Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ami Magazine Responds, Trying To Stop Same Sex "Marriage" Is Hisgaros B’umos, And One Of The Harshest Sins!

After getting a Email protesting their editorial, Ami magazine sent out this email.



Know that Ai is clearly feeling the heat (as is evidenced by their infinite number of responses on our last piece), and with a bit more push back they will succumb.  Recently someone even refused to grant them an interview (on a completely different topic) and they refused due to Ami Magazine recent editorial.


All advertisers and potential advertisers for Ami magazine, please let them know that you are now searching for alternative places to advertise, as you do not feel comfortable advertising in a magazine that  promotes homosexuality.  You are more powerful then anyone else!

If you have a subscription to Ami magazine, cancel it at subscriptions@amimagazine.org and make sure to let them know why, if not email them at info@amimagazine.org, or editorial@amimagazine.org and let them know you will no longer buy their magazine because they support apikorsus!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ami Magazine "Paskens" It's A Chiyuv To Support Same Sex "Marriage"

If you have a subscription to Ami magazine, cancel it at subscriptions@amimagazine.org and make sure to let them know why, if not email them at info@amimagazine.org, or editorial@amimagazine.org and let them know you will no longer buy their magazine because they support apikorsus!


By "Rabbi" Yitzchok Frankfurter of Ami Magazine? (with our editorial in highlights)



The recent ruling of the United States Supreme Court, which not only legitimizes abominable behavior but also impinges upon freedom of conscience and religion, has triggered much foreboding among devout people. 

So this is a evil decision and one that can put Jews in danger of being persecuted against for following the Torah!


In the Orthodox Jewish community, it left the commentators either mute or uncharacteristically explicit in their analyses and condemnation. While some have mostly chosen to ignore the topic, others have been far from quiet. Time-honored traditions such as employing lashon nekiyah (clean speech) to avoid indelicate formulations (see Pesachim 3b), especially in front of impressionable children, 
The gemara in psachim is very clear that sometime you are required to not use a lashon nekiyah, especially if someone may make a mistake in halacha based on using less clear language, kal vechomer in our case where not talking about it leads one to do millions of averahs   

as well as respect for our host country, were set aside and replaced by unusually shrill denunciations of the Court for the immorality and irrationality of the justices’ reasoning.

Our country was founded upon the Constitution the allegiance of Americans (after God of course) must always be first and foremost to the Constitution, not the President, Supreme Court, or Congress.  To not accept the 10th amendment which gives marriage exclusively to the states, is to spit in the face of our host country.  It's bad enough that we had 3 Jewish judges on the court who rebeled against America by interpreting the Constitution against all it's framers, but we as loyal American Jews should not join the rebellion of against America (and worse God) !

It's important to stress that not a single person (of the 1000's) who wrote and voted on the 14th amendment, would agree with the court's interpretation of the 14th amendment!


Paradoxically, the United States Constitution, which is the first“G-dless” constitution in history, having made no mention of G-d or any dominant religion, is what has enabled G-dliness to flourish in
this country.

But the founding document of this nation the Declaration of Independence does, and using a term that clearly goes against the very concept of same sex "marriage".
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation
Declaration of Independence
Furthermore one of the main influences of the Constitution, President John Adams makes it very clear that he believes that the Constitution can only function in a religious environment!

While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence. But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation, while it is practising iniquity and extravagance, and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candour, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world. Because we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. 
Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.  
Oaths in this country are as yet universally considered as sacred obligations. That which you have taken, and so solemnly repeated on that venerable ground, is an ample pledge of your sincerity and devotion to your country and its government.
  • Letter to the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, 11 October 1798, in Revolutionary Services and Civil Life of General William Hull (New York, 1848)
Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure than they have it now, They may change their Rulers and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty. They will only exchange Tyrants and Tyrannies.


That the Constitution has also made it permissible to engage in idol worship as well as almost every deviant behavior under the sun is one of its unfortunate fallouts.

The Constitution allows states to ban homosexual behavior, which is why all states banned homosexual behavior for much of this nation's history.  The supreme court ruled less then 15 years ago that homosexual behavior is a "constitutional right", in another decsion that goes against the Constitution 


Still, Orthodox Jews have always thanked G-d for the strict wall of separation between church and state the Constitution erected—and with valid reason.

Would you say that regarding for $$$$ for Yeshivas?
because that  interpretation at least has some Constitutional basis.  Furthermore there are purely secular reasons to be against homosexuality, which is why even the atheistic USSR still was against homosexuality.

a few secular reason to be against homosexuality 

  1. In 2013, 75% of the reported P&S syphilis cases were among men who have sex with men 
  2. In 2013, in the United States, gay and bisexual men accounted for 81% (30,689) of the 37,887 estimated HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 years and older.
  3. Since sheshes yimai birashis 0.00000000etc% of same sex couples had a child together

It is widely held that there is no halachic obligation to dissuade a non-Jew from transgressing any one of the seven commandments that are binding on Noahides.

