Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sex Scandals in Religion & Their Coverups!





I listened in dismay to R' Shlomo Gottesman's presentation of halachic issues of child abuse. He picked a very narrow perspective in answering the question of whether halacha allows going to the police to report abuse. The presentation involved snippets from the collection of teshuvos found in volume 15 of Yeshurun. He concluded that it was in fact permitted to go to the police but only if a rabbi had established that there was some - deliberately vague - level of evidence called raglayim ledavar and that this was for tikun olam (improvement to society). It was asserted that both these conditions could only be determined by a rabbi. In other words one risked being guilty of mesira (informing) and thus lose olam habah if reporting was done directly without first consulting a rabbi. Thus the focus of his presentation was on preserving rabbinic authority in abuse cases when the rabbi is not capable of dealing with it and the police need to be involved.

He also claimed that requiring a rabbi to decide whether abuse could be reported did not violate mandated reporting laws. . He did not say how this is possible but just asked the audience to trust him that it was possible to reconcile the mandated reporting requirement to report abuse and the requirement to allow a rabbi to decide whether abuse is to be reported. It is astounding that he so glibly stated this since he is a very competent lawyer and presumably knows that this is very problematic and that he is unlikely to find any judge or secular social agency to agree with him. He also claimed that there was no need to utilize the concept of rodef (self-protection) since a rabbi could decide on calling the police by tikun olam alone. That is strange since the concept of rodef is a significant factor even in the teshuvos of the gedolim that he was citing. Why would the gedolim utilize this concept if it wasn't necessary?

So what was really wrong with what he said? The fact is that by entirely focusing on the assertion that permission must first be gotten from a rabbi before contacting the police - he avoided dealing with the complexity of the issue of abuse as it happens in the Orthodox community. He obviously felt this was not of general interest but as he put it, this is what an individual needs to speak privately with a rabbi because each case is different.

Unfortunately he squandered an important opportunity. What he should have done was to ask a different question. Not under what conditions is calling the police mesira - but the real question is what does the Orthodox community need to do to protect the children? He failed to note that there are clearly times when a rabbi does not need to be consulted and that furthermore there are clearly times when a rabbi who says not to report should be ignored. He failed to address the more important issue of whether going to the police without community involvement and with pressure on parents not to file a complaint is really protecting the children. He failed to address the fear of reporting because of shidduchim and the danger that a child will be kicked out of school if he/she is found to have been abused. He failed to note that the Aguda has insisted that the financial well being of its institutions are more important than the welfare of the children. That cover ups to protect reputations of rabbis come before the sanity and safety of our children.

But perhaps his biggest failure was to address the betrayal of the abuse victims by the rabbis and community and the severe psychological and religious damage this betrayal causes. It is commonly observed by those who work with off the derech children that most of these children have been abused.

So yes - there is a legitimate halachic problem of how to deal with mesira - but in reality the issue of abuse is not primarily about how to preserve rabbinic authority - but how to protect our children.


Talmud Chochom said...

A molestor is a public mazik, somone who is a threat to societal good. Not only are they out theere, so many are in the perfect position to wreak havoc, because they are so often teaching the kids the molest.

So Aguda, don't give me this bullshit about Tikun Olam - TO is only applicable when there is no obligatory D'oraisa, but we have a Din Derabanan, such as Avedas Akum.

Anonymous said...

tikun olam is a conservative perogitive too!

Clarity (on abuse) begins at Home said...

I am very curious as to what Rav Eidensohn's nephew in Ramat Bet Shemesh holds about abuse and going to the authorities.

His nephew is a well known mechanech who is rumored to be on the "cover up" side of the debate.

Perhaps Rav Eidensohn should preach some of his gospel closer to home.

Yeshiva Chaim Berlins Own Incest Alumni said...

Brooklyn Rabbi Gershon Kranczer and sons accused of sexually abusing relatives, young girls: police


Friday, December 03, 2010

A Brooklyn rabbi and three of his sons are accused of preying on four female relatives - and the sexual abuse may have started as many as 15 years ago.

Detectives suspect Rabbi Gershon Kranczer, 58, abused two underage relatives, while three of his sons - ages 24, 21 and 15 - repeatedly attacked other girls, police said.

Investigators said Kranczer and his 21-year-old son, Asher, who is legally blind, fled to Israel Monday and haven't been found.

The rabbi's 24-year-old son, Yechezkel Kranczer, turned himself in to the NYPD Thursday and the 15-year-old - whose name is being withheld - surrendered to police the day before.

Yeshiva Chaim Berlins Own Child Abuser Alumnus said...

Jewish family sues Jamaican reform school for troubled teens


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A battle has erupted in the Orthodox Jewish community over a Brooklyn teenager sent by his prominent family to a behavior boot camp accused of terrifying abuse.

Isaac Hersh, 16, has been trapped since last summer at Tranquility Bay, a reform school on the island of Jamaica with a soothing name - and harsh discipline, according to the lawyer hired to try to get him out.

"It's a modern-day concentration camp," said Maryland lawyer Joshua Ambush.

Isaac's estranged parents sent him to the boot camp last year after luring him back to Brooklyn from his new home in Texas, court papers claim.

Isaac's twin brother, Sol, is panicked he's next to go.

"He's very worried about his brother. He's very worried about himself, too," said a friend of the family who asked to remain anonymous.

Tranquility Bay offers the promise of turning bad boys into focused achievers, but the walled-off camp with barred windows has been called a nightmare.

Children have been beaten, forced to eat their vomit and made to stand in painful contortions for hours, according to a separate suit filed in Utah by former students against private boot camps, including Tranquility Bay.

The case has so riled up members of the normally insular Orthodox community that several are taking the rare step of publicizing Isaac's situation.

One one side is Isaac's informal Texas foster family, who are also Orthodox and their supporters, who prompted a nonprofit to file suit in Washington last week on Isaac's behalf.

They claim he was lured to Brooklyn with the promise of a job, handcuffed and thrown into a van that took him to the boot camp as he cried and begged to be released, the suit says.

On the other side are the teen's father, Michael Hersh - CEO of Brooklyn's huge Orthodox volunteer ambulance service, Hatzalah - and his wife, Miriam.

"Hatzalah will carefully monitor these proceedings, taking into account the seriousness of the allegations," the organization said in a statement.

The couple has a prominent supporter in Rabbi Aaron Schecter, head of Brooklyn's tight-knit Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, according to the suit.

It is unclear what prompted the parents to send Isaac to another country. Michael Hersh did not return a call for comment.

They had a troubled relationship for years, according to the suit.

Isaac, one of eight children, was sent to schools in Virginia and Long Island before the family moved to Israel in 2002, where the parents were accused of abusing Isaac, the suit says.

From there, the boys went to live with families in Texas, although the parents never lost custody.

"They're healthy, good, normal teenage boys," said the family friend.


Yeshiva Chaim Berlin Fights Wigstore but it supports Leib Tropper said...

Yeshiva World News:

Rav Aron Schecter Boycotts Flatbush Shaitel Store

(Thursday, January 24th, 2008)


There is a store located at 1632 Coney Island Avenue – directly across from Yeshiva Chaim Berlin – which sells Shaitels (wigs for women).

In the front window of the store, there are four, large, inappropriate, photos of women – with the point being that it should attract a persons attention and look.

When approached nicely by the Yungerleit to remove the photos, the owner answered that “this is not Bnei Brak”.

