Dear Matzav Shmooze,
I read a letter posted on your website yesterday from the Roshei Yeshiva of Bais Medrash Govoha publicizing their opinion on Hashomrim Cards.
At first, I laughed at the absurdity of Rabbonim assuring playing cards – especially ones that have a positive message! Then I decided to see for myself what the whole commotion was all about and had a friend send me pictures of some of the cards (via WhatsApp, oy vey!)
What I saw (and attached to this email) appalled me. I don’t even have words to describe my feelings for the cards, I’ll let them speak for themselves. Who signed off on these? Which Rav gave his approval? I hope this fad does not spread too far and I’m glad the Roshei Yeshiva took a stand against these atrocious cards.