Sunday, October 13, 2013

Polling Daas Torah Style

Tonight I received my first phone call to make sure I was voting for the right candidate in the election. I was in the mood for toying but not arguing. I didn't have the creative juices flowing, so the conversation went something like this.

Caller: I am sure that you have seen the signs around the neighbourhood that one has to vote for Chen. Your Rav signed it.
Me: Yes.
Caller: How many voters are there?
Me: One (The answered seem to have thrown him)
Caller: So I can put you down for voting Chen?
Me: No.
Caller: You are going to be voting for Abutbol?
Me: No.
Caller: You know that Abutbol supports the Yeshivas and the other guys don't?
Me: That's nice.

Some back and forth where he said that Abutbol supports the Yeshivas and I basically said I am well aware of what Abutbol does.

Caller: Do you know who Chaim Kanievsky is?
Me: Yes.
Caller: He would want you to vote for Abutbol.

He basically took that track that in 120 years, if I Abutbol, Kanievsky would be there to greet me as I would have earned Olam HaBa, if not ......

He didn't ask me how I was going to vote or what my concerns might be. Anyone who thinks that election is that simple, there isn't really anything to discuss.

Right now my vote for Mayor is firmly with Eli Cohen.
My vote for City Council is strongly leaning towards Tov.


ES said...

Anyone who thinks Gan Eden is that simple....

Anonymous said...

Tonight we got a call at 10:40 PM-what a chutzpah!

RBS resident said...

How did the caller know who your rav is?

ehwhy said...

The phone call caught me off guard as it was the first one (Tov did the same thing the next night) where they called me and started in English right away. In hindsight he probably had no idea. He just figured I was Haredi therefore my Rav signed it. Either that or all Rabbonim signed it.

2 years ago Rabbi Dov Lipman contacted me and said that I had been identified as a potential supporter. I am guessing that some how my name ended up on a moderate charedi list.