I don’t want to further delve into this mans other excuses, and answers which were all filled with Chutzpah, but I am requesting that until the Pritzus photos are removed from the store windows, no one from our community should enter this store.

Filled with shame, and embarrassment that I needed to write this letter – but felt it was necessary due to Kavod Hatorah,

Rav Aaron M. Schecter, Rosh Yeshiva Chaim Berlin.

Rabbonim align with sexually immoral Leib Tropper as they boycott Mishpacha magazine said...


350 Rabbonim Resolve to Battle Intermarriage and Assimilation in Worldwide Effort

Tuesday June 30, 2009

It was by all accounts an unprecedented gathering of leading kiruv rabbonim from around the world, as well as rabbonim in cities and towns throughout Israel. The event took place from June 15 -17 at Jerusalem’s Inbal Hotel. The sponsor was the Eternal Jewish Family International, which is in the midst of a major global expansion of its activities to support rabbanim and batei din involved with intermarried couples who genuinely strive for a halachic conversion. It also assists kiruv organizations that are on the front lines in the fight against assimilation, such as the co-sponsors of the event: Arachim, Ohr Somayach, Hidabroot, Lev L’achim, Shuvu, and Nefesh Yehudi. In the U.S., it also includes the Gateways organization.

The rabbanim deliberated on such topics as “Worldwide Assimilation: Today’s Spiritual Holocaust”, “Building Barriers Against Fictitious Conversions,” Anti-Semitism and Assimilation: Cause or Effect?”, and “Determining the Status of Certain ‘Jews’ in the Community.” The rabbanim, who represented numerous cities around the globe, expressed their deepest concern over the grave issue of world-wide assimilation. In addition, they addressed a growing problem in Israel where many young people return from study abroad with non-Jewish spouses. Kiruv experts spoke of the dangers facing Israeli youth in Israel. They resolved to step up the educational efforts to hopefully thwart this growing trend.

[see photo and caption:]

Some of the leading Gedolei Yisroel who addressed a recent international conference sponsored by the Eternal Jewish International on intermarriage and assimilation. L – R Rav Yitzchok Scheiner (Rosh Yeshiva, Kaminetz), Rav Shaul Alter (Rosh Yeshiva, Sfas Emes), Rav Leib Tropper (Chairman, EJF’s Halachic Committee), Rav Ela Behr Wachtfogel (Rosh Yeshiva, South Fallsburg) speaking, Mr. Menachem Yitzchok Kaplan (Chairman, EJF), Rav Reuven Feinstein (Rosh Yeshiva, Staten Island), and Rav Berl Povarsky (Rosh Yeshiva, Ponovezh).

The tone of the historic conference was set by EJF’s chairman, Menachem Yitzchak (Tom) Kaplan who noted that “in my wildest dreams I could not imagine such a rapid and broad acceptance by rabbanim all over the world of the vision we laid out with the help of the leading Torah authorities.” Kaplan said that he was “committed to do whatever it takes to take on assimilation and problematic conversions wherever the problem exists.” Rav Leib Tropper, the organization’s chairman of the Halachic Committee, spoke of the successes of EJF in “raising the bar on conversions and successfully uniting rabbonim and dayanim from disparate backgrounds in preserving kedushas yisroel.”


St Louis said...


Gould, 32, stole an additional $3.5 million from 24 brokerage clients, many of whom he knew through his father-in-law's insurance firm, while others were beneficiaries of his family's trust fund that he controlled.

And yes, with his young wife in the courtroom, Gould agreed that he used part of the proceeds from scams to invest in The Sports Nook, True Hockey & Free Poker Express, businesses that he started, while also spending it on 'substantial" personal expenses at strip clubs across the river, where he said he entertained clients.

Gould ultimately pleaded guilty to wire & mail fraud.

An Orthodox Jew, Gould lives in a community sustained by constant prayer.

"The filth," said Daniel Lefton, a victim, after the April 29 hearing was over, ashamed that Gould wore a yarmulke. "He is not representative of the Orthodox community."

Gould attended Agudas Israel on Delmar Boulevard, along with the Lefton family, which was swindled out of more than $327,000.

They feel a mix of sorrow & embarrassment because he was one of their own, said Shaya Mintz, a rabbi at St. Louis Kollel

Gould jumped into community service, serving on the board of directors at Bais Yaakov High School

Woodbury fired Gould & reported him to regulators in 2010.

That same year the Kollel group honored Gould & his wife again, giving them the Young Leadership Award.

A photograph from the evening shows the Goulds with broad smiles.

Gould faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison & a $250,000 fine for each of his 2 charges.

He waits in his home for sentencing, as members of the tightknit community walk up and down his street during Sabbath, pushing strollers, while older children play under the brims of broad black hats.

Gould no longer attends the synagogue.

He said he has chosen to show respect for the victims by not showing his face.

Anonymous said...


Yosef Kolko said...


Oink oink

Misery said...

http://bergersbeat.com/joshua-gould-woes/ An investigation of Laura Pounds is ongoing. She was the mistress of Ponzi schemer Joshua Gould and reportedly was given huge sums of money and expensive gifts from Gould. She is a stripper at PT’s and Penthouse. Gould had spent much time at the strip clubs, where he met and became gaga over Pounds. He is married with three children. Any assets Gould fraudulently conveyed to her will be seized and used to pay off Orthodox Jews with whom he conned. Gould gave her money to keep for him until his legal troubles are over. (Who in his right mind would give a stripper money for safe keeping?) The fox was not only in the chicken house – she ate him..

Anonymous said...

Clarity at 5:18 am,

You can't blame people for their relatives. Rabbi Mark Dratch also has relatives that are molesters but he leads the fight to protect victims.

Anonymous said...

R' Daniel missed the point completely. The presentation by R' Gottesman was a halacha shiur, and he was perfectly clear that this was not to reach halacha pesukah. The goal was to clarify the issues about reporting. The positives about reporting are obvious, and no one should need a shiur to discuss it. Yet, there are those who raise an important challenge to it, some for the wrong reasons, others who want to follow halacha. And there are shailos. There are also answers. R' Gottesman was not providing the answers, and he said he was not doing so. The basis for hesitations about reporting is the matter of raglayim ledovor, and this is a judgment call. Many of us would reach a decision on that without help or guidance, and we would be correct more than wrong (if ever). But there is a qualification that must be met. Those who wish to claim that a report should not be made in a specific case, would need to challenge the veracity of the claim.

I have personal knowledge that R' Gottesman is well aware that the "system" has been grossly unfair (that is a very mild word) in terms of protecting perpetrators and revictimizing victims. That he did not address that is not a valid complaint. That was not the topic. This was a specific shiur to clarify the halachic issues, not to pasken, and not to establish policy.

Toronto said...

(Who in his right mind would give a stripper money for safe keeping?)

Three high school bochurim were thrown out of Ner Yisroel in Toronto for going downtown to find a hooker. They weren't matzliach because the smart shiksa told them give me the money and I will meet you somewhere. The idiots waited all night until they realized she wasn't coming back. When they were caught by the dorm counselor sneaking back at 6 am he managed to pry out of one guy where they were. They showed up on time for shacharis but were immediately thrown out of the beis medrash and made to wait in the rosh yeshiva's office. The rosh was an old European Jew who learned in Germany before the war. He just glared at them for an hour without saying a word. He finally asked "WHY??!!!". When the loose lipped one said "all I wanted was a rub down" the rosh lurched over and smashed his head against the concrete wall. He then immediately threw them both out of his office and out of yeshiva for good.

