Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The reason why the Jewish People lost respect for their leaders .... they are constantly in courts and not in Bais Din!

Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum

Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum

Mordechai Tendler
Torah leaders constantly preach to their naive flock that a Jew who has a conflict with another Jew, should resolve their issues in a Bais Din. The leaders themselves do not listen to their own sermons and refuse to follow Torah law. Take for example Mordechai Tendler of New Hempstead, who constantly admonished his kehillah to follow our holy Torah and resolve their perspective issues in a Jewish Bais Din "al pi Torah."Mordechai Tendler as of this writing is in secular court suing his former Kehillah for back pay, because they fired him for having sexual affairs with members of his own congregation. Tendler did in fact subpoena his kehilah to a Bais Din but then refused to show up. Tendler is now suing google to identify the various bloggers  for reporting the truth that he had multiple affairs.
And now we have two Chassidic Rabbis suing each other in Secular Court to determine who the leader of the Satmar Chassidim is. 
Read Reuters

The succession battle between two brothers to be the leader of an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect is back in the courts.
The brothers, Zalman and Aaron Teitelbaum, have been fighting for years in religious and state civil courts to determine who should head the Satmar wing of Hasidic Judaism. The Teitelbaums' father, Moses, was the long-time Satmar boss, but he died without naming a successor.
Aaron Teitelbaum governs Kiryas Joel, a town about 60 miles from New York City. The largely Yiddish-speaking town was founded in the 1970s and its residents strictly observe Jewish religious rules.
Zalman Teitelbaum runs a similiar Satmar community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in New York City.
The latest development in the fraternal battle was sparked by a group of Zalman's supporters who live in Kiryas Joel. They have accused Kiryas Joel of running a repressive theocracy and asked a federal judge to dissolve the self-governing community.
In court papers filed in Manhattan federal court on Monday, a Kiryas Joel offical who stands accused by the angry residents said the legal fight was a tactic to change the town's leadership.
"Plaintiffs ... attempt through this case to drag Moses Witriol ... into the middle of their dispute concerning leadership," Witriol, the town's director of public safety, said in court filings.
In an amended complaint filed last month, the Zalman Teitelbaum supporters said Kiryas Joel officials selectively enforced laws and discriminated against them because of their religious beliefs. They asked U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, who is presiding over the case, to direct New York State to dissolve the municipality.
The case is Kiryas Joel Alliance et al. v. Village of Kiryas Joel et al., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 11-3982.

1 comment:

Iris said...

Gee, sounds kind of like how they wound up with Sunni and Shiite factions...