Sep 5, 2010
Ballots Close with 1992 Votes

1992 votes have been cast in the day long elections for a third Rov in the Crown Heights Bais Din. "I hope the public will accept the results," Rabbi Avrohom Rosenberg wrote to COLlive.

By COLlive reporters

Elections are being held today - Sunday, Elul 26 - September 5, for the position of a third member of the Bais Din Tzedek of Crown Heights ("Badatz").

Voter eligibility: Male, orthodox, Jew, married or previously married, or single age 30 or over, resident of Crown Heights listed in the current Tzach list. Photo ID is required to vote.

If you are not listed in the current Tzach list, bring utility bill for proof of address. If you were not qualified to vote in the elections for Vaad Hakohol, you cannot vote in this election.

The candidates are Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky, Rabbi Yosef Yeshaya (Yossi) Braun and Rabbi Emanuel Chaviv.

One can only vote for 1 candidate - which will be joining the two current members Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba and Rabbi Yaacov Schwei.

TIDBITS:

* Some 100 people turned out for a "Meet the candidates" forum held at the Lubavitch Yeshiva hall with Rabbi Braun and Chaviv in attendance. Rabbi Bogomilsky told COLlive he did not show up because it was unfitting for a rov to showcase himself.

* A COLlive Poll asking Crown Heights residents who will they vote for has been tampered with by an amateur blogger (2 attempts) and another politically motivated individual.

* Senior Rabbi Nissan Mangel, who was initially mentioned as a possible candidate for Rabbi Schwei, has endorsed Rabbi Braun's run.

* On Friday, some store owners, like Shaya Gordon of Mr. Greens on Albany and Mr. Baguette on Kingston, hung up posters supporting Rabbi Bogomilsky's candidacy.

* Before Shabbos, a letter from some elder Chassidim in the neighborhood has called on residents to "think of the good of your community and vote for Rabbi Braun." It was signed by Rabbis Refael Wilschansky, Yosef Ben-Tziyon Raices, Chaim Serebransky, Abba Paltiel, Nachman Schapiro, Shmaryahu Roitblat, Yitzchok Mishulovin, Leibel Motchkin, Yitzchok Springer and Mordechai Chein.

* Serious debates and private discussions were heard over Shabbos in many shuls as fitting for an election that offering a position of "rabbonus for life."

* On Motzoei Shabbos, Rabbi Osdoba has written a counter-back letter to Rabbi Yossi Marlow of Florida who had said Rabbi Bogomilsky has opposed his late father Crown Heights Rabbi Kalman Yehuda Marlow on many occasions. Rabbi Osdoba replied that the junior Marlow did not have the authority to speak out and that has no right to endorse Braun.

* Lazer Avtzon, a leader in the Sephardic community in Crown Heights, has said that although some of his friends met Rabbi Chaviv and were happy to learn that he speaks French and Hebrew, in addition to his Sephardic roots, they won't be voting for him as he is not a viable candidate.

UPDATES:

* As of 1:31 PM some 700 votes have already been cast.

* A member of the election committee told COLlive 987 votes were cast.

* 1250 votes cast as of 5:21 PM.

* While 1390 people have voted (by 6:43 PM), a member of the election committee told COLlive: "I've not seen the young people vote. Dudi Farkash and Moshe Pinson were here, but not the rest of Bais Shmuel and the other 'young' shul members."

The polls close at 10:00 PM, and he added that he expected a turnout of 1800 (compared to 2,064 votes cast in the first round of Vaad Hakohol elections, and 1,779 in the second).

*1700 votes cast as of 8:35 pm

*9:28 pm: 30 min left to vote, 1,840 votes cast.

* Close to 1900 residents have voted in the day-long election for new rabbonim as of 9:48 PM. COLlive was told that an additional 40 people are currently at 770 waiting for their turn to cast a ballot.

The process was supervised by Monsey Dayan Rabbi Avrohom Rosenberg. Representatives of both Rabbi Osdoba and Rabbi Schwei have served as volunteers on the election committee and election monitors and observers.

