Most Americans assume that Orthodox Jews vote Republican.
But Twitter user @raynelunger posted on the platform last night asking Orthodox Jews to share “why your Jewish values align with your vote” for former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris.
Hearing from lots of orthodox Jews who feel unsafe sharing that they support Biden.
So if you’re an orthodox Jew voting Biden, let’s make #YidenforBiden a thing + share why your Jewish values align with your vote.
The rest of #Jwitter, do your thing and lift up their voices.— rayne (@raynelunger) October 29, 2020
Here are some of their responses:
I’m a #YidenforBiden because he embodies the values of chesed, tzedek, and and ahavat chinam. I absolutely refuse to raise my kids in a world that doesn’t promote these values; we teach them in our home, schools, and they must be modeled in our leaders. https://t.co/LcUQUKgL39— Davida Yitzhaky (@DavidaYitzhaky) October 29, 2020
#YidenforBiden is trending on my timeline and I’m Kvelling. Trumpism is the antithesis to every value we hold dear. Hopefully this four-year nightmare ends soon and we start a period of healing in a calmer and kinder America under President @JoeBiden— Meyer Labin (@MeyerLabin) October 29, 2020
Voted for Biden because my whole life I was taught in yeshiva
וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעַךָ כָּמוֹךָ זֶה כְּלָל גָדוֹל בַּתּוֹרָה
And only one candidate embodies this #YidenforBiden https://t.co/kLpVckOq3t— Melissa (@tinyqueen99) October 29, 2020
I’m an orthodox Jew, so I’ll give #YidenforBiden a go.
The Torah commands us to care for widows and orphans. The Talmud says if you save one life, you save the world.
So if 1 of 2 candidates would cost fewer lives, hurt fewer widows and orphans, I am obligated to vote for him. https://t.co/v4UhcXlOa0— V✡te (@avishaiw) October 29, 2020
#YidenforBiden because I can’t stand cruelty, selfishness, and corruption. Because I want a leader who will protect the planet we were given. Because I want a leader who doesn’t accept support from people who hate me. Because I want to stop hurting when we pray for our leader. https://t.co/NrB70Gt2Yc— B.C. Wallin (@BCWallin) October 29, 2020
I’m ultra-Orthodox and I’m voting joining #YidenforBiden . This means:
🩺 the ACA doesn’t get torn down (which, while imperfect, gave 28,000,000 Americans healthcare and ensures preexisting conditions won’t toss you off a plan)
🔬science is understood and respected as per https://t.co/oVkuGaJSR6 pic.twitter.com/s3irCQz0Xq— Blimi Marcus (@MarcusBlimi) October 29, 2020
I’m orthodox and live in Brooklyn - Midwood and I’m proud to be #YidenforBiden
Unfortunately I’m the only one on my block that’s not voting for trump. Every time I say I am voting for Biden I get an earful of misinformation— Meir Spear (@MeirSpear) October 29, 2020