Archive for October, 2012

Review Of Recent Events: The Real Crisis

October 21, 2012

Fact: The Event in Question

On Monday evening, October 8, 2012, police were called about a man who was sleeping in the lounge of the Aliya Institute on East New York Ave. The man was, Ehud Halevi. Two officers from the 71st precinct, one male and one female, arrived and woke the man. Confused as to why he was being accosted by police, the man refused the officers’ attempts to escort him outside, insisting that he had permission to be there and asking that they allow him to prove it.

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And Representing The Crown Heights Community Council…

October 21, 2012

Lawsuit Filed to Stop NYC Circumcision Law

October 11, 2012

Several Jewish organizations and three rabbis filed suit today against the New York City Department of Health (DOH) seeking an injunction against regulations that would illegally inhibit and unfairly criticize a form of circumcision that has been safely practiced by Jewish people across the world for thousands of years. (Read Full Story Here)

OPINION:

The court dates should be advertised all over and people should be encouraged to show up.

Every able person should show up to court in support of our religious freedoms.

The court room should be packed with lines outside for every court appearance. Every-time this case comes in front of a Judge even to submit a motion the court room should be jammed packed.

Doing this will have great effect on the outcome.

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They Teach Us To Hate

October 5, 2012

Meshichist Mossrim leader Menachem Mendel Hendel addressing the Hendel youth

[Shalom] Cohen had more or less outlined the DA’s case against the Shomrim: there was one authorized patrol and one unauthorized patrol, and it had been the unauthorized patrol that had showed up at 749 Eastern Parkway on that night in 2007. An unauthorized patrol made up mostly of political moderates—not a single member of the Shomrim was affiliated with the messianist cause—who had good religious reason to crack skulls and a long history with the bochurim at the dormitory. Case open, case shut.
“Are you scared of the Shomrim?”
“Everyone is scared of the Shomrim. In Israel, before we arrive in Brooklyn, we learn to be afraid of the Shomrim. We hear that there is a group that hates us . . .”
“Hates you.”
“Wants us gone. They hate us politically.”
“Because they are not Mischistizn?”
Weiss had left it wide open for Cohen, but the kid was still stonewalling.
“If you had to join one of these groups, which one would you join?” “I would not join either, but if I had to join, I would join Shmira.”  “How many people in Crown Heights do you think pay attention to the Shmira and Shomrim thing?” Steingart asked, stepping back into the hallway. “Like, how many people really care?””
“People who are involved care.”
“And no one else?”
Cohen shrugged. 

(Among Righteous Men  by Matthew Shaer – Page 96-97)

Mossrim Are…

October 3, 2012

It is no secret that Chabad has been riddled with bitter infighting over the past 20 years, with the same Chassidim whose motto is Ahavas Yisroel are pitted against each other in a war that completely disregards that same foundation, namely Ahavas Yisroel. But as religious Jews there were always red lines that no one dared crossing in any situation, one of them is called “Mesirah.” A Jew, especially a religious Jew, and more so a Lubavitcher Chossid will never do “Mesirah” against a fellow Jew and cause him damage for the sake of damage per-se, because of his hate. This line is not crossed.

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