Category Archives: Corruption

Brooklyn DA Refuses to Explain Early Release of Lebovits

Yesterday I wrote about the surprising and distressing early release of Baruch Lebovits. This morning I emailed the public information office of the Brooklyn District Attorney. To: PublicInfo@BrooklynDA.org From: Yerachmiel Lopin <xxx> Date: 10/1/14 Subject: Is KCDA satisfied that Baruch … Continue reading

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Lebovits Released from Prison After Only Serving 15 Months of a 24 Month Sentence

Baruch Lebovits got out of jail yesterday (9/29/14), just 83 days after he started his most recent stint after sentencing on a plea bargain (7/9/14). He pled guilty to eight E felony counts (PL 130.40.2) of oral sex with a … Continue reading

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A Petition Calls for Melbourne’s Senior Yeshivah Leaders to Resign

The Age (Victoria, Australia) reports today (9/22/14) on an a petition drive organized by Jews for Justice for Yeshivah’s Victims calling for the resignation of Rabbi Avrohom Glick and Yeshivah Centre chairman Don Wolf. According to the article: Rabbi Glick was … Continue reading

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Thinking About Chanah

From the Frum Follies archives of 9/12/12. The approach of Rosh Hashanah makes me think of Chanah, barren like Sarah. Before she could glory in her triumph she was misjudged as a nobody by Eli, the cohen gadol (high priest). … Continue reading

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My Experiences with Meisels and His Enablers — Guest Post by TruthSeeker

TruthSeeker is the pseudonym of a former student in Elimelech Meisels’ seminaries. She describes her initial enthusiasm, the charismatic, flirtatious nature of Meisels’ leadership, his crossing boundaries, her confronting him about it, her attempts to get staff to confront the … Continue reading

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This Is Why the Seminaries Controlled by Meisels Are Not Safe

David Morris cuts to the heart of the issue in his post Seminaries: Blessing-Dispensers & Diplomats. He summarizes the state of affairs and goes on to astutely dissect the latest statement signed by five prominent American rabbis. Words matter, even … Continue reading

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My Empathy Questions for Richard Joel

From the Frum Follies archives 9/3/13. Still pertinent. Richard Joel, imagine the principal of one of your high schools was pressing ham sandwiches against the lips of many students. Would you say the incident should be ignored to protect the … Continue reading

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