social worker said... YESHIVA OF KISHINEV IS A BRANCH OF VAAD L'HATZOLAS NIDCHEI YISROELhttp://www.thevaad.com/RABBINICAL COMMITTEE HARAV AARON SCHECHTER HARAV YAAKOV PERLOWHARAV YAAKOV HOROWITZHARAV YITZCHOK FEIGELSTOCKHARAV YOSEF HARARI RAFULHARAV MALKIEL KOTLER HARAV MOSHE EISEMANNHARAV FEIVEL COHENHARAV SHMUEL KAMINETZKYBOARD OF GOVERNORS RABBI NAFTOLI CUKIEREPHRAIM HASENFELDBARUCH HERTZAnyone that has any complaints about molestation or abuse connected with the Vaad can call board member Baruch Barry Hertz's wife Joan Hertz she is a social worker at Ohel Http://www.nysed.gov/coms/op001/opscr2?profcd=72&plicno=063197and she will surly know what to do or how to advise her husband. Her number at Ohel is 718 851 6300 and her home number is (718) 258-8274 and she lives at 1304 E Seventh StBrooklyn, NY 11230-5104.
Regarding criticism of Aaron Twersky, you need to realize that role of a lawyer in the American system is to represent the interests of his client. Nothing less. If a lawyer does less, he has failed and violated every Canon of Ethics. Even the lowest child murderers and scum of society are entitled, under our system, to representation. If Aaron Twerski represented the interests of his clients, whether private people or public institutions, he was doing the correct thing. And for that he should be respected. This is something that is not really understood in the frum community where attorneys are regularly lumped in with their clients by litigants, and in the "frum" media and opinion, as reflected even on this blog. If there is an indictment or conviction to be made, it is up to the prosecutor, judge, or jury to make the charges stick. As a "public service" blog you should focus on the perps, not the attorneys who represent them. The defense attorney's job is to protect and for that an attorney should be respected, because that is the system in this country. And it happens to be the best system of any I know.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLbjUegzCIIHow twisted of that Monsey lawyer. It's Twerski that has violated the code of ethics.
The hashkofa of the Monsey Lawyer Putz goes keneged the Torah. "Good" lawyers use lies to prevail. He should go back to cheder to learn the pashtus hakra of midvar sheker tirchok. The Mishna Avos admonishes "orchei hadayanim" like him and Twerski.There is anyway no imperative that a lawyer must take every scummy client.Are we going to be treated to a lecture now to learn more of the "role" of the American legal system? Surely there are many virtues that the juris doctor from Monsey can expound on like the "yashrus" of the OJ Simpson legal team and other "upstanding" individuals like Gotti lawyer Bruce Cutler.Take a hike you fraud.
the "yashrus" of the OJ Simpson legal team and other "upstanding" individuals like Gotti lawyer Bruce Cutler.-----------------------------------lets not forget the lawyer jeffery lichtman, he helped gotti junior.
Lawyers are not supposed to lie when representing clients. If they do, the of course they violate their ethical obligations. In truth, I rarely if ever hear lawyers lie. Can't say the same for toens in the beis din. I hear many more lies in Batei Dinim than I do in secular courts, at least with respect to statements by lawyers/ toens. I understand the confusion and I have no illusions about convincing black hatted yeshiva educated farbissiners about the role of thelawyer in the secular system. I've seen it all too many times: the "frum" litigant who can't distinguish between his adversary and the lawyer. Frum litigants are among the most emotional and childish of all types of clients. Also, be sure to get paid up front.
