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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Yeshiva Torah Vodaath Versus Lipa Margulies!

.... During the tenure and under the direction of the Rosh Hayeshiva - Rav Yaakov Kaminetzky ztvk"l:

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Rabbi Malkiel Kotler & Lipa Margulies




Lipa Margulies left the employ of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath's office in 1956, where he had access to Torah Vodaath's donor list and all its proprietary information. He took the Yeshiva's name, raised money for his own enterprise under the guise of YTV; and it took R' Yaakov Kaminetzky 10 years to finally get Margulies to agree to come to Bais Din. The deed to 150 Ocean Parkway (Margulies' original child rape address) was held in Trust until Bais Din would render its ruling or "if the parties came to an agreement".

The agreement under R' Yaakov's stewardship of YTV, was that Lipa Margulies and all his "entities", would be subject to an audit by an agreed upon accounting firm, to ascertain that no money raised by Margulies, came from YTV's donor pool (as Margulies claimed).

It took another 11 years for this matter to be "resolved", all the while Margulies was still calling his "Hot KOLKO Club", "Yeshiva Torah Vodaath of Flatbush".

... And the Jewish community would do nothing about it, and trusted this miscreant with providing a "Jewish education" to its children, as well as securing their emotional and physical safety!

How, and under what circumstances was this matter resolved? Stay tuned for Part Two!

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86 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do BTs from all over the country (even not from Kol Yaakov) come to view Chaim Berlin's Schechter as their guru?

Many of them are in contact with him. Schechter, who takes their phone calls to offer his advice on wide-ranging matters, is telling them that Tropper is innocent and should be reinstated as "rosh yeshiva".

Bim Bam identity said...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/15/taxpayers-foot-state-departments-stiff-liquor-bill/

Months after President Obama urged federal agencies last year to cut wasteful spending, the U.S. Department of State paid $3,814 to fill an order of Jack Daniel's whiskey for gratuities at one of its many overseas embassies.

The booze buy wasn't unusual.

Last year alone, the State Department sent taxpayers tabs totaling nearly $300,000 for alcoholic beverages--about twice as much compared to the previous year, according to an analysis of spending records by The Washington Times.

The purchases, small and large, included $2,483 to pay for "assorted spirits for gratuities to vendors" at the U.S. mission to the United Nations in New York, and $9,501 in "Christmas gratuities" of whiskey and wine at the U.S. Embassy in South Korea.

Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran’s steady progress toward nuclear capability, according to government officials familiar with the document.

Shea Fishman said...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/04/15/world/europe/airport-closings-graphic.html

Moetzes Resign! said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/world/europe/18pope.html?hp

VALLETTA, Malta — In spite of the cloud of volcanic ash drifting south from Iceland, Pope Benedict XVI arrived in this Catholic nation on Saturday evening in his first foreign trip since a sexual abuse crisis began engulfing the Roman Catholic Church.

Just as the visit began, the Vatican faced new queries on the pedophilia scandal, this time prompted by newspaper reports about a cardinal who made headlines last week for having written a supportive letter in 2001 to a French bishop who was given a three-year suspended sentence for not handing over a pedophile priest to authorities. On Friday, the cardinal, Darío Castrillón Hoyos, said at a conference in Spain that he wrote to the French bishop after getting approval from Pope John Paul II, Spanish media reported.

At a news conference in Malta after Benedict arrived, the Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, declined to respond to the substance of the cardinal’s statement, one of the first by a top Vatican official to cast a shadow over the papacy of John Paul.

The Vatican has left open the possibility, however, that Benedict would meet on with a group of Maltese men who said they were abused when they were children at an orphanage.

The 10 men, who have filed a criminal complaint against the priests they say abused them , have asked to meet with Benedict. Father Lombardi said last week that while he could not rule out such a meeting, it would have to take place away from “media pressure.”

Satmar Peasant said...

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/04/where-the-religion-meets-the-road/39001/

"I know Hasidic guys who call themselves atheists and worship Richard Dawkins," he said. "I've gone to hipster parties where some guy walks in wearing a shtreimel"--a traditional fur hat roughly the diameter of a bicycle wheel--"and puts it on the head of some hot girl. People try to create barriers, but there are no walls here."

Anonymous said...

wow it was worth the wait. hopefully the next part comes soon. someone should open a yeshiva torah temimah of boro park and yeshiva torah temimah of lakewood as non jewish schools to dilute the brand name

UOJ gets results said...

Judge Richard Goldstone, author of the Goldstone report on Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, is effectively being barred from attending his grandson’s barmitzvah, due to be held in Johannesburg early next month.

Following negotiations between the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) and the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue in Sandton, the Johannesburg suburb where the event is due to take place, an agreement was reached with the family whereby Judge Goldstone would not attend the service.

The SAZF was “coming across most forcefully because we represent Israel”, said its chairman, Avrom Krengel. “We understand that there’s a barmitzvah boy involved — we’re very sensitive to the issues and at this stage there’s nothing further to say.”

He added that the SAZF had “interacted” on the matter with the South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, the local Beth Din and others.

Beth Din head Rabbi Moshe Kurtstag confirmed that the Beth Din had been involved in “private talks” on the issue, but had not been asked by the synagogue to give a ruling.

“There was very strong feeling in the shul, a lot of anger” at the idea of Judge Goldstone attending, he said. “I heard that the SAZF wanted to organise a protest outside the shul, all kinds of plans. But I think reason prevailed.”

The SAZF would not confirm whether they had been planning a protest.

Rabbi Kurtstag said he believed Judge Goldstone had done “a tremendous disservice not only to Israel but to the Jewish world. His name is used by hostile elements against Israel and this can increase antisemitic waves.

“I understand that he is a judge, but he should have had the sense to understand that whatever he said wouldn’t be good and he should have just recused himself. People have got feelings about it, they believe he put Israel in danger and they wouldn’t like him to be getting honour [in synagogue].”

The agreement between the family and the shul “was quite sensible to avert all this unpleasantness”.

Reached in Washington where he is currently based, Judge Goldstone, who was a constitutional court judge in South Africa until 2003, said: “After my family consulted with the Jewish community leaders in Johannesburg, I decided, in the interests of my grandson, not to attend the barmitzvah ceremony in the synagogue.”

Rabbi Zadok Suchard of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol had no comment.

(Father of Motty Suchard of Gateways)

Anonymous said...

http://www.thejc.com/news/israel-news/26598/chabad-excommunicates-rabbi

A new schism emerged last week in the Lubavitch movement in Israel following reports that one of the leaders of its “messianic” stream had stopped fasting on days marking the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Gedalya Axelrod, a leading Lubavitch rabbi in Haifa, published a letter last week saying that “according to halachah”, Rabbi Zimroni Tzik, who runs the Chabad House in Bat Yam, should be excommunicated.

Rabbi Tzik’s sin, according to Rabbi Axelrod, is that he does not observe the fast days commemorating the events leading up to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Rabbi Tzik is also accused of not observing other daily rituals of mourning for the lost Temple.

The Bat Yam Chabad House is one of the main centres of the messianic stream in Lubavitch and Rabbi Tzik and his followers are alleged to believe that the Messiah has already arrived and therefore the rituals of mourning are no longer necessary.

A similar group in Australia was also excommunicated two weeks ago by a senior Lubavitch rabbi in Melbourne.

In his letter, Rabbi Axelrod called upon the public not to attend a ceremony organised by Rabbi Tzik on Sunday in Tel Aviv. Despite his call, hundreds of Chasidim and dozens of rabbis attended.

Upper West Side said...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/strangle_suspect_went_for_stroll_DX88isr7pbCegk3MkA3sEN

An act of kindness by a Manhattan man suspected of strangling his estranged money manager wife is being eyed by authorities as particularly suspicious, The Post has learned.
Rod Covlin, 36, left their apartment building in the middle of the night — hours after he is suspected of killing Shele Danishefsky Covlin — but first stopped and offered to buy coffee for a doorman he routinely ignored, sources said yesterday.
Covlin’s actions at 4 a.m. last Dec. 31 "were inconsistent" with his past behavior at the Upper West Side building, a law-enforcement source said.

