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The following letter was written by esteemed rabbi,
Bernhard Rosenberg*.
It should serve as a wake up call for all Jews who express love for America and Israel.

To My Fellow Rabbis:

I write to you at this time of dire trouble for our country and for Israel.

A couple of weeks ago, America was under attack. Our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were slaughtered by Muslim extremists. This was not a spontaneous “protest” against an admittedly stupid video. This was an organized military assault, coordinated expressly for execution on September 11.

Likewise, the “protests” in Cairo at the American embassy where our flag was shredded and the black Islamist flag of al-Qaeda raised in its place. Reliable sources say the US was forewarned of both attacks — probably by Israel. But America’s State Department ignored those warnings. Why?

The Obama administration’s reactions to these outrages was sadly typical. The very next day, President Obama incongruously flew off to Las Vegas to raise funds. Lamentably, our government still apologizes for that inane video, made by an Egyptian Coptic.

Where is the leadership here? What has such ongoing appeasement gotten us? President Obama once promised a “reset” of America’s relationship with the Muslim world. But the reality has been far different. The Islamic world holds us in greater contempt than ever, seeing Obama’s America as weak, and as incapable, or unwilling, to defend our interests and our friends.

On that note, Obama’s policy towards Israel has been a disgrace from the start. It’s as if his goal is to disenfranchise himself – and America – from the Jewish state — to make clear to the world that Israel’s leaders, should they dare to defend the Jewish State’s very existence, will go it alone. Such signals serve only to embolden Israel’s enemies, who are also America’s enemies…our enemies!

The same signal comes from Obama’s latest snub of Bibi Netanyahu — who was told that Obama did not have time to meet with him when the Israeli Prime Minister arrived in America last month. Meanwhile, he found time to regale on CBS Television’s Late Show with David Letterman and also had time to chit chat with Barbara Walters and Whoopie Goldberg on the TV show, The View. To his discredit, Obama also extended an open invitation to Egypt’s President Morsi.

Such actions say a lot to the world. Can we stand silent any longer?

To the 613 “Rabbis for Obama”: In light of the President’s actions toward Israel and her Prime Minister, I ask you to reconsider your public support for President Obama in next month’s election. Certainly, Israel deserves America’s full support and respect, not the treatment she has received under the current President.

I say this with all my heart: I cannot keep silent any longer. The voices of my father and my mother, survivors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, compel me to speak out — with zeal.

I urge you to consider the following:

Silence did not work in the 1930s, when the looming evils of Nazism could have been stopped in their tracks. Nor will it work today, when Islamists – who deny the Holocaust – threaten the destruction of Israel and the murder of all the Jews and Christians therein.

Why does the United States say nothing about the daily denigration of Jews and Christians by imams, worldwide?

Why do we tolerate an American media that continues to play dumb when our real interests, and our very lives, are at stake?

Why does America continue to send money (and excuse outstanding loans) to Morsi’s Egypt?**

Why doesn’t America compel Morsi to uphold the peace treaty with Israel? To rein in Hamas? To act like a responsible, civil government?

Why don’t we rabbis come together and insist that the Obama Administration express — in words and In deeds — its unequivocal support for Israel during this most challenging of times?

And, of utmost importance, why doesn’t President Obama PUT INTO PRACTICE his until-now hollow words – “I have Israel’s back” – by immediately destroying Iran’s nuclear infrastructure?

I started “Rabbis for Romney” as a counterweight to “Rabbis for Obama.” My message at first was not political, but the situation has evolved — or devolved — into one in which the danger to Israel is more paramount than ever. Don’t kid yourselves. We are nearing the 11th hour.

Please join us in our quest to see that America and Israel stay safe from the growing danger that is all around us.

We can no longer afford to stay silent.

Let us make sure that, “Never again” means “NEVER again.”
Respectfully,

Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg

Note: To join “Rabbis for Romney,” please contact Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg at chaimdov@aol.com.

