Thursday, October 29, 2009

Agudath Israel of America, Catholic Church: Huge Carpet Sale. Free Installation! Enter Discount Code "Molester"

If you, your child or a loved one is a survivor of sexual abuse in a Jewish yeshiva, you can get the help you need. No one should ever be allowed to remain unpunished when they have sexually abused a child - the loss of innocence and enjoyment of life could only be the beginning of a lifetime of fear, anger, shame and other emotional and physical aftereffects of sexual abuse. The Zalkin Law Firm is a legal group dedicated to providing support and representation to survivors of sexual abuse in the Jewish and Jewish Orthodox community.
When you place your child in the care and instruction of a rabbi or teacher in a yeshiva, you never expect that your beloved child will suffer sexual abuse. Yeshivot across New York and the United States are supposed to be educational havens for Jewish and Jewish Orthodox children, not places of abuse, terror, manipulation and criminal sexual deviation.

New York Yeshiva Sexual Abuse Attorney

Like other areas in which children are under the absolute control and authority of adults, yeshivot ketanot can carry the risk of sexual abuse by rabbis, administrators, teachers and other employees or volunteers. As in any religious or secular institution or association in which children are left alone under the care of an adult or adults, sexual abuse can occur any time and in any form.

Unfortunately, many cases of sexual abuse in yeshivot go unreported. It is observable and known that sexual abuse survivors are often unable or unwilling to bring accusations against well-respected and established members of the Jewish or Jewish Orthodox community. Pedophiles and sexual abusers often use tactics such as manipulation, intimidation, threats, lies and other strategies to get their victims to remain silent about the abuse. Because of this, many survivors of abuse are unable to speak out until much, much later.

The New York yeshiva sexual abuse lawyers at the Zalkin Law Firm are very aware of the deep emotional and physical effects that sexual abuse can have on men, women, adolescents and children, no matter when that abuse occurred. Child sexual abuse such as touching, fondling, looking, exposing, inappropriate sexual "talks," sexual contact and other abusive activity is highly illegal and punishable by law in the United States. You do have legal recourse and you can do something about the situation.

Contact a New York Yeshiva Sexual Abuse Attorney at the Zalkin Law Firm today to discuss your abuse case.


Myths & Truths:
A Critical Analysis of Top 8 Storylines Promoted by Catholic Church Leadership in Their Lobbying Efforts to Defeat the Child Victim's Act of New York (A2596).
Using a research-based methodology and applying a common sense review of the historical record, this rigorously cited report finds that the Catholic Church hides behind contrived, disingenuous storylines in an attempt to Defeat the Child Victim's Act of New York (A2596).
Together with commentary from Irwin Zalkin, a leading sexual abuse attorney who has negotiated more than $200 million in clergy abuse settlements nationwide, and the managing partner of The Zalkin Law Firm, the report examines Church leaderships‘ eight (8) most frequently used storylines and provides detailed, cited evidence of their illegitimacy:
Storyline #1:
―We did not know then what we know today.‖
Storyline #2:
―It is not fair to hold Bishops of today accountable for the behavior of others.‖
Storyline #3:
―We‘re going to go bankrupt!‖
Storyline #4:
―We will no longer be able to carry on charitable works!‖
Storyline #5:
“We will have to close schools and sell churches.‖
Storyline #6:
“These revival statutes are targeted to the Catholic Church; it‘s unfair not to include public schools that are or were just as bad.‖
Storyline #7:
“This is all about greedy trial lawyers who have made millions.‖
Storyline #8:
―We have addressed the problem.‖

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Backstabbing Midget Rabbis: Don't Go To The Police, Come To Us First!

Despite a New York judge’s recent condemnation of the practice, several national rabbinic leaders said they thought Orthodox rabbinic courts should continue to screen allegations of sexual abuse and decide whether they should be forwarded to law enforcement for prosecution.

“Sometimes, unfortunately, people make allegations which have no substance because they have an agenda,” said Rabbi Moshe Kletenik, president of the Rabbinical Council of America, the organizing body of Modern Orthodox rabbis.

