Why I Support the Boycott of Frankfurter’s Ami Magazine

Ami Magazine is being boycotted because of its aggressive and obnoxious defense of convicted child rapist, Rabbi Nechemya Weberman.

The trial shocked the world. It exposed a Satmar vaad hatzniyus (modesty committee) that colluded with its school system to extort parents into spending enormous amounts of money for “Torah therapy” with Nechemya Weberman. It was neither Torah nor therapy. He had no professional training and skills. He started out by violating din yichud and locking the door of his office (with a bed!). From there, the “therapy” of a twelve-year-old girl escalated to touching, undressing, oral sex, reenactment of porn videos and marking her with a burn on her stomach. This nightmare continued until she was fifteen. None of this seems to bother Ami, not even after a jury trial where Weberman had a legal defense estimated to cost a half a million dollars which culminated in a unanimous jury verdict of guilty on fifty-nine counts.

Nor is Ami bothered by an ugly campaign mounted by Satmar leadership and its operatives to stop justice in its tracks. The girl was slandered as a liar as part of a massive campaign to raise funds for Weberman’s defense, the business of her husband-to-be was destroyed by withdrawing its kosher certification, Satmar operatives offered a half million dollar bribe to get her to withdraw charges and move to Israel, her nieces and nephews were kicked out of schools, and she was photographed in court while testifying. They then circulated her picture online, violating the law which protects the privacy of sex abuse victims..

Weberman’s tactics were fully endorsed by Satmar which raised funds for his defense, sent witnesses to his trial who lied to deny the existence of a vaad hatznius, and harassed the victim’s parents. The overheated climate following the guilty verdict probably contributed to an attempt to blind Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg with bleach.

Satmar is responsible for our generation’s all-time, greatest, chillul hashem (desecration of G-d’s name by misconduct of a Jew). Massive media coverage has brought us to the point where Googling Satmar puts the Weberman trial in 6 of the top 10 hits. Satmar and Weberman generate 23,400 hits. Ordinary Jews are embarrassed, but Satmar carries out its propaganda campaign in the pages of Ami Magazine claiming the trial wasn’t fair, the jury was prejudiced, and the media are out to get Hasidim.

Orthodox Jews could have been spared this embarrassment if Satmar had dissociated itself from Weberman and urged him to plead guilty. It would have become a one-time, back page story. Instead, Yitzhcok Frankfurther exacerbates this problem by defending Weberman, insulting the intelligence of most of the world, and causing untold anguish to the many victims of Weberman and other orthodox abusers.

Shame on Yitzchok Frankfurter! But shame is an alien concept to his man.  He claims to believe, like all orthodox Jews, that on his day of judgment, his good and evil deeds will be weighed against each other. But I don’t see how he can reconcile that view with his cynical opportunistic campaign. Perhaps this greedy man who sold his conscience and editorial voice will at least listen to the voices of our withheld dollars when they show up as losses on his business ledger.

I support boycotting his magazine in every way possible. If you subscribe I urge you to cancel your subscription and to let him know why. If you buy it on a newsstand, please stop buying it and ask your vendor to stop selling it.

His advertisers are listed on the FaceBook page of the Boycott (scroll down to the entry for December 27,2012). Please contact them and let them know why you will not patronize them until they stop advertising in Ami Magazines. Perhaps these actions will bring Frankfurter to his senses. Perhaps, if he is incorrigible, these actions will bring his hateful propaganda to an end by forcing the closure of his magazine. However, even if we fail to change him, we can at least know we did the right thing, and victims of abuse can know that they have our support.

P. S. Remember, the advertisers are not necessarily our enemies, at least not yet. They may have advertised in good faith for all the usual reasons. Approach them with the message that you assume the best about them and hope they will reconsider their advertising placement decision. If they withdraw their advertising let them know you appreciate their decision. However, if they persist in patronizing Ami, then they have to be lumped together with Ami. But give them a few weeks grace period to disentangle themselves from prior commitments.

If you have written messages or stories about your encounters with Ami, newstand vendors, or advertisers, please share them here or on the Boycott’s FaceBook page.

If you tweet, use the hashtag, #BoycottAmi when writing tweets or searching for them. (I tweet as @frumfollies).

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38 thoughts on “Why I Support the Boycott of Frankfurter’s Ami Magazine

      • No, you’re kidding, right? You don’t believe a single thing you say, do you? It’s something pathological in your makeup, no?