* 1992 votes were cast as the ballots were closed at 10:00 PM.

* At 12:46 AM, Rabbi Rosenberg sent COLlive.com the following:

1992 election vouchers were given out. Only 1968 votes were found in the ballot (from those, 11 of them didn't have a note in them).

994 voted for Rabbi Braun.

896 voted for Rabbi Bogomilsky.

63 voted for Rabbi Chaviv.

13 were disqualified (11 of them for Braun, 2 for Bogomilsky).

2 were left in question (one for Bogomilsky, another for Chaviv).

Braun not only received the most votes but also received more than 50% of the vote.

I hope the public will accept the results and may peace dwell in the neighborhood.

* On Monday at 12:05 pm, Rabbi Rosenberg sent another letter to COLlive.com with the following totals.

1,992 people received vouchers to vote, and 1,978 people voted.
13 were disqualified.
2 were left in question (one for Bogomilsky, another for Chaviv).

1,004 voted for Rabbi Braun
897 voted for Rabbi Bogomilsky
64 voted for Rabbi Chabib.

Some photos by CHPicturesBlog.com


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Opinions and Comments
1
good for you
guy voting for r' braun
(9/5/2010 1:27:31 PM)
2
A beautiful letter
Please post the letter from Rabbi Osdoba to Rabbi Yossi Marlow of Miami. It is a beautiful letter.

It shows how Rabbi Osdoba really wants to get past all the old Machlokes in the community and bring a new better beginning to CH.

It is the best letter I have ever seen from Rabbi Osdoba yet, and says so much of the potential this election can have on the future of CH if we vote responsibly.

Thank you
(9/5/2010 1:29:58 PM)
3
Rabbi Marlow ZT"L
With all due respect to Rabbi Osdoba, at the present moment he is a one sided party so he has NO RIGHT to say if Rabbi Marlow ZT"L son has a right to say any thing, If he will use his common sence he would just sit back and keep quiet.
(9/5/2010 1:41:23 PM)
4
poll
i see the poll, it looks like there is a mistake before it was 49% braun and 40% bogomilsky and now it changed
(9/5/2010 1:52:45 PM)
5
vote vote vote
it's a must!!!
(9/5/2010 1:56:36 PM)
6
Moshe Haber writes
There was an unauthorized distrbution of an e-mail correspondence I had with Rabbi Nochum Schapiro of Sydney. It was a private exchange that became public because I used poor judgement by showing to someone who then released it to the public.
(9/5/2010 1:56:38 PM)
7
to #4
those were the real results without the rigged votes of a known loser
(9/5/2010 1:57:59 PM)
8
Mazal Tov
Mazal Tov to The Newly elected memer of Badatz of Crown Heights Rabbi Yosef Yeshay (Yossi) Braun Shlita!
(9/5/2010 1:59:03 PM)
9
wow. Rav Marlow
Wow. What a picture of rav marlow a"h. People do u see what kind of tziur he had? What a hadras ponim? A true rov, who is missed very dearley.
(9/5/2010 2:00:46 PM)
10
good of the comnity not GOOF of the comunity!
bad mistake
(9/5/2010 2:01:15 PM)
11
to #3 Marlow
Since when does one tell the Rav - Abir Shbabirim - what is proper to write and what is not proper?
(9/5/2010 2:04:31 PM)
12
@9 wow. Rav Marlow
If you judge by hadras ponim - vote for Rabbi Bogomilsky
(9/5/2010 2:05:13 PM)
13
democracy
you call that a private ballot?
(9/5/2010 2:10:52 PM)
14
Son in Law Of Rabbi Marlow
Son in Law Of Rabbi Marlow writes a strong letter supporting Rabbi Braun,
and supporting Rabbi Marlow's Son in his letter against Rav Bogomuksky.
(9/5/2010 2:12:04 PM)
15
RABBI BOGIMILSKY!
we want him! hes the best! i dont know about you but please vote for the best one, r'bogimlski
(9/5/2010 2:12:49 PM)
16
EMES
The travesty of justice perpetrated by this forced election will be felt by us for generations.

