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Published on: August 23, 2011 08:48 AM
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EPA File - Assemblyman Dov Hikind speaks at a rally.Assemblyman David Weprin stands to Hikind’s rightEPA File - Assemblyman Dov Hikind speaks at a rally.Assemblyman David Weprin stands to Hikind’s right

New York - A prominent Orthodox Jewish Democratic lawmaker says he won’t back fellow Dem David Weprin’s candidacy—and hinted he’ll even cross party lines to endorse Republican Bob Turner in the Sept. 13 special election to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner.

“I will not support David Weprin,” said Brooklyn state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, particularly objecting to Weprin’s outspoken support of gay marriage.
Weprin and Hikind serve together in the Assembly. And Weprin, like Hikind, is an Orthodox Jew.

Hikind, who represents neighborhoods on the Brooklyn side of the Queens-Brooklyn congressional district, criticized Weprin for citing his religion in voting for the gay-marriage law in June.

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“Weprin basically used his Jewish orthodoxy to say gay marriage is OK. He used his orthodoxy to say gay marriage is kosher. That crossed the line,” Hikind said.
Hikind stopped short of endorsing Turner—who opposes gay marriage—but said he’ll be meeting with the candidate again in the coming days.

Hikind made his comments on his weekly Radio show this past weekend, hear below.


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 Aug 23, 2011 at 09:21 AM grandson1 Says:

Congratulations Dov for sticking to principles and being a truly "Orthodox Torah Observant Jew" unlike Weprin. Please take the extra step and endorse Bob Turner in order to give Obama and Clinton a slap in the face.

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 09:26 AM uhrkasdim Says:

Very proud of our State Senator!!! Klal Yisruel must come out in droves to kick him out and for the right reason! (not to send a message to Obama about his lack of support to Isreal) this is a bigger issue, its not about voting for Turner its about ousting him especially since he's calling himself a so called Orthodox jew!!!! He made a huge Chillul Hashem and we have a chance to Mekadesh Shem Shumaiyim!!!

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 09:38 AM Anonymous Says:

Hinkind was NOT elected to be the mashgiach ruchani for his district; there is more than ONE issue in the election and he has fixated on gay marriage to the exclusion of the economy, jobs, housing and health care-- all of which are way more important to his constituents than gay marriage. Its bad enough when Republican presidential candidates focus on abortion and gay rights to the exclusion of the nation's real problems. Now that Dems like Hikind start acting in the same mindless way, there is more reason to vote for Weprin.

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 09:41 AM ad Says:

Keep it up !! Dov, we are with you!!!!!!

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 09:52 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
uhrkasdim Says:

Very proud of our State Senator!!! Klal Yisruel must come out in droves to kick him out and for the right reason! (not to send a message to Obama about his lack of support to Isreal) this is a bigger issue, its not about voting for Turner its about ousting him especially since he's calling himself a so called Orthodox jew!!!! He made a huge Chillul Hashem and we have a chance to Mekadesh Shem Shumaiyim!!!

you meant "State Assemblyman" :-)

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 09:57 AM yes I said it Says:

Only people who are radical liberals like charlie hall, obama lover would support Weprin. And you call yourself frum, what you are is a chillul hashem. Liberalism is sheker and anti torah.

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 09:58 AM yossi4mny Says:

let's get this straight, when Weprin was Finance chair he went above and beyond to approve all of hikinds requests for the community and now this is the way hikind thanks him back.. this race is getting ridiculous

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 10:20 AM Tranqui Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Hinkind was NOT elected to be the mashgiach ruchani for his district; there is more than ONE issue in the election and he has fixated on gay marriage to the exclusion of the economy, jobs, housing and health care-- all of which are way more important to his constituents than gay marriage. Its bad enough when Republican presidential candidates focus on abortion and gay rights to the exclusion of the nation's real problems. Now that Dems like Hikind start acting in the same mindless way, there is more reason to vote for Weprin.

"economy, jobs, housing and health care" are all determined in Shamayim. We had a chance to be a light unto the nations and be mekadesh shem Shamayim, and the libs blew it big time.

