Yehuda Levin

Paladino Asked About ‘Backdoor Deals With The Orthodox’

10/25/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

A host of Fox TV’s “Good Day New York” Monday morning asked Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino if he was “making any backdoor deals with the Orthodox to stay alive.”

Rosanna Scotto noted the candidate’s campaigning this week in Williamsburg and a previous appearance there on October 11th that caused a controversy over gay rights.

GOP gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino

OU Apologizes To NY Archdiocese For Levin Protest

10/18/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president emeritus of the Orthodox Union, called Archbishop Timothy Dolan of the New York Archdiocese last week to express regret that an Orthodox rabbi held a political protest on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Rabbi Yehuda Levin on Wednesday publicly suspended his support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino at the iconic Manhattan church, calling on Catholic leaders to hold a conference on politics and gay rights.

Yehuda Levin Withdraws Support For Paladino

10/13/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

Upset that Republican Carl Paladino disavowed portions of the speeches he made at two Brooklyn synagogues on Sunday, Rabbi Yehuda Levin on Wednesday withdrew his support for the candidate.

“If he continues on this path, not only can’t I vote for him, but I will call on all religious people to write in ‘morality’ or something like that [on the ballot],” said Rabbi Levin in a phone interview.

Carl Paladino's creative Jewish strategy

Apparently Carl Paladino, the Republican/Tea Party candidate for governor of New York, has a Jewish strategy: find the fringiest elements of the Jewish community, take positions that a majority of Jews will find offensive, and then sit back and wait for the Jewish votes to come your way.

What a concept.

Paladino Reads Anti-Gay Remarks Prepared By Yehuda Levin In Brooklyn

10/10/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino vowed to “oppose the homosexual agenda” in two public speeches with representatives of the Orthodox community, most of them chasidim, in Brooklyn on Sunday.

“Your community and other religious communities and pro-values communities can still band together to save societal values,” said Paladino, a businessman from Buffalo at a synagogue led by Rabbi Yechezkel Roth in 53rd Street in Borough Park. "Marriage should be between a man and a woman, pure and simple."

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