Sunday, June 11, 2006

CALL TO ACTION: Calling For the Extradition of Mordechai Gafni Back To Israel (aka: Marc Gafni, Mordechai Winiarz)

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CALL TO ACTION: Calling For the Extradition of Mordechai Gafni Back To Israel (aka: Marc Gafni, Mordechai Winiarz)
Below is a list of individuals who over the years have protected confessed sex offender Rabbi arc Gafni (AKA: Mordechai Winiarz).

Please call and e-mail each individual and demand that they sign a petition and publish it in various papers in the US advocating for the extradition of this confessed sex offender so that he stands trial in Israel on the new charges.

Pamela Frydman Baugh, Past President - Ohalah

Metuka Benjamin, Director of Education, Stephen S. Wise Temple
(310) 889-2282

Rabbi Phyllis Berman, Former Director Elat Chayyim summer program
(800) 398-2630

Rabbi Saul Berman, Director, Edah; Advisory Board - YCT Rabbinical School
(212) 244-7501

Zivit Davidovich, Executive Producer, Israel Channel 2 Television

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Congregation Nevei Kodesh
(303) 271-3540

Rabbi Shefa Gold. Director C-Deep, composer and teacher

Rabbi Arthur Green, Dean, Hebrew College Rabbinical School
(617) 559-8626

Rabbi Kenneth Hain, Congregation Beth Shalom
(516) 569-3600

Rabbi Eli Herscher, Stephen S. Wise Synagogue
(310) 889-2201

Arthur Kurzweil, former Director, Elat Chayyim, Jewish Book Club

Avraham Leader, Leader Minyan, Bayit Chadash

Stephen Marmer, M.D., Psychiatrist, UCLA Medical School
(310) 820-4330

Naomi Mark, ACSW, YCT Rabbinical School
(212) 666-0036

Jacob Ner-David, Board Chair, Bayit Chadash

Peter Pitzele, Ph.D., Bibliodrama Institute
(516) 375-5164

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Rabbinic Chair, Aleph
(215) 247-0210

Don Seeman, Ph.D. Emory University
(404) 727-1890

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author, Jewish Literacy and Jewish Wisdom

Rabbi Avi Weiss, Founder and Dean -YCT Rabbinical School
(212) 666-0036

Rabbi David Zaslow, Havurah Shir Hadash

Noam Zion, Shalom Hartman Institute


Anonymous jewishwhistleblower from another blog said...

My letter to Rosenblatt:

Mr. Rosenblatt, I am outraged by your further spin of the story behind the Gafni story.

Having been the person who assisted in tracking down two of the survivors and having a substantial knowledge of the process behind your story on Gafni, I can say without a doubt that I was horrified by your conduct in the reporting of this story and have lost much of the respect for you that you earned with the Lanner story.

Unlike the above self-serving dreck you’ve written over the past weeks, your true conduct raises serious questions as to your journalistic conduct, integrity and treatment of Gafni’s survivors.

I doubt at this point that you will make full disclosure, but the truth is a funny thing, it tends to come out regardless of the spin. Actually the truth often comes out because of the spin. Truth is funny that way. So am I.

Your sugar coating of the reprehensible actions of Naomi Mark, Saul Berman and others is only part of the story.

All must be told so this never happens again.


June 11, 2006 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should add Gary Rosenblatt's name to this list.

June 11, 2006 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, hello? How can you call for the extradition of someone when there isn't even a case?!? Women filed depositions with the police but that's about one's bothered to press charges, and nothing is moving forward on the legal end of things.
It takes a very serious crime to warrant extradition (i.e., a particular brutal murder); it's completely implausible that someone would be extradited for having sex with a student or employee. So this call for extradition (especially in the form of a petition from these people) is just silly, and undermines the more serious issues this case raises.

June 12, 2006 1:51 PM  

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