Friday, May 20, 2011

Agudath Israel's Self-serving Distortions of Halacha

Rabbi Daniel Eidensohn has addressed some serious problems with the recent Agudah Halacha Conference.
"I listened in dismay to R' Shlomo Gottesman's presentation of halachic issues of child abuse. He picked a very narrow perspective in answering the question of whether halacha allows going to the police to report abuse....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gay Marriage: A Senator Responds

Please write letters of support to this senator, and ask your senator to oppose the legislation legalizing same-gender marriage.

Following is a letter from Senator Martin J. Golden, written in response to an emotional letter from a frum Brooklyn man decrying the upcoming vote on legalizing same-gender marriage in New York.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Weberman's Latest Court Appearance

Weberman had to face a group of supporters of his victims when he walked into the courtroom this Wednesday. Perhaps he will get the message that the victims will not be intimidated, because they are strong and because they have the support of many people in the community, some of whom are not afraid to show their faces in support of the victims. Emanuel Yegutkin also had his appearance that day.

This court appearance was covered by a number of blogs, including Frum Follies (who provides a number of links to info about the molesters) and CALANY (who provides an in-depth analysis of the court proceedings).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Call Your Senator: Same-Gender Marriage Bill

In the next couple of weeks, the New York State Senate will vote on a bill legalizing gay marriage. I don't need to point out what's wrong with that, since my target audience is frum people. But I would like to ask everyone: Do you want your kids seeing people acting on their illness (click to read a frum psychologist's perspective on this)? Right now, we can see lots of love going on in the streets, but we can rationalize that away. Big deal, so our kids will know about male-female relationships. But do you want your kids seeing gay couples honeymooning on 13th avenue?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Meir Dascalowitz Friday Hearing (May 6) UPDATED AFTER HEARING - 5:20 P.M.

UPDATE 5:20 P.M.:
          Today's "Molester of the Day" hearing was covered by a number of websites, perhaps most notably Failed Messiah. According to people who attended, Meir Dascalowitz's hearing was the first one on the calendar (presumably due to the large number of attendees for that particular hearing - there were numerous supporters there) and it was over in two minutes.
          Court-appointed psychiatrists want to declare the defendant "unfit to stand trial." For an explanation, see CALANY's blog (Coalition Against Legal Abuse). Here is an excerpt from their article:

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Victims Come Forward: Show Your Support at the Hearing

          The next couple of weeks are loaded with hearings for our molesters, including a new alleged molester from Crown Heights. Yes, it seems we as a community are getting the message that only the cops can handle the molesters. This week, we have Meir Dascalowitz and "the new guy," check out this link for details, and next week we have Jerry/Yechiel Brauner and Nechemya Weberman.