"He stopped and talked to the doorman and offered him coffee," the source said. "And the doorman said he never did that before."
Another source said Covlin — whose 47-year-old wife was found dead in her bathtub at 7 a.m. by their 9-year-old young daughter — previously "was very arrogant" to doormen.
"He never acknowledged them," that source said.
A third source, said the doormen later said that "the night [Shele died] he was roaming the lobby at 4 in the morning, he hadn’t changed his clothes in days, and he looked whacked."
At the time, the unemployed Covlin was living across the hall from Shele and their daughter and son, all of whom had an order of protection against him.
After the daughter found Shele in the bathroom, she went to get her dad and let him in the apartment.
Sources have told The Post that in the aftermath of Shele’s death, her purse and smart-phone went missing. Both contained her schedule for meetings with a lawyer to discuss removing Rod from her will.
Shele’s cause of death was originally ruled undetermined because her Orthodox Jewish family objected on religious grounds to an autopsy being performed.
Cops at the time said she apparently had fallen and fatally struck her head after a support bar in the tub gave way when she grabbed it.
But authorities also suspected that she had been murdered — as did Shele’s family.
Within weeks of her death, the Danishefsky family received a rabbinical exemption to allow an autopsy, and backed the Manhattan DA’s efforts to exhume her body.
The Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy on Shele’s body on March 3.
Last Thursday, the ME’s office told The Post that Shele’s death was found to be a homicide due to "neck compression."
Surrogate Court records show that Shele had already obtained a "get" — a Jewish religious divorce — from Rod before she was murdered.

"Rod is unemployed, and has not been gainfully employed for some time . . . he gambles regularly, participating (but not generally profiting from) backgammon tournaments."

Malach HaMovies said...

UOJ,

Was R' AAron Kotler involved with resolving any of this ?

Avi Weiss said...

http://riverdalepress.com/full.php?sid=11923&current_edition=2010-04-01

Rabbi Weiss has been scorned before — for inviting a gospel choir to his temple in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday or for including non-Orthodox rabbis in services.

Poor Shmarya said...

http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/1171692/jewish/Minnesota-Gov-Proclaims-Education-Day.htm

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, fourth from left, proclaimed March 26 to be Education and Sharing Day in honor of the 108th anniversary of the Rebbe’s birth. Joining him for the occasion were Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries from across the state. (Photos: Paul Udstrand)

Anonymous said...

http://www.frumcommunity.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1527&view=topic&forumid=5&postid=5077

Rabbi from Queens Vaad says Young Israel of Las Vegas will not stop flagrant Sabbath desecration

The head of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens, NY went to Las Vegas last year to prevail upon a former congregant of his to cease publicizing the un-Orthodox activities of the Young Israel of Las Vegas. Young Israel filed a slander suit in Nevada court (without permission of a Bet Din) against the former congregant of Rabbi Aryeh Sokoloff, Rav of the Kew Gardens Synagogue, to stop the congregant from publicizing (among other items) that the synagogue refuses to obey the long standing Young Israel requirement of closing their parking spaces on Shabbat as required by the Young Israel Constitution.

Rabbi Pesach Lerner, VP of National Council of Young Israel, said in an December 2007 interview in the Yated Ne'eman "we have a 100-year-old policy that each shul must have a kosher mechitza, officers who are shomer Shabbos and that the shul's parking lot must be closed on Shabbos and Yomim Tovim. These are our branch standards."

When the man being sued asked Rabbi Sokoloff to make a condition of the lawsuit settlement that the parking spaces in front of the Young Israel be closed on Shabbat or at least put up a NO PARKING ON SHABBAT sign in front of the shul, Rabbi Sokoloff said "I can't ask them to do it", "They won't do it", "They'll never do it".

As far as is known, this is the only synagogue using the Young Israel name that allows Chillul Shabbat to be flaunted right in front of their building. Their treasurer, who is required to be Shomer Shabbos, parks next door in front of the hotel when he drives there on Shabbat so why do they insist upon keeping the spaces in front of the shul open for parking on Shabbat? This is an embarrassment to all legitimate Young Israels!

What is even worse, Young Israel claims the shopping center where the shul is located requires them to keep the lot open. But that shopping center is owned by the same Orthodox Jewish family that owns Mall of America. It is unthinkable the Ghermezian's company would require a shul to keep parking spaces open on Shabbat! To claim the Ghermezians make them keep the parking spaces open on Shabbat is among the worst kind of Lashon Hara.

Frankel's shul mizrach shvantz said...

http://www.propublica.org/article/add-on-to-health-care-bill-gives-feds-more-power-to-investigate-jail-condit

Among the many lesser-known provisions tucked into the lengthy health care reform bill passed last month is one that expands the U.S. attorney general's power to look into the abuse and neglect of those living in institutional settings.

The provision, first reported by the Web site Main Justice, amends the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) to allow the Justice Department to issue subpoenas compelling publicly run prisons, jails, mental health facilities and nursing homes to open their doors to inspectors and turn over records.

I was once an innocent boy said...

Mr. B,, your voice has not changed. It still makes me sick. I will come back from eretz yisroel to witness for your new victims. I am going to end your miserable freedom. You know who I am. . R and Y lied to my parents when they said you had done tshuvah and would stop when you closed down amudei shaish.

SB, you are next. Share a cell with Boruch Lebovits and sing together for amudei barzel. I hope you plead not guilty Even 32 years will be too short, unless you die before then.

I AM NOT AFRAID OF YOU ANYMORE! GO TO HELL.

PS- Shmuel and YWN- Keep doing your infomercials. First it scared me all over again. But it got me good and angry. A reunion is happening on the internet for us Amudei Shaish kids. You are not goin to like our next recording.

Anonymous said...

re Mordechai Lebovits

No sympathy for him at all?

Would anyone in their right mind choose these kinds of behaviors? If he is a monster, and there is no doubt that he is, based on how he horribly he affected his victim(s?) ,how is such a monster created?
Was he molested himself? What were his emotionally formative years like? What compelled him to do the kinds of things he did? Did he have free choice in committing these acts? How can anyone make such a terrible choice?

Does anyone stop and ask, "If I were given his nature and nurture circumstances, would I be any different?"

Victims and Perps Must Be Treated Differently said...

Sorry buddy no pity here. It is a very simple formula:

If you are a victim of the worst type of abuse with a horrible home environment with no nurture to speak of and the person holds back from acting out such sick behaviors such a person is a great person who is truly worthy of great things.

But, if the person falls into the same behaviors himself then it makes no difference what caused the behaviors and no difference how cruel life was to him, such a person is a VILE AND SICK CRIMINAL who perpetrated onto someone else the same act that caused so much ruin on his own life. Such a person who can't control his animal instinct deserves to be put into a cage like an animal.

What Mordechai Lebovitz experienced in London is sad. But too bad on him he chose to act like an animal and do to others what he didn't want done to himself.

Answer This Question said...

Where is the outrage and compassion for the many agunos in our community who suffer year after year. Where is outrage and compassion for the weak who are persecuted by the powerful (whether it be Jewish landlords, businessmen, husbands).

The rabbonim seem to come out only with Rubashkins and Grossmans etc.

Truthfully, I would take no pleasure in Rubashkin being sentenced to a terribly long sentence.

I hope Hashem gives him a pure gift of a light sentence, and that Rubashkin realize it is a gift and not view himself (or allow others to view him) as a hero or martyr and that he confesses his crimes and does teshuva.

The Vaad to expose the Queens Vaad said...

The Queens Vaad have been doing pretty good for themselves getting big bucks for collaborating with Ohel treasurer David Jacobson to be mevazeh mesim for profit at the cemeteries under their control.

IRS filings show how many millions they are making. And for good measure, Elchonon Zohn is making a nice cut each year, higher than the EVP, as payback from the Vaad for his valuable "services".

Here is Zohn's cut on a yearly basis and some other eyecatching details:

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2001/112/774/2001-112774666-1-9.pdf

$107,000 in 2001

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2002/112/774/2002-112774666-1-9.pdf

$84,000 in 2002

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2003/112/774/2003-112774666-028e5110-9.pdf

$90,000 in 2003

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2004/112/774/2004-112774666-020fd167-9.pdf

$96,000 in 2004

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2005/112/774/2005-112774666-037ae35a-9.pdf

$81,000 in 2005

And why did the Vaad pay out huge amounts to others in 2005? This includes $121,885 to Touro College, $46,730 to Rabbi Peretz Steinberg's shul and many others. This is a continuing pattern in later years.

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2006/112/774/2006-112774666-033eaf38-9.pdf

$132,000 in 2006 (including other benefits & contributions)

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2007/112/774/2007-112774666-04974be0-9.pdf

$132,000 in 2007 (including other benefits & contributions)

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2008/112/774/2008-112774666-057f4d4f-9.pdf

$132,000 in 2008

Vaad travel expenses for this year are in the tens of thousands of dollars.

