Sunday, October 29, 2006

Admittance is the starting of repentance.

The Butcher of Children, Shlomo Mandel, is smiling in this picture. He won't be smiling in hell.
Help Save Israel

Read Below how SHLOMO MANDEL doesn't give a damn about saving Jewish Lives. He only cares about his KOVOD.

The Responsibility of Every Single Jew to Participate in the Campaign to
"Stop Funding the Terrorist PLO!"

It is our duty to inform every Jew of the following Torah principles:

  • Every Jew, regardless of age or position, has an obligation under Jewish law to save the life of a fellow Jew whose life is in danger (the obligation of ).
  • This obligation "pushes aside the entire Torah" (), meaning that it overrides, if necessary, the observance of virtually any other part of Jewish law — even Shabbos, Yom Kippur, or the like ().
  • When the time comes to save a life (or lives), a Jew is absolutely forbidden to ask permission to do so, even from a Rav or any other authority; Jewish law states that by asking for authorization, a Jew would be wasting precious time and effort that is needed for the saving of lives, and would be giving others the false impression that saving lives might be optional, or that someone may have the authority to override this obligation.
  • The Table of Jewish Law () states that any rabbi who is asked by a member of his community for permission to save lives is considered shamed and disgraced (), since he previously failed to teach clearly that they must not ask his permission in such a case.
  • Indeed, Jewish law requires the rabbi to precede his entire congregation in rushing forward to save lives, so as to provide a proper example to others ().
  • A Jew who fulfills his duty to save a life is considered as if he has saved the entire world.
  • One who fails to carry out his responsibility is considered by Torah as if he actually participated in the murder of his fellow Jews.
  • One who sees his fellow Jews not carrying out their responsibility of saving lives must speak out and pressure those Jews to do their duty; if another person, despite knowing his responsibility, still refuses to act, "we shame him publicly, publicize his (ongoing) sin, reproach him to his face, and despise and curse him, until he will return to what is proper" (), if this is the only way to make him take proper action.
  • One who discourages his fellow Jews from saving lives, or who even fails to speak out to force them to take action, is considered one who causes the masses to sin; he loses his place in the World to Come (), and is hindered — or even blocked altogether, if his terrible sin persists — from doing teshuvah (repentance and return) for his heinous act of betrayal ().
  • Various authorities, including the Lubavitcher Rebbe, have unequivocally applied the principle of saving lives to the current situation in Israel, in which Jews are being forced to surrender in stages to our enemies — especially to the Marxist, terrorist Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and various affiliated groups (); these terrorists continue to make clear their objective of utterly destroying the nation of Israel and murdering all its citizens ().
  • The organization "Jews And Hasidic Gentiles — United to Save America" (JAHG-USA) has spearheaded a campaign to terminate U.S. government funding for the PLO and its various front organizations, financing which amounts to hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars each year, and which may well be the primary funding source for the terrorists, without which their operations would cease and uncountable Jewish lives would be saved.
  • Therefore, we the undersigned endorse the materials produced by JAHG-USA for this PLO-defunding campaign, including the petition "An Urgent Call to Stop Funding the Terrorist PLO!", the flier "Is America Ready for Judgment Day?", and the book A Brilliant Disguise: How Israel's Enemies Have Concealed their True Identity and Fatal Weakness; these materials should be used by every single Jew in America in an emergency campaign to save Jewish lives — which is obligatory for all Jews.
  • The efforts to neutralize Israel's enemies should not be limited to the above, but should also include any other productive efforts leading to the destruction of the PLO and its allies and sponsors.

Have Some Jewish Leaders Betrayed the Torah?

This week's example:
Rabbi Shlomo Mandel, Dean, Yeshiva & Mesivta of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

A JAHG-USA volunteer showed Rabbi Mandel our PLO-defunding Proclamation last September 29th. He excused himself from signing by saying he doesn't sign such things (presumably meaning proclamations?) — but then bluntly admitted he would sign the Proclamation if other prominent rabbis in Brooklyn would do so.

In other words, the rabbi implicitly acknowledged there was absolutely nothing wrong with the Proclamation itself, insofar as he would theoretically be willing to sign it. He thus also agreed, in effect, that he would be an appropriate leader to endorse the Proclamation. So what was his problem? He didn't want to stand out alone on the issue; he would only participate if everyone, absolutely everyone else, were also doing so. By no means did he want to risk being the slightest bit controversial with anyone.

Since Rabbi Mandel's refusal, we have received the endorsements of several leading rabbis in Flatbush, one of the Brooklyn areas from which he wanted to see others sign; in fact, JAHG-USA's campaign was endorsed by virtually all the directors of the Vaad HaRabonim, the official rabbinical council for Flatbush.

Rabbi Mandel is the head of a major (non-Hasidic) yeshiva in Brooklyn, and he has much potential influence, for better or for worse. It is truly astonishing that, these days, leaders are more afraid to speak out on what they know is right (as Rabbi Mandel essentially acknowledged regarding our Proclamation) than are people of "lower" status. But soon people like Rabbi Mandel may find themselves utterly isolated from the Jewish community for having waited until almost everyone else has endorsed the PLO-defunding campaign.

Have Some Jewish Leaders Betrayed the Torah?

This week's example:
Rabbi Yisroel Pichey, Yeshiva & Mesivta of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

A couple of weeks ago, we profiled the "refusenik" Rabbi Shlomo Mandel, Dean of the orthodox (though non-Hasidic) Yeshiva & Mesivta of Brooklyn, a prominent school for Jewish boys. He refused to sign the PLO-defunding Proclamation, even while essentially admitting there was nothing wrong with the document, unless he could hide behind other prominent rabbis who would sign first.

On that same visit to the yeshiva (last September 29th), the JAHG-USA volunteer first went to Rabbi Pichey, one of the yeshiva's teachers working under Rabbi Mandel. Since his boss hadn't yet been approached and hadn't yet refused, Rabbi Pichey didn't have any basis to fear speaking out. But there seems to be a general atmosphere of cowardice, so he started making various evasive excuses not to sign (none of which rejected the content of the Proclamation itself). Upon our volunteer's persistence, Rabbi Pichey took the Proclamation over to a fellow teacher to ask what he thought (as if he doesn't have his own mind or conscience!). Then he sent our volunteer to the Dean (Rabbi Mandel, who then refused, as mentioned above); by the time the volunteer returned to ask Rabbi Pichey one last time, the rabbi had conveniently vanished and was not to be found.

"Passing the buck" is a widespread disease, as it turns out. Perhaps someone will develop a vaccine…

No one is immune from sinning. Even Moshe Rabainu sinned, albeit, his sin was hitting the rock for water in order to quench the thirst of klal yisroel. The gates of heaven never close. However, after the soul leaves this world, the gates are closed forever. The opportunity to repent is there, but we must take it before it's too late.

Some of the citizens of Monsey NY, and those who have passed through monsey in the past 9 years or so, are SICKENED by Moshe Finkel, butcher and owner of Shevach meat store in Monsey NY, to the point of physically vomiting non-stop - upon hearing they may have eaten treifa meat for the better part of a decade. I'm told that one of the very "SICKENED" ones, was "Rabbi" Shlomo Mandel, The Rosh Yeshiva of - Yeshiva of Brooklyn, located on Avenue L and Ocean Pkwy. Poor Shlomo Mandel - He recalled, how on the many simcha's he attended in Monsey NY, he would be fressing on a piece of schnitzel, or a chicken leg, and he was eating pure trefe meat. OY VEY! How can Shlomole ever ask mechila from hakodosh baruch hu? How did the "Holy" Shlomo Mandel ever become susceptible to eating outright treifa meat? He out of all people? Moshe Finkel, the baal tokeah, the baal tefila, - the trusted butcher of MONSEY NY, was brutally un-repentant in making the klal sin - time and time again.

Poor Shlomele, by now he was on his 20th vomiting attempt. Sticking his middle finger down his windpipe again, he threw up some more. He still hasn't accepted that he had eaten meat that was not even schected according to Jewish Law. It disgusted Shlomo Mandel, that he declared he will fast a tanis tzibur of at least 8 years, to cover the length of time he was consuming treifa chicken and meat into his holy body.

And then it suddenly occured to Shlomo Mandel that, he was indeed a VICTIM. He was a victim of eating non-kosher meat. It's not the victims fault that he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Shlomele, recalls the time he was busy fressing away on chicken and meat delicacies, at a wedding in Monsey NY. His eyes welled up with crocodile tears, and he began to weep and vomit some more.

Trying to comfort poor mandel was not such an easy task. Yehuda Nussbaum (Shatnez big shot) was at hand trying to comfort his buddy, and this is what yehuda said to shlomele: It could have been much worse Shlomele, says Nussbaum. At least you still have a job at YOB, while I am unemployed, and walk the streets in search of friends. And At least Shlomele, you defended me all those years that i was sexually and physically abusing 5th grade boys, and other students. You got away with Murder shlomele, this monsey treifa meat scandal, is at least not your responsibility, while in the molestation and physical abuse that you swept under the rug all these years through intimidation and reckless abandonment, is something you should be more nervous about if you really want to do Tshuva, and you should hope that it doesn't come back to haunt you.

Holy Shlomo Mandel, is by now inconsolable. How can Nussbaum blame him for acting like a hoodlum, he was only trying to save the reputation of YOB, and of course by extension, his own reputation as well. If people were to find out that his yeshiva was run like an abou garib prison, they would stop supporting him and the Yeshivah. They would stop coming to his shul on shabbos. They would start doubting what sounds to them like fake crying, especially when saying some kapitlache tehilim. Shlomo Mandel would lose his pride, his kovod. And in no way or fashion was shlomele going to allow a child abuse scandal in his yeshiva, to take him down. His demise would spell failure, and he cannot accept the outrage he will experience had he owned up to his own YOB scandal. Shlomele tells his buddy nussbaum to behave and not allow his urge to molest and abuse the boys, take the yeshivah down. Do it where they can't prove that it's you Yehudah. I will cover this up for you, but you're starting to get out of control Yehudale.

In the end it occured to shlomo mandel, that for the Monsey meat scandal he vomited non-stop, but for his own Yehivah Of Brooklyn horror of horrors, he did not even vomit ONE time. Not even once. And to make matters worse, shlomele thought about why he didn't even call for a ONE day Tanis Tzibur on behalf of all the boys that were physically and sexually abused in his yeshivah.

Shlomele, explained his reasoning as follows: He has 2 standards he adehrs to. Frumkeit, and Erlichkeit. Frumkeit is necessary, because you must be holy all the time. Erlichkeit is secondary to frumkeit, because frumkeit always overrides erlichkeit. So what I'm trying to say, Yehudale, is that Child abuse in YOB is something that is not Erlichkeit, and therefore Frumkeit overrides this. Frumkeit is where we overlook sins such as boys groped in private areas by their rebbe. Frumkeit, is where we overlook the hitting, punching, and merciless beatings that were inflicted to the students who were under our care. Frumkeit is where we sacrifice the sins of today for the benefit of the talmidim who will want to come to our yeshivah in the future. You know that our mesifta never made it Yehuda, and i am trying to convince students who have reached bar daas, that what they went through as young boys in elementary school will only make them into bigger masmidim in the esteemed YOB Mesiftah. You like my sevorah Yehudale? It's a nice pshat and chap I came up with, right yudel?

