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AGUDATH ISRAEL OF AMERICA has in the past year held two conferences, one a public educational conference at the Marriot of Brooklyn in July of this year, as well as a private closed door meeting Rabbis at the Agudath Israel convention in New Jersey. At both of these events Agudath leaders proclaimed their position that child abuse claims must first be reported to Rabbis and only if the Rabbi approved is one permitted to go to the Attorney. Rabbi Zweibel and his Chief Counsel of the Agudath Israel of America Mordechai Biser Esq. reiterated their position at a private meeting with Rabbis this past month at a Agudath Convention.
At the private meeting, the Chief Counsel of Agudath Israel of America stated that this arrangement was approved specifically by District Attorney Charles Hynes of Kings County. The Office of the District Attorney has privately and publicly denied that any such arrangement was made by the District Attorney's Office and that the policy of the District Attorney of Brooklyn is if a crime is committed against a child the only recourse is to contact the District Attorney's Office to initiate an investigation. For Rabbi David Zweibel and his Chief Counsel to twist and manipulate the words of the District Attorney's Office of Brooklyn is outrageous and simply a totally fabricated lie. As attorneys they should know better than to try and deceive the public in such a shameful way by twisting the words of law enforcement agencies as well as twisting the Halachik rule from the great spiritual leader Rabbi Elyashiev shlita which is wrong and shameful.
The future of our children and the future of our communities are at stake now. Their blatant lies and deceit of the laws of the land can not and will not be tolerated. Last night at an event in Brooklyn, New York District Attorney Charles Hynes personally articulated the position of the D.A.'s Office which clearly states that any interference by Rabbis in a criminal case against children will not be tolerated. We again appeal to the leaders of Agudath of America to heed the laws of he land and not the obstruction band.
Only through the pursuit of justice against those of murders of our children can we return our communities into a safe zone for our children and their families and our children's futures.