The Tosfos YT strongly thinks there is based on the words of the Rambam 
תוספות יום טוב מסכת אבות פרק ג משנה יד
חביב אדם שנברא בצלם חבה יתירה וכו' שנאמר בצלם אלהים עשה את האדם - פירש"י 
חביב אדם שנברא בצלם. לכן מוטל עליו לעשות רצון קונו. ע"כ. ובכל אדם אמר 
ר"ע. וכמו שהוא הראיה שממנו הביא שהוא נאמר לבני נח לא לבני ישראל לבדם 
ורצה ר"ע לזכות את כל אדם אף לבני נח. ומאמר מלא אמר הרמב"ם בפ"ח מהלכות 
מלכים [הלכה י']. וז"ל צוה משה רבינו ע"ה מפי הגבורה לכוף את כל באי העולם 
לקבל מצות שנצטוו בני נח. וכל מי שלא יקבל יהרג והמקבל אותם הוא הנקרא גר 
תושב בכ"מ וכו' כל המקבל שבע מצות ונזהר לעשותן. הרי זה מחסידי אומות העולם 
ויש לו חלק לעוה"ב. והוא שיקבל אותן ויעשה אותן. מפני שצוה בהן הקדוש ברוך 
הוא בתורה. והודיענו ע"י מרע"ה שבני נח מקודם נצטוו בהן. אבל אם עשאן מפני 
הכרע הדעת אין זה גר תושב ואינו מחסידי אומות העולם. ולא [צ"ל אלא] 
מחכמיהם. עכ"ל. ומעתה אני תמה למה זה רחקה הדרך מן המפרשים ולא רצו ללכת בה 
לפרש דברי ר"ע שאמר מאמרו כלפי כל אדם כי אם לישראל בלבד. ונסמכו במאמרם 
ז"ל אתם קרויים אדם וכו' והרי זה דרש על דרש. ובזה נכנסו בדוחק ענין הצלם. 
ובפי' הכתוב שהביא לראיה. אבל בעיני זו הדרך דרך סלולה ומרווחת כי בא ר"ע 
להיישיר לכל באי עולם כאשר נצטוינו מפי מרע"ה כדברי הרמב"ם. ואם בכפיית חרב 
הרג ואבדן נצטוינו כ"ש בכפיית דברים. להמשיך לבם אל רצון קונם וחפץ צורם. 
יזכרם לטובה. ושהם חביבים שנבראו בצלם להורות נתן בלבם. כי זאת תורת האדם 
לעשות חוקי אלהים ומשפטיו מצד אשר הוא צוה כדברי הרמב"ם דהואיל שחבבו לבראו 
בצלמו. לכן מוטל עליו לעשות רצון קונו כפירש"י. והשתא אתי שפיר דנקט להך 
קרא. אף על פי שיש כמה מקראות הקודמים אליו שנאמר נעשה אדם בצלמנו. אבל זה 
המקרא הוא שנאמר גבי המצות שנצטוו בהם. לכך הביא לזה הכתוב שכן אמרו הש"י 
בטעם המצוה אשר צוה אותם כי בצלם אלהים עשה את האדם ולבני נח נאמר הכתוב. 
ולבני נח אמר ר"ע דבריו הללו. ואתי נמי שפיר שאמר שנברא בצלם. וחסר הנסמך 
שהוא אלהים הנאמר בכתוב. ואילו גבי בנים אמר שנקראו בנים למקום. והיינו 
טעמא שזו ג"כ מדברי התוכחה להוכיחם ולומר שהם נבראו בצלם ובאיזה צלם נבראו 
בצלם אלהים כאומר שהבריאה היתה בצלם אלהים אבל הואיל ואינם מקיימים מצותיו 
ואף על פי שאם מקיימים אינם מקיימים מפני אשר צוה אותם אלהים. הנה הם חסרים 
באמת מידיעת אלהים והכתוב שאומר בצלם אלהים עשה לומר שכן נבראו כלומר שהיא 
היתה כונת הבריאה באדם שיהא לו השגה שכלית מגעת לידיעת אלהים. אבל לפי 
שבאמת לא ידעו ולא יבינו ובחשיכה יתהלכו ולא יצאה הכונה אל הפועל מן הראוי 
שיאמר שנבראו בצלם. ולא בצלם אלהים אחרי שהכונה שהיא השגת אלהים לא נשלמה. 
ואין בהם אלא הכנה בלבד. ואותה ראוי להקרא צלם בלתי הנסמך שהוא אלהים. זה 
נראה לי בפי' מאמר ר"ע. ולפי זה מדוקדק יפה המשנה שאחר זו הכל צפוי וכו' 
כמו שאבאר שם בס"ד. ועוד שגם בזה יש ג"כ חבה יתירה נודעת בישראל שאע"פ שכבר 
חבבם כמו לכל אדם בצלם אלהים אשר עשהו בו. אעפ"כ לא זז מחבבן עוד ביתר שאת 
ויתר עז שנקראו בנים למקום. וזה שאת ומעלה יתירה. ובכלי חמדה היא התורה אשר 
נתן להם. וזהו עוז. כענין שנאמר (תהלים כ"ט) ה' עוז לעמו יתן. [שדרשוהו ז"ל 
בפרק פרת חטאת [בזבחים דף קט"ז] על התורה]:
שנאמר בנים אתם לה' אלהיכם - ולא הביא מקרא (שמות ד') בני בכורי ישראל שהוא 
קודם. לפי שאותו מקרא אפשר לפרשו על אותו הדור בלבד שרצה להוציאם ממצרים הם 
שחבבם להוציאם ממצרים וקראם בני. ומנלן לדורות הבאים. לכך הביא זה המקרא. 
שנאמר אצל מצות שנצטוינו בה לדורי דורות עד עולם חוק ולא יעבור לא תתגודדו 
וגו' שהם חובות הגוף הנוהגים בכל מקום ובכל דור ודור. וקראם בנים. כך נ"ל. 
ובמדרש שמואל פי' בשם החסיד ז"ל שלכך הביא זה המקרא לפי שבו הודיע לישראל 
בעצמם שהם בנים. כמ"ש בנים אתם וגו'. וכן לעיל בצלם אלהים עשה את האדם 
הודיע לבני האדם בעצמם. וכן לקמן בלקח טוב נתתי לכם ע"כ. וזה יצדק לפי' 
הרמב"ם בחבה יתירה נודעת. אבל לפי' הר"ב דלא דייק נודעת להם. אלא נודעת 
כלומר גלויה לכל. אין הראיה מצד שנאמר להם אלא שנגלה ומפורסם לכל באי עולם 
יצדק יותר מה שפירשתי:



