|Rabbi Yehuda Levin|
Hosting a conference of the Igud Harabbonim at Khal Mevakshei Hashem
|Position||Rabbi, Congregation Mevakshei Hashem|
|Organisation||Khal Mevakshei Hashem|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Beliefs and political activities
Levin is also a member of the advisory committee of the organization Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation. Yehuda Levin tends to be in alliance with Christian Evangelicals on efforts opposed to homosexual rights and other social issues. This led to his 1996 support for Pat Buchanan.
Levin has run for public office numerous times. He ran for Congress in 1984 on the Republican ticket, for mayor of New York City in 1985 on the Right to Life ticket, and for New York City Council in 1991 and 1993 on the Conservative ticket. He was unsuccessful in each of these elections.
In October 2010, Levin worked with Carl Paladino and prepared an anti-gay statement which Paladino read in part in the Orthodox Jewish community, which made national news. Paladino later apologized for that statement causing Levin to withdraw his support from Paladino.
Praise and criticism
Yehuda Levin, a student of Rabbi Avigdor Miller, has received praise by Orthodox rabbis for defending tradition. Nevertheless, some Orthodox rabbis and community leaders from Ashkenazic and Hasidic communities have responded negatively to Levin. Levin has also received support from some conservative Catholics for causes relevant to the World Congress of Families.
- jewish israel torah traditions judaica at jewishunion.com
- NPR by way of High Beam
- Human Events by way of Find Articles
- Boudreaux, Richard (11 November 2006). "Gay rights parade called off in Israel". Los Angeles Times.
- Video on YouTube
- "Pro-Life Activist Randall Terry Declares Candidacy for the U.S. Presidency".
- Jewish Press
- Indian Catholic reprint of Zenit News Agency article
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