Thursday, December 14, 2017

“For years we’ve had a system of believing men,” he said. “It’s worked very well. It’s done a great job.”

Trump Warns That Dumping Roy Moore Could Start a Dangerous Trend of Believing Women

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Breaking his silence on Alabama’s embattled Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that dumping Roy Moore could start a “dangerous trend” of believing women.

“I think we need to be very, very careful here,” Trump told reporters. “This is not just about Roy Moore. This is about our country deciding that we are going to start believing women, something that we have never done before.

“This is a very dangerous road we’re heading down,” he said.

Trump cautioned that, if instituted, a new practice of believing women would “totally destroy” the system that the country already has in place. “For years we’ve had a system of believing men,” he said. “It’s worked very well. It’s done a great job.”

He said that he was considering a number of measures to stem the tide of women’s credibility, including an executive order banning women from giving believable accounts to the press. “That’s something we’re looking into,” he indicated.

Trump painted a doomsday scenario of what might happen if the “very bad trend” of believing women gained traction in the country. “If people believe Roy Moore’s five accusers, what happens to a man who has, say, about twenty accusers?” he asked. “I don’t like where this is going.”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

When Humans Are Turned Into Gods...You Get Over The Top KRAZZZYYY....

Old men, youths, and members of the security forces are crying and jumping into the grave Of Rabbi Steinman (a segula for longevity)..

Old men, youths, and members of the security forces are crying and jumping into the grave Of Rabbi Steinman (a segula for longevity)..
Old men, youths, and members of the security forces are crying and jumping into the grave Of Rabbi Steinman (a segula for longevity)..
רשעם ארורים - שמואל אויערבך והסיקריקים רוקדים וכותבים 'באבוד רשעים רינה'
Old men, youths, and members of the security forces are crying and jumping into the grave  of Rabbi Steinman (a segula for longevity)..

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sheinberg served as a rabbi and is the former Rosh Yeshiva (dean) of the Orot HaAri Yeshiva (Torah academy). He was accused of sexual abuse by no less than thirteen women, and admitted his offenses to Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, as well as to his wife - but he has since then claimed over and over again that the allegations are "nonsense."

Family of convicted rabbi sues for compensation


Family of Tzfat rabbi convicted of rape, sodomy, considers suing women who complained for loss of home, lower standard of living.

Ezra Sheinberg, when his arrest was extended
Ezra Sheinberg, when his arrest was extended

The family of Ezra Sheinberg is considering suing three women for damages and slander after the women complained of rape and sodomy but their complaints were not included in the final indictment, Israel Hayom reported.

Sheinberg was indicted in July 2015 for rape, sodomy, sexual assault, disrupting legal proceedings and obtaining objects through fraud. However, a plea bargain reached later left out both rape and sodomy.

Sheinberg served as a rabbi and is the former Rosh Yeshiva (dean) of the Orot HaAri Yeshiva (Torah academy). He was accused of sexual abuse by no less than thirteen women, and admitted his offenses to Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, as well as to his wife - but he has since then claimed over and over again that the allegations are "nonsense."

Those close to the Sheinberg family told Israel Hayom that just a few months after Sheinberg was arrested, three women filed civil suits against him, claiming he raped them and demanding millions of shekels in compensation.

"The ones who suffered most from this civil suit was the rabbi's family, who did nothing wrong," a relative told Israel Hayom. "Immediately after the suits were filed, a lien was issued against the family's home and every bank account which the rabbi was a signatory for, including the family's bank account. This caused the family to suffer severe financial distress."

"To this day, the family lives in a small rented apartment, and their standard of life has dropped considerably due to the liens on their bank account and home. Today, they manage to survive only thanks to the financial support of their extended family.

"They're not interested in revenge, but the financial damage caused to them is very significant, and they are seriously considering suing those who caused this damage and demanding compensation for the injustice caused them."


Monday, December 11, 2017

Why this obsession with education that has stayed with us from that day to this? Because to defend a country you need an army. But to defend a civilisation you need schools. You need education as the conversation between the generations....