None of the commandments designed to deter a Jew from sinning (except for the prohibition of “lifnei iveir,” where one assists a Noahide to violate a Noahide law) is generally thought to apply to Noahides.

Voting for candidates that support breaking the sheva mitzvos is lifnay iver.  Furthermore many if not most poskim hold there is lifnei dilinfay for Benay Noach, meaning that voting for these candidates have a tremendous number of averas in 1 second.  Believe it or not many Jews live America and are going to sin based on these laws (including those who consider themselves Orthodox).  As a side note if God decides to punish America because of these laws, we will also be punished (oy lirasha, oy lishchana).


The beis hamikdash was destroyed because we did not go lifnim mishuras hadin.  Based on many chazals it's clear that Jews are judged based on the behaviors of goyim when we can have influence.  In fact as the Radak writes in Yeshaya the reason we are called a Ohr Ligoyim is precisely because we should try and get the whole world to follow the 7 mitzvos and act in a proper matter. 

We must always remember the reason that God Choose Avraham is precisely because he stood up to the entire world and fought for God's Law, against all odds! If he was living today he would have said (and acted on such) that Jews should have been the leading advocates against homosexuality in general and especially "marriage".

Even Noach who was held accountable for not fighting against the world, would have never written anything as bad as this article (if he did so he would never even been called tzadik).

We know from Vayikra Rabbah (Achrai Mos) that gay and lesbian "Weddings" are what caused the mabul. (This is why the rainbow flag is so apropos)

Noach was punished because he didn't try to change his generation, Avraham was rewarded because he tried and did change his.

According to the psak of the Rambam (his definition of the mitzva of Din) every single Ben Noach in America is supposed to vote against pro LGBT politicians.

If that is the basic standard for non jews, the Jewish community must go way above and beyond that.

The fact that the Jewish community is not seen by the entire world, as the leading opponents of this movement, is in itself an unfortunate statement of how low we have fallen in our galus.

We are supposed to be Benay Avraham, Even the Orthodox Community is failing the responsibilities to act in a way that would be proper for a Benay Noach


Thus there is no obligation of tochachah (rebuke) with regard to a non-Jew who sins, no notion of areivus that compels collective responsibility.

But there is still a notion, The fact that 2 out of 12 of the trey asar nevim were "exclusively" for non jews should be proof enough!


And most certainly, when there is no prospect of that person, even a Jew, accepting the rebuke, halachah considers it counterproductive to chastise him.

This is only true in limited cases, Furthermore there is a difference between giving rebuke and trying to change laws


This does not mean that the framers of the Constitution were secular-minded people. Benjamin Franklin, a prominent leader at the Constitutional Convention, stated that he had “so much faith in the general government of the world by Providence that [he could] hardly conceive a transaction of such momentous importance to pass without being in some degree influenced, guided and governed by that omnipotent, omnipresent and beneficent Ruler, in whom all inferior spirits live and move and have their being.”

Yet ironically, that “omnipotent, omnipresent and beneficent Ruler” conceived the Constitution without ever openly revealing Himself in it—and we should be grateful to Him for that. Other wise, any religious worship aside from Christianity might eventually have been outlawed or curtailed.

Only in your imagination!

