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  9/5/2012, Elul 18, 5772

Last Chance to Join Gimpel & Abramowitz in Primaries


Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel are holding their final membership drive for Jewish Home (Bayit Yehudi) political party. The time limit for new membership to the party will end this week.

Gimpel told Arutz Sheva news, "the religious Zionist community living in Judea and Samaria and in cities around Israel are the brightest light that Israel has to offer. We serve in the army, we educate our children with Torah and secular knowledge, we work and pay taxes, we volunteer for the greater good of Israel. And yet within Israeli society, those who wear kippot and live in Judea and Samaria are often the most demonized."

The two are known for their Tuesday Night Live TV show and A Light Unto the Nations radio show. Abramowitz and Gimpel hope to be amongst the few American-born representatives to have served in the history of the Knesset. This is the first time the Jewish Home Party, formerly known as the National Religious Party will be holding primaries. Any Israeli citizen can join and vote. The party invited the two to become members and bid for the young leadership slot on the party's list. The event will take place Wednesday September 5th at Heichal Shlomo in Jerusalem.​ Doors open at 6:30 PM. Admission is free.