Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Rabbis: Donkeys: You Disgust Me...

Yes, That is Right! You totally disgust me and many others with your foolish, dangerous ideology, and gross perversions of the Torah. The antipathy drools and frosts from your fat lips. Lips that move with a motion that betray the very victims who sought your help. You call yourself a Rabbi? Ha! You call yourself a talmid chacham? You portray a heavenly superiority? Ha! You're no better than the sole of shoes baring the excrement of your last bathroom visit.

I have totally had it with your abhorrence. The muck is deep. Deeper than any bribes you accepted. How could you? How could a 14 year old girl be raped, and all the while you revolt any efforts by law enforcement to apprehend the perpetrator?

I am aghast, but why should I be? Should we expect any better from you? This is not something new. You have hindered other investigations before. Yehuda kolko couldn't control his fantasy for 6 year old boys, but you, Rabbi-Donkey, made this all possible. You allowed a train wreck that could have been prevented and avoided.

What is the solution, one may ask. The answer is three words. RESIGN! RESIGN! RESIGN! -- Too bad there are no term limits for specimens of your nature. You won't resign because you are dictators. You won't change because you're moronic and belligerent. Scared and misguided. Gutless and spineless. Feeble and nimble. Asses and donkeys.

I guarantee your own kids would also be scarred forever from such an ordeal, but you would probably overlook the trauma they endured if it meant having to hide the identity of the molester, because he is 'frum' of course.

Rabbi Nochem Rosenberg discusses his views about a 14-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted in Borough Park (Brooklyn), NY

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Rabbi Nochum Rosenberg has been advocating for Jewish survivors of sexual violence in Williamsburg/Borough Park (Brooklyn) New York for over 35 years. Over the last several months he had his life threatened if he did not close down a hotline. During the week of Succos there was a drive by shooting in which someone shot him.

Please listen to him tell his story and demand that he is protected. His goal is to help survivors make police reports and testify in court to help put an end to sex crimes in his community and around the globe.

WATCH The four part series and then contact the New York Attorney General - Andrew Cuomo and demand there be a proper investigation and prosecution of the indivduals who would attempt to take the life of a rape victim advocate.

Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General - State of New York

Office of the Attorney General

The Capitol

Albany, NY 12224-0341

General Helpline: 1-800-771-7755



November 26, 2008 - Pikesville, Maryland

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Brooklyn - Monday, January 26, 2009 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Baltimore - Sunday, February 8, 2009 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Jewish Survivors of sexual violence rarely are provided an opportunity to speak out against the heinous crimes committed against them as children or as adults. This educational event is designed to give those who have been victimized the opportunity to educate our community on the issues, ramifications and offer support to others who have been touched by sexual violence. This event is FREE and open to the public, yet reservations are required due to space limitations. The AwareneAssault.

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Brooklyn Speak Out!

When: Monday, January 26, 2009 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Mapleton Public Library , 1702 60th St., Brooklyn, NY

Speakers include: *Michael Dowd, Attorney at Law *Leah Marinelli, R.N., C.N.M., N.P. - Advocate for survivors *Ava Miedzinski, DDS - Survivor of child sexual abuse in a Jewish day school. *Vicki Polin, Founder - The Awareness Center, Survivor of incest. *Rabbi Nochem Rosenberg - Advocate for sexually abused orthodox children *More speakers will be added soon.


Baltimore Speak Out!

When: Sunday, February 8, 2009 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Where: Pikesville Public Library, 1301 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville, MD 21208

Speakers include: * Evan S. - Survivor - Survivor of incest. * Leslie B. - Survivor - Survivor of sibling incest. * *Ava Miedzinsk, DDS - Survivor of child sexual abuse at a Jewish day school * Murray Levin, JD - Advocate, Survivor of clergy sexual abuse by a rabbi. * Vicki Polin, Founder - The Awareness Center, Survivor of incest. *Bob Russell, Founder - Child Victims Voice Maryland, Survivor of clergy sexual abuse by a priest. *Rabbi Nochem Rosenberg - Advocate for sexually abused orthodox children


Watch the Panel Discussion after the showing of the film "Narrow Bridge", featuring: * Mesa Leventhal Baker, MD - Medical Director of the Baltimore Child Abuse Center; Senator Jim Brochin; Murray Levin, JD - Survivor of Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro; Israel Moskovitz - Director/Writer/Composer and Plays "Daniel Schneider"; Vicki Polin, MA, LCPC, NCC - Founder and Director of The Awareness Center, Inc.; Bob Russell - Legislative coordinator of SNAP; and Joy Silberg, PhD - Nationally renowned child psychologist, who specializes in sexual abuse.