The animated responses of a number of Orthodox commentators to the Supreme Court ruling reveal that the contemporary exilic consciousness in America, which does not share features of the old paradigm such as persecution, exclusion and alienation, is slowly starting to fade even among the devout. This repudiation of the exile mentality permeates the ferocious verbal attacks against our host country.

The attacks were not against our host country but the 5 members of the Supreme Court of which majority of them were Jewish.  Those justices overruled millions of voters throughout the country, who chose to follow God's laws as opposed to the so called "rabbi".  

Viewing the Constitution that affords them the freedom to be Jews almost as if it were a Jewish document, they are highly disturbed when the Supreme Court justices dare to interpret the Constitution from a different perspective, i.e., as if it were religiously neutral.

For the 1st hundred years no one, including the writers ever dreamt that the 14th amendment meant "that 2 men have the right to "marry" each other. The only way to get that "law" into the constitution would be to make a drasha, in fact the following dissent reads very well about this decision if you change Due Process to Equality.

A Talmudic maxim instructs with respect to the Scripture: "Turn it over, and turn it over, for all is therein." The Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Aboth, Ch. V, Mishnah 22 (I. Epstein ed. 1935). Divinely inspired text may contain the answers to all earthly questions, but the Due Process Clause most assuredly does not. The Court today continues its quixotic quest to right all wrongs and repair all imperfections through the Constitution. Alas, the quest cannot succeed--which is why some wrongs and imperfections have been called nonjusticiable. In the best of all possible worlds, should judges sometimes recuse even where the clear commands of our prior due process law do not require it? Undoubtedly. The relevant question, however, is whether we do more good than harm by seeking to correct this imperfection through expansion of our constitutional mandate in a manner ungoverned by any discernable rule. The answer is obvious.
  •  Anthony Scalia in CAPERTON ET AL. v. A. T. MASSEY COAL CO., INC.



Many years ago Rav Moshe Feinstein, zt”l, wrote a letter to encourage the Jewish community to participate in the democratic process and vote: “A fundamental principle of Judaism is hakams hatov, recognizing benefits afforded us and giving expression to our appreciation. Therefore, it is incumbent upon each Jewish citizen to participate in the democratic system which guards the freedom we enjoy. The most fundamental responsibility incumbent on each individual is to.. .vote. ... By this we can express our appreciation and contribute to the security of our community.”

This letter gives expression to the exilic consciousness as few others do. It is also noteworthy for what it doesn’t say. Rav Moshe, who immigrated to the United States from Russia, never promoted the idea that the Jewish community should participate in the electoral process in order to elect politicians who would seek to impose Jewish norms and values upon the citizens of the United States. In fact, few in the religious community had such hubris.

1. R Moshe wrote that letter in right before the Reagan-Mondale election, it's clear based on the context that he was referring to Reagan, he was writing this in a non partisan way but was very clear who and what he meant.  This letter has been used for every insanity under the sun.  Supporting candidates who are trying to destroy this country morally, is not a hakaras hatov to America but a fulfillment of the pasuk (Mishlei 17)
13He who repays evil for good-evil will not depart from his house. יגמֵשִׁיב רָעָה תַּחַת טוֹבָה לֹא תָמיּשׁ תָמוּשׁ רָעָה מִבֵּיתוֹ:
2. Rav Moshe Feinstein did advocate the idea that the Jewish community should participate in the politics to impose Godly norms and values upon the citizens of the United States. This can be evidenced by the letter that he wrote urging all Jews to do everything in their power to stop the gay rights bill (which would of course include voting)
Rav Moshe's letter urging everyone to fight gay rights



3. Those norms and values were here before we got to this country people like you helped change them.  In fact if not a single Jews ever came to America the sad reality is this country would not have allowed same sex "marriage!


As G-d, speaking through the Prophet Yirmiyahu, exhorted Jews who were exiled to Babylon after the destruction of the First Temple: “Seek the peace of the city to which I have exiled you, and pray to G-d for its sake” (Yirmiyahu 29:7).

That's one of the main reasons why Jews are fighting against homosexuality precisely because we are seeking peace on America.  We know that God is fuming at America right now for allowing this avlah. Every single mekor in medrish agadah about same sex "marriage" is linked with the survival of the world.  Shalom by it's very definition can never include same sex "marriage".  The zchus of all those fighting this ruling may be the only thing that is preventing America from being destroyed.  That is why the pasuk before the one the so called rabbi quotes is about real marriages (The pasuk could have said the same point in a much less robust way).  To inform us that only a society that has normal marriages can classic ways of seeking peace be called seeking peace, but when they nullify that then new methods of seeking true peace must be called into action

6Take wives and beget sons and daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to men, and they shall bear sons and daughters, and multiply there and be not diminished. וקְחוּ נָשִׁים וְהוֹלִידוּ בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת וּקְחוּ לִבְנֵיכֶם נָשִׁים וְאֶת בְּנוֹתֵיכֶם תְּנוּ לַאֲנָשִׁים וְתֵלַדְנָה בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת וּרְבוּ שָׁם וְאַל תִּמְעָטוּ:

It is this approach that has sustained us throughout our long exile. It would be exceedingly tragic were we to abandon that protective shield on the eve of our Redemption.
If the entire Jewish people always followed the writers way there will never be a redemption, because we know from numerous sources that redemption will only come about through teshuva!