That would seem to exclude Twerski & the Monsey Putz.Lawyers, as guardians of the law, play a vital role in the preservation of society. The fulfillment of this role requires an understanding by lawyers of their relationship with and function in our legal system. A consequent obligation of lawyers is to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct.The public should be protected from those who are not qualified to be lawyers by reason of a deficiency in education or moral standards or of other relevant factors but who nevertheless seek to practice law. DR 1-102 [1200.3] Misconduct.A. A lawyer or law firm shall not:Engage in illegal conduct that adversely reflects on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer.Engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentationA lawyer who writes or speaks for the purpose of educating members of the public to recognize their legal problems should carefully refrain from giving or appearing to give a general solution applicable to all apparently similar individual problems since slight changes in fact situations may require a material variance in the applicable advice; otherwise, the public may be misled and misadvised.A lawyer on behalf of himself or herself or partners or associates, shall not use or disseminate or participate in the preparation or dissemination of any public communication or communication to a prospective client containing statements or claims that are false, deceptive or misleading. DR 2-109 [1200.14] Obligation to Decline Employment.A. A lawyer shall not accept employment on behalf of a person if the lawyer knows or it is obvious that such person wishes to:1.Bring a legal action, conduct a defense, or assert a position in litigation, or otherwise have steps taken for such person merely for the purpose of harassing or maliciously injuring any person.2. Present a claim or defense in litigation that is not warranted under existing law, unless it can be supported by a good faith argument for an extension, modification, or reversal of existing law.
DR 7-102 [1200.33] Representing a Client Within the Bounds of the Law.A. In the representation of a client, a lawyer shall not:Knowingly use perjured testimony or false evidence.Knowingly make a false statement of law or fact.Participate in the creation or preservation of evidence when the lawyer knows or it is obvious that the evidence is false.Counsel or assist the client in conduct that the lawyer knows to be illegal or fraudulent.
Hey YO YO, all you've done is cut and paste from the Code. BFD. You think you've proven anything? You are a silly man.
Monsey lawyer, its all written by the same uneducated yutz.
To elaborate: In order to prove that someone has violated the Code of Professional Responsibility, you need facts. Yes, my dear frum friends, facts count.Cutting and pasting from a Code does not prove anything.
Since you brought it up:Regarding the OJ Simpson defense team lead by Johny Cochran: BRILLIANT! Of course their client is a loathsome bottom dwelling animal who savagely murdered his ex wife and another innocent person...and of course the jury was composed of semi-retarded paint eaters from the inner ghetto..But the defense team was nothing short of brilliant. And I respect them for their work and stand in awe of their accomplishment while at the same time despising OJ Simpson as a piece of walking shit. And I am sorrowful about the result of that trial. Simpson should have been fried in pig shit. You see, it was not up to OJ's lawyers to convict him. No, their job was to represent his interests which in this case was to avoid conviction and being fried in pig shit. It was up to the prosecutor to make sure he was convicted, and in that she failed ignominiously.If she had done a half-decent job, the noodle-dick judge and the flat brained jury would have convicted. So, don't knock Aaron Twerski for doing his job. It was not up to him to implicate his clients...that is the job of others. And in that they have been only partially successful, as I see many of the frummy perverts are still on the loose, no doubt picking up and molesting little boys after slichos. Got it?
Over at Jewish Survivors, I tried posting the link of UOJ's thoughts on Phil's article but the blogger won't let it through.It's long been suspected that the blogger is Vicky Polin.
"Real estate prices nationwide could fall by as much as 40% in real dollars in the next few years." - Dr. Robert Shiller, Yale University In the last few months, evidence of a real estate crash has become overwhelming. Take a look:In Phoenix, cancellation rates on home sales were up to 70% at times and averaged 50% for all of last year. In Miami, condo prices fell 8% to 10% in 2006 and are expected to fall 20% in 2007. In Las Vegas, CBS news reports that rising materials costs and falling demand have forced some builders to walk away from half-completed condos-instantly impoverishing investors who have paid as much as $41 million for non-existent apartments. In California, home to some of the country's priciest real estate, mortgage defaults have increased by an incredible 62% in the past year. Nationwide, in March, sales of existing homes plunged the most in 18 years — and prices fell for the 8th consecutive month.
