In the run up to Meron this year, I got asked about the funny illuminate symbol being used  by the ‘National Center for Holy Places’.

***UPDATES BELOW***

You can read the whole exchange on Chananya Weissman’s site, HERE.

But here is how the saga began:

While looking at Chananya’s video about Meron I noticed this symbol on some of the clips:

https://youtu.be/Up-fgMHB7B0

Nice pyramid. Who are these guys?

It looks like they first appeared on the scene (at least digitally) two years ago, have a focus on kever David, and are trying to gain control of the maintenance of as many Jewish holy sites as possible.

Anyone look into them?

It looks like they co-planned the Rashbi event in the past.

Are they this government department with almost the same name?

המרכז הארצי למקומות הקדושים

https://www.gov.il/he/departments/general/national_center_for_holy_places

They were chosen without a tender to manage it this year:

https://www.jdn.co.il/news/1696392/

Even after they “screwed up” last year:

https://ch10.co.il/news/688975/

It is run by one Joseph Shvinger, a compatriot of Aryeh Deri.

This is their website:
https://holy.org.il

There is no explanation for their strange Illuminati symbol. The website has no info earlier than 2021 as far as I can see.

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It was the second day of my break, but God clearly decided that I still had some research to do.

There is more connections to Meron in Chananya’s post, but here, I want to take a closer look at some of the stuff that started to bubble up about ‘Young Israel’, and it’s Reform / Reconstructionist roots.

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First, take a look at this information (also excerpted from HERE), and then we’ll dive in.

MKs Demand That Gov’t Authority Operate Mt. Meron Holy Site | Israel National News – Arutz Sheva

This article is from 2008.
Note what’s going on, and note that they want an organisation ‘like the Western Wall Heritage Foundation’ to oversee what’s going on at Meron.
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Charity Navigator – Rating for Western Wall Heritage Foundation

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation – that controls the whole Kotel – was actually set up in 1988 as a charity in NY.

It works ‘under the PM’s office’ in Israel – which is how they nearly always pull off their pretence that these things are government-owned and controlled.
It’s the other way round. The govt in Israel, especially the PM’s office, is just the ‘cover’ for a bunch of private financial and ‘religious’ interests.
The main guy who is running the Western Wall Heritage Foundation – out of NY! – is a Joseph Loshinsky.
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IRS 990 form for 2019

Where you can see a few more of the people running the Kotel – no-one we’ve actually heard of before.
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More on Joseph Loshinsky:

Shows he’s a member of the Zionist Organisation of America.
Snippet:
Founded in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) played a key role in the Jewish State’s re-establishment.
Today, ZOA is the leading major American Jewish organization courageously defending Israel and the Jewish people; fighting against all forms of antisemitism, including anti-Jewish boycotts; and promoting the Jewish people’s lawful right to live in and settle historic Jewish lands.
You can see a 4 minute video about them HERE (Youtube isn’t letting me embed. Always a good sign I’m on to something.)
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You’ll be shocked – absolutely shocked!!! – to learn that the ZOA was set up by a bunch of known Sabbatean-Frankists.

They include Reform ‘rabbi’ Stephen S. Wise, and later on, another very famous Frankist by the name of Louis Dembitz Brandeis.
Here’s another snippet from Wikipedia, explaining who the ZOA likes to give its awards to:
The Brandeis Award is given annually to a prominent national or international figure. Recipients include Miriam AdelsonJoseph BidenAbba Eban, Justice Arthur GoldbergRonald LauderNatan SharanskySimon WiesenthalElizabeth TaylorMortimer Zuckerman,Raanan Gissin and Frank Gaffney.
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The ‘Mortimer Zuckerman’ mentioned above just donated a ton of cash to the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, and has his name proudly displayed on the new building they put up at the back of the plaza.

You can read more about him HERE, but it’s a very small Frankist-Freemason pond, that all these people swim in.

Let’s get back to Joseph Loshinsky, the guy in NY that you’ve never heard of, but who effectively controls the Kotel (!)

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Shows he’s a member of the Young Israel of Borough Park.

That shul has a story that doesn’t make a lot of sense.

It was initially listed as a Reform ‘Temple Beth El’, then somehow morphed into becoming the first official shul for Lubavitch, in the US, before becoming Young Israel, run by ‘Dr Israel Shorr’:
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Here’s the last snippet from that piece on Chananya’s site, which serves as our real jumping off point, for this post:

Young Israel was mamash set up by Reform rabbis.

That’s a strong statement to make. But as we’re about to discover, it’s sadly true.
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Let’s begin with an excerpt from Wikipedia on Young Israel HERE – which we’ll then start to unpack, to see what the real story is.