May we all protest Ami Magazine helping to bring about the redemption bimhara biyamanu

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Aish Hatorah's Director General Steven Burg Helps Bring Resolution In Favor Of Gay Text Books In Schools





This hearing led to this resolution by the New York City Council. So Aish Hatorah's new Director General "Rabbi" Steven Burg is responsible if this passes.  Giving such a speech at such a hearing is an endorsement of this action.  For the record Yeshivas will also be using New York text books


Resolution calling upon the New York City Department of Education to implement a curriculum and to acquire textbooks and trade books that include key moments in LGBT history and accurately portray the contributions of LGBT individuals in the history of the United States.
 
 
By Council Members Dromm, Arroyo, Chin, Cohen, Constantinides, Johnson, Koslowitz, Rosenthal, Mendez, Rodriguez, Torres and Menchaca
 
Whereas, According to the 2011 National School Climate Survey conducted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), 81.9% of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)students reported being verbally harassed at school because of their sexual orientation; and
Whereas, The survey further noted that 38.3% reported being physically harassed and 18.3% reported being physically assaulted at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation; and
Whereas, In addition, more than half of LGBT students were cyber-bullied, or harassed or threatened by their peers via electronic mediums such as text-messages, emails, instant messaging or posting on internet sites;  and
Whereas, Of the respondents to the survey, the majority of students who were harassed or assaulted did not report the incident to school staff believing that little to no action would be taken and the situation might even become worse if reported; and
Whereas, Additionally, only one-third of students who did report an incident claimed that  staff effectively addressed the problem; and
Whereas, Many advocates argue that the high rates of harassment and assault are often exacerbated by school staff not adequately responding or intervening on behalf of LGBT students; and
Whereas, Studies have shown that teaching LGBT history in the classroom leads to fewer instances of harassment at school and can lead to a greater feeling of safety among all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression; and
Whereas, New York City should enlighten its students about the role and contributions of LGBT Americans to our City, State and nation in the course of history; and
Whereas, The history of the United States could be considered incomplete and inaccurate without the inclusion of the social, political and artistic contributions of notable LGBT individuals such as Bayard Rustin, Harvey Milk, Stephen Sondheim, Truman Capote, James Baldwin and Gertrude Stein; and
Whereas, In addition, the history of our nation should include key events and organizations that have been in the forefront of the LGBT American movement for equality; and
Whereas, The Daughters of Bilitis, the Mattachine Society, the Stonewall Rebellion, the HIV/AIDS crisis, Bowers v. HardwickLawrence v. Texas, "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and the struggle for the recognition of LGBT families are all important and should be included in American history; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York City Department of Education to implement a curriculum and to acquire textbooks and trade books that include key moments in LGBT history and accurately portray the contributions of LGBT individuals in the history of the United States.   
 
Is anyone going to inform Aish Hatorah about their new director?

Any answers from them of interest, please comment or email the blog


Thought it was important to note Gertrude Stein was also a Nazi collaborator

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Orthodox" Run Simon Wiesenthal Center Supports "Same Sex "Marriage" And Homosexuality In Schools

Simon Wiesenthal Center's reaction to same sex "marriage"





The Simon Wiesenthal Center is supposedly run by Orthodox Rabbis "Rabbi" Marvin Hier (Dean and Founder, and former head of YULA), Rabbi Abraham Cooper, (Associate Dean), and "Rabbi" Meyer H. May" (Executive Director)

They have a strong record of pushing homosexuality, including opposing Arizona's freedom of religion law, which would allow Jews, and other people who understand God's Eternal law, to refuse to bake a wedding cake for a so called "Wedding"


Wiesenthal Center to Arizona Governor: Veto Gay Discrimination Bill
Center says denying services to people based on their sexuality, "hearkens back the dark history of American racial, religious and sexual discrimination and threatens the hard earned civil rights of all Americans"
The Simon Wiesenthal Center today called on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (pictured) to veto that state's proposed law that would allow businesses to refuse to service gay customers.
"To classify and deny services to any group of people based on their sexuality is an act of discrimination that hearkens back to the dark history of American racial, religious and sexual discrimination and threatens the hard earned civil rights of all Americans," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Associate Dean of the Wiesenthal Center, and Mark Weitzman, the Center's Director of Government Affairs.
"The protection of the right of Americans to their religious commitment is a core American value; however that value must not be used as a justification for unequal treatment in the public sphere," Cooper and Weitzman continued.
"We urge Governor Brewer to veto this bill and to protect the rights of all Americans to fair and equal treatment," they concluded.
 (Wiesenthal Center to Arizona Governor: Veto Gay Discrimination Bill)

