|Borough Park (and other Frum neighborhoods) Congressman Jerry Nadler Fighting for Toevah "Marriage" picture taken on Pesach (on Yom Tov).|
This past Tuesday (on the first day of Pesach/Passover) and Wednesday the United States Supreme Court held the first hearing on same gender "marriage". Outside there were competing rallies on both sides of the issue.
Jerry Nadler, who unfortunately has the largest Orthodox Jewish congressional district in the country, decided to further betray the Orthodox community by going to the rally for same gender "marriage" on Pesach (this was on Yom Tov itself). The fact that he did this on Pesach is especially troubling for the Jewish community because that was the day that they were freed from the abominations of Egypt and Nadler's actions were, in effect, trying to turn the United States of America into Egypt.
The source prohibiting same gender "marriage" comes from the Midrash (Toras Kohaniem) on the verse (Vayikra, Leviticus 18-3) "כְּמַעֲשֵׂה אֶרֶץ-מִצְרַיִם אֲשֶׁר יְשַׁבְתֶּם-בָּהּ, לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ" "like the practices of the land of Egypt that you dwelt in, don't do". The Midrash tells us that in Egypt men used to "marry" other men and woman used to "marry" other woman. Nadler advocating for same gender "marriage" on Pesach was, in fact, telling the Jewish community to return to the morals of Egypt.
Nadler said about the event, "I am thrilled to be able to take part in this historic day," while to other Jews "this historic day" means Pesach when God redeemed us from Egypt and the 49 levels of impurity.
|Nadler with the lesbian who's fighting for toevah "marriage" in the Supreme court (also taken on Yom Tov)|