Dreaming of Moshiach

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cell Phone Junkie

The most dangerous addiction is addiction to things. It can be to a wide variety of things - food, drugs, sex, alcohol, gambling, phones, cell phones, internet, hobbies, sports, shopping, money, power, status. All sorts of things…

But cell phone is the ultimate addiction and causes for so many sins. People speak on cell phones in PUBLIC as if they are in the privacy of their bedroom. Speaking, laughing, yelling loudly. Using a cell phone in public is sinful because it is irritating, obnoxious, and loud. The worst is using a cell phone in shuls, funerals, cementaries, etc.

To add an insult to injury there is a sign by the shul entrance “Please turn off your cell phone". There's nothing worse than being in the middle of the Amida/Shemonah Esrei and hearing a theme song from a TV show or movie and realize it's someone's cell phone...




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו