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Dozens of rabbis come out against Councilman Fidler in senate special election

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 05:59 PM

A group of 49 rabbis urged followers not to vote for Councilman Lew Fidler in the special election to replace disgraced former senator Carl Kruger. In a letter titled "A Message for the Community", the rabbis detail Fidler's support for same-sex marriage, declaring:

It is therefore considered to be a great Chilul Hashem [desecration of God's law] to vote for or provide funding, campaign assistance, public recognition or any type of campaign support to Mr. Fidler. To do so would amount to being mesiy’ayah ovrei aveirah (abetting transgression of the Torah’s commandments).

Fidler's campaign has released a list of 266 endorsers of his campaign, but the Politicker blog found that"at least a handful of these backers, mostly rabbis, are no longer on board with Mr. Fidler as he campaigns in the heavily Jewish, southern Brooklyn district."

The letter from the rabbis did not go so far as to endorse a vote for Fidler's opponent, Republican David Storobin.

The letter is after the jump. [h/t to the Orthodox Pundit.]

Dont Vote for Fidler

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Comments [3]

VJ Machiavelli

I am sure they will send in the "Troops" and Money, but if they don't and he wins it without their support IT WILL BE A BIGGER WIN THEN THE TURNER WIN.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
Power to the People who "VOTE"

Feb. 28 2012 06:09 AM
Republican Free Radical

Neither "David" -- as you call him -- nor the Republicans and Conservatives are going to win this race unless they go "all-in" for Mr. Storobin. That means the New York Senate Republicans' committee, Republican State Senator Marty Golden, The Brooklyn Republican Party and all of the NYS Conservative Party special election flying squad.  

Except for some local Republicans and Conservatives, the broader support of Republican-Conservative manpower and money hasn't yet materialized.

Feb. 28 2012 05:54 AM
VJ Machiavelli

David is going to WIN, 

Go David Go

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
Power to the People who "VOTE"

Feb. 28 2012 01:04 AM

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