Create Account
ב"ה
Tuesday, 16 Iyyar, 5779
  |  May 21, 2019

    Rep Clarke Hears Deal Opposition

    In a closed meeting, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke heard impassioned pleas from Jewish activists against the Iran nuclear deal. Full Story, Photos

    nf_0459_199204

    Against the Rebuking During Elul

    Next Story »

    Today: Chaya’s Torah Completed

    31
    Opinions and Comments

    Login to keep track of your comments, follow a conversation or flag a comment
    avatar
      Subscribe  
    newest oldest most voted
    Notify of
    Dovi
    Guest
    Dovi

    The meeting was originally scheduled as a town hall style meeting. Attendees were told that they would be allowed to ask questions. They decided at the last minute to change the format and questions were not allowed. Clarke did not address any of the particulars of the deal so it’s impossible to know whether she has an understanding or not.

    If you don't vote, keep your mouth shut!
    Guest
    If you don't vote, keep your mouth shut!

    No one in this community votes, but everyone loves to complain!
    Action matters, not words and kvetching!

    Meir
    Guest
    Meir

    BS”D
    these attendees deserve a lot of credit, accolades and Blessings for the effort they are making,
    keep up the good work and may Hashem and the Rebbe give you the strength to do so and be successful

    To 2
    Guest
    To 2

    Many of us vote, what you are saying is nonsense. We just need more people to show up and we need to become more active. And even those who don’t vote have a right to say their piece, the government is supposed to work for us not the other way around.

    Congresswoman thank you!!!
    Guest
    Congresswoman thank you!!!

    Thank you Congresswoman Clarke.

    Thank you for always supporting Israeli in US House of Representative.

    We are especially thankful for your attending the speech of Prime Minister Netanyahu recently at the US Capital.
    We know that you are a person of principal and conciseness, and will do the right thing.

    It was a pleasure speaking to one of your staff member in your DC office.

    Good luck in your work as a public servant.

    Don't vote = we have no power
    Guest
    Don't vote = we have no power

    She knows most Crown Heightsers don’t vote, so she’s not afraid nor does she feel compelled to listen to us.
    Maybe if everyone actually voted, she’d take our concerns, complains and demands seriously.

    To "To 2"
    Guest
    To "To 2"

    I have news for you, most people in our community DON’T vote, and it’s not a secret to anyone.
    Sure you have the RIGHT to complain, but don’t EXPECT anyone to listen to you, since you have no political power by your own choosing, and all the elected officials know that.

    To 4
    Guest
    To 4

    He’s right and you’re wrong.
    Maybe next election everyone will go vote so they’ll see we have political power after all.

    Behrman
    Guest
    Behrman

    Why is there no mention of Yaakov Behrman? He’s been working tirelessly on this issue!

    First vote and then make demands!
    Guest
    First vote and then make demands!

    Most people don’t vote, so of course no one listens to us.
    Doesn’t take a genius to figure it out.

    Sruly Clapman.
    Guest
    Sruly Clapman.

    Let’s set the record straight. 1. Our Congresswoman sat there for 2 hours listening to questions and statements by 9 highly educated individuals that brought up everything that could have possibly been said. 2. She was very respectful, and had every person introduce themselves, and thanked us all personally for attending. 3. She made it very clear that she had not made up her mind yet how she will ultimately vote. 4. She’s part of the black caucus and is very democratic I can’t imagine her going against party lines and not doing what Obama asks of her ( as… Read more »

    Jerry Nadler - disgrace!
    Guest
    Jerry Nadler - disgrace!

    The same congressman who voted against funding Yeshivas after Sandy, and he used the constitution as his excuse. Though all during all his other votes he wasn’t concerned about spending too much money or about the constitutionality of said item.
    (Think “Individual mandate” as an example.)

    I don’t know why Boro Park voters don’t throw him out of office.

    To Sruli Clapman
    Guest
    To Sruli Clapman

    If she felt we’d vote her out of office, she’d vote against the deal in a blink.
    But alas, MOST of us DON’t vote.

    See the problem?

    First vote and then make demands!
    Guest
    First vote and then make demands!

    Most people don’t vote, so of course no one listens to us.
    Doesn’t take a genius to figure it out.

    Sruli is right
    Guest
    Sruli is right

    Nobody votes in Crown Heights, so don’t expect her to listen to you (the “you” is the one who doesn’t vote but whines).
    Maybe the lazy Kvetches will finally pick themselves up and go VOTE next election.

    NO EXCUSE!
    Guest
    NO EXCUSE!

    1) Clarke has NO EXCUSE to vote for the deal!
    2) YOU have NO EXCUSE to NOT vote in elections!

    YES vote, NO vote, we DO vote, we DONT vote….
    Guest
    YES vote, NO vote, we DO vote, we DONT vote….

    Let’s be real. We had a JEWISH member from OUR community, who ran for office, just three months ago.