Regarding New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind

By Vicki Polin

The Awareness Center - November 25, 2008

Assemblyman Dov Hikind/Vicki Polin

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people; neither shalt thou stand idly by the blood of thy neighbor" (Leviticus 19:16).

It saddens me a great deal to see how a few Jewish leaders in the orthodox world appear to be manipulating community members into believing they do not have to report heinous crimes to child protective services. Orthodox children deserve the same rights and protection as other children in the Unitied States of America.

I personally believe that Assemblyman Dov Hikind is wrong and is violating the civil rights of children from Torah observant homes. Each day that goes by that he refuses to work with law enforcement officials means another child is being sexually victimized.

One has to realize that turning over the names of alleged sex offenders and also those who were allegedly sexually abused to child protection workers does not mean that the names will be made public. It only means that there is a possibility that those who perpetrate crimes against our children may be prosecuted and those who have been sexually victimized will be offered "REAL" help.

As Jews, we all have moral responsibility to protect our youth. We all must consider ourselves as mandated reporters -- meaning if you suspect a child is at risk of harm you make a hot-line report (to child protective services in your state). Leave the investigating to those who have the specialized training and can conduct forensic investigations. Dov Hikind does not have this sort of training nor does those he "works" with.

Vicki Polin, MA, LCPC, NCC is the founder and CEO of The Awareness Center (which is the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault). Vicki is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor who has been working in the sexual violence field for just under twenty-five years.


We mustn't ignore the more qualitative dimensions of education, which help a child expand and become a whole person. Divorce procedures rip families apart. As parents, ex-husbands and ex-wives must put aside their bitterness and anger in favor of the well being of their children.

The Necklace

By: Name withheld upon request

Date: Wednesday, January 21 2009

It was about a week before Chanukah last year when I traveled to Israel to spend some time with my son, who was learning in Yeshiva there. It was a difficult time in my life, as I had made the decision to get out of an abusive marriage and was in the midst of a bitter divorce. At the time, my husband was seeking revenge and trying to do everything in his power to make my life miserable, including trying to sever my relationship with our children. He showed utter contempt for me, the mother, as he played the "victim" and tried to poison our grown children against me.