In case you think their corruption is limited to NY "Rabbi" Steven Burg (Eastern Director Simon Wiesenthal Center) testified as a "Orthodox" Jewish rabbi" at a committee on "protecting" homosexual children in schools which was really a effort to push homosexuality further in the school system.  The previous speaker before Burg, lamented the "lack of "education" materiel and books that are inclusive of LGBT "families" and many other gay propaganda methods in the school."  You can clearly see Burg's paying attention during the speech immediately prior to his own as well as the last speaker (12:22) who also promoted LGBT agenda so a gay basketball player will be in a school text book.  This committee hearing led to a resolution promoting teaching of homosexuality in the schools. Nowhere in his speech did he say he opposed homosexual propaganda in schools  (Yeshivas also use public school history books).



Burg's speech begins at (4:42)

If that wasn't bad enough Steven Burg is now Director General of Aish HaTorah  (If anyone can help get Aish Hatorah to fire him it's a mitzva gidolah to do so)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Churban America

Today is fast day of the 9th of Tamuz when the Babylonians broke the walls of Yerushalim
Today is the fast day of friday parshas Chukas, when the french burnt 24 cartloads of gemaras
Today is the double fast day of what most likely will signal the end of Torah Jewery in America, and will in the future be called Churban America

Since we the Orthodox community in it's entirety caused the marriage bill in NY which led to this moment we are responsible and we must do Teshuva!
חטאנו צורנו סלח לנו יוצרנו

25 years ago "no one" would have predicted this day would have happened
25 years ago "no one" would have predicted photographers would be fined for refusing to photograph these "Weddings"
25 years ago "no one" would have predicted that a internet dating website would have been sued for not having an "alternative" option
25 years ago "no one" would have thought that they will routinely read to kids in school books like "King and King
25 years ago no would would have believed that an Orthodox Jewish speaker would have voted for a same sex "marriage" bill along with the legislators of many other Jewish communities that the Orthodox Jewish vote is required to get elected
25 years ago no one would believe that a City named after the person who was known as the biggest kanui in America would have voted (more than his margin of victory) for a man who had a so called "Wedding"



The Future of the Western World depends not so much on this evil court decision, but on what we conservatives do today and the day afterwards!  
It Goes with out saying that we should never vote for a pro gay candidate again

An example of what you can do: I suggest everyone who lives in Lakewood call up 
Congressman Chris Smith (609) 286-2571
and demand "he sponsor a constitutional amendment banning same sex "marriage" across the country including the state of New Jersey"


will do analysis of the decision at a later date




Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kangaroo Court Rules Jonah Committed Fraud By Saying It's Possible To Change Homosexual Desires

The gay community will like to give a major thanks to Gary Schear for voting for the bill that helped make the propaganda that made this decision possible



JERSEY CITY — A New Jersey jury on Thursday found a non-profit group that provides gay-to-straight conversion therapy guilty of consumer fraud for promising clients they could overcome their sexual urges. some of the more extreme measures that were used,  by undressing in front of other men , pummeling an effigy of their mothers, and re–enacting traumatic childhood experiences like the fact that one of them Chaim Levin was molested, as we know many people who were molested develop homosexual attractions, They were trying to help him overcome the pain of the molestation experience .


Former APA President Nicholas Cummings affidavit supporting Jonah
In the first case in the nation to put the controversial because liberals disagree with it practice on trial, the jury concluded that Arthur Goldberg and Elaine Berk, the founders of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing in Jersey City and life coach Alan Downing to whom JONAH referred patients, "engaged in unconscionable commercial practices" and misrepresented their services.  This was after a court also ruled that the numerous psychologists that Jonah had to defend them, were not considered expert witnesses because the court disagreed with their verdict 

The verdict requires JONAH and Downing to refund thousands of dollars paid by former clients Michael Ferguson, Benjamin Unger, Sheldon Bruck, Chaim Levin, and parents Jo Bruck and Bella Levin for the individual and group counseling sessions and the "journey into manhood" weekends in the woods. Downing charged $60 to $100 for group and individual sessions but shared 20 percent with JONAH to help defray its administrative costs.

After three hours of deliberations, the jury found Unger was entitled to $17,950; Chaim Levin was entitled to $650; his mother, Bella, $4,000; and Bruck's mother, Jo, $500. 
But the victory has broader implications. The national civil rights legal advocacy group Southern Poverty Law Center filed the case to take a stand against conversion therapy they had long calculated campaign beforehand trying to find people who went to therapies with out changing, to shut down all therapies — a frequent target of public criticism since the passage of same-sex "marriage" laws and other LGBT legal protections. In 2013, New Jersey joined California by outlawing licensed therapists from providing the therapy to minors. Oregon and Washington D.C. followed. 

The Southern Poverty Law Cener for many years listed the Igud Harabonim as a hate group, for the past few years they also listed "Help Rescue Our Children" a anti molestation group that has helped put some pedophiles behind bars, Furthermore they got some rabbis to help (including some rabbis who would shock many people who follow this important issue)  in those efforts of putting pedophiles behind bars!

