Monday, September 24, 2012

HIKIND RETURNS TO FOX NEWS (NATIONAL) TODAY TO DISCUSS OBAMA’S COMMENTS ON ISRAEL


September 24, 2012

Contact: Yehudah Meth                                                      
718-853-9616 (office)



HIKIND RETURNS TO FOX NEWS (NATIONAL) TODAY
TO DISCUSS OBAMA’S COMMENTS ON ISRAEL

For the second time in two weeks, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) will appear on “Your World With Neil Cavuto” (Fox News, 4 pm) to discuss President Obama’s treatment of the State of Israel, the United States’ only true democratic ally in the Middle East.

The Assemblyman’s recent comments on the Cavuto show caused a viral sensation. When asked by the news show host why so many Jews are expected to vote for Obama again, Assemblyman Hikind replied, “I think it’s a disease. It has to be dealt with.” 

Assemblyman Hikind's recent appearance on "Your World with Neil Cavuto"

"When the president said he had Israel's back, that made be very nervous," Hikind explained.
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Voter Registration Info: PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS IMPORTANT. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!


NEWS FROM
ASSEMBLYMAN DOV HIKIND


September 21, 2012

Contact: Yehudah Meth                                                       For Immediate Release
718-853-9616 (office)


DON’T MISS OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER TO VOTE, SAYS HIKIND

“PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS IMPORTANT. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!”

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced that the Board of Elections is having a registration on Thursday, October 11th. Registration hours are from 1 pm to 9 pm.

“It’s always important to vote—especially in a presidential race as important as this one,” said the Assemblyman. “Our community’s voice needs to be heard loud and clear.”
Among the many places where Brooklyn residents can register are:
James Madison HS, 3787 Bedford Ave.
IS 96, 99 Ave. P
PS 105, 1031 59 St.
PS 99, 1120 East 10 St.

You can also register to vote at Assemblyman Hikind’s office located at 1310 48th Street, Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm, now through October 11th for the upcoming November elections.

For additional registration locations, call Sharon at Assemblyman Hikind’s office at 718/853-9616.

Poll worker positions are still available. If interested, please contact Sharon at Assemblyman Hikind’s office no later than Sept. 24th.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Discussing Mitt Romney's Comments

I will be on CBS TV at 6pm today discussing the non-issue of Mitt Romney's comments and why a change is needed in the White House.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thank You for Your Support & Shana Tova!

Just a brief note to thank all of you who turned out for the NYS primaries yesterday. Shana Tova! May we only share good news!

Obama Has Israel's Back? I Don't Think So

Obama then and now.

Tefilos for Yanky Ostreicher



אחינו בני ישראל רחמנים בני רחמנים:
יעקב יודא בן שיינדל (עסטרייכער) יושב ומתייסר בבית סוהר נורא במדינת באליוויע זה יותר משנה על לא עוול בכפו, כל גופו חולה וחלש, וכל כולו צועק לעזרה, נא ונא להתפלל בעבורו בימים הנוראים האלו!

טייערע אידן, רחמנים בני רחמנים:
ר' יעקב יודא בן שיינדל (עסטרייכער) שמאכטעט שוין אין א ביטערע טורמע אין באליוויע פאר מער ווי א יאר, אומשולדיג!ער איז קראנק און קען שוין מער נישט אויסהאלטן! לאמיר מתפלל זיין פאר אים אין די הייליגע טעג!

Urgent! The innocent Jacob Ostriecher is suffering terribly in a brutal prison in Bolivia. He`s already there for more than a year. He`s very ill and broken! Please pray for him in this holy days!   

רִבּוֹנוֹ שֶׁל עוֹלָם תִּתְמַלֵּא רַחֲמִים וְחֶמְלָה, עַל אַחֵינוּ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל הַנְּתוּנִים בַּצָּרָה וַאֲסִירִים בְּבָתֵּי הָאֲסִירִים, וְעוֹבְרִים צָרוֹת וְיִסּוּרִים מִדֵּי יוֹם בְּיוֹמוֹ.
וּבִּמְיוּחָד תִּתמַלֵא רַחמִים עַל יעקב יודא בן שיינדל, הַיוֹשֵב בּבֵּית סוֹהַר בּמַצָב נוֹרָא וְאָיוֹם, חָלָש וְנִפְחָד, מָלֵא צַעַר וְאֵימָה. עַל לאֹּ עָוֶל בְּכַּפּוֹ, מַחְמַת עַלִילָה שֶל שֶקֶר.
רִבּוֹנוֹ שֶׁל עוֹלָם חַזֵּק אֶת לְבָבָם וְתֵן לָהֶם כֹּחַ לַעֲבֹר אֶת הַזְּמַנִּים הַקָּשִׁים, תֵּן בְּלֵב הַשּׁוֹפְטִים לְשַֹחְרְרֵם; תֵּן בְּלֵב גוֹיֵי הָאֲרָצוֹת האסירים עִמָּם שֶׁלֹּא יַזִּיקוּם וְלֹא יַפְרִיעוּם, תֵּן בְּלֵב שׁוֹמְרֵי בָּתֵּי הַסֹּהַר לְהִתְמַלֵּא רַחֲמִים לְהַמְצִיא לָהֶם מָזוֹן כָּשֵׁר, וְלֹא לְהָצִיק לָהֶם, חַזֵּק וְאַמֵּץ אֶת הַמִּשְׁפָּחוֹת הַשְּׁבוּרוֹת שֶׁיַּמְשִׁיכוּ אֶת חַיֵּיהֶם בְּשִׂמְחָה וּבְטוּב לֵבָב. וְתִקְרָא לִשְׁבוּיִים דְּרוֹר וְלַאֲסִירִים פְּקַח קוֹחַ.
אַחֵינוּ כָל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל הַנְּתוּנִים בַּצָּרָה ובשביה, הַמָּקוֹם יְרַחֵם עֲלֵיהֶם ויוֹצִיאֵם מִצָּרָה לְרוָחָהּ וּמֵאֲפֵלָה לְאוֹרָה וּמִשִּׁעְבּוּד לִגְאֻלָּה הַֹשְתָא בַּעַגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב

Malcolm Hoenlein on The Dov Hikind Show

Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, will be my special guest this Saturday evening on "The Dov Hikind Show" at 11:00 pm, on 570 AM. We will be discussing the recent attacks on U.S. embassies in the middle east, the threat from Iran and other current issues. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

HIKIND & FELDER CONDEMN DEPT. OF HEALTH DECISION ON METZITZAH B’PEH


NEWS FROM
ASSEMBLYMAN DOV HIKIND


September 13, 2012

Contact: Yehudah Meth                                                       For Immediate Release
718-853-9616 (office)

HIKIND & FELDER CONDEMN DEPT. OF HEALTH DECISION
ON METZITZAH B’PEH

‘MAYOR’S PERSONAL AGENDA ATTACKS DIGNITY OF ORTHODOX JEWS’

TRADITIONAL CIRCUMCISION WILL CONTINUE REGARDLESS OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL EDICT

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and NYS Senate candidate Simcha Felder are outraged by the New York City Department of Health’s interference with the practice of performing circumcisions. Pushed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the DOH’s ruling to require parents to give their “informed consent” for any bris involving metzitzah b’peh (oral suction) has left the Orthodox community stunned and hurt, said the Assemblyman, who represents the largest constituency of observant Jews. Hikind and Felder issued the following as a joint statement:

“This attack isn’t just on metzitzah b’peh—a tradition practiced by most Orthodox Jews; it is an attack on Judaism as practiced for 3300 years,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “Telling parents that you require written consent from them before performing religious rites that the mayor finds objectionable thrusts the city deeper into a nannyocracy that has dubious implications. This is a deliberate insult to the intelligence and dignity of Orthodox Jews who live in this city. It is degrading. It is an attack upon the covenant that lies at the heart of our history and culture. Orthodox Jews have historically made it clear that they will practice their religion as they always have, regardless of any government’s attempt to interfere or degrade them.


“The sad implication is that this will dissuade some Jews altogether from performing ritual circumcisions. They will not enter the covenant. The mayor has allowed his personal agenda to impact the lives of these Jewish families forever. This is how he enters the New Jewish Year.”

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

KOHANIM CAN RETURN TO FRIENDS FIELD


NEWS FROM
ASSEMBLYMAN DOV HIKIND


September 12, 2012

Contact: Yehudah Meth                                                       For Immediate Release
718-853-9616 (office)


KOHANIM CAN RETURN TO FRIENDS FIELD

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced this morning that Kohanim (priests) can return to Friends Field (Ave. L, E. 4 St., Mcdonald Ave., Ave. M), which they’ve been prohibited from enjoying because of religious prohibitions resulting from the park abutting the Washington Cemetery.

Assemblyman Hikind first became aware that the park posed a problem to some community members when a constituent contacted the Assemblyman’s office. Upon visiting the park, the Assemblyman saw firsthand what the problem was. “The tree branches from the cemetery hanging over the park and branches from the park were hanging into the cemetery,” the Assemblyman explains. “According to Jewish law, the park had become an extension of the cemetery. Kohanim are prohibited from entering cemeteries. I thought what a shame it was that one of our community’s most beautiful parks couldn’t be enjoyed by everyone.”

Thousands of people visit Friends Field, which boasts a toddler playground that’s used by hundreds of children and their parents on weekends, as well as a number of ball fields. In August, the Assemblyman met with Kevin Jeffrey, Brooklyn Borough Commissioner of Parks, and Jamey Hewitt, Director of Brooklyn Forestry, to help resolve tree-related issues impacting Boro Park and Midwood residents. Regarding Friends Field, Assemblyman Hikind offered an easy solution. “It was just a matter of cutting back the branches,” he said. “What could be more simple?”

The Parks Department agreed and scheduled the tree trimming, which took place this morning. The Assemblyman praised Commissioner Jeffrey and Director Hewitt for being sensitive to the community’s needs and responding so quickly. “Now our entire community can enjoy the park,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “It’s a nice way to usher in the New Year.”
Director Hewitt, tree trimmers and Assemblyman Hikind today at Friends Field