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New York Orthodox Jewry Stages Massive Solidarity Protest Against Jerusalem 'Gay Pride' Parade

Contact: Rabbi David Niederman, Central Rabbinical Congress of USA and Canada, 917-538-8882


NEW YORK, Nov. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following advisory and statement was released today the Central Rabbinical Congress of USA and Canada:


On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, the Central Rabbinical Congress (CRC) of the United States and Canada will protest the Gay Pride Parade scheduled in Jerusalem for this Friday, November 10th. The protest will take place in front of the Israeli Consulate, 800 Second Avenue, in New York City, at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, in Jerusalem, protestors against the parade are expected to number over 250,000, and additional local protests have been organized in most of Israel's major cities.


Israeli Police have been compelled to mobilize an incredible force of 12,000 officers from all over the country to try to prevent bloodshed, and Magen Dovid Adom, the Israeli medical corps, has been forced to mobilize 50 ambulances and 10 para- medic motorcycles.


These radical homosexuals are aided and abetted by the Israeli legal establishment, who have demanded that this parade of degeneracy take place even though the police have recommended its cancellation to preserve the peace, said the Central Rabbinical Congress. This ugly spectacle is being forced upon an unwilling public by Israel's legal oligarchy, headed by Dorit Beinisch, the radical secular chief of the Israeli Supreme Court and her left- wing Attorney General, Menachem Mazuz.


Spokesman Rabbi David Niederman stated: "It is only natural that the Zionists' total disrespect for all that is sacred to the Jewish people should culminate in their trampling, openly and proudly, on the laws of immoral relationships called by the Torah "abominations", acts that even the most assimilated Jews in past generations would never have dreamed of committing."


Coincidentally the "Gay Pride" parade is scheduled to occur during the week of the Torah lesson on the destruction of the ancient city of Sodom. Rabbi Niederman continued, "And now, in the week in which we read in the Torah about G-d's destruction of Sodom (Genesis 19), the unthinkable is happening: the modern-day Sodomites are bringing their perversion into the streets of Jerusalem, with the smiling approval of the Israeli Supreme Court, threatening to make the Holy City into the next Sodom."


The Central Rabbinical Congress is a leading organization of Orthodox Rabbis in North America, with affiliates in Europe and E. Israel.