One guy is the son of a big rov. Another went off the derech but still came to shul every shabbos where he would tell people he has STDs.

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

R' Daniel missed the point completely.


Rabbi Eidensohn's point is clear, as is mine, Torah Umesorah and the Agudath Israel have done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to advance the cause of protecting children, other than lip service.

And since when did Zwiebel and Gottesman become poskim in the laws of mesirah?

While you above commenter are obviously intelligent, you are blindsided by their propaganda machines. Halacha shiur my foot - this was just another way to send the message to their fool constituents, to call your rabbi first on any allegations of child abuse, wink - wink, we'll give you Sruli Belsky's phone number if you come across a child rapist. Oh yeah - by the way, don't trust your kids they're probably making it up!

UOJ always gets right to the point! said...

"Torah Umesorah and the Agudath Israel have done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to advance the cause of protecting children"

Frankel's shul mizrach shvantz said...


I was there at the time said...

Dear UOJ

It would be correct to exclude your correspondent "Toronto" until you have had an opportunity to verify his allegations. No, Toronto is not squeaky clean, but every one of his posts is full of half-truths and outright motzi shem rah. His Ner Yisroel story happened in the late '70's, none of the three involved was the son of a "big rav", and two of three were nebach not dealing with a full deck. How this compares to the Chicago case is beyond me, and grossly minimizes the severity of the Chicago case. His post is just the delight of a "ba'al lashon hara" and diminishes what you are trying to accomplish on your blog.

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


I'm going to give you an opportunity to respond to the above commenter.

Hardened Cynic said...

"to call your rabbi first on any allegations of child abuse, wink - wink, we'll give you Sruli Belsky's phone number if you come across a child rapist"

Do you know what Belsky said when he was given the Yosef Aron Kolko story, I have no doubt together with a nice wad of cash? He said that the kid is not Ne'eman, so mistama he's got a Chezkas Shakran. In that case, according to Belsky's warped reasoning,, the kid mistama molested his counselor, YA Kolko!

Anonymous said...

Chassidim: The Taliban of the Jews!!!by Heshy Fried on May 24, 2011

The biggest problem I have with yesterday’s events is that I’m not surprised. I have watched over the years as the Chassidic movement has shrunk from it’s holy stature in my mind, to a bunch of zealots who place more value on dress and language that on the personal welfare of children and women. Go and take a look at any of the Jewish news blogs and you will see a daily crime blotter of mostly Chassidim convicted on charges of fraud, child molestation, rape, government scams and so on. This is not a once in a while thing, it happens every day and it’s disgusting. I find it even more disgusting that the Chassidim – whether we like it or not – is what the secular world thinks the orthodox world is made up of. To the secular world there are no divisions – they think the orthodox Jew must wear the garb, the peyos and the beard.

I know there are people out there who will argue about the close knit communities (part of the problem with cover ups) and the amazing chesed that goes on and so forth – but after the reaction of yesterday’s events by the Chassidish and frum world in general – I am beginning to see this group as a whole new religion. A man tried to murder an entire family and not one Chassidic leader has said a word, it can’t be that they do not know of this – they remain silent, just like they do whenever something else happens that tarnishes their name and our religion.

This is a chillul Hashem in the highest and I am sickened by it. Is there any hope for the Chassidim, or will they continue on their path of closed minded zealotry and claim that their form of authentic Judaism (it’s only 300 years old) will live on while everyone else becomes modernized. The non-observant Jewish movements seem a whole lot frummer than the Chassidim a lot of the time.

I am wondering if the Skverer Rebbe will even acknowledge this violence committed in his own little shtetl, or will he remain silent in hopes that it will just go away.

Notes: This post was generalizing a lot – I am sure that within the Chassidic community there are those that do not scam the government, cover up molestation charges and allow women to think for themselves, but these people fear getting killed so they stay in the closet.

Anonymous said...

dear UOJ

it seems while the person claims the story happenned in toronto years ago allow me to share a story in north miami beach just over a year ago

a man in the community committed adultery with 3 women and was cought on tape and also cought on tape apologizing to the husband who has since divorced his wife

believe it or not the husband of the wife went to every rabbi in north miami beach and some in miami beach and asked them tosist in dealing with the adulterer . to this day each rabbi made an excuse for the adulterer and said they dont want to be involved . now one yar later the rabbis have added the adulterer to hatzola as they say he did teshuva

so if you commit adultery call rabbi schmeltczer in yeshiva gedola of montreal and ask him for the adultery teshuva plan which also involves a large donation to him

do these rabbis have no shame or do they nort believe in the aseres hadibros

Toronto said...

"every one of his posts is full of half-truths"

Liar, who are you covering up for? Thanks for throwing out such a wild accusation without elaborating.

"none of the three involved was the son of a "big rav""

One father was a long time mechanech and performed duties at his shul when the regular rav was not there.

"two of three were nebach not dealing with a full deck"

That is possible as I only know the identity of 2. But when did I say they were normal? If anything, my narrative proves they are missing something if they waited for the zona all night and then one of them admitted to the dorm counselor where they went. The "half deck" that I am familiar with still has the power of bechira and knows he should not be having sex.

The story in the Midwest has no connection to Chicago which shows you can't even read. I was only demonstrating that Gould is not the only idiot who entrusted money to a whore.

Skverrer Putz said...

Heshy Fried is referring to the breakaway shul in a New Square nursing home that is not approved by the Rebbe. One of the mispalelim was attacked and almost murdered over it. It is an old story that the Rebbe won't even let many people live in New Square, even if they daven in the approved shuls. This is also done to baalei teshuva who are gaga for the Rebbe because the Rebbe doesn't want any shmeck of their former selves polluting the environment.

Monsey said...

According to blogger Yossi Izrael, the porno shops in Rockland County are almost all owned by Skverrer chassidim yet the Rebbe will not act on complaints that they are being machshil all kinds of bochurim & yungerleit who go in to view the shmutz.

Polluting the environment, my tuchess

I was there at the time said...

okay, "Toronto", I'll play. Firstly, My apologies to Chicago - it was St. Louis that I meant. There, now that is straight.

Secondly, you were the one who used the term "big rov". Your description does not make him a "big rov", but rather, a mechanech in a yeshiva ketana (I had him to be certain). Your using the term "big rov" was intended to embellish a story and make it juicier - exactly what a ba'al loshon hora does. So your response proved my point, thank you.

Finally, comparing what three underaged teenagers, two of whom were not totally sane (aside from the insanity of this one episode) in handing money to a zona, not for safekeeping or investing, but rather, for services to be rendered, with the Gould case is apples and oranges. Three kids get ripped off by a zona. End of story. Successful, Orthodox and well respected man rips off the people in his community and has a stripper girlfriend whom he trusts with his assets (no double entendre intended but whatever) and you have the temerity to compare the cases.

Those three kids hurt themselves and their families. Perhaps the yeshiva too, since rechilim like you like to bring it up every now and then.

But the dude in St. Loo, he's a junior version of Reb Bernie Madoff and Reb Elya Spitzer rolled into one. He has destroyed many people, damaged his wife and kids, made a mockery of his shul and the other institutions that have shown him kovod, and caused a very public chilul Hashem.

I stand by what I wrote - you Mr. Toronto, are a ba'al lashon hora.

Anonymous said...

