Category Archives: Corruption

ChaptzemNisht Rebbe’s Chanukah Message on Lashon Horah Mehudar (Satire)

This post is from 2009. Enjoy! In English the title of the post would translate loosely as, “The Don’tCatch’Em Rabbi’s Chanukah Message about Very Scrupulously Refraining from Gossip.” Rabossai (Gentlemen), Because of our great sins we are in exile. We … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Rabbi Kahane, Mrs. Hindy Ullman, and Mrs. Rina Lorch about Mr. Elimelech Meisels

On November 5, 2014, Adina Cohen, a madrichah (dormitory counselor) in your seminaries sent out the following email attacking the victims of Meisels and behaving as if he did nothing wrong. The email was sent out to about 70 alumni … Continue reading

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Chicago Beis Din Lifts Accreditation Block on Meisels Seminaries

The four Jerusalem-based, post-high school girls seminaries (Pninim, Chedvas, Binas, and Keser Chaya) once controlled by disgraced sex abuser Rabbi (sic) Elimelech Meisels may have their accreditation restored, allowing for US financial aid and transferable college credit. This may end … Continue reading

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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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