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    bsharg2
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    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.

    Parties running:
    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 Olami

    #1826377

    CTRebbe
    Participant

    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.

    #1826537

    Joseph
    Participant

    Rav Brudny has NOT encouraged people to vote. I doubt the others have either.

    #1826571

    DovidBT
    Participant

    What does the World Zionist Congress do? Does it have legal authority to control anything?

    #1826579

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    I voted for OIC

    #1826577

    Phil
    Participant

    “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?

    #1826707

    Joseph
    Participant

    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.

    #1826802

    Phil
    Participant

    Joseph,

    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.

    #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.

    #1828642

    LanderTalmid
    Participant

    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!

    #1830222

    bsharg2
    Participant

    @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 election

    #1832150

    Wisey
    Participant

    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.

    #1834415

    Wisey
    Participant

    Yay! He did it!

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