All the beatings, sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental abuse, and coverups- that were the result of sickening acts of Rabbi's => Manis Mandel,shlomo mandel, Yakov mandel, Yehuda Nussbaum, "rabbi" Fuchs (the deranged 6th grade rabbi of yob), will never go un-punished or forgotten. The big faker that Shlom Mandel is - will eventually lead to his departure from the chinuch scene (hopefully behind bars). This horrible man has no part of Olam Habah, but he does have a huge part in Geonim. His seat has been reserved a long time ago.


Does anyone remember Yeshiva Ketana of Ocean Avenue (Ave T)? My Mother recalls getting this phone call from the principal, Rabbi London, who barked into the phone that my mother better come down to the school at once to discuss the poor academic grades of my brother. Being new to America, having moved back here in 1985 after making aliyah to Israel, my mother who was pregnant at the time, walked to ave T and ocean avenue(a far walk), wheeling a baby carriage, and being utterly exhausted. When she got there, Rabbi London took out a paper and began yelling at her: Look at the way your son writes. His handwriting is so sloppy. This is what he called my mother in for, this was the BIG emergency that he had to have my pregnant mother schlep a baby carriage all the way to avenue T and ocean avenue, because my brother's handwriting was "sloppy".

People really have their priorities set in order, don't they? No wonder Yeshiva Ketana of ocean avenue never made it. Aside from this, there was the physical abuse that was occurring there as well, so thank G-D they are no longer in business.

Last but not least: There are unfourtanetley many FAKE Jews who are an embarrassment to Hashem and every single REAL Jew out there. The pitiful excuses that people make for the Mandel's, Kolko, Margulis, Eisen, Byrks, Lazarowitz, Nussbaum, Fuchs, London, Finkel, Belsky, Mondrowitz, and the many more un-worthy so called "rabbi's" and "leaders" are the BIGGEST problems facing the Jewish communities today. The Ignoramous out there, and the excuse making "frummies" are also just as guilty as the ones who covered up the abuse, and those who were the violators of these innocent victims. Chas vesholom someone broke Shabbos, that person should be burned, the "frummies" say - But if that same person who was mechallel Shabbos, saves your son or daughter from being run over by a truck, would the "frummies" call out - Hey look at that person who doesn't keep shabbos, he's a big loser. He should be burned at the stake. Oh: and by the way, this person that saved my son from getting killed, is someone we should spit and defecate on, because he does NOT keep shabbos. Makes perfect sense doesn't it? The frummies will agree that this mechallel shabbos shagetz, should be chayov misa, even though he saved your son from getting the low down run down feeling of an 18 wheeler, crushing every little bone in your son's body. Call the cops on this mechallel shabbos who saved your son from death, why don't you?

I couldn't care less if UOJ did not keep shabbos, or was having a family dinner at Burger King. It is of no relevance. It is a distraction from the real issues at hand - that the "frummies" like to point out time and time again. UOJ is a TZADIK GUMUR. The gates of heaven are wide open for him. The multiple good angels that UOJ (and ben) have created, outweigh the negatives time and time again. I envy the place that Gan Eden has reserved for UOJ. The real crime mongerers, that are scared to sleep at night lest they be next to be exposed, are shivering in their black hats, bekeshers, and shtreimels. The real haters of klal yisroel are the so called "frummies" who try to divert us from the real issues. I would rather be acquatinted with someone who is mechallel shabbos, anytime, than the Frummies who keep shabbos and then stab the next person in the back.

In a court of secular law or Jewish law: should we not believe the victims who no longer keep shabbos? Is that what all this narashkeit is all about? Even a small fly has more brains than these foolish excuse making Jews. It's sad that I actually have to spell out the obvious to these "frum" Jews. No wonder there are so many people who go off the derech. No wonder child molesting Rabbis still have or had a job all these years. No wonder the top honchos who were supposed to do something about the physical and sexual abuse YEARS ago, still are in the business of WATCHING and being RERSPONSIBLE for our kids, when they should have been BEHIND BARS at Rikers Island years and years ago. No wonder "rabbi" (faker of all fakers) Shlomo Mandel was nicshal in that he ate Treifa chicken. Mida Kneged Midah. Shlomele was nichshal the Klal by covering up sexual and physical abuse to this day, and therefore hashem made poor shlomo Mandel eat trefa meat. And that extends to other unworthy Jews as well. Does anyone remember the old age story in Crackow, where the villagers started dying out in a plague? Unbeknownst to the villagers, they were eating treifa meat from the local butcher, and therefore they were being killed left and right. It was only after the local Rov figured out that Jews were eating nevails and treifas that he declared that all the people of that town must do Tshuva immediately. And when the people repented, the plague stopped.

Moranun Veraboisai (those that still have any human decency left), I strongly urge you to wake up from your slumber. You must be stronger in advocating for the safety of our children and our next generations. The "leaders" such as Mandel and Margulis should 100% be held accountable for their evil actions or evil non-actions. These " Roshei Hayeshiva's" are nothing more than Reshoim Gedolim who are disguised in black hats, gartels, and kapote's. They are chayav misa bedi shamayim, and deserve the disrespect they earned. Shlomele and Lipa's time at their respective helms should come to an abrupt end NOW. These chicken weasels have VERY HOT seats waiting for them in gehenim. The naysayers, and excuse makers for these butchers of our children, will join them there as well.

I would stand up out of respect everytime UOJ walked into a room, and i would spit on the ground Shlomo Mandel and Lipa Margulis walk on. These "roshei hayeshiva's" are no better then Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, Jeffery Dahmer, Saddam Hussein, Charles Manson, Avrom Modrowitz, and Osama bin Laden. The only difference is the headdress, and the clothing they disguise themselves in. What it all boils down to is this: Those who defend the abusers are chickens and weasels who run away from their problems. Those who stay quiet, are sinning because of their non-actions, also a chicken weasel mentality. Those who don't stand by quietly while these atrocities are being committed, are yirei shomayim. They are Pinchus ben elazar. They would make Noach (ish zadik tamim haya bedoyrosi) very proud. They would make Moshe Rabainu very proud. And certainly, Hakodosh baruch hu, will reward these righteous people who stand up for humanity, and stand down for immorality. May hashem have mercy on his children Amen!

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Child Molestation Case

Why do victims wait so long to report child molestation?

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry estimates 80,000 incidents of childhood sexual abuse are reported each year, and a greater number go unreported.1

People who haven't lived with the horrors of child molestation may find it very difficult to understand why someone would wait twenty or thirty years before reporting the crimes to authorities. Victims have stayed silent for many reasons, often a combination of factors.

  • They are told not to tell
    Child molesters convince their victims to "keep our little secret" in a number of devious ways. The victims are told that they'll get into trouble, that no one will believe them, and sometimes more heinously, that the abuser will harm another family member if the child tells. Small wonder that the young victims become such good keepers of secrets.
  • They don't know they can get help
    Today, many children are educated early-on to report "inappropriate touching" to a parent, teacher, school nurse, or the police. In the 1950s and 1960s, however, children were not encouraged to talk about "such things." They lived in a "don't ask - don't tell" society, and buried their feelings, in order to survive.
  • They are afraid they will not be believed
    Sadly, especially when reporting incest to another relative, a child is often not believed. Mothers simply do not want to hear of such vile deeds perpetrated by a husband or son. Unless the child victim goes on to report the crimes to someone outside the family, they simply give up, thinking "no one really cares."
  • They assume the shame for themselves
    Child molesters are manipulative and take advantage of the burden of self-guilt and shame that most victims of pedophiles grow up with.
  • They repress or dissociate
    Memories of the abuse thrust upon the victim are so horrific that the young mind can't deal with them, and "zones out." These memories are repressed, and often do not surface until many years later, if ever.
  • They "transcend" their abuse
    Unfortunately, many victims of child sexual abuse become drug and alcohol users, or relive their abuse through promiscuity - thus "transcending" the abuse by another into self-abuse. The resultant psychological problems, such as PTSD or Bipolar Disorder become so severe that the victims become paralyzed to act, if they remain untreated.
  • They are embarrassed to come forward
    Adult victims who have survived do not want to "rock the boat" of their relatively normal lives by risking the publicity of a trial. They fear the smirks and knowing looks some people still give when the subject of child molestation arises, and it is easier just to continue with the "status quo" of their lives.
  • They are prohibited from reporting by outdated statute of limitations laws
    Ironically, many victims, once they have reached the psychological and emotional stage where they feel comfortable in reporting those old crimes against their innocence, find that old dinosaur statutes of limitations prohibit them from doing so. It was exactly this reason that compelled the California legislature to revise its laws governing the prosecution of cases involving sexual acts against children. Other states have also relaxed statutes of limitations for such crimes.

Fair for Whom?

Mario Stogner's lawyer says it isn't fair for the State to promise his client sanctuary against prosecution, then many years later to take it away. He would apparently prefer the old scenario, where a child molester only had to "lay low" for a given number of years after his crimes, and then he would be "home free" for life. For years, this was the law in California.

Yet, how fair is it that a victim who, after years of internal struggle, finally becomes mentally prepared to press charges, only to discover that the way to justice is barred by the statute of limitations?

For decades, laws and court decisions have been focused on protection of those accused of crimes. Child abuse victim advocates are asking, "Who will protect the victims?" In revising §803(g) of the California Penal Code in 1996, the California legislature left no doubt that the intent was to even the odds for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse. If the U.S. Supreme Court finds otherwise in Stogner vs California, that decision will truly rock the nation.


exposemolesters said...

Interesting Reading (I thought)

Jewish filmmaker delves into pedophile priest scandal

by michael fox

As a journalist for CBS and CNN, Amy Berg produced numerous segments on pedophilia charges against California priests, and the failure of the Los Angeles archdiocese to come clean about what Cardinal Roger Mahony knew, and when.

In her debut documentary, “Deliver Us From Evil,” Berg focuses on Oliver O’Grady, a former Northern California priest who did seven years in prison for just a few of his crimes. The Los Angeles filmmaker handles this sensationalist material with remarkable restraint, yet it seems inevitable that some critics of the film will zero in on her Jewishness.

“I’m sure that will come up at a certain point,” Berg agrees in a recent interview at a hotel in San Francisco. “I haven’t heard it, but it might already be on the Internet.