Your name is Monsey lawyer, not Monsey Jew, and that's the problem. You're a lawyer first, and Jew second.There's no law nor ethical rule requiring lawyers to represent every scoundrel who walks into his office. You're the one who doesn't get it. Twerski is not required to advance the interests of Brooklyn sex offenders, and their coverup enablers. He can walk away from it. But he's chosen not to. He likes the money and prestige.That its legal for him to serve as the whitewash guy for the frum perverts does not make it right. He can represent Arab terrorists also. Legal, but not right.Maybe its just me, but I think all of this is very simple. I'm a lawyer, and I've turned down clients because I just don't like them.
R' UOJ,This is truly a classic vort. You get my vote for man of the year, or perhaps man of the century. Shana Tova to you and yours.
In the latest issue of the "Baltimore Jewish Times" (September 7, 2007, p.5), Phil Jacobs, the Baltimore Hero, published two letters authored by rabbi Moshe Eisemann's friends: Stan Lebovic of Salem, Mass. and Joe Feld of London, England. These letters do not appear on the jewishtimes.com site. Stan for example writes: "He (rabbi Eisemann) is as beyond reproach as is humanly possible... When the likes of Rav Eisemann are rounded up and burned at the stake you know you are not in Baltimore anymore." And what did Phil Jacobs mean by saying: "I think the conversation of molestation can turn a corner now and get into areas of prevention and education"? Looks like Rabbi Eisemann's case is now closed.
Anon 4:09. Based on your comments, I very much doubt that you are a lawyer. If you are really a lawyer, please describe how cross-examination differs in technique from direct examination.
In the big picture, which is the only picture I can ever see, the BJT article did more harm than good to the plight of sexual-abuse victims. By not telling the entire story, criminals got a pass. I was promised to get to see the entire story with editing rights prior to print, I never would have cooperated with them or permit them to use any information (no names)I gave them or even mention my name, if I would have viewed the pathetic article on Eisemann in advance.I intend to be more careful in the future with whom I cooperate with.
Monsey Lawyer,I'm not a lawyer thank God...You're an unbelievable putz!
No, UOJ you are a putz. You have some kind of problem. Maybe your rabbi molested you or something.
Could be..I'll find out and get back to you.
Direct examination: Why do you represent child sex abusers?Cross examination: You represent child sex abusers because you like the money and publicity that come with it, isn't that true, sir?What's your problem, buddy? How long are you out of law school? You sound like a baby.Whose side are you on? Kolko? Lipa? Twerski? You think they need your help?Are you a Jew? Do you have a heart? Do you care about the child victims?
Tort Putz Nephew said... http://www.srz.com/attorneys/attorneyDetail.aspx?attorneyId=72Schulte Roth & Zabel LLPTwerski, Shlomo C. Partner email@example.com 919 Third AvenueNew York, NY 10022(212) 756-2510 EducationHofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1983Articles Editor, Hofstra Law ReviewMitchell Meshulem Zeesha Twersky, Esq said... I'm a cousin (son of Chernobel rov of Lawrence.)http://www.aftlaw.com/pages/attorneys.htmlMitchell M.Z. Twersky, a founding partner of the law firm of Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP, is a 1991 graduate of the Georgetown University School of LawNow it all makes sense said... http://www.answers.com/topic/isadore-twerskyA Twerski cousin, Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Twersky aka the Tolner Rebbe of Boston aka Professor Isidore Twersky of Harvard, married Rav Soloveitchik's daughter. His son Mayer Twersky, rosh yeshiva of YU, wrote that book review featured by UOJ that was lavishing praises on Belsky.Anonymous said... One of the Twerski cousins was once rov of Maimonides Hospital but I don't know if they were feeding everyone treif when he was there.
http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2007/09/what-is-pshat.htmlIn a nutshell, the OU tells everyone not to buy from Rosenbloom's Succah business because he was mesarev the Baltimore beis din.Rabbi Genack himself is then responsible for certifying Lakewood's Kolatin / Glattech gelatin producer, when the owners are in siruv from the same beis din.The OU turns an eye when they profit.R' Yudel is asking if someone can help scan & post the shtar siruv against Rabbi Shimon Eider and Mr. Jacobowitz.Contact R' Yudel on his blog if you can help.
