Daati Leumi/RZ Rabbonim call on public to vote for Donald Trump

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    11 Heshvan 5781
    October 29, 2020


    We urge you to support Donald Trump’s candidacy for President of the United States. During his presidency, President Trump blocked Iran’s nuclear program – the greatest threat to World
    Peace, Iran has been developing nuclear weapons, declaring time and time again that it wishes to eliminate the State of Israel.
    Iran has been supplying hundreds of thousands of missiles to Hezbollah and Hamas which are now pointed at millions of Israelis. It is fueling the war in Syria, supporting the Houthis who
    have been attacking the Saudi oil fields and setting the country ablaze. It has been encouraging the war in Azerbaijan, and its involvement is seen anywhere where war and bloodshed are taking place.

    Early this year, major European countries have determined that Iran was blatantly violating the agreement signed by Barack Obama, and that it continued to develop nuclear weapons
    a move which stands in opposition to the agreement signed with Barack Obama. Nonetheless, Joe Biden has declared that he would reinstate this dangerous agreement with Iran.

    In the face of these wars and the ongoing bloodshed, peace agreements are being signed these days between Israel and several important Arab countries in the region, with the
    uncompromising support and encouragement of Donald Trump.
    These agreements promote additional agreements currently under discussions, and will strengthen the regional economy,
    security, and peace.

    If you care about the State of Israeli, if you care about World Peace, please, vote for Donald Trump. To you it is a ballot, to us it is a question of life itself.

    Raabi Haim Druckman,
    Head of the Bnei Akiva
    Center ol Yeshivas

    Rabbi Dov Lior
    former Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Arba-Hebro

    Rabbi Shabtai Savato
    Head of the Mitape Yarikho Yeshiva

    Rabbi Yehoshua Shapira,
    Head of the Ramat Gan Yeshiva

    Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu,
    Cheif Rabbi of Zefat

    Rabbil David Pendel,
    Head of the Sderot Yeshiva


    Wow, no response from the MO readers?


    Rabbi Shabtai Sabato
    Rabbi David Fendel


    Why should the RZ public respond? And more importantly, why do you care? This is no different than the Chassidishe Rebbes and Roshei Yeshiva urging people to vote for Trump.


    Are any of these Roshei Yeshiva citizens of the U.S.?


    @Takahmamash, Rabbis Fendel and Shapria are both US citizens and there is a large number of dual nationals in Israel who they are moreh derch on, including from a lot of swing states such as PA, FL, GA, AZ, MI and WI, so this is not insignificant

    The Frumguy

    How can non-profit organizations (they have offices collecting donations here in America) endorse a candidate?


    It’s ironic how these current parshiyos are about this red man who was void of every positive attribute except for Kibud Av. He tried to look like a tzaadik, and according to many seforim fooled Yitzchok. In truth he was entirely self serving and steeped in gashmiyus. He became the one who bore amalek and haman and quite possibly the nazi’s and white supremicists.

    Well my friends. Sound familiar? There is a message for us. Trump is the Esav. We are supposed to be the Yaakov that can see past this, but it appears that we (and gedolim) are blind and being fooled yibadel like he fooled Yitzchak.

    The only difference I can see is that this evil man is orange, not red.


    @thefrumguy, because its individuals making the endorsement not the organization, the African American churches do that all the time


    Usually the way it’s done is that Rebbeim make the endorsements as “private citizens.” I’d assume that most dati U.S. citizens living in Israel would vote for Trump, because they are voting on a single issue. I personally am not voting for him because he’s a contemptable and vile human being. (Doesn’t really matter one way or the other; my home state is solidly blue, and would never become a “Trump state.”

    BTW, I first voted in a Presidential election in 1980; this is the first time that I’ve ever voted for the Democratic candidate. I did not vote in 2016, because the choices from both parties were terrible. God save America.

    The Frumguy

    Yes, but it doesn’t say that in the statement. They are each listed with their titles as representing their organizations.

    Ben Levi

    It’s mind-boggling to me.
    How Frum Jews look at a two non-jewish people.

    Both are confirmed liars.

    Both are have documented problems with taavos nushim

    One is pro-morality that explictly rejects G-d.

    The other embraces G-d

    And because the NYT run by assimilated Jews decides that the who who is explicitly anti morality is more “moral”, decide the NYT is correct.

    Personally I have a rule of thumb.

    One the ethicist of CNN & the NYT declare something is “morally” superior it means than it is usually morally repugnant.


    They are all blind.


    @slimshim, copy and paste of exact same thing in 3 separate topic


    If these rabbonim were halfway serious, they wouldn’t have waited until October 29th to issue their endorsement…far too late to influence any absentee ballots sent from EY.


    so long as its postmarked by election day it will count


    R’ Moshe Lichtenstein (son of YU Rosh Yeshivah R’ Aharon Lichtenstein) and R’ Menachem Genack (OU kosher division CEO) are known to publicly support Biden.


    @yytz Lets see, who has more of a following the 6 undersigned Rabbis or Rabbi Lichenstein and Rabbi Genack, not even close, my guess is that Rabbi Druckman and Rabbi Lior each have 10 times the followers of Lichenstein and Genack.
    PS NPR just did a write up on the voters in Israel


    @The Frum Guy
    These organizations don’t have offices in the USA raising funds for them. Donations to foreign entities are not tax deductible.
    What exist in the USA are fundraising organizations such as “American Friends of Yeshiva Aleph, Bais, Gimmel” which are 501(c)(3) non profit charitable organizations. Donations to the 501s are tax deductible.
    RY Haim Yankel of the above Yeshiva is listed for a candidate with that attribution, not as President of the 501.

    More more than 40 years I have supported Kiryat Sanz Laniado Hospital by donating to the American Friends of the same, If I contributed directly to the hospital I would lose the tax deduction. So, I take advantage of the tax laws and increase my planned donation by the tax bracket I am in.

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