“My response to that is, thank God I’m not a Roman Catholic making this film, because I came to it from a totally nondenominational point of view. I came in as a journalist trying to tell a story, and it wasn’t cluttered with Catholic guilt or Jewish guilt, or any of those kinds of guilt that we bring in to a story that’s very personal to us. I came in, I asked questions, I allowed the people in my film to tell this story. I just assembled it.”

Berg was originally going to call her documentary “Rotten From the Inside,” since she sees the fundamental problem as institutional. “This is about child abuse and a corporation, if you ask me,” she declares.

“Deliver Us From Evil,” which screened in the Mill Valley Film Festival, opens Friday, Oct. 20 all over the Bay Area.

Berg grew up in Studio City, in the Hollywood Hills, though her mother is a San Francisco native and has lots of family here. The 30-something journalist was raised Reform, was bat mitzvahed and confirmed. Oh, yes, and she went to Catholic school.

“It was the private school we could afford, basically,” she says, laughing. “That’s where all the Jews went, to the private school they could afford.”

Her father was a Canon dealer and her mother a legal secretary (later a nutritionist), and they had an abiding interest in current events. “There’s never been a Sunday where they missed ‘60 Minutes,’ if they were at home,” Berg says. “It was very ritualistic in my house.”

Berg was influenced not only by that exposure to (mostly) serious reportage, but by an ideal of social responsibility that was instilled at home.

“My parents are both very up on the news and really interested in problems in Israel, problems in the world, and I’ve always had that kind of humanitarian affect,” Berg confides. “That’s totally what drew me to journalism — change and injustice in the world. All the stories I’ve done have been about some form of tragedy or injustice.”

An interviewee in “Deliver Us From Evil” suggests that the early age at which men enter the seminary, as well as the church’s celibacy requirements, produce a kind of arrested sexual development that’s a contributing factor in pedophilia.

The absence of such strictures may explain why cases of child abuse are so much scarcer in organized Judaism. Berg suggests that it’s also because robes and other trappings aren’t fetishized to the degree they are in the Church.

“I guess there are instances of [child abuse] in every institution, but the Jewish lifestyle seems a little bit less sexualized, if you look at the structure of the temple,” she explains.

Berg’s distaste for the constraints and conservatism of institutions extends to television networks. She’d been looking for a documentary project for some time that would allow her to segue out of television, and she drew on her extensive knowledge of the L.A. archdiocese’s failure to address honestly the ongoing scandal — and her deep disgust with the scandal itself — to make the jump.

“My dad could not be happier that I’m a journalist,” Berg says. “If he picked any career in the world for me, this would be the one he would want me to do. To [both parents], that’s a real sign of going out there and doing something.”

“Deliver Us From Evil” opens Friday, Oct. 20 all over the Bay Area.

exposemolesters said...

From (2002) case of Rabbi Baruch Lanner

(anyone see any similarities to the YTT and YOB abuse scandals?)

Sexual Abuse Scandal Hits Orthodox Jews

By Alan Cooperman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, June 29, 2002

FREEHOLD, N.J. -- While sexual abuse of minors by priests has shaken the Roman Catholic Church this year, a smaller-scale but still painful scandal over sexual abuse by a charismatic rabbi has reverberated through the nation's Orthodox Jewish community.

The Jewish scandal came to a head Thursday, when a jury of six men and six women here in central New Jersey found Rabbi Baruch Lanner, 52, guilty of abusing two teenage girls. Once a rising star among Jewish educators, Lanner had been principal of a private religious high school as well as a full-time, high-ranking official in the youth movement of the Orthodox Union, an association of more than 1,000 synagogues.

Lanner's case has some striking similarities to the revelations of misconduct in the Catholic clergy. During his 30-year career as a Jewish youth leader, he sexually, physically and emotionally abused dozens of teenage girls and boys while his colleagues failed to believe or act on the allegations, according to a stinging internal investigation by the Orthodox Union.

Much as the Catholic scandal erupted from reporting by the Boston Globe in January, the story of the Lanner case was broken in June 2000 by New York Jewish Week. Since then, the Orthodox Union, like the Catholic Church, has been consumed by public apologies, personnel changes and establishment of stricter policies against abuse.

"I only came this year, so it is not my mea culpa personally, but this organization has apologized, we have said we were wrong, we should have known better, we should have acted sooner," said Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, who took over in January as the Orthodox Union's executive vice president, its top paid staff position. "At this point, we are so sensitized that it is hard to believe there could be any allegation of abuse, on any level, local or national, that is not going to be reported and acted on very quickly."

Yet there are also major differences between the Jewish and Catholic scandals. One is scale.

Lanner is hardly the first American Jewish clergyman accused of sexual abuse. Lilith, a Jewish feminist magazine, caused a furor in the spring of 1998 with an article reporting numerous accusations of molestation of teenage girls by the late Shlomo Carlebach, an Orthodox rabbi famous worldwide for his melodies. The cantor at New York City's largest Reform synagogue also was charged in February with sexually molesting his nephew.

But none of the country's major Jewish movements -- Reform, Conservative or Orthodox -- face anything like the tidal wave of criminal charges and civil lawsuits, involving hundreds of priests, that have hit the Catholic Church.

Another difference is structural. While some bishops have shuffled abusive priests from parish to parish, rabbis are hired and fired by the boards of directors of individual synagogues. "An offender could conceivably be dismissed by one congregation and get a job in another one, but there is no superior rabbi in a position to shift an offender from here to there," Weinreb noted.

Lanner's offenses, both proven and alleged, also differ from the typical cases among Catholic clergy, which involve molestation for sexual gratification in secret. According to a 54-page public summary of the Orthodox Union's internal investigation, much of Lanner's abusive behavior took place openly, and much of it was not sexual but physical, particularly his alleged propensity for kneeing teenage boys in the groin.

Peter Boser, the assistant Monmouth County prosecutor, urged the jury in his summation to "keep in mind, one possibility of sexual contact is to sexually gratify the defendant. . . . But also, if he does it for the purpose to humiliate, to degrade, that is also sexual contact."

The two victims, now 21 and 23, testified that Lanner engaged them in increasingly personal -- and often lewd -- conversations in nighttime phone calls when they were students from 1992 to 1996 at Hillel Yeshiva High School in Ocean Township, N.J. As principal of the school and a leader of the National Council of Synagogue Youth, they said, he controlled both their academic and social lives and punished them when they resisted his physical and emotional embraces.

Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Paul F. Chaiet has ordered reporters not to disclose the victims' full names. One of them, identified as M.L., testified that on about four occasions, Lanner put his arm around her and touched her breasts through her clothing. The other victim, identified as M.C., said he touched her breasts, legs and pubic area, also through her clothing.

M.C.'s mother testified that in 1996, she picked up a telephone extension in her home and was stunned to hear Lanner, who is divorced and has three grown children, tell her 14-year-old daughter that "someday you'll be my wife."

Lanner's defense attorneys sought to persuade the jury that M.C. and M.L. were bent on revenge because they had a "rotten time" in high school and Lanner had punished them, appropriately, for serious academic and disciplinary problems. A parade of 14 teachers and school administrators testified that Lanner's office had glass walls with open blinds, making it impossible for him to touch a female student without being noticed.

Ultimately, the trial hinged on the victims' credibility. After two weeks of testimony and two days of deliberations, the jury convicted Lanner of the most serious charges against him, including aggravated criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child. At his Sept. 13 sentencing, he could be sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

Lanner, a heavyset, gregarious man who kissed his lead attorney's hand at the end of the trial, responded to the verdict with a Hebrew phrase meaning, "Blessed is the true judge" -- the Almighty.

One of Lanner's lawyers, Fred M. Zemel, said he is convinced that the jury was influenced by months of news coverage of clerical abuses.

"It was in the back of everyone's mind. It's a volatile atmosphere," he said. "This was a lynch mob, and they lynched him."

Boser, on the other hand, noted that the jury was not told about the Orthodox Union's internal investigation in 2000, which found 10 women who accused Lanner of sexual abuse and "credible testimony" from witnesses describing abusive sexual conduct by the rabbi toward 16 others.

The Orthodox Union has not publicly released the full, 332-page report, citing the privacy of those who provided information and a desire to withhold "salacious or sensationalistic" details.

"Lanner, in street terms, was and still is a control freak," Weinreb said. "The things he is accused of doing were all a power trip . . . But there is no question that the Lanner case has turned the attention of everyone in the Jewish educational world to the problem of abuse."

exposemolesters said...

Thanks jewishwhistleblower for this info:

1) Lanner's been in jail since February 10, 2005.
Current Max Release Date: May 20, 2010
Current Parole Eligibility Date: December 9, 2006
3) Since his last incarceration in 2002 he's lost 13 lbs.
4) Very recent prison photo at:
5) I suggest that people involved mark his parole date on their calendar and start making arrangements to be present to speak out against his early release.

exposemolesters said...

The Awareness Center, [List of dozens of rabbi's and other Jewish clergy child molesters, etc.]

Check out the

(this site is what we need more of, may Hashem bless them with all that is good)

"Mass Molestation Cases Not Including Clergy Case of Ohel Counselor - Simcha Adler, NY Case of School Counselor - Eugene Loub Aronin, TX Case of School Teacher - Lawrence Cohen, NJ Case of School Principal - David B. Harrington, Rockville, MD Case of Jewish Big Brother Volunteer - Eric Hindin, Newton, MA Case of Judge Ronald Kline, CA Case of the Kosher Butcher in Chicago Case of the New York Society for the Deaf's Home Case of the Rogers Park JCC, Chicago Illinois Case of Teacher/Track Coach - Adam Theodore Rubin, MD Case of Cantor Michael Segelstein, Las Vegas, NV Case of Teacher - Georges Schteinberg, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Israeli vice-consul Aryeh Scher - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Case of Camp Counselor - David Schwartz, Culver City, CA Case of Scoutmaster - Jerrold Schwartz, NY Case of Tel Aviv Arts School, Tel Aviv, Israel Case of Mashgiach (Kashrut Supervisor) David Douglas Webber, Canada Clergy Abuse Case of Rabbi Lewis Brenner Case of Rabbi Ephraim Bryks Case of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Case of Rabbi Sidney Goldenberg Case of Cantor Joel Gordon Case of Rabbi Israel Grunwald Case of The State of Israel Vs.Sex Offender Case of Rabbi Tzvi Flaum Case of Yehudah Friedlander Case of the Rabbi at Hillel Torah, Chicago, IL Case of Rabbi Steven Jacobs Case of Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement Case of Rabbi Steven Kaplan Case of Rabbi Robert Kirschner Case of Rabbi/Rosh Yeshiva Ze'ev Kopolevitch Case of Rabbi Baruch Lanner Case of Rabbi Jerrold M. Levy Case of Rabbi Pinchas Lew Case of Rabbi Richard Marcovitz Case of Rabbi Juda Mintz Case of Rabbi/Psychologist - Avrohom Mondrowitz Case of Cantor Howard Nevison Case of Rabbi Fred Neulander Case of Rabbi Michael Ozair Case of Rabbi Charles Shalman Case of Rabbi/Yeshiva Teacher Ze'ev Sultanovitch Case of Rabbi David Weinberger Case of Rabbi Yaakov Weiner Case of Rabbi Mordechai Willig (Accused of cover-up in the case of Baruch Lanner) Case of Cantor Phillip Wittlin Case of Rabbi Mordechai Yomtov Case of Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman Case of Rabbi Max Zucker"

OY VEY Yidden, what has the jewish world come to?????

exposemolesters said...