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 10:37 AM Anonymous Says:

Doesn't the photo show Hikind speaking at a Weprin rally?

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Tranqui Says:

"economy, jobs, housing and health care" are all determined in Shamayim. We had a chance to be a light unto the nations and be mekadesh shem Shamayim, and the libs blew it big time.

"economy, jobs, housing and health care" are all determined in Shamayim.."

No Tranqui...maybe in some version of olam haboh this will happen. But for now, its the free market system, global economic trends, changes in productivity and investment levels and the rules imposed by the Congress that establish the nation's economic activity. Your simplistic reliance on "shamayim" to explain the troubles created by mortals and that can only be solved by mortals is not especially helpful.

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 11:35 AM bigwheeel Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Doesn't the photo show Hikind speaking at a Weprin rally?

This is an undated "File Photo". Yes. up to this issue (of gay marriage) they were on the same side, and in the same political party. But Dov Hikind has apparently declared that he no longer supports David Weprin because he voted to approve gay marriage in New York State.

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 11:38 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Tranqui Says:

"economy, jobs, housing and health care" are all determined in Shamayim. We had a chance to be a light unto the nations and be mekadesh shem Shamayim, and the libs blew it big time.

EVERYTHING is determined by Hashem, that doesn't mean we sit in our chairs doing nothing and announcing it to the world. Really, don't you have better things to do with your time than telling us what we already know and is obvious?

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 12:15 PM Rotzeh Lada'at Mamash Says:

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yes I said it Says:

Only people who are radical liberals like charlie hall, obama lover would support Weprin. And you call yourself frum, what you are is a chillul hashem. Liberalism is sheker and anti torah.

Would some kind soul take a moment to explain to me why the adjective "liberal" is considered to be תומה ותואיבה in charedi circles, please?

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 12:29 PM eighthcomment Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

"economy, jobs, housing and health care" are all determined in Shamayim.."

No Tranqui...maybe in some version of olam haboh this will happen. But for now, its the free market system, global economic trends, changes in productivity and investment levels and the rules imposed by the Congress that establish the nation's economic activity. Your simplistic reliance on "shamayim" to explain the troubles created by mortals and that can only be solved by mortals is not especially helpful.

Pure apikursos. U think congress can go against what Gd wants? And do u not think that what Hashem wants is written in our Holy Torah- this is all for klal Yisroel- what does light onto the nations mean to u if not to spread the morality and light of Torah? Why are u Jewish?

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 01:31 PM Secular Says:

Too little too late

Why did Hikind endorse Cuomo?, when he was the cause of they gay marriage bill.

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 01:36 PM Anonymous Says:

This is a free country and everyone should be able to do as he pleases. We don't believe in gay marriages, but why stop the rest of NYS, which is mostly not Jewish to do as they please. My vote is with Weprin.

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 02:28 PM yaakov321 Says:

Reply to #6  
yes I said it Says:

Only people who are radical liberals like charlie hall, obama lover would support Weprin. And you call yourself frum, what you are is a chillul hashem. Liberalism is sheker and anti torah.

To the ignoramus who says that "liberalism is not Torah".
I wish to clue you into the fact that the change in the middle east in 1948 where by the Jewish homeland was reestablished for the Jewish people is a LIBERAL change. Guess what. So is the American Constitution.
What is not Torah is ignorance. So get a history book and start reading and learning G-ds plan for humanity. Its not Hannity and O'reilly.

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 Aug 23, 2011 at 02:56 PM Tranqui Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

"economy, jobs, housing and health care" are all determined in Shamayim.."

No Tranqui...maybe in some version of olam haboh this will happen. But for now, its the free market system, global economic trends, changes in productivity and investment levels and the rules imposed by the Congress that establish the nation's economic activity. Your simplistic reliance on "shamayim" to explain the troubles created by mortals and that can only be solved by mortals is not especially helpful.

No Anonymous... it is in this world. I suggest you contact your local orthodox Rabbi in the next 40 days.

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