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Sunday, May 29, 2011

A SAD WEEK FOR KLAL YISROAL WITH THE AGUDAH ISRAEL DEFYING HARAV HAGAON ELIYASHIV SHLITA


לֹא תַעֲמֹד עַל-דַּם רֵעֶךָ



For the first time since the destruction of the second Bais Hamikdash, has Klal Yisroel seen so much confusion and bitterness within our community.  The actions of a lay leader attorney, Chaim Dovid Zweibel, Esq. and Rabbi Gottesman of the Agudah have made a mockery of the great Posek Hador Harav Elyashiv Shlita, no words can describe the rift that has developed within our holy community. The community is saddened by these events and incensed that Kavod Gedolim has become a mockery. Messrs. Zweibel and Gottesman have instructed Orthodox Jewish professionals not to report incidents of child sexual abuse, if perpetrated by Orthodox Jews, directly to law enforcement. This is blatantly against the law in the many states. This is a surprising challenge to a decision issued by universally respected preeminent Jewish law decisor, Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv, that directs Orthodox Jews all over the world to report incidents of sexual abuse directly to law enforcement (Click here to read a partial translation of Rabbi Elyashiv’s ruling).

If Zweibel and Gottesman think that their fabricated lies have any bearing on how we handle crimes against our children, they are terribly mistaken. We, as advocates, will fight them with our full strength and tenacity. We will prevail in keeping our children safe, we fear no one except our Holy G-d. We pray to HaShem that  Moshiach will come when our children and parents unite as one. How dare Zweibel question Harav Elyashiv and ask 14 times for a explanation of his Psak, Agudah  has become a mouthpiece of venom and Sheker at the price of  our young sweet Neshomas,

The Voice of Justice believes that Agudath Israel’s policy of not reporting abuse to law enforcement is a violation of the law of many states and likely exposes those who report abuse to rabbis to charges of criminal obstruction of justice. At the very least, professionals who follow the  erroneous and illegal directive of Agudath Israel’s leaders are subject to losing their license to practice, fines, and possibly face long prison terms.
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2 comments:

  1. Agudath Israel should be ashamed of themselves! How dare they indicate that its okay, just hush hush it that a Rabbi is playing with a young boys penis?

    Agudath Israel needs to join the priests in the catholic church. On an Island together, they can fondle boys and make love to 9 year olds! Sick Rabbonim running the show, thats for sure!!!

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  2. The Agudah has allowed this to go on for decades. How many of our yiddishe neshomas could they have saved from this horrific evil had they put a stop to this practice of protecting the abusers rather than the children for all this time? The Agudah is covering their own tracks because they are nogeah b'davar. What a busha!!! Every single Rav connected with the Agudah should scream Chai V'Kayam, ad kan and no more.

    What is their reasoning behind this? That you need two male witnesses to prove it. Rabbonim wake up!!!! Which molesters invite witnesses to watch their crimes? Hashem is a witness and the victim is a witness. Give the abuser and the accuser a polygraph test and see who is telling the truth. That should be enough proof for any Rav! Let us put an end to all this evil and cover up. IMHO, Zweibel should be disbarred for putting Health Professionals at risk for losing their licenses. As an attorney he is telling each and everyone of them to break the law!

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