Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lawrence and Five Towns reeling with the firing of Rabbi Dovid Weinberger! UPDATED!

Lawrence is still in shock that Congregation Shaaray Tefila bounced Rabbi Dovid Weinberger from his prestigious position as Moro D'Asreh. 
Rabbi Weinberger is the author of the famous Artscroll sefer "The Traveler's Halachic Handbook! 


UPDATED!!!!
From the popular Blog FRUMFOLLIES

"The word is out that the Vaad of the 5 Towns and Far Rockaway has declared he should not be used as a rabbi. Individual rabbis posted flyers stating:
THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS BEING ANNOUNCED SIMULTANEIOUSLY THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY…
 It is with great sadness that the following announcement is being made to alert our community to a serious concern of which many of members might not be aware.
Recently, RDW [Rabbi Dovid Weinberger], a rabbi, resigned from his position as a rabbi of a congregation [Shaaray Tefila, Lawrence, NY], educator of young women in our community, and counselor to many who sought his advice.
Following that, we learned from professionals of a number of documented cases of his 
unfortunate and unacceptable behavior. It is the collective judgment of these professionals that this behavior may continue.We therefore feel obligated to inform our community of this concern and advise that there be no interaction with this rabbi in any rabbinic, educational, counseling or private setting."


 In 1998, the New York Times reported the following  story about the Rabbi, however, the story in not related to his sudden ouster! 


Mrs. Lightman, a nurse and the mother of four daughters, won a first-round victory on Nov. 18 when Justice David Goldstein of State Supreme Court in Queens handed down a summary judgment against a Long Island rabbi, David Weinberger of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Lawrence.
Mrs. Lightman had gone to Rabbi Weinberger for marital counseling, and complains in her suit that he violated clerical confidentiality by revealing secrets to her husband, Dr. Hylton Lightman, and his lawyer, information that then showed up in papers filed in a custody dispute.
As a result, she said, unfounded rumors began to circulate, including a rumor that she was failing to live by Jewish law and ''seeing a man in a social situation,'' stories that shook her community. Now, she said, she is largely ostracized there and attributes the loss of temporary custody of her daughters, ages 6 to 12, to the suspicions planted about her.
''I am portrayed as an irreligious woman not eligible to be the custodial parent to my children,'' she said.


15 comments:

Malach HaMooovies said...

what the hell does a 17 year old article have to do with anything???

Dusiznies said...

The 1988 NYT's story maybe old, but him screwing around in 2013 is relatively new!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have details???

Anonymous said...

For more details please click to Frum Follies from Yerachmiel Lopin....

Anonymous said...

Also click to nochem Rosenberg...

Anonymous said...

What is going on is very wrong ! This is a Rav that served our community and helped many people for years and YEARS. As someone who lives in the community and knows him , I and many others don't believe a word of this slander campaign ! and no most rabbonim in the area are not saying these awful things . as for the article from 1998 , he won that case in the supreme court and everyone knows that woman had many problems and was grasping at straws.people should not be writing awful things on blogs or any place else if they dont know what they are talking about . and yes his family is standing by him!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous of March 9 2014 at 12:45 AM. Why did you wait so long to comment? Did you also comment on Frum Follies?

Anonymous said...

to anonymous of march 9th at 915 pm.
you asked why I took so long to comment ?
number one I was unaware of these loshan hara blogs until the date I commented . Number 2 some people have lives and do not sit on the internet all day looking for gossip! I think it is just awful that this web site and others have no problem with being MOtzei shem rah , which is there is no teshuva for . people need to be careful and watch what they are doing !

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't publish unsubstantiated loshon hara.
A blog doesn't give you the right to kill somebody without due process. Please delete this story immediately.

Anonymous said...

rabbis jaeger/perr/brown/brafman/forst/all agree and there is evidance that weinberger did some horrible things.

Anonymous said...

DW raped by sister emotionally and convinced her to undress so he can play with her to check if her husband was doing it properly. This went on with other too!

Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous, You know nothing of the 17 year old story---you like to speak loshon horah about a woman who was emotionally abused by a community---perhaps you should just keep quiet and clean up your own house---you have nothing to offer here

Anonymous said...

anonymous march 26th at 344 am. that is just disgusting . you don't know that and writing it is just sick loshon hora . these ridiculous lies are why moshiach doesn't come.
people just write things that they know nothing about.

Dusiznies said...

To anon 7:19
Why is it that when u learn Hilchos Loshon Harah you never get to the Halacha that there are cases where it's "mitzvah L'farseim" ?
If not for these blogs these sexual predators would ruin entire communities
By the way, DW resigned .... Why? Because they confronted him with the facts!
We have an obligation to spread the info so that other women will know to stay away from him
Would you want your daughter to be in a room with him?

Anonymous said...

It's so funny- the teapot calling the kettle black. The whole issue back then was Weinberger claimed that al pi halacha he has to reveal this woman's indiscretions... I got a feeling these kind of men get their jollies by hearing other's bedroom stories. He probably probed into that woman's bedroom life... I'd like to know how many men they spend hours upon hours counseling (and if so, I'd be concerned they were bisexual, just saying)...

Hey Weinberger -- why dont you just go get yourself an iphone... so you can watch some porn!