The world our children will inherit tomorrow is born in the schools we build today
On Friday 8th December 2017, I spoke in a debate in the House of Lords on Education. The debate was initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and focused on the role of education in building a flourishing and skilled society.

I took the opportunity to talk about the contribution that faith schools have made, and continue to make, to the education system and to wider society, and especially about the values they give our children. Below is a video and transcript of my remarks.

My Lords. I am grateful to the most Rev Primate for initiating this debate on a subject vital to the future flourishing of our children and grandchildren.

My Lords, allow me to speak personally as a Jew. Something about our faith moves me greatly, and goes to the heart of this debate. At the dawn of our people’s history, Moses assembled the Israelites on the brink of the Exodus.

He didn’t talk about the long walk to freedom. He didn’t speak about the land flowing with milk and honey. Instead, repeatedly, he turned to the far horizon of the future and spoke about the duty of parents to educate their children. He did it again at the end of his life, commanding: “You shall teach these things repeatedly to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk on the way, when you lie down and when you rise up.

Why this obsession with education that has stayed with us from that day to this? Because to defend a country you need an army. But to defend a civilisation you need schools. You need education as the conversation between the generations.

Whatever the society, the culture or the faith, we need to teach our children, and they theirs, what we aspire to and the ideals we were bequeathed by those who came before us. We need to teach our children the story of which we and they are a part, and we need to trust them to go further than we did, when they come to write their own chapter.

We make a grave mistake if we think of education only in terms of knowledge and skills – what the American writer David Brooks calls the resume virtues as opposed to the eulogy virtues.

And this is not woolly idealism. It’s hard-headed pragmatism. Never has the world changed so fast, and it’s getting faster each year. We have no idea what patterns of employment will look like in 2, let alone 20 years from now, what skills will be valued, and which done instead by artificially intelligent, preternaturally polite robots.

We need to give our children an internalised moral Satellite Navigation System so that they can find their way across the undiscovered country called the future. We need to give them the strongest possible sense of collective responsibility for the common good, because we don’t know who will be the winners and losers in the lottery of the global economy and we need to ensure its blessings are shared. There is too much “I” and too little “We” in our culture and we need to teach our children to care for others, especially those not like us.

We work for all these things in our Jewish schools. We give our children confidence in who they are, so that they can handle change without fear and keep learning through a lifetime. We teach them not just to be proud Jews, but proud to be English, British, defenders of democratic freedom and active citizens helping those in need.

Schools are about more than what we know and what we can do. They are about who we are and what we must do to help others become what they might be. The world our children will inherit tomorrow is born in the schools we build today.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Can the national outpouring of sexual abuse claims help move recalcitrant mountains in Albany?

A New Push to Expand New York’s Childhood Sex Assault Law

Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, a Democrat who represents Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is part of an effort to raise the limits on when victims of child sex abuse can sue.

Can the national outpouring of sexual abuse claims help move recalcitrant mountains in Albany?

For 11 years, activists and lawmakers in New York have tried and failed to pass the Child Victims Act, which would expand the legal recourse available to people who say they were sexually abused as children, who now face some of the most restrictive laws in the country. As the national conversation bursts with a reckoning over sexual misconduct, activists hope that this year they will succeed and are advancing a new, more aggressive strategy to pass the bill.

“Now is the time,” said Bridie Farrell, a competitive speed skater who was abused by an older teammate and has been pushing the bill in Albany for years. “The people who are speaking up are famous people, with fortunes and legal teams and PR teams,” she said. And yet for years, she continued, “they were too scared to talk. So how do you expect a child to do it?”

Under New York State law, victims of childhood sexual abuse have until they are 21 to sue the institution where the abuse took place, like a church or a school, and until 23 to sue their attacker. Criminal charges, with the exception of rape, must be filed before a survivor turns 23. Activists say New York, along with a handful of other states like Alabama and Michigan, has some of the least victim-friendly laws in the country.

The Child Victims Act would allow survivors to sue until they turn 50 and let criminal charges be filed until they are 28. It would also create a one-year window during which cases from any time could proceed in court.