There was another bochur in Ner Yisroel Toronto in the 1980s, also the son of a rov, who was kicked out after half a year. They found out the reason why he left the Adelphia yeshiva mid-year was not the reason he told them. The real reason was that Rabbi Trenk threw him around the room like a rag doll before expelling him when he learned he took a bus to Manhattan to patronize a whorehouse. The bochur was also suspected of multiple incidents of theft from other boys in the dorm. Today he is the rabbi of a Conservative synagogue.

Devil's advocate said...

Why can't a yeshiva ketana rebbe be a big rov in other words a big talmid chochem. Rav Pam used to be an English teacher ya know

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the #1 fan of the Skverrer is someone who is a small time Rebbe and perhaps the most corrupt Rebbe of them all.

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Toronto said...

As far as I know the rov is a substantial talmid chacham who could give a higher level shiur.

So what is your real agenda? Why do you want to keep things quiet or are you just on a power trip to get in the last word?

Comparing Gould to Madoff is ludicrous. Certainly a much bigger stretch than what you criticize me for. Gould is a small time hoodlum even less than Dweck who stole a few million mostly to pad his own family's trust fund. He did not mastermind a $60 billion global conspiracy with 100s of accomplices.

You obviously don't know what the halachic definition of a "baal lashon harah" is. It is someone who will never refrain from uttering lashon harah under any circumstance.

There is even a point to what I say. One of the 3 yeshiva johns would pretty much justify what he did for years to all kinds of kids barely past bar mitzva. He might come across a little eccentric but not crazy. People like this need to be exposed.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

anonymous re: north miami beach & miami beach

These rabbeim had better not criticize a man for committing adultery!!

We have the av beis din l'giyur in Miami beach, you know the one who got fired from beth Israel who runs a giyores prostitution ring.

his latest star is the mother/daughter team from miami lakes that makes hotel visits upon the request of visiting roshei yeshiva and other "erliche" yidden.

but don't criticize his big donor brecher, the cohen who is married to a cuban shiksa named colleen solano aka rachel amar. oh I forgot in miami cubans are "safek jews", aren't we all?

then we have schmeltzer with whom this blog is very well familiar.

schmelly might be gone but he left his legacy behind in the safra youth director eliyahu bucay.

but bucay is in good company because nechemia weberman's partner in molestation, yaakov yagen runs the midrasha there. fertile ground...........

folks are wondering what yossi galimidi has been doing while all of this has been going on??

maybe arranging for the conversions of his baal koreh and hazzan (yonatan darzi) from miami beach family??? oops.

none of the rabbeim can be expected to get involved with aishes ish because they are too busy protecting child molesters like amram bendahan.

what happened in skver does not shock me in the least. if the miami pimp/rabbis could get away with it, they would do the same to 25 guys I know.

meanwhile they will just settle for getting their kids thrown out of school, no shidduchs, etc.

Anonymous said...

One of the Schmeltzer brothers is the son in law of that Toronto rosh yeshiva who smashed the guy's head into the wall. Does anyone know if it's the same Schmeltzer from Miami Montreal?

Anonymous said...

The yeshiva "john" who talked about sex is Itchy Gross. I know because he told me a bunch of crap when I was 15 years old. When he walked away muttering something, another 15 year old was with mouth wide open that Itchy just said he has stds. It figures that a sicko like that would have a name like Itchy Gross. But an even bigger loser was the YU guy who was president of Itchy's shul for a couple years. He would darshan to everyone that they should take advantage and enjoy sinning with a shix before getting married. I don't know if he is an apikoros or just so ignorant that he really believes there is no aveirah.

Anonymous said...

any of those miami characters mentioned at 8:54 have a connection to the molester amram bendahan?

What an ending said...


This is the Chayie Sieger from Bobov Boro Park who once sued half the rabbonim & botei din in Brooklyn

Aguda preaches business ethics while its balebatim default on banks big time said...

Wall Street Journal:

Setback for Historic Warehouse

Developer Defaults as Industry City Works to Raise Profile Among Artists


Real-estate developer Rubin Schron is in talks to restructure about $300 million in debt backed by a 35-acre piece of Brooklyn's historic industrial waterfront that he has been trying to turn into an artists' haven.

A group led by Mr. Schron purchased the property, which had been part of the massive Bush Terminal complex, starting in 1986. Located near the Gowanus Expressway, it was packed with century-old industrial buildings, some of which he planned to convert into artist lofts, office space and other uses.

Beginning in 2007, Mr. Schron took out loans that ultimately totaled about $300 million which were converted into commercial mortgage backed securities, according to Realpoint. Soon after that the recession hit the outlook for his property, named Industry City, worsened. So far only about 600,000 square feet of its 6 million square feet of space has been converted and only about 400,000 square feet of that is occupied. The property's occupancy has also dropped to the 60% range from 87.2% in 2007, according to Realpoint and a copy of the loan's prospectus.

The Schron group is hopeful it will be able to restructure the debt and hold onto the property, according to people familiar with the property.

Mr. Schron's group, which today includes Abraham Fruchthandler, anticipated when the initial loan was made that the property could generate an annual net operating income of about $37.9 million as they released space at higher rents, according to Realpoint. Instead the property's net operating income for the six months ended in June 2010 was about $5.8 million. During that same time period, debt service was about $9.6 million, according to Realpoint.

The property's history can be traced back to the early 1900s when industrialist Irving T. Bush began building on the land his family owned. It was billed by some accounts as a city within a city with a railroad, trolleys and as many as 35,000 workers.

Mr. Schron's group is in default on the $300 million in debt, according to Realpoint, a credit-rating firm and a unit of Morningstar. The debt was reported 30 days delinquent earlier this month by the special servicer charged with managing the loan, according to Realpoint.

Mr. Schron has built up an empire of skyscrapers, warehouses and apartment buildings, which includes some well-known properties like the Woolworth Building. He also has other headaches. A group that includes Mr. Schron has also defaulted on about $305 million in debt secured by a portfolio of 36 Long Island industrial buildings totaling about 3.5 million square feet, according to Realpoint.

Industry City has been working to raise its profile among artists. Michael Connor, the curator of a temporary art space called Marian Spore that was located in one of Industry City's buildings, said he paid no rent. Rather, in exchange for occupying the space, Mr. Connor helped market the property to artists and others. "There's a good kind of community that is beginning to build there," Mr. Connor says.

Write to Maura Webber Sadovi at maura.sadovi@wsj.com

Republicans finally find their leader anits NETANYAHU yet again said...

Detroit Free Press:

Israel's Netanyahu cheered as he addresses Congress

May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to a friendly and enthusiastic Congress on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his vision of the Middle East, based on a strong Israel irrevocably linked to the U.S. and willing to make some sacrifices for peace with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu gave a 45-minute speech to a joint meeting of the two houses of Congress. It was his second speech to Congress, and his remarks were frequently interrupted by standing ovations.

He stressed the need to support the pro-democracy movements that have swept through the region and called for efforts to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Netanyahu also outlined his vision of a two-nation solution, one Jewish, the other Palestinian. It is the Palestinians, he insisted, who refuse to accept a Jewish nation, though Israel is willing to accept the Palestinians.

He said he was willing to give up some things to win peace but defended the growth of Israeli settlements and the need for Israel to protect itself from groups such as Hamas that question the country's right to exist.

The U.S. and Israel consider Hamas a terrorist group.

"Israel has no better friend than America, and America has no better friend than Israel," Netanyahu said. "We stand together to defend democracy, we stand together to advance peace, we stand together to fight terrorism."

