January 26, 2020 7:57 am at 7:57 am #1825823
World Zionist Congress elections: important to vote. Elections occur once every 5 years. Decisions are made regarding how to spend $5 billion that goes to Jewish organizations and programs in Israel and around the world, and who should serve as board members for other organizations, like the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Jewish National Fund and the World Zionist Organization.
Eretz Hakodesh: Protecting the Kedusha and Mesorah of Eretz Yisrael
Orthodox Israel Coalition – Mizrachi: Vote Torah
Vision: Empowering the Next Generation
Vote Reform: ARZA Representing the Reform Movement and Reconstructing Judaism
Israel Shelanu (Our Israel)
MERCAZ USA: The Voice of Conservative/Masorti Judaism
Dorshei Torah V’Tziyon: Torah and Israel for All
Hatikvah: Progressive Israel Slate
Ohavei Zion: World Sephardic Zionist Organization
Herut Zionists: The Jabotinsky Movement
ZOA Coalition: Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Torah from Sinai, Make Israel Great (MIG) & National Pro-Israel Partners – Courageously Defending Israel, Sovereignty & the Jewish People
American Forum for Israel
Americans4Israel: Unity, Peace & Security
Kol Yisrael: For the love of Israel – Making Zionism Compelling in the 21st Century
Shas OlamiJanuary 27, 2020 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm #1826377
Looks like it is very important to vote. I saw that Rav Asher Weiss, Rav Yitzchak Berkowitz and Rav Elya Brundy have all encourage people to vote. My questions are
1. Which party closest represent the Chareidi community ? Is it Eretz Hakodesh?
2. Is there any organization out there that is offering to fund the $7 sign-up fee? I know its relatively small but hey, every little bit helps.January 27, 2020 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #1826537
Rav Brudny has NOT encouraged people to vote. I doubt the others have either.January 27, 2020 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #1826571
What does the World Zionist Congress do? Does it have legal authority to control anything?January 27, 2020 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #1826579
I voted for OICJanuary 27, 2020 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #1826577
“Rav Brudny has NOT encouraged people to vote. I doubt the others have either”
Really? So what are we to make of Harav Asher Weiss’ very encouraging remarks on the eretzhakodesh.org website, as well as Harav Elya Brudny’s (“What We Say”), regarding individuals voting?
Is it all a very elaborate hoax? Is Elvis also living in your mother’s basement with you?January 28, 2020 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm #1826707
Rav Brudny says in that 4 minute clip you referenced at What We Say that “Agudas Yisroel was founded to lchatchila fight the Zionists”. And as such Agudah does not in any official capacity encourage participation in the World Zionist Congress elections.January 28, 2020 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm #1826802
It’s really sweet of you to interpret it for everyone but as usual, you omit and distort whatever doesn’t agree with your twisted worldview. Starting at 2:30 in the video, Harav Brudny encourages individuals to participate in the elections.
You are seriously allergic to the truth.January 29, 2020 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #1827234
Can one vote if he lives outside the US? I’d like to vote but I don’t think I can as I don’t live in the US or EY.February 3, 2020 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #1828642
You can vote if you are a citizen or resident of US wherever you live. (Eretz HaKodesh has a special flyer for Americans living in Eretz Yisroel)
Anyone have ideas how we can spread awareness to other frum people? (Eretz HaKodesh: Chareidi, Shas: Chacham Ovadyab, Orthodox Coalition: Mizrachi,YU,OU,Touro)
The last election had only 56,000 votes so each vote really counts!February 9, 2020 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #1830222
@chesterfieldisgeshmake: yes you can vote, as long as you are a US citizen, no matter where you are living.
@landertalmid: Yes each vote does really count! The last election 5 years ago, the frum community was over-represented so we had good voter participation. Lets make it happen again!
I voted Eretz HaKodesh but as stated above, there are several frum parties running in electionFebruary 16, 2020 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm #1832150
I left a message on Halachah Headlines asking R’ Dovid to interview some of the people running to publicize it. If other people call in, he’ll take it more seriously.February 22, 2020 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm #1834415
Yay! He did it!
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