And how much yapping can they do on their cell phones to tell the government their phone expenses for the year were over $22,000?

Last question, which Vaad employee is getting the parsonage freebie worth $113,330?

Chicago Agudah Fresser said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-nursing-homes-patient-brokering-20100417,0,4174874,full.story

Cashing in on frail patients

‘Horrific’ moneymaking scheme shuttled sick, elderly between nursing homes and hospitals at taxpayer expense

By David Jackson and Gary Marx • Chicago Tribune

Photo: Rabbi Morris Esformes

Troppenstein's monster said...

Rav Bentzion Kokis testified in the court case that some Tropper disciples went to Chaim Berlin and some went to a yeshiva in Far Rockaway.

Is there any yeshiva in Far Rockaway besides Shaar Yoshuv that is not run of the mill?

Troppenstein's monster said...

I signed off on that comment too quickly.

Rav Kokis implies to the court that Aron Schechter has partnered with Tropper to destablize Kol Yaakov.

Juden Raus SCHNELL said...

Chicago Agudah Fresser:


Idiot what you are! At least Morrie ponies up and pays money to institutions and people he promises. It's better to not pledge than to pledge and not honor the commitment.

Unlike the Chicago Agudah Fressers like David Schnell and Family who leech off the largesse of others. Sick bunch of morons what you guys are.

Oylem Goylem said...

http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/09-1099.htm

As was expected, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has turned down Nat Lewin's frivolous appeal for Rubashkin.

Just like it didn't stop the Agudah demanding that everyone pay into the bottomless pit defense fund at a time when yeshivos can't pay rebbeyim, the Agudah has now joined forces with Lubavitch and Satmar on a kol korei that trying to get leniency for Rubashkin is a chiyuv sheain kamohu of lo saamod al dam rayecha.

Why don't the Agudah, Lubavitch & Satmar use such dire rhetoric to save children from molesters which is pikuach nefesh mamash?

Monsey said...

http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/files/beit-din-summons-tress-v-kol-yaakov-yeshiva-4-16-10.pdf

And now Mrs. Tress is taking BOTH sides in the Tropper dispute to beis din, claiming that she is only legitimate owner of the place.

Pinny Lipschutz, you Meshugenna! said...

http://www.speroforum.com/a/31170/Is-a-life-sentence-disproportionate-justice-for-a-rabbi

Pinchos Lipschutz, publisher of the Orthodox Jewish publication Yated Ne'eman, known in the past for its disagreement with Chabad, has aggressively defended Rubashkin. He added, “Some liberal secular Jews look at the Orthodox like they are dirty. I think this was the secular Jews against the religious.”

In spite of appearances that Rubashkin has been abandoned, large numbers of Jewish organizations and individuals have written recently to the Justice Department, created “Justice for Rubashkin” Facebook pages, recorded online support videos, and signed petitions seeking sentencing moderation. These include the Simon Wiesenthal Institute (Midget Marvin), The Orthodox Union, and scores of individuals. Indeed, according to Lipschutz, who heads up a legal defense fund, “We get checks every day—hundreds of checks. So far, we have raised more than $400,000. Just last week, I received a check for $7,283.76 from a man who said ‘please don’t give anyone my name.’”

Anonymous said...

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/04/jews-worry-as-slaughterhouse-c.php

And while a life sentence may seem extreme for inflating the value of his company to secure a $35 million line of credit, sentences have increased for fraud cases in recent years, as investors and taxpayers demand greater accountability from the business world, said Peter J. Henning, a white-collar crime expert and professor at Wayne State University Law School.

Given that Rubashkin's losses pale in comparison to higher-profile cases like the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, Henning said Rubashkin's punishment will probably fall somewhere between the prosecutions' life sentence recommendation and the 72 months his attorneys have requested.

Bringing up Rubashkin's large family, charitable contributions and community ties could help sway the judge, Henning added, but cautioned that the vocal "Justice for Sholom" campaign may also be hurting his cause.

"He and his supporters don't seem very contrite, which doesn't play very well with judges," Henning said. "It's like a negotiation, and when each side is yelling and screaming at the other, it's not very helpful to the court. But, I'll be surprised if he gets more than 15 years for this."

Chaim Berlin = My Way or the Highway said...

In the spirit of "an offense is the best defense", the Tropper-Schechter alliance is attacking Moishe Raice as being unqualified to work at Kol Yaakov because he used to work in the food business. It's funny how Tropper comes to that "realization" so many years after hiring him.

Pathetic said...

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/religion/2169304,CST-NWS-custody18.article

Amazing how Lubavitch attracts so many screwed up people.

Bim Bam identity said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/us/politics/19muslim.html?hp=&pagewanted=print

Muslim and Arab-American advocates have participated in policy discussions and received briefings from top White House aides and other officials on health care legislation, foreign policy, the economy, immigration and national security. They have met privately with a senior White House adviser, Valerie Jarrett, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to discuss civil liberties concerns and counterterrorism strategy.

Also this month, Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Muslim academic, visited the United States for the first time in six years after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reversed a decision by the Bush administration, which had barred Mr. Ramadan from entering the country, initially citing the U.S.A. Patriot Act. Mrs. Clinton also cleared the way for another well-known Muslim professor, Adam Habib, who had been denied entry under similar circumstances.

“For the first time in eight years, we have the opportunity to meet, engage, discuss, disagree, but have an impact on policy,” said James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute in Washington. “We’re being made to feel a part of that process and that there is somebody listening.”

While the administration’s solicitation of Muslims and Arab-Americans has drawn little fanfare, it has not escaped criticism. A small but vocal group of research analysts, bloggers and others complain that the government is reaching out to Muslim leaders and organizations with an Islamist agenda or ties to extremist groups abroad.

They point out that Ms. Jarrett gave the keynote address at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America. The group was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a Texas-based charity whose leaders were convicted in 2008 of funneling money to Hamas.

In February, the president chose Mr. Rashad Hussain, a 31-year-old White House lawyer, to become the United States’ special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

In a video address, Mr. Obama highlighted Mr. Hussain’s status as a “close and trusted member of my White House staff” and “a hafiz,” a person who has memorized the Koran.
Within days of the announcement, news reports surfaced about comments Mr. Hussain had made on a panel in 2004, while he was a student at Yale Law School, in which he referred to several domestic terrorism prosecutions as “politically motivated.” Among the cases he criticized was that of Sami Al-Arian, a former computer-science professor in Florida who pleaded guilty to aiding members of a Palestinian terrorist group.

White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, defended Mr. Hussain.

Any relation to Wielgus from Camp Agudah? said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/sports/20swim.html?hp

A 21-year-old former competitive swimmer filed a civil suit Monday in Independence, Mo., against USA Swimming and her swim club, claiming they were negligent in protecting her and others from sexual abuse by a coach. Despite her complaints about his conduct, the suit said, the coach was able to move to a club in a different state.

According to the complaint, filed in Jackson County, Mo., Circuit Court, USA Swimming’s executive director, Chuck Wielgus, was told of the alleged abuse and took no action, even though coaches in the organization are held to a “code of conduct” that prohibits any sexual contact between coaches and their athletes.

Over the past 10 years, USA Swimming says it has had 36,402 affiliated coaches and expelled 36 for life for sexual misconduct. The so-called black list of barred coaches is not publicly available, but local swimming committee officials in charge of registering new coaches do have access to the list, said Jamie Fabos Olsen, a USA Swimming official.

Before the filing, Wielgus said in a telephone interview that USA Swimming was a defendant in two other continuing lawsuits involving sexual misconduct.

The swimmer, who is from Kansas and was identified in the filing by her initials, L.A.S., is suing her former Kansas City Dolphins team coach, Rob Mirande, for inappropriate sexual conduct that she said began in the summer of 2006 and continued through the winter of 2007.

The suit claims Mirande, 43, took deliberate actions to befriend the swimmer and establish an emotional connection with her away from the pool through telephone conversations and text messages of a sexual nature. The suit describes the behavior as “sexual grooming.”

According to the suit, Mirande urged the swimmer to meet him at his residence alone, provided her with alcohol and engaged in inappropriate sexual contact after her 18th birthday, and said his sexual misconduct continued when she left the state for college in the fall of 2007.

After she left, the suit contends that Mirande began to similarly groom another swimmer, who was a year younger.

Also named as a defendant is Aaron Dean, a former Dolphins general manager and head coach who was Mirande’s supervisor. The suit claims that during the spring of 2008, the swimmer told Dean in detail about Mirande’s inappropriate sexual contact with her.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that the Boro Park / Crown Hts faygelach agreed to give their name for the article about therapy from the Jonah organization.

