Weberman’s Jewish Lawyer Will Be Paid By Him to Work On 2nd Day of Sukkot (Updated Oct 5)

According to the online database of the NYS Court System, webcrims, Nechemya Weberman’s next scheduled court appearance is on the second day of Sukkot, October 2, in Part 21, in front of Judge Ingram. Weberman’s lawyer, George Farkas could perhaps appear without Weberman. Still according to halachah there is no justification for paying a Jew to work on yom tov. NYS always obliges orthodox Jews by rescheduling to avoid shabbat and yom tov.

Will Weberman give Farkas a holiday bonus of time-and-a-half?

Update (9/23/12): I have confirmed that as of 9/20, according to the DA’s office there was a “status conference” scheduled for Oct 2, Yom Tov Sheni of Sukkot. So, now on top of being a menuval and a ganif, it also turns out that our vaad hatznius tzadik is also a mechallel Shabbat v’Yom Tov.

Update (10/5/12) I have confirmed that George Farkas did indeed appear in Brooklyn Supreme Court on behalf of Nechemya Weberman on the 2nd day of Sukkos. Also appearing was the newest member of their team, Stacey Richman, esq, an attorney with quite a reputation for defending rappers arrested on gun charges. She seems to have an affinity for thugs who wear fur.


7 thoughts on “Weberman’s Jewish Lawyer Will Be Paid By Him to Work On 2nd Day of Sukkot (Updated Oct 5)

  1. Nu, how do you know the lawyer isn’t Israeli or perhaps has it in mind to make aliyah in the foreseeable future?

    • I know he isn’t Israeli. I have no idea if he is planning on aliyah. So, if Weberman or Farkas tells me that I will correct the post. But I probably got it right. But putting that aside I am sure Weberman is an absolute menuval and Farkas probably wont get anywhere trying to toivel this sheretz.

    • Even if he is Israeli you still can’t ask another Jew to do for you what you can’t do for yourself on Yom Tov. If you have an Israeli visitor in your house on Yom Tov, you can’t ask him to turn on the A/C for you or the oven. If he is hot he can turn it on for himself. If he wants to cook something he can turn on the stove for himself. But you can’t ask him to come and turn it on for your own comfort.

  2. Just to state the obvious, and no I’m no supporter of Weberman etc., the Weberman camp sees this in the traditional way and that means that it’s pidyon shvuyim to save Weberman, and therefore anything is permitted. Perhaps even a regular Chassidic Jew would be able to garner a heter from a Chassidic Rabbi in Williamsburg.

    Before you go on demolishing what I just wrote, please keep in mind that I’m well aware of all the fallacies in the argument I just wrote. I am only writing from the perspective of most (IMO) Chassidishe ppl in Willi, and it is only pertinent if you want to understand why this type of argument (that he’s a mechalel yom tov) won’t fly in the community.

    • I agree with most of what you say. But as more of the stories of his other victims keep coming out the attitudes could shift. Even if no one wants to dissent loudly in public this sort of knowledge could be used as a minor criticism to circulate and chip his armor. It is not likely to be earth shattering but it seemed worth making the small point.

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