November 7, 2022 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #2136200BlueskyParticipant
Should Yeshiva Bochurim leave Yeshiva to go and vote this Tuesday?November 7, 2022 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #2136233moishekapoiehParticipant
no, just sit home and then kvetch when you don’t like the winner’s policiesNovember 7, 2022 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #2136234akupermaParticipant
Depending on what state they are in, they should have already voted. No reason to be bitul Torah when there are plenty of options for mail-in or early voting.November 7, 2022 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #2136239takahmamashParticipant
Don’t they have a break in the middle of the day? They can’t go and vote then?November 7, 2022 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #2136246Reb EliezerParticipant
They could have voted by mail. In New York were the yeshivas are threatened the answer is yes.November 7, 2022 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #2136257smerelParticipant
Yes. They absolutely should go out and vote Do you think their time is more precious than say Rav Moshe Feinstein who even when he barely left his house anymore , went by wheelchair to vote?November 7, 2022 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #2136268commonsaychelParticipant
They should go to the grocery instead, being that is your favorite thread topicNovember 7, 2022 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #2136272MarxistParticipant
A lot of bochurim in Yeshiva live out of town from where there Yeshiva is so they can’t really vote unless by mail.November 7, 2022 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm #2136297ujmParticipant
Students are permitted to be registered to vote from where they dorm, instead of their parents address.November 7, 2022 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm #2136347Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
It would be even better if bochurim have educated opinions about who and what they are voting for.
Rav Moshe wrote that voting is showing hakaras hatov. What exactly did he mean? I presume not only that non-Jews check that Jewish towns voted (that would be Hillul Hashem issue) and not simply to “fund our yeshivos” (that would be “self interest”) but actually knowing what is good for the country and voting accordingly.November 8, 2022 11:22 am at 11:22 am #2136435hujuParticipant
The folks who tell the bochurim how to vote should also tell them when (if ever) to vote.November 8, 2022 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm #2136449DWKL1Participant
of course bochurim should vote if they havent already. why would you think they shouldnt?
their are issues that effect us generally as citizens living in the USA such as crime, taxes, the economy all these have gotten worse under the current democratic administration
and then their are issues that effect us specifically as jews such as anti Semitism, the (NY)state govt mixing into our yeshiva curriculum dictating what we should be teaching and how many hours should be spent on secular subjects under threats of punishment etc
these issues are real CRIME is up see crime stats for NY
the school issue is known to everyone are these not reason enough to go out and vote?
besides forget your personal choice our gedolim no matter what rebbe or rosh yeshiva you listen to have asked us all especially this year to GO OUT AND VOTE!November 8, 2022 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #2136459Just.A.GuyParticipant
If they feel that it’s important, they should find time and go. Same as going to the DMV (except for the hours of waiting…)November 9, 2022 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #2136774Reb EliezerParticipant
This was an argument when the Yeshiva of Volozhin became in danger. The gedolim then did not stop learning whereas the Chasam Sofer said that we must protect yiddishkeit.
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