Category Archives: Corruption

Parody/Satire: OU Announces Hasgochah on Cattle Prods and Duct Tape

I am reposting  this item which first appeared about a half a year ago in honor of Rabbi Yisroel Belsky who has been in the news lately and in honor of April fool’s day. News special to The Jewish Depress … Continue reading

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Backlash Against Belsky Forces Torah Vodaath to Cancel Fundraising Shabbat

Residents of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway upset with Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, one of the roshei yeshiva of Torah Vodaath, forced the last-minute “postponement” of a planned “Five Town Shabbos with the Roshei Yeshiva.” Some synagogues cancelled planned appearances. … Continue reading

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Belsky Damaged Torah Vodaath by Getting Into Fight with Rabbis Solomon and Kaminetzky

I have updated my previous post, Five Towns Angry at Belsky Over His Defense of Disgraced Rabbi Weinberger with the following:

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Jewish Publishers Drop Some of Rabbi Dovid Weinberger Books Because of Scandal

ArtScroll/Mesorah, the most important ultra-orthodox Jewish publisher, has stopped selling a number of titles by Rabbi Dovid Weinberger in the aftermath of a scandal involving alleged misconduct with women. They continue to sell his Women’s Siddur and Rabbi Nissan Alpert … Continue reading

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How To Succeed in Kosher Without Really Trying

I am reposting this year-old item (5/26/13) about the 2013 Doheney Kosher Meats scandal in LA from the Frum Follies archives because because the Passover season’s kosher concerns are upon us and Belsky is again in the news, this time … Continue reading

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Five Towns Angry at Belsky Over His Defense of Disgraced Rabbi Weinberger

As I reported on 2/27/14, rabbis in New York’s Five Towns and Far Rockaway (5T/FR) took the unprecedented step of collectively denouncing a long-time, local colleague, Rabbi Dovid Weinberger, as unfit to work in the rabbinate because of his sexual … Continue reading

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Driver of Satmar Rebbe Spread Photos of Weberman Victim

During the Weberman trial four men were arrested and three were charged with photographing the victim testifying against him. One of the three under indictment was Lemon Juice, a name he legally adopted. He was known to the victim’s circle … Continue reading

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Why Rachmonis for Baruch Lebovits is a Dangerous Mistake – From the Archives (3/3/2010)

When I first posted this article, Lebovits was freshly convicted. Thanks to prosecutorial incompetence or worse, and maneuvering by Lebovits to get Sam Kellner arrested, the conviction was overturned and Lebovits is due for a retrial. Sam Kellner has been … Continue reading

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If Zimri Lived in Lakewood He Would Have Been Treated Like Kolko

Rabbi Mordechai Betzalel Klein of Lakewood issued a pidyon shvuyim appeal on behalf of Yosef Kolko. He doesn’t actually name Kolko who is serving a 15-year sentence for molesting a teen boy, but the phone number in the notice belongs … Continue reading

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STARTING IN KOSHER CERTIFICATION (SATIRE)

From the Frum Follies Archives. First appeared on 10/25/09. I am re-posting for my readers bcause we are approaching Purim and we are tired of the dreary true life stories of scandal in the world of kosher certification, such as How … Continue reading

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Are Rebbes In Control of and Responsible for Controlling Their Followers

Note by Yerachmiel Lopin: Below is a re-post of something I wrote about Rabbi Dovid Weinberger on November 4, 2009. At the time he was defending his synagogue’s decision to host a rebbe whose Hasidim had thrown rocks at police … Continue reading

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Kenneth Thompson Has to Decide

The New York Jewish Week reports that the Brooklyn DA continues to delay the dismissal of charges against Samuel (Sam) Kellner. This is happening in spite of the DA’s views on the matter bolstered by a great deal of additional … Continue reading

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Why Rachmonis for Baruch Lebovits is a Dangerous Mistake – From the Archives (3/3/2010)

When I first posted this article, Lebovits was freshly convicted. Thanks to prosecutorial incompetence or worse, and maneuvering by Lebovits to get Sam Kellner arrested, the conviction was overturned and Lebovits is due for a retrial. Regardless of the outcome … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Hospitality Doesn’t Come Cheap!

When the Satmar Rebbe of Kiryas Joel (Aaron Teitelbaum) goes to Jerusalem next week, he will spend one night sleeping in the home of one Aher (sic) Lev. According to The Jewish Press (quoting the Hebrew language source Kikar Shabbat), … Continue reading

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Predict the Luxury Car the Skvere Rebbe Will Use in Chicago

Back in 2006, Yitzchok Adlerstein gushed, “After more than a week in Los Angeles, the Skvere Rebbe’s entourage left town today, having bested Hollywood on its home turf. In Hollywood, props are important. If you are doing street processions, cars … Continue reading

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Internet Hypocrisy in Lev Tahor

Lev Tahor claims to be even more religiously rigorous than most other Hasidim with even more stringent modesty codes for their women. They are so extreme that other Hasidim mock them as “Taliban.” Most ultra orthodox groups impose either bans … Continue reading

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Welcome to New Square But Bring Your Own Toilet

The cult enclave of the Skvere Rebbe (David Twersky), the incorporated New York State Village of New Square, likes to brag about their hospitality and kindness (chesed). This is often invoked to mitigate their off-putting habits like torching their dissidents, … Continue reading

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Jews Need Justice; Not Someone in the DA’s Office to “Manage Jewish Affairs”

The Jewish news website, Vos Iz Neias (VIN) just posted the headline “DA Thompson Names Sender To Manage Jewish Affairs.” They go on to report: [Wolf Sender will] oversee Jewish affairs in Kings County…… “I will be working with the … Continue reading

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Thompson Continues to Trim the Fat at the Expense of Political Appointees

Under Charles J. Hynes, Lance P. Ogiste, was Counsel to the District Attorney of Brooklyn and the third best paid member of their staff. In 2012 Hynes even got the New York Bar Association to award him the Thomas E … Continue reading

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What Chicago Can Learn From the Skvere Rebbe

The Skvere Rebbe, Rabbi David (Dovid) Twersky, will be coming to Chicago on February 20 to spend a week dispensing his pearls of wisdom and graciously accepting donations. The Rebbe needs this money for himself and his Hasidim because: The … Continue reading

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