Last month, a bill was introduced in Congress would classify commercial conversion therapy and advertising that claims to change sexual orientation and gender identity as fraud.  
Of course this wouldn't be complete if we didn't have our communities' representatives sponsoring the bill
Jewish neighborhoods' representatives (call them to protest)

Yvette Clarke (718) 287-1142 who represents much of Flatbush
Gregory Meeks(347) 230-4032 (who represents The Rockways, and Jamaica Estates)
and finally of course the Gay
Sean Patrick Maloney 845-561-1259 (who represents the ir shel mishkav zachar Kiryas Joel)


"This is a momentous event in the history of the LGBT rights movement," said David Dinielli, deputy director for the law center and lead attorney for the plaintiffs. "The jury agreed not only is this based on lies, but it is an unconscionable business practice." after being barred from hearing expert witnesses

The legal battle is not over, Dinielli said they would be asking the court for an injunction to stop JONAH from operating. They will also seek the payment of their attorneys fees, which is permitted under the consumer fraud act.
"This is something brutal based on lies does he mean the gay agenda, and it needs to stop," he said.

The defendants' attorney Charles LiMandri of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, contended JONAH was founded on the belief that homosexuality is a spiritual disorder caused by childhood trauma, and could be treated with two to four years of steady counseling.

LiMandri said the plaintiffs weren't entitled to call the program a failure because they had dropped out. Even then, they never requested a refund. LiMandri produced emails from Unger thanking JONAH and praised Downing, himself a man who claimed to control his gay tendencies and married a woman.

The plaintiffs only agreed to sue because they were later persuaded by a gay rights organization who was determined to make a national example of JONAH, LiMandri told jurors in closing arguments Wednesday, following the three-week trial before Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr. in Hudson County.
"They are flat-out liars," he said.

James Bromley, one of the plaintiff's attorneys, accused Goldberg of lying to his clients - three orthodox Jews and a Mormon- who were desperate to conform to the expectations of their religious communities to marry and have children. They were lured by Goldberg's false promise of the program's two-thirds success rate, but Bromley reminded jurors Goldberg testified that estimate was based on counselors' opinions.

The defendants claimed they never called homosexuality a mental disease but rather a spiritual disorder. Bromley read back an email Berk sent to clients that compared homosexuality to alcoholism — a disease recognized by the American Psychiatric Association.

He also reminded jurors of the tactics. Chaim Levin was made to relive the sexual abuse as a child by a relative. Downing coached Unger to blame his mother for making him gay, then gave him a tennis racket and told him to strike a pillow and imagine he was hitting her. During weekend retreats and in group sessions, clients were encouraged to undress to rid themselves of "body shame" and touch themselves to express their manhood.

He asked the jury to recall the testimony of Carol Bernstein, former president of the American Psychiatric Association, who compared conversion therapy counselors "to amateur surgeons operating on the minds of young gay men." and the former president of the APA submitted an affidavit saying he help many gays overcome their homosexuality in favor of Jonah

"You never want to go under the knife with an amateur surgeon," he said. and you never want to prosecute a surgeon for malpractice with out listening to his expert witness
(nj.com) highlights are additions

Monday, June 15, 2015

Dov Hikind Votes For 2 Bills That Recognize Same Sex "Marriage"

It's bad enough that people like Steven Cymbrowitz (Flatbush), Joseph Lentol (Williamsburg) vote for pro homosexuality bills because they know our community doesn't have our priorities straight and wouldn't use political pressure to force these politicians to vote appropriately.  But here we have 2 bills that's purpose is to consider same sex "marriages" equivalent, to real marriages, and of the 5 Jews in Albany who claim to be Orthodox all 5 voted for it (Dov Hikind, Phillip Goldfeder, Michael Simanowitz, Shelly Silver (who no longer has his fake heter of being speaker), and David Weprin).

The memo to Bill A05476 makes it clear that it's purpose is to extend same sex "marriages" to other areas of the law, and is thus really a bill to recognize same sex "marriage" in estates, powers and trusts law.  (highlighted portion is added for clarity). The reason for this bill was that the state didn't change other laws when they made the same sex "marriage" law.  Voting for this bill is voting to recognize those said unions for other areas of the law.  Thus voting for this bill is equvlient to voting for same sex "marriage".
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The "Marriage" Equality Act enacted as Chapter 95 of 2011 provides that "marriages" of same-sex and different-sex couples are to be treated equally in all respects under the law. This bill makes conforming changes to the Estates, Powers and Trusts Law and the Surrogate's Court Procedure Act to reflect the provisions of the same sex "marriage" Act.
 
