Execution Day for Martin Grossman: Jews Worldwide Watch, Wait and Pray


grossman1Jew around the world who have written to Florida Governor Charlie Crist, asking him for a 60-day stay of execution for Martin Grossman, watch and wait as the hours pass. Mr. Grossman is set to be executed today at 6 p.m. EST.

Thousands have been writing to the Governor to ask him to grant clemency to Grossman and to allow him to repay his debt to society by serving the rest of his life in prison.

Mr. Grossman was convicted of killing Margaret Parks, a Florida Wildlife Officer in 1984, when he was 19 years old. The crime was committed when Mr. Grossman was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and he has conducted himself as a model prisoner since his incarceration some 25 years ago and has shown profound remorse and regret for his actions.

The Governor’s e-mail address is Charlie.Crist@eog.myflorida.com and his phone number is ‎850-488-5603. He can be faxed at 850.487.0801.

Separately, 200 organizations, Jewish and non-Jewish, have sent Governor Crist a petition requesting a 60-day stay of the execution, in order to properly file an official request for clemency.

As reported exclusively here on Matzav.com, Rav Chaim Epstein, Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel, Rav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, Rav Dovid Schustal, Rav Yeruchem Olshin and Rav Yisroel Neuman all signed a kol koreh last week encouraging people to write to the Governor and lobby on behalf of Mr. Grossman. Yesterday, Matzav.com reported that Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Rav Yonah Metzger penned a letter to the Governor.

{Dovid Bernstein-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. they are already answering the phones there (825 EST) and say they are getting swamped. keep it up everyone. you never know with Hashems help it may tip the scales!
    they arent asking for names, so even if you already called CALL AGAIN!!

  2. That he, when he is executed, Officer Park and Hashem will take into account any tshuva he has really done, and will forgive him. And I’m praying that Officer Park’s family will now find some peace.

  3. Dear jews around the world sentencing martin is a severe injustice and definitely is anti semitisim, dont kid yourself over this martin is being killed as a result of anti semitic sentiment nothing less, just consider the number of witnesses utilised here and his mental state at the time and the defense hes had sorry but this is nothing short of jewish hatred no killer gets sentenced so easily and after waiting 25 years as well. so lets daven and beg hashem not to let his name be cheapened by the will of such hatred let the world recognise that these flesh and blood are not free to do as they wish to your people

  4. I just tried and I keep on getting a busy signal. Hope that’s a good sign that people are swamping the lines! Keep up the good work.