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Friday, 14 February 2014

A rabbi a swine Chas V'shalom no Machlokes - but graves that's our main concern ?

The machlokes between factions in the Eida Chareidis has resulted in a major event, Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita announcing he is suspending himself from his position. Two dayanim decided to follow suit, announcing they are siding with the ravaad.

The ravaad announced on Wednesday, 12 Adar I 5774 that if Eida Chareidis Gavaad HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss Shlita attends the protest against the ongoing construction at the Beit Shemesh Golovnititz project he would step down. Rav Sternbuch released his psak a long time ago after investigating the matter in-depth; ruling that for as long as construction was taking place in adherence to his guidelines, there was no fear of compromising kevarim.

However, Asra Kadisha, which is headed by Rabbi Dovid Shmidel Shlita, never accepted this and the organization continues protests and efforts to halt the construction. The sikrikim have been enjoying the machlokes, doing their best to feed the dispute.

On Wednesday, despite Rav Sternbuch’s threat, the gavaad traveled to the protest but at the last moment, opted to remain in the vehicle and not address the tzibur.
The ravaad on Thursday 13 Adar I announced he is stepping down, resulting in harsh pashkavilim against him from sikrikim.

It appears there was a great deal of disinformation surrounding Wednesday’s protests in Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem’s Kikar Shabbos, including pashkavilim that the Toldos Aaron Rebbe Shlita and Dushinsky Rebbe Shlita said not to participate. Other pashkavilim stated that HaGaon HaRav Dovid Solovechik Shlita was going to participate, and later opted out.

Since these events, the ravaad has announced his decision and there is enormous pressure on him to reverse his decision.

Badatz members HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Mendel Yurovich Shlita and HaGaon HaRav Naftoli Hertzka Frenkel Shlita have visited the ravaad at home and informed him that are following his lead but also asked if he might reconsider towards maintaining achdus in the Eida.



  1. A teen from Lev Tahor Cult under the age of 18 who was pregnant at the time was taken to the Montreal Children's Hospital, where she reported to nurses that she was beaten badly by her brother, sexually abused by her father, and married at age 15 to a 30-year-old man, according to newly released court documents.

    The incident occurred on Dec. 11, 2012, and was one of several allegations of abuse that authorities documented about the ultra-Orthodox Jewish cult Lev Tahor in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., over the span of two years.

    While photos were taken of the teen's injuries, neither police officers nor youth protection case workers were able to speak with her because she was incoherent.

    In another case, Quebec's Youth Protection Department removed a girl in the spring of 2012 after she reported to authorities her father, and the wicked vicious abuser the wife of one of the community's leaders, Mayer Rosner, hit her several times with a belt over the period of six months. The documents don't detail whether the girl was ever returned to her family.

    The documents were unsealed in court last week after a consortium of media sought access. The information to obtain the search warrant was released by the Surete du Quebec (SQ) Friday and was heavily redacted. The allegations have not been proven and the identities of children in the cult are protected by a court order.

    On April 24, 2012, Quebec police investigator Stephane Chartrand received a document detailing allegations of abuse in the cult, including locking girls in basements as a form of punishment, removing children from their families, controlling members of the community with psychological drugs, and forcing girls aged 14 and 15 to get married, where the minimum legal age in Canada is 16.

    Quebec's Youth Protection Department made regular visits to the cult in the summer and fall of 2013, where they noted unsanitary conditions in the homes of community members, but they were working with the community to address several concerns.

  2. eida protecting or stealing?18 February 2014 at 12:08

    The real story is,

    The bones ate not from yidden and the demonstraters and the eida are simply stealing from the poor customers who have paid for houses on the site

    1. Absolutely true. The remains were tested by an independent (not orthodox) qualified forensic scientist. It is highly probable that they are not even human.
      The report was hushed up and the scientist threatened with personal violence to him and his family if he exposes it.
      Not being familiar with "our" ways he washed his hands of the whole matter and has refused to discuss or be in anyway further involved in the affair.