ווען די רבנים און מוסדות התורה הייסען שטימען פאר א קאנדידאט, האבען זיי אינזין די קעשענע. וואס זיי זענען גורם דערמיט גייט אריין טיף אין די הויזען.
Cuomo Urges States to Allow Gay Marriage
By THOMAS KAPLAN
Published: October 27, 2011
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, hailed as a hero at a gala dinner for the state’s largest gay rights group, issued a passionate plea on Thursday for other states to follow New York’s lead and allow gay couples to wed.
Mr. Cuomo, who choreographed the successful push this year to win legalization of same-sex marriage, received a standing ovation that lasted for more than a minute from supporters of the group, the Empire State Pride Agenda.
Shifting his sights beyond New York in a way he has not done before, Mr. Cuomo demanded that the federal Defense of Marriage Act be repealed. His voice rising in intensity as he spoke, he also called for federal legislation that would bar discrimination against gay men and lesbians in housing and employment.
And in his most forceful terms to date, Mr. Cuomo called for his counterparts across the country to embrace what he framed as an issue of equal rights and to push for the legalization of same-sex marriage in their own statehouses.
“We need marriage equality in every state in this nation,” Mr. Cuomo said. “Otherwise, no state really has marriage equality, and we will not rest until it is a reality.”
The event, which raised more than $1.2 million for the group, had a celebratory air, with frequent mentions of the new marriage law. The City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, introduced Mr. Cuomo, saying that his election had “made all the difference in the world.”
The governor, who was given a leadership award from the group, spoke at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in Midtown before 1,200 people.
In his speech, he praised gay rights advocates for their hard work and also thanked many elected officials, including his predecessor, Gov. David A. Paterson, and the four Republican state senators who provided the critical votes to pass the marriage bill and whom Mr. Cuomo named one by one to some of the loudest applause of the evening.
Posted by Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg at 10/30/2011
Just Like Our Rebbis - Lucky By Hassidim Don'd Have Male Teachers for Girls
By KEVIN DOLAK
Oct. 28, 2011
A popular Ohio high school gym teacher has been sentenced to four years in jail after a judge rejected her insanity defense and convicted her on 16 counts of sexual battery for sleeping with several of her former students.
Stacy Schuler, a former gym and health teacher, had sex with five former students, some of whom were football players, at the school in suburban Cincinnati, where she taught since 2000. During her trial, which ended Thursday, Schuler's lawyers defended her actions with explanations ranging from her vegan diet, the use of the antidepressants, blackouts from alcohol and even irritable bowel syndrome, claiming it rendered her unable to determine right from wrong.
Although several students testified on her behalf, the decision to reject the defense prompted some tough words from the judge hearing Schuler's case, who said it would be a "magnificent leap" believing she had no idea her actions were wrong.
"This is a noble profession that you have, and I've heard a lot of good things about you, but I know that you had the opportunity, as all teachers do, to affect the lives of our children," Warren County Common Pleas Judge Robert Peeler said. "You crossed a line."
Parents of the victims also had harsh words for the woman who was once considered an inspirational educator at Mason High School.
"She groomed these boys, she took advantage of their vulnerabilities she crossed the line and it is unacceptable," one of the victim's mothers said.
After an anonymous tip earlier this year, Schuler, 33, was arrested for inappropriate activities with students, which included providing them alcohol and marijuana and having sex with them at her home.
Five of Schuler's former students testified that the popular teacher had been drinking when she initiated the sexual contact. Most of the boys were 17 at the time; although the age of consent in Ohio is 16, it's illegal for a teacher to have sex with a student.
"We had no idea that this was going to happen, and we're like what is going on? We think she wants to have sex with us," one of the victims said in court. "She started giving us all back massages. She like gave us all each individually … we all took our shirts off and she was just rubbing down our backs."
Schuler, who did not testify at her trial, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, with her defense team arguing that her mental illness and a mix of anti-depressants and alcohol impaired her ability to tell right from wrong. She claims to have no memory of the incidents.
"The combined effects of the use of Zoloft and moderate to heavy alcohol consumption are consistent with abhorrent behavior described as well as the memory lapses," Harry Plotnick, the defense team's toxicologist, testified.