What is the rush for elections-does anyone think that any third Rov will resolve the animosity and differences between the other two Rabbonim ?

Has Rabbi Rosenberg's edicts supplanted the numerous directives of the Rebbe in regards to elections.

If one would follow the letter of the law of the Rebbe's directives, Rabbi Bogomilsky would not be a viable candidate, inference from outsiders (Shluchim, outside Rabbonim, and others ) would not be allowed, and a process would have been put in place that would have presented us with a slate of viable candidates.

As much as one might have a hesitancy in voting for an unkown it is surely better than voting for one that always strive to detroy the authority of the Bais-Din and has a slew of questionable Halachic and financial misdeeds.
(9/5/2010 2:25:36 PM)
17
to #10
YOUR grammatical & spelling errors are even worse than those you criticize! An Oholei Torah education, no doubt.

Remember, Rabbosai! If you DON'T VOTE, you are voting for lunacy & terror (Rabbis Braun, Chabib....and HENDEL.)

VOTE RABBI BOGOMILSKY & give peace a chance!
(9/5/2010 2:26:34 PM)
18
R' Marlow
For those who have a little respect for our past Rav and the great rav he was for our community know who to vote for!
(9/5/2010 2:33:26 PM)
19
to # 14
he did not write a "STRONG " letter supporting braun, actually its a pretty bad one for braun, because he only downplays R Bogo ubeles berirah u have to vote for braun BUT NOT THAT HE IS A GOOD CANDIDATE!!!!!!!!!!!
(9/5/2010 2:49:26 PM)
20
Learn how to count
only 100 people at the forum thursday night?
(9/5/2010 2:51:20 PM)
21
open letter to ch
to all in Crown heights.

i think once you get over the fact that the world does NOT revolve around you, you will be better off.

no mater who wins you guys will always be fighting. this fighting was supposed to stop when you got rid of Fisher 20 years ago, then the fighting was going to stop when you kicked out the rebbes gaboim from 770, then the fighting will finally stop when you take over the rashag's yeshiva.. then th fighting was going to stop after the new and brand new vadd hakall, i can go on and on.

fact is, that no mater who wins, you guys will always be fighting, i for one wish braun wins, because i know that withing 3 months him and his current supporters will be at each other's necks.

any way go fight you head off. and dont forget to never miss an opurtunity to miss an opurtunity..
(9/5/2010 3:01:37 PM)
22
This is injustice
We are coming here to vote someone in for LIFE.

