Photo: Shattered Phones Shown to Rav Chaim Kanievsky


On Erev Rosh Hashanah, on the way to the mikvah, Rav Chaim Kanievsky was shown a box of shattered smartphones.

It was explained to Rav Chaim that the phones had previously belonged to people who undertook to do away with their smartphones as a kabbolah for the new year.

Rav Chaim wished those who made this kabbolah “bracha v’hatzlacha.”

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. There are so many tzedaka organizations that take unwanted cars, furniture, clothing, sukkas and food – would it be possible for an organization to accept used smartphones and sell them to non-Jewish customers?

  2. I just want to say goodbye to everyone as i am about o smash my computer after being inspired by this dumb shallow piece of news that should not be publicized. Dnt get me wrong i am very for filtered internet, i am just anti eshugaim who have nothing better to do then try to tell people thay need to smash their phones or they are going to gehinom.

  3. I would ask those well-meaning individuals to please, next time, sell the box of smartphones to nonjews (alibaba will do if they are afraid of ebay) and then I will personally take care of destroying the cash. Destructively destroying all of the cash, in a constructive way though. That said, I am envious that not only they have everything they need, but also they have run out of people who could use some extra money.