The prosecution claimed that Schuler knew exactly what she was doing, and even how she would protect herself if she ever caught.
"She told me that if anybody ever found out that she already had her defense planned out and she would try and say that she was insane," one of the students said in court.
One of the victim's fathers testified at the trial of how his son was negatively affected by Schuler's actions.
"He suffered from depression, loss of motivation … almost didn't go to college -- he was angry at home and he didn't want to be around family or anyone -- my son was not who he used to be," the father said.
It took the judge 45 minutes to make his decision to convict Schuler on 16 felony counts of sexual battery and three misdemeanor counts of providing alcohol to minors.
Although Schuler declined to comment on her own behalf after her sentencing, she cried as she was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom, The Associated Press reported.
Sentenced to four years in jail, Schuler will be eligible for parole in six month, but she will be labeled a sexual offender and required to register her address every 90 days for the rest of her life.
The media undersdands Yidish - Stop your shenanigans
משוגעים!! ווי מיינט עטץ אז עטץ זענטץ? אין מאה שערים לאזט מען ענק שוין אויכעט נישט פירען יעדען ביי די נאז. צניעות אויף דעם וויליאמסבורגער באס איז שוין דערנאך, וואס קימט נעקסט? יואלי צימערמאן מנובל, גיי ציריק מאלעסטען קינדער וועט מען דיך כאפען און איינזעצען.
Idiots!! Where do you think you are? In Meah Shearim they don't either let you boss everybody around. Modesty on the Williamsburg bus is gone, what comes next? Yoeli Zimmerman, go back to molesting children, then atlest you will be caught and locked up.
By MONICA MORALES PIX11.com
6:53 a.m. EDT, October 28, 2011
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN (WPIX)—
Occupy Wall Street isn't the only protest attracting media attention in our area. A religious group in Williamsburg organized a protest of a hair salon on Lee Avenue.
PIX11 News obtained a controversial flyer in Yiddish, circulating around the predominately Orthodox community in Williamsburg. The flyer asks people to protest the Iris Salon, at 311 Lee Avenue, because it is "immodest" and is allegedly offensive to the surrounding religious community.
PIX11 News visited the salon. At the site of the salon, there is only a outside saying "Cleaners" and curtains covering all the windows. The owner of the salon refused to comment on this story.
The lastest protest of the group in front of the salon, was back in May when almost a hundred people gathered.
Pictures of the last protest are posted on a Facebook page created by supporters of the salon.
The page says, "the Willamburg Taliban" is attacking the salon ownership and, "a small group of extremists is seeking to terrorize and honest businesswoman."
א קליפּ פון די פרערדיגע דעמאנסטראציע - A clip from the previous protest
משה טורנער! דיין קרוב אברהם יענקל האראוויץ - המכונה מעליצער רבי, וועט דיר גארנישט קענען העלפען, לכל היותר וועט ער קענען גיין זיצן צוזאם מיט דיר אין חד גדיא. די גרויסע גמרא וועט די אויכעט גארנישט העלפען, נעם מיט א תהלים'ל אזוי ווי חזרי' ראזענבוים און נחמי' וועבערמאן.
Self-proclaimed rabbi pleads not guilty to molestation charges
(10/27/11) SPRING VALLEY - A self-proclaimed Rockland County rabbi pleaded not guilty in a Spring Valley court this morning to repeatedly molesting a 14-year-old boy.
Moishe Turner, 58, of Monsey, said he was innocent of charges that he sexually molested the boy on at least seven occasions throughout Ramapo and Spring Valley.
Turner was arrested last week and charged with seven counts of committing a criminal sexual act and child endangerment.
Police and the district attorney are investigating the possibility Turner molested other boys as well.
Turner is due back in court on Nov. 17.
ווי נידעריג קען מען זיך דערקייקלען?
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Last updated: Thursday October 27, 2011, 2:42 PM
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TRENTON — A New York man pleaded guilty Thursday to brokering the sale of black-market organs in what prosecutors said was the first ever federal conviction for illegally selling human kidneys for profit.
|Levy Izhak Rosenbaum seen during his July 2009 arrest|
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom in Trenton to brokering three illegal kidney transplants for New Jersey-based customers in exchange for payments of $120,000 or more. He also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to broker an illegal kidney sale.