    And what did two, or three individuals from OUR community do?

    They denigrated, undermined and bad mouthed Reitport.
    This caused that ONLY 1,500 out of 10,000 eligible voters voted

    We are the laughing stock in the public arena.

    And yes, now the same ASKONIM that caused the Reitport fiasco, are now trying to save Klal Yisroel ??????

    Keep up the pressure on all
    Guest
    Keep up the pressure on all

    The reason she called the meeting is probably on the advice of Elie slavin when she asked him what to do about stopping our harassing phone calls. Gilibran said she is voting for the Iran deal. We should call and email her office.

    Clean your house first.
    Guest
    Clean your house first.

    Why don’t Hikind and Greenfield c lean there house first.

    Let them focus on Nadler first, who is their congressman.

    Double Standard
    Guest
    Double Standard

    Go to Boro Park and make news conference, where Nadler is your representatives.

     The reason she called the meeting is probably on the advice of…..
    Guest
    The reason she called the meeting is probably on the advice of…..

    The reason you wrote this “incoherent” comment, is on the advice of some other incoherent person…

    Stick to the issues at hand, and don’t get personal.

    And now those that advised you to get personal with ES, ask why they made a “Chilulu Hashem” (חילול השם) by undermining Ritport in the last election?

    Now they are trying to save the world.

    To #17 #20 #21
    Guest
    To #17 #20 #21

    There were very good reasons not to vote for raitport and the young leaders who laid out the facts about why not voting for him was the correct move were absolutely not responsible for his poor showing only his campaign and backers are responsible for that.

    David greenfield actually lives in Clarke’s district and its possible that Hikind also does.

    Bottom line is do we want to save Eretz Yisroel /western world from 1938 2.0 or do we want to remind ourselves of pettty politics?

    CALL their offices, and VOTE in elections!
    Guest
    CALL their offices, and VOTE in elections!

    If you don’t vote, what’s calling the office going to do?

    Don’t get me wrong, CALL their offices, but that’ll only sway them if they know you VOTE in elections, so they’ll fear your power.

    I vote in elections, do you?
    Guest
    I vote in elections, do you?

    If I say I’ll not vote for someone, it means something.
    Can you say the same?
    Imaging if the WHOLE Crown Heights (and Boro Park for that matter) could say that?
    Get it?

     Hon. Congresswoman   Yvette Clarke
    Guest
    Hon. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

    Hon. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.

    This is your moment.

    Please be the Esther of our time, and vote to defend Israel, the great United States of America, and the world.

    VOTE NO ON THIS HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE AGREEMENT.

    G-d Bless.

    Crown heights resident
    Guest
    Crown heights resident

    I live in the community my entire life. Eli Slavin is a really nice guy, he makes a honest living working for the Congreswoman. Many people call him and he always tries his best to be of help. Do you guys realize how irrational you are ( you should all be ashamed of yourselves ) obviously the Congreswoman will make decisions that we won’t like!!!! He can’t always change her mind. Please be thankful and respectful and act like Mentshen. I will not call out people by name ( although it’s very tempting ).

    To # 22
    Guest
    To # 22

    I am quoting you….

    There were very good reasons not to vote for Raitport ???

    AND CAN YOU SAY WHY????

    I am quoting you again….

    And the young leaders who laid out the facts about why not voting for him was the correct move were absolutely not responsible for his poor showing only his campaign and backers are responsible for that. ??

    I LIVE IN CROWN HEIGHTS MOST MY “YOUNG LIFE”.
    I DON”T REMEMBER ELECTING YOUNG LEADERS, TO DECIDE FOR ME..

    בנין נערים סתירה …….

    .

    Reitport.....
    Guest
    Reitport.....

    After what the “Young Leadership ??? – who, what, when , and where????

    Did to Reitport, they should go back to where they came from.

    I vote
    Guest
    I vote

    So there was one visible elected CH leader at this back scratching closed meeting. THERE WERE TWO UNELECTED “CH LEADERS” THERE. It’s no wonder that voting means nothing to our community. When is the next CHJCC election as mandated by its charter (and long ago approved by the Rebbe)? If we can’t run our own community in a normal democratic manner, why should we waste our time on state, city and national elections in which the outcomes are almost predetermined and depend very little on the votes of our community. I vote in every other election. I also amuse myself… Read more »

    Sruly Clapman. To #29
    Guest
    Sruly Clapman. To #29

    I attended two meetings close to 3 years ago to reestablish the Netzigim and elections in Crown Heights and the event was all screaming and yelling.
    Just as a example the arguing got chaotic cause many people in attendance didn’t want to acknowledge who are the Rabonim in Crown heights etc….. Total joke, I would probably never attend such meetings in the future. I can just go to a comedy show instead.

    Sruly Clapman is the man!
    Guest
    Sruly Clapman is the man!

    Run for Vaad Hakahal.

    X