As if things couldn't get even worse check these stories. (Pay attention Shlomo Mandel, and Lipa Margulis, you will be featured soon),

Yeshiva Teacher Accused of Molesting Students. Jerusalem Post, January 12, 2000

"Police three weeks ago launched an investigation into alleged sexual abuse by a teacher at Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav yeshiva 14 years ago ... In mid-December, police were alerted to accusations by three men - now in their late 20s - who studied at the yeshiva in their teenage years and said they were sexually molested by the man. Police then began investigations into other men who reportedly were also sexually abused, but did not come forward ... The head of the yeshiva, former Ashkenazi chief rabbi Avraham Shapira, was alerted to the complaints several months ago in an anonymous letter and soon after in an anonymous phone call ... Senior National Religious Party figures, meanwhile, reacted to reports that Shapira attempted to silence those who made the allegations of sexual misconduct ... This is not the first time that Shapira has been suspected of trying to prevent a police inquiry into the improprieties of yeshiva teachers. Last year, he received a warning letter from Attorney-General Elyakim Rubinstein after he was said to have tried to cover up the illegal sexual behavior of Ze'ev Kopolevitch, formerly head of Jerusalem's Netiv Meir Yeshiva, who was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison."

Arrest of Ex-Employee Sparks Concern. [originally from Edmonton Jewish Life], [Undated, 1990s]

"A former employee of Calgary Jewish Community Council has been charged with possession of child pornography, sexual assault and sexual interference with a child under 14 years of age. David Webber, 35, was arrested on February 22. On that date, police executed a search warrant on his apartment. In the search, they seized a large number of Polaroid photographs of nude boys aged 10 to 14 and written materials. Several children have already been interviewed and are alleged to be victims of sexual assault ... Before moving to Calgary, Webber was youth director of the Beth Israel Synagogue in Edmonton. In 1990, he was charged with sexual assault in Edmonton, but the charges were subsequently dismissed."

Synagogue Sexton Guilty of Pedophilia. Haaretz [Israel], June 22, 2001

"A garbage truck driver with a part-time job as a synagogue sexton in a town in the center of the country was convicted yesterday by a Jerusalem District Court for sexually assaulting children who went to synagogue to pray with him ... At least three children were involved, with one, the 13-year-old, being the son of another synagogue official. That boy was so disturbed by the sexual abuse that he took up drugs, and the sexton then exploited that knowledge to blackmail the youth into more sexual intercourse. The other two children were subject to his fondling, often on the back porch of the synagogue during prayers, in exchange for sweets."

Rabbi Jailed. Instructor at Cheder Menachem Grade School Accused of Molesting Boys, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, December 14, 2001

"A rabbi accused of molesting three boys at a Chabad elementary school was arrested Dec. 3 and remained at the L.A. Men’s Central Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail as The Journal went to press. Rabbi Mordechai Yomtov’s arrest on 10 felony counts of committing lewd acts with children came following an investigation by the LAPD after three boys, ages 8 to 10, reported last month that Yomtov was keeping each of them alone in the classroom and molesting them while the other children were at recess. Yomtov, 36, an Australian-born rabbi with a wife and four children, pleaded not guilty. A preliminary hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court is set for Dec. 17. Yomtov has taught 8- to 10-year-olds for six years at Cheder Menachem, a school with 220 boys, kindergarten through eighth grade, on Melrose Avenue in the Beverly Boulevard-La Brea Avenue neighborhood. The school issued a written statement following the arrest: 'Due to the sensitivity of the issues involved and to protect the privacy of our students, parents, teachers and staff, the school will be making no public comment.' The statement went on, 'We request that our privacy be respected. The school is cooperating fully with all applicable authorities.'"

Scout 'Perv' Might Go Free, New York Post, December 19, 2001

"The accused pedophile scoutmaster of the Upper East Side's Boy Scout Troop 666 will seek a no-jail deal today - and the young sodomy victim's anguished family is furious. 'He is a wolf of the worst kind under that sheep's clothing,' the victim's mother said of the since-fired scoutmaster - married Upper East Sider Jerrold Schwartz, 42. 'Anything less than the maximum sentence would be unfair to my son,' the mother - whose name is being kept confidential - said in a Dec. 13 letter to the judge, who will consider a possible plea deal today in Manhattan Supreme Court. Prosecutors say a total of five credible victims have accused Schwartz - who also ran a Colorado-based youth travel company - of turning Troop 666 into Boy Scout hell through a pattern of winning kids' trust, tempting them with overnight ski and camping trips - and then molesting them. 'I say 10 minutes in a room with me - that's a fair sentence,' one of these alleged victims, a now 30-year-old Queens man, angrily responded when informed of the negotiations yesterday. But Schwartz is only charged with sodomizing one boy - a total of 36 times - because the statute of limitations has run out on the other cases. That boy is now 20 years old. He's in in-house rehab for cocaine addiction and alcoholism, his parents wrote the judge. He bathes compulsively 'because he feels so dirty,' they said. He also has nightly nightmares, and self-mutilates."

Synagogue Cantor Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges, Newsday, February 20, 2002

"The longtime cantor at one of the nation’s largest and most prominent Reform synagogues was arrested in New York on Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused a nephew, a prosecutor said. Howard Nevison, 61, of Congregation Emanu-El, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, was arrested at his apartment, said Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. Police in Lower Merion, a suburb of Philadelphia, charged Nevison with sexually assaulting the boy on three occasions between 1993 and 1997 while the boy was 3 to 7 years old. 'Like anyone else, we in law enforcement tend to believe that religious figures are beyond reproach. You want to make very sure before you go accusing one,' Castor said. Police have known about the allegations since about 1998 but did not pursue charges until the victim, who was undergoing therapy, was ready to confront the uncle, Castor said. 'He had terrorized the child to the point that, in the judgment of his parents, his therapists and our investigators, he was too traumatized to go forward,' Castor said."

In 2 Communities, Concern Over the Arrest of a Cantor, New York Times, February 22, 2002

"The proper, prosperous residents of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and of the Main Line Philadelphia suburb of Lower Merion Township stood united yesterday in sheer disbelief over the same sordid tale — a synagogue cantor accused of molesting his prepubescent nephew. The lawyers, investment bankers, politicians and other prominent members of Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan struggled to square their image of the cantor, Howard Nevison, the golden-voiced tenor who led them in prayer for 23 years, with the Lower Merion police's description of him as a violent sexual abuser of a child. The imposing temple at Fifth Avenue and 65th Street, said to be the largest synagogue in the world, is home to one of the nation's most prominent reform congregations. It counts among its members the new mayor of New York, the Manhattan district attorney and familiar names from the media and the arts."

Song of Sorrow, New York, April 15, 2002

"Joel's parents were as baffled as they were horrified. Almost a year would pass before they'd come to understand the source of his demons, a year in which their curly-haired boy was frequently suicidal and obviously terrified. In therapy over the subsequent months, he slowly started revealing the torments he'd endured at the hands of his own family. He'd been sexually abused by his uncle Larry (his father's older brother, who confessed in 1999 and is currently in prison), and also by Larry's adult son Stewart, who pleaded guilty and served a year before being released on parole. Finally, the boy charged, he was sexually abused by his uncle Howie (his father's oldest brother, fourteen years Henry's senior). Uncle Howie is better known to New Yorkers as Cantor Howard Nevison, part of the rabbinical hierarchy at Congregation Emanu-El, the city's most prominent Reform Jewish synagogue, for 23 years.

In the early-morning hours of February 20, police arrested him in his Upper West Side home. On April 17, a preliminary hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial. He is contesting the charges. 'Howard Nevison is innocent, and we are confident he will be exonerated,' says his attorney, Ralph Jacobs. These accusations are very different from the suddenly ubiquitous stories of priests molesting parishioners. This is strictly a family affair ... .

But for Nevison, the blow had been coming for years; the cantor first learned he was a suspect not long after Joel's parents initially approached the police in 1998. Linda Fairstein, former longtime chief of the New York district attorney's sex-crimes-prosecution unit, says she's "stunned" that it took so long to file charges against the cantor. "I've never heard of that," she says. "It's quite extraordinary that people who already gained the trust of a child for the prosecution of relatives couldn't then also elicit his consent in prosecuting another one at the time."

Why the delay? Joel, according to the Pennsylvania district attorney bringing the charges, was too afraid to testify against the cantor, allegedly the most terrifying of the three men accused of molesting him. In the affidavit of probable cause that resulted in Howard Nevison's arrest, the boy describes him as 'a big man with a mean, powerful voice and frightening glare,' who threatened to kill him if he spoke up ... Some parents were outraged to learn that the temple leadership had known since 1998 about an investigation of the Nevison family yet continued allowing the cantor to meet with boys and girls preparing for their bar mitzvahs."

A Cry for Help that Went Unheeded., April 6, 2000

"Prosecutors say the Kensington man repeatedly raped and sodomized two girls whom his wife was baby-sitting at their rowhouse. He allegedly employed a plastic baseball bat on one occasion. But the ugliness of the details is not all that makes the case stand out. Philadelphia police were called in four years ago, when the attacks allegedly began. One of the girls, then 8, described the assaults in graphic detail. But the sex-crimes unit closed the case after a cursory investigation. Investigators did not interview the man, Samuel Cohen, or inform child-welfare authorities of the allegations against him, The Inquirer has learned. Cohen continued assaulting one of the girls, then 7, for five more months, police now say. One of the assaults was so brutal that the child was taken to a hospital with vaginal injuries, records show."

Man Sentenced to at Least 45 Years in Child Sex Cases. Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 4, 2000

"A 41-year-old man with a prior felony conviction for child molestation was sentenced Monday to a minimum of 45 years in prison. In March, Russell D. Cohen pleaded guilty to one count each of sexual assault with a minor under 14, sexual assault with a minor under 16, and use of a minor in producing pornography. Incidents involving about 10 victims were combined into the three charges. Cohen was arrested in August and accused of forcing two boys into sex acts. Authorities said Cohen met young boys by employing them to distribute fliers throughout the Las Vegas Valley and then took them to his home, where they were sexually abused. Shortly after news of Cohen's arrest was circulated in the Las Vegas media, police received a videotape in the mail that showed a man engaging in sex acts with several male juveniles. In October, additional charges were filed against Cohen in connection with the videotape."