In 1911, Max Grablowsky, Joshua Horowitz and Benjamin Koenigsberg determined to organize a way to present an orthodox alternative to young people. It developed informally with two programs, one for education and one for worship. After consulting with Judah Magnes, the enlarged group, which was calling itself the Hebrew Circle, renamed itself Young Israel…

The group developed a Friday night (Sabbath) lecture series in 1912, given in English. This was a major innovation in the Orthodox world.

They were initially advised by rabbis Israel Friedlander and Mordecai Kaplan on topics and speakers. According to Bunim, Friedlander and Kaplan were affiliates of the Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary and the Conservative Judaism movement, and they sought to use Young Israel to establish a youth platform for the Conservative movement.

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After all the hoo-ha with the ‘non-denominational’ Pardes Institute, which we hopefully now all understand is just another Reform trojan horse in the Jewish community, I started to realise that the Frankist-Freemason-Reformers in our midst have been pulling the same tricks for centuries.

I.e., they set up their ‘reform-pushing’ organisations and institutions, but just call them ‘orthodox’, or ‘non-denominational’ – and voila, a new generation of Jews is deliberately deceived into thinking that if something is calling itself ‘orthodox’, it really must be ‘orthodox’.

This is exactly what happened with ‘Young Israel’, 100 years ago.

Read on.

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So, we learnt above that Young Israel renamed itself from ‘the Hebrew Circle’, after consulting with Judah Magnes.

Who was Judah Magnes?

Here’s a snippet from his Wiki page:

Judah Leon Magnes was a prominent Reform rabbi in both the United States and Mandatory Palestine.

He is best remembered as a leader in the pacifist movement of the World War I period, his advocacy of a binational Jewish-Arab state in Palestine, and as one of the most widely recognized voices of 20th century American Reform Judaism.

Magnes served as the first chancellor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1925), and later as its President (1935–1948).

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You got that?

Now, you tell me why the self-styled ‘orthodox’ founders of Young Israel are taking their marching orders from a leading Zionist-Reform rabbi like Judah Magnes, instead of being advised by an orthodox rabbi.

But of course, there’s more.

Let’s take a look at Young Israel’s other ‘rabbinic advisors’.

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You can read more about Israel Friedlander HERE.

Here’s a snippet:

In 1912, together with Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, a professor of homiletics and philosophy of religion at the Jewish Theological Seminary, he guided young Jewish adults in combating assimilation into secular American society or Reform circles.

These efforts resulted in a popular lecture series, which were a predecessor of the Young Israel movement to combat the wave of assimilation by Jews.

In other words, Young Israel was set up as a sort of ‘Frum Reform’ stream, by people in the Reform movement who felt that ‘Reform’ had gone too far, and was haemorraghing Jews out of the Jewish community.

There is nothing new under the sun.

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What’s particularly interesting about him is that he married Ruth Bentwich.

She was the sister of Norman de Mattos Bentwich,

Norman Bentwich was the guy officially ‘in charge’ of Mandate Palestine as the British Attorney General, during the Arab riots of 1929,

You know, that time when the British authorities basically just let the Arabs massacre religious Jews wherever they could find them.

While his geni tree has been carefully ‘curated’, you’ll notice that he belongs to the ‘de Mattos’ family of rich London ‘conversos‘, all linked up to people like Moses Montefiore (brother-in-law to Nat Rothschild) and…. Jacob Frank.

Here’s a snippet from HERE:

The ‘Mattos-Mocatta’ family gave us Moses Montefiore, Jacob Frank, and the ‘bad’ Baal Shem, Hayyim Falk, amongst many others.

You see?

It’s always the same people.

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Norman de Mattos Bentwich was also a school chum of someone else you probably heard of, by the name of Winston Churchill.

But we’ll get to that angle another time.

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So back to Young Israel, and their other ‘rabbinic advisor’, who was called Mordechai Kaplan.

You can read more about him HERE.

Snippet:

Mordecai Menahem Kaplan

was a Lithuanian born American rabbi, writer, Jewish educator, professor, theologian, philosopher, activist, and religious leader who founded the Reconstructionist branch of Judaism along with his son-in-law Ira Eisenstein.

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Last time I checked, ‘Reconstructionist Judaism’ was about as ‘Reform’ as it comes.

Mordecai Kaplan came from a very interesting background.

Let’s trace a bit of it, so you can see how all these ‘Reform Sabbatean-Frankists’ and ‘Pretend orthodox Sabbatean-Frankists’ helped each other out, on all sides of the equation – especially when it came to the State of Israel.

His father was R’ Israel Kaplan, who served as a dayan “in the court Chief Rabbi Jacob Joseph in New York City in 1888.’