Unfortunately, many people will agree that none of these 3 candidates stand a chance to solve our problems. It's not fair to force us to vote someone in. There should be a option of VOTE FOR NONE OF THEM.
Even If you DO think that there is a good candidate, there was a very short time to resolve this issue & its not fair to FORCE CH to get stuck with another rov that no one is happy with.
I heared that Rabbi Heler agreed that there must be such a option on the ballot & Rabbi Rosenberg dosent want to here from it
(9/5/2010 3:09:44 PM)
23
vote for braun
a vote for bogomilsky is a vote for fisher
(9/5/2010 3:14:01 PM)
24
im seriously confused
why on earth would a community that is in basic turmoil want to elect for a lifetime position a man that is know for one thing... causing machlokos.... the only reason braun is even running is bc he needs a new place to live after being evicted from sydney... continue the great reporting but lets rally together and get rid of more machlokos...
(9/5/2010 3:26:18 PM)
25
ballot
the ballot in the closeup shot (with rosenberg in the background) is upside down and will be disqulified...
(9/5/2010 3:30:05 PM)
26
close friend
everybody vote for Rabbi Braun!!!
(9/5/2010 3:35:25 PM)
27
Rabbi Bogomilsky!
Please! Lets bring peace and dignity to this community. A man that has helped countless in this community. A great man and a great rov with many years of experience. And most important someone that will unite the beis did!
(9/5/2010 3:38:28 PM)
28
Vote Braun!!!
I did, you should too!
(9/5/2010 3:44:40 PM)
29
MHG
rabbi braun equals Hendel & CO. no kidding why drizin is paying Rabbi Braun..
(9/5/2010 3:45:38 PM)
30
Don't get distracted! Do what's good for our future!
Vote for Rabbi Bogomilski. This way CH will finally have a real and strong Bais Din. Even though I respect Rabbi Brown and Rabbi Chaviv, I don't believe they have the experience and age to improve and fix the current problem that faces the CH Beis Din. Perhaps down the line, once we'll have a proper functioning Bais Din, it will be nice to get a young Rov with new ideas and energy.
Right now we first need to fix our problem
With all the respect to R' Marlow Shlita, please remember that R' Bogomilski is the one pushing for Sholom right now, while others are still fighting R' Osdoba (is that any better or more Kosher than fighting Rabbi Marlow A'H). If you're supporting those interest groups, then you're doing the same thing that you're accusing R' Bogomilsky off. Besides that its time to move on and no point to go back 10 or 20 years. Vote for Sholom and for a potential functioning 3 Rabonim instead of 2.
Disclaimer from Rabbi Feldman: It says it all if you know to read between the lines. He's clearly hinting that there WAS Machloikes in Sidney!
(9/5/2010 4:01:20 PM)
31
How could there be another option?
There is only one candidate who does not have a past history of making trouble, is honest and sincere, and has a good idea of what is going on and what needs to be done here in Crown Heights.

Everything else is confusion or deception.

Go vote to make sure he gets in.

Then get everyone else you can to vote him in.

It's for everyone's good.
(9/5/2010 4:07:52 PM)
32
What does TORAH say - When a Rav is Nogea Bedavar (Biaased or has Vested Interests)?
Torah says that no one is above the Law.

Torah says that although we must respect our Rabbi's, nevertheless Torah says that if this "highly respected rabbi" is a Nogeah Bedavar, then everything he says about THAT ISSUE, is NULL and VOID.

Is there anyone naive enough to think that when Rabbi Osdoba wrote a letter against Rabbi Marlow's son, does anyone think that Rabbi Osdoba had no vested interest to defend his hand picked choice-rabbi?

We all respect Rabbi Osdoba, me included.

But the Rebbe says and the Torah says that the moment someone is a Nogeah Bedavar, then whatever he says about that issue is null and void.

The reason given by the Torah is:

Although a Rav can be a Tzadik al pi Torah and true Chacham where Toras Emes is witness that he is so....

Nevertheless even in such a Case, Toras Emes promises us that the moment is a Nogeah Bedavar HE BECOMES BLINDED and whatever he says about the issue no longer has nay relevance.

It's Posuk in Chumesh which even a 5 year old knows:

"Ki Hashochad YEAVER......"

and also VEYESALEF even the words of Tzadikim and Chachomim...
(9/5/2010 4:16:17 PM)
33
R Marlow
Was human and made some unforgivable errors like all of us. Turning him into an infallible person beacuse he passed away is a disgrace.
(9/5/2010 4:19:34 PM)
34
rabonim
r' b. is the only rav
(9/5/2010 4:32:37 PM)
35
IRRITATED CROWN HEIGHTS'ER
It is very sad to see the hate that is spewed forth erev Rosh
Hashana.With all the tragidies that are going in our community,
you would think that people would be a little more charitable.
(9/5/2010 4:32:45 PM)
36
vote for rabbi bagomilsky
if you vote for braun you are an ideates
(9/5/2010 4:36:08 PM)
37
Berl
Anyone with a basic knowledge of history, who remembers Rabbi Marlow and the damage he caused the Rebbe's Kovod, will make sure to vote for Rabbi Bogomilsky.

