Category Archives: Corruption

IBD Discarded in New Bid to Save the Meisels Seminaries

Earlier today the Failed Messiah and Daas Torah blogs posted a declaration by five Yeshiva Heads announcing that the Meisels seminaries are safe places for students. Some people are trumpeting this as an endorsement by the Moetzes (Council of Torah … Continue reading

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My Rabbis are Bigger than Yours!

I wrote a post challenging the Israeli Beis Din (IBD) as not comprising a beis din because they lacked a plaintiff. I pointed out that Rabbi Aharon Feldman (RAF) never secured the authorization of victims to represent them. Yet the … Continue reading

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Soliciting Questions for a Meisels/Seminaries FAQ

This drama is not likely to end soon. I find myself answering the same questions over and over in response to comments. Oftentimes other commentators and I duplicate each others efforts. So it makes sense to have post exclusively devoted … Continue reading

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JTA Is Wrong: Elimelech Meisels Was Not Sued for Sex Assault

JTA, which bills itself as “The Global Jewish News Source,” first neglected the Meisels story and then blew it. Their August headline, “Orthodox educator Rabbi Elimelech Meisels sued for sexual assault” is wrong. None of the plaintiffs is claiming they … Continue reading

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They Are Just Three Israeli Rabbis, Not a Rabbinical Court

Language matters. For some time now the Meisels controversy has been understood by many as a disagreement between a rabbinical court (Beis Din) in Israel and a court in Chicago. The shorthand is the Chicago Beis Din (CBD) versus the … Continue reading

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Joe Hynes, Why Are You Honoring Me?

Today is the 1-year anniversary of one of the greatest honors given to Frum Follies. Joe, you are an important busy man and yet you have taken time out to honor me. Charles Joseph Hynes, you are District Attorney of … Continue reading

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Israeli Beis Din Acted with No Representation of Victims, Chicago, or Torah Umesorah

According to this morning’s post on Rabbi Daniel Eidensohn’s Daas Torah blog, “Seminary Scandal: Clarifying Rav Aharon Feldman’s role” (8/10/14)  Rabbi Aharon Feldman writes: Although I signed on the shtar beyrurin (arbitration agreement) as the official to’en (legal advocate for … Continue reading

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