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Rabbi Matisyahu Solomon, the mashgiach ruchni (spiritually ill-adviser) of the Lakewood yeshiva says that cases that the rabbis are dealing with.... (NOT-per Borat), (here's where the drugs kicked in), should be "swept under the carpet." There's no more room under the carpet, ask the Roto-Rooter Guy. Rabbi Solomon, to his eternal shame, intentionally changes the focus from "doing nothing" to "not doing enough". He wants you to believe that the Haredi rabbis are dealing at all with sexual predators in yeshivas.
THEY ARE NOT, THE BIG LIE AND COVERUP CONTINUES!
The Internet is God's gift to us to prevent con-men like Solomon, Perlow and Kaminetzky from perverting the authentic Torah any longer. The well-being, physical and mental health of our children are the only way to preserve authentic Judaism for the ages; our beautiful kinderlach represent Judaism's future health, NOT the protection of very ill and evil so-called rabbis. This is an emergency situation that they choose to put on the back burner. They are more concerned with their personal kavod, and holding on to their grips of power, which they attempt to cleverly disguise under the banner of kavod Hatorah.
You are not fooling me Rabbi. I believe that your pious rantings are not deceiving too many people anymore. Your call for violence, "hakeh es shinov-break his teeth" did not go unnoticed by me. You are a very sick and delusional man!
WHAT DID YOU DO SINCE THE TIME YOU DISCOVERED THAT THE MARGULIES/KOLKO CRIMINAL AND DEVIANT ACTS WERE TRUE? YOU SENT THE CONSUMNATE CON-MAN ARON TWERSKI TO TORAH TEMIMAH TO VOUCH FOR MARGULIES'S INTEGRITY! SHAME ON YOU, SHAME ON THE AGUDAH, SHAME ON TORAH UMESORAH. YOU, MATISYAHU SOLOMON ATTENDED A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY IN LAKEWOOD FOR LIPA MARGULIES'S NEW YESHIVA TEMIMADIKER MOLESTERS AFTER ALL KNEW THAT MARGULIES IS A CRIMINAL! SLIPPED THROUGH YOUR FINGERS DID THEY, OR DID YOU "HIGH-FIVE" MARGULIES & KOLKO?
I WILL CONTINUE TO MOCK YOU AND SCOFF YOU AND YOUR ILK UNTIL YOU MAKE OUR KINDERLACH THE ABSOLUTE TOP PRIORITY OF HAREDI JUDAISM. NOT KOLLEL, NOT FRAUDULENT KAVOD HATORAH, NOT CONTRIVED DAAS TORAH, BUT OUR HAILEGE KINDERLACH!
The lying mouth does not fall far from the Haredi hat!
Now let us rise from our computers and proclaim loudly and clearly to the Ribono Shel Olam that we thank Him for the ability to think and discern right from wrong. "ATAH CHONAIN L'ADAM DAAT UMELAMAID L'ENOSH BINAH". And to that we drink the kool-aid!
I am informed that someone posing as UOJ/Un-Orthodox Jew is posting comments on various sites. That is an imposter, I HAVE NOT POSTED ANYTHING ON ANY SITE SINCE MY RETIREMENT ON SEPT. 17TH.
If I make any announcements it will be here ONLY!
On another issue of importance:
Yisroel Belsky's over the top endorsement of the kashrus of Alle Processing/Meal Mart smells to the heavens. He NEVER stepped foot into that place of business, and kolos of reliable ex-mashgichim and ehrliche employees of Meal Mart have been decrying the reliability of the on-staff, in-house mashgichim for decades.
One must view anything Yisroel Belsky says with the utmost suspicion. He is a mumar l'haches and a mumar l'kol haTorah kulo! Forget not his fraudulent" motzee shem ra" hazmana to a Torah Temimah parent to silence the truth.
Elliot Pasik Esq. responds to a critic of his.
One irony here is that the Thursday night speakers made it a point to condemn anonymous bloggers.
