The grand Rebbe of Satmar in Monroe (Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum) used the weekly Torah portion yesterday to call the victim in the Weberman rape trial a whore and a shame onto the community. While despicable in nature, it is also intended to drive a wedge in the community, eliminate any little support she is getting and sets a precedent for future cases by minimizing and trivializing molestation and rape. Decent people cannot allow this to go unchecked.
Tomorrow, Satmar is having their annual Chuf Alef Kislev event at the armory in Williamsburg. Please come out and lend support, as we peacefully stand outside and protest the tactics being employed by this community towards the victim and her family.
We have secured permits with the 90th precinct, and have been assured 'sight and sound', meaning they will set up our area within eye and earshot of people entering the premises so we make a statement. I have assured the deputy inspector that we will be civil even in our rage, and we would like to show who the decent people here are. So please do not make our side look bad with inappropriate behavior. Signs may and should be made, but you cannot use sticks on the bottom and please refrain from making it too outrageous or offensive.
Should you have media contacts or friends who are photographers and wish to document it, there will be an area set up for them as well.
Please spread the word and see you there tomorrow.
Posted by Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg at 12/04/2012
צאו והפגינו - Go Out and Demonstrate
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg