Good evening all.
So, now that CH Beis din is arriving in town we should all extend them a warm Sholom Aleichem. We can also welcome his representative, all the way from USA, the world renowned toien, Shmuel Fried. For those of you who haven’t heard of him, his reputation is that he’s simply the best, most aggressive toein out there. In fact, he’s so used to intimidating dayanim that on one occasion in Israel (where the Botei Din have more power) the dayanim locked him up for a day to calm him down. CH also has a UK law firm acting for him who have written threatening letters to people in an attempt to stop them presenting the evidence they have.
(Note: I seem to recall that one well informed commenter told us months ago that CH is bringing a toien from America – kudos sir)
So who’s on the other side of CH’s all star defence team? Who’s representing the victims?
The 5 GD rabbonim were asked to join in the fun but only half-heartedly. The Union sent 4-5 third rate messengers and as soon as they heard the GD rabbonim wanted to make certain conditions (such as CH’s punishment if found guilty), the Union shrugged their shoulders and negotiations never got off the ground. A lawyer representing some of the victims was approached only today to see if he would make their case. Can you believe such a thing? CH’s team have been preparing for months but the Union (via R’DC) only approach the other side at the last minute. Even then, they wouldn’t fill him in on exactly how the proceedings are to work (e.g. such minor details like what standard of proof will be required, what lines CH has to have crossed to be found guilty, etc).
So as of right now, there is an opaque process seemingly understood solely by CH and a few key Union players that has completely excluded everyone connected with the victims. Of course, the victims might just stroll in off the street but without any clue as to how this BD functions, don’t bet on it.
Ladies and gentlemen – this is a setup. This Beis Din has only one party because it is designed by and for this one party. By the time their 2 day session is over they will find him clean as a towel.
Toien, Shmuel Fried - on the Right with the flat hat !!
He was involved in the "Mordecai Tendler Scandal"
Click link below to download his response to a B'D'