Last week, President Barack Obama outlined his Mideast policy, calling on Israel and the Palestinians to resolve their long-standing enmity as part of the pro-democracy changes that are sweeping through the Mideast and north Africa.

But in outlining his vision, Obama touched off a storm of protest when he called for negotiations based on the borders before the 1967 Six Day War and for mutually agreed-upon swaps of lands.

Netanyahu said the 1967 borders are indefensible and made it clear that Israel will not accept Obama's parameters for the next round of peace talks, when, and if, they come.

"I am willing to make painful compromises to achieve this historical peace. As the leader of Israel, it is my responsibility," Netanyahu said.

"This is not easy for me. It's not easy, because I recognize that in a genuine peace we will be required to give up parts of the ancestral Jewish homeland," he said, referring to the occupied West Bank.

Seattle said...


Lakewood's Rabbi Moshe Londinski while still in Seattle goes on national TV to defend a Lubavitch shaliach convicted of money laundering for Columbian drug cartels. We all know why Londinski had to leave town.

Both versions of the story are correct said...


WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation. is examining whether Theodore J. Kaczynski, the Unabomber, was responsible for lacing several bottles of Tylenol with cyanide in 1982, bringing together two of the highest-profile domestic crimes of the late 20th century.


UOJ is investigating whether Lipa Margulies, the 30 year enabler of child molester Yudi Kolko, was guilty of joining Nazi collaborators in WWII era Romania sending Jews to their deaths to save his own skin, bringing together two of the most major crimes against humanity in the 20th century.

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

Hey pal, don't get too overexcited bashing Chaim Berlin. Ruby Schron is a talmid of Rav Scheinberg from both Chofetz Chaim and Torah Or and he davens in Mir. He does business with a lot of people besides Frucht. He gives money to everyone. His only connection to CB is his mechutan Thau.

Heshy Nussbaum said...


Hey did you know that Rabbi Aaron Levine who was the long time menahel of Ner Yisroel Toronto and temper challenged child abuser who liked to throw boys down flights of stairs, is related to a notorious molester?

Anonymous said...

What is up with Tropper-Blog's outright tuches leching Chabad?

"The annual Lag Baomer parades sponsored by Chabad were a huge success this year.

500 marches which totaled 250,000 Jewish children marched in various locations in Eretz Yisroel.

Many of these children who participated in the parade are not yet familiar with Shmiras Hamitzvos.

The Lag Baomer parade, as a concept was developed by the past Lubavitch Rebbe Zy"a."

Didan notzach said...

Avadda that Tropper will tuchess leck Chabad. A number of Luvaitcher shluchim who have no clue about gerus or who are driven by profit motives because intermarried couple give nice donation$$$ have been giving credence to the EJF scam

UOJ gets results said...


53 minutes ago

The Justice Department reportedly plans to accuse John Edwards of misusing presidential campaign funds to cover up an affair.

Anonymous said...

why did londinski have to leave seattle?

John Kerry said...

Hey UOJ, you big fat instigator! Don't you have anything better to do than go digging after the private lives of every skirt chaser? You always accentuate the negative! My running mate R' John Edwards has a lot of positive attributes. When we ran against George Bush and Dick Cheney, we were the pair with the shtattier hairdo! You must have been behind the scenes back then with the Swift Boat chevra. It's still seared in my mind!

Shmarya gets results said...


For Public Hospital Employees, New Training on Gay Patients

Anonymous said...

there was another bochur in 1980s ner yisroel of toronto that was a sex maniac. he was very tall and looked a lot older than his age. he used to recklessly boast around the dorm that he was having sexual rendezvous with women and there were in fact several reported sightings of him in the suspicious looking company of women. he would sit down with younger kids and tell them graphically detailed stories for hours about sexual encounters he claimed having. the stories would get back to the hanhala who would call him into the office for rounds of screaming and threats. not surprisingly he wasn't back the next year. he probably was not expelled mid year because he is part of a powerful clan in town but the hanhala member who is related to him seemed to hate his guts and be highly embarrassed of him. it was very sad that he was always oozing a sense of uncontrollable taava. you could meet him years later, ask him how he's doin' and he would make sure to mention chasing women in the first few sentences

Ruby Schrons worst mistake was hooking up with the Chaim Berlin gangsters said...

"Chaim Berlin = My Way or the Highway said...Hey pal, don't get too overexcited bashing Chaim Berlin. Ruby Schron is a talmid of Rav Scheinberg from both Chofetz Chaim and Torah Or and he davens in Mir. He does business with a lot of people besides Frucht. He gives money to everyone. His only connection to CB is his mechutan Thau."

Seems like "My Way or the Highway" is missing lots of facts, just the facts. No one said Ruby Schron was a Chaim Berliner. But from the time he started making big bucks in real estate the Chaim Berlin sharks, aka Fruchthandler and Schechter started circling and ENcircling Ruby. First they get him to give his oldest daughter to marry a big Schechter tuches lekker Binyomin Cohen a top maggid shiur in the CB kollel (Binyomin is the oldest son of posek Feivel Cohen, who Schechter and Fruchty screwed a long time ago pushing him out as rosh yeshiva of CB); then they take one of psychophant CBer Shia Thau's daughters (the girl is a top Bruriah Hutner David chasidista and BJJ grad) and marry her off to one of Schron's sons. So the CB sharks have used two CB pawns as bait and twice "having one over" Schron.

Then Fruchty himself moves in for the kill and grabs Schron by he beitzim and becomes Schron's real estate partner (the real agenda), that Schron needed like a hole in head as you can see now that his partnership with Fruchty amounts to a loss of over 600 million dollars as their Bush Terminal investment ($300 Million+) and Long Island investment ($300 Million+) goes down he tubes. The true losses are probably much higher, and so far Fruchty is nothing but bad luck for Schron on the money-making front.

In case anyone had any doubts that Ruby Schron is under the spell of the Schecher-Fruchty cabal, Schron built his palatial summer home near he CB Camp Morris summer wolf's lair in Woodridge, NY, where he can spend his time freely "strategizing" with Fruchty who seems to have taken and overtaken Schron's very dull and gullible mind, and get freel-dispensed "daas toireh" from Schechter who has "blessed" the marriages of two of Schron's kids to ubber-CB youth and has now entered into Schron's vulnerable bloodstream and simple soul.

Leib Tropper is another Sheinberg chosid who is under the Schechter-Fruchthandler protektzia, once he brought them access to Tom Kaplan's billions they went even more gaga for Tropper. Looks like the gold-digging the CB sharks are now doing with Ruby Schron is being revealed for the same fraudulence that surrounded Tropper. Losing $600+ Million bucks must be very shocking and depressing for Schron, as Fruchty and Schechter laugh at yet another sucker who was had by them.

So it's too late for Ruby Schron because the CB sharks have him by balls now, and he is hurting and bleeding big time. If you sleep with the dogs you catch their fleas.

Camp Shmorris said...

A lot of people who don't necessarily like Chaim Berlin are nesting by Kochav & merchav for the summer because the accommodations are nice & it's a status symbol.

Toronto Agudah Fresser said...

That sex maniac in the 80s is the son of a sexual deviant. Fathers are molid their genes in their offspring but yiras shamayim is up to the person. That sex maniac may also be missing a few screws.

Hoo-ah said...

Chaim Berlin's R' Binyomin Cohen is the first cousin of one of the good guys, Ben Hirsch, who is an arch-enemy of Kolko in particular and all other molesters in general.

Phoney Island Ave said...

