Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Statement of Agudath Israel of America Regarding Recent Incidents of Anti-Semitism

It isn’t necessary to state our concern and revulsion at recent vandalism and threats against Jewish sites. They are reminders of the age-old and persistent hatred for Klal Yisroel that festers in the darker corners of even American society.

Jewish institutions, of course, need to be particularly vigilant these days, to help ensure that the odious cowards who have expressed themselves by making bomb threats and toppling headstones aren’t able to take their animosity any further, chalilah.

We are grateful to law enforcement authorities for acting with alacrity in the wake of the recent ugliness; to President Trump for his clear condemnation of anti-Semitic acts; to Vice President Pence for his personal participation in the clean-up efforts at the vandalized Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery near St. Louis; to New York Governor Cuomo for strengthening the state’s prosecution of hate crimes and for proposing $25 million to enhance security in religious schools; and to all the good citizens who have expressed their solidarity with the Jewish community during these difficult times.
Above all, we must always remember that the ultimate protection of our people comes from Above, and that our merits and our prayers are what, in the end, ensure our security.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Frum reporter and President Trump

The media and frum blogs and websites are all over the story with Ami Magazine senior correspondent Mr. Jake Turx who was called on by the president. Trump called him a liar for not asking a simple question.  He asked Mr. Trump about threats to dozens of Jewish Community Centers but apparently Trump thought he was referencing him to being anti Semitic.
The frum bloggers and pundits immediately took to their keyboards with screaming Headlines  Turx should apologize he does not represent the Orthodox Jewish community, Others defended Turx and said Trump should apologize.
The truth is none of these websites or bloggers represent anyone but themselves. Self appointed and  self anointed editors and bloggers hiding anonymously behind their key boards  should not be the ones giving out statements by playing moral police. At least the frum print media has the face of a editor and hopeful a  rabbinic board guiding them. For the electronic media to talk about the Trump Turx saga is like the Fox guarding the hen house.