Friday, January 19, 2007

A Thoughtful, Measured UOJ (Or UOJ on Valium) - WHAT IF??????????

From The UOJ Archives - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 B.C. (Before Convention)

Regular readers of my blog are accustomed to my in-your-face tone and firebrand ranting on a host of topics affecting our community.

Worry not; I have no intention of changing my stripes. Tomorrow bright and early, I will be back to ranting and challenging the powers that be.

But just for today, as hundreds of thousands of decent, law-abiding, spiritual members of Klal Yisroel are in the process of mourning the desecration of Hashem and our Torah caused by the lawsuit against Kolko, Margulies and Torah Temimah, I ask you to be intellectually honest and walk a mile in my shoes, or better yet, walk many miles in the tattered souls of the victims, making some assumptions:

What if every one of the allegations listed in the New York Magazine article is true?

What if the three lawsuits are in fact the tip of the iceberg in the rape of our children by Kolko and Margulies?

What if there was a pattern of terror,“ a second round of abuse" directed at those who reported these abuses? Not for weeks, months or years, but decades?

What if Margulies was repeatedly offered a quiet and discreet resolution of this matter, with Kolko offered a paid leave while a hearing was conducted, and a registry of sexual molesters established by Torah Umesorah, to see to it that molesters don't get shuttled from school to school?

What if you actually listened firsthand to the pain and suffering of the victims? What if you heard them talk about the confusion, anger, rage and their struggle to get their lives back on track?

What if you heard them ask you how Kolko and Margulies can continue to have the respect of our community while they wallow in despair and agony?

What if you felt that there was a CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER to the innocent children under the care of Kolko and Margulies?

What if you heard that Margulies had the unmitigated gall to recently conduct an asifa of his "talmidim" in Lakewood to set the stage for opening a branch of his "kiddy molesting business" there?

What if you saw the intimidation and terror that was directed at anyone who challenged the powers that be and stood up for the rights of our children?

Well, you might do the responsible things first:

Send them messages and messengers that you "have the goods" and beg them to do the right thing.

Take your message to the public via the Internet.

Send a mailing to the community, hoping against hope that someone, somewhere, would convince Margulies to let reason prevail.

Issue clear warnings and datelines should he refuse to do what is correct and moral.

What if that didn't work either?

What if you felt that you, and perhaps you alone, had the courage, means and fierce determination to stop the insanity and finally after all these decades protect our children?

What if you spent sleepless nights over the past few years feeling that you are not doing everything in your power to protect our children, and permit a confirmed embezzler called Lipa Margulies to get away with not only theft of millions of dollars from Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, but from pretending to run a Torah institution, while a vile predator is hanging around a thousand kids every day?

What if you have documents in hand from a psak bais din to force Margulies for ten years to change the name of "his" yeshiva? What happens if you have documents in your hands from estate attorneys designating their clients' money to Yeshiva Torah Vodaath then in Williamsburg, to be cashed by the vicious thief and embezzler Lipa Margulies?

What if you were convinced that Torah Temimah's very bricks and cement were purchased with stolen money?

What if you felt that Margulies would never respond to reasonable people, but "maybe" only to the ranting of a "wild maniac"?

I have no doubt that history will judge Margulies to be the wicked, heartless, soulless fiend who regularly expelled "average" children from his school to maintain his elitist image. It was the cruel and evil Margulies who repeatedly refused to bring resource rebbeim and programs into his school, allowing kids to drown or transfer to more compassionate, responsible mosdos. It was none other than this rasha of the generation, Lipa Margulies, that was the first to turn the sacred mission of chinuch habanim into a personal, corrupt, nepotism-filled fiefdom and "pig"gy-bank.

History will be brutal to this self-righteous thief, vile and evil man, and confirmed embezzler called Lipa Margulies.

Tomorrow, I vow to continue my crusade to finally bring safety to our children and other vital issues to our community that are being swept underneath beards, black hats, kapotes, bekishes, shtreimels and OU certified kosher plastic tablecloths, all in the name of Torah.

Today, however, I ask you to think about the terrible desecration of Hashem and His Torah, that this corrupt, evil, vile man brought to all of us.


Anonymous said...

In the investigation that led up to Kolko's arrest, does anyone know if Margo & Applegrad were questioned by detectives? Lying in this case would make them guilty of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. I'm just scared that DA Hynes who is bought off by Belsky's buddies at the Iggud Haganovim would quash whatever he can.

Anonymous said...

Well, Is It True??!!??

Un-Orthodox Jew said...