Lanner Indicted on Sex Abuse Charges. Jewish Week, March 16, 2000

"Nine months after The Jewish Week reported on allegations that Rabbi Baruch Lanner had abused teenagers in his charge for three decades, a Monmouth County, N.J., grand jury indicted him Wednesday on six criminal charges. The rabbi faces two counts each of aggravated criminal sexual conduct, criminal sexual conduct and endangering the welfare of a child. The crimes are second-, third- and fourth-degree offenses. A second-degree offense carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison ... The first woman, now 19, alleged that Rabbi Lanner sexually abused her almost daily in his office at the yeshiva when she was a 14-year-old ninth-grader there in 1995 and 1996."

Father charged with abusing, raping his children and wife, by David Ratner, Haaretz (Israel), February 19, 2003

"A 62-year-old Haifa man was charged yesterday with physically and mentally abusing his children and wife for many years. He is also suspected of raping two of his daughters ... In 1984, the indictment says, he married a woman who had two daughters, aged 12 and 8. He is accused of raping his elder stepdaughter for the first time when she was 17 and then throwing her out of the house naked. He continued raping her until she turned 21, threatening to tell that she was sleeping with him if she resisted. He stopped raping and abusing her only when she married, at the age of 23. He started raping his younger stepdaughter when she was 15, in addition to beating her and screaming at her. He is alleged to have raped her several times more between 1991 and 1993. When she joined the army, he humiliated her and threw her out. She never returned to the family home. The man is also charged with beating his wife in 2000 so badly that she required medical treatment. In addition, he abused his wife for years with humiliating acts and insults at every opportunity. The couple had three more daughters, born in 1986, 1987 and 1990. The man is also charged with abusing the young girls. He used to scream at the older one and insult her until she started getting anxiety attacks. He insisted on watching her dress against her will and stroke her behind against her explicit wishes. He used to masturbate in front of the second daughter and abuse her in similar ways, and is also suspected of brutally beating the youngest child."

Bnei Brak resident gets nine years for sexual abuse, Ha'aretz (Israel), January 22, 2003

"Tel Aviv District Court on Wednesday sentenced a 29-year-old Bnei Brak resident to nine years in prison and two years' probation for sexually harassing and assaulting six ultra-Orthodox youths between the ages of 14 and 16 over a period of years. Avraham Asher was also accused of 'offering' one of the youths to two of his friends, who also abused him. The two, Yossi Mozas and Yosef Garus, both 29, from Bnei Brak, were given much lighter sentences ... The court heard that Asher and his friends harassed the youths in bus shelters and at ritual baths in Bnei Brak. Asher also assaulted the youths in showers and once visited a yeshiva in Jerusalem, where one of the teenagers studied."

Prosecutor faces child sex charges, Palm Beach Post, January 22, 2003

"With his Mickey Mouse lapel pin replete with an American flag, prosecutor Ira Karmelin cut a squeaky-clean image in the Palm Beach County Courthouse. But on Tuesday the image was of the top assistant state attorney handcuffed outside the courthouse and carted off to jail to face child sex charges. Karmelin, 38, is accused of soliciting a woman, whom he believed was a 13-year-old girl, on the Internet and performing lewd acts in front of her via a camera attached to his computer. The prosecutor -- who also is a former sheriff's deputy -- is charged with two third-degree felonies, each punishable by up to five years in prison. He is the first prosecutor under Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer arrested on a felony charge. He was suspended without pay indefinitely and could lose his law license ... Karmelin talked openly about his wish to become a judge. Many of his colleagues, as well as defense attorneys, described Karmelin as Krischer's favorite bulldog prosecutor. Just last week, Krischer recommended Karmelin to be an assistant attorney general ... Orange County Sheriff's Office Detective Tom Harrison, who came to West Palm Beach to make the arrest, discovered Karmelin was a prosecutor when making background checks on the screen name. 'When I learned that he was in fact an assistant state attorney, after picking my chin off the floor and restarting my heart... I knew he was not above anybody else,' Harrison said."

Critics Charge Rabbinic Court Covered Up Lanner Abuse, [Jewish] Forward, January 31, 2003

"Nineteen critics of convicted sex offender and former Orthodox Union youth leader Rabbi Baruch Lanner have signed a letter excoriating a respected rabbi, saying that he withheld for more than a decade a 1989 rabbinical court ruling that found Lanner guilty of abuse. The January 24 letter accuses Rabbi Mordechai Willig, a highly regarded spiritual leader at Yeshiva University's rabbinical seminary, of sharing the rabbinical court's findings against Lanner only with select individuals who apparently 'did nothing to remove him from children.' It also accuses Willig of pressuring one of Lanner's accusers, Elie Hiller, to write a letter of apology. According to the letter, Willig, who in 1989 led the New Jersey-based rabbinical court, or beit din, fed the public perception that Lanner was innocent while Lanner continued to have contact with children. Signed mostly by alleged Lanner victims and their families, the letter comes after a meeting earlier this month in which attendees say Willig stated, for perhaps the first time in so public a forum, that Lanner was found guilty of some of the charges brought against him in 1989. 'Rabbi Willig prioritized the reputation of a rabbinic colleague a colleague who he knew was abusing kids ahead of the safety of children,' says the letter ...

And in a separate development, famed Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz has been serving as a consultant to Lanner's defense team, according to Dershowitz's brother Nathan. Nathan Dershowitz is one of Lanner's full-time attorneys. Lanner is appealing his July conviction that he sexually abused two teenage girls while he was their principal during the 1990s at Hillel Yeshiva high school in Ocean Township, N.J. ...

A report prepared in 2000 by a special commission appointed to investigate the O.U.'s role in the Lanner affair stated that Lanner sexually abused women and teenage girls and physically abused boys and girls while he was a leader for decades at the O.U.'s National Conference of Synagogue Youth. The report also cited the failure of members of the O.U. and NCSY leadership to take effective action, allowing Lanner's conduct to 'continue unchecked for many years.'"

Rabbi's Odyssey Reflects Struggle on Sexual Abuse. Jews Begin to Confront Silence That Hid Clergy's Misdeeds,
by Alan Cooperman, Washington Post, February 2, 2003; Page A17
"During his 30-year career, Sidney I. Goldenberg taught math in the New York schools, served as cantor at two synagogues on Long Island and became the rabbi of a Jewish congregation in California. He was a respected teacher, a man of learning -- and a child molester. Before he was convicted and sent to prison in 1997 for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl during bat mitzvah lessons, there had been numerous complaints against him. But each time allegations arose, he moved to a new community, leaving a trail of whispers and shattered lives. Prosecutors, alleged victims and their families say Goldenberg was able to move from job to job because of a wall of silence and shame around sexual abuse in the Jewish community -- a wall that some believe is finally coming down, thanks to the scandal over sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. 'In the past it was covered up, just like in the Catholic Church,' said Vicki Polin, an art therapist in Baltimore who is forming an association of Jewish survivors of childhood sexual abuse. 'Survivors' stories were discounted. They were told they were lying. Their parents would go to the proper authorities within the Jewish community and nothing was done' ...'I don't think pedophilia has a religion,' said Na'ama Yehuda, a speech pathologist in New York who is co-founder, with Polin, of the Awareness Center, an organization for Jewish survivors of childhood trauma. The center's Web site ( lists more than 30 Jewish officials who have been accused of child sexual abuse. They include the late Shlomo Carlebach, a renowned Hasidic rabbi; Baruch Lanner, an Orthodox rabbi who was convicted last year of molesting two teenage girls; and Jerrold Levy, a Reform rabbi imprisoned for sex crimes involving teenage boys ... 'In the Catholic Church, the issue was the cover-up by the church hierarchy. Here, it's the community, not the hierarchy. It's the whole community not wanting to admit trouble in our midst,' said Yosef Blau, an Orthodox rabbi at New York's Yeshiva University who counsels victims of sexual abuse."

Child Molester Sent to Treatment Center,
Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, February 7, 2003
"David Schwartz, a counselor for preschool boys at an Orthodox music and arts camp, was sentenced to one year in residential treatment and five years’ probation for molesting a 4-year-old boy in his care at summer camp. A six-year prison sentence was suspended. The Jan. 21 sentencing at the Airport Courthouse came after Schwartz, the 36-year-old father of young children, accepted a plea bargain in which he pleaded no contest to one felony count of committing lewd acts with a child. (A plea of no contest in a criminal court is the equivalent of guilty, but if victims decide to sue Schwartz, they cannot use the criminal plea against him, according to the district attorney’s office.) Schwartz will have to register as a sex offender for life, undergo at least two years of sex offender therapy and is prohibited from being alone with minor children, including his own, for the period of probation ... While all the boys in the group told stories that indicated they had been molested and tormented, only two were able to tell their stories coherently and consistently enough to be considered admissible in court. Three parents spoke with The Jewish Journal, telling of the long-lasting pain Schwartz has inflicted on their families. Parents said their children spoke of being touched and hurt, and watching Schwartz make 'white pee-pee.' Testimony and physical evidence on at least one boy indicated that he was sodomized. Schwartz is alleged to have brought a bird into class and cut off its head in front of the children, telling them that if they told anyone about what happened, he would do the same to them and their parents... When Schwartz was first arrested, many in the Orthodox community — those who knew him and those who didn’t — asserted the innocence of Schwartz, who was a counselor at Camp Ruach for two years and taught middle school social studies at Yeshivat Yavneh in Hancock Park. Several rabbis who knew him privately expressed disbelief that he could have perpetrated such acts. At a hearing soon after his arrest, at which his bail was reduced from $1 million to $300,000, Schwartz’s supporters heckled the parents of the victims, accusing them of harming another Jew. But as details of the boys’ stories came out, support waned."

L.A. program offers help after arrest of rabbi for pedophilia, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (from Jewish Week), February 26, 2003

"In the wake of the arrest last week of Rabbi Israel Kestenbaum in a police Internet sex sting operation, the director of a Los Angeles-based residential treatment program for Jews with addictive and behavioral disorders believes a similar program is needed here and has offered to assist. 'If we can share what we have learned in our 16 years of existence, we would be glad to help,' said Harriet Rossetto, director of Beit T’Shuvah, believed to be the country’s only residential program for Jewish adults. Rossetto said three of the 110 Jews in her program are rabbis there for sexual addiction. She is convinced that their cases, as well as the arrests in recent years of rabbis accused of sex crimes, are 'just the tip of the iceberg' ... The call for a treatment program for rabbis comes after a string of much-publicized cases involving Jewish clergy charged with sexual abuse of minors. They include Rabbi Baruch Lanner, who last June was sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing two girls when he was principal of a New Jersey yeshiva in the 1990s. Rabbi Lanner is free pending an appeal. Also, Cantor Howard Nevison of Temple Emanu-el in Manhattan was charged last spring with sexually abusing his young nephew. That trial has not begun. Rabbi Kestenbaum’s arrest is not the first involving a rabbi accused of using the Internet to lure minors. In December 2001, Rabbi Jerald Levy, 58, of Boca Raton, Fla., was sentenced to six years in federal prison for downloading child pornography and luring teenage boys to meet him for sex ... In the aftermath of two highly publicized child abuse cases involving a rabbi teaching at a day school and a kosher butcher, the Chicago Rabbinical Council a number of years ago established a special bet din, or rabbinical court, to address allegations of sexual abuse of children."

