The Israeli Beis Din (IBD of Rabbis Shafran, Malinowitz and Gartner, claims that the Meisels’ seminaries are hunky dory and it is forbidden for any other seminary to poach the incoming 2014-2015-year students. The Chicago Beis Din maintains that students should not go there and that the staff were guilty of enabling Meisels and thus cannot be trusted. Yesterday, the Daas Torah blog of R. Daniel Eidensohn posted two long letters by the IBD full of thundering allegations that they requested this, that and the other from Chicago.
All these arguments are in the service of the claim that Chicago passed over jurisdiction but then did not give them the proof of the abuse. Hence the IBD claims they were correct in their finding that the seminaries were safe. Missing from their entire thumping, thundering missives was a single statement of proof that Chicago ever authorized the IBD to take over the case. A single image of a signed document would have been worth more than their thousands of words. I surmise they did not present it because they do not have it. #HalachaFail
Tomorrow night I will have more to say on pending lawsuits against the Meisels seminaries and their rabbinic enablers.