Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef may no longer bless his adherents via
smartphone, the Central Elections Committee ruled on Thursday.
a complaint from religious freedom NGO Hiddush, Central Elections Committee
chairman Justice Elyakim Rubinstein demanded Shas that remove the option of
receiving a blessing from its smartphone application.
On Sunday, Shas
unveiled the app – called Maran Shelita, a Hebrew acronym for “the great rabbi,
who should live a good and long life” – which can be used to request blessings