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Stand Up and Send Your Rabbi to Washington

Even if it’s too late. Even if the votes have set us up for failure. Even if every senator votes for this deal, we still have a choice and our words and actions still have power.

We can sit back, or we can stand up.

We stand at the precipice of a historic decision. A deal is soon to be cast that could provide the rogue state Iran with the money and with a tacit nod of approval to develop, over time, a military-grade nuclear capability.

We are running out of time.

Congress had 60 days to review the details of this bad deal made by an all-too-willing Obama Administration and the P5+1 nations. Those 60 days seemed a bit of a distance away a few weeks ago. But now the deadline is upon Congress. It hangs over the nation’s capital like a dark cloud.

It is for this dire reason that the Orthodox Union is urging rabbis, educators and other leaders within the Jewish community to make their way on September 9 to Washington, D.C. There, at the nation’s capital, we must show our elected officials, especially those who haven’t publicly made up their minds, that supporting this deal is an existential threat to Israel and the world.

We urge those rabbis and community leaders within our readership area to make their presence in Washington, D.C., a priority. This is not something that is just going to go away somehow. It is a perilous time in the history of Israel and free-thinking societies. Our children and grandchildren will look back on this upcoming decision as history that either endangered the world or made it safer. We absolutely cannot look them straight in the eye and tell them that we decided to wait and see, or to do nothing at all.

With the vote expected on September 10, we know that rabbis are especially busy in preparation for the upcoming High Holidays. But we can’t think of any more important call to duty than to be in Washington with fellow community leaders

There is more information on the OUAdvocacy.org web page. We ask you to read it and then make plans to travel to Washington, D.C.

This is a last-minute plea perhaps. Yet, it isn’t too late to be heard.

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