Some two dozen advocacy organizations and survivor groups are coordinating their efforts this year with the twin goals of convincing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to put the Child Victims Act in the budget and creating the political space for it to succeed. A member of the coalition, Child USA, a nonprofit group led by Marci Hamilton, a legal expert in child sex abuse cases, has hired the strategic communications firm SKDKnickerbocker to coordinate the campaign. SKD has enjoyed a close relationship with Mr. Cuomo’s office, and oversaw the successful effort in 2011 to legalize gay marriage in the state.

Child USA says that the law belongs in the governor’s budget because current laws cost the state money. Some survivors of childhood sexual assault, who may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or other difficulties like addiction, often end up depending on state programs like Medicaid. 

Child USA argues that the Child Victims Act would shift that financial burden to the abusers and responsible institutions.

Last year, the bill passed in the Assembly by a vote of 139-7, and Mr. Cuomo offered his endorsement by introducing it as well. But the Senate speaker, John J. Flanagan, a Republican, has declined to bring it up for a vote in that chamber. A key piece of the proponents’ strategy will be to aggressively target specific state senators, especially in competitive suburban districts, with efforts like digital advertising to get their support. Carl L. Marcellino and Elaine Phillips, Republicans from Long Island who won narrow victories in recent elections, are two senators on their list, according to coalition representatives.

I think we realize now that they really need to be called out,” said Stephen Jimenez, an abuse survivor who has been advocating for the bill for more than 10 years.

“The question for us now is really blunt: Why are you protecting predators?”

Mr. Flanagan did not return repeated calls seeking comment.

Those pushing the legislation have met with Mr. Cuomo and his staff over the past year and a half, and they say that communication continues.

“It is outrageous that as a result of arcane laws, these victims have been denied their day in court,” Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for Mr. Cuomo said in an email. “We are working with the advocates to determine the most effective way to achieve these much needed reforms.”

The measure, which has been spearheaded by the victim organization Safe Horizon for over a decade, has faced consistent opposition from the Catholic church and other groups that serve young people. Dennis Poust, the director of communications for the New York State Catholic Conference, said that while the state’s bishops support forward-looking legislation to raise the statute of limitations, they opposed the window that might open the church up to decades worth of claims.

Activists say such a window is an important way to flush out predators who may have evaded detection, who may even still have access to children, and Linda B. Rosenthal, a Democrat from Manhattan and the bill’s sponsor in the Assembly, called it a “moral responsibility” to allow victims the chance to seek justice. But Mr. Poust said that dioceses in Minnesota and Delaware had filed for bankruptcy after a flood of sexual abuse claims.

“We have to ensure that the church can continue to provide essential services, be it charitable, educational or sacramental,” Mr. Poust said.

As both sides gear up for the legislative session, the drum beat of assault allegations seems to quicken every day. Time Magazine named “The Silence Breakers,” who have called out abuse, its person of the year.

“I’m hopeful that because of revelation about widespread sexual abuse, the dam of resistance has been broken — there are no more sacred cows,” Ms. Rosenthal said. “If this isn’t the moment,” she continued, “then we’re doomed.”



Thursday, December 07, 2017

Three of Sheinberg's victims spoke to Israel Hayom about how he used his influence to demand they perform sexual acts on themselves while speaking to him via video chat and later that they meet with him privately....

Women sexually abused by senior rabbi speak out for first time 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

“How far will this ostensibly religious extremism go?" This Is NOT A JOKE ANYMORE!

Ultra-Orthodox singer tapes eyes shut to avoid seeing women dancing in audience


At Jerusalem concert for female-only crowd, American-born Yonatan Razel takes drastic action to block the sight of women boogieing in front of the stage

Ultra-Orthodox singer Yonatan Razel covers his eyes with masking tape to avoid seeing women dancing at the foot of the stage on December 3, 2017. (Screen capture: Twitter video)
Ultra-Orthodox singer Yonatan Razel covers his eyes with masking tape to avoid seeing women dancing at the foot of the stage on December 3, 2017

An ultra-Orthodox singer covered his eyes with masking tape in the middle of a concert for women only in order not to see audience members who were dancing in front of the stage.