If the question is, is Margulies and Applegrad and others open to criminal prosecution, the answer is absolutely, YES!

Anonymous said...

Anon at 12:48

Is what TRUE?

On behalf of R' Avigdor Miller z'l said...

"Lying in this case would make them guilty of conspiracy and obstruction of justice."

That's nothing compared to what they are guilty of in beis din shel maalah.

What's that posuk in Nach that Hashem hates people who fake frumkeit while doing terrible aveiros?

If the shoe fits ... said...

"rasha of the generation, Lipa Margulies"

Ever notice how UOJ has an uncanny ability to make labels stick?

It's like when Neuhoff comes up in conversation around town. He's referred to as the "bungalow putz" as if it's his only name.

Question for "Bubba" Shafran said...


Yes, Bubba, it's a Jewish plot
By Rabbi Avi Shafran January 19, 2007

"If there is anything Jew-haters don't like, though (besides Jews), it is having to deal with pesky facts."

Hey Shafran, you weasely liar, what about the facts you're concealing about molestation at the hands of Kolko & Margo?

The crimes you're covering up against tayerre Yiddishe kinder are worse than any neo-Nazi is guilty of.

How do you go to sleep at night, Avi ?????!!!!

Shoot UOJ first, ask questions later said...


…In my opinion, the number one risk factor – by far – for children abandoning Yiddishkeit is abuse and neglect. This is not to say that the majority of kids who are off the derech were abused. But of all the complex and varied educational, social and familial factors that present risk to our children, the most damaging by far, in my opinion, is abuse. The very real threat posed by external influences, such as TV, Internet, ‘bad friends’ are all firecrackers compared to the “atom bomb” of sexual abuse.…

Someone comments: The grand poohba of Agudath Israel, the Novominsker Rebbe, is busy attacking blogs and banning the Internet, while ignoring the issue of rabbis and rebbes who sexually abuse children. If there ever was a morally bankrupt organization, it is Agudath Israel of America.

Instigator said...

What's Avi Shafran's email? The public should bombard him with criticism.

Yisroel Dovid Weiss said...

Why is everyone villifying Margulies? He's so upset that he couldn't make it with us on our trip to Iran.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work UOJ.I think the world should know what kind of creep Margolis is.I hope he gets arrested too.In my opinion I think he is just as bad if not worse than Kolko because he could have stopped this by reporting him and firing him after the first complaint 25 years ago.

Avi Shafran said...


I'm better and smarter than UOJ because I'm published and he's just a two bit blogger.

Nah, nah.

Yisroel Tyberg said...

What's wrong with the heymishe oylam? When you knew that Friedman was in the Park House Hotel on Shabbos, there were 200 protesters outside. That swelled to over 500 after Shabbos. The shmuck called the NYPD to protect him from the mob and the JDO demanded to inspect his room afterwards to make sure he was the hell outta there.

Yet, you have Margulies parking his fat tush for years on Ocean Pkwy, making sure that kinderlach are molested. There is only one protest (organized by UOJ) and only one father pulls his kids out.


Belsky activity said...

There's a pro-Tendler, pro-Kolko ragsheet called the Jewish Press. They are also in bed with the corrupt Iggud Haganovim. This week on page 45, there is an ad from "Monsey friends of Torah Vodaath. They announce a breakfast reception with Belsky, this Sunday at 10 am. Hosts are Moshe Blassberger & Simcha Herbstman.

Location is 2 Ash St, Monsey.


Mordechai Nitzlich
Zvi Adler
Yisroel Chesir
Sam Dobner
Yitzy Fogel
Heshy Gold
Mayer Greenberg
Ari Halpert
Shaya Hollander
Ezzy Katz
Reuvein Kohn
Hershel Leiner
Michael Krull
Baruch Lifschitz
Avigdor Mordowitz
Srulie Orzel
Beryl Sorscher
Heshy Ziegler

This week's Jewish Press also has a full page ad on page 85 from Irgun shiurei Torah. They feature Belsky giving shiurim for them.

Saw the signs said...

It seems Torah Vodaas is opening up a Flatbush elementary school. They are starting next year with preschool and then building it up. Obviously trying to pick up the Torah Temimah and Ruach Chaim crowd.

Saw the signs said...

The Jewish Press is also pro Slifkin so you got to give them some credit.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about that YTV is opening up an elementary school? They already have one in Kensington?
Also, R Willner's wife died. She already flew to Israel.

Anonymous said...

Mickey Rottenberg ,and "hershkowitz" can be relied on to protect the pervert, and to torture, or CHA"V , kill the victims and theri families. KV"T