of smartphones

June 12, 2018 - 9:47 am

Many Hasidic Jewish communities in New York and neighboring New Jersey forbid the use of smartphones, social media and technology. Why? The answer may come from a watershed moment in the Hasidic culture, where ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders held a summit in Citi Field to condemn technology.

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