If you guessed -rightly! –  that R’ Jacob Joseph learned in the Volozhin yeshiva, and also with Yisrael Salanter, award yourself 5 ‘Frankist Network’ brownie points.

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Meanwhile, R’ Israel Kaplan hung out with people like Arnold Bogumil Ehrlich – born Jewish, but who became a bible critic and xtian missionary to Jews.

Here’s a pertinent snippet:

Many of the older generation rabbis studied under him at one time or another, either at Emanu-El or as private pupils. Among them were Samuel SchulmanLeon HarrisonBernard DrachmanStephen S. Wise, and George Alexander Kohut whose father was Alexander Kohut. Another of his mature students was Isaac S. Moses, rabbi of the Central Synagogue.

Don’t you find it a little weird, that so many ‘rabbis’ – including ‘orthodox rabbis’! – were openly studying with a Jewish-born xtian missionary?

Also notice that interesting middle name: BOGUMIL.

We started to cover a bit of the connections between Bogomils and Frankists HERE.

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Back to Mordecai Kaplan.

He studies at the Conservative JTS, and is ordained there in 1902.

Then, he is given ‘orthodox smicha’ in 1908 while on his honeymoon, by none other than:

R’ Yitzhak Yaavov Reines – the founder of the so-called ‘religious Zionist’ movement, Mizrachi (whose youth organisation is the trojan horse Bnei Akiva movement).

Kaplan is not, and never has been ‘orthodox’, but of course, that doesn’t matter when it comes to deciding who is an ‘orthodox rabbi”.

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Kaplan goes back to JTS.

He institutes the first ever ‘batmitzvah’ for his daughter Judith.

In 1925, the American Zionist Organization sends Kaplan to Jerusalem as its official representative for the opening of Hebrew University – being run by Reform rabbi Judah Magnes.

And by 1941, he was already well on the way to creating his ‘Reconstructionist Judaism’ stream of Reform Judaism.

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So now, where does this leave ‘Young Israel’?

That organisation has been lying about its Reform / Conservative roots, right from the start. Read this strange snippet from Wikipedia, to see what I mean:

By the end of World War I, the two Lower East Side groups [of Young Israel]shared a name, but little else.

The Conservative group promoted the seminars, and the Orthodox group was focused on prayer. They reached a truce in 1918 and agreed to join forces in more than just name, and created a single Young Israel organization, led by Irving Bunim, who would be president of NCYI for many years.

By 1920, Bunim and his Orthodox cohort grew nervous about the Conservative wing and their increasing theological changes.

They did not like the changes in and of themselves, and these changes also prevented recognition of Young Israel by Orthodox rabbis, which would likely cause Young Israel to become a de facto branch of the Conservative movement.

The merger created two years before had also caused the Conservatives to start trying to make changes in the Synagogue arm, which had been exclusively Orthodox. He sought the help of Rabbi Bernard Revel, and was able to convince the entire Young Israel to follow Revel’s advice.

Between Revel, and extensive networking by Bunim with other potential Young Israel leaders in the Orthodox community, the Conservative rabbis, particularly Kaplan, were shut out of the entire organization, and the movement became firmly Orthodox.

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Yeah, right.

‘Conservative’ Young Israel and ‘orthodox’ Young Israel apparently agree to MERGE in 1918, under a single name.

How would any ‘orthodox’ organisation agree to this?!

It’s obvious that the organisation was ‘Frum Reform’, right from the start!

And then from the 1920s on, Young Israel decided to ‘convert’ to orthodoxy, as part of the tried-and-true pattern of Sabbatean-Frankists finding it way easier to subvert the Jewish community from within.

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So, it’s no coincidence that ‘Joseph Loshinsky’, defacto boss of the Kotel, is a member of a Young Israel shul that is apparently Reform / ‘modern orthodox’ / Lubavitch – all at the same time, when it’s first founded.

And it’s no coincidence, that Young Israel and ‘modern orthodoxy’ is all about pushing Reform ideas into the orthodox mainstream – because that has ALWAYS been the point of ‘modern orthodoxy’, AKA ‘Frum Reform’.

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I’ll stop here, but for sure there is always way more to be said.

All these people, and their little charidees, and communal organisations are all connected by blood, money and idealogy.

With the Frankist-Freemason State of Israel bang in the middle of it all.

As always.

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UPDATE:

I went to take a closer look at R’ Shmuel Rabinowitz, official rabbi of the Western Wall.