        • Please don’t troll. If you have something real to say, say it. Otherwise find another place to dump your nonsense. Unlike Weberman’s defenders, I tell the truth. Any reasonable reader can see I am serious and i mean what I say. If you have a counterargument say it. Do you work for Weberman or for Satmar or for Ami, or is there no difference. Please enlighten me.

        • Wondering if you have read anything in Ami that you are concluding that this is satire. Check some past editions about Bet Shemesh, all inaccurate according to the facts!!! Check the weekly column by Frankel, a past principal of Satmar who was indicted for financial fraud in the millions and advised by the Satmar Rebbe to use the money in a way that it was intended for. Kirly,,check the facts and then come to a conclusion.

  1. not surprised at all on Ami’s part, i boycotted this publication way back,.
    how dumb and insnesitive can a heimish publication be to put the “animal leader” of
    Iran on it’s front cover? YUK!!!!

  2. Suggested way of getting the message across to his advertisers.

    To whom this may concern,

    Since you are a advertiser in the Ami Magazine I feel compelled to make you aware that Rabbi Frankfurter has made insensitive comments about abuse victims and their advocates, he has taken a stand on the recent weberman trial that is immoral. He chose to interview George Farkas a lawyer that defends child molesters over Rabbi Yanki Horowitz a person dedicated to fighting abuse for over 20 years.

    Rabbi Frankfurter did it again in his editorial this week. He bashed the RCA for giving a public statement in support of webermans victim. One should ask this question is Rabbi Frankfurter opinion being formulated out of ignorance? Perhaps bias? Or is he himself devoid of morals? None of the above would justify his position.
    His actions are simply inexcusable.

    I do not intend to boycott your business or any of his other advertisers. However may I respectfully request that you cease to advertise in the Ami with a clear explanation to them as to why you are doing so.

    May I also suggest you forward your advertising dollars to a reputable publication that represents proper morals, by doing so you are sending a message that its time to start getting serious about protecting the precious vulnerable children in our communities and at the same time proclaiming yourself as a business comprising the highest standards of honesty and integrity. May this action done for the sake of our children and grandchildren bring you only good fortune, prosperity, and success in your personal and business endeavors.

    Respectfully,

  3. I cannot describe my outrage at seeing the front cover of Ami magazine display Weberman’s attorney! Upon reading the article, my blood was boiling! What a bunch of lies! How can Rabbi Frankfurter claim that he’s not taking sides and he just wants to represent both sides fairly? Is he the judge? jury?
    I believe there is a monetary gain here and have stopped buying the Ami. I have told my friends to refrain, too. I cannot understand how insensitive AMI can be. I do not understand how he can have misplaced rachmanus. To say that Nechemia is strong because he’s innocent is a farce! It is my opinion that the only reason why Farkas agreed to the interview was to make the grounds for his appeal successful. He also wishes to give false hope to the community about this terrible scandal. We have tried to desparately cover it up, but have been unsuccessful. We cannot always paint a picture perfect community. We are not a perfect society.

    I believe unless we allow for fundraisers of victims, or at the very least,. acknowledge the victim, we cannot support an accused. “The proof is in the pudding,” as the saying goes. There are far too many OTD”S and lost pained souls who can testify that the abuse in our community is a real phonomena. Unless we clean up our act, stop supporting abusers, our children will continue to suffer!

  4. The editorial this week settled it for me. AMI is nothing more than a copy cat of the ORIGINAL Jewish publication. They can’t match the integrity of the original editors nor will they ever. I do respect the writers and hope they also take a stand and look for jobs elsewhere because I believe they are talented and have something worthwhile to offer, however they have chosen to work for the wrong people. Just as the Frankfurters walked away from Mishpacha to start their own publication, maybe the writers should think about doing the same.

    • I do not respect the writers who join in a magazine that is full of inaccuracies, stigmas and unheard of stereotypes.

      • Look – I’ve written for the magazine a couple times as a freelancer and they solicit me for pieces every once in a while. At first I was ok with it, even though they edited silly things for the sake of their agenda, however after hearing about this I want to remain as disconnected from them as possible. Most writers in the jewish publication world don’t have many opportunities to see their work published and AMI was just another jewish magazine with an obvious slant – until now. There was no moral dilemma for me when I e-mailed them and requested they take me off their mailing list as well as stating my reasons why I will not write for them nor buy their magazine. This crossed a line for me and I hope other writers can see that and take a stand as well. Although if they don’t, for whatever reason, I would still respect them as people unless they prove themselves unworthy.

