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Monday, October 26, 2009

Do You Know Who Your 5 Year Old Is Hangin' With When You're Out At The Kosher Gym?



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Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 5-year-old girl and some construction workers that will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot. One day, a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot.

The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.

Eventually the construction crew, all of them "gems-in-the-rough," more or less, adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars "pay" she'd received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age. The little girl proudly replied, "I worked last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door to us."

"Oh my goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on the house again this week, too?"

The little girl replied, "I will, if those a**holes at Home Depot ever deliver the damn sheet rock...."

Kind of brings a tear to the eye - doesn't it?

88 comments:

PROTEST Dayanim at EJF conference said...

The fourth EJF/Tropper-ego/Kaplan-Recanati bribe money/Rav Nochum Eisentsein-anger/Rav Reuven Feinstein-two faced show, aka "Dayanim Conference" is scheduled to take place November 8-10, so take note:

Tropper's sickening chutzpa and fraudulence are being exposed and his so-called major backer R REUVEN Feinstein will have to explain in court and bais din what he did with the 3 million dollars Guma Aguiar gave him, heed the call to boycott and stop any all upcoming EJF events and put Tropper out of action for all time:

Concerned Jews who fear the consequences of a fanatical and unstable Tropper hegemony over all Orthodox conversions are called to protest the upcoming Fourth Eternal Jewish Family Dayanim Conference Scheduled for November 8-10 in New Jersey. See full ad below.

If you know any of the noted speakers in the ad below, contact them and make your strong opposition to Tropper and his EJF scheme known loud and clear. Do not allow Tropper's personal power's to spread. Once he has them he wield's them ruthlessly.

Some of the slated speakers, such as R REUVEN Feinstein have allegedly been paid at least three million dollars to help Tropper and EJF, they are not trustworthy!

Urge your local rabbi, rov, posek or dayan on any Bais Din NOT to attend and to make their own protets heard. By now many rabbis are sick and tired of Tropper's antics and his controversial EJF scheme. Do not submit to Tropper's dictates under any cirmstances!

Urge your rabbis and rabbonim to RETAIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE as any self-respecting person should. Do not submit to Tropper who is a notorious control freak!

It has now been revealed that Tropper cynically uses bribes (given as "grants") to his favored rabbis to attend his free EJF events, thus entirely corrupting the integrity of the Halachic process and forcing those accepting his bribes to adhere to his extreme views that have been criticized and condemned by rabbis from the right (Badatz of Eidah Chareidis) and the left (RCA).

If you are able to, please join a vigil and protest outside of the hotel Novemebr 8-10 at the Sheraton Meadowlands in Secaucus NJ.

Full text of Tropper's and EJF's ad:

"Fourth Eternal Jewish Family Dayanim Conference Scheduled for November 8-10 in New Jersey

Written by Admin on October 13, 2009 – 12:06 pm -

PREPARATIONS WENT into high gear for the fourth EJF Dayanim Conference, which is scheduled to take place November 8-10 at the Sheraton Meadowlands in Secaucus NJ. Some 40 dayanim and Roshei Yeshiva will gather to confront crucial halachic issues that arise involving universally accepted Jewish conversion standards in intermarriage.

Most of the dayanim are part of a growing network of independent batei din in North America that have adopted the Jewish Conversion standards of leading poskim, as is being promulgated by EJF International. The Batei Din function in cities such as Baltimore, Monsey, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Montreal, Miami, Lakewood, Dallas, Toronto, Houston, and Vancouver. Last year’s conference was addressed by such prominent Torah personalities as:

Harav Shmuel Kaminetsky, Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Philadelphia and a member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisroel

Harav Reuven Feinstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Mesivta of Staten Island and Chairman of the Halachic Committee of EJF

Harav Dovid Olewski, Rosh Yeshiva of the Gerer Mesivta (Brooklyn)

Harav Betzalel Tuvia Wettenstein (Belzer Dayan of Monsey)

Rabbi Eliyahu Levin (Lakewood)"

Tropper is Troubled said...

Tropper and The Jewish Press fiddle as EJF fizzles.

How The Jewish Press, a Religious Zionist, Modern Orthodox, banned by the Agudah crowd and punished in the sales kiosks of frum grocers by its rivals the frummer Yated, Modia and Mishpacha, has the nerve to keep on dancing with the wolves/Tropper is a mystery deeper than the Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean, it is in the Pacific right?

What in hell's name is The Jewish Press doing promoting a guy like Tropper who is their sworn enemy? Tropper hates Religious Zionists, he hates Modern Orthodoxy, he hates the collegeand professional crowd, the YU crowd, the Chabad crowd, all those ads and photos with women in them that everyone knows he holds is treif, yet The Jewish Press is convinced and has bought hook line and sinker the Tropper argument that his EJF will promote higher standards in conversions that's what matters, never mind that Tropper is a narrow-minded hater of everything they stand for.

The Jewish Press supported and propelled to fame people like Meir Kahane and pushed the articles of Rabbi David Hollander and his declarations from the Agudas Harrabanim, but like Lloyd Bentsen said to Dan Quayle, Tropper ain't no Kahane and he sure ain't no Hollander.

It's easy to see why Tropper jumps to be in The Jewish Press, he has willing agents who get paid there too, like Dennis Rapps Esq and Menachem Lubinsky of LUBICOM, so they are one big happy family for now. The Yated never publishes anything from Tropper or EJF, they are sticking now to publishing weekly articles by Tropper's biggest rabbinical enemy, Rav Sternbuch of the Beth Din of the Eidah, who can read and speak and understand the Queen's English where he grew up, so none of Tropper's word plays gets by him.

So this truly fatal attraction between Tropper and The Jewish Press brings forth little misbegoten PR pieces.

Tropper is Troubled said...

Taste the latest JP pushing the Tropper conspiracy.

Here's the full text of what The Jewish Press wrote in its latest print edition, it's obviously a Tropper EJF/Troppre PR piece, a closer look next:

"The Jewish Press
Friday, October 23, 2009
Page 62

Horizons/EJF Joins RAJE In Jewish Message to Russian Youth

For 100 Jewish youth from the former Soviet Union, many of them students, Shabbos Bereishis was an opportunity to plant deeper roots in their commitment to Judaism. The occasion was a Shabbaton sponsored by the Russian American Jewish Experience (RAJE) of Gateways and Horizons/Eternal Jewish Family (EJF) at the Stamford Hilton. From the inspirational song and dance at Kabbolas Shabbos led by Rabbi Yisroel Cherns it was an important Shabbos in the lives of the youth.

For RAJE, this was a key event in their ongoing programs for youngsters from the former Soviet Union. Every Sunday nearly 400 youth gather in Brooklyn for several hours of lectures and programming. The change in the youngsters, say the devoted mentors who are part of Gateways, “is nothing less than sensational.” For Horizons/EJF this was the next chapter in an aggressive new partnership with kiruv organizations that in addition to Gateways includes Ohr Somayach, Arachim, Lev Le’achim, Hidabroot, and Nefesh Yehudi. Similar seminars have been held in cities throughout Israel, in Baden, Austria and Odessa, Ukraine. It is part of a program to assure youth build strong Jewish ties. Most importantly, by marrying Jewish.

The EJF/Horizons message was delivered by Menachem Lubinsky, who introduced the program, Rabbi Doron Kornbluth, author Why Marry Jewish, who painted a picture of how crucial it was to marry Jewish and Rabbi Leib Tropper, the rosh yeshiva of Kol Yaakvov/Horizons and Chairman of the EJF Rabbinic Committee, who pleaded with the youth “not to abandon our ancient tradition and our Father in Heaven.”

Many of the sessions were interactive as the youth interacted with an impressive slate of world-renowned lecturers including Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, Rabbi Mordechai Suchard, Rabbi Mordechai Brecher, and Rabbi Reuven Ibragimov. “This historic partnership between Gateways and Horizons/EJF is destined to have a major impact in our efforts to stem the tide of assimilation,” said Rabbi Suchard, the executive director of Gateways.

“We are delighted to partner with organizations like Gateways in helping them extend their important message of kiruv to assure Jewish continuity by encouraging the Jewish youth to marry Jewish,” said Rabbi Tropper. Following the Shabbaton, the two organizations announced plans for many other similar programs in the future."

Rabbi Harry Maryles said...

I for one will continue to speak out against evil Chilul HaShem every time it is reported in the media. Hopefully others – more prominent than I - will too. The more public and unequivocal condemnation of violent people, violent acts, and unethical behavior – the better.

We must take a stand for what is right and oppose what is wrong. Those who act against those interests should be loudly and forcefully ‘outed’ and condemned. It is only when we eradicate this kind of behavior that we will be rightfully be able to reclaim our mantle as kingdom of priests and a holy people.

Tropper is Troubled said...

The Jewish Press
Friday, October 23, 2009
Page 62

Horizons/EJF Joins RAJE In Jewish Message to Russian Youth


As if all these abbreviations and names mean anything to most people. The "Horizons/EJF" match up is like a kaleidascope. It could be "EJF/Horizons" next or "Horizons/Kol Yaakov yeshiva" or "Kol Yaakov yeshiva/Horizons" or "Kol Yaakov yeshiva/EJF" or "EJF/Kol Yaakov yeshiva" and as if anyone cares or notices.

But it is obviously important to Tropper and his PR crew, like a girl standing in front of a mirror every day and deciding which way to comb her hair, like Hillary Clinton changing her hair do every week, as if anyone cares.

Bottom line, they are such immature vain babies, it's unreal, and of course the only name that matters is that of the great Tropper, chairman of this, president of that, director of another, rosh yeshiva, magid shiur, "renowned" lecturer, etc ad nauseum.

