Leading Israeli Rabbi Tells Americans in Israel to Vote Romney

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Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, rabbi of the town of Har Bracha in the Shomron (Samaria) and the Dean of the Har Bracha Yeshiva, a prolific writer on halakhah whose seminal books on Jewish law are part of school curriculae, called on American olim and visitors with the right to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections to cast their votes for the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.

Rabbi Melamed has a column in the Hebrew Besheva weekly newspaper published by Arutz Sheva, whose translation is also posted over the weekend in the Judaism section of Arutz Sheva’s English site.

In this week’s column, Rabbi Melamed writes that “all American citizens who believe in G-d and his prophets should vote for Romney,” not incumbent President Barack H. Obama, “who is one of the most hostile presidents ever to Israel.”

He asserted that there is no reason for Americans in Israel to restrain themselves from voting for Romney, because U.S. law gives them the freedom to vote abroad for whichever candidate they wish, for whatever reason they believe is important.

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