Category Archives: Corruption

She Knew She Was in Trouble When Weberman Closed the Bedroom Door

From my archives of 9/20/12. First posted in the lead-up to Nechemya Weberman’s trial which concluded with a 103-year sentence. She was a bad girl. Was it because she talked to boys, or she was dressing too fashionably, or she … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Very Little in the Letter by the Five Gedolim

Rabbi Daniel Eidensohn  is protective of the seminaries operated by Meisels particularly of their right to refuse parents refunds and of the job security of everyone who worked for Meisels. As criticism of the Israeli Beis Din mounted, he seized … Continue reading

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Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Levin’s Close Call With Justice

Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Levin (RACL) wears many black hats. He is the head of the Telz-Chicago Yeshiva. He is a member of the Moetzes (Council of Torah Sages of Agudath Israel of America) and of the Vaad Roshei Yeshiva (Committe … Continue reading

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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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