The second bill A00023 makes it that same sex "marriages" must be recognized regarding adoptions as is made perfectly clear by the memo.  Voting for this bill means by default, you recognize the "marriage" of a same sex couple, and furthermore wish to make sure that other states recognize the "parentage" of both parties in the same sex couple
JUSTIFICATION : 
Under existing New York law, judges already have the ability to grant an adoption of a child by a petitioner whose parentage is already legally-recognized. These adoptions are routinely granted and can be very important for many same-sex "couples" and their "children"
While the spouse of a woman who gives birth to a child is presumed to be the child's parent, same-sex "couples" find themselves in a legally precarious position when traveling in places where same-sex "marriages" are not recognized. A New York adoption would be honored in another jurisdiction, and afforded full faith and credit, even if a couple's "marriage" was not. This gives children the security that both their "parents" will be legally recognized wherever family members may be due to their same sex "marriage".
Already under existing law, judges may and routinely do grant these adoptions. Despite this clear legal authority, a Surrogate's Court in Brooklyn recently denied a "married" same-sex couple an adoption. This bill further codifies the existing law to explicitly state that a petition to adopt shall not be denied solely on the basis that the petitioner's parentage is already legally-recognized due to a same sex "marriage". This bill ensures that same sex couples' access to such adoptions could not be fettered by future court decisions.

Contacting some of these legislators to complain can prevent them from ever voting for such rishus again, this is especially true for Dov Hikind who is represents the largest Orthodox community in America

Dov Hikind (718) 853-9616
Phillip Goldfeder (718) 945-9550, (718) 641-8755
Michael Simanowitz (718) 969-1508
Shelly Silver (212) 312-1420
David Weprin (718)454-3027, (718)805-2381
Steven Cymbrowitz (718)743-4078
Joseph Lentol (718)383-7474

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Agudah Has No Problem With A Coroner Not Returning A Brain After An Autopsy



ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/Hamodia) - 

Medical examiners don’t have to return to families all organs from autopsied bodies or even tell them parts are missing, in the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday.

“This is an affront to moral and religious values,” Attorney Marvin Ben-Aron told Hamodia. “In truth the bigger issue than losing is that they [the plaintiffs] really wanted procedures to change in a way that would make the city have more consideration for the next of kin.”

The case involves a New York City couple, Andre and Korisha Shipley, whose 17-year-old son was killed in a 2005 car crash. Two months after his burial, the family discovered that the morgue had kept a vital organ. The Shipleys got it back and buried it together with the body.

A jury awarded them $1 million for emotional distress. A midlevel court upheld the city’s liability in 2010 but reduced the award to $600,000.

The Court of Appeals, divided 5-2, reversed that decision Wednesday, dismissing the family’s claim and concluding that state law and burial rights don’t require returning parts that can be legally removed during an autopsy.

“At most, a medical examiner’s determination to return only the body without notice that organs and tissue samples are being retained is discretionary,” Judge Eugene Pigott Jr. wrote for the majority.

“I think that the court is naïve in thinking that anybody with an objection will have the wherewithal to tell the medical examiner their issues when they are facing the most trying time of their lives,” said Ben-Aron.

He said that the court left wide room for families to object to autopsy on religious grounds, but that once the right was forfeited that the state’s responsibility to surviving family was very limited.

In a dissent, Judge Jenny Rivera wrote that the statutory authority to do autopsies doesn’t permit medical examiners to keep organs once they’ve used them for the legitimate purpose of determining how someone died unless they notify and get consent from the next of kin.

“Throughout history, individuals from different cultures and communities have performed funeral rites, based on personal beliefs and religious customs, intended to send the deceased to a final resting place,” Rivera wrote. “This most human of acts has been repeated over the centuries in myriad and unique ways, and within our legal system the common law has recognized the next of kin’s right to possession of the body for preservation and burial.”

“For the Orthodox community’s perspective they case would usually be different, usually? usually? since an autopsy is already being performed over a religious objection, said Rabbi A.D. Motzen, Director of State Affairs for Agudath Israel. “As a result a conversation has already been started with the medical examiner, and issues like return of organs will hopefully be dealt with. and when it's not?    It is always the best policy, not only for religious Jews, to have good clear communication with the coroner.” Agudah has been screaminng bloody murder over East Ramapo school board, EITC, and Kiryas Yoel but couldn't care less about kavod hames
Did A. D. Motzen clear this "brilliant" statement with the moetzes, after all we know everything they do is under the rules of the moetzes? 

Lawyers for the city had argued that pathologists have no legal duty in New York to notify families or return organs, though they had done so since the midlevel court ruled. About 82 percent of families hadn’t wanted body parts back and a large portion wished they’d never been asked, they said, noting it’s standard practice across the country to have the organs examined, then treated as medical waste.

Nicholas Paolucci, spokesman for the city corporation counsel, said Wednesday that they were pleased the court recognized that the medical examiner fulfilled its obligations under the law.

Ben-Aron said the Shipleys didn’t receive the court-ordered award and now they never will, and that the ruling is a disservice not only to his clients but to the families of the deceased who are autopsied across the entire state. “I agree with dissent and I hope Legislature take this opportunity and codifies and protects the rights of the next of kin,” he said.
(hamodia) highlights our additions to the original article