Many people are chas v’cholilah believing that Rav Gavriel Bodenheimer shlita, menahel of Bais Mikroh is guilty of sexually abusing a young boy for over a year just because a grand jury took testimony and indicted him. But the Torah shows us that Zimri openly consorted with a Midianite and that is why Pinchas killed both of them with a spear.
It is ossur to believe that a respected rav would molest a child in private behind closed doors. After all, he made no secret of the fact that he beat the hell out of kids. If he were to molest kids, he would also do it in public.
We the undersigned solemnly affirm that not a one of us has ever seen Rav Bodenheimer shlita, ever be sexual with a child he was beating, or even one he was not beating. If he was committing the acts of Zimri we would have seen it.
A pidyon shvuyim fund was created for Rav Bodenheimer to defray the costs of lawyers and perhaps a financial settlement to get the liars to withdraw their bilbul. Every Yid is mechuyav to contribute as much as it is within their ability and power. All of klal Yisroel must act or the DA will recklessly go after other Yidden, and then we won’t have enough dedicated mechanchim.
We thank the chasidish askan Yossi Gestetner who has more experience than us in these matters. He strove mightily on behalf of acheinu bnai Yisroel Rav Yisroel Moshe Weingarten, Rav Nechemya Weberman, Reb Moishe Turner, and many others, Hashem yirachem.
Because the goyish media is trying to turn this into a chillul hashem, Reb Gestetner suggests we not use the word “rabbi” if interviewed. If pressed, reply: “Why are you making this about religion. He is just an innnocent citizen because in America a man is innocent till after the trial.” Repeat this until the reporter gives up. Also, say, “Mr Bodenheimer is a nice man who successfully educated many through his innovative methods.” It is ossur to say loshon horah to goyim that he beat kids. They will just use it to slander our chinuch mesorah.
If we succeed in “persuading” the false accuser to withdraw the charges, leftover pidyon shvuyim money used to buy other frum shvuyim copies of the sefer, Hilchos Beis Hasohar: The Laws Of Incarceration. The mechaber, Harav Hagaon Reb Getzel (Gezel) Akum shlita never leaves the four cubits of Torah, or his cell. His sefer has a haskomah by the ChaptzemNist Rebbe shlita, well-known for his Chanukah Message on Lashon Horah Mehudar.
If you prefer being serious about the issue, read Rabbi Shaya Karlinksy’s How Not To Deal With Allegations of Impropriety
Fedora Tip: Chaim