  5. I LEAVE IN WILLIAMSBURG
    THIS SHABBOS VAYCHI
    THE SATMAR PEOPLE AFTER THERE FALL BY THE VERDICT OF WEBERMAN
    WHO WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SCREAMERS EVERY WEEK ON THE LADIES SHABBOS!!!!!

    THEY ARE STILL BUSY FUNDRAISING A MILLION DOLLAR FOR HIM

    AND SHAMING THE VICTIM AND HER FAMILY

    THIS WEEK SHABBOS AFTER NOON

    ABOUT 30 BOYS WITH YUNGALAT FROM SATMAR YESHIVA CAME OUT FROM SATMAR SHULL LIKE ANIMALS FROM A ZOO
    AND RAN AFTER THE YOUNG LADIES WITH THEIR CARRIAGES AND THEIR SMALL BABY’S
    AND SCREAMING ON THEM WITH TERRIBLE VOICES YOU CANNOT IMAGINE
    LIKE DROP DEAD MOIS YIMOS
    PEIGER AND OTHER SATMAR NICE LANGUAGES

    WHERE ARE THE POLICE? WHERE IS CHARLES HEINZ?
    WHY THEY DON’T LET OTHER JEWISH PEOPLE LIVE
    SATMAR IS BACKING IN FULL ALL THIS CRAP

    NOW ZALMAN LEIB OF SATMAR IS GOING TO ISRAEL
    AT LEAST WILL BE ONE WEEK SHABBOS NICE IN WILLIAMSBURG
    LET HIM WITH HIS PEOPLE STAY THERE
    THEY ARE ANYWAY NOT HAPPY WITH THE AMERICAN JUSTICE

    THIS WHAT HAPPEND WITH WEBERMAN IS SHOWING FOR ALL JEWS THAT SATMAR IS NOT THE BOSS IN WILLIAMSBURG
    AND ON US
    THE TORAH IS NOT THEIRS
    THEY SHOULD BE LIKE OTHER NORMAL HOLY CONG
    BELZ.VIEN.PUPA.SQUARE.BOYAN/ VIZNITZ BNEI BRAK. RACHMSTRIVKA. . MUNKATCH.

    ZANS KLAUSENBARG. AND OTHER KEHILAS IN WILLIAMSBURG
    THAT HAVE AT LEAST SUCH RIGHT IN WILLIAMSBURG
    LIKE THEM WITH THEIR UGLY TEROR!!!!

    SATMAR!!! ITS TIME TO STOP TEROR!!!
    SATMAR!!! IT IS TIME TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

    DON’T GO IN COURT
    DON’T EAT TREIFES
    DONT HAVE MALE PEOPLE BOSSING ON GIRLS AND WOMAN
    DON’T SCREAM ON LADY’S AND GIRLS
    SHAME ON YOU

  6. I DON’T UNDERSTAND

    AMI MAGAZINE IS TREIFA (NOT ALLOWED) BY THE SATMAR PEOPLE IN WILLIAMSBURG
    THEY THROW EVEN PASKVILLEN (THREATENING PAPERS) ON RABBI FRANKEL FROM AMI MAGAZINE
    AND THE VAAD HATZNIOS HERSHEL KLAR
    WITH YOEL ZIMMERMAN ONE OF THE MAIN CHILD MOLESTERS IN WILLIAMSBURS IN THE PAYE MIKVAH
    STEALS AWAY THE AMI MAGAZINES FROM ALL THE STORES
    YOU CANNOT BUY IT IN WILLIAMSBURG

    AND WHY IS HE MR FRAKFURTER LICKING SATMAR
    MAYBE HE RECEIVED SOME MONEY UNDER THE THE TABLE
    FROM THE VAAD HATZNUOS WHAT THEY EXTORTED FROM INNOCENT PEOPLE

  7. ONE QUASTION MORE TO SATMAR

    HOW WILL THEY LIKE IF PEOPLE FROM PUPA OR LUBAVITCHER WILL SCREAM ON THEIR WIVES
    WHAT IS WITH SATMAR? THEY ARE PLAIN ANIMALS
    THEY ARE MAKING THE BIGGEST CHULEL HASHEM FOR EVERYBODY FOR YIDEN AND LHAVDIL GOIM

    WHEN THE LUBAVITCHER REBBE WAS GIVING DOLLARS FOR LADYS
    SATMAR AND THE WORLDS BIGGEST GANEV
    FROM SATMER MAIN OFFICE
    YAKOV SHIMON COHEN WAS SCREAMING TERRIBLE
    HOW CAN YUNGALEIT BE A WHOLE DAY BOSSING ON GIRLS AND WOMAN
    HOW CAN A LAIR AND TERRORIST LIKE BEN ZION FEURWERKER BOSSING ON MORE THEN 4000 GIRLS TO DO WITH THEM WHAT HIS HEART DESIRE

    THUS IS TORAH?
    THUS IS SATMAR?
    THIS IS YIDDISHKEIT?