He said the rabbinic courts, or beit dins, are useful because they allow “for an investigation to see if there’s substance, and if there is, it’s immediately referred” to civil authorities.

David Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America, a leading umbrella group of ultra-traditional Orthodox organizations, agreed that religious courts can play a positive role in sexual-abuse cases.

“I think there are people in the community who are concerned about certain things that the secular authorities might not be concerned about,” Zweibel said. “If a child has to be removed from a family, if you are not sensitive to religious concerns of the family, they might be placed in a home setting that would not facilitate the child’s observance of religion.”

During the September 29 sentencing of a 31-year-old Orthodox bar mitzvah tutor convicted of sexually abusing two boys, New York State Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach lashed out at the Orthodox community for “a communal attitude that seems to impose greater opprobrium on the victims than the perpetrator.” He termed the role played by such rabbinic courts in particular “inappropriate,” saying that these courts were “incapable” of dealing with criminal matters.

The FORWARD reports.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

"Personal Hygine And Poetry" - Avi Shafran Explains

The Perception of an Illusion is Deception, even when you believed it was real! Perception of Deception is not an Illusion at all!

Carl Stoynoff


A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

Abraham Joshua Heschel


A wise architect observed that you could break the laws of architectural art provided you had mastered them first. That would apply to religion as well as to art. Ignorance of the past does not guarantee freedom from its imperfections.

Reinhold Niebuhr
1892-1971, American Theologian, Historian


Give us a religion that will help us to live -- we can die without assistance.

Elbert Hubbard
1859-1915, American Author, Publisher


Cause and effect do not always offer the same results. It is the eventual effect of causation that is different for each of us.

Carl Stoynoff


Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.

Cato The Elder
BC 234-149, Roman Statesman, Orator


Ignorance is dangerous, but knowledge without responsibility is more dangerous.


The price of greatness is responsibility.

Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill


Why Bad Hygiene?

If you ask a group of Chronically Normal People (CNP's -- a term invented by Fred Frese, a psychologist who has schizophrenia) to describe mentally ill people, you will inevitably get answers like "they smell,""they wear their clothes weirdly", and "they have wild hair." It would be nice to be able to dismiss these descriptions as purely prejudiced and totally unfounded. But the truth is, many mentally ill people are dishevelled and unwashed. The primary reason for this is, of course, the high rate of homelessness amongst the mentally ill. Homeless people have no easy way of keeping clean and they often have to wear all the clothes they own.

However, many mentally ill people look unkempt, even if they who are housed and have a job. Ordinary things can become monumentally difficult when you are mentally ill, and sometimes, the effort involved in taking a shower is just too much. Unpleasant thoughts and/or auditory hallucinations can be so distracting that the person can't pay attention when they put on their clothes, and so they may end up wearing a shirt inside out or leaving zippers unzipped and buttons unbuttoned.

Another reason why mentally ill people may be unkempt is that dressing carefully seems unimportant or even ludicrous in the mentally ill person's universe. If you are tormented by suicidal thoughts or living in a delusion in which you are being chased by the CIA, you do not worry about taking a shower. There are more important things to deal with, such as planning (or trying not to plan) a suicide attempt or evading your pursuers.

So what's the moral? Silly as it may sound to those who comdemn "political correctness," people who are "differently kempt" should be a tolerated and protected minority. When you run into someone who smells, it is rude to mention it or sniff repeatedly. That's just the way they are. You wouldn't sniff at someone who has a skin color you consider ugly. Likewise, making fun of or being rude to a mentally ill person who is dressed oddly is unacceptable. If you are a very, very close friend, you may want to tell the mentally ill person that their shoes are untied or that they have body odor, but be careful of doing this. The person may simply not have the energy or concentration to deal with such a thing. They may know already that they look funny and feel helpless to change their appearance.

I sometimes think there is a secret set of instructions on how to look normal that mentally ill people don't have. I was once called in to my boss's office to be told I didn't dress well enough when I clothes that were almost identical to my boss's. The problem was that I looked unkempt and sloppy in the very same clothes that made her look attractive and professional.

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