Sunday, July 31, 2016

Rav Moshe Sternbuch asked about who to vote for in US presidential elections

Hagaon Rav Moshe Sternbuch, Raavad of the Eda Chareidis, answers questions about the United States presidential election during a question and answer session that was broadcast live at a Lakewood, New Jersey charity event. The Rav was asked about voting for Donald Trump: “Is one permitted to vote in the US elections for a person whose personal opinions about marriage and the like are against the Torah?”
The Rav answered, “We are uninterested in his private behavior, and in any case, we consider all non-Jews to be in this category. We are only interested in how he acts toward the Jews.” The Rav was also asked if a Jew is permitted to use his non-Jewish name. He answered, “While it is beneficial to use one’s Jewish name, and as the Gemara says, ‘They did not change their names,” it is not forbidden.”

Someone else asked if one was permitted to photograph someone in the street against his wishes. The Rav answered that this would not be considered stealing, but nevertheless should not be done because it is forbidden to cause a fellow Jew anguish. BHOL 


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  3. The source that you linked says that the Rav of Eicha Charedis is Hagaon Rav Moshe Pearlstein, not Rav Moshe Sternbuch. Who is correct? Thanks.