Since I started blogging in October 2009, my pages were called up two million times as of yesterday evening. I only reached the one million mark nine months ago; the volume of readership has increased dramatically, driven mostly by my coverage of the Yosef Kolko trial in Lakewood, the 5T defrocking of Dovid Weinberger over his sexual abuse of young women and most recently, the unfolding revelations about Elimelech Meisels and his seminaries in Israel. I also covered many other topics. I encourage my newer readers to dig into my archives by using my search box or my month-by-month archives. Both can be accessed on the upper right of each page.
From my first post, I focused on abuse in the orthodox community with a mixture of satire, reporting and analysis-commentary. I also found myself getting into corruption in both leadership and the ex-District Attorney of Brooklyn, Charles Hynes. He mattered because he was colluding with the orthodox leadership to go easy on Haredi child molesters. I feel vindicated now that he is being investigated by the US Department of Justice, the New York State Attorney General, and the Brooklyn District Attorney. Hynes will probably be indicted in the coming weeks on charges of abusing the monies and other resources of the office for his own campaign. This is no surprise. He also sold the safety of our children for the orthodox block vote.
I thank my growing readership for your confidence in my reporting and analysis. I hope I will continue to justify your confidence, interest, interaction, and confidential sharing of information.
I am optimistic that together we will make progress in the fight against abuse in the orthodox world. It won’t happen quickly enough but it will happen.