200 Orthodox Rabbis Rally Against ‘Repugnant’ Iran Deal

By Jacob Kornbluh

September 9, 2015

Blowing a shofar and reciting chapters from Psalms, some 200 Orthodox Jewish Rabbis gathered on Wednesday in Washington, DC, to rally Congress to vote against the Iran nuclear deal, but also to hope and pray that God lays his hands on the deal if and when implemented.

“We lobby God to continue protecting” the U.S. and Israel, Rabbi Shalom Baum, President of the Rabbinical Council of America, remarked. But he also stressed the necessity of protesting the deal despite it being a fait accompli.

“This deal is morally repugnant,” he said. “It isn’t only about the result. Silence in the face of terror is not an option. We can’t be silent in face of a regime that is committed to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.. We scream out today in protest and prayer. The U.S. administration and members of Congress could do more… We can’t and we won’t be silent.”

The rally was organized by the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, who joined AIPAC on a mission to lobby lawmakers to disapprove of President Obama’s Iran deal.

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