November 4, 2018 6:27 am at 6:27 am #1616158HaimyParticipant
Lakewood has a very low turnover of local politicians & I haven’t heard any of those running for office explain what their vision is for Lakewood or why they are even running. It seems to be a matter of fact that they will win & no one even dares running against the incumbents. Is this a healthy thing for our town?November 4, 2018 8:16 am at 8:16 am #1616189
NoNovember 4, 2018 9:03 am at 9:03 am #1616212It is Time for TruthParticipant
There were some who tried such as Mr Sharaby
A sharp fellow
Problem was the plutocratic powers that be have endless funds
all the people who he helped in the past and agreed that change was necessary couldn’t bother to show up to vote
As in a dystopian novel the public has already been numbed and prompted that whatever they do is uselessNovember 4, 2018 9:03 am at 9:03 am #1616227
Halacha prohibits a Yid from going after another Yid’s job to take it away from him. There’s no exception to this Halacha regarding elected positions.November 4, 2018 9:18 am at 9:18 am #1616262Takes2-2tangoParticipant
Most gedolim and many ketanimm say a yid should never be in politicsNovember 4, 2018 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm #1616484
Joseph, so a dishonest jewush politician should stay in office?November 4, 2018 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm #1616499
1: What’s your absolute unassailable proof that he’s dishonest?November 4, 2018 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm #1616495Sam KleinParticipant
That’s because the community askonim brainwash the community to vote the same current politician’s in again for position and if someone jewish THEY don’t want tries to run for township committee they put all pressures on him if he dares try to run and be a good person to help his community out.
That’s what I call corruption and a big chillul HashemNovember 4, 2018 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm #1616554
Joseph, I never said that he is. I don’t even know who “he” is. I responded a blanket statement with a hypothetical question. I do work in a profession where I see unethical moves by people in high places. Most people who seek high offices have an end game. Chazal even say not to trust a politician. Perhaps it’s better to vote for a goy, so we don’t get blinded.November 4, 2018 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm #1616557
Prime example: try to open a competing Chalav Yisroel milk farm, in Lakewood or Upstate New York. They’ll call the mob on you.November 4, 2018 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #1616631
1: And I said that your question isn’t even a question in the absence of absolute unassailable proof. Otherwise it’s just your speculation or hypothesis or assumption. We don’t hang or fire Yidden for that.
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