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Mendy or Molly: Candidate’s Yiddish Postcards Raises Questions

Fool me once? The campaign of Michael Hollingsworth for New York City Council sent out postcards with Yiddish words to Jewish residents of Crown Heights who wondered who is the "Mendy" signed on it. Full Story

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Mendy
June 18, 2021 5:54 pm

As a Mendy, I sign similarly so I get the confusion

CH resident
June 18, 2021 6:06 pm

I fully understand the issue with voting for Crystal Hudson, and NOT for the other guy.
Please explain why Crown Heights should support Eric Adams, considering his dubious past, and his flip-flopping depending on the group he addresses.

Fair Point
Reply to  CH resident
June 19, 2021 9:48 pm

You may be correct that Eric Adams is not the ideal candidate, but the people he is running against are absolutely terrible! We must ensure that his opponents are not on the ticket. You can vote for Adams in the primary and still vote for another candidate in the general election.

Grammatically
June 18, 2021 6:14 pm

It actually is not incorrect
When speaking respectfully, you say

וואס מאכט איר
And
זייט געזונט
איך האב אייך געזאגט
Good article, but this inaccuracy can weaken your point

זייט געזונט
Reply to  Grammatically
June 21, 2021 12:54 pm

I was going to make the same point. The postcard must have been written by someone who knows how to correctly use Yiddish grammar.

זייט געזונט
June 18, 2021 7:25 pm

This is not a grammatical mistake it is זיי געזונט in plural. Anyway, this campaign doesn’t seem געזונט……..

Does mr helmsworth have a regular job?
June 18, 2021 7:39 pm

Or is his work credentials solely political?

Scary
June 19, 2021 10:07 pm

It’s so disturbing to see this campaign putting together a list of people with Jewish names to target. What’s next? Protests against us? Calls for boycotts against us? This is really scary.

Lists
Reply to  Scary
June 20, 2021 10:21 am

Easy to get Community directory “phone books” – no need for Jewish sounding names.

Many communities have lists of members. Easy to locate!

BTW – Some shuls and organizations even sell member lists to businesses, charity fundraising, etc…haven’t you gotten any robo-calls?!

Either way
Reply to  Lists
June 20, 2021 1:02 pm

However they’re getting their lists of Jews it’s very concerning. And judging by his words and actions I don’t think it’s just for voting purposes.

HollingsNOTworth - Hudson - Sliwa
June 20, 2021 1:40 am

Hollingsworth would be an absolute danger for our community. Crystal Hudson would be a far wiser and much better choice.

As for mayor, Curtis Sliwa a true proven friend of frum Jews is running unopposed on the Republican line. So come November, in the General Election, we must vote for him, come what may.

Sliwa has a Republican Opponent
Reply to  HollingsNOTworth - Hudson - Sliwa
June 20, 2021 8:25 am

Fernando Matteo. Google him. Sounds worth considering if you are a republican voting in the primary.

Just vote
June 20, 2021 4:06 pm

There are signs apparently directed to Jewish voters that has a picture of one of Hollinsworth’s flyers (says about “the chickens coming home to roost” — from a famous saying from Malcolm X) as well as anti Israel tweets and telling us to take his word for it.  This sign should move any Yid to action, to vote against him.   But why are these on street poles?  Jews are not the only ones who walk on the streets.   It also tells other people who they should vote for, namely Hollingsworth. Anyway the main thing is that all of… Read more »

Check the guy out
June 20, 2021 4:42 pm

If you want to know who Hollinsworth really is, check out Malcolm X speech “Chickens coming home to roost” and there is a link to see the ton of virulent anti Israel cartoons.  Hollingsworth is obviously influenced by this mentality.

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