**Two weeks ago, the Obama Administration notified Congress that it would provide Egypt’s new government an emergency cash infusion of $450 million. Fortunately, Kay Granger (R-TX), the chairwoman of the House appropriations subcommittee which oversees the disbursement of foreign aid, stood up to President Obama and blocked the distribution to Egypt (MSNBC).

*About Rabbi Rosenberg:
Rabbi Dr. Bernhard H. Rosenberg is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth-El, Edison, New Jersey.

He received his ordination and Doctorate of Education from Yeshiva University in New York. He also possesses A.A., B.A., M.A., and M.S. degrees in communication and education. The Jewish Theological Seminary presented him with his DD in May 2010.

Rabbi Rosenberg taught Holocaust and Genocide Studies graduate courses at Rutgers University and currently teaches communications and public speaking at Yeshiva University and Rutgers.

He recently received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award and was the recipient of the Chaplain of the Year Award from The New York Board of Rabbis for his efforts during and following 9-ll. On June 10, 2002, Rabbi Rosenberg was presented with the annual Rabbi Israel Mowshowitz Award by The New York Board of Rabbis. Rabbi Rosenberg appears frequently on radio and TV, and has published hundreds of articles regarding the Holocaust.

Rabbi Rosenberg is the author of:

Theological and Halachic Reflections on the Holocaust, 1992, second printing.
A Guide for the Jewish Mourner, 1992
Contemplating the Holocaust, 1999
What the Holocaust Means to Me: Teenagers Speak Out, 2002
Thoughts on the Holocaust-Where Was God Where Was Man–Teenagers Reflect on Major Themes of the Holocaust, 2004
The Holocaust as seen Through Film, 2005
Handbook for the Jewish Morner, 2009
Public Speaking – A Guide for Study–Third Edition, 2010
Public Speaking – A Guide for Study–Fourth Edition, 2011
Rosenberg Holocaust Siddur, 2011
Rosenberg Holocaust Hagaddah, 2011
The Holocaust in Film with Bibliography, 2011

Ted Belman
Jerusalem, Israel
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Submitted on 2012/10/21

LOVE IT WHEN PEOPLE ATTACK ME. SHOWS THAT I AM MAKING A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE KEEP IT UP.

IN RESPONSE TO THE HUFFINGTON POST ARTICLE…. THEY MUST BE DESPERATE RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

Liberals rhetorically say “I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”, until they find out that they the do not agree with you. Then they get nasty with character assassination, mudslinging, name-calling, smear campaigns and finally pushing the Fairness Doctrine!

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 8:20 AM, wrote:

minutes ago ( 8:07 AM) Romney is ahead in the polls.That is why some have the audacity to compare me with Hitler or suggest I am prejudiced against Blacks or any minority. Rabbis for Obama have financial backing from the democratic party and have been helped by the party to obtain followers. Rabbis for Obama began four years ago ; Rabbis for Romney just began several weeks ago. I encourage those who support Rabbis for Romney to comment in the blogs .
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Romney is ahead in the polls. That is why those of you who are commenting with such hatred and vile words against me and Rabbis for Romney are doing so. Only people of low intelligence and ignorance, not to mention fear would have the audacity to compare me with Hitler or suggest I am prejudiced against Blacks or any minority. Rabbis for Obama have financial backing from the democratic party and have been helped by the party to obtain followers. Rabbis for Obama began TAKING FORM four years ago ; Rabbis for Romney just began several weeks ago. I encourage those who support Rabbis for Romney to comment in the blogs to counteract the ignorant clowns who only look to destroy human beings. They cannot intimidate me with their venom.
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46 minutes ago ( 7:28 AM)
the co-chairman for Rabbis for Romney will share some of the names of the leading RABBIS in the country who belong to rabbis for Romney. I originally told the reporter this. SHOULD BE TODAY. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

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SENT BY: CHAIMDOV

There is no difference between the American Jews who did nothing for European, Holocaust effected Jews and the liberal Jews who support Obama and ignore the imminent threat. While there are many theories why American Jews did nothing during the Holocaust such as the hush, hush theory see http://www.vosizneias.com/30372/2009/04/20/new-york-american-jews-did-little-to-help-their-brethren-during-the-holocaust-but-why/ The real reason is the Jewish secular humanists didn’t care about their people then nor now. In fact, in FDR first inaugural address of 1932 he brought up an antisemitic canard, blaming the Depression on Jews using code words and the liberal Jews were in lock step behind him. He said “Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men. The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit. See

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_inauguration_of_Franklin_D._Roosevelt

As it says in Koheles “there is nothing new under the sun.”