I was grateful that my youngest son had the opportunity to spend the year in Israel and "be away" from all the chaos going on here. However, as I regularly kept in touch with him and his teachers, it became apparent that my son - even from his yeshiva in Jerusalem - was still grieving the breakup of his family. He was homesick, anxious and depressed. Finally, my sister and parents said that they were sending me to Israel for a week to spend some quality time with my son and give him some TLC.
I was most appreciative and looked forward to the trip. I wanted it to be special, meaningful and stress-free to my son. I also looked forward to spending a week in Jerusalem. I had not been there for several years and my heart longed to be able to walk the Holy City's streets once again. When I arrived at the hotel in Jerusalem, I immediately felt as if I was truly home. I had always wanted to live in Israel, and was so grateful whenever I had the chance to visit.
Having lived with an abusive and controlling man for so long and having kept the secret of abuse from my friends and community for many years, I had, to a certain extent, "lost" my own identity. Thus it felt great to be on my own and away - be it ever so briefly - from the chaos of the divorce. Looking forward to a week of peace and serenity with my son, I was not going to let anything interfere with that.
On my first day, I went to visit the head of my son's yeshiva program. He told me that he usually encourages visiting family members to take their kids out only after the school day ends. This way the students do not miss class. However, he had given my son specific instructions to spend as much time as possible with his mother and not to worry about missing class during my visit. He felt that my son needed this time with his mother to help him heal. But the rabbi gave me one bit of advice: please do not talk about the divorce. I agreed. It was a productive and healing week, and my son and I had a beautiful time together.
Toward the end of the week I found myself walking the streets of my favorite place, the Old City, looking for gifts to bring back home to my other children, relatives and colleagues. As I wandered into one of the shops there, I recognized the owner from previous visits. He was a kind and friendly man who had made aliyah many years before. He enjoyed talking with his customers in his shop, and always had a kind word to say to everyone who stopped by.
As I started browsing through the aisles, I began to ponder what kind of gift to bring back to my oldest son. He had also been terribly affected by the divorce, and at this point was hardly having any contact with me due to his father's pernicious influences. This son was also going through a spiritual crisis, causing me much worry. I wanted to get him a meaningful gift that would perhaps create an opening and a renewed bond in our relationship. As I contemplated what to get him, I fought back tears as I thought of everything my family had been through during the past two years. I was truly worried about this son and wanted the best for him.
As I headed to the counter, I was warmly greeted by the shop's owner. "Shalom, is there anything I can help you with?" I hesitated and seeing that no one else was in the store, I asked, "What do you get a young man whose parents are going through a divorce because the father was abusive? And now this young man is going through a lot of anger and trauma of his own, won't talk to his mother and is in a spiritual crisis - including hanging around with a really bad crowd."
The owner was sympathetic and began to suggest different items in his store. He suggested that the gift have a subtle but loving message. I finally settled on a necklace with Hebrew words inscribed about God's Angels protecting mankind. I always had a special affinity for angels. My favorite prayer in the "Kriat Sh'ma al HaMitah" is the one about the Angels - including Michael, Gavriel, Uriel, and Raphael - protecting one from harm. In fact, when my two older sons had spent time in Israel during the height of the unfortunate suicide bombings, I spent many a night visualizing God's Angels surrounding them with love and protection.
As the owner packed up the gift, he bade me farewell and said, "Don't ever give up hope. You have been through a lot. However, the truth always comes out and your son will see and will eventually come back to you and to the right path." I thanked him and went on my way.
About 10 months later, around Rosh Hashanah time, I got a call from this son. He asked to return home in order to renew his relationship with me. Apparently things were not going so well between him and his father. I welcomed him back in my life, but told him that I would not engage in any psychological drama regarding the divorce or anything else. I told him I looked forward to establishing a healthy relationship with him based on love, truth, kindness, and integrity. I encouraged him to have a healthy relationship with both his parents, and let him know how glad I was to have him back in my life.

It is now the first night of Chanukah. As I gaze into the flames of the Chanukah candles, I think about how far I have come with the help of Hashem. For whatever reasons, I had to go through an abusive marriage. However, I have come out stronger in the long run. I went back to school, have a successful career, got my divorce and am finally re-establishing a healthy relationship with all of my children. I thank God for all the miracles that he has given me as I sit in my warm home on this cold winter night, staring into the flames and reminiscing about the triumph of the Maccabees that took place so long ago.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Crazy Islamic Fascists Obscure The Facts

Is this guy really a Rabbi? He bears an awful resemblance to those wishing to eradicate every Jew.

Michael Lerner (rabbi)

In Tehran they got his name wrong (Rabbi Mike Turner).

Rabbi: Israel's Reaction to Hamas Missiles Inappropriate

TEHRAN (FNA)- Editor in Chief of the New York based Ticon magazine, reacting to Gaza Strip crisis that has left behind thousands of innocent civilians, including over 200 children and infants so far, said in an interview with London based Times magazine Saturday that Israel's reaction to Hamas missiles has been most inappropriate.

Rabbi Mike Turner referring to the 500 Israeli citizens allegedly killed by Hamas missiles and 200 more wounded by them according to Zionist news sources, added, "Hamas might have caused inconvenience for Israel, but it can by no means be considered a serious threat against the Jewish state's security."

According to the Islamic republic news agency, the clergy journalist also proposed his seven article peace plan aimed at ending the ongoing human catastrophe in Gaza in his interview with Times, beginning with Article One: Hamas should end firing missiles aimed at Israeli targets (not mentioning the need for Israel's ending of its killer lingering siege of Gaza for over three years that led to the air, land and sea bombardment of civilians of Gaza Strip.)

Article Two: Israel should end bombardment of Gaza and state sponsored terrorism (in which dozens of Palestinians have been assassinated so far.)

Article Three: Israel should open Gaza's various passages and merely check imports to Gaza aimed at confiscation of smuggled weaponry to the region.

Article Four: Israel should free the Palestinian prisoners of Hamas and the Palestinians, too, should free their Israeli prisoners of war.

Article Five: Both sides should end all types of antagonist propaganda against each other.

Article Six: An international peace force should monitor the two sides' proper observation of the peace plan articles.