Yonatan Razel was playing his keyboard and singing at Jerusalem’s International Conference Center on Sunday night when he put the tape over his eyes during one song. Video of the incident was played on Hadashot television news.
Razel is an American-born musician, and one of most popular ultra-Orthodox performers in Israel. He recently released his third album.

An organizer of the concert, which was part of a festival of ultra-Orthodox music for women, said that Razel covered his eyes for a few minutes.

Yonatan Razel, with masking tape over his eyes, at a Jerusalem concert for women on December 3, 2017 

“The scene in which he is seen to be covering his eyes took place for only a few minutes, when there were circles of women dancing at the foot of the stage,” he told the Ynet news site. “It was his personal decision, so as not to sit with his eyes open in front of the dancing women. Then he removed the tape and continued the concert normally.”

The act was considered unusual, even among the ultra-Orthodox who practice strict adherence to modesty laws. There have not been other incidents of Haredi singers covering their eyes in this way in front of the all-female crowd.

Galia Wolloch, president of Israeli women’s rights organization Na’amat, slammed the singer for his extreme behavior.

“How far will this ostensibly religious extremism go?” she wrote on Facebook. “And who are the religious authorities who encourage this bizarre behavior?”

A representative of Razel downplayed the incident.

“Razel wants to say that he has appeared regularly for years before women and respects them, and his actions yesterday should not be given any other significance,” he told the news site.


Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Godol b'Yisroel Really Upset He Was Not Seated At The Dais At The Recent Agudah Convention...

Rav Pinchos Tumtum Shlita

 Lunatic Goes On Anti-Semitic Rampage At Jewish Nursing Home 



Bronx, NY - A man shouting a Jewish slur attacked the resident of a New York City Jewish nursing home after trying to rob him.

The alleged attacker, Harav Hagadol Hatzadik, Hagaon, Pinchos Tumtum of Brooklyn, New York, was allowed in the New Jewish Home in the Bronx on Shabbos koidesh afternoon after telling the security guard he needed to use the bathroom after a bad cholent. (Mishpocho With The Asher Yatzer Rebbe)

But Tumtum entered the room of a resident, where he lit a marijuana cigarette and trashed the room, according to the New York Post. He then entered the room of an 84-year-old Jewish man and demanded his money before hitting him with a fire extinguisher. He also shouted, “I’m going to kill you, you mother f***ing  secular Jew,” according to the report.

Benjamin Adroygonus, Tumtum's lawyer, said Tumtum  was charged with robbery, burglary, a hate crime, assault, criminal possession of a very little weapon and possession of marijuana, police told WUOJ TV. Androygonus was preparing the "Kool-Aid" defense saying that nobody that gets out of an Agudah Convention can possibly have their sanity intact. "I will pursue this defense vigorously" said Androygonus. He gave out his cell phone for anyone else that was in attendance that will need legal assistance. He warned secular Jews particularly to be on the lookout for Agudah members that want to beat up secular Jews, and all Jews of a different outlook on Judaism than the Aguda rabbis.

The nursing home fired the security guard, he went back to being the Satmar Rebbe.

The victim reportedly spent Sunday, his birthday, with his family.

Rabbi Avi Shafran, Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zweibel, Rabbi Perlow were not available for comment, they were eating the leftovers from Thanksgiving.


UOJ was available for comment - He said NO COMMENT!

Monday, December 04, 2017

The fact that Inzoli used the Jewish religion as a way of targeting his victims is utterly horrifying, and deserves remarking upon by Jewish sources ---- UOJ The Ultimate Jewish Source Remarks --- OK he may have gotten it wrong about being an "OLD" Jewish ritual....

Paedophile Priest told victim his crimes were an “old Jewish ritual”


Mauro Inzoli, a Catholic Priest recently convicted of child sex offences, claimed that his abhorrent crimes were merely an “old Jewish ritual”.

Inzoli, who was condemned by Pope Francis, as found guilty of eight counts of sexual abuse of children aged 12 to 16 years old between 2004 and 2008. He molested children during confession, away on camps, and even at hospital.

He told one victim that his actions “referred to a sort of ‘baptism of the testicles’ which he said was a Jewish ritual found in the Old Testament as a sign of affection between father and son”. None such ritual exists in Jewish practice.