. We are at a pivotal moment in Jewish history. THE OUTCOME come of this election may very well have an impact on how this chapter will turn out. Make no mistake about it. Israel’s survival is at stake. Last week a business associate in Israel told me how much they count on us American Jews and how grateful they are for our support. I told him that the current American Jewish community is not the same American Jewish Community that I remember when I was growing up. Frankly the evangelical Christians are more of a friend to Israel than many American Jews.

According to the most recent polls the majority of American Jews support President Obama. Based on the conversations I have had with my Jewish contemporaries I would agree with the projection. I am mystified. How can American Jews who support Obama also believe that they support Israel? After the shameful Jerusalem platform debacle during the Democratic convention I find myself wondering if Debbie Wassserman Shultz and Charles Schumer are today’s unwitting collaborators.

President Obama is not a friend of Israel. I cannot fathom why so many American Jews do not see through him. It isn’t like his true feelings for Israel are below the surface. As Bob Dylan said; “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” In the early ’60′s I watched the newsreel films of the ’48 War of Independence and life on the Kibbutzim with admiration. I recall the pride I felt watching the miraculous events of the six day war in ’67 unfold on the news. As an adolescent I grasped that the freedom and security we enjoy in America is not a guarantee for eternity when viewed within the context of Jewish history. I grew up thinking Zionism was a good word. I believe that Israel’s existence is not optional. I assumed that (with the exception of Neturei Karta) this belief is shared by if not all, an overwhelming majority of Jews in America. As I try to comprehend the Jewish support for Obama I realize that I was mistaken. To those that don’t share that belief I say consider this: Without Israel “Never Again” is nothing more than a mere slogan.

The American Jewish community historically supports the Democratic Party. However this tie pales in comparison to ties of 5773 years. Mitt Romney’s out spoken support of Israel has left no ambiguity. I believe he is genuine. While you may not agree with Mitt Romney’s positions on various issues that matter to you; in this election his support of Israel trumps everything else. He deserves our support. This is our opportunity to end up on the right side of history. Let’s not miss it. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN RABBIS FOR ROMNEY

EDITORS NOTE: I disagree with you Chaimdov, very strongly disagree on your comment that evangelist xtians  are more of a friend to Israel then SOME Jews. In fact I am angered by any Jew that uses that analogy when in fact the XTIANS OF ANY VARIATION pose a danger that is a continuation from the first xtian church, to the crusades, to the pogroms, to hitlers, up to the door to door missionaries. Its  just another attack subversive and deceptive that they hope eventually leads to our demise as a nation and as a indivudual Jew.That is the sole purpose of xtian love of Israel. Unfortuneatly many Jews fell to their deciet by calling themselves jews4j. In Israel 20,000 Jews are lost due to the trickery that a Jew can stay a Jew while accepting their mangods AND concerning the so called ‘converts’…who use their conversion soley as trickery to get Jews to listen to them. NO!  THE ONLY FRIEND A JEW HAS IS LEARNING A LITTLE TORAH WHICH TEACHES A LITTLE ABOUT HASHEM and a competent rabbi shows how Torah is applicable in todays life. TODAY WE MUST RECOGNIZE every word used by an educator is held up, examined and used to trick Jews. JEWS ARE SEPARATE AND ABOVE….BUT… also we are taught to be cordial and respectful, if possible …when they attempt to proselytize WE ARE TAUGHT  TO TURN QUICKLY AWAY, RUDELY IF NEED BE afterall where was their respect of MY belief ? Therefore no one should be intimidated to listen to those that say ‘they love Israel and love Jews’. Saying some evangelists are our friends…WHICH ONE? WHO? WHERE? I DONT KNOW..YOU  are not a prophet to know, therefore we go back to Torah which teaches us to SEPARATE !

