Since we wrote our Open Letter below, we’ve learned that Agudath Israel took down the page we linked to where they congratulate Rabbi Kalish for his getting appointed to the Illinois legislature. Furthermore, Rabbi Kalish has resigned as an Agudath Israel trustee susequent to his appointment.
Yet all of this serves to increase our resolve to cleanse ourselves from the dust of politics. Agudath Israel has yet to formally and publicly distance themselves from Rabbi Kalish. It’s all about nuance and ambiguity. Agudath Israel wants it both ways. They separate from Rabbi Kalish on paper, but leave open the option of continuing to work with him to advance school choice and vouchers.
We hate the hypocrisy and stand by our statement.
Malka & Dina
We are Dina and Malka. We are two sixteen year olds who live in Lakewood. We are fictional characters. We only exist in the mind of our creators and in your mind. But you and our creators are real, so that makes us feel a little real. And many of the other characters in our stories are real people, too.
We both got rejected by our families because we refused to play along with The System. You’ll have to read our book “The Pit is Empty” to find out more about that.
We have a statement we want to make today. Our statement is in the form of an open letter to our families and to our former school.
To Our Dear Parents and to the Staff at Shaarei Chaim:
You rejected us because we dared to question the wisdom of The System. But now we have proof the System is rotten. Had you not kicked us out of your homes and school, knowing what we know now, we would have quit on our own. And we call on every student still in school to join our protest.
The Agudath Israel of America (AI) advocates for schools in the political world. Rabbi Yehiel Kalish is an important member of AI. And if you have any doubt about that, check out this link:
Rabbi Kalish supports abortion and same sex marriage, this according to multiple news reports that have not been publicly contradicted by him or anyone else.
If all AI had done would have been to remain silent, this would send a signal to AI field offices that selling out the Torah to get into power is acceptable. But AI did not remain silent. AI congratulated Rabbi Kalish.
And why? Why did Rabbi Kalish ally himself with the Noahide sins of Shefichus Damim and Giluy Arayos? One word: Gelt. Rabbi Kalish also supports “school choice and private school vouchers.”
Well you know something? We don’t want to learn in any school that gets State and/or Federal funding because our Jewish “leaders” have abandoned their role as a Light to the Nations. We don’t want to have a bus to take us to school paid for by Uncle Sam if it means our leaders remain passive when Uncle’s children, our non-Jewish male cousins, engage in anal sex with each other as they let newborn babes wither in their mothers’ arms. Sorry for the graphic language. Wake up!
And if you say Rabbi Kalish is in Illinois and we in New Jersey, we don’t buy it. AI already has established itself as an organization that supports hate crimes bills that expand homosexual rights, and its Moetzes is on record standing by as its head maneuvers a woman into an adulterous relationship — and he hasn’t told her to separate now that he was caught.
We say to AI and our parents and our schools: Keep your honey, and keep your sting.
We will learn pure Torah, unsullied by your filthy and dirty tricks to pay for our schooling, from those who don’t suckle at the nipple of depravity and degeneracy.
And we invite our comrades, former schoolmates, to at least sign on to this letter, even if you remain in class.