The former clients of Jonah are criticizing the rabbonim who advise the organization for telling faygelach to keep their homosexuality a secret when they get married since many are not cured and it creates a problem for the unsuspecting wife.

Anonymous said...

@ I once was an innocent boy...


Please contact me at: BorgerAbuseVictim@gmail.com

There are more of us out there, we need to find each other.

Tropper is Troubled said...

"Anonymous said...How do BTs from all over the country (even not from Kol Yaakov) come to view Chaim Berlin's Schechter as their guru? Many of them are in contact with him. Schechter, who takes their phone calls to offer his advice on wide-ranging matters, is telling them that Tropper is innocent and should be reinstated as "rosh yeshiva"."

The one who asks this question has obviously not been following the "Tropper is Troubled" series of posts and articles on this blog the past six months that have dealt with this very question in depth. But here is a nifty analogy that speaks to the truth of this situation as well:

To ask why Aron Shechter of Chaim Berlin yeshiva in Brooklyn backs Tropper to the hilt and tells any baal teshuva who calls him up to support Tropper and what to do would be EXACTLY LIKE asking why a Mafia Godfather is protective of his underboss and consigliere and why many ordinary Italians cannot see the evil of the Mafia and the harm it causes normal society because they are part of the problem.

If you do not understand this analogy and the truth of what it conveys (the "moshul" and the "nimshal" in Hebrew) then you fail to grasp the nexus and core of the cynical axis of evil between Shechter and not just Tropper but with many others like him, like the sexually perverted Nate Segal of Staten Island NY and Efraim Lazerson of Miami FL, and child abusers like Michael Hirsh, as well as cover up con men of sex abuse like Shia Fishman all of whom owe their allegiance to and are strictly CONTROLLED by Aron Shechter no less than a Mafia Don controls his subservient, servile and snaky underlings!

Tropper is Troubled said...

"Troppenstein's monster said...Rav Bentzion Kokis testified in the court case that some Tropper disciples went to Chaim Berlin and some went to a yeshiva in Far Rockaway. Is there any yeshiva in Far Rockaway besides Shaar Yoshuv that is not run of the mill?

Anonymous Troppenstein's monster said...I signed off on that comment too quickly. Rav Kokis implies to the court that Aron Schechter has partnered with Tropper to destablize Kol Yaakov."

This is all very good news for a number of reasons:

1. The direct line between Tropper's true evil adviser is finally made very evident and clear for the all the world to see and read about. No more can Aron Shechter of Chaim Berlin yeshiva in Brooklyn hide behind the scenes as he likes to do but this time his hand has been openly and fully revealed and the more any normal person looks at the now openly proven link between Shechter and Tropper the more it becomes clear how twisted and distorted Shechter REALLY is!

2. The whole world knows that Tropper is kaput once and for all. He is just twisting and writhing like the big snake he is before his end arrives forever. No normal human being, let alone a famous person or rabbi could survive and "come back" after such disgusting and deadly revelations were published on audio and video on YouTube for the whole world to hear and see. Shechter does not grasp the way the way the world has changed. He thinks he can save his "Nixon/Tropper" from the disgrace, resignation and inevitable banishment and exile from Monsey and ALL of Torah Jewry based just on his own wicked "word" as if he were the wizard he thinks he is with his "Hutnerian Maharal-induced powers" -- but no wizard could save Shabtai Tzvi and no wizard can save the sickening Tropper menuval shebemenuvalim who is now totally terminal.

3. But most of all, the more Shechter "defends" Tropper and takes in his disciples to pollute his own yeshiva and tells callers to "support" Tropper, the more he signs his own warrant of destruction in the eyes of sensible people. The outside world has long forgotten about how Shechter fought, humiliated and destroyed his own yeshiva's mashgiqach ruchani Rav Shlom Carlebach (not the singer) -- but now, the more Shechter reveals himself as Troppper's numero uno rabbinical backer and irrationally speaks up for Tropper as if Tropper was the "victim" and as if the world is "crazy" for wanting to cleanse itself of the Tropper Frankenstein (that Shechter himself largely created) the more Shechter destroys himself with his own hands. Justice is served. For those who have suffered from Shechter, nothing could be a happier than the pure Tropper shit Shechter has thrown himself into. Keep going Archie, soon you will be a putrid stinking pathetic footnote to Torah history in America and your name will be pure mud tied to Tropper's filthy name.

So let the show go on for as long as possible. Let every thread be played out. Let every nuance of Tropper's immoral life become known, and let everything that Tropper hid and Shechter covered for spill out like a sick beast spilling its guts for all to see after it has finally been taken down by the frenzied rangers trying to restore sanity and normalcy to the Torah world by removing the Tropper/Shechter abomination.

Tropper is Troubled said...

/Continued

Yet Shechter DOES let into Chaim Berlin Tropper's current homeless students as if they were "honored guests" when these sickos should be barred, banned and thrown out on their heads the way their guru Tropper has been shoved out of Monsey, and not be allowe to come anywhere near the rest of the student population in Chaim Berlin. Obviosly Shchter sees no hram in having the disciples of a certified menuval shebemenuvalim in his place/ Chaim Berlin has been handed a death warrant by its own demented king Lear. Where is the outreage and uproar? Parents should warn fat cat Abe Fruchthandler that Shechter is KILLING Chaim Berlin PUBLIC EXECUTION STYLE UNDER FULL STAGE LIGHTS OF THE INTERNET with his own Alzheimer's induced mind. Donors should be informed that their well-meant philanthropy to Chaim Berlin is supporting the cause NOT of true tzedaka philanthropy but of the vile support of Tropper's philandering by none other than the demented and twisted Shechter who is now obviously over the edge of moral and mental sanity.

So let Shechter and Tropper say what they want, their words are pure and simple J O K E S because it ALL works against them in any case at this stage, as their obviously EVIL and STUPID LIES and PLOYS fall of deaf ears because they have ZERO CREDIBILITY with ANY normal and moral person and it's even going to sink further down with every move they make that only tightens the noose around their necks and AIDS their fall into the quicksand they created for themselves.

Let the circus proceed, the longer the better for the world to learn for themselves about the evils of Tropper and his Shechter buddy from Brooklyn, two of the biggest gangsters, manipulators, extortionists and thugs the world has ever seen all dressed up in "rabbinic garb" hypocritically spouting their Talmudic tomes that they disgrace with their actions and every second they remain on this Earth with one of the biggest public Chillul Hashems of ALL time!

Tropper is Troubled said...

"Chaim Berlin = My Way or the Highway said...In the spirit of "an offense is the best defense", the Tropper-Schechter alliance is attacking Moishe Raice as being unqualified to work at Kol Yaakov because he used to work in the food business. It's funny how Tropper comes to that "realization" so many years after hiring him."

This is such a good joke, that Shechter and Tropper are "attacking" a guy "because he used to work in the food business." Hysterical when one considers how Tropper is now a virtual certified pimp! His own recorded voice published online certifies on tape how he worked "hard" to not only sexually abuse and blackmail his gentile female disciple Shanon Orand and hire her out for sexual "treatments" (his own words) with the "Satmar guy" and the "Israeli" and having recorded phone sex with her as well orgasms and all recorded for the world to hear etc (too vomiticious to go into) and now all the information "coming" out about how Tropper used a heter meah rabbanim to blackmail his first legal wife Leah Margolin into accepting his second chosen dumbo whore wife Laurel Leba Blond who unquestioningly joins him for ménage à trois and who knows what else with open murmurings of homosexual sex involving Tropper and his disciples in his own sordid kol yaakov yeshiva, and now here comes Aron Shechter of Chaim Berlin yeshiva in Brooklyn who uses as his underlings and covers for the seductions and sexual perversions of his own disciples like Nate Segal of Staten Island NY and Efraim Lazerson of Miami FL, now "comes" with Tropper to "attack" the integrity of other people who stand in their way at this time. What a grand joke this all is!!!

Are they crazy? Do they think that Tropper is headed back to being a "rosh yeshiva" again? Or even a lowly fifth grade rebbe in a Jewish day school anywhere? Who would be insane enough to hire such an immoral menuval shebemenuvalim animal like Tropper? Would Shechter last one more day as head of his tottering regime in Chaim Berlin if he brought Tropper in as a staff member even as the cook or kitchen manager? Would parents allow Shechter to hire the now unemployed Tropper as a staff member in Chaim Berlin, even as a gardener at Chaim Berlin's Camp Morris in Woodridge NY?

