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Jerusalem - Romney Event to Start Well After Tisha Be’av Ends

Published on: July 14, 2012 10:08 PM
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, laptop in hand, talks with his son Josh by Lake Winnipesaukee at his home in Wolfeboro, N.H., Saturday, July 14, 2012.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, laptop in hand, talks with his son Josh by Lake Winnipesaukee at his home in Wolfeboro, N.H., Saturday, July 14, 2012.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Jerusalem - The fundraiser being held for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney while he’s in Israel is scheduled to start at 9:30 in the evening next Sunday, well after the end of Tisha Be’av at sundown, according to an invitation obtained by The Jerusalem Post.

The invitation to the fundraiser, first reported by the Post, also specifies that dietary laws will be observed and that no refreshments would be served until after the fast.

The timing of the fundraiser at the end of the fast day commemorating the destruction of the First Temple has raised some eyebrows in Jerusalem.

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The “evening reception,” as the invitation puts it, also requires that attendees contribute $50,000 per couple or have raised $100,000. The Post originally reported that the cost for attending the dinner would be $60,000.

The fundraiser is set to cap a day of meetings and a speech by Romney, who will be visiting Israel after attending the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in London.

Content is provided courtesy of the Jerusalem Post


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 Jul 14, 2012 at 10:39 PM Anonymous Says:

He would have been better off sponsoring a singles event on Shabbos Nachamu. At least that would have attracted some positive media coverage.

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 Jul 14, 2012 at 11:07 PM ALTERG Says:

Don't understand why he changed it, did any of the participate of the event fasting on tisha be'av?

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 Jul 14, 2012 at 11:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Mitt Romney and Tish B'Av. Find your time for lamentations and then give your children something to lament for... a romney presidency.

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 Jul 15, 2012 at 01:32 AM blackandwhite Says:

Tisha b'Av commemorates more than the destruction of the First Temple, surprising the Jerusalem Post didn't realize.

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 Jul 15, 2012 at 05:57 AM Avreich1 Says:

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ALTERG Says:

Don't understand why he changed it, did any of the participate of the event fasting on tisha be'av?

** "Don't understand why he changed it"

It is very clear that there are a lot of things you don't understand, alterg.

** "did any of the participate of the event fasting on tisha be'av? ”

No, alterg, not a single one of them. The reason for that is that ט' באב תשע"ב has yet to come.

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 Jul 15, 2012 at 09:20 AM J7777 Says:

I am a liberal, Democratic Jew living in Ohio who voted for Obama believing that he was pro-Israel. After three and half years, Obama's actions suggest that he's definitely not pro-Israel and I will not be voting for him again in 2012. Obama may let Iran obtain nuclear weapons which may be used against Israel in the future. I could not live with myself knowing that by voting for Obama again , I aided and abetted in the destruction of the Jewish People. In fact, a lot of my liberal, Democratic relatives/friends are not supporting Obama this year and voting Republican. Obama's actions have turned a lot of Democratic Jews into Republican supporters for the 2012 election. In 2016, I may return to the Democratic party depending on who is running that year for President.

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