For Immediate Release
Contact: Rabbi Yehuda Levin, Spokesman, Rabbinical Alliance of America
718-569-8438 (call or text)
1000 Rabbis Join Vatican Cardinal-designate in Absolutely Prohibiting Voting for Anti-Life, Anti-Family Candidates
Rabbi declares “the beginning of a spiritual civil war.”
MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct 31, 2010
Rabbi Yehuda Levin, spokesman for the Rabbinical Alliance of America, representing more than 1000 Rabbis, issued the following statement:
“As Rabbis we welcome with great enthusiasm and strongly endorse the inspiring and clear Pro-life, Pro-family message delivered by American Cardinal-designate, Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Catholic Church’s highest court, in a 25 minute video interview with Catholic Action for Faith and Family (www.CatholicAction.org) which was broadcast on EWTN and other networks to over one hundred million viewers.
In these crucial times in which we live, where many clerics tread with fear, Cardinal-designate Burke is to be commended and emulated as a voice of leadership” said Rabbi Yehuda Levin.
“This moral teaching of the Catholic Church set forth in Burke’s interview with Thomas McKenna, is clearly found in the Torah and serves to give solid guidance to voters whether they are Christian, Jew or any man of faith.”
Rabbi Levin continued, “The Vatican Official got it right when he stated that a voter should keep in mind the Golden Rule. He said that a voter could be asked ‘Do you follow the Golden Rule… Do you consider it really fair to advance some interest you have, which may be a good interest… at the cost of denying to other members of society, and especially those who depend upon us completely for life itself, to deny them the right to life?’”
Rabbi Levin concluded saying, “We must implement this teaching now, in the closing hours of the 2010 election cycle. We hope in the ensuing two years to have many other denominations sign on to this prohibition. This historic alliance announced today is far more important than working together for tuition tax credits for our parochial schools. Today is nothing less than the declaration of a “spiritual civil war.”
“Let no person think that this directive is merely an intellectual exercise. This is a call to action to uphold the natural and moral law with pro-active voting according to our religious values. There can be no middle ground when it comes to the Sacred Laws: MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN, AND RESPECT FOR ALL HUMAN LIFE IS OBLIGATORY. NOW GO OUT, SPREAD THE WORD AND VOTE ACCORDINGLY.”
As an Aside Rabbi Levin Added: “In light of this teaching first promulgated by the Central Rabbinical Congress “Brooklyn, NY” in 1982, it would be forbidden, for example, to vote for either New York State Senator Schumer or candidate for governor Andrew Cuomo both of whom support late term abortion and homosexual marriage; unless they renounce those positions immediately.”
PRESS CONFERENCE INFO:
Rabbi Levin will be addressing a group of Rabbis at 10 pm November the 1st at 107 Rutledge St. , Williamsburg Brooklyn. While it will be a closed meeting, Rabbi Levin will be available to the press outside from 9:15 pm to 9:45pm.