This is a chance to bring back some level of Kovod to the Rebbe's Shechunah.
(9/5/2010 4:36:26 PM)
38
VOTE FOR BAGOMIKSKY
a vote forbraun is a vote for mendel hendel!!!!!!!
(9/5/2010 4:48:43 PM)
39
Bogomiilsy
Got My vote
(9/5/2010 4:49:11 PM)
40
bottom line
enough with the shmootz. so people found garbage on both sides. great. erev rosh hashana! this one was involved with the machlokes and hepech kovod of the rebbe, and this one was also. that's really what both sides are saying. YOU are not the one to decide who is really right, and who did proper teshuva. Thus, you can either abstain, and someone will any how be voted in. Or - in the spirit of Elul - you can be 'don l'kaf zechus' that all of the loshon hora is false, or at least, both have done teshuva. Now you're left with a choice to vote for one of the two tzadikim. go ahead and vote now.... one second but... while all things are equal, the yedios hatorah, and experience, and age, still remain a difference between the two.
(9/5/2010 4:49:36 PM)
41
Honesty
A basic requirement for a Rav is that he be HONEST and have integrity. If a person has a track record of being dishonest, why would anyone think of voting for him?
(9/5/2010 4:51:01 PM)
42
to genius 25
duh...... he turned it over for the camera!
(9/5/2010 5:06:02 PM)
43
WE NEED SOMONE HONEST
rabbi bruan is strong in his ways
the only reason hendel and co are for him is bc bogomilsky is with hershkop and they dont want that RABBI BRAUN CANNOT BE TOLD WHAT TO DO unlike bogomilsky as we have seen in the past
(9/5/2010 5:15:53 PM)
44
WHY DO THEY LIE
what are they afraid of that they must make stories and lies about R Bruan HE IS A HONEST MAN WHO CAN CHANGE OUR COMMUNITY FOR GOOD lets not loose this opportunity
(9/5/2010 5:21:06 PM)
45
my humble opinion
and completely unrelated....
i feel the age of 30 for unmarried men to vote is too harsh to the poor guy who is 28, has been living in CH for years in his own apt and plans to continue living there...
Imagine his humiliation when his younger pisher brother who got married at age 22 and has been living in CH as a married man for one year gets to vote, while he does not..
I'm sure this category of men is small, yet still, its hard enough to be an older single without having it rubbed in your face. The age limit should have been 26.
(9/5/2010 5:23:55 PM)
46
disqualified
The guy in the second last pic is disqualified because he didn't put in his ballot face down...
(9/5/2010 5:28:12 PM)
47
Rabbi Rosenberg
I spoke to Rabbi Rosenberg about the upside down ballots. he said they are not disqualified. Stop making up balony stories.
VOTE BRAUN - HE IS THE BEST CHOICE-
GOOD AND HONEST RUV- THATS WHAT WE NEED
(9/5/2010 5:55:11 PM)
48
Whowa
Look at this. Yechi Marlow!!!!!!!!! Whowa!!!!!!!
(9/5/2010 6:00:21 PM)
49
Feldman
Feldman and the Ausie community are very smart!!!! Head down under, or more like just under!!! YECHI HAMELECH MARLOW!!!!!
(9/5/2010 6:02:36 PM)
50
Braun
Braun ,I got an answer from the Igros you should first go back to your roots, Munkatch iI can clearly see they did not want you as their Rabbi or spiritual leader . Next stop down under. Yechei Hamalech.
(9/5/2010 6:02:53 PM)
51
A PERSONAL STORY WITH RABBI BOGOMILSKY LAST YEAR
I am just conveying a story that happened with Rabbi Bogomilsky and myself. It speaks for itself:

I was visting Crown Heights with my family and we ordered a fleishige supper by cc and free delivery (on the phone) from a very prominent restaurant in Crown Heights (name not necessary). It was delivered by a non Jewish worker in a sealed bag with no name on it. Knowing the halocho that unknown meat "bossor shenisalem min haayin" is questionable. I called the restaurant and asked for the mashgiach who assured me that the supper parcel was from HIS restaurant and it was ok to eat. I still wasn't 100%.
I called Rabbi Bogomilsky on his cellphone (he is ALWAYS available and this was around 8:30 pm) and he told me I was right not to eat it and that I should call back the restaurant and INSIST that the mashgiach come himself and recognize the packaging and the food, and if not they must take back the package and reimburse me.
I did it. Finally the mashgiach gave in (I spoke in the name of the law :-)) & he came himself, recognized the food and packaging and left besholom.