  8. Is anyone really surprised that a magazine that thinks women shouldn’t be seen also thinks they shouldn’t be heard or believed, either?

  9. The fuhrers here in Williamsburg Satmar they are one klika rishei eretz
    Rabbi Itzo glick from CRC hisachdos
    with Rabbi Binyomin Gruber dosent let nobody eat only there hechsher
    if not he is a shaigetz
    Shlomo Herzog the kapo that boses on the high school girls and teachers like the gestapo
    pronounces every week in the school for all innocent girls

    That any girl that goes to any play
    or read any book on English
    or eat other things without the hechsher of CRC or Gruber
    or their partners in Israel the terorists of meah sharim
    is a goi
    The main thing is if anybody carries with the tomene eruv
    then comes her capital punishment dead
    because not satmar made the eruv

    Nuchem is in satmar 1000 times worser then hitler
    because he is explaining the truth about satmar

    Yoel Zimmerman is aloud to make everything even touching boys and make them tomey rch”l

    because he is the best
    he screams a whole shabbos and runs after each lady and showing that satmar has a power
    He and is friend the ganev Mr.. Grunbaum from Lee ave they know each lady by name
    and exactly what time she comes out on the Street

    and Herz Frankel made that satmer should give money for Frakfurter under the table
    he should clean the name of satmar
    and brainwash the people

    I will continue

    The same mafia has its own police Vaad Hatzinos they pull in boys and girls in dungens and they take down their clothes and they are hitting them and spanking them naked
    And they leave them there a whole night to suffer
    Hershel Klar rosh harshoeim
    with Rabbi M D Niederman what haves all police and politicians in his pocket they should leave this whole mafia beginning from terrorizing and running after lady’s on shabbos
    and ending with pouring bleach on people and hitting them
    like satmar did for Rabbi Mendl Wechter and Rabbi Korf
    and a bunch other

  10. Ami is nothing other than a rag, if not for hemorrhoids, it could have been used for toilet paper. Amech lo Ami! Ein lecha chelek beElokay Avraham Yitschak veYaakov.

    He really thinks that Journalism, is wishful thinking when being paid for it. There is no such thing as a Vaad, as they testified themselves in court. Pinchas ben Aharon, the torah testifies that he was a Kanai, but all others are osseh maasseh zimri umvakshin schar Kepinchas, indeed Halacha ve’ein morin ken. The reason for it is, because if you don’t mean it 100% leshem shamayim, it is a Boomerang! Where do you find a kanai in todays world that means it leshem shamayim? You think you find it in Belgium? Forcing boys and girls in same classroom is kanuess, it is the biggest shaygetz shtick there exists, so much for Netira. Let it be known, that all those so called Vaad’s, their footsoldiers always end up to be the biggest of all menuvalim hiding under the cloth of birshut hatorah, and this is their playboy r’l that kicks their jollies, that is the only reason they are involved. Not once have they been caught, not twice, but time and again. What happened recently in old Jerusalem, NW II, Wmbsg, etc. and you haven’t touched yet the surface of the iceberg. A true erliche yid, that pains him kvod shamayim, would exercise hochiach tochiach with velo sisa alav chet, not try to set up Bilam harasha’s plan, and there are quite a few that are doing it as a parnassa Y’S’v’ S’R’Y, male and female kind, and quite often. Yeah, and where are the mideyasvei shma mina denichei lehu, huh? It is all about money, same applies to this Frankist furt, furt frank, Franken Stein fuhrer, his own opponents will pay the ESNAN, never mind that it is banned, but when you need the ganiff, you take him off the tliya, even balak and Bilam made peace and joined forces for the common enemy. You have the dough, you go to this alleged nonexistent inquisition working from behind the dark alleys, pay a sum of 25-35 Thou for th goon squad veARAV LO VEKOM ALAV, and S’CHIREI CHEREV ARE IN ACTION. Gam alayich taavor koss, vehoelokim yevakesh et hanirdaf. Al deateft atfich, you can run but you cannot hide, but this time you got caught red handed with your hands in the cookie jar, and you and your vaad haznus will sit life and a half behind bars. There are are other ways of making a Kosher parnassa, besides melastem es habriyos or molesting teen girls, compounded with mafia style extortion. You, Furt eher and Furt ahin, you think you will rob the breadwinner and head of the household of the family from their parnassa, and yored lechayov, we will boycott you and your rag mag and be it dan lisreifa. There is a world of support for the VICTIMS, and the public at large would much rather be putting YOU out of business. Why don’t you take your telephone diRectory and shove it! We will teach you Balak, and who tattele is, kappish. If you think you own the world, think again. Then you come with your stories, look at all the chessed you do. Of course, when you schnur, there is enough money for both, for terror and carrot. Guess what hashem says, mi bikesh zos miyedchem remos chatseray. Veomer: es asher assarti hitarta, ve’es asher timesi tiharta bekuf nun kupos shel shratsim. What goes around comes around, vecherev pifiyos netuyo beyadam. You might be boss over the eruv rav but not over the eruv, see what happened to your C. Halpern, kusher chazir fissel, yotzi yereicho, and that is what you call low. Whoever told you that you own the world, you are in for a rude awakening. You own nothing but yourselves and each other, and wish you both behatzlacha.