http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2007/08/kashrus.htmlOver the past 15 months the kashrus has fallen that bad at all of their operations, that there is a greater concern re: kashering-Keilim R"L. It's "Russian Roulette". There is "no-traceability" not for USDA requirements e.g. MAD-COW etc After the USDA inspections the Treif can be labeled kosher, Non-Glatt as Glatt, any label can be afixed to any meat, any Shoichet's product can be labeled as anything & everything. The big Maikel (kal) in Bedikas was replaced with a bigger Maikel.What changed over the last 15 months besides the Rav Hamachshir's (salesman) salary went up, Ask Rav Broyde, Shlita. If he doesn't know? you got your answer!The :"She'chita-moo'nach'ahs" by Rubashkin is the "Nezem-Zahav-B'aff-Chah-zir"One that feeds his family any of "RUBASHKIN" product (regardless of SUPREME label) is putting his children & family at risk of "children-at-risk". R"L [Parents of children-at-risk, will only have themselves to blame!] 1 רוב אפיקורסות רח"ל מתנוצץ באדם על ידי אכילת נבילות וטריפות, -תורת משה פרשת קדושים.2. מאכלות אסורות פוגם אפילו בשוגג, אלא שיתשנה הפגם דבמזיד תעשה נפשו שקץ, ובשוגג תטמטם נפשו ונטמאת -אור החיים הקדוש פרשת שמיני3. אם אתם קדושים ופרושים משקוצי נבילות וטריפות הרי אתם שלי, ואם לאו אינכם שלי-רש"י משפטים ל'.4. אין עבירה גדולה כל כך כמאכלות אסורות שמזה יצאו מדינות שלימות לתרבות רעה -שו"ת דברי חיים סימן ז'.5. כל מה שסובל האדם בעולם הזה הוא מפני שלא נזהר במאכלות אסורות- זוהר הקדוש ח"ג דף מ"ב.6. יוצא מרשות הקדושה ונכנס לרשות הסטרא אחרא -זוהר הקדוש ח"ג דף מ"ב.7. אוי להם ואי לנפשם כי לא יתדבקו בצרור החיים כלל ודנין אותו לאחר מיתתו כאדם מגועל, כי הקב"ה גועלו בעולם הזה ובעולם הבא -זוהר הקדוש ח"ג דף מ"א.8. מדבק נפשו בסטארא אחרא וגועל נפשו ורוחו, ורוח הטומאה שורה עליו -זוהר הקדוש ח"ג דף מ"ב.9. נעשה פני חיה רעה -זוהר הקדוש ח"ב דף קכ"ה.10. נכנס בו מחשבת כפירה ומינות- רמב"ם11. הבנים יוצאים לתרבות רעה ח"ו -אגרא דפרקא אות קכ"ו.12. מכניס טומאה בלבו ובנפשו של אדם -מסילת ישרים13. למה משיח לא בא בשנת הכת"ר? – תשובה! עבור שוחטים קלים, -דרך הנשר, שמרו משפט.14. כל האוכל מאכלות אסורות מעכב ביאת משיח צדקינו - מי החריב את ביתינו אשר עדיין לא נבנה בימינו, והשכינה בגלות עדיין בעונינו? - מדוע לא בא בן ישי גם תמול גם היום ? עבור שוחטים שמאכילים נבילות וטריפות -ברית מטה משה על הגדה של פסח.15. אין לו טהרה עולמית ומאבד חלק עולם הזה ועולם הבא-יש שכר עמוד מ"ב.16. נעשה מין ורשע -האריז"ל.17. מליון יהודים נהרגו בשנת ת"ח עבור שוחטים קלים-קב הישר פרק קב.18. שלשה וחצי מיליון יהודים יצאו מן הדת בגרמניה עבור שוחטים קלים -שו"ת דברי חיים.19. הבעל שם טוב בא לעולם לתקן השחיטה -ברכת אברהם.20. מחזה מחרידה ומזעזע: השוחט אינו שוחט עוף או במה, רק שוחט את עצמו.21. אכילת נבילות וטריפות חמור יותר מחילול שבת קודש -חפץ חיים.22. מובא בספר שפת אמת (והובא גם בספר שער בת רבים פרשת בא) דפעם אחת בא לפני זקיני הרה"ק בעל אוהב ישראל מאפטא זי"ע איש אחד שהי' לו