You believe in a benevolent despot, the strong-rav authority figure, common to pre-war Europe, and existing for centuries. I believe the pre-war model sometimes did not work so well, and the world has changed so much, we Jews need to respond. Democracy, science, and unprecedented moral decay require that. No one rabbi possesses all the skills that are required to adjudicate even one case of child sex abuse. We need physicians, lawyers and other "community hockers" (your loshon) involved. This is what was done in Chicago - establishing an interdisciplinary beis din to adjudicate abuse cases. We can learn from non-Jews also, as Yisro reminds us, in advising Moshe to set up intermediate courts. How do you think courts today decide all kinds of complex cases - malpractice, sex abuse, homicide cases involving fingerprint and DNA evidence, etc. Expert witness testimony is heavily used, sometimes excessively so, and there are great controls on it, as the courts attempt to avoid junk science. Lay jurors decide many cases, the trial judge is the gatekeeper of evidence, and there is sometimes appellate review by a panel of judges. Sometimes injustices do occur, every lawyer has seen it. But at the end of the day, as I said before, Torah lo shebashayim hi. A justice system is one of the sheva mitzvos bnei Noach. You did not answer this point, and I don't think you can.
You know RMS? Wonderful. You have great respect for him? Even better. We all know RMS, or some other Agudah rabbi or officer. They're inspirational teachers and baalei mussar, but this isn't about us or the rabbis, its about the children, and their right not to be harmed. The flesh and blood of our children deserve our great respect. Their bodies are a kli for a neshama given by the Borei Olam. Our children's bodies are small, and they are emotionally immature. Their parents are their legal caretakers, and they are entitled to the fullest protection that secular law and halacha can give them. That should mean the establishment of an impartial panel of rabbis and frum experts adjudicating an abuse case, and finding guilt or innocence after a hearing, that involves cross examination of witnesses, medical and psychological testimony, medical records, and physical evidence. Guilt or innocence is then found, and life goes on. The very establishment of such a legal/halachic system would have acted in the past as a deterrent. It was not done, so let our medina shel chesed step in. Increased government oversight over the nonpublic schools is the only answer. Public safety and health for the benefit of our children's bodies supercede everything else. Let the medina shel chesed step in.
What you probably don't know is that many of our yeshivas aren't even doing criminal background checks on our employees, despite incidents in our mosdos where convicted sex offenders have attacked children. Some states require nonpublic school employee fingerprinting and FBI checks, and even in those states, there is uneven compliance. Some states allow fingerprinting and FBI
checks, and again, some do, some don't. Certainly, it is legal all over the country for any employer to conduct a name based check through a commercial company (e.g., Choice Point) - again, some schools do, some don't. Can you imagine - for a few dollars, we can prevent a convicted sex offender or murderer from working as a janitor, teacher, or G-d forbid, rebbe in our schools, and we don't do this. Madness.
In New York, it has been illegal since 1937 for private employers to fingerprint, unless some other law allows it, and no law allows nonpublic schools to fingerprint. New York City public schools have been required to fingerprint since 1974, and all New York State public schools since 2000, but our yeshivas were silent in asking for a law that would allow or require them to fingerprint, and do FBI checks. I asked the yeshiva community to set up a system of name checks in New York, and elsewhere. Everyone said I was right, but no such system was set up.
I approached the NY Legislature, and the Governor. There I got some attention, and a law was passed. Starting July 1, 2007, all NYS nonpublic schools are authorized to submit their prospective employees' fingerprints to the FBI for national criminal background checks.
Does what I describe inspire any confidence in you that our yeshivas are capable of adjudicating abuse cases without the input of doctors and lawyers, and without accountability and transparency? Or doing background checks without the parents and the Government demanding it? I hope not, because if you answered yes, you are truly unreachable.
You've made it plain, you're machmir on kavod ha'rav. I'm machmir on kavod ha'chaim, on kavod the gufim and neshomos of yiddishe kinder. I'm disgusted and nauseated by adult men, and even a few women, who take advantage of the small bodies of children who cannot defend themselves, and then who are not believed by their adult caretakers. They are, at best, very, very sick, warped people, and I use the term loosely, and at worst, r'shaim. They need to be forever banished from our system, and that our community has not done this, after everything that has occurred, is a great shame and stain on all us. I have much, much more to say, but one of the writers here has a point, and a point which I've tried to observe to some varying degree, which is that there are great limitations as to what a Jew can say in a public forum like this.
Elliot Pasik, Esq.