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January 03, 2013

Shas Agrees To Pull Free Smartphone Election App Seen As Trading Blessings For Votes

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef croppedThe Shas Party's clever attempt to skirt election law and offer blessings from Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in a manner that is closely tied to asking for votes has unraveled.

  Rabbi Ovadia Yosef cropped

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Shas Agrees To Pull Free Smartphone Election App Seen As Trading Blessings For Votes
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Do you remember the Sefardi haredi Shas political party's free smartphone app Maran Shlita that virtually follows Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef throughout his day and that allows users to send Yosef requests for blessings which Yosef can choose to answer?

The secular freedom from religion group Hiddush asked Elections committee head Judge Elyakim Rubinstein to ban distribution of the app late last week, claiming that the app was designed to convince people to vote for Shas based on the promise of receiving a blessing from Yosef.

Now Arutz Sheva is reporting that Rubinstein reached an agreement Thursday with Shas, and Shas will no longer distribue the app.

In its letter to Rubenstein asking him to ban the app, Hiddush reportedly noted that in four previous election campaigns, Shas illegally used blessings or amulets in exchange for votes.

"At least twice, the person who was behind this illegal use was the chairman of Shas at the time, the person who is responsible today for the party's election campaign, Rabbi Aryeh Deri," Hiddush noted.

Related Post: Secular Group Seeks Ban For Shas Smartphone App.

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Hasn't Shas always worked like this? The best little whore house in the Knesset? Only now they have a new app for it.

Apologies to Blondie (Call Me):

Color me your color, rabbi.
Color: black kipah.
Color me your color, Chacham.
You will receive "sechar".
Come up on your Kabbalah chart.
I know who you're voting for.

Call me (call me) on the line.
Call me, call me any anytime.
Call me(call me)I will shrive.
You can call me, but not Friday night.
Call me!

Cover me with contributions.
We'll work hand in glove.
Roll me in a big tallit.
I'll never get enough.
Elections come, I want some "pie."
I should be the Chief Rabbi.

Call me (call me) on the line.
Call me, call me any anytime.
Call me (call me)I will shrive.
When it's Shabbat, we'll have kiddish wine.
Call me.

Ooy, he speaks the languages of love.
Ooy, Chabibi, תשלם לי, תשלם לי.
Ooy, צאָלן מיר!, Ashkenazi, (צאָלן מיר!).
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, anyway!
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any day!

Call me (call me) in my life.
Call me, call me any anytime.
Call me (call me) Iphone.
Call me, call me for some holy crime.
Call me (call me) in my life.
Call me, call me on your Kindle Fire.
Call me, call me I'm your holy father, Chabibi.
Call me (call me) inner line.
Call me, call me any anytime.
Call me.
Oy, call me, oy vey.
Call me in my life.
Call me, call me any anytime

" Shas illegally used blessings or amulets in exchange for votes. "

So much for the "chosen people" of God who worship only one true God.

Get the chip off your shoulders, God did not choose us, we invented that, just like other cultures have invented their own versions of similar stories. Man made from dirt, everything created in six days, that the universe is only 6 thousand years old, men talking to burning bushes, Samson killing hundreds with only the jawbone of an donkey...and so on.

If you were a visitor from another planet, and read all this mumbo jumbo, you will not find it any different than Greek myth, especially the Odysseus saga, or Norse Myth to that matter.

Yochanan - this was a gem! Superb!! LOL!!!

If you were a visitor from another planet, and read all this mumbo jumbo, you will not find it any different than Greek myth, especially the Odysseus saga, or Norse Myth to that matter.

Right.

Thanks, Abra.

Cute, YL.

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