For 100 Jewish youth from the former Soviet Union, many of them students, Shabbos Bereishis was an opportunity to plant deeper roots in their commitment to Judaism.

Victims all, poor suckers.

The occasion was a Shabbaton sponsored by the Russian American Jewish Experience (RAJE) of Gateways and Horizons/Eternal Jewish Family (EJF) at the Stamford Hilton.

So why wasn't Gateways in the heading, like EJF was, just the meaningless RAJE? Even when in a so-called alliance Tropper/EJF/Horizons must be mentioned first, like Yerovam who demanded "mi barosh?"

From the inspirational song and dance at Kabbolas Shabbos led by Rabbi Yisroel Cherns it was an important Shabbos in the lives of the youth.

NCSY does this hundreds of times each year and it's been doing it for the last 50 years and no one says a peeps about in the JP press, while EJF/Tropper/Horizons which is a very grim outfit is introduced as if it's Dovid hamelech dancing in front of the aron. What is this? A tribute to Michael Jackson or a brainwashing retreat, be honest.

For RAJE, this was a key event in their ongoing programs for youngsters from the former Soviet Union. Every Sunday nearly 400 youth gather in Brooklyn for several hours of lectures and programming. The change in the youngsters, say the devoted mentors who are part of Gateways, “is nothing less than sensational.”

So far so good, but here come the bloodsuckers and leeches:

For Horizons/EJF this was the next chapter in an aggressive new partnership with kiruv organizations that in addition to Gateways includes Ohr Somayach, Arachim, Lev Le’achim, Hidabroot, and Nefesh Yehudi.

Just more deceptions as well. And note how Gateways can't get its own dedicated time but has to be part of a group that is chained to Tropper now.

What is really happening is that two financial breasts overflowing with money are at work at the same time and being taken for suckers. Tropper is sucking off Tom Kaplan's financial breast that overfloweth, but he is also now settling into the money breast of the Wolfsons who are Suchard's and Gateways main backers, while Suchard and Gateways themselves are top-heavy and over-staffed with lecturers and secretaries and need another big breast which arrives in the shape of Tropper as the nipple attached to the big Tom Kaplan and his wife Daphne Recanati Kaplan's breast. They are both mooching off each other.

Gateways knows how to get attendees, while Tropper wants to create a world-wide geirus movement and get some attention, so it's a match made in heaven for these guys as they cover for each other as they share the Wolfson/Kaplan breasts and scratch each other backs.

Oh yeah, with Tropper and EJF around, Suchard and Gateways can get all the shiksas of their rich students and backers converted without skipping a beat or anyone even knowing. Suchard is a scary operator the way he dances around with a dude like Tropper in full frontal view.

Tropper is Troubled said...

Tropper toots his own horn in The Jewish Press, yet again, for the umpteenth time, continued.

Similar seminars have been held in cities throughout Israel, in Baden, Austria and Odessa, Ukraine. It is part of a program to assure youth build strong Jewish ties. Most importantly, by marrying Jewish.

Total gibberish and zero syntax, "to assure youth build strong Jewish ties. Most importantly, by marrying Jewish." what is that supposed to mean? Who is getting paid for this? Does the JP even bother to edit EJF's PR? Looks like they meant to say "to ENSURE youth build strong Jewish BONDS, most importantly by marrying Jewish."

The EJF/Horizons message was delivered by Menachem Lubinsky, who introduced the program,

Why? Is he also a kiruv rabbi now? He must be getting paid a lot for his over-time.

Rabbi Doron Kornbluth, author Why Marry Jewish, who painted a picture of how crucial it was to marry Jewish

As if anyone doubts it at these events.

and Rabbi Leib Tropper, the rosh yeshiva of Kol Yaakvov/Horizons and Chairman of the EJF Rabbinic Committee, who pleaded with the youth “not to abandon our ancient tradition and our Father in Heaven.”

Taraa, the main man cometh with his titles and words of prophecy talking on behalf of the Father, like that other guy who is part of the "the son and the holy ghost" trinity, scary right?

Many of the sessions were interactive as the youth interacted with an impressive slate of world-renowned lecturers including Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, Rabbi Mordechai Suchard, Rabbi Mordechai Brecher, and Rabbi Reuven Ibragimov.

Just proves they don't need Tropper but they do need Kaplan's money to pay all their sky high salaries.

“This historic partnership between Gateways and Horizons/EJF is destined to have a major impact in our efforts to stem the tide of assimilation,” said Rabbi Suchard, the executive director of Gateways.

Suchard is a punk and crook with a shady past, the full story will spill out soon enough. Ask around and find out what he did to Arachim when they brought him out, he ran off, broke them, and made up his own "Gateways" out of thin air, but off the backs of Arachim's reputation, and there is lots more.

“We are delighted to partner with organizations like Gateways in helping them extend their important message of kiruv to assure Jewish continuity by encouraging the Jewish youth to marry Jewish,” said Rabbi Tropper.

Sure, since due to your hate campaigns, the whole Religious Zionist, Modern Orthodox, OU, NCSY, YU, RCA, Chabad-Lubavitch, Aish HaTorah, Ohr Somayach in Monsey, Lakewood and all its branches and out of town kollelim, have declared you persona non grata for the way you talk about them and guide your blind disciples to hate them befitting a scientology cult that hates all outsiders and deifies its leader. Sicko.

Following the Shabbaton, the two organizations announced plans for many other similar programs in the future.

No doubt The Jewish Press will be pushing every last drop of that too until someone at the top realizes that the whole thing makes no sense.

Mrs. Gerald Weisberg said...

The AJOP Follies has managed to speak with Mrs. Gerald Weisberg, wife of Gerry Weisberg. We are honored.

Hello. I am Mrs. Gerald Weisberg, my husband Gerry was hired and appointed to be the founding and therefore first director of AJOP-Association for Jewish Outreach Professionals by Mr. Sanford Zalman Bernstein who created his unique AVI CHAI Foundation to help Jewish Education on all levels.

I had recently married Gerry and we were very happy. I attended many of the AJOP conventions that Gerry launched when he single-handedly pioneered and brought the IDEA of AJOP to life.

In fact at one of the first AJOP conventions Rav Noach Weinberg of blessed memory the founder of both Ohr Somayach and of Aish HaTorah paid my husband the highest compliment by saying in front of everyone in a speech that he does not know how Gerry did it, that he had tried to do this a few times but he had never succeeded in creating a central professional kiuruv organization like AJOP, but that somehow Gerry succeeded.

Gerry was humble about it. But when the NIRC nerds came in like a pack of dumb mules, with that Yakov Weinbeg thinking he was a smart tuches and then got his minions like that bozo Shiya Milikowsky to push out Gerry it was a shock. Gerry was a gentleman and not used to these kinds of NIRC shark tactics.

Gerry had given up a big position in the NYC board of ed as an administrator. He was just short of his 20 year tenure when he resigned and went to work for AVI CHAI to set up AJOP.

We lost our livelihood and Gerry couldn't get the NYC board of ed to change it's policies and so we had no retirement plan to fall back on. He was just teaching until he got very sick and couldn't teach either.

Then the unthinkable happened and Gerry took seriously ill and he became totally disabeled from premature alzheimers.

All the stress and horror of what the people who pushed him out at AJOP added to his sad condition of premature aging and he had to be put in a home.

I was left penniless with small chilren and none of the AJOP people cared a darn about us. Sanford Bersntein was gone too because he died around that time.

The people who saved me were our loyal friends in the Five Towns who raised money to pay off our debts and to allow us to live in security. They are tzadikim.

Yes it was the Modern Orthodox Jews of the Five Towns who paid off our mortgage, with no thanks to the ungratefull AJOP charedi clowns and frummie ingrates who dumped us out like pieces of garbage.

Now I work and take care of my kids and we try to visit Gerry as much as we can, he is really very, very, not well. Pray for him.

UOJ gets results said...

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-child-prostitution27-2009oct27,0,2692854.story

Federal officials rescued 52 children and arrested nearly 700 people over the past three days in a nationwide crackdown on child prostitution.

Almost 1,600 agents and officers took part in the raids, which followed investigations in 36 cities, according to the FBI, local law enforcement agencies and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Included in the arrests were 60 pimps, according to the FBI and local police officials.

Authorities say the youngest victim was 10 years old.

David Jacobs said...

If everone will marry Jewish Tropper will be out of job

the Monsey Tzadik said...

Yes, Why the Jewish Press which Modern Orthodox will have press release from someone who wants to finish them off?

Do not they know that Tropper revoked conversion of a woman because she adopted Modern Orthodox lifestyle ? like wearing pants when outside her community or sometime neglecting to cover her hair.
http://www.jewcy.com/tags/leib_tropper

Do they know he went with a vengeance after a woman who started her conversion with him but then after she saw the real Tropper decided to convert with the RCA ?
http://chareidi.shemayisrael.com/archives5769/BMD69aconvert.htm

I am not sure why the Modern Orthodox establishment (like the RCA) are so afraid of him and why they just want to be on his right side.

Just like the sheep who begs the wolf to eat her last.

Keeping Score said...

Of the first 9 comments, 7 were on Tropper, unrelated to the article. Am I the only reader getting sick of a single issue blog?

Does Kolko ever visit Florida? said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/us/27florida.html?hp

The two Florida men reportedly met two months ago and spent time fishing and playing cards. On Friday night, one of the men, Luke R. Petruschke, was invited by the other, Manuel Vidal Vega, for a family dinner.

But the next morning, according to the police in Davie, Fla., Mr. Vega’s 3-year-old son told his father that Mr. Petruschke, 38, had groped him the night before.

An enraged Mr. Vega and a neighbor battered Mr. Petruschke so brutally with a concrete block, rocks, their fists and their feet that Mr. Petruschke had to be placed in a medically induced coma on Saturday, the police said. The official report described the beating as “savage.”

