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Chabad Rabbi Wishes WhatsApp Was Down For Longer

Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Ata Chaim Shlomo Diskin was officiating a wedding when the world's largest social networks crashed last week. "People don't anymore have a life of their own," he laments about the "addiction." Full Story

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Lesson learnt is
October 10, 2021 8:08 pm

As soon as you let someone or something “take over your life”, you lose YOUR life! Thank G-d, I never used/had any social media platforms (besides YouTube) because I never needed them. If I need them, I have them. if I can live without them, then I dont need them.

Absolutely Right!
October 10, 2021 8:13 pm

people need to realize how detrimental these tumedike platforms are. i personaly have a kosher phone, and things are way better.
even if a dumb phone still has internet, you can bring it to someone to modify the chipboard and filter it.
in yeshivah, ye had a huge mivtzah for kosher phones, and the entire atmosphere changed!

WhatsApp is important
October 10, 2021 8:24 pm

Facebook and Instagram, promote competition and strife and misery. WhatsApp is often used for calling into Simchas for people who can’t make it. So WhatsApp is one of our more essential apps, especially when we’re often so far away from one another.

phone call
Reply to  WhatsApp is important
October 10, 2021 8:58 pm

in you need to call in, call in a regular phone! no need for whatsapp

Consider the price
Reply to  phone call
October 10, 2021 9:46 pm

International voice calling is often quite expensive. WhatsApp calling just counts towards your data usage, so is far cheaper.

Yes
October 10, 2021 8:29 pm

The man is right.

Use for good
October 10, 2021 8:53 pm

As an out of towner living across ocean from family WhatsApp means I can call my parents grandparents siblings friends without the heavy cost of international calls It means I can see my family faces instead of only seeing them once a year I can keep in touch with the people in my community in Shlichus with broadcast groups for shabbos timings My father can ask for a 10th man for minyan easily Great to acknowledge the problem but show how to use it for the positive The Rebbe always stressed how things are in the world for us to… Read more »

Good point but
October 10, 2021 9:09 pm

Good point but we are all hooked up with WhatsApp through our schools, meetings, work, Torah classes – so it’s a good source of free communication platform …

all true....
Reply to  Good point but
October 10, 2021 9:59 pm

But until in turned off, you didn’t realize how addictive it was and still is. we made do without it for a day, without the statusing and ENDLESS groups and info and pics and and and and and וד”ל

Alcohol
October 10, 2021 10:44 pm

Alcohol can be used in a good way, such as kiddush or a l’chaim. It can also be abused if used in the wrong amounts, at the wrong time, by youth, etc. Whatsapp can be used in a good way, for recordings of shiurim, to call people overseas, to ask for rides, or other chesed but can also be abused, by spending too much time on it, posting inappropriate material, etc. –

Klipas nogah
October 10, 2021 11:10 pm

Whats so difficult to understand that there are good uses of wp and other platforms?
Its not a novelty….

idea
October 10, 2021 11:13 pm

get a tablet use a separate (free) Google number and only have watts app chats on the tablet. keep ur phone for personal contacts only.

your welcome.🤗

How?
Reply to  idea
October 11, 2021 2:59 pm

You will have 2 different numbers?

Rebbe says
October 11, 2021 1:12 am

Use it for good – give tzdoko using technology

Rebbe
Reply to  Rebbe says
October 11, 2021 1:28 pm

The Rebbe was happy and encouraged Tanya shuir in radio and on Jewish content on TV etc.
But NEVER encouraged a Lubavitcher to get a TV or Radio on the contrary the Rebbe said you are bring a church into your home by watching some priest speak on TV

Berel
October 11, 2021 2:26 pm

 “isn’t any less terrible than addiction to drugs, gambling or alcohol.”

 I mean it kinda is, just saying

Agree
October 12, 2021 9:00 am

I went off FB and whatsap two months ago, after much consideration. I have no regrets. More people should do this. Life is less stressful. B”H for giving me the courage. There are plenty of other ways to communicate with people, and to know whats going on in the world also. Most news is just stupid gossip anyway.

Just a reader
October 14, 2021 2:23 pm

I respect the Rabbi opinion. But it trully depends on who use the whatss app and for what reason. Whatss app is good if You tried to connect with good friends and family who live overseas. All my life eversince i was 18 years old i studied overseas and every week i have to use at least 100 dollars on pay paid phone card just to keep in touch with my parents and friends. I was happy when i got whatss app on my phone already few years i save money and i dont need to use it for other… Read more »

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