Spinka said...

SEATTLE — A convicted cocaine smuggler has been arrested for running what authorities say appears to be a bestiality farm in Washington state in which visitors could engage in all sorts of twisted sex acts with animals.

Douglas Spink was arrested at his ramshackle, heavily wooded compound near the Canadian border along with a 51-year-old tourist from Great Britain who is accused of having sex with three dogs.

Dozens of dogs, horses and pet mice were seized, along with what investigators described as thousands of images of bestiality and apparent child pornography. The mice were euthanized, said Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo, whose office assisted federal agents in the case.

"This stuff is just truly bizarre," he said. "These were mice that had their tails cut off, they were smothered in Vaseline and they had string tied around them."

It wasn't immediately clear whether other zoophilic tourists had been to Spink's farm, but Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Roe said Friday, "I expect there may have been other people visiting the property."

Spink has not been charged with any bestiality or child porn charges at this point, only with violating the terms of his supervised release. Stephen Clarke of Peterborough, England, was arrested on state charges for allegedly abusing the dogs.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/04/19/2010-04-19_coke_kingpin_douglas_spink_busted_for_running_bestiality_farm_in_washington_stat.html#ixzz0ldbVwaEd

Yasser Margulies / Lipa Arafat said...

http://www.theworld.org/2010/04/15/cartooning-for-peace/

You can find cartoons by both gentlemen and watch Uri Fink do the impossible, turning a Hasidic Jew into Yasser Arafat

Satmar Peasant said...

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100328/NEWS/3280320/-1/SITEMAP

KIRYAS JOEL — In a place where housing demand never lets up, an ugly court battle has halted sales at a partially built condominium complex whose developer is nearly $39 million in arrears.

The developer, Abraham Goldberger, claims in a lawsuit that Jacob Sofer — a fellow builder and neighbor in the Hasidic Jewish community of Kiryas Joel — betrayed him to seize control of the 342-unit project and monopolize the local housing market in which they compete.

Goldberger says he enlisted Sofer to negotiate a reduction in the $39 million bank debt, but that Sofer instead bought the mortgages off KeyBank through an entity called Lexington Funding Group and then demanded Goldberger repay the full amount.

Goldberger calls Sofer "a thief" in a court statement. "The court should note that Sofer lives three doors down from me and prays at the same synagogue as I do," Goldberger says. "He is no stranger."

A Montgomery attorney representing Lexington Funding Group in both the Goldberger lawsuit and the mortgage foreclosure that Lexington began this month dismisses Goldberger's claims as fanciful distractions in a simple case of loan default.

"It's baseless nonsense," says attorney Stewart Rosenwasser. "This is a straight foreclosure action. There's nothing more to it than that."

Sofer echoed those remarks Friday, saying, "Everybody's using every defense in the book that they can." When asked if Goldberger had enlisted him to negotiate with KeyBank on his behalf, he answered, "No."

This is sick said...

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1159391.html

'Someone like that should never marry'

Gerrorist Fresser said...

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1159028.html

The fight between ultra-Orthodox groups and the Shefa Shuk supermarket chain - which caters to that population - is threatening to become violent: Senior Shefa Shuk executives, who themselves are ultra-Orthodox, have been receiving threats over the telephone over the past few weeks, including death threats.

In one call, of which TheMarker has obtained a recording, a man tells a senior Shefa Shuk executive: "Watch out for your life tonight." In another recording a different man says "Die," and in a third he is called mentally ill.

The executives say they have been called at home in the middle of the night and both they and their families had been the targets of curses and abusive language.

"I disconnected my home phone, and I do not answer unidentified calls. I am not willing for my children to hear such curses," said one of the Shefa Shuk officials, who filed a complaint with the police yesterday.

Over the last year there have been cracks in the ultra-Orthodox front against Blue Square, with certain rabbis objecting to the boycott. At the same time, the chain also received permission to advertise in several ultra-Orthodox weeklies.

But Hasidic circles, in particular the Gur sect of Hasidism, of which Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) is a member, are continuing to boycott Shefa Shuk.

Posters and flyers have appeared in Haredi neighborhoods calling for a boycott. Shefa Shuk estimates the campaign against it over the past few weeks has cost it more than NIS 3 million.

Shmarya gets results said...

http://www.njjewishnews.com/njjn.com/070209/njMillburnChabad.html

The lawyer representing the (Chabad) Chai Center says the township violated the law when it deployed police to monitor traffic in and out of the property on 1 Jefferson Ave.

Philip Pfeffer said documents show that members of the police department monitored cars on and around the Bogomilskys’ property and recorded the license plates of those who visited the home.

They also, on occasion, ran criminal background checks of the individuals who visited the center, which also serves as the home of Rabbi Mendel and Rivkah Bogomilsky, said Pfeffer.

Documents provided to NJ Jewish News show a police report identifying the driver of a car parked on the Bogomilskys’ driveway and requests for background information on two other visitors police had filed with the state Division of Motor Vehicles and the National Crime Information Center.

“The police are reporting to the town who is visiting the rabbi. They are not allowed to know the names. What’s the point?” asked Pfeffer.

“They are looking to see if it is a wanted person. Then they say, ‘Who is this person?’ They have their height and weight and what they look like and date of birth and Social Security numbers. Then they access the NCIC data base to determine if there are any criminal backgrounds,” he said.

“This is a clear violation of the law,” said Pfeffer. “These are clear privacy violations, violations of NJ Supreme Court precedent and are tactics that go beyond any normal police power.”

“For their purposes, I don’t know why they had to do anything except count cars.”

Michael Kates, the attorney representing Millburn, acknowledged the police monitoring of the Chai Center.

“I think he is overreacting,” said Kates in response to Pfeffer’s charges.

Hillel Charney said...

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/04/19/1011647/new-corruption-scandal-dooms-chances-of-olmert-comeback

The Holyland saga goes back to the mid-1990s, when Hillel Charney, whose family owned the original Holyland Hotel, received a permit to build three new hotels on the 30-acre site. With the Oslo process in full swing, Israel's 50th anniversary coming up and millennium celebrations around the corner, Jerusalem was in dire need of more hotel rooms. On paper, the initial blueprint seemed reasonable.

To help shepherd through the project, Charney brought in experienced real estate people who apparently convinced him he could do much better with a mega-sized housing development. The plans were changed several times before the current building complex was approved.

The evidence of major wrongdoing only came to light several months ago when one of the real estate experts, or "fixers," Charney brought in went to the police with a notebook and other documentation detailing a long list of bribes Charney allegedly had made to city officials, police and at least one member of the regional planning committee.

Apparently in trouble with creditors and claiming Charney hadn't paid him all he was owed, the fixer offered to become a state witness in return for immunity and the settlement of some of his debts. Although the man with the notebook has been named as Shmuel Dachner, there is a gag order against naming him or anyone else as the state witness. Police apparently are looking for another suspect to turn state witness to bolster their case.

The case could boil down to a battle between the two ex-mayors, both of whom maintain they are innocent. Olmert claims he approved only the hotels, and that the upgrade to extensive residential building rights was approved by his successor, Lupolianski, who was mayor from 2003 to 2008. Lupolianski claims it happened on Olmert's watch, when Lupolianski was a deputy mayor.

Both accounts are problematic. The approval for a residential building came in 2002, when Olmert was still in charge. But the Charney family also made huge donations to Yad Sarah, a well-known charity for the sick and aged founded by Lupolianski, and to a yeshiva run by Lupolianski’s son.

Police believe both mayors were deeply involved. Lupolianski already has been arrested; Olmert is expected to be questioned soon. Messer, who also was arrested, allegedly served as the conduit for the cash bribes to Olmert.

The Holyland case points to a City Hall riddled with corruption. Dozens of officials, from low-level clerks to the top elected officials, including the city engineer and two mayors, are suspected of taking bribes.

Over the past few years, dozens of Israeli mayors have been prosecuted for similar offenses.

Chap a rein! said...

http://www.chabad.info/index.php?url=article_en&id=18435

Registration for the Yeshivas Kayitz under the Lubavitch Mesivta of Postville is now opened for the 5770 Summer Program. As well as registration for the Mesivta for this upcoming school year 5771.

Space is limited!

Pontiff's pal said...

BERLIN (JTA) – A Catholic bishop from a breakaway sect will appeal his fine for Holocaust denial.

Richard Williamson of the Society of Saint Pius X was found guilty last Friday of Holocaust denial in a German district court. The Regensburg court upheld a fine of $22,473 imposed in 2009.

