Agudah Responds To Delay In Vote

agudah nj logoAccording to a report in the last hour, the Toeiva Marriage Bill scheduled for the Senate tomorrow will be postponed until January. The Senate sponsors want the delay in order that the Assembly should vote on it first. The Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet on January 4th. That would give both Houses one week to vote on it by January 11th. On January 12th the next Legislative Session begins. Agudath Israel of New Jersey wants to thank the community for the tremendous work done up until this point to explain the Torah communities view on this Bill. The Senators are well aware of where we and other Faith based communities stand on this issue and that is why there weren’t enough votes to pass the Bill tomorrow in the Senate. We hope that the Assembly will be just as aware.
 
Rest assured the other side will be working very hard between now and January 4th on the 40 Senators and 80 Assemblymen to get their votes.
 
We have to work twice as hard.
 
With Siyata Dishmaya we will succeed in our efforts.
 
Thank you.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. With the achdus that erliche Yidden have shown on this issue, we should be zoche to Moshiach redeeming us all before this bill is put to a vote!!

  2. Who is Agudah to thank us? Ke’eilu like they’re leading the charge!?! We should all thank Moishe Bresler for his non stop shtadlanus and all the people he mobilized to scare off Jim Beach and others.

  3. Bressler chose a headline grabbing tactic while Agudah has been engaging in quiet askanus per our mesorah for some time on this issue. And how many people did he mobilize in the end? The video was an embarassment. Better that no Jews should show up and people think that public demonstration is not their method than for a just a handful of people to show up at a news conference – it makes it look as though only a few care when in fat it’s simply not our way. The people who left the beis medrash to “fight the good fight” in Trenton did more to advance the cause of the sitra achra than 100 Jon Corzines.

  4. (to8:36) I don’t understand r’leiberman & r’cohne (r’moshe feinstein) are the ‘sitra acher’ ? I think your mixing up the sides! we see that a lot lately that : being frum= wrong! but : being “open minded=real yidishkit!- its not so! its an ‘atzas hayetzer’.! m. bressler is a tzadik , he did the rite thing & we (me included) should be ashamed of ourself that:we didn’t have the ‘curage’ to help him

  5. This has nothing to do with being “frum” or being “open minded”. A yungerman’s askanus is in the beis medrash. Our mesorah is one of quiet askanus by qualified membders of our community, not public protests. Anyone who leaves the beis medrash to engage in this type of “askanus” creates a pirtza in the choma which protects our community from the very influences that they are ostensibly protesting.

  6. R’ Bressler is indeed a tzaddik, but anyone who asks yungerleit to get up from their gemaras at the behest of unnamed “gedolim & rabbonim” makes me very nervous. These “gedolim & rabbonim” were conspicuously absent in the video.

  7. He was an embarassment. You saw the video. There were a dozen people there at best. Neturei karta, nudnicks and about three others. If I’m a stranger seeing that, I’m thinking “That’s all the response the Torah world can muster??? It must not be terribly important to then”. Further, his efforts undermined the true askanus – community leaders reaching out to public officials, persuading them that tens of thousands of frum Jews are opposed to this, and then the public official looks out at the statehouse steps and sees, what, ten or twelve people. They immediately assume that the public disapporval has been overstated. The “protest” marginalized the political power of the frum community.

  8. I thought that judgement day will come from God or the Messiah. Who are you to pass judgement on choices people make in life because they don’t agree with your beliefs?

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