Mordechai Tendler decides he doesn’t want his day in court files motion to dismiss civil lawsuit.
Just the start of delay tactics by Tendler who needs to avoid signing any answer to the complaint in which he denies having sex with the victim. Perjury of course is a crime and unlike the Jerusalem bais din, the civil courts punish perjury.
Read on …. Tendler’s grand conspiracy theory……….
Allegations are described in the motion to dismiss as not cognizable under the law, “scurrilous”, “outrageous” and “calculated to be sensational and damaging to Rabbi Tendler’s reputation in his community”. The motion asserts that the lawsuit violates New York State Civil Rights Law.
Rabbinical Council of America is now believed linked to a coordinated local mass mailing campaign against Rabbi Tendler, about which Rabbi Tendler will assert damages in trial of issues pending before the Chief Rabbinical Court of The State of Israel.
A motion to dismiss was filed last week seeking the summary dismissal of a case brought recently in Supreme Court, New York County entitled (victim) v. Rabbi Mordecai Tendler. The case makes bizarre messianic and sexual claims and was previously reported under the headline “RABBI IN SEX-GOD SCANDAL” written by David Hafetz of The New York Post.
The filing of the case came on the heels of the Rabbinical Council of America being publicly excoriated by the Chief Rabbinical Court of the State of Israel as a result of The Rabbinical Council of America’s longstanding contempt for the rulings of that court. Widely reported in The Jewish Press, America’s largest independent Jewish weekly newspaper, the Rabbinical Council of America, Mark Dratch, Yosef Blau, Hershel Billet and Basil Herring, were summoned to appear before the Chief Rabbinical Court of the State of Israel (case number: 900008858-35-1) by Rabbi Tendler on his claim that the organization dismissed him without due process and his related claim that he was the victim of a conspiracy by the codefendants in the case, of malicious and libelous leaks made by Rabbi Yosef Blau, Rabbi Mark Dratch, Rabbi Herschel Billet, and Rabbi Basil Herring to Gary Rosenblatt Editor of the Jewish Week. It is believed that Rosenblatt and Rabbi Yosef Blau are close friends. It will be claimed at the trial on the issues before the Rabbinical Court that the leaks were utilized and calculated by the conspirators to mislead and pressure others on the Rabbinical Council of America to dismiss Rabbi Tendler from the organization.
Rabbi Tendler noted that the filing of the (victim) Complaint was promptly followed by a professionally coordinated communal mailing of scandalous material containing reprehensibly false charges against him. This came after The Rabbinical Council of America hired a well known operative in the ultra orthodox community, Rabbi Shmuel Fried, who has been in contact with the group of ultra orthodox rabbis publicly active in the anti Tendler.
The motion to dismiss the complaint denied the allegations and called the charges “scurrilous”, “outrageous” and “calculated to be sensational and damaging to Rabbi Tendler’s reputation in his community”. The motion charged that the filing of the suit was a violation of the New York State Civil Rights Law. Rabbi Tendler noted that “The complaint was not even sworn to by the Plaintiff, (victim)”. Instead her attorney filed the Complaint and the attorney swore to the allegations in place of (victim). A careful reading of the complaint shows that the lawyer stated that she swore that the allegation were true “upon information and belief.” Attorney Lenore Kramer explained her reason for verifying the complaint instead of being sworn to by (victim) herself by stating that (victim) was not “now” in the county of her office.
Rabbi Tendler noted that a Summons prepared by the same attorney Lenore Kramer and attached to the very same documents states that (victim) lives at a Manhattan address that is a short train ride from Kramer’s law office. “This was simply missed in most of the press reports”, Rabbi Tendler noted. Rabbi Tendler contends that shortly after the filing of the (victim) complaint against him and his congregation, Kehillat New Hempstead, that some of his own congregants met with an attorney for the ultra orthodox rabbis who are believed
to have been previously contacted by the Rabbinical Council of America operative, Shmuel Fried, and who are believed to have orchestrated the local mass mailing campaign against Rabbi Tendler. With the rabbis at the attorney’s side, the lawyer suggested that it could be arranged to have (victim) drop the case against his congregation if they immediately fired Rabbi Tendler. Rabbi Mordecai Tendler called today for the resignation of Rabbi Basil Herring, as Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America He also called for the resignation of Rabbi Mark Dratch, Rabbi Hershel Billet, and Rabbi Yosef Blau.
Herring who took the position at the Rabbinical Council of America after he was involuntarily separated from a rabbinical position in Atlantic Beach, New York, has been at the center of the scandal involving the organization.
Rabbi Tendler noted that the operative, Rabbi Shmuel Fried, has been paid a very significant sum for his activities on behalf of the organization in the Tendler matter. It is very likely that Herring, as Executive Vice President of the organization, has been instrumental in arranging the financing of Fried’s activities through contributions from third parties to the Rabbinical Council of America. The source of contributions to the Rabbinical Council of America is being investigated at present.
Blau, Dratch and Herring also have a documented connection to a website called The Awareness Center. The Awareness Center is operated by Vicki Polin, whose background has been widely reported on various Internet sites. Rabbi Tendler noted that a confidential letter sent by him to Rabbi Basil Herring now appears prominently on the website. Rabbi Yosef Blau was a member of the Board of Directors of the website and appears as a moderator of an online message group associated with the website.
Rabbi Tendler stated that Rabbi Mark Dratch, who recently was involuntarily separated from his rabbinic position at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, resigned as a member of the Board of Director of the Awareness Center website.
The Awareness Center website had previously thanked Rabbi Dratch for using his Rabbi’s Discretionary Account at Congregation Agudath Sholom (a tax-exempt synagogue) in Stamford for donations to the Awareness Center website.
Rabbi Tendler noted that Rabbi Herschel Billet, who stepped down as Rabbi of the Young Israel of Woodmere, Long Island in 2005 to take a position as a business ethics expert at an international corporation, abruptly left his new position. In the matter presented to the Jerusalem Court, Rabbi Tendler intends to prove at trial that Billet was a part of the conspiracy to libel him and conspired with Blau, Dratch and Herring to use the Internet blogs, websites, and connections with the press to further the conspiracy.
At the trial of the matter which is before the Chief Rabbinical Court of the State of Israel, Rabbi Tendler will contend that Dratch, Billet, and Blau while working in concert with the Awareness Center, vetted the claims against him, and published them on the internet to give them credence and then took the claims to the Rabbinical Council of America and pressured the venerable organization into expelling him by using their considerable contacts with The Jewish Week and The Forward and by leaking scandalous information to these newspapers. It is charged by Rabbi Tendler that the Defendants are still libeling Rabbi Tendler through associates on various Internet websites and blogs frequented by Blau and his associates.
Herring, Blau, Billet, Dratch and the Rabbinical Council of America have failed to appear for trial before the Chief Rabbinical Court of the State of Israel to answer the charges.
Rabbi Yosef Blau is also the President of the Religious Zionists of America.
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