To the esteemed Rabbi Rosenberg,
I would first like to thank you for the time and effort that you have put into making peace in our community. The evidence is out there in the open when you have the greatest number of people going out and voting, which shows that when there is unity, when the rabonim can agree on issues everyone supports the process.
Now we are approaching almost 2 weeks since the elections. The people voted, and the voice of the people has to be heard loud and clear, we all voted under the existing bylaws of the CHJCC. And we all expected that you, as the rabbi moderating this election, would work swiftly to enforce the will of the people and proceed with the process that the bylaws call for.
One thing is clear as day. The people do NOT WANT machloikes. They do not want BOTH sides involved anymore. We understand that you are having closed door meetings and negotiating with both sides to work out deals as to who will be in the runoff, how many people will be in the runoff etc, etc. This is NOT what we voted for. This is NOT the will of the people. This is NOT what your psak din calls for.
I know that I, and many people I have spoken to, don’t want any backroom deals. The bylaws are clear if only 1 person gets more than 50% of the vote that the next 3 vote getters have a runoff. That is what all the community voted for. And they all voted AGAINST both sides.
And with all due respect, you see that the people have spoken against both sides. Why are you negotiating with them. Sit down with the next 3 highest vote getters, ONLY THEY represent the people. And work it out with them. Not with all the machloikes people from both sides.
I beg of you in the name of shalom for our community, do not talk with any of these 2 sides. Speak with our voted representatives only. And let’s get the community running again.
You don’t need to listen to them tell you that 3 people is not enough on the board and we need a runoff for more. These statements should have been made before the elections and then maybe have people vote for a minimum of 5 not 3. Yes, our bylaws may be flawed, and we may need to change them. Iy”h the new vaad with your recommendations should put those changes up for a community vote. But for now we need to resolve this NOW and WITHOUT the 2 sides. There is only one side now. THE SIDE OF THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED.
With request for mechila if i may have said anything not respectful to you. But when it hurts a person has to scream. When a person sees injustice he needs to speak.
Name witheld for obvious reasons
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