Update 8/2/22- Krishevsky’s next court date is August 29th at 9 AM at the Monticello Village Justice Court.
According to the Ulster Sullivan Daily Voice, 62-year-old Rabbi Izchak Krishevsky
(יצחק אייזיק קרישבסקי) was arrested for propositioning a 16-year-old girl, offering her money for sex. This happened in Monticello at the edge of a baseball field of the local HS.
Krishevsky, a Brooklyn resident is a magid shiur ( talmud lecturer) and mashpia (personal spiritual advisor) in the chasidish world. He is scheduled to deliver a Three Weeks talk tonight (Sunday 7/17/22) in Monticello’s Beis HaMedrish Hagadol. I am wondering if he will be yanked out or they will ignore the arrest or claim he is a victim of a bilbul by an antisemitic shiksa and will launch a pidyon shvuyim campaign to cover his
bail and legal expenses. (Update- a few hours after I posted they announced that the speaker, no longer named, will not be able to make it due to a “family emergency” and announced a replacement.)
He has written vigorous anti Internet rants saying children should throw away the smartphones (kelim) of their parents in the sewer and that this is legit and not chutzpah or a violation of kibud av v’eim.
He has delivered ten talks for adults sponsored by Irgun Shiurei Torah which can be seen on YouTube. Strange that such an anti internet fanatic has his shiurim on the treyf internet.
WhatsApp is circulating this about Krishevsky:
The anti smartphone propaganda leaflets are filled with extremist quotes from Izchak Kirshevsky (as he’s known to the Monticello police department). A recent leaflet quoted him encouraging kids to express “chutzpah”against their parents – his own words – with smartphones.
While the argument can be made that there’s place for such extremism just to keep things balanced – even when any בר דעת knows that such sentiments are rooted in wickedness and not resulting from pureness – maybe that’s OK as long he’s a fringe figure. But when Izchak is mainstream, has a platform in Satmer despite his consistent evil statements, then Satmer is well deserving of the shame and embarrassment after his arrest. When you give a platform to an evil person, when you take him in and adapt him as your own, you end up in the same hell as him.
When you encourage kids to be chutzpahdig to their parents, in the name of the Torah, no less, public shame will find and haunt you for the rest of your life.
And Satmer should wear and share the shame with you.
ACTION: If you have additional information about similar illegal child sex solicitation contact the Monticello police at (845) 794-8422