Heshy Tischler is a very passionate and spirited community activist who is well known to those around him. He is loud, fast-talking and brash, he has spent a lot of time around the world’s most unpolished people. Felons, inmates, people suffering drug addictions, the homeless, hungry children, sometimes desperate people who find themselves in need of things Tischler helps them get, like money for bills, food for their families.
“I don’t care if I get arrested for standing up for these people, because that is what I do,” Tischler told me. And there was a rumor on social media Tischler had been arrested Thursday. The rumor was started by a far-left radical Democrat who opposes Trump, and Tischler, that he had been assaulted by Tischler.
Craig McCarthy for the NY Post said about Tischler today,” Replying to @createcraigJust to clarify, Tischler did not assault but Kornbluh was assaulted by members of the crowd (just making sure that’s clear in this limited character format here).”
Tischler spends a lot of time doing volunteer work at hospitals, he told me, and fighting for the rights of the poorest people. That is what he does, he fights with the government when people think they have been wronged, and currently, he is in a full-blown battle with the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio.
“I am used to fighting the government,” Tischler told me.
It started with him opening up parks after the Pandemic shutdown concerns closed them down in violation of de Blasio’s Executive Orders, and then he protested over the published results of COVID tests, given to what the media claimed was 2,000 Jews, and which de Blasio and the Media said show Jews were “the cause of the virus”, and “not right”, Tischler said.
Then Tischler was in the streets, in a conflict with the police, Wednesday, that went viral.
Tischler said that he believes de Blasio is behaving the way he is, as a Dictator, mostly to make money from fining people, and he is punishing people for not supporting him when he was running for President.
Tischler told me that he realized he needed to act for his community after he found out that 91 people committed suicide in his community, and he just couldn’t take it anymore, so he started pushing back, and doing things that would cause him to be fined or imprisoned.
Tischler told me that he grew up on the streets, and has a unique sort of street smart from serving as many of the most unfortunate people can he can find, no matter their background, religion or race. He told me that is because he grew up in the streets, and at one time needed help, and in a way, his concern for helping people is a way of rebuilding a sense of family he didn’t have after his parents family suffered through deaths due to the Holocaust, which separated and destroyed families.
Tischler told me, “When I go to meet my Holy Maker, I am going to have all my paperwork together, and I am going to be able to say I did everything I could do.” He told me that he was concerned about where homeless people would go during the day, if the parks were closed.
Tischler has been winding his way through the courts with de Blasio hoping to force the city to open up again, and at least stop targeting Jews. He wants parks and religious centers open. All religious centers open. “Religions is important to people,” he said.
Tischler, because of his activism, has a large following of friends and supporters, many are Jews, some aren’t and he said they were all very angry about the closure of their religious centers during Sukkot, a week-long celebration, so they went to the streets, and told them police they would observe their faith, and disband in one hour.
And they are very loyal to President Donald J. Trump. There were Trump flags at the event.
“If I could tell President Trump anything I would tell him that I am sorry about what my City is doing to him, and what the country is doing to him I am sorry that they are putting him family through so much, and he is fighting alone, and in a way that is how we feel here, we are fighting alone. I am fighting alone. I feel ashamed of what they are doing to you,” Tischler told me.
Tischler was a subcontractor on one of Trump’s properties once and said he had talked to him for about 3 minuties once, he told me he met hime once, if you can call talking to someone for 3 mins- meeting someone.
Jacob Kornbluh was at the gathering which was a protest of the shutdown and also a religious observance of Sukkot, and a bit of a Trump rally- but not to celebrate or protest, or appreciate Trump, but to antagonize the crowd Tishler said, and Kornbluh, who refused to respond to my questions, posted on Twitter that he was attacked and therefore filed a police report, blaming Tischler.
The entire neighborhood was in conflict on Wednesday night.
Tischler said he is running for City Council, and he is protecting out in the streets now because he can’t stand to see people in his community suffering anymore. It just really gets to him, and the people who are depressed and being fined, is wrong, in his opinion.
Here is Tischler:
Tischler is also at battle with the left, who want to see everything about Tischler shut down and canceled.
Reason magazine wrote about the conflicts:
A group of Orthodox Jewish men gathered Tuesday evening in Brooklyn, burning masks to protest the newest iteration of New York’s pandemic lockdown. Their anger is reasonable, because the newest lockdown—which disproportionately affects the city’s Jewish community and explicitly targets religious gatherings—is not. It is deeply stupid and unfair, exactly the sort of easily avoidable government overreach that makes even well-intended people doing their best to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 understandably skeptical of public health directives.
At issue is New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Cluster Action Initiative,” implemented at the request of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and announced several hours before the fire. The program identifies infection clusters—areas with positive test rates above 3 percent for seven consecutive days—and imposes a graduated system of restrictions until the rate drops.
In the strictest rule set, the “red zone,” schools along with businesses deemed nonessential are closed. In-person dining is banned. Houses of worship are limited to gatherings of 25 percent capacity or 10 people, whichever is smaller, with $15,000 fines for violations. In fact, as Cuomo said Tuesday in a line sure to appear in forthcoming First Amendment litigation, religious gatherings are the main target: “The new rules are most impactful on houses of worship,” he declared. “This virus is not coming from nonessential business.” (Then why, one wonders, are those businesses required to close?)
From there Cuomo pivoted to claiming the support of New York City’s Orthodox Jewish leaders, because in some of these neighborhoods, “houses of worship” basically means synagogues, and “private schools” means Hebrew schools and yeshivas. The lockdown arrived in the middle of Sukkot, a week-long holiday celebrated, as holidays generally are, with gatherings—including gatherings where a minimum of 11 people are needed to guarantee a required quorum.”
Tischler is on the radar of the radical far left movement, Black Lives Matter for being a populist:
And he is loved by the people:
And for those of us who understand history, we know we are witnessing something much more complex and dangerous than people fighting over playground closures.
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The latest update, again, was that Tischler did not get arrested.
Knowing Heshy Tischler.. this story is just developing..
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776