|Rav Avrohom Yaakov Nelkenbaum's tzeddaka donation to Erick Salgado's campaign|
Rav Nelkenbaum Leading By Example
In light of the recent attacks on "morality and religious freedom," HaRav Avrohom Yaakov Nelkenbaum, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir, joined with 7 other rabbis, including HaRav Yisroel Neuman, Rosh Yeshiva of Lakewood Yeshiva (the largest yeshiva in the world), issuing a statement on his mayoral campaign. The statement which was read, at Erick Salgado's kick-off ,stated "it is a Mitzva Chiyuvis (religious obligation) to support" Erick Salgado's campaign.
Highlighted in their statement was the mitzva of "volunteering and donating" to Erick Salgado's campaign "as you would to any other charity". The rabbis also urged that anyone who is not yet registered to vote should do so, in order to vote in the democratic primary.
The last day to register to vote is Friday: AUGUST 16, 2013 (10th of Elul).
To illustrate the importance of this mitzvah, Rav Nelkenbaum specifically had the check released publicly.
According to NYC Campaign Finance Law, for any resident of New York City who donates between 10-175 dollars the city gives the campaign 6 times that amount.
|Letter with Rav Nelkenbaum's last minute emendations and signature. (Rav Haim Benoliel)|