בן שנתפקר ורצה להמיר דתו רח"ל, וביקש מהרב לעזור לו להפוך לבו לטוב, והשיב לו הרב אם אתה יודע שלא אכל חמץ בפסח מעת שנתפקר אז אפשר להושיעו, ואם לאו לאו. ואמר שזהו סמיכות ב' כתובים בפרשת כי תשא, אלהי מסכה לא תעשה לך את חג המצות תשמור, עכתו"ד ודפח"ח. ומצאתי סמוכין לדבריו הקדושים בזהר (ח"ב קפב.) על פסוק הנ"ל "אלהי מסכה לא תעשה לך, את חג המצות תשמור", אלהי מסכה לא תעשה לך וכתיב בתריה את חג המצות תשמור, מאי האי לגבי האי, אלא הכי אוקמוה מאן דאכיל חמץ בפסח (כאילו עביד כוכבים ומזלות למפלח לגרמיה דהא רזא הכי הוא דחמץ בפסח) כמאן דפלח לכוכבים ומזלות איהו, ע"כ.23. וכתב בספר חסד לאברהם להרה"ק מראדאמסק זי"ע (לפסח, ד"ה ואלה) על פסוק אלהי מסכה לא תעשה לך, את חג המצות תשמור שבעת ימים תאכל מצות, כי אכילת המצה בשבעת הימים היא שמירה לכל השנה מחטא עבודה זרה, ע"כ. והחתם סופר זצ"ל כתב בתורת משה (קדושים) דרוב אפיקורסות רח"ל בא על ידי אכילת נבילות וטריפות. ובספר שלחה"ט מביא בשם האר"י הק' דכל האוכל מאכלות אסורות נעשה מין ורשע רח"ל.24. רואים אנו מכל זה ג"כ דהמכשול במאכלות אסורות מביא את האדם לידי מינות ועבודה זרה רח"ל, והוא כדברי זקיני הרה"ק מאפטא זי"ע שאמר לאיש ההוא שאם לא אכל בנו חמץ בפסח אפשר להושיעו, כי בזה תלוי כל ענין חטא עבודה זרה, דאם אכל חמץ בפסח ח"ו אין לו הזכות ואפשריות לינצל מחטא עבודה זרה, מה שאין כן אם ניצול מאיסור חמץ.25. התיקון להחטא של הכשלת אלפי יהודים בנבילות וטריפות - על ידי הרב הקדוש בעל "מגלה עמוקות" הגאון הקדוש המקובל רבי נתן נטע שפּירא זצוק"ל אב"ד קראקא - מאורע מסעיר שהתרחש בתקופת הגאון הצדיק ר' נתן נטע שפירא זצ"ל בעל "מגלה עמוקות" זצ"ל
I don't have the money to lay out but I think that warning the public about Rubashkin may be almost as important as the imperative of the Kolko-Margo mailer.I live in Queens. The first place in this borough has just been declared a Rubashkin-free zone by Rav Yudel - Isaac's butcher on Union Turnpike. They stopped doing all business with Rubashkin after complaints from customers and being filled in by Rabbi Shain.
The yeshiva and Lakewood rabbonim will not do anything to enforce the siruv against Kolatin because one of the owners is a thug who makes Margo look as harmless as Daffy Duck. The guy is a gavar alam who has issued threats against them telling them they'd better not even think about it. Rav Shain has confirmed that he is someone who is capable of backing up his threats so even he does not fault the rabbonim for chickening out.
"One of the Twerski cousins was once rov of Maimonides Hospital but I don't know if they were feeding everyone treif when he was there."One problem with the Maimo kitchen is that there was only one dishwasher for everything that became treif midoraysa as ben yomo. This was covered up by the hospital with chassidishe rav hamchshir who is connected to Gershon Tannenbaum. Outside rabbonim who found out did nothing to stop it. I don't think there was a 2nd dishwasher when Twerski was the rov which then magically disappeared.