The German television station ARD reported that Williamson's lawyer, Matthias Lossmann, left it open as to whether the appeal would be based on errors in the proceedings or new evidence.

The Pius society banned Williamson from speaking at his trial. He was not required by law to be present.

Williamson, who is British and lives in London, was fined in connection with an interview in Regensburg in late 2008 with the Swedish SVT broadcaster in which he called the murder of Jews in gas chambers during the Holocaust "lies, lies, lies." He also allegedly denied that any Jews were murdered in gas chambers during the Holocaust, and insisted that not more than 300,000 European Jews were killed in all.

Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany.

ARD also reported on connections between the Pius society and the far-right scene in Germany.

Williamson is one of four bishops rehabilitated by Pope Benedict XVI in January 2009 in hopes of healing a rift between conservative and progressive Catholics.

Shmeckstein said...

What do Thursday editions of Hamodia, Yated, and HaMevaser have in common you ask – the fact that the Holyland investigation which is front page news nationwide is conspicuously missing.

The reports are very calculated at best, with the three dailies not speaking of the arrest of former Mayor R’ Uri Lupoliansky and Yated makes no mention of the former senior Degel HaTorah official.

According to a Ladaat.net report, HaMevaser was cautious, fearing a story would be interpreted as revenge by R’ Meir Porush against Lupoliansky, leading to the Betar Illit staff’s decision to scrap the story.

Truth be said, the arrest of the former chareidi mayor has rocked the chareidi community to its core. HaMevaser staff did meet to discuss the matter on Wednesday, and they decided it was best to ignore the story to avoid the appearance of celebrating the downfall of a senior Degel official. Chareidi media agencies, electronic and cellular, are busying themselves monitoring gag orders, each wishing to be the first to release the names of the latest suspects taken into custody.

The weeklies however have a more determined journalistic approach, and the news was carried on Thursday. According to reliable leaks, the story will also appear in weekend editions of at least some of the three dailies, now aware they can no longer avoid the investigation, which continues to snowball and unfortunately, bring greater involvement in the chareidi community.

Anonymous said...

ALBANY — Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo filed a civil lawsuit against Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. on Tuesday, alleging that Mr. Espada, his family and his political aides had siphoned more than $14 million from a health care nonprofit he founded to pay for meals, vacations and campaign expenses.

Archie Bunker said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/nyregion/18insure.html?hp=&pagewanted=print

The problem stems in part from the state’s high medical costs and in part from its stringent requirements for insurance companies in the individual and small group market. In 1993, motivated by stories of suffering AIDS patients, the state became one of the first to require insurers to extend individual or small group coverage to anyone with pre-existing illnesses.

New York also became one of the few states that require insurers within each region of the state to charge the same rates for the same benefits, regardless of whether people are old or young, male or female, smokers or nonsmokers, high risk or low risk.

Healthy people, in effect, began to subsidize people who needed more health care. The healthier customers soon discovered that the high premiums were not worth it and dropped out of the plans. The pool of insured people shrank to the point where many of them had high health care needs. Without healthier people to spread the risk, their premiums skyrocketed, a phenomenon known in the trade as the “adverse selection death spiral.”

“You have a mandate that’s accessible in theory, but not in practice, because it’s too expensive,” said Mark P. Scherzer, a consumer lawyer and counsel to New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage, an advocacy group. “What you get left clinging to the life raft is the population that tends to have pretty high health needs.”

Since 2001, the number of people who bought comprehensive individual policies through HMOs in New York has plummeted to about 31,000 from about 128,000, according to the State Insurance Department.

At the same time, New York has the highest average annual premiums for individual policies: $6,630 for single people and $13,296 for families in mid-2009, more than double the nationwide average, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans, an industry group.

Rates did not rise as high in small group plans, for businesses with up to 50 workers, because the companies had an incentive to provide insurance to keep employees happy, and so were able to keep healthier people in the plans, said Peter Newell, an analyst for the United Hospital Fund, a New York-based health care research organization.

While premiums for large group plans have risen, their risk pools tend to be large enough to avoid out-of-control rate hikes.

The new federal health care law tries to avoid the death spiral by requiring everyone to have insurance and penalizing those who do not, as well as offering subsidies to low-income customers. But analysts say that provision could prove meaningless if the government does not vigorously enforce the penalties, as insurance companies fear, or if too many people decide it is cheaper to pay the penalty and opt out.

Anonymous said...

ALBANY — An obscure upstate theater group that receives far more state aid than any of New York’s world-renowned cultural institutions is rife with corruption, mismanagement, nepotism and possibly illegal conduct, according to a scathing report released on Tuesday by the state inspector general’s office.

The 127-page report accuses the longtime artistic director of the group, the New York State Theater Institute, with improperly using state money to enrich herself and her family, while the institute’s board and its chairman looked the other way or claimed ignorance.

The report alleges that the artistic director, Patricia Snyder, treated the group as a personal fiefdom, routinely doling out acting roles, directing jobs, production work and other benefits to herself and her family members. Ms. Snyder steered a total of more than $700,000 in payments to her husband, her two sons, her two daughters-in-law and to herself, the report said.

The state inspector general, Joseph Fisch, referred the case to Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and the state’s Commission on Public Integrity to review whether civil or criminal charges were warranted.

The report also described nearly a half-million dollars in questionable expenses and a long list of improper perks, deception and potentially fraudulent practices — from extravagant international trips for the Snyder family to a Manhattan apartment that was leased by the institute but appears to have been reserved largely for the family’s use. Ms. Snyder also spent $38,317 spent on chauffeured limousines and thousands of dollars on lavish meals with no discernible business purpose, the report said.

Ms. Snyder is also accused of arranging for the institute to buy the theatrical rights to “Miracle on 34th Street,” then quietly transferring them to herself and one of her sons. Each of them reaped $38,000 in proceeds, according to the report.

Anonymous said...

I wrote in the previous post about Ivanka's Trump fraudulent conversion. I wanted to add that not dressing tznius and dressing in revealing clothes is not the only violations of her "Orthodox conversion."

Ivanka does not eat kosher and violates the Sabbath. I hope that this website investigates what is becoming common in Modern Orthodoxy; money for quickie phony conversions for marriage.

This site should ask Rabbi Lookstein and the RCA, both are responsible for this fraudulent "conversion", for their comments on Ivanka's disregard for her "conversion" and Judaism. It would be interesting to hear what they have to say.

Chicago Weight Watcher said...

Rabbi Avrohom Schorr was asked by the Chicago Community Kollel to be marbeh machloikes so he will rachmana litzalan be in town fanning the flames this Shabbos.

It is disgraceful that Rabbi Dovid Zucker who is flattering the host of the Oneg Shabbos is unable to recall what Chazal warns. He is thereby putting our entire community at risk:

"From the day that flattery gained power, judgments have been perverted and deeds have become corrupted. A flatterer brings Hashem's anger into the world and his tefilla is not received. He is called a defiler of the land and causes the Shechinah to depart
from the Jewish people; he brings about exile and falls to the depths of Gehinnom."

Queens said...

You should see how a certain Queens Vaad rabbi is going beserk today on R' Yudel Shain's blog.

He exploded after the Queens Vaad IRS filings were posted there as well as here that show how much salary and benefits they are taking home.

He has a conspiracy theory that there are 4 people working together to give all the shmutz they dig up on the Vaad to R' Yudel & UOJ. He believes that one of the 4 people is a disgruntled OU mashgiach and another is a rov who he belittles as a "no-name rabbi".

People say that the ranting style is indicative of a certain Vaad rabbi in the upper hierarchy.

He has threatened in the past that whoever is exposing them is "going to gehinom" and he uses tactics of a 5 year old like impersonating his critics to say silly things to make them look bad.

Anonymous said...

RHL@Ramaz.org

Margo The Mysterious Sheep Pig? said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100420/ts_ynews/ynews_ts1710

r' Nachum Eisenstein said...

This site should ask Rabbi Lookstein and the RCA, both are responsible for this fraudulent "conversion",

At least rabbi Lookstein did not ask her to have sex with him and his wife like your idol Tropper.

Shmarya groupie said...

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Perspectives_1/article_6901.shtml

Over the years Blacks have been bludgeoned by Jews with the false and despicable charge of "anti-Semitism." The strongest advocates of Black freedom such as the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan have borne the brunt of this Jewish abuse, but lately ANY Black person who can complete a full sentence is vulnerable to the charge. U.S. President Barack Obama, possibly the most pro-Israel Black man in America—has been viciously attacked as an “Anti-Semitic Jew-hater.”