Fruchty is nothing compared to some of Schron's scumbag friends and business partners like Leib Pinter and Kalman Finkel.

Kalman Finkel said...


We mentioned that another reason that talent is hard to attract at NYCHA was corruption. The Long Island City warehouse is the Elephant of corruption at NYCHA, and we don't want it to be forgotten. As it enriched friends of Kalman Finkel's family (Ruben Schron and others), Kalman will do everything possible to try and hide the financial boondoggle behind a veil of necessity and usefulness. Unfortunately, that may mean compromising NYCHA employee's safety.

Someone in a position to know has written us about the safety issues in the Finkel/Schron Big Money Monument. Here's what we're told.

The warehouse is limited in function, as Con Ed will ONLY ALLOW HALF THE BUILDING TO HAVE POWER! The wiring in the building is so dangerous that an explosion is possible if the whole building were powered up. As NYCHA signed a 20 year lease for over $100,000,000 for this building that was bought by Schron et al for a little over $8,000,000 just weeks before NYCHA's signing, you would expect/hope/demand that the landlord get the electrical system up to code. But, this is NYCHA-land, a place where friends of board members never spend money, they collect it! So here, not only did NYCHA HUGELY overpay for it's lease. It only has half a warehouse to use!

The landlord(Schron) refuses to pay for the electrical fix. They want NYCHA (Finkel) to pay the tab for the electrical safety upgrade. Finkel can't afford any more scandal by spending even more $ that, in reality, enhances the value of the real estate NYCHA leases from Finkel's friends. So, we're at an impasse!

Binyomin Cohen has NO backbone he is jelly in Schechters paws said...

"Hoo-ah said...Chaim Berlin's R' Binyomin Cohen is the first cousin of one of the good guys, Ben Hirsch, who is an arch-enemy of Kolko in particular and all other molesters in general."

So what? Binyomin Cohen sits a few seats over from child-abuser and condemned child-kidnapper Michael Hersh in th CB bais medrash on Shabbos they compete to see who can sit closer to Schechter and crawl up his tuches, while Binyomin Cohen (who fancies himself as a "poisek" with Ruby Schron's gelt he self-publishes and opines in 'Chelkas Binyomin') yet he Binyomin Cohen has never confronted Schechter or broken with him over Schechter's still ongoing support for CB's own abusive Michael Hersh and the incestuous CB Kranczers.

You see, the "key to success" in CB is to tuches lick Schechter, and from "good guys" like Binyomin Cohen, to "bad guys" like Michael Hersh, Gershon Kranczer, or David Schick, it's the same "requirement" of tuches licking.

So Binyomin Cohen still has light years to go (with all his pilpulim) before he comes to the dust on his father's shoes -- Rav Feivel Cohen, who has always rejected and defied Schechter's and Fruchty's bullying and corrupt ways.

This other guy "Ben Hirsch" (NO relation to the meshugener Michael Hersh by the way) is mishpocha of Feivel Cohen's wife.

However, another tricky character is Aron Kaufman the guy who married Feivel Cohen's oldest daughter (another CB "arranged" shiduch, yeah the Kaufmans were a rich YI family with money) and was then handpicked by Fruchty and Schechter to head up the loosy-goosy Waterbury CT yeshiva.

Lot's of skeletons laying in the CB closets and they are coming out thanks to the Internet that they fight to "ban" while they go on with their despicable shtik. So stop making excuses for them.

Ruby Schron is rudderless and adrift in Chaim Berlin nepotism and corruption said...

"Camp Shmorris said...A lot of people who don't necessarily like Chaim Berlin are nesting by Kochav & merchav for the summer because the accommodations are nice & it's a status symbol."

That is about the most moronic and schizophrenic joke of the year.

In any case "Kochav & merchav" are pretty cramped and old by now, while Ruby Schron built himself a summer mansion nearby CB's "Kochav & merchav" when he had all of the Catsklls and more to choose from, yet he chose to build his own mansion nearby Fruchty and Schechter's summer headquarters.

Obviusly Schron liked it because now we know he INVESTED and LOST over $600+ MILLION known bucks with them (probably the real figures are much higher), but now it's too late, he's stuck with CB.

They've screwed him on the personal front by being meshadech two of his kids with a Chaim Berlin boy and a CB girl and also crawling into bed with him in crazy real estate gambles.

It's gotten worse for Ruby Schron because Binyomin Cohen's own daughter was married to Schechter's grandson, a Yormark boy, whose father is Schechter's son in law Eliyahu Yormark the gullible protector of child-kinapper Michael Hersh. And all these clowns sit in a semi-cirle behind the tottering and doddering old Schechter making it impossible to know where one ends and the other starts since they are all so sickeningly enmeshed.

Ruby Schron is f_ _ _ _ d (by none oher than CB Inc.) it is all downhill for him from now on.

Fruchty has saved his own neck before after he split with the Reichmans just before their real estate empire collapsed. Fruchty also dodged the bullets when he was able to disconnect in time from David Shick's real estate implosion. So quit making excuses for these scumbags.

P.S. these are also the big kahoona machers that dictate and direct policy and decisions at Agudath Israel of America and Torah Umesora and pull the strings at many others.

Anonymous said...


A Housing Authority board member was slapped with a $2,250 fine yesterday after admitting that he'd asked executives of a company that had a contract with the agency to line up a job for his daughter.
Kalman Finkel voted to award $52,000 in new business to the company, Interboro Systems, about two weeks after he faxed his daughter's resume to company officials.

Interboro - which has a $4.3 million contract with the Housing Authority for an employee time-keeping system, which dates to 1994 - hired his daughter as a computer programmer.

According to the city Conflicts of Interest Board, Finkel violated rules intended to prevent public employees from using or attempting to use their position for financial gain for themselves or family members.

Finkel, who earns $142,700 a year as one of three Housing Authority board members, said in a statement released yesterday by the conflicts board that he asked Interboro executives in April 1997 whether they knew where his daughter could find work.

However, the statement further quotes Finkel: "It did not occur to me that their firm, Interboro, would contemplate interviewing my daughter."


Anonymous said...


Back in the news is the $100,000,000 building lease that NYCHA Board Member Kalman Finkel forced onto the taxpayers so that his friend Ruben Schron would be happy. Now we find that the building is still falling to pieces, and all moves into that horror are back on hold. And, get this, the building was empty when NYCHA leased it because it had been condemned!


Well, that $100,000,000 lease that Kalman Finkel had NYCHA sign with his friends is again about to make news. The following information has come our way over the last few weeks. Our sources tell us that the previous occupant of the LIC warehouse didn't leave voluntarily. The building had been condemned, even before Finkel's Friends began their roles in this scam. Those old owners had to get out, or risk getting themselves buried in the rubble.

Our warehouse mouse tells us that the same thieves who own the L.I.C. death trap also own the Bush Terminal buildings. He/she further states that Finkel's Friends' won't collect any lease money from NYCHA until the first box is placed in the L.I.C. Warehouse. So these thieves have now doubled the Bush Terminal rent in order to force NYCHA into sending in the lease money for the L.I.C. building. Talk about covering your bets!

Two weeks ago, Records Storage was officially moved from Bush Terminal to L.I.C. Or was it? A funny thing happened on the way to L.I.C. All the records disappeared into thin air!

Well not really. They've probably been packed into trailers and stashed somewhere in the city so NYCHA won't have to pay double rent, or even to avoid the risk of beginning to pay rent for the L.I.C. death trap only to have a major scandal on their hands when people on stretchers begin to be carried out of Finkel's Palace!

