Sock Puppeting is using different names by the same person so they can exagerate the number of people who hold a position. Someone just tried it to defend R. Bender of 5T. I deleted all of those comments. DON’T SOCK PUPPET!
The person lecturing me was mis representing the dinim of loshon horah but apparently has no problem with geneivas daas.
It endlessly frustrates me to encounter rabbinical coverups. Even when Haredi rabbis are given convincing evidence of sexual abuse of children by a rabbinical colleague they usually do not warn their public to avoid the offender. This is true even for the most severe violations of halacha (i.e., d’oraisa) such as raping teen boys or girls. Continue reading
Neshama Carlebach’s Learning to Believe Again is a poignant account of how she deals with knowing her father, Shlomo, was a sexual abuser. It got me thinking about the many times anti-abuse activists are told, “But, what about his family; they don’t deserve to suffer because of him.” Continue reading
The plaintiff alleges that while student from 6th to 8th grade in Rabbinical College Bobover Yeshiva Bnei Zion, teachers Weiss and Pfefferkorn (who are now deceased) raped him and forced him into reciprocal oral sex. Continue reading
The Young Israel movement was started a century ago to give young American raised orthodox Jews a shul to which they could relate. Besides decorum in general they had a few innovations. They ended the selling of aliyot and other unseemly activities that elevated a few rich members over the rest. They decided to have member led services without rabbis leading them.
Times change. Flash forward a century and Young Israels do have rabbis and they are usually doing all the usual things to raise money even if they don’t sell aliyot.
Farley Weiss, President of the National Council of Young Israel is incompetent in both of those areas. He was deeply involved in the Young Israel of Phoenix board that hired a “rabbi,” Ari Mandel, who turned out not to have ordination.
Weiss also managed to give the NCYI’s Chovevei Zion award in March at a gala dinner to Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, associates of Rudy Giuliani, who were just arrested for their role in funneling Ukrainian money illegally into a Trump super PAC. But that isn’t why I call Farley Weiss incompetent. Seriously, I don’t expect a man like Farley Weiss to care about the shady reputation of his honorees, especially if they are on team Trump which is where Farley is.