Rabbi Eliashiv, an Haredi rabbi, issued a ruling forbidding schools under his control to admit children, whose parents are using non-”kosher” cellphones (cellphones with intact ability to use SMS, Internet and video).
This ruling adversely affects deaf people, who need to be in contact those parents due to reasons like:
- They work with those parents and need to communicate them as part of their job.
- They themselves are deaf children of those parents.
It is necessary to take legal action, with the aim of outlawing cellphones without functional SMS, and outlawing discrimination against deaf parents of haredi school children, who use video for Sign Language communication via 3G cellphones.
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