This bio comes from the JewAge website, HERE:

Rabinovitch is the son of Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Rabinovitch, av beis din of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Courts, and grandson of Rabbi Shmuel Benzion Rabinovitch (d. 1950), a Lubavitcher Hasid born in Russia who brought up six children in the Old Yishuv but died at a young age.

I’m sure you are also shocked – shocked!!!! – to learn that Shmuel Rabinowitz is affiliated with Chabad.

Who would have thought that?

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HERE is the Hebrew Wikipedia for his father, R Chaim Yehuda Rabinovitch.

There, we learn a few more snippets about the Rabinowitz clan, like this:

  • Shmuel Rabinowitz’s grandfather and namesake, Shmuel Ben-Zion, was the ‘treasurer of Chabad in Palestine’.

(There is a whole other can of worms around ‘Kollel Chabad’ – we will BH get to it, one of these days….)

  • Shmuel’s father, Chaim Yehuda, studies at the Etz Chaim Yeshiva, the yeshiva of Toldos Avraham Yitzhak, and then at the Chabad Yeshiva Torat Emet.
  • The main rabbi he studies with at Torat Emet is a descendent of the Alter Rebbe of Chabad called R’ Shmuel Eliezer Heilprin.
  • Shmuel Eliezer’s  brother is Rabbi Levi Yitzhak Heilprin, another Lubavitcher, who founded something called  the ‘Machon Madii Technology Al Pi Halacha’ (aka The Institute for Science and Technology according to Torah law).

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Just today, I read something about that HERE, which led me to Chananya Weissman’s channel HERE, where he was discussing THIS article, below, amongst other things:

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Snippet:

Rabbi Moshe Avraham Halperin, head of the Machon Madii Technology Al Pi Halacha (the institute for technology according to Torah law), is an expert in medical ethics in the framework of the Torah. He explained the ethical considerations in allocating authority to the WHO.

Who is this ‘medical expert’ telling us to ‘trust the WHO’?

Why, it’s none other than Levi Yitzhak’s son, Moshe Avraham Halperin!

This screenshot from their website, HERE:

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Isn’t it a small world?

Here’s a screenshot of some other areas of this Institute’s ‘halachic expertise’:

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And here’s a puff-piece ‘history’ of the Institute on Youtube:

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So, we just learnt that R’ Shmuel Rabinowitz, Chief Rabbi of the Western Wall, currently being run out of NYC by the ‘Western Wall Heritage Foundation’ (and it’s main man Joseph Loshinsky), is a Lubavitcher, from a very long line of Lubavitchers.

We also just learnt that another bunch of Lubavitchers, best friends of R’ Shmuel Rabinowitz’s dad, and direct descendants of the Alter Rebbe of Chabad, are the Halperin clan, one of whom founded The Institute for Science and Technology al pi halacha.

And that guy’s son is now telling us to ‘Trust the WHO’ – and giving that treif idea another kosher stamp of approval.

Just one big, happy family!

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Sigh.

Really.

Can we stop pretending now, that Chabad isn’t totally running the State of Israel from behind the scenes?

And has actually been running things here for the last 200 years?

Sigh again.

TBC

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8 replies
  1. nechama
    nechama says:

    This brings Rebi Yoel to mind, in his vehement opposition to Zionism and their creation of the State of Israel. However, the ‘rebirth of Eretz Yisrael” and this convoluted State of Israel is functioning in this world, doing some of what (I believe) Hashem needs done before bringing the fulll GEULA Shleima. Hashem works in clandestine fashion (i.e. Lot et al. being forebears of Ruth, and the eventual Dovid HaMelech), since the S would not allow any of this out in the open.

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  2. JR
    JR says:

    Let’s see your anti-Torah score-card: מגלה עמוקות, the מגיני שלמה, the פני יהושע, the ש”ך, the ט”ז. Some posts later you casted aspersions on those גדולי ישראל who received the Israel Prize. Then you attacked גדולי ישראל affiliated with YU. (And that means that the OU hashgacha is treif too.) And now the hundred+ of Young Israel shuls, their rabbis & tens (hundreds?) of thousands of members. And so onto to your hate list you’ve added פרי עץ החיים & the מי מנוחות. And that’s the ספרים that come to mind in an instance.
    Anyone reading this blog, would think you hate Torah scholars.

    The flaw in your post is simply this: You neglect to separate the development of movements and personalities. The fact that you’ve covered up is this: Kaplan moved to the left as Young Israel moved to the right. Young Israel was never affiliated with Reconstructionism. That heretical movement didn’t exist until Kaplan left Young Israel. JTS was Orthodox, and as it tilted left, Young Israel moved right.

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    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      a) Thanks for the bizayon.
      b) The amount of moral corruption going on behind the scenes in places like YU is simply staggering.