Jews owned, insured, and financed slave ships and outfitted them with chains and shackles for the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. They were auctioneers, commission merchants, brokers, and wholesalers, keeping the slave economy oiled with money, markets, and supplies.

Christopher Columbus—whose Trans-Atlantic exploits initiated the brutal genocide of the Red man and forecasted the African Holocaust—was financed by wealthy Spanish Jews and is claimed by some scholars to be a Jew himself.
Nine out of ten captured Africans were shipped to Brazil. Jewish scholar Dr. Arnold Wiznitzer described the early Jewish presence: “[Jews] dominated the slave trade ... The buyers … at the auctions were almost always Jews, and because of this lack of competitors they could buy slaves at low prices.”

According to Jewish scholar Dr. Harold Brackman, during the 1600s “slave trading in Brazil became a ‘Jewish' mercantile specialty in much the same way it had been in early medieval Europe.” In fact, wrote Jewish scholar Jonathan Schorsch, “Jewish merchants routinely possessed enormous numbers of slaves temporarily before selling them off.” If a slave auction fell on a Jewish holiday it was postponed due to lack of buyers and sellers!

The Jewish Encyclopedia adds that “Jewish commercial activity” in this time included a “monopoly of the slave trade.” Jewish traders bought Africans in lots from the Trans-Atlantic shippers and retailed them to inland plantation owners.

The Jews of Surinam gave their slave plantations Hebrew names such as Machanayim, Nachamu, and Goshen. According to Dr. Marcus Arkin, they used “many thousands” of Black slaves. Rabbi Herbert I. Bloom added that the “slave trade was one of the most important Jewish activities ...” In 1694, Jews owned 9,000 Africans, and by 1791 there were 100 “Jewish mulattoes” in Surinam—the result of the rape of African women by their Jewish enslavers.

Given the extraordinary history of Jewish involvement in the Black Holocaust, it is a wonder how any Jew could call any Black person “anti-Semitic.” But it gets worse—Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation didn't stop Jewish merchants and traders from their oppressive ways during the Jim Crow and sharecropping era and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan.

El Pedophilo said...

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/04/20/world/AP-LT-Brazil-Church-Sex-Scandal.html

Latin Americans priests have faced a cascade of accusations of abuse of minors.

A priest in Chile was charged recently with eight cases of sexually abusing minors, including a girl he had fathered.

On Tuesday, a Mexican citizen filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. federal court in California against former priest Nicolas Aguilar Rivera and the Roman Catholic cardinals of Mexico City and Los Angeles, claiming they moved the priest between the two nations to hide abuse allegations. An advocacy group, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said the plaintiff alleges Aguilar Rivera molested him in the mid-1990s when he was 12.

Two other lawsuits against Aguilar Rivera have been thrown out by California state judges who ruled a Mexican citizen could not sue another Mexican citizen in a U.S. court, but the advocacy group said the new suit employs an 1789 federal law that allows a foreigner to file a civil claim in the United States.

The whereabouts of Aguilar Rivera in Mexico are unknown.

In a report last week, The Associated Press detailed how its reporters around the globe had found 30 cases of priests accused of abuse who were transferred or moved abroad by the church and some escaped police investigations. Many had access to children in other countries, and some abused again. The probe spanned 21 nations across six continents.

Atlanta said...

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/by-topic/literature/my-jesus-year/6153/

In the Beth Jacob shul where the nephew of Rav Aharon Feldman of Ner Israel & Agudah Moetzes is the rabbi, this pathetic guy Benyamin Cohen has been in charge of greeting newcomers to the shul.

He was frum from birth mind you and wrote the book Jesus Year about how he did all kinds of forbidden things like going to church services and canvassing with Mormon missionary girls. He even pretended to be Catholic to attend a confession which is yehurag val yavor.

Like it says on the book's website, he is married to the daughter of a Christian minister. What the website doesn't tell you is that Rabbi Feldman refused to convert this woman so she went to the super-Liberal Rabbi Michael Broyde.

It's one thing if this idiot keeps quiet but he is promoting this everywhere and it is a disgrace that Rabbi Feldman puts up with it.

Anonymous said...

Eisenstien;
What the heck are you talking about? Topper is not my idol. You have me confused with someone else. You're an ignoramus.

It's obvious "Rabbi" Lookstein got a lot of money to sponsor a phony convert. Do you think that's ethical and good for Judaism?

You are an employee of Ivanka or you're Jared Kushner. You're not fooling anyone. "Rabbi" Lookstein and the RCA need to be investigated for authorizing one of the most public fraudulent "conversions" ever.

Agudah Fresser said...

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2008/113/245/2008-113245314-05944b50-9.pdf

Agudah's Vaad leHatzolas Nidchei Yisroel run by our boys in Lakewood, Rothschild & Cukier, raises almost $2 million a year.

Agudah Fresser said...

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2008/135/604/2008-135604164-053742bf-9.pdf

The Agudah itself has a huge budget.

The camps alone bring in 4 and a half million dollars.

The fresser convention only nets $112,000 after they give away the rooms to fill them up.

Avi L. Shafran made $131,000 in 2008.

And there are a bunch of fat cats that most people probably didn;t realize are making almost as much money as Shafran & Bubba Cohen.

They are Milton Frischman from Brooklyn, Avrohom Perl from Brooklyn & Jeffrey Feinstein from Staten Island.

Shmuel "Boom Boom" Bloom $185,000

Chaim Dovid Zweibel $171,000

Shlomo Gertzulin $185,000

Yosef Friedenson $94,000

And you'd be surprised who is getting some of the allocations.

All in all, UOJ and friends will have a field day with this.

Agudah Community Services said...

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2008/133/975/2008-133975090-05184d37-9.pdf

Director Dovid Seeve (Flatbush) is making $109,000

Director Allen Gluck (Monsey) is making $140,000

Chicago Agudah Fresser said...

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2008/363/529/2008-363529801-052c7b4f-9.pdf

Yitzchok Ehrman $84,000

Yechiel Kalish $97,000

Avrohom Motzen (Cincinnati) $72,000

Why does Chicago Agudah own a bus company?

Joe Putz said...

Get ready for another newspaper op-ed where Shafran throws a temper tantrum.

The last time that happened was right after UOJ published his home address & telephone number.

Publishing his salary could provoke an even more violent response.

Gil Student said...

Please don't expose that Michael Broyde does suspicious conversions like Haskell Lookstein.

It's not good for my book business as I am the exclusive distributor for Broyde.

Anonymous said...

that atlanta rabbi is also mechuten with r' shmuel kaminetzky

Abe Fruchthandler said...

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2008/136/156/2008-136156031-05766e9f-F.pdf

Here are the financials for the Frutchthandler Foundation although I managed to keep Chaim Berlin's a secret that is not displayed by Guidestar.

Anonymous said...

Benyamin Cohen is a little weasel who used to publish the online magazine Jewsweek. For years before he got married he was chasing shiksas and promoting his fantasies in the magazine that Jewish guys with a shiksa is the ultimate thing.

I heard that he was living with his wife before she "converted" and because the appearance of that was too much even for Rabbi Broyde, he at least forced them to get separate apartments so that it didn't LOOK as bad as it was.

Ben Hirsch said...

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new_york/orthodox_patrol_group_says_call_911_pedophiles

“The Flatbush Shomrim’s message will help people gain the courage to do the right thing and report abusers to the authorities,” said the group’s president, Ben Hirsch, in a statement. “Established halacha (Jewish Law) clearly dictates an obligation to protect our community by reporting pedophiles to the police.”

Hirsch cited Rabbi Shalom Yosef Elyashiv, a 100-year-old halachic arbiter in Jerusalem and a leader of the Degel Hatorah religious political party, as a proponent of reporting suspected abusers to the police.

“We are pleased that some, albeit unnamed, Flatbush ultra-Orthodox rabbis are now encouraging the reporting of sexual abuse to the police,” Hirsch said. “We remain very troubled by the lack of courage shown by these local rabbis who choose to remain anonymous and the steadfast refusal of our rabbinic leadership to come out publicly in support of established halacha which mandates the reporting of abusers to the police.

In response to an inquiry by The Jewish Week, Shomrim founder Chaim Deutsch released a statement via e-mail that said, in part:

The Flatbush Shomrim sees firsthand what devastation abuse can cause, not only to the victims and their families, but to the community as a whole and even the perpetrators and their families.

Because of this, we must take a proactive role in educating parents about how to protect their children, this includes reporting abuse directly to the authorities. Our Rabbinical leaders have urged us to advise the community that it is not only halachically permissible, but mandated.

