Category Archives: Corruption

Who Needs a Mashgiach? It’s Loshon Horah to Question Him!

No, I am not talking about kashruth. I am talking about not-for-profit best practices for monitoring the finances of Jewish institutions. “Boca Jew,” commented in Frum Follies, Rabbi Eliyahu Rabovsky of the Young Israel of Boca Raton won’t allow even … Continue reading

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Agudah Is Recycling Old Rhetoric about Combating Fraud

Periodically, Agudath Israel of America (aka Agudah) makes a show of concern about scandals and chilul hashem (desecration of G-d’s name) but then nothing changes. When it comes to financial scandals, denial sets in for big givers. After all, how … Continue reading

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Thompson Blames Everyone but Himself for the Lebovits Sentence

Baruch Lebovits waltzed out of jail (on 10/3/14) after serving only three months following sentencing on his plea bargain for eight felony counts of oral sex with a child (PL130.40). A number of us tried to get an explanation for … Continue reading

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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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