A police affidavit said that when Mr. Vega was about to be arrested, he told the police, “That is my son, what would you do?”

In the aftermath, The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that Mr. Petruschke had been arrested twice — but never convicted — on sex-crime charges.

The case has gripped the attention of Davie — a city of 90,000 just west of Fort Lauderdale that prides itself on its Western themes and is home to the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds and Nova Southeastern University — because it raises questions about vigilante justice.

Margo's accountant said...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125659261162008901.html

WASHINGTON -- A new Internal Revenue Service enforcement unit targeting the very wealthy will help the tax agency decode partnerships, offshore trusts and other complex techniques used to hide income, IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said Monday.

Dubbed the Global High Wealth Industry group, the unit will launch "a small number" of audits of individuals with assets or income in the tens of millions of dollars, Mr. Shulman told an accountants' trade group. An IRS official said the group would begin work on these initial audits in the next month.

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov to Jared Kushner, and his kallah, Ivanka Trump Kushner on their recent chasunah. I wonder how much Rabbi Haskel Lookstein got for this one. How did Tropper miss out on the Trumpess conversion. Un-freaking-believable.
Of course, Jared's father is the one who hired a woman to sleep with his sister's husband to get back at them.
IMHO, I think Lookstein sold out the Torah on this one.
itchiemayer

Perez Hilton said...

How did Tropper miss out on the Trumpess conversion.
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Tropper and his goons tried to get them convert with him but they are smart and wanted normal lifestyle not haredi one. Someone who get a girl like Ivanka is not going to submit to Tropper. A girl who looks like Ivanka is not going to let Tropper investigate her on private parts.

Bentzion Schiffenbauer said...

There is no reason for the Vaad Hahorim to meet because the so called "rapists" are innocent in the view of Rabbi Margulies.

RICHMOND, Calif. (Oct. 27) - Police believe as many as a dozen people watched a 15-year-old girl get beaten and gang-raped outside her high school homecoming dance without reporting it.

Two suspects were in custody Monday, but police said as many as five other men attacked the girl over a two-hour period Friday night outside Richmond High School.

"She was raped, beaten, robbed and dehumanized by several suspects who were obviously OK enough with it to behave that way in each other's presence," Lt. Mark Gagan said. "What makes it even more disturbing is the presence of others. People came by, saw what was happening and failed to report it."

The victim remains hospitalized

Anonymous said...

By bitter experience of many years I run for cover when I see a frum yid unless I happen to smell that unique aroma of Torah which can't be faked. It is a kind of aroma you can sense in a real yeshiva. But other than that I would not be bragging about the moral level of frum yiden and especially the ones that are leading them straight to hell i.e. the orthodox rabies rabbis.
(I might make a distinction that many sefardi rabbis i have noticed the aroma of torah on them even though they might not be in yeshiva all the time).

Of course many people in yeshiva also are just faking it. And those that are faking it are outright dangerous. They destroy what ever they touch. I lost a lot (e.g. my family) before I knew this bitter truth. As the Gemara says—"All problems in the world come from amai haarretz" and all problems in the world comes from rabbis--judges of israel. That means rabbis that pretend to be torah scholars but are faking it. All problems in the world come from amai haarretz that are pretending to be talmidea chachamim). If you seeone--run for your life--especially aguda the worst of them all.

Shmarya groupie said...

This is because those despicable Orthodox Jews purposely charge a lot of money for Landau's multi-vitamins so that disadvantaged Black people cannot afford them.

CHICAGO -At least one in five U.S. children aged 1 to 11 don't get enough vitamin D and could be at risk for a variety of health problems including weak bones, the most recent national analysis suggests.

The overall statistics reflect almost 90 percent of black children that age and 80 percent of Hispanic kids that are vitamin D deficient — "astounding numbers" that should serve as a call to action, said Dr. Jonathan Mansbach, lead author of the new analysis and a researcher at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital in Boston.

Bim Bam identity said...

David Cross is claiming he brought cocaine to the recent White House Correspondents' Association dinner and snorted it "maybe 40 feet from" the president. During a stand-up routine this week, the 'Arrested Development' star said he and his "fancy Hollywood actress" girlfriend Amber Tamblyn were seated "super close" to President Barack Obama and near several members of the president's cabinet when he thought: Yep, it's a good time to do drugs.

On a dare from a friend, he decided to do something that even he admits was "crazy."

"But it's crazy and there's security, Secret Service is standing there ... I've got photos of all this. I'm there and the president is right here and with all these people at the table" he snorted coke. "Maybe 40 feet from the president of the United States!"

He texted his friend to say, "No way you can ever top that."

Wall Street Journal said...

The New Austerity

The Associated Press reports on First Lady Michelle Obama's appearance last week on NBC's "The Jay Leno Show":

It also looks like Bo--the Obamas' dog--is living like a king. The first lady said the presidential pooch celebrated his first birthday earlier this month with a Rose Garden party.

Bo, a Portuguese water dog, feasted on a cake shaped like a dog house that was made out of veal.

"We had a really sweet celebration," the first lady told Leno. "We had party hats."

London's Daily Telegraph has photographic evidence.

We hate to be a killjoy, but didn't we learn just last week that Obama's "pay czar" had ordered big cuts in compensation for executives of companies that got federal bailouts, and that the administration is seeking legislative and regulatory limits on pay even for executives of unsubsidized companies? And isn't a birthday party for a dog just the sort of ludicrous extravagance for which populists routinely (and not without cause) vilify billionaires? Why should we accept such wretched excess from the political class?

Tropper/Scientology is Troubled said...

The troubling paralles between Tropper/EJF Intenational and the Scientologists, both misusing religion to garner their MONEY and MIND CONTROL goals.

Decide for yourself, this could just as easily be a news item about Tropper/EJF/Horizons, with all the fraud and misuse of religious life for personal fame, gain and glory, comments in brackets "[]" inserted by poster:

Associated Press Oct 27, 2009.

"Church of Scientology convicted of fraud in France

By NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY, Associated Press Writer Nicolas Vaux-montagny, Associated Press Writer

PARIS – A Paris court convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than euro600,000 ($900,000) on Tuesday but stopped short of banning the group as prosecutors had demanded.

The group's French branch immediately announced it would appeal the verdict.

[Never admit you're wrong, even if you lie thru your teeth, a true Tropper tactic.]

The court convicted the Church of Scientology's French office, its library and six of its leaders of organized fraud. Investigators said the group pressured members into paying large sums of money for questionable financial gain and used "commercial harassment" against recruits.

[Sounds like Tropper milking Guma and Jamie Aguiar and Tom and Daphne Kaplan out of tens of millions of dolllars.]

The group was fined euro400,000 ($600,000) and the library euro200,000. Four of the leaders were given suspended sentences of between 10 months and two years. The other two were given fines of euro1,000 and euro2,000.

However, the court did not order the Church of Scientology to shut down, ruling that it would be likely to continue its activities anyway "outside any legal framework."

[Pity, cults like Scientology and Tropper's EJF should be shut down. Otherwise society pays and innocents suffer.]

Prosecutors had urged that the group be dissolved in France and fined euro2 million ($3 million).

[So why did they not get even tougher? Evil cults rely on the weakness in their opponents.]

The verdict is "an Inquisition of modern times," said Scientology spokeswoman Agnes Bron, referring to efforts to rout out heretics of the Roman Catholic Church in centuries past.

[Yeah, just like Tropper claims he's a "victim" the wolf in sheep's clothing, like a true paranoid, when he like the Scientologist are the world's leaders in being inquisitors to people they hate or stand up to them.]

Tropper/Scientology is Troubled said...

The head of an association that helps victims of sects, Catherine Picard, called the verdict "intelligent."

"Scientology can no longer hide behind freedom of conscience," she said.


[There are already more than a few rabbonim and intelligent people who wish to see a world without EJF. The reliable batei din of the world will continue working and doing their jobs the way they have always done for the last 2000 years without the help of Tropper threatening them and breathing down their backs.]

The Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology, founded in 1954 by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, has been active for decades in Europe, but has struggled to gain status as a religion. It is considered a sect in France and has faced prosecution and difficulties in registering its activities in many countries.

[Tropper too like Hubbard has created his own scary zombie sect.]

Defense lawyer Patrick Maisonneuve said during the trial that neither the Church of Scientology nor the six leaders on trial had gained financially from the group's practices.

[They lie, like Tropper does.]

The original complaint in the case dates back more than a decade, when a young woman said she took out loans and spent the equivalent of euro21,000 on books, courses and "purification packages" after being recruited in 1998. When she sought reimbursement and to leave the group, its leadership refused. She was among three eventual plaintiffs.

[Sure sounds a lot like Guma Aguiar's legal complaints against Tropper.]

Olivier Morice, lawyer for civil parties in the case, said the verdict was "historic" because it was the first time in France that the Church of Scientology has been convicted of organized fraud.

[As will happen to Tropper and his EJF once all the prosecutors and lawyers working for Guma Aguiar get done with their subpoenas and questioning of Tropper's and the EJF's money-honey trails.]

Investigating judge Jean-Christophe Hullin spent years examining the group's activities, and in his indictment criticized what he called the Scientologists' "obsession" with financial gain and practices he said were aimed at plunging members into a "state of subjection."

[Exactly like Tropper does, and he will have to answer for it in court and in bais din in upcoming trials and dinei Torah.]

The Church of Scientology teaches that technology can expand the mind and help solve problems. It claims 10 million members around the world, including celebrity devotees Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

[And Tropper teaches that he can bring about the salvation of the world and rescue all the "lost Jews" in it by converting every last gentile by EJF "approved" religious courts. Both Scientology and EJF/Tropper are grandiose, ludicrous and ultimately insane.]

Belgium, Germany and other European countries have been criticized by the U.S. State Department for labeling Scientology as a cult or sect and enacting laws to restrict its operations."

[Sure, you can always count on the self-destructive and stupid liberals to defend anyone and anything. That is why Tom and Daphne Kaplan can give millions to preserve wildlife with the same stroke of the pen that they give millions to Tropper to save invisible potential converts. It's the same union of crazy liberal and crazy religious people coming together in a dance of the lunatics for twisted goals.]

Anonymous said...

We get it. Tropper = bad boy. But we learned about this in the first 2 or 3 posts weeks ago. Enough?

steve said...

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE AWARENESS CENTER:

There is still a possibility that the 2009 Child Victims Act of New York will pass which will change the statute of limitations in filing a civil suit in cases of childhood sexual abuse. Offenders of these crimes can include: relatives, babysitters, scout leaders, neighbors, teachers, camp counselors, family friends, doctors, psychotherapists, members of the clergy, dentists, etc.


I've been told the bill has been very watered down. It now may include a possible cap on the dollar amount that could be granted, and also that the window may only be for a 60 day period. Meaning if the bill passes adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who were sexually victimized in the state of New York, will only have 60 days to find an attorney and file a civil suit. Considering the fact that one out of every 4 adults in New York were sexually abused by the time they were 18, that's a huge number of victims who might be trying to find legal representation in a short period of time.


To help survivors who want to take legal action, a few attorneys are pre-screening survivors and pre-filing cases so that every survivor who wants to file a civil suit during that 60 day period will have the opportunity to do so.


The reality is that there is only so many hours in a day and it may take awhile for an attorney to call you back. A suggestion is to leave a message once a week until you receive a call back. You many want to leave messages with more then one attorney so that you can try to figure out which attorney you feel the most comfortable representing you.


The Awareness Center also wants to encourage those survivors who have not considered filing a civil suit, to still make the calls to legal representatives to hear all of the options that might be available to you. The reasoning is that you many never have this opportunity again. Much better to gather all the facts then change your mind after the window has expired and be upset that you let this opportunity pass you by It may be a once in a life time chance to have your day in court.


The Awareness Center has also been informed that when you set up appointments with an attorney and go, that you need to be prepared to share all the details of the sex crime(s), which includes the name of the offender(s), other individuals who might have been aware of the abuse, yet did nothing, and also information about any institutions were involved. You may also want to have support people with you at the appointment or have friends set up afterwards so that you can debrief. It is not an easy task to share such personal information with a stranger.


Below are a few attorneys who have a great deal of experience in representing survivors in civil court involving sexual offenses. These legal representatives have also been suggested to us by survivors who have utilized their services and found them to be helpful.


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Disclaimer: Inclusion in this e-mail does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement. Individuals must decide for themselves if the resources meet their own personal needs

Jeff Anderson
Affiliated in many states including New York
651-227-9990
http://www.anderson advocates. com/


Michael G. Dowd
212-751-1640
http://www.mgdowdla w.com/


Joanne Suder
Affiliated in many states including New York.
866-727-8177
http://www.suderlaw .com/AttorneyPro files.html

Let's Set the Record Straight said...

Rabbi Harry Maryles said...
I for one will continue to speak out against evil Chilul HaShem every time it is reported in the media. Hopefully others – more prominent than I - will too. The more public and unequivocal condemnation of violent people, violent acts, and unethical behavior – the better.

We must take a stand for what is right and oppose what is wrong. Those who act against those interests should be loudly and forcefully ‘outed’ and condemned. It is only when we eradicate this kind of behavior that we will be rightfully be able to reclaim our mantle as kingdom of priests and a holy people."

Harry,
In all due (and I mean DUE) respect you were very quiet about the great Chilul HaShem in RBSA where rabbonim (some of whom you admire) protect alleged child molestors.
One such "rav" even had the audacity to "becherem" Lemaán Achai and its founder David Morris, for speaking out for the victims.
You have a great record of Emes but fell short on the RBSA issue.

Avi L. Shafran said...

Record,

Don't forget that Harry Maryles named me as one of his favorite people.

Both versions of the story are correct said...

FBI: Chicago Men Planned Attack Over Danish Cartoon of Prophet

ABC News - Brian Ross, Richard Esposito - ‎36 minutes ago‎

Two Chicago men have been arrested by the FBI and charged with planning a terror attack on the Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in 2005.

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Jewish Star newspaper: Brooklyn Men Planned Attack Over UOJ Cartoon of Margulies

Jewish Star - Mayer Fertig - ‎36 minutes ago‎

Two Brooklyn men, Israel Belsky and Dr. Bungalow Putz Neuhof have been arrested by the FBI and charged with planning a terror attack on the UOJ blog that published cartoons of Margulies after he was exposed covering up Kolko's child molestation in 2005.

Fed Up said...

Haven't we recognized that the Awareness Center has lessened its advocacy with its newer focus on orthodox bashing? Their website was once interesting and informative. There are enough sites that bash orthodoxy (certainly with some degree of validity). But the losers are the victims and survivors of abuse whose advocates are no longer working to protect and defend them - just looking to destroy the frum community and its leaders. The AC has joined the ranks of the JW, Forward, and NYT in declaring war on anything that is related to shomrei Torah Umitzvos. Haven't we enough of that?

Ho Ho Hoh said...

Matthew Hoh, the senior U.S. civilian in Afghanistan's Zabul province, resigned in protest because he believes the American effort there is simply fueling the insurgency, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Hoh, a former Marine Corps captain who also served in Iraq, wrote a four-page letter to the State Department's head of personnel in September, and his resignation became official last week.

"I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States' presence in Afghanistan," he wrote in the letter. "I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end."

Hoh's letter caused a stir in the Obama administration, and he was hastened to meetings with senior U.S. officials in Kabul and Washington. They praised his record of service and begged him to stay, offering him new positions in both locations. Hoh initially accepted the Washington job, but changed his mind a week later.

Hoh said that his act of protest and decision to speak out were painful, even "nauseating" at times, but he was strongly motivated by the friends he had lost on the battlefield and the mental anguish he has experienced since returning home. "I want people in Iowa, people in Arkansas, people in Arizona, to call their congressman and say, 'Listen, I don't think this is right,' " he explained, adding that he "is not some peacenik, pot-smoking hippie who wants everyone to be in love."

Guma Aguiar said...

http://shmais.com/news.cfm?ID=57453

I can do it better than the Lubav and the mutt combined.

Shmarya groupie said...

Fed up,

It's about time Vicky smartened up and realized that sexual abuse, Rubashkin, etc, can be used as a tool to convince people to leave religion period.

Vicky is a little slow but she finally jumped on the bandwagon like Marci Hamilton who is helping self-hating Jews to obstruct eruvin on a pro bono basis and Hella Winston who did that radio interview in Connecticut one Shabbos where she almost sounded like frumkeit is an even bigger problem than molestation.

steve said...

To the posters @6:10 and 6:23PM,

Stop attacking the messengers! This is the same tactics used by the enablers of child molestation. Give credit where credit is due. You don't have to agree with the hashkafos of Vicki Polin, Marci Hamilton and Hella Winston. However, you have to admit that they have all done tremendous work in this war against child molesters. They certainly have done a lot more than any of their bashers. Keep your left wing/right wing politics out of this. We need a united front in this war and if the enemy perceives any disunity amongst the advocates, then they become emboldened. For the first time ever, we have child molesters amongst us being sent off to jail and we have their enablers (read Zwiebel and the Agudah)running for cover as well. Let's not stop this momentum for the sake of petiness.

TropWatch said...

Does anyone know if Leib Tropper's son Chaim Ozer is the Chaim Tropper who runs a yeshiva in LA touting 75% less tuition fee than the competition? (How could they do that unless they have a Kaplan type benefactor?)

There is also a Chaim Tropper on the AJOP payroll.

And there is a Chaim Tropper who gave the shidduchim crisis workshop at the Agudah Fresser Convention. People were upset that Tropper was throwing around a percentage of people "who will never get married". He answered the complaints by blaming it on R' Kalman Epstein who he claimed told him to speak in alarmist fashion.

Conspiracy theory said...

Was someone getting too close to information about Satmar pedophiles?

Rabbi Dr. Chaim Weiss who was chief psychologist for the Kiryas Joel school system, was killed in a mysterious plane crash this week.

Weiss of Wesley Hills (Monsey), who previously lived in West Milford NJ and before that was president of Young Israel of New Haven CT, took off in a small plane from NJ. His family has no idea why he flew all the way to Vermont where the plane crashed.

steve said...

CORRECTION FROM THE AWARENESS CENTER:

Last night The Awareness Center sent out an e-mail regarding the SOL bill in New York. Since then we have been corrected. I want to apologize to our readers for the misinformation we have been provided.


There is NO water down version. There will be a one year window for survivors of child sexual abuse who are currently the ages 53 and under. The bill will extending the SOL to the age of 28. This rumor of a cap is coming from Jewish Community in Brooklyn, they have NO IDEA what they are talking about.


We have been ask to send out this email correcting the rumor. The bill has been completed and is in its 3 readings in the Assembly & Senate.

Informed said...

THERE IS A VERY STRONG POSSIBILITY THAT SHOLOM RUBASHKIN WILL BE CHANGING HIS PLEA TO GUILTY ON ALL FEDERAL COUNTS IN EXCHANGE FOR A 15 YEAR SENTENCE. LOOK FOR THIS TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

Ombudsman said...

Steve,

While I applaud that molesters are getting hammered from every direction, it doesn't mean that we shouldn't be wary of everyone pretending to be on our side for their own cynical interests.

Just as it is clear that some self-hating or anti-frum Jews are only using the issue to attack the frum, there are various non-Jewish anti-Semites who pretend to take our side at times. Vicky herself had a problem with Arabs and neo-Nazis coming to her websites and Al Sharpton tried to become a temporary Jew lover when the police killed Gideon Busch in Boro Park.

David Willig said...

By prosecuting for obscure charges under the Packers & Stockyard Act, the government leaves itself open for a charge of selective prosecution and subsequent reversal on appeal. Yes, it is technically a crime, but it could be seen as overeaching and the chances are great that it will backfire. VERY BAD MOVE. I am an attorney. You try cases to win the case. You do not look to set precedents unless you have to.

Wyatt Burp said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyatt_Earp

Remember that west of the Mississippi we used to hang cattle thieves!

Rubashkin would be getting off easy with a little prison time.

Politically incorrect said...

It would be refreshing if Shmarya actually had a single clue about anything he writes.

He is trying to spin YU publishing with Koren as a counter-snub at Charedi Artscroll.

Artscroll cites the Rav extensively in the Stone edition of the chumash and already distributes the K'hal publishing Masores Harav machzor on rosh hashana and yom kippur

THEY ARE ALSO PRINTING THE NEW RCA SIDDUR (VERY VERY MO BY RABBI BILLET) WHICH IS FORTHCOMING.

If anything there were Charedi shuls with connections to Philly & Agudah that refused to use the first edition of Stone because of high praise for Norman Lamm in the intro.

UOJ Express said...

Guy Ronen • Ynet

A year and a half after fleeing Israel, faux rabbi Elior Chen will land at Ben-Gurion Airport on Wednesday afternoon. Chen, who is suspected of ordering his followers to abuse toddlers and children, boarded a flight Israel on Tuesday night after being turned over to Israel Police representatives in Brazil.

The State Prosecutor's Office is already preparing a harsh indictment against him.

About two weeks ago, Ynet revealed the upcoming extradition process. Chen, who was arrested in Brazil in June 2008, boarded a direct 14-hour El Al flight from San Paolo to Tel Aviv, together with the Israeli policemen sent to Brazil. He was to be guarded throughout the flight by a Brazilian police officer as well.

Ynet has learned that Chen was put on the plane before all other passengers, accompanied by an Israeli detective. At a certain stage, he began ranting and screaming that the extradition was illegal, forcing local policemen to forcefully sit him down in the plane's economy class cabin.

Upon landing in Israel, he will be transferred in a squad car to the police station in Jerusalem's Russian Compound, where he will be questioned. He will later be brought before the Magistrate's Court for a remand hearing.

The Jerusalem Prosecutor's Office is ready for his arrival, and is already preparing an indictment following the police interrogation. Prosecution officials have said that the evidence against Chen is solid, and that even if he remains silent during the interrogation, there is sufficient evidence to file charges against him and even to convict him.

According to prosecution sources, they have testimonies from two of the children who spoke against Chen, as well as their mother who framed the faux rabbi in her police interrogation.

The woman is expected to testify against him as part of a plea bargain she signed, which states that she will be sentenced to five years in prison for abusing her children

steve said...

Just as it is clear that some self-hating or anti-frum Jews are only using the issue to attack the frum

Clear to you maybe. We don't know what anyone's motives are, but we welcome their help and support. I cannot see any of the aformentioned advocates doing any damage to the frum community. We in the frum community need to be more secure in our beliefs and our bitachon and not worry about these "forces". I have the same attitude in regards to Shmarya and others that have been accused of being "self-hating". Let these people sort out their own issues and pray that one day they will once again appreciate the beauty of our religion. Their judgment has obviously been clouded by the scandals and corruption that has been perpetrated by our so-called leaders. These mis-leaders are the cause of OTD's in our community, not these so-called "self-haters".

Free lunch for Shmarya and his favorite people said...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After weeks of political haggling, the Senate agreed Tuesday to take up legislation that would give people running out of unemployment insurance benefits up to 20 more weeks of federal aid.

The states normally provide 26 weeks of unemployment benefits, with payments of about $300 a week. Since the beginning of the recession, the federal government has chipped in with added help, and the jobless in those states hardest hit by the economic downturn are now entitled to up to 79 weeks.

UOJ gets results said...

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday revoked the licenses of two Northwest Airlines pilots who flew 150 miles beyond their destination last week when they were distracted by a cockpit discussion of airline policy.

The F.A.A. took unusually swift action against the two pilots, Capt. Timothy B. Cheney and First Officer Richard I. Cole.

In its emergency order revoking the licenses, the F.A.A. said the crew had been out of radio contact for 91 minutes and flown 150 miles past the intended destination. The agency cited “failing to comply with air traffic control instructions and clearances and operating carelessly and recklessly.”

The order said: “You operated Northwest 188 in a reckless manner that endangered the lives and property of others. You engaged in conduct that put your passengers and your crew in serious jeopardy. You have demonstrated your lack of regard for or inability to adhere to your responsibilities to exercise the highest standard of care, judgment, skill and responsibility.”

Yudi Kolko said...

That's an interesante alibi that the pilots had, shmuzing veggen airline regulations.

Maybe they were gay and getting it on in the cockpit. That was my first guess as to what happened.

Troppenstein's monster said...

What's David Willig doing here? I thought he only hangs out on Failed Messiah with the rest of the UTJ and Conservative to get a geshmak out of Shmarya's orthodox bashing.

Willig was together with Leib Tropper in Rav Scheinberg's shiur in Torah Or but became a Conservative rabbi.

Rubashkin truck driver said...

Informed, what do you expect?

Every putz and his uncle showed up in court to testify against Rubashkin. It was like the last episode of Seinfeld. "Attorney Bernie" Feldman, Joe Sarachek, meat distributors across the country, former employees and even that drey kop Loser Luzer Meyer from Beis Hatalmud who the judge threatened with contempt if he didn't fly out to South Dakota.

Bim Bam identity said...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-10-26/behind-the-swine-flu-emergency/?cid=hp:beastoriginalsC5

Behind the Swine Flu Emergency

by Kent Sepkowitz

October 26, 2009 | 1:30am

By declaring H1N1 a national emergency, Obama’s made it political—which is a shame, says infectious disease specialist Kent Sepkowitz. What we should really be talking about is how to get vaccinated for an even more deadly pandemic.

Joe Lieberman said...

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/10/somebody-buy-joe-lieberman-puppy.html

Somebody Buy Joe Lieberman a Puppy

by Nate Silver

Kill Switch said...

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/design/the-hunt-for-the-kill-switch/0

No wonder Margo staged the Shabbos "break in" at YTT. He was paranoid UOJ had bugged his computers and wanted them destroyed!

Anonymous said...

Passaic man guilty of child endangerment
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
BY JOHN PETRICK
The Record
STAFF WRITER

A 48-year-old Passaic man pleaded guilty in state court Monday to child endangerment after authorities say he exposed two young boys to pornography and liquor.

Mitchell Levinton of Lafayette Street faces five years in state prison when sentenced by state Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Falcone in Paterson on Jan. 21. Authorities say the victims, both 14 at the time of the 2006 incident, were helpers at a catering company where Levinton worked. The boys engaged in masturbatory acts in Levinton's presence, according to officials. Levinton ultimately and unsuccessfully tried to get the boys to perform oral sex on him by offering them money, authorities said.

Levinton is being held at the Passaic County Jail. His bail has been revoked pending sentencing, as he was already facing other charges when arrested.
Last December, Levinton pleaded guilty before Falcone to a charge of lewdness and was awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors had recommended parole supervision for life with the caveat that if he violated that sentence, he'd get an automatic year and a half in state prison.

That plea stemmed from his arrest in May 2008 on charges of criminal sexual contact with a 17-year-old developmentally disabled boy in Passaic. Levinton had been doing electrical contract work for the victim's family and befriended the boy, according to authorities, and ultimately exposed himself in front of the victim after inviting him to his Passaic home to watch a movie.

In 2001, Levinton was sentenced to 364 days in jail and was placed on lifetime probation after being convicted of criminal sexual contact in Atlantic City. In that case, the victim was an adult.
E-mail: petrick@northjersey.com
A 48-year-old Passaic man pleaded guilty in state court Monday to child endangerment after authorities say he exposed two young boys to pornography and liquor.

Mitchell Levinton of Lafayette Street faces five years in state prison when sentenced by state Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Falcone in Paterson on Jan. 21. Authorities say the victims, both 14 at the time of the 2006 incident, were helpers at a catering company where Levinton worked. The boys engaged in masturbatory acts in Levinton's presence, according to officials. Levinton ultimately and unsuccessfully tried to get the boys to perform oral sex on him by offering them money, authorities said.

Levinton is being held at the Passaic County Jail. His bail has been revoked pending sentencing, as he was already facing other charges when arrested.

Last December, Levinton pleaded guilty before Falcone to a charge of lewdness and was awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors had recommended parole supervision for life with the caveat that if he violated that sentence, he'd get an automatic year and a half in state prison.

That plea stemmed from his arrest in May 2008 on charges of criminal sexual contact with a 17-year-old developmentally disabled boy in Passaic. Levinton had been doing electrical contract work for the victim's family and befriended the boy, according to authorities, and ultimately exposed himself in front of the victim after inviting him to his Passaic home to watch a movie.

In 2001, Levinton was sentenced to 364 days in jail and was placed on lifetime probation after being convicted of criminal sexual contact in Atlantic City. In that case, the victim was an adult.

E-mail: petrick@northjersey.com

YNET said...

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3796548,00.html


Harsh Indictment Awaits Abusive Rabbi

The world's smallest violin said...

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,26271801-2682,00.html

AN Adelaide rabbi has been humiliated by being charged with trying to fraudulently receive state and commonwealth grants, his lawyer says.

Rabbi Yossi Engel and his wife Chana each face 39 charges of dishonest dealings with documents.

The rabbi and his wife are accused of creating a Jewish education facility in Adelaide in order to receive $50,000 in state and commonwealth grants.

Rabbi Engel's lawyer, Ron Bellman, told the Adelaide Magistrates Court today told the charges had been traumatic for his client.

"This case has been in gestation for three years. My client is a rabbi and, basically, has been humiliated," Mr Bellman told the court.

"The position my client is facing is quite horrendous because he can't even get on with his life."

Anonymous said...

By Aron Heller, Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM — When the popular former manager of Israel's most famous basketball team killed himself last week, it seemed like a sad tale of a heartbroken man who couldn't adjust to life after sports. Now it appears there's more to the story.
Authorities suspect Moni Fanan was running a multimillion dollar investment scheme for some of Israel's top sports figures, and that he was deep in debt. The scandal has overshadowed the opening of Israel's basketball season this week and tarnished Maccabi Tel Aviv, the most successful team in the country's history.

Huge losses, estimated at more than $20 million, are now believed to have driven Fanan to hang himself in his Tel Aviv apartment last week.

Top players are believed to have lost millions of dollars in shady investments, tax authorities have raided Maccabi's offices, and there are even suspicions that referees in charge of Maccabi games had invested with Fanan.

Since Fanan's death, Israeli newspapers have reported that he ran a private banking network in which he invested large sums of money for his players, opposing coaches and league referees in return for promises of double-digit returns.

The Israeli media have given the story nonstop coverage, saying Fanan's murky financial dealings were well known among team officials. Most of the reports have cited players speaking anonymously, since many were invested with Fanan and could be charged with tax evasion for their earnings.

One former player, Doron Jamchi, broke the wall of silence over the weekend when he told Israel's Channel 2 TV that "everyone on the team knew."

Israeli tax authorities this week raided Maccabi's main office, confiscating boxes of documents. The team's former coach, Tzvika Sherf, and two ex-stars, Nadav Henefeld and Oded Katash, have been questioned. Tax Authority spokeswoman Idit Lev-Zerehia confirmed the agency is looking into possible tax evasion and money laundering.

The case has even found its way into parliament. Opposition lawmaker Yoel Hasson said he is working on creating a parliamentary committee to investigate allegations that referees had invested with Fanan -- which he said would undermine the integrity of sports in Israel.

"There is concern that financial interests have surpassed sporting interests," he said. "The reports cast a doubt over the purity of the officiating, the purity of the game, the purity of sport."

The league, concerned about the suspicions, has asked its referees to sign an affidavit saying they had not invested with Fanan and were not connected to the scandal.

Israeli newspapers have linked Fanan to Nick Levene, a Jewish derivatives trader in Britain who declared bankruptcy earlier this month and whose assets have been frozen by the High Court, according to British insolvency records.

Britain's Serious Fraud Office confirmed it has opened a criminal investigation against Levene, the former vice chairman of the Leyton Orient Football Club, who allegedly owes investors up to 200 million pounds, or about $328 million.

Fanan allegedly invested hefty sums with Levene. When Levene went bust, Fanan found himself in a similar situation, leaving some investors penniless, according to Israeli media reports. In an interview with the "Israel Hayom" newspaper from a secret location in England, Levene denied investing money for Fanan but confirmed that he did so for two other Israeli basketball team owners.

Robert Schwartz said...

http://communitypress.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20091025/NEWS0107/910260323/Estate+of++Miss+Beverly+Hills++in+court

After her death at 93 in 2005, Beverly Hersh's $13 million estate became the focus of several legal battles that will culminate in January. Her family friend and longtime legal adviser, Cincinnati attorney Robert Schwartz, faces a decades-long prison term after admitting to mail fraud and filing false income tax statements involving her estate.

Hersh planned for much of her estate to support Hadassah, the country's largest women's Jewish charity. Little of it did.

Schwartz admitted to federal prosecutors he gave Hadassah less than 10 percent of what Hersh's will stated.

In federal court documents, he admitted he gave away almost all of Hersh's estate - including $9 million he gave himself, his family, associates, employees and friends - while giving "less than $50,000 to recognized charities," court documents note.

He also admitted he paid himself from her estate at least $500,000 for administering her estate and lied about that and other income. The government contends Schwartz under-reported his income by $3.5 million from 2002-07.

Shmarya groupie said...

http://hudsonreporter.com/pages/full_story/push?article-HOBOKEN+BRIEFS-10-25-09-%20&id=4123167-HOBOKEN+BRIEFS-10-25-09-&instance=secondary_stories_left_column

Westboro Baptist Church is planning protests throughout New Jersey on Oct. 27 and 28, including in Secaucus, Hoboken, and Jersey City.

They say they are going to stop at Hoboken’s City Hall on Oct. 27 at 4:45 p.m. to raise awareness about the arrests of 44 political and religious leaders in July. They then plan to protest outside the United Synagogue of Hoboken at 7 p.m., calling it a “Synagogue of Satan.”

The synagogue had no connection with the corruption sting, but the group creating an association based on the fact that others arrested were of Jewish faith.

Facebook said...

A predator on the Sex Offenders' Register killed a 17-year-old girl he met and groomed on Facebook after luring her to a secret meeting.

The 32-year-old posed as a 16-year-old boy to befriend Ashleigh Hall on the social networking site.
But within hours of their first meeting, the teenager was dead.
The man is said to have bound and gagged her, and thrown her into the back of his car. Hours later he dumped her body in a ditch by a country lane.

The suspect, who was questioned by detectives last night, was picked up by traffic police on suspicion of committing driving offences.
Ashleigh's body was later found in a field.

The killing raises serious questions over how effectively the known sex offender was being monitored.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1223270/Girl-17-dead-farm-track-meeting-man-internet.html#ixzz0VDSricLt

UOJ GETS RESULTS! said...

JERUSALEM — Israeli police say they have arrested a convicted American pedophile who had fled the US.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says police detectives, working on a tip from Interpol, arrested Donald Edward Nelson late Monday in a hostel in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Hadad said Wednesday that Nelson, 59, was convicted last year in a California court on 52 counts of sexual abuse of minors and sentenced to 110 years in prison.

She added that Nelson fled the United States to avoid being jailed and was hiding out in Jerusalem. She said he would be deported in the coming days.

The U.S. Embassy had no further details on the case.

Shelly Silver said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/opinion/28wed1.html?hp

Legislators in Albany are considered to be part-time workers. They are allowed to hold second jobs, including as lawyers and political consultants, although many of the more diligent ones do not have outside jobs.

OUTSIDE INCOME IS BARELY MONITORED The Legislative Ethics Commission is a feeble operation created by the Legislature to oversee itself — very gently. Its deliberations are secret and the outcome is almost never made public. Its reporting rules on outside income are shockingly weak.

Lawmakers are required to list that income only within broad ranges (Category F is $250,000 or more, for example) on documents that are edited before the public sees them. Those who work as lawyers are told not to list clients. That exemption serves many lawmakers well, including New York’s most powerful lawmaker/lawyer: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. He works for Weitz & Luxenberg, one of New York City’s largest personal injury law firms, which has strong connections to the influential New York Trial Lawyers Association.

We are not suggesting that Mr. Silver has done anything illegal. But without robust disclosure requirements, it is impossible for the public to know whether a lawmaker is maintaining an unbreachable wall between his or her private practice and public service.

Even the vague numbers for income from outside business that are reported are whited-out before the form is given to the public. In the case of Mr. Seminerio, it took federal prosecutors to discover that officials at one hospital had paid him at least $300,000 over the years. This hospital had secured more than $100 million in state financing and other benefits from state taxpayers.

If the Legislature required its members to reveal more about income and clients and to make that information public, the Seminerio caper would have raised questions, even in Albany.

ETHICS COMMISSION IS AN INSIDE JOKE Even members of the ethically challenged Legislature know that their ethics commission is looking the other way. When Senator Hiram Monserrate was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend, the voters’ outrage was so high that Senator John Sampson, the Democratic conference leader, decided to bypass the commission. He established a public ad hoc group of senators to decide Mr. Monserrate’s fate.

We hope that it will have the focus, muscle and gumption to call for kicking Mr. Monserrate out of the Legislature — and that the Senate will agree. Meanwhile, Mr. Monserrate has been raising money to pay his attorneys’ fees and seems to have no plans to make his contributors public. He should be required to do so. The only word for this secrecy is outrageous.

At some point, New Yorkers have to ask themselves whether they want lawmakers with outside jobs. But there is a lot that needs to be fixed right now, including limits on whose money legislators can accept and rigorous public reporting requirements for all outside income.

The corruption in Albany has to end.

Obama squandering your tax dollars said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/business/economy/28leonhardt.html?hp

October 28, 2009

ECONOMIC (OB)SCENE
A Drop in the Wrong Bucket

By DAVID LEONHARDT

British Agudah Fresser said...

http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/21247/scandal-hit-%EF%AC%81nancier-nicholas-levene-fraud-probe

Nick Levene who is the British connection in the Israeli ponzi scheme is a supporter of Chabad. It's a wonder why that miserable old chap Shmarya hasn't picked up on this.

The Sunday Mail adds that Levene went into hiding after he was threatened by mafia who lost money with him.

Leopold Margulies said...

http://www.cityam.com/lifestyle/books/ldhdubbguz.html

The fraud of the century was all not about greed, says a new book, but a man proving that he had power

Zoe Strimpel

THE BELIEVERS
BY ADAM LEBOR
Orion

Budapest-based journalist Adam LeBor’s book about the world’s greatest fraudster Bernard Madoff.

He argues that Madoff, who defrauded what LeBor calls the “Jewish institution”, was motivated by a desire to avenge his “shtarker” roots against the “yekkes” – that is, the rough, Yiddish-speaking Eastern European immigrant Jews he descended from, against the refined, proudly assimilated German Jewish establishment that had already set up the likes of Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers. His forebears lived in their very own stateside shtetl on Lower East Side, among gangsters that used physical violence and bribes to rule their roost. LeBor calls Madoff a modern “shtarker”, or gangster, who used technology, charm and brilliant social connections to rule and, ultimately, destroy. His motivation was deep and determined – the result speaks for itself.

Yudi Kolko said...

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3796682,00.html

Orthodox Settler Rescues Gay Palestinian

What about Margo stealing from Torah Vodaas? said...

http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202434985019

What's the cost of not showing up to court? For PepsiCo Inc., it's a $1.26 billion default judgment. A Wisconsin state court socked the company with the monster award in a case alleging that PepsiCo stole the idea to bottle and sell purified water from two Wisconsin men.

Now the company is scrambling to salvage the situation. The damages award was handed down on Sept. 30. PepsiCo filed motions to vacate the order and dismiss the claims on Oct. 13, saying it wasn't even aware of the lawsuit until Oct. 6.

George Weinberger said...

I work as a consultant to Siemens.

http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202434970012

Siemens Fights to Recover From Bribery Scandal

Laurie Schneider said...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/li_biz_gal_ponzi_princess_MPhBa5Ni6N3fnTJr1zmAsL

The owner of a Long Island janitorial-supply company -- under investigation for cleaning out scores of investors -- is known as a "Ponzi princess" for pulling off a scheme that destroyed families while she lived the good life, sources said.

The US Bankruptcy Court trustee in the case, lawyer Kenneth Barnard, estimates the alleged fraud by businesswoman Laurie Schneider has hit as many as 50 victims and losses may rise to $30 million.

"Madoff is the king. She is like a little Ponzi princess," said one distraught victim, who says he lost $200,000. "And no one has done anything about it."

Several companies operated by Schneider, 35, of Oceanside, LI, have been forced into bankruptcy, but she maintains her waterfront home, Barnard said.

Court papers claim the scam involved fake investments and flipping real estate that was never purchased.

The papers show that investors gave money that Schneider told them would buy janitorial supplies, but they think she pocketed some of their cash.

Several alleged victims confirmed they had been interviewed by federal investigators, but the feds have declined to confirm or deny an investigation into Schneider, who has no criminal record.

Moshe Bursztyn said...

http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-post.html

moshe and kayla bursztyn 686 park avenue lakewood nj nephew of gavriel finkel had another frum yid in lakewood arrested causing this yid thousands of dollars in fines when burstyn was summoned to bais din bais yosef and mechon lehorah they threatened bais din that they will sue bais din bais yosef and mechon lehroah for millions of dollars avrohm gutman and gavriel finkel cover for them they even got him a job at fellow dayan binyomin shulgassers yeshiva when no other yeshiva would hire him being that he is a lo tzayis ldinah

42 Broadway said...

Anyone who friends UOJ on Facebook should have his children barred from yeshivos.

Archie Bunker said...

Eric Adams also heads the pathetic group called "100 Blacks in Law Enforcement"

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2009/10/rubashkin_trial.php

Rubashkin money is spread all over Crown Heights, from schools to soup kitchens, and the family has been instrumental in drumming up support for politicians within the community. (State Senator Eric Adams drove all the way to Philadelphia to show up at the trial of Sholoms brother Moshe last year. Moshe was convicted of illegally storing toxic waste, and is currently incarcerated in a federal prison in New York). And while the factory's poor environmental and immigration record caused Jews across the country to question the very meaning of eating kosher meat, Crown Heights closed ranks in support of the Rubashkins.

Here are some highlights from the trial this week:

• A worker testified that Sholom Rubashkin seemed antsy on the day of his arrest. Rubashkin's defense lawyers countered that, for Sholom, hyper is normal.

We have to agree with him here; both Rubashkin brothers are noticeably excitable and hyper, especially when they talk about Judaism. (You can read an interesting profile of this aspect of Sholom in journalist Stephen Bloom's book, Postville, which is about the relationship between the ultra-orthodox Jews and the residents of the Lutheran town where they built the factory.) At his trial in Philadelphia, Moshe was very excitable. In testimony, he gave a long, meandering speech about the history of the Lubavitch.

• Another employee at the plant testified that, on the day of Sholom's arrest, he sent another employee to ask her whether she could alter prior invoices. This is a central issue in the trial, since prosecutors allege that Rubashkin directed employees to falsify sales records in a plot to mislead the plant's lender about declining finances, writes Grant Schulte of the Des Moines Register.

• "Everyone who knows him, knows him as a great man," said Eli Ezer Pinson, 21, who joined a 24-hour bus ride from Brooklyn to show his support. "People look up to him. He always made time for everyone." In USA Today, Shulte describes the scene at the trial: Rubashkin supporters pack the courtroom and defend him at every opportunity. Some gather outside to watch a live feed and repeat Hebrew psalms feverishly.

(When we watched Moshe Rubashkin's trial in Philadelphia, we witnessed a similar scene: People came from Crown Heights to Philly on a chartered bus to show their support. We specifically remember a woman praying to God that the judge would be confused.)

"UOJ" - "The Un-Orthodox Jew" said...

Go to R' Yudel's site and talk about your experiences at any bais din:

http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-post.html

Tropper/sons is Troubled said...

TropWatch unveils a trail of Tropper nepotism, Chaim Ozer and Mendel Tropper open a yeshiva in LA, obviously with Tropper's backing and Tom Kaplan's MONEY:

"TropWatch said...Does anyone know if Leib Tropper's son Chaim Ozer is the Chaim Tropper who runs a yeshiva in LA touting 75% less tuition fee than the competition? (How could they do that unless they have a Kaplan type benefactor?)"

The answer seems to be very simple by doing a small Google search and here's the result from Tropper's own Horizons newsletter self-adulation propaganda machine:

"HAKOL Newsletter from Kol Yaakov/Horizons. Fall 2004. Vol. 2:1:Tishrei 5765: Mazel Tov: Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Ozer Tropper and Rabbi & Rebbitzen Leib Tropper on the birth of their first son/grandson"

So there you have it and it answers your questions that for sure their Kaplan money funnel gets piped all the way over to L.A. and it's a typical Tropper tactic that what popularity won't buy you, money will, and just like Tropper came up with his scheme to sponsor and pay rabbis to come to EJF conventions and pay for the full creature comforts of gentiles with Jewish partners to come to EJf retreats and enjoy free weekends and all the goodies to lure the gentile to become EJF converts, it is peanuts and small potatoes to gave relative pocket money to Chaim Ozerl AND Mendelle Tropper, eeven if they are from the first wife number one from the Margolin family who was scorned and humilaited, but to run a yeshiva and pay the bulk of students' tuitions still runs into hunddreds of thousands if not a couple of million dollars a year, that is obviously being backed to the hilt by pappy Tropper who runs around the world like a celebrity and his rich sponsors Tom and Daphne Recanati Kaplan.

Only one hit on Google for "Chaim Ozer Tropper" but more for "Chaim Tropper" as TropWatch also says:

"There is also a Chaim Tropper on the AJOP payroll.

And there is a Chaim Tropper who gave the shidduchim crisis workshop at the Agudah Fresser Convention. People were upset that Tropper was throwing around a percentage of people "who will never get married". He answered the complaints by blaming it on R' Kalman Epstein who he claimed told him to speak in alarmist fashion."

So it's him, he doesn't use the name "Chaim Ozer" like at home with dad, but cuts it down to "Chaim" as seen in a couple of posts, one from AJOP's own site that confirms that Chaim Tropper IS from Los Angeles.

Now there is also Mendel Tropper who is in the game as well as he plugs his brother's new yeshiva on someone's blog: Public Service Annoucement: Affordable Los Angeles Yeshiva Alternative September 02, 2009 and a few other places.

Evidently Chaim Ozer has inherited his father's frenetic speaking style and he dives into speaking about "wshidduchim" in the kiruv world that is just another code word and excuse for laaunching into discussions about sex, a very dangerous and delicate topic that can reveal more about the teacher than shed light or help any of the students, as Tropper's own life history has clearly shown.

Archie Bunker said...

Shmarya is attacking as "biased" a study that shows kids with Birthright Israel marrying other Jews.

Gee Shmarya, maybe you are biased out of hatred since you have never gotten married period and your preference in any case seems to be for melanin endowed women who are not Jewish.

Rav Eidensohn exposes Gerrorists said...

http://daattorah.blogspot.com/2009/10/npr-abuse-scandal-plagues-chasidic-jews.html?showComment=1256743678802#c2957711028813507985

I think you are incredibly naive. Last night I had a long talk with a Gerrer Rosh Kollel who was explaining to me the high degree of discipline in Ger and how the Gerrer Rebbe's pronouncements control many areas of daily life . It is ludicrous to think that Mondrowitz is still in Israel without the knowledge or awareness and active defense of the Gerrer Rebbe.

Hmmm said...

I wonder if Chaim Tropper is falsely saying things in the name of R' Kalman just like Leib does in name of several gedolim.

But are you certain that Chaim and Mendel are the sons of Leib?

"UOJ" - "The Un-Orthodox Jew" said...

After 13 months of working with the Secret Service on uncovering a string of gasoline stations throughout Michigan and Ohio -- using the stations and "auto repair shops" as fronts for laundering money to their cohorts in the Middle East; they would be very "grateful" if Jewish folk did NOT use "racially tinged" language in their comments on Jewish owned web sites.

I urge one and all to heed the advice of the Secret Service.

UOJ

AP said...

