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Cell Phones on a Plane
Lori Almost Live

Cell Phones on a Plane

Why it’s a terrible idea.

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Published: February 22, 2014


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Visitor Comments: 45

(44) Dvirah, August 21, 2014 8:04 PM

Possible Good Outcome

Perhaps, since people will talk and will also not want to hear their neighbots talk, the airline companies will be forced into spreading out the seating again (it was not so crowded in the early days of public aviation) so as to give people some privacy.

(43) Dina - Jerusalem, March 4, 2014 2:24 PM

our opinion

In actuality, what difference does it make what we think, because no one will listen to us anyway, unless there's a vote.

I recently read an article that on trains and also on buses there is a greatly increased radiation level, past the danger level, because they are mental boxes, just as elevators.

So a plane will be even worse, because one is in it for such a long time, like from Israel to the U.S., let's say.

Perhaps we should all protest if it is a health issue, because how much radiation can a person take? And don't forget there are also laptops.

(42) Anonymous, March 1, 2014 8:00 PM

I totally agree

Lori,

Your commentaries are ALWAYS wonderful and thought-provoking. Thanks so much for your insights! I totally agree with you. But, it's not just on planes. I carry a cell phone, but use it only for emergencies, or a necessary connection, when a landline phone is not available. I always say that I just don't want to be TOO available. We don't need to talk to everyone we know 24 hours a day. We certainly managed before cell phones, and I think we'd all be a little less stressed, if we weren't "controlled" by them all day long. It's OK "to hide" for awhile. Private time to do necessary, creative, relaxing, and worthwhile tasks is precious, and we shouldn't spend all of that time on a phone, or other electronic devices. We should be able to "unplug" any time of the week, not just on Shabbat.

(41) Anonymous, March 1, 2014 4:53 PM

Lorie, I plenty agree with you : yes, thanks H' for Shabbat and thanks Lorie for reminding every Jew that shabbath is a time to disconnect for connecting better with our avodath Hachem and that we don't need to be available all the time ! For what reason ? I pray also for cellphones forbidden on board, there is enough noise in planes......

(40) Mary Ann, March 1, 2014 2:14 AM

Cell phones on planes.

As usual, Lori's wisdom shines through. We need down time, from our own cell phones, and from everyone else's!

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