There is not even a Certificate of Occupancy for this death trap because the problems that brought about the condemnation are not yet, and probably can't be, corrected.

This is serious stuff, and if people get hurt just so Finkel's Friends can make some crooked money, we hope others at NYCHA will join us in doing anything we can to insure Finkel, his friends and those who run NYCHA are all charged in a criminal complaint.

City Hall insider said...

Kalman Finkel was fired from NYCHA not because of conflicts of interest with Schron, Fruchthandler and his daughter, but because many millions of Housing Authority dollars could not be accounted for.

Giuliani still did the putz a huge favor and put him at the helm of another City agency. Then, Finkel had the nerve to complain his new salary was 15% less when he should have been counting his blessings that he avoided jail.

And ask around Flatbush about his lowlife two faced wife and her business practices as a real estate agent.

Anonymous said...

"any of those miami characters mentioned at 8:54 have a connection to the molester amram bendahan?"

Bendahan's public defenders were:

Av Beis Din L'Giyur aka Head Pimp Neil Turk.

Young Israel of Hollywood Rabbi Edward Davis who told the police that 'Bendahan was a tzaddik".Davis runs a big Geyores for $$ racket also.

Rabbi Motti Brier of NCSY who harassed the victims, witnesses and their families for going to the police.

Rabbi Leon Benhamu threatened the parents of the boy from going to the police.

Bendahan was allegedly connected with the Diveroli/Packouz weapons smuggling operation which is why the FBI got involved in the child molesting investigation.

One of the witnesses told the FBI that Bendahan was distributing child porn as well.

The FBI found that Bendahan had numerous social security numbers and aliases which is why they were so interested in him.

Fact Checker said...

If Amram Bendahan had nummerous Social Security number he would have been immediately arrested.

How was he able to wait to sell his house before moving to England?

I also find it hard to believe he was involved with those 20 year old pishers selling defective antique ammo to the Army, unless maybe he had a connection through Diveroli's uncle Shmuely Boteach. Those kids are not frum, do not go to shul and were getting drunk and partying when not getting into street fights.

Toronto Agudah Fresser said...

Kalman Finkel is mechutonim with the big Toronto Agudah kenackers, the Grubners.


One of the Grubners was the attorney for "Rabbi" Steve Mernick at the height of Mernick's suspicious activity. These two losers were going every night on international tv with big smiles on their faces before it blew up into a massive chilul Hashem.

Mernick tried to buy the theme park from evangelist Jim Bakker after he was disgraced in a sex scandal. When newspapers started questioning where Mernick is getting $50 million when his declared annual income is $600, he dropped out of the deal. They also wanted to know how he lived in a huge palace across from the Clanton Park shul on such meager parnossa. Mernick was later forced into bankruptcy by a judge after another scandal in 1994 where Mernick defaulted on $44 million. This bum kept touting himself as a rabbi to the press but I don't know if anyone has determined where he has semicha from.

Anonymous said...

agudah fresser,
there are no mansions across from clanton park shul, well there is one now, but it was just built

Toronto said...

Everyone knows Mernicks big house and I can prove it. On Google Maps type 16 Lowesmoor Ave in Toronto. Zoom and switch to satellite view you will see one of two big houses on the block, Mernicks being the one with the big semi circle driveway. This house is on the corner of Clanton Park Rd. You don't see it now but the semi circle can be full of luxury cars.

Camp Shmorris said...

Maybe the resident Chaim Berlin critic thinks it's a sick joke and maybe he's right but it IS a status symbol in NY among the wannabes to go to those bungalow colonies. Maybe Neuhoff can putz on over and affirm this.

Leib Pinter said...

Everyone was wondering for years who Mernick was fronting for. Was it Reichmann? Was it the mafia? It's convenient to have someone front for you like if your name is Leib Pinter and you cannot own public institutions because you are banned by the Feds, you just get someone to front your ownership of Camp Horim.

Dr. Bungalow Putz Neuhoff said...

"Maybe Neuhoff can putz on over and affirm this."

I'm sitting on the fence with Camp Morris these days. After Maran Hagaon Rav Belsky told me to attack UOJ, R' Aron Schechter told me to stop. Even though R' Aron did this to protect me after I was outed, I wanted to sacrifice myself for the greater good of protecting Kolko, Margulies and the Agudah.

The long arm of UOJ said...


Sex Offender Busted Logging Onto Facebook At Apple Store

gilligans island said...

if anyone remembers from a few years ago, it was neuhoff's pal gil student who spilled the beans about r' aron telling the bungalow putz to stop blogging. gil then got angry at the guy who repeated it and came on the blog to yell at him for breaking a confidence. the guy said he doesn't know what gil is whining about because gil told him the story in a public place with other people around. gil ended up getting in arguments with uoj and some readers and was banned by uoj from writing any more posts after he said things that are detrimental to the cause of abuse victims

Hatzolah said...

"If Amram Bendahan had nummerous Social Security number he would have been immediately arrested."

After Bendahan was fired from his job as youth director at Bnai Sephardim, the story got around.

Bendahan's ex wife was told by Rabbi Taub (BAYT in Toronto)that Bendahan was dead 20 years ago.

Bendahan's son was adopted by the stepfather who was from North Miami Beach. So everyone thought Bendahan was dead after he fled the US from the GA arrest warrant.

When the ex wife heard he was back in the US, she went down to the Georgia child support board to try to get the back child support that Bendahan owed her.

That was when the multiple SS #'s were discovered.

The State of GA reported it to the FBI who sent agents asking questions about Bendahan of members of Bnai Sephardim.

"How was he able to wait to sell his house before moving to England?"

Bendahan fled the US immediately after the Beis Din ruled against him (in March). He went to his brother Alberto Bendahan,in Golders Green (kosher meat importer).

I do know of one occasion when Bendahan came back to the US but since I also know that he has several social security numbers and aliases, it does not surprise me that he was able to do this.

Bendahan then went to Israel and the Israeli authorities were given copies of the open arrest warrant from the US and all of the supporting court documents.

The house in Hollywood did not sell until many months later (I think it closed in Dec.) Karen stayed in the house until it sold.

" I also find it hard to believe he was involved with those 20 year old pishers selling defective antique ammo to the Army, unless maybe he had a connection through Diveroli's uncle Shmuely Boteach. "

Diveroli was not considered "small time" by the Pentagon.


I would not consider 300 million to be small potatoes either.

"Those kids are not frum, do not go to shul and were getting drunk and partying when not getting into street fights."

Diveroli was involved with several members of the community via Kalman Packouz and Neil Turk. Two of the Baalei Batim he was involved with have serious legal problems of their own (Ben Ezra and Goldis).

Bendahan was supplying a lot of the neighborhood kids with alcohol and one of the boys at Bnai Sephardim told the police that Bendahan was supplying the neighborhood kids with drugs.

Fact Checker said...

Bendahan needs more than fake SS #s to get back into the US. He would need a fake passport with a high degree of sophistication to fool the Dept of Homeland Security with all of their post 9/11 security upgrades.

Can you tell us more about Bendahan's case in beis din? Who, what when , where

The size of Diveroli's deals were not exactly small time but the Defense Dept's Inspector General was shocked when he found out it was some immature kid on a laptop computer behind it all.

Camp Morris is for losers said...

"Camp Shmorris said...it IS a status symbol in NY among the wannabes to go to those bungalow colonies."

More comedy spinning from the resident CB defender -- on the UOJ blog mind you! What a faker and liar.