This story shows that Rabbi Bogomilsky means what he says, is not scared of what people will say, and HE CARES Baruch Hashem.

I am not in any way putting down the other candidates (I don't even know them!) all I want to bring out is that Rabbi Bogomilsky is a good leader.
(9/5/2010 6:04:24 PM)
52
To #46 Lol
Do just a little research (even just look at the 2 interviews that were put out by the respective candidates), and you will see that one of the candidates is very interested in himself (and EVERYONE HAS ALWAYS KNOWN many bad things unfortunately that he did in the past that he hasn't even bothered to try to dispute) ;

Whereas the the other candidate has had no bad past track record. There are many things said about him ONLY RECENTLY that has NOT BEEN PROVEN (and this candidate DOES dispute these claims in his interview and welcomes you to call up sources and confirm this for yourself). He is not self centered - on the contrary he shows his passion to help youth etc.

One must look with a clear head to see that the side which has a bad track record is ACCUSING THE OTHER OF EXACTLY WHAT HE HAS DONE WRONG.

Look with a clear and open head FOR YOURSELF. Look at the interviews. Try to see where each one's interests lies. Look at history that is common knowledge, and then go and vote for the one who wants Tzedek VeYosher and not the one who wants the opposite and will make any number of lies and false claims to protect himself.

There is a good and the opposite here and it's up to you to have the clear head to see who is the liar and who is upright.

Kesiva Vechasima Tova.

May we share good news.
(9/5/2010 6:07:57 PM)
53
to 45
but what about the "humilation" when a single 25 year old is precluded from voting but his 22 y.o married brother was able to vote....
c'mon, grow up!
(9/5/2010 6:09:38 PM)
54
Horav Braun Shelita
Horav Braun is the only one who can bring Sholom in the Badataz.

He is Brilliant, an experienced effective Sholom Maker, and unbiased.
(9/5/2010 6:16:13 PM)
55
#32
funny how you put it that Rabbi O is nogeia b'dovor and Rabbi Y.M. is not a nogeiah b'dovor. tell me, why could Rabbi O have the right to pick Rabbi Bogomilsky, but doesn't have the right to defend his choice? Do you make any sense at all?! and yet you say even a ben chomeish lemikra will understand your point. And yet to quote a posuk in chumash against Rabbi O for defending his choice... and at the same time you state that you support him.. . you make absolutely no sense at all. in fact, it's quite chutzpadik too.
(9/5/2010 6:20:25 PM)
56
why a pic of Rabbi marlow
Isn't it a 'no electorneering zone'? isnt' the purpose of the pic to support Rabbi YM letter against Rabbi B? why is it there? who ever is in CH should inform this to the committe. (I have utmost respect for Rabbi Marlow, but his pic on 770, isn't doing justice to him right now).
(9/5/2010 6:21:47 PM)
57
Unfair
I'm wondering why women can't vote?!
(9/5/2010 6:23:24 PM)
58
I voted
for Rabbi Bogomilsky!
(9/5/2010 6:24:27 PM)
59
Disgusted
I have just received a call from a so called 'Rabbi Braun's campaign office' to 'remind' me to vote. Since when did rabbonus stoop down to establishing a campaign office? Feh! I hope it's only Hendel's cohorts coordinating this and not Rabbi Braun, for if it is with his approval, and he wins, we're in for a rocky half a century of hell, r"l.
(9/5/2010 6:29:54 PM)
60
Why is Chaviv Running?
Chaviv is a very smart person and is certainly no fool.

Why then, would anyone want to run, if he doesn't even know the language, has absolutely no support nor endorsements in C.H.?

