An ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in Israel is urging its followers to get rid of their home computers, insisting that the machines represent a "spiritual danger" to the community.
Known as the Gerrer Hasidim, the group is especially concerned by home Internet connections that a number of its members have established, reported Ha'aretz.
While the leader of the sect has decided not to ban personal computers and Internet use outright, he has issued a directive for every synagogue affiliated with the movement to send out pairs of well-spoken men to persuade other followers to abandon treacherous devices.
The Gerrer Hasidim have already agreed to not allow televisions in their homes.
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