 That line of ‘xtians love Israel’ blurs the very separation that HASHEM demands from every Jew and ISRAEL THE NATION. THEY ARE THE DANGER WHO intimidate Jews like chuckie camera shumer and create the ‘liberal jew’  to feel obligated to pay  more respect to the pope and xtians  then to a Rabbi or a fellow Jew as an example to the world to show  ’how fair and equal’  Jews are.

Those that say the ‘zionist xtians love Israel’  never  continue the story….WHY do they love israel?  THE ANSWER IS  TO CONVERT EVERY JEW TO ACCEPT  JC IN ORDER FOR him to return for a 2nd time. THIS IS WHY  THE  XTIANS ‘LOVE ISRAEL AND JEWS’.  ahhh but there IS another reason. Rome is demanding certain properties be handed over to their church such as parts of KING DAVIDS TOMB.

 Jews are NOT EQUAL with any other nation  IN ANYWAY, from the air we breathe that we should not enter into a church to the food we eat that we should eat kosher to the family we raise with a higher moral value serving ONE G’D, dressing with good character, children to respect parents and  ancestors.

This is not to say other nations do not do as TORAH TEACHES to act properly, but to point out that the general characteristics of other nations compared to ISRAEL. Those negative characteristics demands ISRAEL,  AS Hashem tells us,  ”to separate from other nations’. Yes we do business with the goyim, yes we trade with goyim and yes we vote in the goverment with and against goyim BUT OUR SHIELD, OUR FENCE MUST ALWAYS BE UP SEPARATING  US …AS HASHEM TELLS US.

When we go up to the Torah and say the blessing that,  HASHEM HAS CHOSEN US AMONG ALL THE NATIONS TO RECEIVE THE TORAH, tells us that ISRAEL AND EVERY JEW IS ABOVE AND SEPARATE  FROM  ALL OTHER NATIONS.

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 The DC Post – editorial it will go to press on TOMORROW BEN ROSENBERG

Sept 6, 2012

The man behind “Rabbis for Romney.”

My conversation with Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg

By Michael Podwill

Exactly one week ago, my editorial, “About those ‘Rabbis for Obama,’ ” appeared in The DC Post. Read it here: http://thedcpost.com/?p=19350. On Labor Day, I had the privilege of speaking with Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg, a gentleman who stands determined to create “Rabbis for Romney.”

Before we spoke, I assumed that politics would be at the core of the rabbi’s conviction. It certainly is regarding my own sense that Barack Obama, on the basis of his pernicious presidential performance, by no means merits re-election. For the good of America and for America’s interests and allies worldwide, including Israel, I’m convinced that a Romney presidency will serve us far better.

But Rabbi Rosenberg’s principal point is something else. This spiritual leader at Edison, New Jersey’s conservative Congregation Beth-El is emphatic in conveying that his interest in “Rabbis for Romney” is apolitical — at least in the conventional sense.

“I’m not advocating here for either candidate,” the rabbi affirmed. What is it then that makes “Rabbis for Romney” so vital? Simply this: The rabbi wants Jews to be represented in a real and accurate light. When our media-dependent society hears only about “Rabbis for Obama,” the erroneous conclusion some might draw is that Jews unilaterally support Obama. That’s incorrect. While a big majority of Jewish votes (some 64%, according to a June Gallup poll) will indeed go Democratic, the remainder will go to Mr. Romney.

The rabbi explained his position: “I want America and the world to know that it’s not just rabbis for one candidate only.” Again, he isn’t speaking as a political pollster. In a world of hardball, where “fairness” is just a politician’s hollow promise, the rabbi sees great danger in Democrats taking the Jewish vote for granted — and Republicans mistakenly assuming that Jewish support is beyond the pale.