Very nice language from the Monsey lawyer. There is a din that you can't make a brocho near a chazir that usually has tzoah on it's nose. The Shulchan Aruch poskens this is true even when it just washed itself in a river. Certainly when pig s*** comes out of the mouth of Twerski's advocate.Why doesn't he go lay on his back in the mud with Twerski and show us his kosher feeselach.
You're missing the big picture. Who cares about Maimonides kashrus when the food isn't very tasty to begin with?
Le Marais suffered a 20 to 30 % drop in business because of the blogs - despite all the heated denials from the OU cover up artists. Can you imagine what will happen to Rubashkin if a informational mailer goes out? I may not be able to predict an exact number but the impact will be tremendous.
"the impact will be tremendous."This is meaningless but I'll say it anyway. Another mailer will make Jacob Klass & Jerry Greenwald feel itchy all over.
Wishing Klal Yisroel a shnat geulah, yeshuah, bracha.. v'kol tuv!
This article is 12 years old but still interesting.The real estate industry mourned the loss of Jack D. Weiler last week, who passed away at his home in New Rochelle on Friday, October 13 at the age of 91 after a long illness. A rabbi's son who has left a lasting mark on the New York real estate scene through various development projects, Jack Weiler will perhaps be best remembered for his relentless devotion to philanthropic ventures. Weiler was born on May 30, 1904 in the tiny Russian village of Svitskoy, in a one-and-a-half room house shared with his parents, Faivel and Chana Weiler, and nine brothers and sisters. His father was a teacher and scholar who taught children in his home. The family originally came to the United States in 1910. The Weilers first settled on 112th Street, where they earned extra money doing "housework," sewing ribbons into corsets. Later, they moved to The Bronx. Rabbi Weiler taught yeshiva students for 23 years at Yeshivah Tifereth Yerushalaim on the Lower East Side and later at Torah Vo 'Daath in Brooklyn. Weiler started his career as a real estate broker. In 1936 he joined forces with Benjamin H. Swig of Boston. Founded on a handshake, they developed a nationwide business that was known for its integrity, professionalism and philanthropic commitment. The partnerships own approximately 5 million square feet of commercial buildings in New York City, including the Grace Building, and over 1.5 million square feet in California, as well as other properties throughout the country. Operating through family-owned management and development companies, the Swig and Weiler-Arnow families have been involved in the acquisition, construction and management of a wide variety of commercial ventures. The portfolio now includes prestigious properties that attract some of the most prominent corporate and retail tenants in the country. In New York City, the buildings include the distinctive sloping tower of the Grace Building at 1114 Avenue of the Americas and the flagship building of the women's sportswear industry, 1411 Broadway. Together, these two distinguished properties total over 2.4 million square feet. Other properties in Manhattan are 1065 Avenue of the Americas (also known as 111 West 40th Street), a 537,000 square foot office building overlooking the newly renovated Bryant Park; 711 Third Avenue, a 515,000 square foot building that was the first modern skyscraper on the avenue; 1460 Broadway, a 165,000 square-foot office building; and 7 Hanover Square, an 800,000 square-foot building in the heart of the financial district, constructed together with the Milstein family. One of the earliest and most significant ventures of Swig and Weiler was the acquisition of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, which served as the centerpiece for a network of Fairmont Hotels in the United States. In 1982, the Weiler-Arnow Investment Company sold its interest in the Fairmont Hotels to the Swigs, but the two families have continued to own and manage their other real estate interests together through three generations. The Swig and Weiler-Arnow families are renowned for their outstanding philanthropic support of a wide range of educational institutions, cultural programs and social service agencies in the United States and abroad. In New York, their leadership in the formation of business improvement districts has played an important role in the transformation of Bryant Park, the development of Grand Central Partnership and other civic endeavors. Weiler was always a leader of philanthropy. As national United Jewish Appeal Chairman for more than 20 years, he traveled throughout the country raising funds. "Philanthropy comes first, ahead of my business," he said in a 1984 interview. His dedication to Israels economic development was demonstrated through his long career of leadership at Israel Bonds. He had an important influence on the development of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, founded the Lay Advisory Council of the New York Board of Rabbis and organized the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. As Chairman of the Board of Overseers of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he guided the university through its period of most dynamic growth. In 1985, the Albert Einstein hospital was renamed the Jack D. Weiler hospital in his honor. As Chairman of the Housing Committee of the Jewish Agency for Israel, he brought together people and institutions to build 12,000 units of housing in Israel to house 50,000 immigrants. He was a founder of the Realty Foundation of New York and was considered a mentor in philanthropy by the leading figures in the real estate industry. Jack Weiler is survived by his wife Doris, his daughter Joan Arnow, his son Alan Weiler, their spouses Robert Arnow and Elaine Weiler, his sister, Pauline Shenkman and his brother, Aaron Weiler. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and II great-grandchildren.
