Friday, August 5, 2016

Vaad wants your vote

The Lakewood Vaad  is running a voter registration drive in the community you can pick up registration forms in other vaad affiliated establishments. The importance of a unified block vote is tremendous and when properly utilized can benefit the community's needs. Unfortunately, the power of the block vote gets abused by individuals representing themselves to politicians on behalf of the community while the community is in the dark and its interest dont come first. There is no trust for self appointed members who have conflicts of interests when they seek favors from politicians. The town has grown tenfold, the old timers dont know the newcomers and vise versa. Communal needs have changed and it cant be ignored. Advocates for the tzibbur should have zero personal interest to truly present the block vote.

10 comments:

  1. They are not self appointed. They serve at the pleasure of the Rosh Yeshivas of BMG. If you have a problem take it up with the Rosh Yeshiva

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    1. Why than do some members get perks for their own agencies and businesses

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    2. One of the VAAD services is the LCSC.
      The supervisor of the LCSC Mrs. S... is Lo Tzays L'dina. Doesn't obey a psak din from BD.

      How can you expect them to listen to the needs of the broader shtut?

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    3. The roshei yeshiva represent one institution in town. They cannot claim to represent the whole town

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  2. It is a vaad for the yeshiva not for the shtut. The shtut should have its own vaad looking out for the needs of the tzibbur too.

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  3. The Roshei Yeshiva would have no problem if another vaad is formed to represent the shtut its just doubtful that anyone would dare to try it.

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    1. if rosh yeshivas have no problem why would no one dare? what are they afraid of?

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  4. For a "shtut" Vaad to gain public support, it would need to have a mission statement not already covered by the current Vaad. Otherwise it's purpose will be (correctly) perceived as being an "anti" movement. "Anti" movements have a hard time taking root, and don't survive long term - as they are an expression of short term discontent which may not be as deep and as widespread as the vocal few hope. (It's an olam golem). It also presents people with the need to make a decision to go against "Daas Torah" - and makes them acknowledged how distorted and selfish the leadership is.

    The real hope for change in this town is the Chassidim, who will come in with their own Vaad, and who's mission won't be PERCEIVED as an "anti" movement, rather they will be a positive movement - and one which merely has its own "Daas Torah".

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  5. The Roshei Yeshivah in the past were very angry at people that broached such an idea. I don't know that they have changed their minds

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  6. My friends and I are all registering so we can vote for Harold Herskowitz. The VAAD is out for themselves

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