I usually don’t write letters to editors, but there has been something bothering me that I can’t understand. Maybe your readers can explain it to me.
When the current mayor of New York City started his campaign against metzitzah, editorials and declarations from various organizations and newspapers said that this is the worst thing that ever happened to Klal Yisroel in years. There was a huge outcry.
Based on this, I’m trying to figure out what the basis is for all the frum organizations and kehillos who are supporting Mr. Bill de Blasio, as opposed to Mr. Joe Lhota, for mayor of New York City. De Blasio’s views, at best, aren’t clear, and at worst he agrees with the current mayor. On the other hand, Mr. Lhota has made it very clear that he is opposed to Mr. Bloomberg’s view on this matter.
If this issue is indeed so important, then Mr. Lhota should get the endorsement hands down from every frum community before any other political considerations to vote for de Blasio.
Can someone explain the nature of this hypocrisy?