Rabbi Daniel Eidensohn moderates every single comment on his blog, Daas Torah. He approved a comment advocating exposing the identities of two women alleging they were sexually assaulted by Meisels. Moe Ginsburg wrote, “If they are lying in this lawsuit, the plaintiffs’ names should be publicized.” Eidensohn approved it without comment or challenge.
Rabbi Eidensohn, I beseech you! Be a mensch and either delete or challenge this incitement to witness intimidation.
Rabbi Eidensohn, we have our disagreements but threatening to expose the identities of witnesses and plaintiffs is not kosher. Courts and media all conceal the identities of individuals alleging sexual assaults. It is universally understood that even when observers doubt allegations, they let the courts make the determination. Some of the sleaziest tabloids in the world respect this standard. Please rise up to that minimal standard, even if you won’t let go of your “just-a-hug” theory.
Screen capture as of ~9:45 a.m. EST (US) on 12/11/14
UPDATE 12/12/14, 4:35 p.m.- Eidensohn has another approved comment justifying witness intimidation by exposing their identities. (translation: If they went to civil litigation without proper Jewish law authority, their names should be exposed). In fact they have Jewish law authorization, but Eidensohn and his minions, are also working on delegitimizing the rabbis who support victims.
on Daas Torah (sic) blog as of 12-11-14 ~4:30 pm EST (US)
UPDATE 7:00 p.m. 12-11-14-
submitted to Daas Torah Blog on 12-11-14 ~6:45 p.m., US EST
Update 12/12/14- Good News/Bad News
GREAT NEWS- Daniel Eidensohn has finally and directly said: “I of course agree with the standard procedure of not publicizing the names of victims and witnesses.” However he continues to deny any responsibility for letting others suggest outing victims without rebutting them. Still, all in all, it should help the plaintiffs sleep a little better knowing that Eidensohn has now committed himself to not outing victims or colluding in outing them. Even better news is that I believe that I together with many of you commenting got under his skin and forced him to finally say the right thing. Of course he still denies he was hedging till he was forced into a corner.
BAD NEWS- the price of this concession was a full post, “Frum Follies’ lack of integrity in his slanderous claims against me.” (http://daattorah.blogspot.com/2014/12/frum-follies-lack-of-integrity-in-his.html).
Gentle (and fierce) readers who comment, do not imagine your reputations are immune from his wrath. According to Eidensohn, “Frum Follies… has started attacking me with… charges that arouse his groupies like sharks smelling blood.” I thought I had a group of smart, opinionated and somewhat querulous temperaments.