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Wednesday, 16 Sivan, 5779
  |  June 19, 2019

    Jerusalem Elects Frum Mayor

    Frum candidate Moshe Lion, who is a friend of Chabad in Israel, has been declared the newly elected Mayor of Jerusalem. Full Story, Video

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    Baruch Hashem,
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    Baruch Hashem,

    Mazeltov!

    it's not quite what you think... from someone living in Jerusalem
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    it's not quite what you think... from someone living in Jerusalem

    Berkowitz, the other mayoral candidate, is secular and wanted to make secular residents feel more comfortable. Sadly, Lion is corrupt, and probably won’t be a great mayor. Plus, we may see secular residents flee Jerusalem, which won’t be great for Jerusalem, as proportionally they pay most of the municipal taxes. The city certainly can’t survive with a majority non-working Kollel population. Plus, our last frum mayor, Lupulianski, ended up in jail for corruption. So frum doesn’t equal great. Conversely, Barkat, who is secular, was a very good mayor. Neither of these candidates (in the runoff election) were my choice, so… Read more »

    Mazel Tov!
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    Mazel Tov!

    Moshe Lion has been a frequent guest at Chabad of Midtown for many years. This is great news. B”H.

    Barkat supported Lion
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    Barkat supported Lion

    “From my close acquaintance with the two candidates and my work with the pair, I have no doubt that Moshe Lion is the best pick for Jerusalem,” said Barkat in a statement on Wednesday night.

    Another point
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    Another point

    Even though Barkat preferred Elkin, he said there is no comparison between Lion and Berkovich on management experience…Berkovich was only good on facebook

    we need someone who understands what Yerushalayim stands for
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    we need someone who understands what Yerushalayim stands for

    We need a mayor who develops Jerusalem as Ir Hakodesh and the religious centre of the world. The other candidates, and the present mayor have been trying to secularize the city instead of enhancing its uniqueness. Hope Lion understands this

    שפיגל ירושלים
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    שפיגל ירושלים

    MHM is very happy and all of us who worked hard to get the vote out bringing us moments closer to the 3rd Beis Hamikdash….👍👍👍👏👏👏 #2 lol funny beyond belief

    Not so simple
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    Not so simple

    Chabad campaigned for Deisch, the candidate of Agudas Yisroel (led by chassidei Gur) who was eliminated in the first round. In the second round campaign Chabad stayed silent while Aguda messaged chassidei Gur not to vote. In the last hours of the vote, Litzmann, the leader of Aguda, led many chassudei Gur to vote, apoarently for the secularist candidate Berkovitch who lost to Leon. It seems the animosity between Aguda & the other religious parties which supported Leon was more pursuasive than religious issues in Jerusalem

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