Rabbi Smashes iPhone, Rants Against Those Who Own One
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
In a synagogue in the Bnei Brak neighborhood of Pardes Katz yesterday, Rabbi Lior Glazer – reportedly called the “the preacher of uprightness” by his followers – asked his listeners to destroy their iPhones.
The rabbi ranted against the mother of all smart phones as one sat helpless before him on a table, and claimed it had destroyed lives.
“A religious person who owns this impure device is an abomination and a disgusting, vile villain,” Glazer fumed during his anti-smart-phone rant, which was reported by Devorah Ginzburg in Hebrew on haredi news website Lada’at and afterward by the Jerusalem Post.
When he finished condemning the iPhone and those who own one, Glazer recited a short prayer calling for the destruction the nation of Amalek, the biblical archenemy of the Jewish people and the rabbinic paradigm of all evil.
Then Glazer picked up a hammer and smashed the iPhone lying helplessly on the table in front of him over and over and over again until all that remained were small pieces.
Glazer’s anti-iPhone rant was part of a longer sermon calling for repentance before the Jewish High Holidays, which begin Sunday night.
[Hat Tip: The Lion.]