N.Y. man charged in Ponzi-like adoption scam

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a New York attorney with victimizing 13 couples in a multistate, Ponzi-like adoption scam.

Kevin Cohen of Roslyn was arraigned Wednesday on an indictment accusing him of grand larceny and other charges.

Nassau County prosecutors say Cohen promised couples from New York, Georgia, Ohio, Texas and Florida that he could arrange adoptions. In reality, the babies never existed.

They have likened the case to a Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors claim Cohen partially refunded some disappointed couples with proceeds he collected from subsequent couples. He is suspected of scamming at least $300,000.

Cohen is being held on $500,000 bail, which defense attorney Matin Emouna says Cohen can't post. Emouna declined to comment on the specific allegations.

Lamdan said...

Ah! Zet men yetzt az mir darfen redden "arum fun inyan", demolt der "Basaysser-niks" vellen nisht farshtayen.

Roslyn, Long Island said...

The Kevin Cohen story was mentioned here before. His lawyer Matin Emounah is a Sefardi who is the top criminal lawyer in Nassau.

Tropper/sons is Troubled said...

Tropper and sons open a yeshiva in LA,.

Is it good for the Jews and what's cooking?

By now it's well known that Tropper does everything within a long term strategy. In his mind all the pieces around him have to fit as if he were playing on a huge global chess board with umpteen pieces. He plays on an side of the board, even under it. In other words he loves to play god. So now it has been found that he has at least two sons setting up a yeshiva high school in Los Angeles from September 2009. What is this all about?

Why couldn't he get his sons jobs with batei din or with EJF type work? The answer may be that in the last year EJF and Tropper suffered a severe blow which is still playing itself out.

Tropper lost the allegiance and more importantly the huge money potential of a billionaire BT disciple and backer Guma Aguiar and his wife Jamie. Tropper claims the fall-out was over Jamie refusing to submit to Tropper's demands for an EJF conversion but it goes far deeper than that. The bottom line is that Guma rebelled and threw off the yoke that Tropper tried to impose on him as Tropper has done on hundreds of gullible BT's over an almost 35 year career turning good kids into mindless zombies.

In addition Tropper must now face the PR disaster of legal battles in courts and dinei Torah in Beth Dins in Israel and America with Guma Aguiar and with that many damaging revelations in the media as Guma is filled with anger at Tropper and cannot talk and reveal enough of the misdeeds.

Tropper had turned his attention to turning naive GENTILES into his acolytes and zombies through EJF conversions, a very dangerous turn, but here too Tropper ran into serious and stiff opposition mainly from an enexpected source that does not usually involve itself in matters in far off America, from none other than the Beth Din of the Eidah Chareidit and with the well-mannered and English-speaking Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch a great scholar not fooled by Tropper's zig-zagging and lack of solid rabbinical backing for his dangerous EJF scheme.

So, in the past year, to create cover for himself and to do damage control by burnishing his credibility, Tropper returned to his old stalking grounds the boring old world of Jewish outreach-kiruv, he is taken with a grain of salt in the outreach world as an eccentric oddity with a bull-horn voice box and inflated ego unlike the dayanim of Beth Dins who quiver at his arrival as if he were a literal Torquamada.

Using financial largesse from his sole remaining king-size financial backer Tom Kaplan, Tropper has ingratiated himself with a few needy-for-funds-because-they-have-big-payrolls-and-staffs outreach organizations willing to co-opt themselves like Gateways and his old enemies the Ohr Somayach leaders in Jerusalem. Tropper has swalllowed his pride and gone back to them, like a dog that returns to its vomit, simply because he needs the cover of their good, or better than his, names at a time when he is under siege on a few fronts, especially the legal cases and Beth Din din Torah's coming up.

Now, in almost all probability, as part of that push to cover up his own faltering image, he has pushed his own sons, from the wife he shunned and divorced yet, returning in a way like he is also doing to Ohr Somayach his old enemies, into yet another conventional field, not related to EJF and work with gentiles, by creating a yeshiva high school Yeshivas Ohen Shalom in Los Angeles headed by his sons Chaim and Mendel Tropper.

"UOJ" - "The Un-Orthodox Jew" said...

Ah! Zet men yetzt az mir darfen redden "arum fun inyan", demolt der "Basaysser-niks" vellen nisht farshtayen..

***

"Zei" farshtayen gantz gut in yeden shprach!

Picture of Chaim Tropper? said...

http://yeshivasohevshalom.com/RH%20Card.jpg

Maybe the guy with the trimmed beard?

Lamdan said...

"Zei" zeinen fun unzerra odder zei hobben gelernt der mama lashon keday tzu meragel zein?

Rubashkin cousin said...

http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docView.asp?did=1000504906&fid=1124

Boymelgreen faces eviction from Brooklyn HQ - report

"Crain's": Boymelgreen has not paid rent, and faces a slew of lawsuits while many projects are stalled.

Ariel Rosenberg

13 Oct 09

Tropper/sons is Troubled said...

Chaim and Mendel Tropper show that the apple has not fallen far from the tree.

They pay a fortune to lure students to come to them. From the first flow of information it seems that the secular studies department will be weak and it will therefore stand little chance of surviving in far-off LA which is not Lakewood or Monsey where Charedi parenets don't care about their kids secular education. But in the meantime it creates a nice vibe and distraction as Tropper can both funnel funds to his own sons and make sure that he gets maximum benefit from the Kaplan millions, or maybe this is where he is putting the millions that Guma Aguiar wants to know where they went missing to.

Their website yeshivasohevshalom.com is still selling esrogim at this time, but it mainly tries to teel viewers to go to its Twitter and facebook pages. How quaint. But on some blog they push harder, and from the comments and discussions it's interesting to see how they are trtying to do a snow job on yet another gullibel co-hort that Tropper has not yet fully exploited the naive teenager market.

In their own words on a blog called "Orthonomics", "A blog dedicated to examining the economic and auxilary issues in the Orthodox community" sounds odd, but here goes:

"Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Public Service Annoucement: Affordable Los Angeles Yeshiva Alternative

There is a fantastic new Yeshiva high school program – Yeshivas Ohev Shalom – that is opening up for this fall (starting Sept. 8). It is being run by my brother Rabbi Chaim Tropper (former menahel and rebbe at Yeshivas Ner Aryeh in the Valley), and Rabbi Rachmiel Steinberg who taught at Yavneh for many years and who is well known throughout LA as a rebbe and a top secular teacher (currently a candidate to receive his doctorate in education).

The Yeshiva will have a fully structured limudei kodesh morning program, starting with Shacharis at 8 AM. The afternoon secular program is going to be done as a "supervised home schooling program". Students will all be registered through a local charter school and will be taking an individually designed secular program custom made for each student. Rabbi Steinberg and other accredited teachers will be supervising the secular program, and will be available for one-on-one help for any student that needs it.

The goal of the Yeshiva is to make a real Yeshiva education affordable for every family. Full tuition this year is only $5,000> (75% lower than other L.A. high schools), and scholarships are available. This is a perfect solution for home schooling families looking for a limudei kodesh program for their boys. For families that want to continue secular studies at home, they can attend the limudei kodesh in the morning and then go home for secular studies. It is also a wonderful option for the many families that have been considering the possibility of home schooling but were not practically able to do it since both parents work.

The Yeshiva already has 11 boys registered and will be opening with boys in every grade, 9-12. It is centrally located at Congregation Ohev Shalom, 525 S. Fairfax. Free carpool from the Valley is also available.

Please spread the word. More info is available at our website Yeshivas Ohev Shaloms. Rabbi Chaim Tropper can be reached directly at (818) 461-4312 and is happy to meet with any interested families.

A poster with more info as well as the calendar for the 2009-2010 school year will be posted shortly.

Mendel Tropper"

Make of it what you will. It is another chapter in the Tropper drama.

Bibliophile said...

http://www.rense.com/general2/ark.htm

Mendel Tropper and Rachmiel Steinberg are perhaps best known for their claim to have discovered a sefer from early 1600s Amsterdam genizah called Emek Hamelech that they say contains missing perakim of Shas.

There may be a problem with this. The Achronim in the late 1600s cite a story from the version of Emek Hamelech available then - a story that is remarkable and which at least one rov has been saying he believes is mezuyef.

Is this the same version that Tropper has discovered? Is the entire sefer mezuyef or just parts of it?

I can tell you I would be highly suspicious of anyone related to Leib Tropper who claims to find chesronos Hashas, or anything for that matter, that no one else has seen before.

Judge Hecht said...

Guilty! Tacoma Judge Could Face Prison Time For Soliciting Prostitution

Q13 FOX Seattle Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:19 AM

Q13 FOX News has just learned that a Tacoma judge has been found guilty for prostitution and felony harassment. Judge Michael Hecht may face prison time.

Chicago Department of Revenue said...

Finally a division head listened. The delusional Jews from Chicago always bragged about being "special assets". Interesting name, don't ya think? Let's see!!!



__________________________________

Chicago and Cook County residents aren’t the only ones about to get shocking tax news; the city is debuting a “tax whistle-blower” plan that could turn neighbor against neighbor in Chicago’s business community.

The folks at city hall will pay cash bounties to informants who turn in business tax cheats around the city. The reward would amount to some sort of percentage of the tax money that the city recovers.

“It’s just another way of bringing people into compliance,” Revenue Department spokesman Ed Walsh told the Sun-Times.

“It would probably be … a business knowing that a competitor is not remitting a tax. Typically, you need to provide some type of incentive.”

Tov Dov said...

I used to give part of my maaser to yad eliezer. After I started to get emails from Suri Tropper the director of Yad Eliezer I stopped giving money to them.

She just can go to her mishpocho (Leib Tropper) and gets money from him.

There are charities with no connections to rich guys and they need funding as well