By Geoffrey Paul
November 24, 2010
If you have seen this before don’t read on but, last night, at a shiva, the distinctly Orthodox and highly-reputed South Hampstead rabbi, read his prayers (davened for the cognoscenti) from an iphone! It was news to me but, apparently, all the weekday prayers, and the appropriate portions of the Torah, are available for downloading. Suddenly, technology is bringing us startlingly close to that day when you will need only to phone nine other men in order to have an instant minyan. There are some interesting halachic questions there. But I do want to be present on that day when He on High responds to an online prayer with “You called?”.