Letter to the Editor: My Grandfather Marched with Reb Moshe in 1943; We Must Act Now

march[VIDEO] Dear Editor, Thank you so much for your high-quality publication. In October 1943 my great grandfather, Rabbi Eliezer Poupko marched with R’ Moshe Feinstein, Rabbi Eliezer Silver, and 400 other Rabbis to the White House to ask president Roosevelt to do more to help European Jews who were being massacred by the Nazis.

Today, like then, the Iranians are threatening to destroy the Jewish people with their nuclear program. While we pray to Hashem to help save us from this devastation, it is important that we all do our hishtadlus. From following the American political systems closely I can say one thing is definite- your representatives care about what you think-especially if they know voting the wrong way may cost them their seat; calling the office of your Senators and Congressman, makes a major difference!

Call your representatives today and let them know you care.

Call Senator Corey Booker 202-224-3224 who does not oppose this deal yet and tell him to vote against this deal. Look up your local congressmen and tell them to stop a bad Iran deal!

May the zchus of our teffilos and hishtadlus help protect Klal Yisroel wherever they are at all times.

Rabbi Elchanan Poupko​


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There are 5 Comments to "Letter to the Editor: My Grandfather Marched with Reb Moshe in 1943; We Must Act Now"

  • My letter to Cory Booker says:

    Dear Mr. Booker:

    As a constituent of yours who holds you in high regard I am deeply concerned with the Iranian Nuclear Deal. I find it almost comical that an Iranian Nuclear Deal ensures that Iran will be a Nuclear power. How can a deal that can not “truly” be verified, be called a “Good Deal”?

    Mr Booker: As one who is familiar with the Jewish Bible and Books I am sure you have heard of Queen Esther. In the Book of Esther 4:14, Mordechai implores her to save the Jews. He tells her that if she remains quiet and does not do what is right, relief and deliverance will arise to the Jews from another place, but she and her father’s house will perish; and who knows whether you have come to the royal estate for only such a time as this? Perhaps this is your hour to do what must be done to save the Jewish nation that resides in Israel. God will surely reward those that stand by his nation during our time of need.

    Wishing you much success in all your endeavours.


  • ari says:

    below are the contact info for the 2 NJ senators both are democrats and only our calls will persuade them to oppose pres obamas “iran deal ”

    Senators of the 114th Congress

    Booker, Cory A. – (D – NJ)
    359 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
    (202) 224-3224

    Menendez, Robert – (D – NJ)
    528 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
    (202) 224-4744

  • old lkwd says:

    Thank you Rabbi Poupko for posting. Of course Rabbi Levovitz (z”l) marched with his father (z”l)

    To #2 thank you for posting. Those reading this in New York should contact Senator Schumer whom many say would be a very influential no vote.
    Senator Schumer can be reached at
    322 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-6542

    Of course we should all be in contact with HKBH

  • Resz says:

    Its obvious that Hakadosh Boruch Hu wants Iran to get the bomb. Why is everyone so upset over this?

  • Sensativity says:

    Who is reading the declaration