In short, Rabbi Rosenberg is determined to maximize the value of the Jewish vote to both sides. Let Democrats and Republicans alike earn Jewish support — through their words and deeds. That support should not be assumed by anyone — or any party. Be assured, the value of Jewish votes is indeed real. Though few in number, Jews are concentrated in critical states like New York, California and, of utmost importance this year, Florida. Then there’s this: The percentage of Jewish voters is enormous; eligible Jewish voters vote.

The rabbi’s realpolitik approach is undoubtedly based upon personal history. His Polish-born parents endured the horrors of Buchenwald and Auschwitz. Somehow they survived, but their own parents and their children were massacred by Hitler’s Nazis. After the war, the couple were sent to a displaced persons camp in Regensburg, Germany where, 64 years ago, their son Bernhard was born. Four years later, this family, these survivors, made their way to a new life in America.

Today, Rabbi Rosenberg is a Holocaust scholar and his books include two acknowledged classics: “Theological and Halakhic References on the Holocaust” and “Contemplating the Holocaust.” Having suffered first hand from the darkest ravages of anti-Semitism, the rabbi is determined to do all he can to ensure another Holocaust won’t happen.

“I don’t want Jews pegged as being on one side or another,” the rabbi said, “because as history so often teaches us, that ultimately leads to anti-Semitism.” Today, we have to be more vigilant than ever — because anti-Semitism is on the rise again — in America and worldwide. And yes, despite the timeless admonition of “Never again,” another Holocaust can happen for sure.

As I wrote last week, it’s my belief that “Rabbis for Obama” is, more than anything, a well-funded political/PR phenomenon. Any way you look at it, Rabbi Rosenberg’s “Rabbis for Romney” is surely going against the popular grain, and against a media monolith. You might call him David against an organizational Goliath. But the rabbi bears an important message. And you can be sure that his message will be heard.

Note: To join “Rabbis for Romney,” please contact

Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg at chaimdov@aol.com

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EDITORS NOTE, what again?

I love it when kids ask ‘’daddy, mommy why?’’

But  mommy and daddy doesn’t have an answer.

Now I ask ..WHY?
Why doesn’t Rabbi Rosenberg want to take a postion on WHO to vote for?
Why does he want to show  that Rabbis don’t only take one side..
What is a ‘”real and accurate light’ ?Maximize the jewish both to both sides?” WHY?

They are not RABBINICAL scholars if they cant comprehend that TORAH is perfect and GD through Moses told us not to change a word or letter yet conservatives HAVE CHANGED MANY THINGS to fit their personal agendas.

I DONT NEED CONSERVATIVES TO MAKE MADONA INTO A KABALIST or Obama has a jewish uncle rabbi in Israel who happens to be a ‘black israelite’ , white hating, fake black tribe of fake jews…but conservatives were once proud of obama for that connection..

“ Jews taking one side or another history ultimately leads to anti semintism”?Well Rabbi that alone is ignorance on your part to the highest order. Jews for the most part were silent and assimilated to be the perfect german Or resisted the prevailing tribe in power that tried to force Jews to convert or die.

Taking the one side or another?

DO YOU MEAN JEWS TAKING THE SIDE OF THE ‘ONE GD’

With ‘HIS” untouched unaltered unmodernized TORAH as the conservative and reformed has done to Judaism ?

Rabbi Rosenberg, what you are trying to do  subconsciously is to validate the conservative and reform movement. Maybe you can do that here in  this world….BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO FACE THE HEAVENLY COURT WHO WILL SHOW YOU THAT’S NOT PERMITTED TO DO WHAT **YOU** LIKE.

 Interesting title caption Rabbis for Romney, but you had to bring your personal distorted values of conservatism/reform into it.The only difference between reform and conservative is reform doesn’t know what a Jew is. Conservative sort of remembers that sammydavisjr converted through an un acceptable conversion BUT HE IS JEWISH..whoopedeedo and Natalie Portman who had a child with a non jew won an academy award and praising her Israeli birth? The question is where do we die?

In a Jewish Torah cemetery or be buried with the rifraf. I ASK WHY doesnt this Rabbi want to take a political position? WHY?

RABBI = RESH BET YUD = HEAD OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.

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