  11. alica….wonder who you are…..kudos to you that you are not afraid to list names of
    satmar lowlifes and menuvolim like itzu glick who is also known as itzu pimp….he had
    a house of prostitution in williamsburg many years ago…..the divrei Yoel threw him out
    on his……., but after rabeinu Yoel’s petirah he forced himself back in Mob style……now
    he sits there in his room listening in on the din torahs, listening in to make sure mendel
    silber is doing exactly what he was paid under the table to do……sof ganuvim litliya……
    itzele & freimener ruv…..what do you need so much cash for? get it like weberman…..
    he didn’t pay……he got paid!!! watch out, you might be next……time to get the bleach
    out….of course the one with the sachdus hecsher!

  12. Ami claimed that they had an article in an previous issue from the standpoint of the DA. They then gave the defense a chance to speak to their audience. Assuming it is true that in a previous week they presented the other side, I am missing what is so terrible. Is it so terrible to present both sides of a story?

    • Please show it to us if it is true. On the other hand, if it is not to be found (as I believe) or the article is not as represented, please come back here after you have confronted Frankfurter as a liar and tell us how it went with him.

      In this case and in others I am disturbed the chutzpah of Weberman defenders, the feeling that they can lie and will not be found out and confronted.

      I work hard to tell the truth. It is frustrating for me when some others effortlessly and with no concern about truth just drop lies left and right. But i do believe in the long run the shakranim will be discredited. But the long run sure is frustrating.

      • I’ve looked for but haven’t found any copies of the Hynes interview online, but the did interview him. However, that’s not the equivalent of interviewing Farkas. I believe they spoke to Hynes about more general issues, not just Weberman. It’s not like interviewing the attorney who ran the Weberman prosecution and was in the courtroom every day.

        I also don’t think interviewing Farkas per se is so terrible. What bothers me is they asked him only softball questions (eg “Did you realize you were going to be facing an uphill battle?”), didn’t press him when he said some outright falsehoods (such as that the other victims were only reported in blogs, when in fact the DA’s office said they spoke to six other victims), and generally accepted without question his viewpoint that Weberman did not get a fair trial because the public is prejudiced against hassidim.

        From my perspective, just the fact that they refuse to publish pictures of women in what is considered a family magazine is reason enough not to patronize them. So I haven’t bought any issues in the past.

      • I found this which I believe is excerpts of the Hynes interview: http://gestetnerupdates.com/2012/12/04/brooklyn-da-hynes-takes-on-clown-and-silly-reporters-in-explosive-interview/ And Frankfurter certainly appears critical in these excerpts.

        I have never read this magazine. My wife bought the most recent issue and told me about the interview with Weberman’s attorney (some of which was similar to what was said in a Forward article: http://forward.com/articles/167592/was-nechemya-weberman-on-trial-or-satmars/?p=all

        Now I am not defending Weberman (once you break hilchos Yichud you lose your chezkas kashrus), and I haven’t really read enough of either interview to form an opinion about Frankfurter, but I think it behooves you to read both interviews before you start publicly ripping Frankfurter and his magazine.

        • The excerpts on Gestetner’s site don’t discuss the Weberman trial at all. So it doesn’t look like the Hynes interview was “the other side” of the Farkas interview.