Rabbi Chaviv knows himself, very well, that he has absolutely no chance at all of winning.

So why is he wasting his time and money and our time and taking away votes from both candidates?

The answer is because it will look good on his resume in Israel, when he is looking for a job he can show that he is "so good" he was even considered as a possible rav for the most prestigious Rabbonus in the world.

What this means is that he may feel it's ok to hurt CH by taking away votes from both sides and wasting all of our time, money and effort as long as he can get perhaps 100 to 300 votes (Even Mutchkin was able to do that much), to make it look good on his resume.
(9/5/2010 6:36:48 PM)
61
won
Rabbi Bogomisly won!!!!!!!!!!!
it is obvious
check in igros
(9/5/2010 6:43:54 PM)
62
Someone who did not vote
As someone who voted in both of the last election and runoff, I must say I was so turned off by this process. We were not told officially of the candidates till barely 2 weeks ago and we're supposed to be voting for life??

At least we had a month for Vaad and thats only for 3 years.

As an average guy with no baggage or big family aligeiences I know zero about these Rabanim. I'm married 32 years old and have never felt less connected to a process in this community.

What was the rush? Why was so much machlokes allowed? Why so many bad posts and comments?

I'll tell you that it wasn't until last thursday nights "meet the rav" that was or wasnt that I was sure I wasnt going to vote. When we couldnt even agree on that I knew it was not worth voting.

Sad.
(9/5/2010 6:55:15 PM)
63
Boruch N. Hoffinger BS"D
#15
What about the 'beis din' about R. Cunin and Neparstek?
How would you like it if R. Bog. changed your 'psak?'
bhoffinger@aol.com
(9/5/2010 6:58:09 PM)
64
The Right Way
Voting is a private issue! No one but, No one can tell anyone who to vote for. This is what is so special about voting you can choose who you think will be the best under these circumstances and then no one can harras you, it is a private thing. You don't need to answer to anyone who you are voting for and why. You go vote and remember we can only vote for 1 out of 3. Hashem is the one running the world and whoever Hashem wants chosen that is who it will be.
There is a reason why we are all acting like a bunch of immature children, This is what the satan wants and we are leting him rule over us.
GO VOTE!!!!
Go home and prepare yourself for Yom Hadin. Ask for forgiveness from one onether, Ask forgiveness for those whom we have hurt, and hope hashem will forgive us too. Teach your children what Yom Hadin is all about. Take a Sefer out and learn. Help your children with their schoolwork. Help your wife with the family either shopping or taking the kids out so she too can get ready for yomtov with a smile on her face.
Wishing all our dear brothers and sisters a Healthy year, A peaceful year, Parnasah biharchova for each and every one of you, Chassideshe Nachas from all your children and grandchildren, to share in many simchas together. And in this zchus Moschiach will come Taykef miyad.

Kisiva vichasima Tova!!!!!!!!!
(9/5/2010 7:02:32 PM)
65
vote r chaviv
(9/5/2010 7:10:27 PM)
66
ch resident
I hope R' Braun is not planning on staying here after he loses to join up with the groups of michachrei riv. We have enough interlopers here.
(9/5/2010 7:22:20 PM)
67
vote for bogomilski
he is the only one that gets along with shvai & osdoba
(9/5/2010 7:27:13 PM)
68
go rabbi b'
rabbi braun got my vote
(9/5/2010 7:29:46 PM)
69
i support rabbi yossi marlow
I as a north miami beach resident believe it is well within his right and his obligation to anash to explain what moshe bogomislki tried to do to his father . rabbi osdoba should be ashamed of his letter as there is only one reason why he is supporting bogomilski and that is fear. Its not out of any sense of purity. i am not a fan of any candidate and believe we as lubavitchers can do much better then these choices. what a shame it is that lubavitch today has the best and brightest running away from any position due to the infighting. I am willing to bet you that it will not change with the election of a new rav especially if its bogo

toshav NMB
(9/5/2010 7:30:57 PM)
70
local resident
It is interesting to note that you must be listed in the tzach list to vote. but what is even more interesting is that one of the runners for rav is not only not part of the community let alone listed in the tzach list, what a farce.
(9/5/2010 7:32:26 PM)
71
I voted for
RABBI CHAVIV
(9/5/2010 8:04:45 PM)
72
We want Borocha to come to CH
How can Rabbi Braun become Rov?