Article Seven: The cease fire should remain effective for a twenty year period.
He added, "In return for Gaza's observation of the above mentioned articles, a scheme similar to the Marshal Plan should be put to effect both in Gaza Strip and in the West Bank, including permitting the return of 30,000 Palestinian refugees to Palestine and the establishment of the Palestinian independent government, in the framework of the 2003 Geneva Agreement."

Rabbi Turner said, "I believe that is the way sustainable peace and security can be achieved for the Jewish state in the Middle East."


Rights group: Israel uses incendiary bombs in Gaza

JERUSALEM – Human Rights Watch said Sunday that Israel's military has fired artillery shells with the incendiary agent white phosphorus into Gaza and a doctor there said the chemical was suspected in the case of 10 burn victims who had skin peeling off their faces and bodies.

Researchers in Israel from the rights group witnessed hours of artillery bombardments that sent trails of burning smoke indicating white phosphorus over the Jebaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. But they could not confirm injuries on the ground because they have been barred from entering the territory.

The chief doctor at Nasser Hospital in southern Gaza said he treated several victims there with serious burns that might have been caused by phosphorus. He said, however, that he did not have the resources or expertise to say with certainty what caused the injuries.

The substance can cause serious burns if it touches the skin and can spark fires on the ground, the rights group said in a written statement calling on Israel not to use it in crowded areas of Gaza.

Military spokeswoman Maj. Avital Leibovich refused to comment directly on whether Israel was using phosphorus, but said the army was "using its munitions in accordance with international law."

Israel used white phosphorus in its 34-day war with Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006. The U.S. military in Iraq used the incendiary during a November 2004 operation against insurgents in the city of Fallujah.

An AP photographer and a TV crew based in Gaza visited Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis on Sunday and recorded images of several burn patients.

One of them, Haitham Tahseen, recalled sitting outside his home with his family in the morning when something exploded above them.

"Suddenly, I saw bombs coming with white smoke," said the man, whose burned face was covered with medical cream. "It looked very red and it had white smoke. That's the first time I've seen such a thing."

His cousin, in another hospital bed, was more severely burned, with patches of skin peeling off his face and body, and had to be wrapped with thick white bandages.

The hospital's chief doctor, Youssef Abu Rish, said the burns were not from contact with fire, but he couldn't say what sort of substance caused them. He said information he collected on the Internet indicated it could have been white phosphorus.

White phosphorus is not considered a chemical weapon, and militaries are permitted under laws of warfare to use it in artillery shells, bombs and rockets to create smoke screens to hide troop movements as well as bright bursts in the air to illuminate battlefields at night.

Israel is not party to a convention regulating its use. Under customary laws of war, however, Israel would be expected to take all feasible precautions to minimize the impact of white phosphorus on civilians, Human Rights Watch said.

"What we're saying is the use of white phosphorus in densely populated areas like a refugee camp is showing that the Israelis are not taking all feasible precautions," said Marc Garlasco, a senior military analyst for the rights group. "It's just an unnecessary risk to the civilian population, not only in the potential for wounds but also for burning homes and infrastructure."

Garlasco was among researchers on a ridge about a mile (1.5 kilometers) from the Gaza border who observed the shelling from a 155mm artillery unit on Friday and Saturday.

Some of the burning trails of smoke caused fires on the ground that appeared to go out after a few minutes, said Garlasco, who formerly worked at the Pentagon where he was in charge of recommending high-value targets for airstrikes during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Each 155mm shell contains 116 of what Garlasco described as wafers doused in phosphorus that can be spread over an area as large as a sports field, depending on the height at which it detonates. The phosphorus ignites when it comes in contact with oxygen.

Human Rights Watch has not been able to confirm whether there have been any civilian casualties from phosphorus. The group has a consultant working for it inside Gaza but he has been unable to move around due to the danger. Foreign journalists have also been barred from entering Gaza.

Garlasco said photos published Thursday in British newspaper The Times showed Israeli units handling American-manufactured white phosphorus shells with fuses on them.

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It is unfortunate that it has come to this. It is a big darn shame it has come to this. It is very hurtful that it has come to this. But yet, IT HAS COME TO THIS. It has come at the price of a GREAT CHILUL HASHEM. It has come to Hashem having to allow his holy name to be DESECRATED so that his CHILDREN remain SAFE. Shame on all those responsible for enabling and permitting Hashem's name to be desecrated! When you save children you save the future. You save the future you save generations. You save generations you save lives. You save lives you have saved the world!!!!!!!