The CB summer hangout of "kochav & merchav" near the poor hamlet of Woodridge that's not far from the local Sullivan County garbage dump is 90% occupied by CB staff and balebatim and honchos of CB who have to have their fixes of the Schecter cult drug even in the summer. The rest are a mix of shlumpers, frummers and social misfits with an iferiority-superiority complex that think if they can make it to a shleppy or all-weather bungalow near the nearby Fruchthandler extended clan and its doers, fixers and made-men, that lords over the place, then it somehow bestows an "aura" of "importance" and "chashivus" which it does not, and just proves how Fruchty and Schechter can pull off such stunts and get away with it.

In the last 30 years so many newer, fancier and richer summer villages and homes have been built up all over te Catskills by te neuvau riche from New York, that it makes what CB has in Woodridge look like the Anatevka shtetel from Fiddler on the Roof. So quit fooling everyone, including yourself.

Hatzolah said...

Bendahan has fake passports.The Federal gov't is not looking for 5 foot tall, chubby little black hats.

One of his passports is under the name "Kaplan" according to his family.

So why would anyone stop him?

He does not look one bit "Moroccan", he looks 100% Satmar.

If you have any questions about the Beis Din case, call Rabbi Lunger 305-300-YONA.

Diveroli's deals were NOT some immature kid on a laptop. That is the point. Diveroli was used by others.

I am sure it will all come out though, because the FBI has been poking around the others who were in business with Diveroli. I think that they already know what they need to know, they are just building their case.

The Feds already got a lot of it in "Gold Star". So it is nothing new.

As long as our rabbis think that they are above the law, G-d's law and the laws of the land, we are all going to continue to suffer from the chilul Hashem.

JFK via Krakozia said...

Passports are scanned at the arriving airport by the Border Patrol. The only way Bendahan could game the system is if the passport is a real one that belongs to someone else as I am sure that he does not have the expensive capabilities of the Mossad or M16 to produce a fake that can fool the computer.

Phoney Island Ave said...

That Chaim Berlin hatin' dude needs to take a downer. Camp Shmorris is not a liar. If anything he seems to be making fun of whoever thinks the place is a status symbol. He called them wannabes.

Viktor Navorski said...


Ya! Krakozhia!

(Thumbs up)

Hatzolah said...

Bendahan has had real passports under phony names for 30 years.

This is how he got in and out of the US when he was wanted on an open warrant for a child abuse felony. Ten years of this travel was post 9/11.

And yes, he also has Mossad connections. Two of his family members had visits from the FBI and were too scared not to tell them everything that Bendahan has been bragging about for 30 years.

The FBI is now trying to figure out why militant settlers in the West Bank are selling weapons to Iran via a third party in Eastern Europe. That is where Diveroli was involved.

Stamford Hell said...

Don't underestimate the Kosher Nostra.

Bendahan's brother Alberto in Golders Green is MAJOR connected internationally and VERY much involved with both defending the molester(s) and Israeli imports.

Alberto Bendahan also took care of the defense of his next door neighbor who was arrested for molesting a learning disabled boy.

Clearly the Bendahan family has a lot of experience in this area.

Bungalow Yenta said...

Who's the British molester?

Anonymous said...

you dont even need to ask yona lunger inmiami

ask anyone who lives in north miami beach and ask how rabbi schmeltzcer protected molesters and adultereres and his wife has refused to move to montreal with him due to his serial groping of young boys

yet the chmeltzer family looked high and low to find a job that rosh kolel who wasnt wanted anywhere could find and a reative helped him find the job in montreal

but dont worry it will take a short time and he will be removed from there . he already tried to get his old kolel job back after his wife told himshe wasnt going to montreal.

schmeltzer is a serial groper and wrestler

Stamford Hell said...

Sam Sinyor is Alberto Bendahan's next door neighbor who was arrested last fall.

Frumster said...


sam sinyor, 23
Modern Orthodox Machmir
London, United Kingdom
5'11" (180 cm) large/broad build
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Si Sinyor said...


Samuel Sinyor's Overview

IT technician at Chip Systems Ltd

Mubarak is fined millions for shutting down Internet said...


Egyptian Court Fines Mubarak, Ex-Officials $90 Million for Telecom Shutdown

VOA News May 28, 2011

An Egyptian court has fined ousted president Hosni Mubarak and two of his former ministers $90 million for shutting down telecommunication services during the country's popular uprising earlier this year.

The court ruled Saturday that Mubarak, former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly were guilty of "damaging" Egypt's economy after ordering the shutdown of the country's Internet and telephone services in January as thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets.

Mubarak must pay about $33 million, while Nazif faces a fine of nearly $7 million. Adly has the heaviest fine of more than $50 million.

Mobile operator Vodafone said in January that it and other telecom companies working in Egypt had no option but to comply with a government order to suspend services during the peak of the anti-government demonstrations.

Activists relied on popular social media websites, such as Facebook, to organize most of their rallies. Internet experts have said that while Mubarak's government was not the first to limit telecommunications, it was the first time that a government had done so in such a widespread manner.

Former President Mubarak currently is in custody in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, pending trial on charges of ordering the killing of protesters and on corruption charges.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

Irans Ayatolas and Agudas Moetzes unplug Internet decrees agree on filtering said...

Wall Street Journal:


Censorship Inc.

Iran Vows to Unplug Internet


Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace from the rest of the world.

The leadership in Iran sees the project as a way to end the fight for control of the Internet, according to observers of Iranian policy inside and outside the country. Iran, already among the most sophisticated nations in online censoring, also promotes its national Internet as a cost-saving measure for consumers and as a way to uphold Islamic moral codes.

In February, as pro-democracy protests spread rapidly across the Middle East and ...

French Bastard from Le Marais said...


PARIS — A junior government minister resigned Sunday after two women filed sexual harassment suits against him last week, becoming the first clear political casualty here of the fallout from the arrest of the French economist Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Prime Minister François Fillon confirmed that he and President Nicolas Sarkozy had accepted the resignation of the official, Georges Tron, as the state secretary for civil service.

The two women, ages 34 and 36, have accused Mr. Tron, 53, of repeated sexual assaults from 2007 to 2010 when they worked for him at City Hall in Draveil, near Paris, where he is mayor. The plaintiffs have said they were emboldened by the example of the New York City hotel maid who accused Mr. Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn was arrested on May 14 and resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

The women have said that numerous episodes began as foot massages by Mr. Tron, but they say that he went much further. Mr. Tron has acknowledged touching the women’s feet but only in the context of reflexology, an alternative massage practice.

If the women’s complaints are confirmed, Mr. Tron could face charges of sexual assault or rape, and not only sexual harassment, the state prosecutor has said.

In a letter of resignation to President Sarkozy, Mr. Tron wrote that he would resign out of a sense of “duty,” and he denounced a “press campaign” against him.

sickofitall said...

Another lowlife money grubbing shvantz is yaakov yisroel reinman from lakewood. This big chassidisher tzaddik who became famous after co writing a book with some reform rabbi, got a fat check from kushner and co. for helping to write the chasuna benchers.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have information on Eisgrau? What happened with that whole fiasco?

Baltimore Agudah Fresser said...

While the local rabbonim threw Eigrau's daughter under the bus I hear that she is supported by Rav Yosef Blau

Anonymous said...

some body knows rabbi moses or moshe londinsky
I know he had an affair time ago. but right now july 2012 he is having an afair with my wife. so i need some references if who is he?