We know that the Rebbe didn’t allow one who is already a Rov of a community in another state or country to leave that community and come to CH to become Rov?

That’s what happened when Rabbi Label Shapiro was selected as a candidate and when Rabbi Chanzin from Israel was elected as Rov by the first Badt”z elections, the Rebbe said no.

Why is Rabbi Braun different?

We want Borocha to come to CH, how can it come by doing opposite of the Rebbe’s directives?
(9/5/2010 8:08:13 PM)
73
Moshe Pinson
I was glad to read that MP was there. If so, the voting will be a success, since anything that MP has touched in our community has literally turned to gold.
(9/5/2010 8:09:06 PM)
74
whats the garbage can for?
the one right near the box where the yellow papers go?
(9/5/2010 8:11:40 PM)
75
to #74
Not sure if it's a serious question, but it's there for the ripped-up tickets.
(When you sign in you get a ticket, R' rosenberg takes the ticket and gives you a ballot)
(9/5/2010 8:17:40 PM)
76
young are voting
i was there at 8pm there were only under 40 waiting on line
(9/5/2010 8:17:59 PM)
77
To # 59 - Disgusted
Why can you discriminate? Why is R' Bogomilsky campaigning office allowed to call every home every single hour and R' Braun’s is not! I got literly 9 phone calls today reminding me to vote from R' Bogomilsky campaigning office, but when u get 1 call from R' Brauns u are disgusted!???
And just for your info, it is not R' Braun nor Hendel doing it, its a supporter of R' Braun – just like supporters of Bogomilsky are calling every home nonstop today... so think before you spew hateful comments without knowing if it's true!!!
(9/5/2010 8:18:55 PM)
78
Women Should VOTE!
Since women have many Sheilos and deal with Rabonim, they should be able to vote!!
(9/5/2010 9:05:20 PM)
79
Aaron Vogel
I saw more young people, IY"H more will show.

Kasevah V'Chasima Tova and a Shana Tova Umsukah
(9/5/2010 9:27:05 PM)
80
Comman Sense
Dear Brothers
STOP! the fighting. It won't get you anywere. Go home eat dinner, put the kids to sleap read them a story and get a good night sleep you nead to wake up early for slichos.
A Gute Nacht!
(9/5/2010 9:40:29 PM)
81
#21 - you are so right
are you my bro?
(9/5/2010 10:02:15 PM)
82
Hope Braun wins but not holding my breath.
I'm supporting Braun but I'm not overly optimistic.
If he does end up winning that'll be hugh.
considering that all the "mainstream" websites were campaigning for Bogomilsky, if Braun does win in spite of that it'll really say a lot...
(9/5/2010 10:25:17 PM)
83
Why Pink Paper?
You didnt even let women vote....
(9/5/2010 10:27:18 PM)
84
Wishing well to CH
I wish the results will help our community, BUT it's about time we give women the vote, it's unbelievable how backwards we are in that respect.
(9/5/2010 11:08:57 PM)
85
o mgeee
no i dont want braun,,, noooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOO BOGOMILSKY!!! GOD PLEASE!!!
(9/5/2010 11:10:01 PM)
86
lol
love the cardboard boxes
(9/6/2010 12:22:49 AM)
87
to number 61
idk which igros you are talking about, RABBI BRAUN WON!
(9/6/2010 7:20:33 AM)
88
to 59
Whatch your owrds.
There are very young kids who read this site.
(9/6/2010 7:56:12 AM)
89
#88
Very true.
(9/6/2010 6:24:56 PM)
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