Runaway teen was sex slave for three years, Haaretz (Israel), March 31, 2003

"A 34-year-old Eilat resident was charged today in a Be'er Sheva court of sexually abusing an underage teenager from Belarus over the past three years. According to the indictment, Sergei Mayatski 'imported' the youth from Minsk, in Belarus, after he met him in a public park during a visit to the city in September 1999. Following a number of meetings with the youngster, who was 13 at the time, Mayatski met his parents and convinced them to allow him to bring their son to Israel. It is unclear whether the parents were aware of Mayatski's intentions.

Two weeks later, the teenager was sent to Israel, where a friend of Mayatski received him at the airport as his own departure was delayed for two weeks because of a problem with his entry visa into Israel. The friend took the teen to his home in Ashdod, and according to the youth's testimony, also sexually abused him.

Upon his arrival to Israel, in November 1999, Mayatski collected the youth from Ashdod, took him to Eilat, and presented him as his son. However, during these years, Mayatski systematically sodomized him. The sexual abuse was revealed nine days ago following a complaint filed by Mayatski at the police that the youth had disappeared. When the teenager was located, he was questioned and said that he left home because he was tired of serving as Mayatski's sex slave."

[Sexual assault statistics from the Jewish homeland: "The Light unto the World."]
Aid centers: Most sexual assault victims in 2002 were minors; one-third were under 12,
by Ruth Sinai, Haaretz (Israel), April 8, 2003

"More than 2,300 girls and boys under the age of 12 were victims of sexual assault in the past year, constituting 30 percent of the new cases reported to the sexual assault aid centers. Almost 26 percent of the victims were 13 to 18 years old ... Forty percent of the sexual assaults were carried out in the victim's home. 'The home, of all places, which should be a safe, protective and supporting place, is where many of the horrors take place,' states the report. About half of the victims refrained from going to the police. The most prevalent attack - 26 percent of the new calls - was rape, including gang rape. About 16 percent of the callers complained about incest by fathers (6.5 percent), brothers (2.6 percent) or other relatives. Some 14 percent complained of indecent acts. About 30 percent of the 110 gang rape victims who called the Tel Aviv aid center were men. Out of 519 calls reporting non-gang rape to this center, 25 percent were men. Some 20 percent of the victims of indecent acts reported in Tel Aviv were men. 'The sexual assault of boys, male youths and men is a hushed-up crime, which is almost completely absent from discourse in Israeli society,' the report states. 'It does not occur to the victims that anyone would listen to their ordeal.' The centers operate a hotline and support groups, and accompany the victims during the criminal procedures ... According to the report, the largest group of victims - constituting 19 percent - were attacked by family relatives, 4.2 percent were attacked by a spouse, and 14 percent by a friend or acquaintance. Only 12 percent of the assaults were perpetrated by a complete stranger."

exposemolesters said...

Information gathered from web address below:

Yeshiva Of Brooklyn Boy's Div
1200 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11230-0112 - tel:(718)252-9500

Yeshiva Of Brooklyn Boy's Div
School Level Elementary and Secondary school
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
County Kings County, NY

Student Body
Total Students 352 students
Student Body Type All-boys

This School (NY) Elementary and Secondary School Avg.
% Students of Color - 23%
Students by Grade
Pre-K - 45 students
Kind - 30 students
Grade 1 - 30 students
Grade 2 - 25 students
Grade 3 - 20 students
Grade 4 - 27 students
Grade 5 - 50 students
Grade 6 - 45 students
Grade 7 - 40 students
Grade 8 - 35 students
Grade 10 - 3 students
Grade 12 - 2 students

Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers

This School (NY) Elementary and Secondary School Avg.
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:15 1:8
*Ntl. Public School Avg. » 1:16
School Days in Calendar Year 220 days 180 days
Hours in School Day for Students 9 hours 6 hours

School Zip Code:
About This Zip Code (11230)
School Zip (11230) (NY) State Average
Population (Approximate) 88,933 people 18,975,234 people
% (age 25+) w/College Degree 37% 32%
Population Average Age 35 years old 35 years old
Average Household size 2.8 persons 2.5 persons
Median Household Income $32,327 45123
Avg. # of Rooms in Household 3.5 rooms 4.5 rooms
Median Age of Housing Structure 64 years old 56 years old
Median Value of Housing Unit $279,800 $231,736
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% Owning / % Renting 28% / 72% 42% / 58%
% Vacancy of Housing Units 3% vacancy rate 6% vacancy rate
Yeshiva Of Brooklyn Boy's Div
1200 Ocean Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11230



CFDA # REVENUE PROJECT # PAID IN 05-06 AS OF 7/28/06 AS OF 7/28/06
F3289 0600-06-0742 123,384 123,384 123,384

TOTAL FOR 06 PROJECTS 123,384 123,384 123,384

TOTAL FOR ALL PROJECTS 123,384 123,384 123,384



CFDA # REVENUE PROJECT # PAID IN 04-05 AS OF 7/28/05 AS OF 7/28/05
F3289 0600-05-0742 122,439 122,439 122,439

TOTAL FOR 05 PROJECTS 122,439 122,439 122,439

TOTAL FOR ALL PROJECTS 122,439 122,439 122,439

Yeshiva Of Brooklyn Girls Div
1470 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11230-0112 - tel:(718)376-3775
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School Overview:
Yeshiva Of Brooklyn Girls Div
School Level Elementary and Secondary school
School Membership(s) Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
County Kings County, NY

Student Body
Total Students 910 students
Student Body Type All-girls

This School (NY) Elementary and Secondary School Avg.
% Students of Color - 23%
Students by Grade
Pre-K - 43 students
Kind - 56 students
Grade 1 - 62 students
Grade 2 - 55 students
Grade 3 - 55 students
Grade 4 - 58 students
Grade 5 - 87 students
Grade 6 - 79 students
Grade 7 - 83 students
Grade 8 - 89 students
Grade 9 - 68 students
Grade 10 - 55 students
Grade 11 - 63 students
Grade 12 - 57 students

Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers

This School (NY) Elementary and Secondary School Avg.
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:34 1:8
*Ntl. Public School Avg. » 1:16
School Days in Calendar Year 180 days 180 days
Hours in School Day for Students 7 hours 6 hours

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About This Zip Code (11230)
School Zip (11230) (NY) State Average
Population (Approximate) 88,933 people 18,975,234 people
% (age 25+) w/College Degree 37% 32%
Population Average Age 35 years old 35 years old
Average Household size 2.8 persons 2.5 persons
Median Household Income $32,327 45123
Avg. # of Rooms in Household 3.5 rooms 4.5 rooms
Median Age of Housing Structure 64 years old 56 years old
Median Value of Housing Unit $279,800 $231,736
View Current Housing Listings in 11230
% Owning / % Renting 28% / 72% 42% / 58%
% Vacancy of Housing Units 3% vacancy rate 6% vacancy rate

Yeshiva Of Brooklyn Girls Div
1470 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Zip (11230)

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Anonymous said...

When you said Rabbi Fuchs, it brought back many bad memories. I left YOB after having Rabbi Fuchs in 6th grade.

That red headed lowlife hit me across my face for not bentching birkas hamozon. He claimed he watched me go into class without bentching.

My friend tried saying he saw me bentching, and that is when he slapped him across his face for what he called "Chutzpa". Rabbi Fuchs was always

involved with budding into peoples personal habits and berating them at every

opportunity. Chewing gum was a crime. Eating pizza without a fork and knife, an even bigger crime.

Being spied on and caught in a pizza shop was an unbelievable crime. When they had that stupid mishmar thursday nights, there would be different Rabbi's speaking every week.

As was customary, you had to stand up when the rabbi walked in. When Rabbi fuchs walked in once, maybe half the students stood up. Rabbi Fuchs was fuming.

He was sooooo mad. He slapped the shtender with all his strength, and yelled at us for not giving him kovod. Ah Cutzpah to not stand up for me he fumed.

I think this loose cannon was was fired eventually after parents started to complain and threatened to call the police, but the damage was already done.

Any person that went to YOB was almost certainly abused in some way, weather it was physical, sexual, or mental. I will testify to that.

Anonymous said...

I can't say that i'm happy you're doing this, but after the whole monsey meat scandal, I must say we need more of you.
Without you or the power of the internet, these people would be getting away with their crimes.
I finally came to the realization that my own fellow brothers are the reason the bais hamikdash is not being rebuilt.
Again, i'm not happy that this has to be publicized over the internet but is there any other choice? No there is not.
not until some rov makes it his business to say ENOUGH. There is no recognizable rov who has spoken out against molestation and sticking by it,
even when the going gets tough. they talk big but do zilch. you know why? Kovod, reputations, power, and more kovod. so sad.

Anonymous said...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Lakewood, NJ - Cheder Settle School Lunch Overcharge Case
Lakewood, NJ - The Lakewood Ceder School, a private Jewish school, has agreed to pay more than $1 million to the federal government in connection with allegations that it provided false information as part of the National School Lunch Program, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced.

According to the settlement agreement, Lakewood Cheder School submitted false information and statements to the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the department's Bureau of Child Nutrition, with having more than 1,100 pre-school age children claiming for lunches at the ineligible and unapproved sites.

The Assistant U.S. Attorney Rudolph A. Filko, Deputy Chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. "This is an abuse of government funds that takes money away from other children who are truly in need and deserving of these resources," said Christie. "It is wrong, and we will continue to look for such misappropriations and recoup that money so that it can serve the intended recipients."

exposemolesters said...

Another Yeshivah - Lakewood Cheder - lying and cheating, submitting false statements. The Jewish way of life, how wonderful!

exposemolesters said...

Shlomo Mandel is a putz and a hypocrite.

exposemolesters said...

Case of Rabbi Alan Jay "Shneur" Horowitz, MD

(AKA: Shneor Altar, Mike Sonkin, Alan Horowitz, Alan J. Horowitz, Shneur Horowitz, The NAMBLA Rabbi)
His pictures can be seen at:

Rabbi and Child Psychiatrist

Hagerstown, MD; Israel; Schenectady, NY; California; Woodward, IA; Albany, NY; Tel Aviv, Israel

WARNING: Rabbi Alan Horowitz is currently missing and in violation of his parole. It is believed that he is in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Current offense involved the sexual abuse of numerous underaged males and females known to him. If you have any information contact New York's 100 Most Wanted tip line: 1-800-262-4321

Do not attempt to apprehend this subject. If you have information about the whereabouts of this fugitive, immediately contact New York's 100 Most Wanted tips line: 1-800-262-4321

Rabbi Alan J. Horowitz, is a convicted sex offender, an ordained Orthodox rabbi and an adolescent psychiatrist. He is married with one child and seven step-children.

