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New Square Adopts New Technology Rules For Strict Hasidic Community

An election sign in 2008 shows candidates names written in Yiddish in the Hasidic community of New Square where officials recently adopted new techology rules. Among them, women can't use smart phones.
An election sign in 2008 shows candidates names written in Yiddish in the Hasidic community of New Square where officials recently adopted new techology rules. Among them, women can't use smart phones. Photo Credit: History Craver/Wikimedia

NEW SQUARE, N. Y. -- Furthering the community's efforts to minimize outside influence, New Square officials this fall adopted several new technology rules aimed at parents, according to lohud.com.

Those rules, which have drawn criticism from outside the Skverer sect, bans mothers from using smart phones, bans parents from using WhatsApp, and bans any cell phone use without web filters. Authorities in the small Rockland County town also outlaw radios, televisions and newspapers, Lohud.com reported.

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