October 6, 2019 -The Rabbi’s March That Never Was – Now It’s Your Turn Twin Cities


The Rabbis’ March on Washington, October 6, 1943, featured many prominent rabbis during that period, among them being Rabbi Moshe Feinstein zt”l. The March ended up disappointing its organizers because President Roosevelt refused to meet with the rabbis who came to deliver an important message to the president.  The rabbis wanted to make clear their concern about the slaughter of the Jews that was taking place at the hands of the Nazis in Europe.

It would be more than 18 months later that the Holocaust would come to an end and many more Jews would lose their lives. Once the full impact of this tragic chapter in history was revealed, was it clear that many, many lives could have been saved had the US and its allies taken the necessary action to try to stop this slaughter.

Well like it or not, today, there is a war going on in Congress that must also be stopped before it gets much worse. Certain lawmakers have been allowed to present ideas which run contrary to the US Constitution and the very principals that the US was founded.

Speaking against Jews, Israel, the US military and the US itself are primary examples.

Refusing to explain marriage and family history when evidence clearly shows a contradiction to what a certain lawmaker is claiming are further examples. This leads to charges of tax fraud which the IRS should be investigating.

Standing up for a certain group of people such as the PLO, who have known terrorist ties and openly advocate the destruction of the State of Israel adds more fuel to the fire.

And on top of all this, a lawmaker who rarely shows any concern for the very people he or she represents in Congress is not fit to do the job he or she was elected to Congress to perform.  This leads to chaos in the very district that lawmaker was elected to represent and for the latest example, simply click on the following link supplied by Minnesota-based Alpha News-

I am highlighting two paragraphs from this article which I feel you should pay particular attention to-

Where is the leadership? What has Ilhan Omar done for Minneapolis since elected? When is the last time she even mentioned her constituency? What has Jacob Frey done about the constant crime downtown? The Mayor, State Legislature, U.S. Legislature, the Governor; every single public official that was duly elected to fight for Minneapolis and Saint Paul is a Democrat. Every single one of them is responsible for the diminishing health of their cities.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. What the DFL has been offering for years is clearly not working, but the strategy remains unchanged. Politics, especially local politics, has become extraordinarily disconnected from the lives of the people. Politicians have become so focused on party loyalty and campaigning to keep their positions that doing what’s best for the cities they represent takes a back seat to pandering.

Alyssa Ahlgren – The author of this article says it best in the title with the following explanation-

The Demise of the Twin Cities

Minneapolis and Saint Paul are suffering. Crime rates are some of the highest in America, expenses are increasing, taxes are being hiked, infrastructure is terrible, and politicians are silent.

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So Residents Of The Twin Cities, Are You Going To Remain Silent And Watch The Chaos Unfold?

The First Test – After The Twins – Yankees Game In Downtown Minneapolis On October 7-

The most widely covered event to end the Major League Baseball season is the playoffs leading up to the World Series. The Twins have reached this first step after an amazing season, but now face an uphill battle to remain in the Playoffs because of the two losses they suffered at the hands of the Yankees in NY. This means they must win three games in a row if they are to advance.

After having such a promising season, Twins fans must be very disappointed and frustrated, and this may translate into an unpleasant scene on the Minneapolis – St. Paul streets if the Twins lose again and are eliminated.

Add to that frustration, the pain and suffering Vikings fans have had to endure waiting to return to the Super Bowl after so many promising years have come short of their expectations.

As a long-time Twins and Vikings fan, I sincerely hope we witness another Minnesota Miracle in the coming days and the Twins manage to advance while the Vikings steady their ship and have clear sailing ahead. The Giants game was an example of the up and down season Vikings fans have had to endure.

And I also hope that Twin Cities residents unify as one voice and find a way to express their disgust at what has become of those once beautiful cities that were the envy of America. Perhaps that means organizing a march to show the world that Minneapolis and St. Paul is still a place that believes in the Constitution and wants to maintain the fundamental rights that all Americans and Minnesotans deserve.

Hubert H. Humphrey as Minneapolis Mayor and US Senator and Vice President set a fine example that made him one of the most respected politicians in the history of Minnesota. It is those values that must return to Minneapolis and St. Paul if the current wave of violence on the streets is to be reversed.

Even one more beating, robbery, violent attack on Twin Cities Streets is one too many. All those who violate the law must be brought to justice, and this includes the lawmakers themselves who are guilty. So please don’t delay any further to bring an end to the violence that appears now to be the norm on the streets of the Twin Cities.

It’s Up To You, Twin Cities Residents.

About the Author
Born and raised in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. Married to a South African, we lived in Johannesburg from 1979 to 1996. Made Aliyah with our seven children on Parshat Lech Lecha. BSB Accounting Degree from the University of Minnesota. Investment Portfolio Manager /Fundamental And Technical Analyst. Wrote in-depth research on companies, markets, commodities for leading financial publications. Served in the US Army Reserves Semi Retired spending quality time with my wife, children, grandchildren and attend Kollel while analyzing current events as they relate to Torah and Mitzvahs.
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