  13. Thank You Satmar fan

    for a couple weeks ago
    one of Itzu Glicks buddys who is splited with his wife but not divorced
    didnt want to give for his wife any support or money
    he dosent want even gave her a get
    he was afraid that she will call him in court to sue him for bread and butter
    then Itzu in the name of hisachdes the hechsher that satmar is forcing evreybody to use
    gave him a copy that he gave already a get he shall show it for the court
    when the whole thing is false and false

    he can show this paper with the letterhead of sachdes in another state for a beis din and can marry another women

    this is itzu and this is the sachdes
    they are assering the eruv
    and machshir treifus

    the son of reb mendele teitelbaum is very good with frankfurter
    and it is a pity that reb ahron gave chizik for the shagtz nechamya and gave stuff for leitzim
    a pity

  14. last year schlezinger from vaad hatzinios together with yosef dovid
    pulled in a yungerman in brucha sima in one of the class rooms

    and warned him they will throw him out of the community if he will tell someone

    and a couple reshoeim aririm from the shabos shreiers were there
    (the shabos shreiers with there backers are real nazis

    the took down his pants and put him naked on a ladder
    and spanked him and made fun from him

    and they made him climb around like a dog on all four

    shame on them satmar backes this
    they are running away from justice
    they are giving a million dollar for nazis

    they are busy that everybody should go to israel with reb zalmen leib admor msatmar

    and they will fight the medina
    and the tipshim believe they are the biggest beheimes

    Satmar!!!!
    we are begging you
    anuff is anuff

    please stop your terror

    let us people in williamsburg live
    and work on your own people and your chazeirim and reshoeim
    like yoel zimmerman and hershel klar your gestapo police

    and your sachdes like itzala glick

    • If anyone has any chashas that Satmar has the police in their pockets then they have to make a complaint to the DA and to the Mayor’s office. Your phones are NOT tapped. You can go anywhere and call the DA and explain the situation. You can give them names and they can put special investigators to set up stings. They can plant Chassidim, basically actors, dressed like chassidim, men and women, in the community to WATCH what goes on Shabbos. There are ways for them to find out for themselves what is really going on, but they can’t unless someone lets them know.

  15. I asked a rav from the satmat how was nechamya aloud to be alone closed with girls and women?

    this is satmar?

    he answered that the rosh beis din from CRC hisachdes said that every lady and girl is only
    a MILK BOX a (milech kestel) to give milk for the babies nothing more

    this is the psak of the machil treifus shaigetz
    HILEL rosha weinberger of mt kisco

    he gave out the psak that evreybody has to scream on a aishes ish other guys wife
    because a women is only a milk box

    he can be togheter in one hell with his colaga chaim halpern
    that is derech agav also against the eruv

    and if a lady or girl is only a milk box
    then is nechamya weberman aloud to be togheter with a milk box and to play and touch

    this is the shita shoita of the vaad brosh HILEL ROSHA WEINBERGER ROSH CRC HISACHDUS

  16. alica hartman, it is very important for me to get in touch with you as soon as possible, would you
    please let me know how I can contact you, of course, with utmost confidentiality. I need your help
    and would truly appreciate a prompt response.

  17. i’m not sure you read the interview. r’ frankfurter was asking very tough questions. why ban a magazine that runs an interview? am i missing something?

    Submitted comments under 6 different names over a period of several days. Barred from further commenting on this site. IP address: 50.14.76.11

    • I’m missing the “very tough questions”. They were mostly softball questions to let Farkas repeat the pro-Weberman viewpoint. Eg, “The catch-22 is that if anyone says your client is innocent, he is then accused of being insensitive to the victim. And that is precisely what your clients community has been charged with — insensitivity”.and “Did you realize from the get-go that you would have an uphill battle?” When he asked him a few more challenging questions, such as whether the DA had corroborating evidence and about the thoroughness of the cross-examination (which would contradict Farkas’ claim that the victim was making it all up), Farkas responded with non-answers, half-truths and outright falsehoods. Which Frankfurter let slide.

      Ami never claimed they were going to ask probing, challenging questions. In the introduction to the interview, Frankfurter explains that the purpose is to give exposure to the defense’s arguments, not to dissect them.

  18. isn’t freimener ruv aka mendel silber the rosh bes din in sachdus? also, re: the story of itzo glick
    and what he pulled off for his buddy, the story that aleca hartman posted, was that with the approval
    of freimener ruv?

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