Allegations of child abuse have followed Horowitz for decades. In Maryland, he was convicted in 1983 of performing an unnatural sexual act on the 12-year-old boy who was his patient. Allegedly, Horwitz has assaulted a string of children from California to Israel to New York in the past twenty years. Alan J. Horowitz is a rabbi, magna cum laude, M.D., Ph.D., a graduate of Duke University, and a writer for NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) publications.

In 1990 and 1991, Horowitz was charged with sexually abusing two boys under the age of 11, a boy less than 14 years old and a girl under the age of 17. On July 27, 1992, Horowitz pled guilty to sodomizing a nine-year-old psychiatric patient as part of a plea agreement. The charge was but one of the 41 pending sex-related charges involving multiple children that had been pending against him. Horowitz was sentenced to ten to twenty years in prison.

Rabbi Horowitz was released on conditional parole November 1, 2004 from Oneida Prison, NY. His current reported address is: 15 Ashgrove Place, 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12202. According to the New York Sex Offender Registry he is Designation: Sexually Violent Offender and Predicate Sex Offender. It is listed that his victims ranged in age from age 8 to 14.

Anonymous said...

I had my share of problems with the whole Mandel family. Yaakov mandel beat and abused my kids when they were in YOB. Shlomo Mandel
punished my nephew for not collecting enough money for that stupid new building of theirs. Send your kids to public school before you even
think about sending them to suffer at the hands of these predators and child abusers. Manis Mandel blamed my children when I tried to bring
this up to his attention. That whole family is insane.

Rabbi Yehuda Nussbaum once smacked a boy so hard with his wooden ruler that it left bruise marks.
Rabbi Fuchs was known to beat the boys too. I can't beleive the police have not shut this school down.
If this was public school, Mandel and all his cronies would have been in jail already. For all the doubters, keep your heads stuck in your behinds.
Go drink your cholov yisroel milk, and steam clean your black hats. You disgrace the Jewish religion.

exposemolesters said...

To Above Anon,

Report the abuse to authorities, it's not too late. If you need help, e-mail me, i'll direct you.

Anonymous said...

What happened to UOJ and was he really Paul Mendlowitz?

exposemolesters said...

Lets try to answer those questions. What happened to UOJ? I am no prophet, but there are many possibilities that exist. Perhaps UOJ got BURNT out by this very important task of saving Jewish lives? It's not far fetched. Being a one man show is time consuming and very bloody and very messy, especially considering the topic of "RABBI's" who act like SCUM of the earth. When these wicked Rabbi's such as Mandel, Margulis, Belskey, and Kolko were exposed for their sickening acts of betrayal and abuse of authority - frauds that they are, that is when UOJ became enemy #1 in order to save Klal Yisroel. These enemies wasted an endless amount of energy and $$$$$ to track the anonymous and elusive UOJ. They have claimed, that Mr. PM is UOJ. Have they outed the wrong guy? Defintley they have. Mr PM, is not UOJ, my sources reveal. So while the Butchers of children are making a big deal of the supposed MR PM, The real UOJ is keeping tabs from afar, and in the same effective way that he has done before he retired his blog.

Also, I must stress that I do not understand why it matters who UOJ is. So what if we do or don't know his identity. Is knowing the identity of UOJ going to save or not save more lives? Of course not. The only reason it would matter who UOJ is, would be for his enemies to seek revenge from a guy who did the right thing by exposing the slaughterers of bnei yisroel. Not too many people would have had the GUTS to do the mitzva of saving jewish neshamas, in the manner that UOJ has. UOJ Will hopfully be back one day. However, if he chooses to stay retired, then we have to do our utmost to fill the huge vacancy he has left us with.

exposemolesters said...

"Rabbi" Yisroel Pichey, Yeshiva & Mesivta of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY (8th grade Rebbe for many years) is a total coward. Pichey had a son in Nussbaums class when my brother was sexualy molested. In fact, Pichey's son is believed to have been molested as well. So when over 15 years ago, when my father ztvk'l, called up parents to determine if in fact their children too were being molested by Nussbaum - The Coward that "Rabbi" Pichey is, quickly picked up the phone and called Shlomo and yaakov Mandel to make them aware that they better start covering their butts in what is surely to bring a lot of negative publicity. So add "Rabbi" Yisroel Pichey (the weasel) to the list of those who coverup the abuse of our children.

Have Some Jewish Leaders Betrayed the Torah?

This week's example:
Rabbi Yisroel Pichey, Yeshiva & Mesivta of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

A couple of weeks ago, we profiled the "refusenik" Rabbi Shlomo Mandel, Dean of the orthodox (though non-Hasidic) Yeshiva & Mesivta of Brooklyn, a prominent school for Jewish boys. He refused to sign the PLO-defunding Proclamation, even while essentially admitting there was nothing wrong with the document, unless he could hide behind other prominent rabbis who would sign first.

On that same visit to the yeshiva (last September 29th), the JAHG-USA volunteer first went to Rabbi Pichey, one of the yeshiva's teachers working under Rabbi Mandel. Since his boss hadn't yet been approached and hadn't yet refused, Rabbi Pichey didn't have any basis to fear speaking out. But there seems to be a general atmosphere of cowardice, so he started making various evasive excuses not to sign (none of which rejected the content of the Proclamation itself). Upon our volunteer's persistence, Rabbi Pichey took the Proclamation over to a fellow teacher to ask what he thought (as if he doesn't have his own mind or conscience!). Then he sent our volunteer to the Dean (Rabbi Mandel, who then refused, as mentioned above); by the time the volunteer returned to ask Rabbi Pichey one last time, the rabbi had conveniently vanished and was not to be found.

"Passing the buck" is a widespread disease, as it turns out. Perhaps someone will develop a vaccine…

yidwhocares said...

How are you EM? You are continuing to do a great chesed for the Klal. May Hashem repay you with his kindness.

I have asked a few people from YOB, why "rabbi" yehuda nussbaum is no longer working at yob and you know what they answered me?

They heard that Nussbaum got sick and therefore is no longer employed there.

yob, of course no surprise at all, continues to make a mockery of all of us by falsely putting out the word that Nussbaum got sick and therefore is no longer working in yob. How ludicrous. How convenient of them, continuing to take us for fools.

This animal and pervert nussbaum, is indeed not working at yob and is indeed SICK, however he would still be working there if it wasn't for you EM, exposing this molester and abuser of children.

Take down YOB, they are a disgrace to judiasm and humanity.

exposemolesters said...


I'm not surprised that Shlomo "the crocidile tears" Mandel, is LYING again to everyone. He's known for that, he's a first class weasel. We have unfinished business with YOB and all the evil people there. I will NOT rest until our tachlis is COMPLETE!

exposemolesters said...

The "disgraceful" list of Rabbi's and other Jews, who molest and abuse children. (this only some of the list)

Case of Shlomo Aviner (Rosh Yeshiva, Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva, Rabbi of Beit El, Israel)

Case of Rabbi Lewis Brenner (Convicted of child molestation. The original charges included 14 counts of sodomy, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He agreed to plead guilty to one count of sodomy in the third degree, a Class E felony, in exchange for a sentence of five years' probation.)

Case of Rabbi Ephraim Bryks (Accusations about sexual inappropriate behavior with children started surfacing in the 1980's. Rabbi Bryks is currently a member of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. The Vaad is a Rabbinical committee that makes important decisions within an orthodox community.)

Case of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach (Accused of several cases of child molestation, and sexual assault of young women)

Case Rabbi Perry Ian Cohen - Montreal and Toronto Canada (Accused of sexual abuse of a seventeen year old. Fired for sexual impropriety with congregants)

Case of Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen (Accused of sexually harassing students at Bar-Ilan University)

Case of Rabbi Ephraim Goldberg - Boca Raton, Flordia (Pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of exposure of sexual organs in a washroom at a Palm Beach Mall.)

Case of Rabbi/Cantor Sidney Goldenberg (Convicted of molesting children. The first complaints came in 1971. He was finally convicted in 1997.)

Case of Cantor Joel Gordon (Convicted of having keeping a house of prostitution and involvement in a prostitution ring.)

Case of Rabbi Israel Grunwald (Accused of molesting a 15 year old on a 1995 plane flight from Australia to LA. The charge against him were dropped after agreeing to perform 500 hours of community service and to seek counseling. Grunwald was the chief rabbi of an Hungarian Hasidic congregation in Brooklyn, known as the Pupas).

Case of The State of Israel Vs. Sex Offender (Convicted of repeated rape and forced molestation of his graddaughter.)

Case of Yehudah Friedlander - Rabbi 's Assistant (Accused of molesting a 15 year old on a 1995 plane flight from Australia to LA. Friedlander was the assistant to the chief rabbi of an Hungarian Hasidic congregation in Brooklyn, known as the Pupas)

Case of the Rabbi at Hillel Torah, Chicago, IL (A teacher at the Chicago school was accused of child molestation. His name was not released. The school did everything correctly in attempting to keep the children safe once accusations were made.)

Case of Rabbi Solomon Hafner (Accused of sexually abusing a developmentally disabled boy)

Case of Rabbi (Alan J.) Shneur Horowitz (Convicted and sentenced to 10 - 20 years in prison for sodomizing a nine-year-old psychiatric patient. Allegedly, he has assaulted a string of children from California to Israel to New York in the past twenty years. Alan J. Horowitz is an Orthodox rabbi, magna cum laude, M.D., Ph.D. A graduate of Duke University, and was a writer for NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association).

Case of Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement (Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offenses)

Case of Rabbi Israel Kestenbaum (Accused of child pornography on the internet)

Case of Rabbi Robert Kirschner (Accused of sexually exploited or harassing three congregants and a synagogue employee)

Case of Rabbi Ze'ev Kopolevitch (Convicted of molesting students at Rosh Yeshiva, Netiv Meir yeshiva high school)

Case of Rabbi Baruch Lanner (Convicted - child molestation.)

Case of Rabbi Jerrold Martin Levy (Convicted of two counts of soliciting sex through the Internet and two counts of child pornography. He was sentenced to six years and sex in prison. He was caught in the "Candyman" year-long sting operation by the US government.)

Case of Rabbi Pinchas Lew (Accused of exposed himself to a woman.)

Case of Rabbi/Psychologist Mordecai Magencey (lost his license to practice in the State of Missouri because of his sexual misconduct with his patients.)