      We’ve already covered how YU is taking massive donations from gunrunners, ‘Milken’s Monsters’ and ‘best friends of child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’.

      (And there are many ‘Modern Orthodox’ institutions that were funded, surprisingly, by Epstein that we didn’t even get to yet.)

      And let’s not even talk about all the ‘fake Torah’ YU put out twisting the Torah to try to say the Torah obligated everyone to get Covid 19 shots, that were neither safe nor effective.

      Now I’m looking deeper at the abuse issue, and whaddya know, I am starting to find more and more leads of an ‘enabling’ and ‘covering up’ culture of rape and abuse at YU, and within the wider ‘Modern Orthodox’ community too.

      YOU seem to be conflating some very flawed personalities and instituation with ‘the Torah’.

      BTW, every time you write one of your immature comments, it makes me determined to get to the bottom of this story, whatever it takes.

      It’s easy to have a big mouth when you’re totally anonymous, isn’t it JR? You can carry on taking your potshots from your desk, while pretending that you don’t have marital issues, kids off the derech or a criminal record…

      But God still knows who you are.

      HERE’S SOME LINKS FOR OTHER READERS:

      “38 Former Yeshiva University Students File Sexual Abuse Lawsuit” – From August 2019, from HERE

      Snippet from here: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2019-09-05/ty-article/.premium/despite-abuse-claims-jewish-agency-allowed-alleged-pedophile-to-immigrate-to-israel/0000017f-ef4c-d8a1-a5ff-ffceba9a0000 :

      “The $680 million civil lawsuit against Yeshiva University was filed by 19 former students at the Yeshiva University High School for Boys. Three of the plaintiffs named Andron as their abuser, though the majority of the claims were made against two others who, unlike Andron, were school employees. The case was dismissed in 2014 due to New York State’s statue of limitations for childhood sex abuse at the time. …
      The 2013 lawsuit claimed the university enabled and covered up abuse from the ’70s through the early ’90s. They named Rabbi George Finkelstein, a former principal at the school, and Rabbi Macy Gordon as the main abusers. Gordon passed away in Israel in 2017, although both men denied the allegations against them when the lawsuit was first brought.

      “YU student claims she was raped by fellow student, but school took no action” – August 2021, from here: https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/yu-student-claims-she-was-raped-by-fellow-student-uni-took-no-action-677795

      “Yeshiva University’s HS Principal Regularly Hosts a Sex Offender in Public” – July 2013, from here: https://frumfollies.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/yeshiva-universitys-hs-principal-regularly-hosts-a-sex-offender-in-public-by-david-cheifetz/

      “Case of Rabbi Mordechai Willig ALLEGED ENABLER OF SEX OFFENDERS” – February 2002, from here:

      http://theawarenesscenter.blogspot.com/2001/01/case-of-rabbi-mordechai-willig.html

      Snippet:

      “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, a copy of which was obtained by the Forward.

      Willig, head of the Wexner Kollel Elyon, a prestigious post-rabbinical institute at Y.U.’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, denied the charges in a January 28 statement sent to the Forward.”

      Willig’s kollel is / was funded by Les Wexner, and named for Wexner’s late parents.

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      • JR
        JR says:

        The fact is that the overwhelming content on your site is about mocking גדולי ישראל and Torah scholars. You have disparaged the greatest Torah scholars who form the backbone of our מסורה. Your enemies list is longer than Failed Messiah’s. Quite an accomplishment.

        “YU put out twisting the Torah to try to say the Torah obligated everyone to get Covid 19 shots, that were neither safe nor effective.”
        You know damn well, that the overwhelming majority of רבנים promoted the vaccines. That fact is that you’re in the minority. That’s OK. Just be honest about it.

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        • Rivka Levy
          Rivka Levy says:

          I think you are confusing my site with the ‘Rationalist Judaism’ site – or maybe the Pardes website?

          God forbid I would ever mock a true Torah Scholar. If you think a true Torah Scholar would condone child abuse, or making up a ‘new’ version of the Torah as they go along, or mandate trying to ‘force vaccinate’ people in the name of public health, then we will have to disagree on the definition of a ‘true Torah Scholar.’

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          • JR
            JR says:

            “God forbid I would ever mock a true Torah Scholar.”

            Here are the Torah Scholars you’ve attacked:
            מגלה עמוקות
            מגיני שלמה
            פני יהושע
            ט”ז
            ש”ך
            and rabbonim connected to YU/RIETS or Young Israel, and recipients of the Israel Prize.

          • Rivka Levy
            Rivka Levy says:

            You missed Yoshki off your list of ‘Torah Scholars’ I have attacked. Was that an oversight?

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