Belsky is 0 for 2 on the Kolkos and Yet He’s the OU’s Posek

Rabbi Yisroel Belsky has twice declared Kolkos innocent of sex abuse charges to then be proven wrong when they pled guilty in court. (Joel (Yehuda) Kolko  & Yosef Kolko)

Anyone can make a mistake. Any fool can keep making the same mistake. But Rabbi Belsky is no fool. He is a great lamdan (scholar of rabbinics).

He is a very smart man who makes it his business not to know the truth by refusing to talk to accusers. As he explained to an askan (community activist) ‘I talked to Yudi Kolko and I can tell he is innocent.’

This sort of arrogant assertion of discernment is damning enough in a layman. But Continue reading