Problems with the Israel Psak: David Morris in Israel translated and analyzed the ruling of the Israeli Beis Din (BD) of Rabbi Shafran. It is a devastating critique of its standing, procedures, investigation, and findings. It’s a must-read.
Chicago Retains Jurisdiction: The Chicago Beis Din (CBD) is adamant that it never transferred jurisdiction of the case to the Israeli Beis Din.
No US Financial Aid: HTC-TI and Touro has suspended accreditation of the four Meisels seminaries. Thus attendance is not eligible for US government loans and grants or for transfer credits to other colleges. I am quite confident they will stick to that suspension.
Next Moves by Chicago: I am guessing they will soon directly confront the problematic ruling of the IBD and make the case that other seminaries should accept students fleeing the unsafe environment of the Meisels seminaries.
Lawsuits: I expect various lawsuits against Meisels and others cooperating with him.
Getting Your Money Back: I hope to soon write about tactics parents can use to recoup their deposits with Meisels and secure admission to other seminaries.
Feldman Scandal: I hope to write soon about the irregularities in the conduct of the IBD, and the especially scandalous role of R. Aaron Feldman of Ner Israel Rabbinical College (NIRC) in Baltimore.
Support Chicago: If you appreciate the courage of Chicago in fighting for the safety of students, please, please send them messages of support by email, mail, phone, fax, shared acquaintances, etc. The Meisels camp is bombarding them with nastiness and slander. The CBD is confident that it is right. Give them chizuk; you can’t fulfill that obligation by writing comments on blogs :-).
–Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz via email@example.com Subject line: Attention Rav Gedalia Dov Schwartz
–Rabbi Shmuel Fuerst – still looking
–Rabbi Zev Cohen: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: Attention Rav Zev Cohen
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