Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fwd: Please join Unity Rabbi's Rally on Sun., 9/20, Reasons Why Our Rabbanim may not participate. Please reconsider! 12 PM at US Mission to UN (E. 45 St. Btw. 1st and 2nd Ave.)


In Shacharis, morning prayer service, following the portion of the Akeidah, which is also the Torah Reading of the 2nd day of Rosh Hashana, we say:

"לעולם יהא אדם ירא שמים בסתר ובגלוי ומודה על האמת ודובר אמת בלבבו" (Hebrew)
Always should a person be fearing of Heaven privately and publicly, acknowledging the truth, speaking the truth within his heart...

Please have this passage in mind when reading the rest of this post...

Those who are organizing this rally recognize that the Iran deal of the Obama Administration, empowers evil with billions of dollars, probably with nuclear and other WMD capability, potentially bringing catastrophic repercussions to civilized society of the likes we have not seen since WWII.  This is the world we are bequeathing our children.  We will owe them an explanation when we are judged in a heavenly court as per why we were silent and allowed evil to prevail while it was still possible to stop it from happening. Why did we simply give up before the final judgement call????...

Many Rabbanim and main stream Rabbinic based organizations have still yet to mobilize Am Yisroel to massive gatherings and Tefilla as did Mordechai facing the threat of Haman. "Lech Knos es Kol Hayehudim" Queen Esther's cry to Mordechai to gather all the Jews for prayer to change the evil decrees... 

Why the hesitation to join this rally and/or to mobilize hundreds of thousands of Jews under their counsel and their guidance?

The Religious Jew:

For two thousand years, religious Jews have been exiled and don't see themselves as universal leaders in the world.  They aspirations and heartfelt prayers are to remain holy in an unholy world, to keep G-d's commandments in peace with no one disturbing them. 

Sometimes In the process they are in a position of leadership and too often they and their organizations accept monies from peoples and governments to help achieve their much needed goals of educating and providing for their communities.   Since often much of these monies, do not come from holy sources, it blinds them and they don't see that they are working against their own goals....In addition, it greatly weakens their resolve to fight evil when they are being nourished from such monies....

In order to prevent assimilation and alien cultures into Judaism, a large segment of the Jewish population have put all their emphasis on remaining holy and keeping out any alien cultures that might cause Jews to stray from G-d. To their credit, this in fact has done much to sustain the Jewish People's identity and has kept them separate and unique. 

The Orthodox Jew prays to be a Holy Nation and for G-d to be the King of the Universe.

The Secular Jew: 

The secular Jew sees the role of the Jew as being a light unto the Nations and as being a world leader to bring G-dliness into this world. Tikkun Olam is their mantra.  They will lead in the fields of science and technology and to fight addictions etc. 

Yet sometimes they are lax with observing Torah commandments  which then often works against accomplishing their goals and they might lead the fight for unholy goals such as  Planned Parenthood or to support the Iran deal etc. .... They too often are in positions of leadership acquiring monies that nourish their souls from unholy sources... 

The Conservative Jews will emphasize the second half of Aleinu out loud when they pray.  

The secular Jew will pray for Tikkun Olam where the entire world recognizes the Greatness of the Almighty and all evil is destroyed in the world.  

The main theme of Rosh Hashana:  Coronation of G-d our King over the entire Universe.  A Universal Message!  The entire world is in Judgement not only Israel.

The time has come for all Jews to Unite.  We all are members of G-d's Chosen people to do justice and kindness and keep the Commandments and who among us can claim to be free of Sin? We are all human by nature.  

One lofty ideal must not override another lofty ideal.  

The actualization of the Nation of Israel is to be a Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation where all the Nations of the world will stream to Jerusalem to Zion, acknowledge the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, bringing gifts and praising the L-rd as was typically done on Sukkot, the feast of Tabernacles.

Please come en masse to the Rally united with all of Israel and those who support Israel,  this Sunday September 20th, a few days before Yom Kippur and beg G-d to destroy all evil decrees, in front of the United Nations not far from the Isaiah Wall, whose prophesy encompasses the aspirations and dreams of humanity and Universal Morality now under attack by Iran and Radical Islam.... May G-d hear our prayers and grant us LIFE!!!

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From: cindy grosz <>
Date: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 7:17 AM
Subject: Rally on Sun., 9/20, 12 PM at US Mission to UN (E. 45 St. Btw. 1st and 2nd Ave.)
To: cindy grosz <>

In memory of Alexander Levlovitz, a 64-year-old Israeli man who was murdered by Palestinian 
terrorists in Jerusalem on Sunday, September 13, 2015 as he was coming home from a Rosh Hashanah dinner. 

Dear Friends of Israel and the Jewish People,

Today we learned that Iran is helping Hamas and Hezbollah build a fleet of suicide drones, thereby fulfilling Iran's Brigadier General Mohammed Reza Naqdi's promise to "step up efforts" that will lead to "Israel's annihilation."   (Recall that it was during the last war with Israel that Hamas succeeded in  flying its first drone supplied by Iran into Israeli airspace.)   The same General Naqdi said as the nuclear talks were reaching a conclusion that "wiping Israel off the map is not up for negotiation" and boasted publicly that Iran supplied much of Hamas's arsenal, training, and technical expertise during the most recent war with Israel (Iran's Fars News Agency cited by Algemeiner, 4/13/15).

We also learned tonight that a vote on the agreement with Iran was thwarted a second time last night by 42 Democrats who put their loyalty to Barack Obama before their loyalty to their constituents and their commitment to our national security. 

ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 12 NOON, THERE WILL BE A RALLY IN OPPOSITION TO THE DISASTROUS AGREEMENT WITH IRAN AT THE UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS, EAST 45TH STREET BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND AVENUES IN MANHATTAN.    Organized by Rabbi Avi Weiss, Spiritual Leader of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Rabbi Bruce Ginsburg, Spiritual Leader of Congregation Sons of Israel in Woodmere and past president of the Long Island Board of Rabbis and the Union for Traditional Judaism, the rally will be led by rabbis from the tri-state area representing Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform congregations.  Among them will be: 

  • Rabbi Rick Block, immediate past international President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and spiritual leader of Temple Tifereth Israel in Beachwood, Ohio
  • Rabbi Perry Raphael Rank, past international President of the Rabbinical Assembly and spiritual leader of the Midway Jewish Center in Syosset, N.Y.
  • Rabbi Charles Klein, past president of the New York Board of Rabbis and spiritual leader of the Merrick Jewish Center in Merrick, N.Y.
  • Rabbi Elliot Skiddell, current president of the Long Island Board of Rabbis and spiritual leader of the Reconstructionist Congregation Beth Emeth in Rockville Centre, N.Y.
  • Rabbi Art Vernon, current president of the Queens/Nassau/Suffolk Region of the Rabbinical Assembly and spiritual leader of the West Hempstead J.C.C. in West Hempstead, N.Y.
  • Rabbi Allen Schwartz, spiritual leader of Congregation Oheb Zedek (OZ) in Manhattan

College students are being encouraged to participate in this rally  and connect with Cindy Grosz of the Stop Iran Now College Activism effort ( in anticipation of a rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activism on campuses in the wake of the negotiations with Iran. 
At this time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur when we pray for the aversion of a severe decree for the Jewish People, we are so grateful to Rabbi Weiss and Rabbi Ginsburg for giving voice to the unprecedented unity among the Jewish People against this agreement that would lift the U.N. arms embargo against Iran and release $50 billion in cash and $100 billion in contracts.


Robin Ticker

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