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Rabbis: Don’t support the “toeiva” agenda

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According to this report on the website Yeshiva World News, the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the U.S. and Canada issued a statement prohibiting followers from voting for candidates whose positions are “antithetical to our Torah based morality.”

Candidates who support abortion on demand, the “toeiva” agenda, liberal attitudes towards pornography of any sort – are antithetical to our way of life and it is forbidden to support or vote for them.

“Toeiva” is the Biblical word for abomination and is understood to refer to homosexuality.

UPDATE: In case you’re wondering what the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the U.S. and Canada is, this is the group whose representative, Rabbi Yehuda Levin, performed a prayer for rain in Atlanta last year. “He’s the Orthodox community’s Reverend Al Sharpton,” said a source familiar with the Orthodox world. “No, actually, he aspires to become the Orthodox community’s Reverend Al Sharpton.”

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