Deutsch said the organization usually gets about a dozen complaints a year involving sexual abuse and regularly consults with rabbinic authorities, which he declined to identify.

Chometz for Pesach Lerner said...

http://www.wfmz.com/slideshow/entertainment/17876034/detail.html

Gil Student, I've been looking for you.

I made a big mistake by not inviting you and these people to the 3 hour tour of Rubashkin.

Akiva Aryeh Weiss said...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another guilty plea in New Jersey’s largest corruption scandal came from a Brooklyn man last week.
Akiva Aryeh Weiss, 54, of Brooklyn, admitted to operating an unlicensed money transfer agency. Weiss was among 44 defendants arrested in July in a political corruption and money laundering probe. He’s the 17th person to plead guilty. Two other Brooklyn men pled guilty last week to money laundering.

Prosecutors say Weiss supplied up to $400,000 over a two-year period. He allegedly funneled the money to Rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim at the Congregation Ohel Yaacob in Deal, N.J. The case is pending against Ben Haim, who was arrested in the same probe.

Weiss also allegedly gave money to a man who was cooperating with federal authorities. He could face up to five years when sentenced July 26.

Shea Fishman said...

Filed at 6:33 a.m. ET

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI promised Wednesday that the Catholic Church would take action to confront the clerical sex abuse scandal, making his first public comments on the crisis days after meeting with victims.

Neither Benedict nor the Vatican has elaborated on what action or measures are being considered.

Self-appointed secular Jewish "leader" said...

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/04/20/1011670/jewish-leaders-caught-between-criticizing-obama-and-defending-him

Jewish leaders caught between criticizing, defending Obama

Oylem Goylem said...

Here is proof that Rubashkin is not the target of overt "anti-Semitism" which the rabbonim are allowing the Yated and the rabble on the street to shout at the top of their lungs.

Prosecutors usually ask for an extreme sentence which they know will be whittled down by the judge.

It is not necessarily the most fair way of going about it but Rubashkin is not being singled out.

This guy, like Rubashkin is refusing to take achrayus for his crimes. But what makes him better than Rubashkin is that he is at least cooperating to make restitution. And still, the prosecutors won't give one ounce of leniency.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2011556195_apuspetterssentencing.html

A federal judge sentenced fallen Minnesota tycoon Tom Petters to 50 years in prison on Thursday for orchestrating a $3.7 billion Ponzi scheme that counted hedge funds, pastors, missionaries and retirees among its victims.

U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle said he didn't believe Petters, the one-time owner of Polaroid and Sun Country Airlines, was unaware of the fraud within his operations at Petters Group Worldwide, as he has claimed.

Prosecutors had argued that Petters deserved the statutory maximum of 335 years.

Since Petters was convicted, he has cooperating with the court-appointed attorney attempting to recover losses in the scheme.

Miami Beach said...

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2007/650/619/2007-650619773-03d62c4a-9.pdf

The Boca Raton kollel filings are here but Shmeltzer won't release his.

Ohel molestation seminar 10 years ago said...

http://daattorah.blogspot.com/2010/04/rav-pam-child-abuse-conference-2000.html

Rav Eidensohn uploaded the audio here.

It sounds like R' Yisroel Reisman is talking about Yankel Pfefferkorn when he says that a strange person in Brooklyn who tapes (brissen?) is touching people.

Is this for real? I have seen Pfefferkorn many times and have not seen him touch people. It was not clear to me either if Rav Reisman meant that Pfefferkorn's touching had a sexual element to it.

I will add that one Boro Park meshugenna who I believe is a danger to children is the math genius known as "Yuk Yuk". He becomes very angry when taunted with the nickname and it seems he would attack the kids if adults did not stand between them.

Suprisingly, Rav Pam ztl says that a spouse should not tell the other that they are a molestation victim - they should only tell a doctor.

The last voice seems to be R' Dovid Cohen who says that molesters should be exposed to the public. If so, then why does he do nothing about Yudi Kolko and others?

UOJ gets results said...

Filed at 10:48 a.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal authorities raided a government-funded clinic run by the state Senate's majority leader, one day after New York's attorney general accused him of siphoning $14 million from it.

About a dozen FBI and IRS agents and investigators from the attorney general's office appeared Wednesday at the Soundview Healthcare Network in the Bronx, where a big canopy above the front door lists Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. as its president and CEO.

Some agents went into the clinic's offices. Others used bolt cutters to open an 8-foot-tall, 25-foot-long storage container behind the building and removed Espada campaign posters and other items. They also stacked boxes on the grass, and agents wearing blue or green gloves leafed through the contents and wrote notes.

One box was marked, ''Payroll 205.'' Another said ''Timesheets 205-206.''

Espada spokesman Steve Mangione didn't immediately respond to requests for comment left on his cell phone and through e-mail.

FBI spokesman James Margolin called it a criminal investigation

Eternal Jewish Fraud Watch said...

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2008/134/077/2008-134077539-058fa44d-9.pdf

Latest Tropper-Horizons filing has been made public.

Latest recipients of Kaplan-Tropper largesse are R' Dovid Feinstein's yeshiva which the filing says was payment for researching seforim to justify EJF shitos, the DATA kollel in Dallas, Ohr Sameach (surprising Tropper would give them once cent), something called Roots Inc and outreach programs in various yehupitzvilles.

A bunch of the grants were labeled as being for the purpose of doing outreach to intermarried couples. All the while EJF's rabbonim are in denial that this is so.

Who is Rabbi James Burgess who is listed as co-director with Tropper?

Eddie Feibusch said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/nyregion/19zipperman.html

I've got a fix for Avremel Schorr Habor's mouth before he gets to Chicago.

Ohel CEO David Mandel said...

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2008/116/078/2008-116078704-05107122-9.pdf

Life is good at Ohel.

The latest tax return made available shows I got a raise in 2008 for an annual salary of $331,322, up from $312,000 in the previous year.

And you should see how many others are making well into the six digits here.

Anonymous said...

UOJ "friend" Rabbi Adlerstein is a professor here:

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/retroactive-grade-inflation/

Apparently in response to the poor job market for law school grads, one school is trying to give its students a boost: retroactive grade inflation.

Loyola Law School of Los Angeles is increasing all grades by a third, so that “what previously was a B- would be a B, what previously was a B would be a B+, and so forth,” according to a dean’s memo published by Above the Law. It also applies to grades already earned, so that the grade-point average of every student will automatically increase by .333.

Far be it for me to judge a school’s grading policy, but I have a feeling employers are capable of seeing through this ploy and resetting their expectations accordingly.

Star K Baltimore said...

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2008/520/566/2008-520566794-0586fff5-9.pdf

R' Moshe Heinemann $172,878 (not including shul salary)

Avrom Pollack $155,003

Shmuel Heinemann $71,904 or $89,414 if Rivka is his wife

Anonymous said...

B’nai Brith has expressed its outrage over a decision by the British Advertising Standards Authority (BASA) to ban an Israeli Government Tourist Office ad promoting Israel which included clips of the Western Wall. BASA’s decision was reportedly based on the grounds that it considered the Western Wall “occupied” territory, as it is situated in the Eastern part of Jerusalem. In a letter to the British High Commissioner in Ottawa, B’nai Brith called BASA’s decision an “egregious insult” to the Jewish community and called for it to be rescinded.

“BASA’s decision to ban the Israeli Government Tourist Office’s use of Western Wall imagery in its advertisement is an egregious insult to the Jewish community, and we have called for it to be rescinded,” said Frank Dimant, B’nai Brith Canada’s Executive Vice President. “Jerusalem has been, and always will be, the historical, national, and religious capital of the Jewish State.

“With this most current British decision to ban use of imagery of the Kotel, Judaism’s holiest site, we cannot help but be reminded of the decisions of the British Mandate authorities who banned the blowing of the shofar at the Kotel on Yom Kippur while the area was under their rule and inexcusably denied refuge in the Holy Land to Jews fleeing the Nazi killing machine. As we get ready to celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut, the anniversary of the miracle of Israel’s independence, we would have hoped that Britain would have learned from its past mistakes, but this most recent anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish decision by BASA seems to affirm that it has not.”

St. James of ק'ק Monsey said...

Who is Rabbi James Burgess who is listed as co-director with Tropper?

The 2008 tax return was already published on Daat Torah last year.

James (AKA Yaakov) Burgess is another crook BT (like David Jacobs) from Boston. They worship Tropper and eat from his hands.

I can tell you for sure that their REAL salaries are much much higher than the ones on the return