This morning, State Sen. David Storobin (R-Brooklyn) reached out to his Democratic challenger, Simcha Felder, with a simple request: let’s put politics aside, and work together to preserve the Jewish law of metzitzah b’peh.
“There is a time for politics and a time to fight for the community,” said Storobin. “Early in our race, I approached Simcha at an event and asked him to have a civilized, classy race that focuses on issues and community needs, instead of turning politics into a blood sport. I hope Simcha agrees with me that it’s important to defend Jewish law. If so, we should stand together to show that this isn’t a Republican or a Democrat issue, and that even candidates campaigning against each other can put politics aside for our community’s law and tradition.”
The Senator expressed this sentiment through a telephone message left for his challenger this morning. Storobin is eagerly awaiting Felder’s positive response.