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Dear UOJ, Boog, Steve, Chaverim,L'shana tova to all. May Hashem bless klal Yisroel with a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.Yasher koach, UOJ, on your zealous work on behalf of the children.And Lamdan, nice comment there, you've got the number of Monsey Lawyer, as they say.Rodef EmesRodef Tsedek
NEW YORK - A rabbi of an all-boys Orthodox school who has been charged with sexually abusing two students is accused of fondling a third.Rabbi Yehuda Kolko faced a Brooklyn judge Wednesday on new charges of sex abuse and child endangerment. He is accused of molesting a first-grader in 2005 at the Yeshiva-Mesivta Torah Temimah, where he worked for several years.Kolko's attorney, calling the case against his client weak, said the charges stemmed from an angry student who had it in for the 61-year-old rabbi. The attorney also criticized the high bail set by the judge, $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash.The rabbi's wife posted the cash bail and Kolko was released Wednesday.Kolko had already been free on $5,000 bail, awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused two young students, one decades ago and one more recently.
Dear Philip Jacobs,Just a couple of weeks ago nobody (apart from us at the Ner Israel Rabbinical College) would even whisper that Jacobs, enfant terrible, was indeed on his road to repentance. Nonetheless, you are doing a perfect teshuvah, Philip! Many thanks for the long lovely letters engineered by my beloved friends Stan Lebovic and Joe Feld, which you sympathetically made public in September 7 issue of the "Baltimore Jewish Times." And now, in September 14 issue, I saw another creative pearl in the sand — an epistle by my dearest friend David Kramer (I am ecstatic to read his surname as "remarK"), which I am delighted to cite below. I am incredibly joyful that you were so expeditious to rehabilitate my heroic name. It is also exhilarating to recognize how much contrition you can accomplish livening up your day with a creamy full-bodied cup of "Pride of the Farm" milk produced by my darling companion Rabbi Joseph Tendler, while indulging your intellect in my beautiful teshuvah-book "Ramban As A Guide To Today’s Perplexed." Is not it wonderful to live in the Torah world imbued with love, affection, and tenderness!----------------------------Baltimore Jewish Times (September 14, 2007 / Tishrei 2, 5768, p. 9)BAD COMPANY The Aug.27 article on Rabbi Moshe Eisemann, "When Whispers Get Louder," has degraded your paper to the likes of the National Enquirer and other gossip tabloids that are notorious for reporting erroneous and false stories of famous personalities. How can a quality paper such as the BALTIMORE JEWISH TIMES print rumors and conjectures that can only harm an individual without substantially verifying such allegations? Where is the police report? Where are the court documents? Where is the plethora of supporting evidence? Where are the multiple witnesses that have come forward to corroborate your story? Why are you not embarrassed to print a feature story based on allegations that a teacher looked at their student inappropriately more than 30 years ago? Even if the other allegation is correct that this individual 30-plus years ago once gave his student a pat on the back, but a bit lower, does this justify your time and effort with such innuendo? Maybe the Jewish Times should feature an investigative report on the impact of American media on the spirituality of Jewish values.David KramerBaltimore
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