Inzoli was sentenced to five years in jail, and has been defrocked by Pope Francis, meaning he will not be able to serve as a Priest in any capacity. He was also ordered to pay damages to his victims.

Whilst this is not necessarily an antisemitic incident, the fact that Inzoli used the Jewish religion as a way of targeting his victims is utterly horrifying, and deserves remarking upon by Jewish sources.


Sunday, December 03, 2017

Something About This Does Not Seem, Well, Jewish....

Rabbi forbids looking at NIS 50 bill featuring poet who married a Christian


Sephardic Rabbi Benzion Mutzafi says he folds note face down in pocket to avoid seeing visage of 'apostate' Saul Tchernichovsky

The front of the NIS 50 banknote featuring the late poet Saul Tchernichovsky. (Courtesy)
The front of the NIS 50 banknote featuring the late poet Saul Tchernichovsky. (Courtesy)

Followers of an influential Sephardic rabbi will from now have to avoid looking at the country’s NIS 50 banknote because the poet whose image adorns the bill was married to a Christian woman.

Rabbi Benzion Mutzafi issued his ruling after pulling the offending note out of his pocket during a weekend lesson he was giving, the ultra-Orthodox news site Kikar HaShabbat reported Sunday.

After one of his students asked for a fuller explanation for the ban, the rabbi — a senior adjudicator of Jewish law in the Sephardic community — wrote, “As regards the illustrated image: It is known he [Tchernichovsky] was ‘married’ to a devout Christian woman who every Sunday would ‘pray’ in church.

“They say that at the time, the late Rabbi [Abraham Isaac] Kook [the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine] pleaded with him, requested of him and tried to convince him that she convert to Judaism. And he refused.”

Sephardic rabbi Benzion Mutzafi, who reportedly told his students not to look at the NIS 50 bank note because it carries the image of a man — the poet Saul Tchernichovsky– who was married to a Christian. 
Tchernichovsky was married to Russian-born Christian Melania Karlova, with whom he had a daughter, Isolda.

He was one of four poets chosen in 2011 to appear on Israeli banknotes, together with Nathan Alterman, Leah Goldberg and Rachel Bluwstein.

The issuing of the NIS 50 note was met with anger by religious and other figures in Israel, when it was unveiled in September 2014.

Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi, brother of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, said that the use of the Russian-born poet’s image on the bill was “an outrage.”

“Shaul Tchernichovsky has become a symbol of assimilation, of assimilation ideology,” he said at the time, according to Israel National News. “It is inconceivable that such a person, as important a poet as he may be, should become a symbol in the State of Israel.”

Bentzi Gopstein, director of the violent anti-assimilation group Lehava, told Kikar HaShabat at the time that avoiding using the new notes was unrealistic.

“I could say (that) but no one would do it,” he said, though he too lamented the use of the poet. “We should learn who the real role models are.”

Prominent Orthodox rabbi Shlomo Aviner said Tchernichovsky’s portrait on an official bill of the Jewish state was “horribly grating.”

“Tchernichovsky was indeed an incredibly talented author and poet, and is tied to the people of Israel, but a terrible dishonor was deeply imprinted on his life, as he was married to a gentile woman, a very religious Christian,” Aviner, head of the Ateret Cohanim yeshiva in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, told the NRG news website, adding that it was unthinkable that an intermarried poet should be “glorified on the nation’s banknote.”

Last month saw the introduction of the new NIS 100 and NIS 20 banknotes featuring Leah Goldberg and Rachel Bluwstein, better known simply as Rachel the Poet.


TEN TIPS TO SAVE MONEY - Don't waste money on extravagances, such as electricity. Keep those lights off, even in the dark.
Skyrocketing prices for fuel, food, and even dental floss have everybody scrambling for ways to save greenbacks. But remember: tough economic times don't last; people who aren't embarrassed to rinse out plastic bags do. Both my grandmothers came from "the old country," and trust me, there is no word for "disposable" in Yiddish. These Bubbies (Yiddish for "Grandma") never met a piece of wrapping paper that they couldn't use at least fifteen times. In fact, through her judicious use, rinsing, and re-use of aluminum foil, one of my Bubbies only used two rolls of foil during her entire life!

