Monday, December 05, 2005

Call to Action: Rabbi Marc Gafni (Winiarz) - How can any paper publish an article by this man anymore?

Call To Action:
Stop The Promotion Rabbi Marc Gafni (a Confessed Child Molester) in the News Media,7340,L-3177690,00.html

Post a "comment" and write to Ynet News to let them know how you feel about them promoting Marc Gafni. How can any paper publish an article by this man anymore, especially when it has to do with "To love our children is to perceive their soul prints, to see them in their unique, infinite beauty"?

Also post the comments you put up at YNet on this blog. Just hit the button below that says comments.

For more information on Winiarz/Gafni read below and go to:
Case of Rabbi Mordechai Gafni (aka: Marc Gafni, Mark Gafni, Marc Winiarz, Mordechai Winiarz, Mordechai Winyarz).

Born as Marc Winiarz, went to New York from the Midwest for high school and college, became a youth leader and rabbi, was accused of sexual assaulting two teenage girls, and attempted sexual assault of a young adult woman. He was also accused of cult like practices. In 1991 he left the Unitied States to start a new life in Israel, changing his name to Mordechai Gafni.

Marc Gafni: "I was a stupid kid and we were in love," the rabbi said. "She was 14 going on 35, and I never forced her".

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the spiritual leader of the Israeli community of Efrat, was going to revoke the rabbinic ordination he gave Rabbi Gafni many years ago when they had a close rabbi-student relationship. When Gafni heard of Rabbi Riskin's wishes, he wrote a letter "returning" his semicha to spare his former teacher any further embarrassment.

Don't forget there is still a CALL TO ACTION regarding Elat Chayyim allowing Marc Gafni/Winiarz teach at their retreat center. Please contact executive director
Bennett Neiman and let your voice be heard:
(800) 398-2630, ext: 221 - Toll Free
(845) 626-0157, ext. 221 - International and Mid-Hudson local

Rabbi Gafni serves on the spiritual advisory council of
Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, a national organization based in Philadelphia; leds retreats at Elat Chayyim, a Jewish Renewal center in the Catskills; preached frequently at the Stephen S. Wise Temple in Los Angeles; and founded Bayit Chadash ("new home"), a New Age Jewish community in Israel that he said strives "to restore the spark of holy paganism."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's such a sleeze. Why would any paper publish his crap. What the "F" is "wholly paganism? He's starting his own religion.

December 06, 2005 12:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would any Jewish organization even consider having him teach?

I think everyone should boycott Elat Chayyim, find out who their funders are and suggest they boycott the retreat center too, until they take Gafni off their schedule.

December 06, 2005 12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've attempted to post several comments to YNet regarding the article, yet they were never published. I kept trying to post information regarding the web page on both The Awareness Center's site and Luke Ford's

Is someone at Ynet a Gafni follower?

December 06, 2005 9:15 AM  

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