Each of the four counts carries a maximum five-year prison sentence plus a fine of up to $250,000. Rosenbaum also agreed to forfeit $420,000 in real or personal property that was derived from the illegal kidney sales.
Prosecutors say Rosenbaum would buy organs from vulnerable people in Israel for $10,000 and sell them to desperate patients.
Rosenbaum, 60, of Brooklyn, was arrested in July 2009 in New Jersey's largest ever corruption sting. Though he was one of more than 40 people arrested, including politicians and rabbis in New Jersey and Brooklyn, and was not a rabbi himself, the image of rabbis illegally selling kidneys made its way into the routines of late-night comedians for weeks afterward.
Rosenbaum was arrested after he tried to set up a kidney sale to a man posing as a crooked businessman but who actually was government informant Solomon Dwek, a disgraced real estate speculator facing prison time for a $50 million bank fraud.
Dwek brought Rosenbaum an undercover FBI agent posing as his secretary, who claimed to be searching for a kidney for a sick uncle on dialysis who was on a transplant list at a Philadelphia hospital.
"I am what you call a matchmaker," Rosenbaum said in a secretly recorded conversation. "I bring a guy what I believe, he's suitable for your uncle."
Asked how many organs he had brokered, he said: "Quite a lot," the most recent two weeks earlier.
THESE WERE ALL WRITTEN BY FORMER STUDENTS OF R. MOSHE LAZER BLUM AND
R. SHIMON GOLDBRENER OF MONSEY
NONE OF THE WRITERS ARE FRUM TODAY
One day the boys were assigned chavruses (studying partners). R. Goldbrener and R. Blum paired me up with this kid, I didn't want to study with, so I told them that I would like to learn with someone else. The response was NO you have to learn with him. I argued back, of course, and R. Goldbrener took me into a nearby room and slapped me once, then he asked me "are you gonna partner up with that kid, yes or no?" so my answer was "no", so he slapped me again, this went on for a while (maybe 15-20 minutes) as he kept on asking "yes or no?" and my answer constant "no". (Wasn't he giving me a choice by asking me yes or no? I answered his question!) The beating got harder and more violent, (the entire time I was thinking, if only R. Blum would find out what R. Goldbrener is doing to me, he would get in trouble from R. Blum) so after about 15-20 minutes R. Blum came into the room and asked R. Goldbrener if I already answered and he responded that "no he didn't" so then came the worst; two adults started beating on me. After another ten minutes of two adults beating on me, I of course answered yes and they stopped. Later on, R. Goldbrener told me that I was a stubborn child & he would knock it out of me, but little did he know that he ruined me for life and I'm now more stubborn than ever.
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Shortly after I turned thirteen, my parents sent me to a "sleep-away" yeshiva located in Monsey, where we lived. By the afternoon of the first day, I was calling home in tears, begging my mother to come get me. In trying to describe the physical and emotional abuse that went on there, I'm doing the place a disservice. Beatings were so normal a sight, they were ignored by other students. Rebbeim bragged about how much they intimidated us, and kids walked around with bruises, welts and all sorts of marks.
Besides the physical abuse, there was the mental pressure put on us, every second of every day was controlled, starting with waking up at the crack of dawn, to the fifteen minutes we had to run to the mikvah, haul ourselves back and be seated at our spot, (Heaven help you if you were seconds late) to laying down on the left side and waking up on the right. Not tolerated were: laughing, talking about anything aside from what we were studying, contact with the outside world, no food or snacks outside of the three meals served to us (fifteen minutes per meal, no talking), no personal books, tape players, etc.
When I say beating, I'm not referring to a little slap or even a backhand to the head. I'm talking about all out, go for broke: fists, elbow, sticks, anything handy were all fair game. I've seen coffee jars used as weapons, heads slammed through drywall, chairs and trash cans thrown - all in one session!
I could fill a book with all the stories that happened to me and other bochurim. It got to the point where we were immune to the beatings and we bragged about how badly we got hit that day. I even remember thinking to myself one day that today was the first time an entire day had gone by without begin hit once. That day was one and a half years into my time there.
My parents, being naive, as so many parents are, believed that anyone with the title Rebbe, Rosh Yeshiva or Menahel could do no wrong. No matter what I said to them, the answer was the same, "He's a Rosh Yeshiva, he must know what he's doing".
I eventually gave up trying to convince my parents to remove me. After I left the yeshiva, I made a conscious effort to forget and get over my experiences there and to a large extent, I was successful. I moved on, for the most part blocking the whole thing out of my head, but certain things wouldn't go away. to this day, I never sit with my back to the room. I get jumpy and easily startled and I flinch when people "high five or back slap" me. I avoid talking about the whole experience because when I do, I get physically ill (as I am typing this, my heart is pounding and my hands are shaking).
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ווער עס איז געווארען מאלעסטעט פון דעם מנובל "משה טורנער", נישט קיין חילוק ווען אדער ווי לאנג צוריק, ביטטע זיך פארשטענדיגען מיט מיר, אדער דירעקט צו די פאליס אין מאנסי. נישט רופען קיין רבנים.
Anyone that was molested by Moishe Turner, no matte how long ago, please let me know, or call directly to the Police in Monsey.
This is an email I received:
On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 7:20 PM, -------------- wrote:
I am a 45 year old man living in boro park and when I was 14 Moshe Turner repeatedly Molested me. Chills ran up my spine when I saw his name.
If you are in contact with this family please convey my support from the bottom of my heart.
If it would help, I'd even testify under oath.
Thank you R' Nuchem.
Yoeli Zimmerman, stick to molesting boys,
leave the women alone
די רשעים ווייסען נאכאלץ נישט ווען אויפציהערען, דער וויליאמסבורג באס גייט שוין זיין געמישט מענער און פרויען, ווער ווייסט וואס קומט נאך? עס איז גאנץ מעגלעך אז דאס ווילען די מנובלים - עושים מעשי זמרי ומבקשים שכר כפינחס. פאר די גאס הייסט עס אז זיי ווילען צניעות והא ראי' אז זיי שרייען אויף די פרויען, אבער די כוונה איז, מען זאל קענען זיצען אויסגעמישט און זאגען: מען האט מיך געצווינגען.
מארגען גייען זיי נאכאמאל מאכען א דעמאנסטראציע פאר א שייטעל מאכערינ'ס געשעפט, וואס איז אינגאנצען פארשטעלט פון דע גאס. זיי האבען נעבעך נישט וואס צו טוהן מיטען טאג. לערנען גליסט זי נישט. עס איז געווען בין הזמנים און זיי זענען שוין מיד פון מאלעסטען אינגלעך, גייען זיי מאכען דעמאנסטראציעס.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 27, will these sickos in Williamsburg demonstrate in front of the Beauty Parlor at 111 Lee Avenue. Please, if you are in the vicinity, stay away from the immediate area, so it does not give an impression that the have a crowd. Let Law Enforcement and the Media take care of the matter.
|Flayer calling to demonstrate on Thur. Oct. 27 in front of the Beauty Salon at 111 Lee Ave.|
וועגען אזעלכע רשעים ווי יואלי צימערמאן און די הענגער פון די סיינס אז די מילעך קעסטלעך זאלען גיין אויף דעם גאדער, וועט איצט נישט מער זיין קיין צניעות אויפען וויליאמסבורג באס.
By JENNIFER FERMINO
Last Updated: 4:26 AM, October 26, 2011
Posted: 2:34 AM, October 26, 2011
The Orthodox Jewish-run Brooklyn bus company that stuck women in the back seats is putting an end to the controversial practice after a reprimand from the city.
The Private Transportation Corp. -- which runs the Williamsburg-to- Borough Park B110 bus -- wrote a letter to the Department of Transportation promising to instruct drivers not to move women to the back.
Operators pay the city more than $20,000 a year to run the line as part of a 30-year-old franchising agreement, which specifically forbids discrimination.