With this kind of training, who better to offer money-saving tips than moi?
So read on, be of good cheer, and for gosh sakes, don't waste an entire sheet of fabric softener when you can cut the thing in half. Happy savings!

1. Don't waste money on extravagances, such as electricity. Keep those lights off, even in the dark. You can save thousands, maybe even millions of dollars on electricity bills by using night vision glasses, which can be bought for cheap at any military hardware store. If a neighbor comes over to borrow a cup of flour and asks why everyone in your family is wearing night vision goggles in your dark house, just tell him you are practicing your emergency preparedness drills, recommended by a leading survivalist guru in Idaho.

2. Warm your house with black-out curtains. They keep out the cold and give your night vision goggles a real test of endurance, too. Look, if they were good enough for Londoners during the blitz, they ought to be good enough for you, too.

3. Mold soap slithers into memorable bar mitzvah centerpieces, such as swans or models of the Ten Commandments. As a bonus, guests can use the centerpieces when they wash their hands. You'll be the talk of the town with these!

4. With rocketing inflation, it's also time to resurrect the fine art of haggling. Why not go "mano a mano" with those little credit card machines in the stores? After the register has tallied your groceries and the credit card machine screen asks, "Is $231.98 okay?" don't just press the "okay" button like a patsy, make a deal! Start your counteroffer at $17.54 and test your money-saving mettle. 


5. Cancel that spendy African safari you've been planning and go to the zoo this summer instead. Look, when you've seen one giraffe, you've seen them all. What, were you planning to count how many spots each one had? And let's be honest: how many people do you know who like sleeping under mosquito netting?

6. Sell most of your worldly possessions on eBay. You know you'll never wear that horrendous orange striped tie your mother-in-law gave you, and that set of Boggle that's missing half the letter cubes? Fuhgettabouit! Turn your junk into impressive cashola on eBay, where you'll find buyers for the dumbest things on earth. After Passover, my friend Harry sold his swept up matzah crumbs in a Ziploc bag for eighteen bucks! I don't know what's up with these eBay shoppers, but if they're dumb enough to buy matzah crumbs from the floor, they'll buy your broken toys, your van with no engine, and all your mate-less socks, too. Heck, offer that folding chair held together with only duct tape and with the screw sticking out of the seat pad, and see what you get!

7. Shop at stores no smaller than football stadiums. Now that you've cleared out the clutter, you'll have room for twenty five pound sacks of rice, gallon containers of mystery shampoo whose ingredients are listed in Armenian, and vats of freeze-dried coffee. In addition to never having to shop for non-perishables again until you're one hundred and eight, you'll get a great workout dodging those forklifts in these megastores zooming toward you. Worst case scenario? If everyone hates the weird-smelling Armenian shampoo, just sell it on eBay.

8. Empty your car of non-essential weight, such as family members. The heavier your car is, the more gas you burn driving around, so leave snow chains, shovels, sand bags, and relatives at home when you go out. This way, you can even sidle into a bargain matinee without having relatives whisper their running commentary throughout the movie. A win-win!


9. Cook creatively, especially if you have more days in the week than grocery money. Concoct visionary meals such as "refrigerator soup," a hodgepodge of anything you can find in the back of the fridge or freezer that doesn't yet have anything growing on it. Be daring! Toss in the last few frozen fish sticks, half a can of kidney beans, flaccid celery (I think it may still have vitamins even in this aged state), Tabasco sauce, the unrecognizable leftovers with freezer burn, and you're in business. If your family complains, channel my long-departed Bubbie, who would say, "You want fancy? Okay, tomorrow we'll have borsht."

10. Don't skimp on the essentials. With all this Draconian belt-tightening, make sure you still buy yourself an overpriced latte every day. Ignore that little voice in your head reminding you that over a year's time, you will spend nearly eight hundred bucks on these drinks, money that could otherwise have filled your gas tank four or five times. But what seems like an indulgence is really just a way to ensure you're still getting essential vitamins and nutrients -- especially if you are living off of that cheap rice and "refrigerator soup."