Case of Rabbi Richard Marcovitz (Convicted of indecent or lewd acts with a child, and sexual battery)

Case of Rabbi Juda Mintz (Convicted - internet sting on child pornography)

Rabbi Yona Metzger (Accused of sexually misconduct with four men)

Case of Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz (Accused of two counts of sex abuse with boys at a special education school in New York)

Case of Cantor Howard Nevison (Accused of molesting his nephew)

Case of Rabbi Michael Ozair (Accused of sexual molestation of a then-14-year-old girl)

Case of Cantor Stanley Rosenfeld (Convicted of molesting a 12-year-old boy he was tutoring.)

Case of Rabbi Charles Shalman (Accused of sexual misconduct toward female congregational members)

Case of Cantor Robert Shapiro (Accused of three counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault and battery to a mentally retarded woman)

Case of Cantor Michael Segelstein (Accused of attempted rape; Chabad - Las Vegas, Nevada)

Case of Rabbi Ze'ev Sultanovitch (Accused of sexually molesting a number of adult yeshiva students at the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva)

Case of Rabbi Melvin Teitelbaum (Accused of three counts of sex crimes against two boys under the age of 14, and one count of assault with intent to commit rape against one boy's mother. The charges were dropped for lack of evidenced)

Case of Rabbi Isadore Trachtman (Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offenses)

Case of Rabbi Hirsch Travis (Rabbi in Monsey, accused of posing as a Brooklyn doctor specializing in infertility problems, and allegedly sexually abusing and assaulting a patient.)

Case of Rabbi Matis Weinberg (Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offenses)

Case of Rabbi Yaakov Weiner (Accused of molesting boy at Camp Mogen Avraham, New York)

Case of Rabbi Don Well

Case of Cantor Phillip Wittlin (Convicted of molesting two girls)

Case of Rabbi Mordechai Yomtov (Convicted of sexual abuse and committing lewd acts against three boys)

Case of Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman (Violated guidelines concerning "sexual ethics and sexual boundaries," )

Case of Rabbi Max Zucker (Accused by three women of improperly touching)

And Other Trusted Officals (Parents, Teachers, Camp Counselors, etc.)

Case of Arie Adler and Marisa Rimland, NY (Arie Adler was accused of molesting his daughter. Marisa Rimland murdered her daughter, and then committed suicide).

Case of Simcha Adler - Ohel Counselor, NY (Plea-bargained charges of sodomy, sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child down to attempted sodomy.)

Case of Eugene Loub Aronin - School Counselor, TX (Convicted in 1984 of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy)

Case of B'Nai Torah Congegation - Hillel Community Day School janitor, Boca Raton, FL (Accused of child molestation)

Case of Chaim Ciment (Accused and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, after allegations were made that he fondled a 17 year old girl in an elevator).

Case of James A. Cohen - Jewish Youth Group Leader (Convicted child molester, sentenced to 9 years for assaulting 4 boys)

Case of Larry Cohen - Soccer Coach, Lake Oswego, OR (Accused of molesting two individuals.)

Case of Lawrence Cohen - School Teacher, NJ (Convicted and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for transmitting child pornography through his home computer).

Case of Phillip "Eli" Cohen, London, England (Accused of 13 charges of indecently assaulting a boy and four offences of indecently assaulting a girl)

Case of Stuart Cooperman, MD - Pediatrican, Merrick, New York (Accused of molesting six female patience).

Case of Delaware Family (Father accused of alleged child molestation)

Case of Mordechai (Morton) Ehrman - Simcha's Play Group, Brooklyn, NY (Accused of molesting dozens of students).

Case of Hbrandon Lee Flagner (Convicted of the kidnapping and aggravated murder of Tiffany Jennifer Papesh a 8-year-old girl. Flagner also claimed to have molested hundreds of girls during his life. While in prison, Flagner convert to Judaism by an Chasidic rabbi.)

Case of Arnold and Jesse Friedman (Capturing the Friedmans) (Convicted sex offender)

Case of Richard "Steve" Goldberg (Allegedly engaging in sex acts with several girls under 10 in California. He is on the FBI's ten most wanted fugitives list)

Case of Ross Goldstein (Convicting of sodomy in the first degree (three counts) and use of a child in a sexual performance. He was Sentenced to four concurrent indeterminated terms of 2 to 6 years imprisonment. Also see: Case of Arnold and Jesse Friedman)

Case of Several Child Sex Offenders in Har Nof 0 Jerusalem, Israel (Outlines several cases of alleged child sex offenders in the charedi town of Har Nof)

Case of David B. Harrington - School Principal / Big Brother, Rockville, MD (Convicted sex offender. Cases from the 1960's - 1980's.)

Case of State of Israel Vs. a Sex Offender (Convicted - 68 year old Israeli religious man pled guilty to repeated molestation of his granddaughter, was sentenced to 19 years in jail.

Case of Eric Hindin - Jewish Big Brother Volunteer, Newton, MA (Convicted of 35 counts of child rape. He was sentenced to 20-22 years in prison).

Case of Judge Ronald Kline, CA (Accused of possessing child pornography and for allegedly molesting a neighborhood boy 25 years ago).

Case of the Kosher Butcher in Chicago (Accused of molesting children for over 30 years)

Case of Lawrence Nevison - (Convicted of molesting his nephew. He is the brother of Cantor Howard Nevison)

Case of Stuart Nevison - (Convicted of molesting his cousin. He is the brother of Cantor Howard Nevison)

The Case of the Students of Ner Israel Yeshiva in the 1950's (Students accused of sexually molesting a younger student)

Case of the New York Society for the Deaf's Home (Accused of treating disabled patients ``like animals,'' beaten, drugged and robbed of their government checks).

Case of Ozzie Orbach, M.D. (Accused of molesting his daughter)

Case of the Rogers Park JCC, Chicago Illinois (This was the first case of alleged mass molestation recorded in Illinois to involve accusations of sexual abuse by a group of adults, consists of 246 allegations that staff members abused children enrolled at the center, according to the Illinois Department of children and Family Services).

Case of Jonathan Rosenthal - Community Police Liason, London, England (Acquitted of sexually assaulting a few children, after a jury used ancient common law right, deciding evidence wasn't strong enough.)

Case of Adam Theodore Rubin - Teacher, Coach and Girl Scout Coordinator (Accused of using a computer to solicit sex with a minor, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia).

Case of Georges Schteinberg - Teacher, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Accused of possession of child pornography. Charges dropped when Schteinberg fled the country).

Case of Aryeh Scher - Israeli vice-consul, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Accused of possession of child pornography. Charges dropped when Scher fled the country).

Case of David Schwartz - Camp Counselor, Culver City, CA (Convicted and sentenced to one year in residential treatment and five years' probation for molesting a 4-year-old boy in his care at summer camp. A six-year prison sentence was suspended).

Case of Jerrold Schwartz - Scoutmaster, NY (Convicted and sentanced to 8 years in prison for multiple counts of sodomizing his former scout ).

Case of Irwin Silverman - Chief Counsel to U.S. secretary of interior 1933-53 (Accused of molesting his daughter Sue William Silverman. )

Case of Paul Slifer - Teacher (Accused of sexually assaulting a several students, and impersonating a doctor. )

Case of Ari Sorkin - Synagogue Youth Worker, Elkins Park, PA (Accused of molesting a 16 yr. old girl)

Case of Tel Aviv Arts School, Tel Aviv, Israel

Case of Dr. Saul and Judith Wasserman (Accused of molesting their daughter)

Case of David Douglas Webber - Mashgiach (Kashrut Supervisor), Canada (Convicted and sentenced to six years for possessing child pornography and molesting seven boys over the past eight years).

Anonymous said...

Between The Lines Newspaper
From issue number 1441
Return to PrideSource
Homosexuality and pedophilia: The false link
By Joe Kort
Originally printed 10/12/2006

U.S. Representative Mark Foley is making headlines for his e-mail overtures of underage Congressional pages. Right behind these headlines are those antigay activists quick to jump on the false link between homosexuality and pedophilia. Pat Buchanan announced on MSNBC that "there's a proclivity" toward child abuse among homosexuals.

To call child molestation of a boy by a man "homosexual" or of a girl by a man "heterosexual" is to misunderstand pedophilia. No true pedophile is attracted to adults, so neither homosexuality nor heterosexuality applies. Quite often, pedophiles never develop a sexual orientation toward other adults.

Rarely does a pedophile experience sexual desire for adults of either gender. They usually don't self-identify as homosexual - the majority self-identify as heterosexual, even those who abuse children of the same gender. They are sexually aroused by youth, not by gender. In contrast, child molesters often exert power and control over children in an effort to dominate them. They do experience sexual desire for adults, but molest children episodically, for reasons apart from sexual desire, much as rapists enjoy power, violence and controlling their humiliated victims. Indeed, research supports that a child molester isn't any more likely to be homosexual than heterosexual.

In fact, some research shows that for pedophiles, the gender of the child is immaterial. Accessibility is more the factor in who a pedophile abuses. This may explain the high incidence of children molested in church communities, schools and fraternal organizations, where the pedophile may more easily have access to children. In these situations, an adult is trusted by those around him or her, including children and their families. Therefore, a pedophile has easier access to a child due to the perceived safety and trust from those around them.

Feminists have argued for years that rape is not a sex act - it is an act of violence using sex as a weapon. In the same way, a pedophile abusing a child of the same sex is not perpetrating a homosexual act, but an act of violence and exploitation using sexuality. There is a world of difference between these two things, but it requires a subtle understanding of the inner motivation of the abuser.

Interestingly, when a man molests little girls, we call him a "pedophile" and not a "heterosexual." Of course, when a man molests little boys, people say outright, or mutter under their breath, "homosexual. In reality, abuse of boys by gay pedophiles is rare, and the abuse of girls by lesbians is rarer still.

The topic of female-female molestation continues to be largely ignored. There are few books on female sex offenders even though female pedophiles and female child molesters certainly exist. We are seeing more and more women teachers being exposed as child molesters of their students and yet there is less public outcry about what they is doing let alone calling them "homosexuals".

Because of our society's aversion to male homosexuality, and the attempts made by some to represent gay men as a danger to "family values," many in our society immediately think of male-male molestation as homosexuality. Some compare this with the time when African-Americans were often falsely accused of raping white women, and when medieval Jews were accused of murdering Christian babies in ritual sacrifices. Both are examples of how mainstream society eagerly jumped to conclusions to that justified discrimination and violence against these minorities.

We can understand child sexual abuse and homosexuality further when people's bias and prejudice are removed and the evidence is empirical and scientific.

Joe Kort is a licensed psychotherapist and adjunct professor at Wayne State University School of Social Worker, teaching gay and lesbian studies.

Anonymous said...

What happened at the Lanner parole hearing, did his buddies from the RCBC (Rabbinical Council of Bergen County) come to testufy that they need him out to run NCSY Chanukah parties? Or did he have to beg his ex-wife to send him soggy latkes by UPS again? I don't know if he got permission to light with olive oil while in jail... maybe he had to have candles...
But I hope you will warn us if he moves into a Jewish community, its about time the bloggers did more than just vent!

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