Monday, June 26, 2006

Report: Manchester rabbi frequents whorehouses

Report: Manchester rabbi frequents whorehouses
By Moody Krightman
YNet News
June 26, 2006

Rabbi Dovid Jaffe<>
The Lubavitcher rabbi is most likely spinning in his grave. One of his Hassidim was photographed consorting with whores. Prior to this event, he announced on TV that, for religious reasons, he is unable to shake hands with a woman

He regularly frequents whorehouses, garters especially turn him on, and he pays extra for special sexual services. No, we're not talking about a high-class pimp or an executive in the pornography industry, but rather an ultra-Orthodox rabbi of the Lubvitcher school.

<>The bestselling tabloid in the world, News of the World, published on Sunday the scandalous story of Manchester resident, Rabbi Dovid Jaffe. Jaffe, married and the father of four, heads the Lubavticher center in Manchester and prepares youths for their bar-mitzvah ceremony.

Recently, he appeared on BBC 4 as a guest on a show featuring Jewish customs. While on television, he described the difficulties in maintaining an ultra-Orthodox lifestyle in England and went on to say that, for religious reasons, he cannot even shake hands with a woman.

<>It turns out, however, that the rabbi who is not prepared to clasp hands with women is more than happy to clasp plenty of other body parts. He was photographed recently visiting the "Angels" whorehouse in Manchester and cavorting with the women there.

'Whores dressed in garters'
The weekly paper that exposed Rabbi Jaffe's exploits says that, for half an hour of sex, the rabbi is willing to pay forty pounds, fifty if oral sex is also part of the package. He prefers to have his whores dressed in garters.

"He's a frequent client here," reveals one of the whores. "He's a man who knows exactly what he wants." One whore, who in a moment of boredom perhaps wanted to purify herself, happened to watch the BBC production and discovered that her client was a rabbi. His remarks on the show infuriated her.


Anonymous D W said...

Dovid Jaffe was a classmate of mine in High School (Grammar school) in Manchester.

He may not have been a bad guy at heart but he was ALWAYS in trouble. He was far and away the worst-behaved kid in the entire school. The guy just couldn't control himself at all, even when he wanted to.

Too bad that he ever decided to become a Rabbi, tragically he was a time bomb just waiting to go off. Had he been a plumber instead he wouldn't have caused such a scandal.

Now that this has happened, it's a tremendous chillul Hashem, it's also a tragedy for the entire Manchester Jewish community, and especially for his wife and ten kids, his parents and whole family.

I only hope that Dovid Jaffe takes full responsibility for his actions and gets the help he so badly needs.

June 26, 2006 11:48 PM  
Anonymous mancunian who knows dovid said...

Lo dubim velo yaar.
How can you print such a story when tehre si no evidence whatsoever to this story?

June 27, 2006 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Lou-Bob Itcher said...

While there are many top-notch Chabadnikim out there, who are scholars, talmedei chachamim, well-educated and true baalei midos, there are also many who are liars, cheats,ignorant and unqualified.
Some may ride their family heritage of being Shluchim into the business along with a good personality and a little business acumen. Some of these are so ignorant that when presented with a daf of talmud, cannot identify even the basic topic of the page. Not the specific topic, mind you, but the general topic claiming they "need to prepare". With what? An Artscroll? Any Orthodox rabbi should be able to do that.

These guys raise money, build glorious buildings, praise themselves as "The Rabbi" and suck millions out of unsuspecting communities to take vacations and as we see from this fellow, to pay for whores.
Anyone who is willing to take on the facade of being a "shaliach" of Chabad while having no real substance is certainly capable of looking elsewhere to satify his desires.
Why not buy his wife some garters? As the Rambam says, "a man may do with his wife whatever he wishes" (meaning that just straight missionary sex on Friday night isn't what a couple is limited to, not, God forbid, that a woman has no rights or say).
Maybe Shmuelly Boteach had a point?

June 27, 2006 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have problem with your posting of this story here. It denigrates the victims of abuse that you claim to support.

Yes a whoremongering is abad thing and a tremendous chillul Hashem but it does not hold a candle to abuse and molest.

From what I can tell this is legal (not muttar "legal") and the only thing he has done is embarres himself and his family.

Your posting this just perpetuates the shame that his poor wife and children are already going through.

June 27, 2006 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is amazing how many people out there are willing to accept this article as truth! HE is NOT involved in this sick accusation. People in the community are upset with him because he is promoting yiddishkeit and have broken up mixed marriages as he should have. They h ave decided to get their sick revenge on him. The people that believe this...such as a dear grammar school friend..and many other of you out there. How sick you unfortunately are. The chillul Hashem here is that of the people that believe this crap. Shame on you --- How pitiful for those of you to condemn and judge...

July 03, 2006 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The comment from the self proclaimed "Talmudist" does not impress me. I believe this "Scholar" should delve deeper into the Talmud and find countless instances where an issue must first be confirmed before any credence is given to it.

I would venture that an article in a British Tabloid is hardly conclusive proof of a story.

July 03, 2006 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

listen up all you low life character assassins.get a life.

the news of the world just lost a high profile court case against a marriedscottish mp who, they claimed, had participated in orgies, had mistresses and the like.they brought no less than 36 witnesses to prove their solid case.guess what....they lost and the jury found that the witnesses and their evidence were not credible and were even perjurous.

this paper's credibility will get the same treatment.wrapping up food scraps is all this paper is good for.

September 19, 2006 8:01 AM  
Blogger Benjamin Dunn said...

Even the great Shlomo HaMelekh made mistakes, as did his father Dovid HaMelekh. Temptation is just a
test of life. He found the garters too appealing! People, even those in morally high places make schmucks of themselves and do meshigass things. He is after all only a human being, not the perfection of HaShem. The great thing about Judaism though is that it offers the individual, such as Rabbi Joffe here (if he did actually do the alledged) the chance of annual and daily redemption, and a chance to learn from mistakes like this, as long as the remorse is genuine in the eyes of HaShem, and the heart of the repentant sinner.

June 14, 2011 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to say,
He is a good Jew,
a good heart, and cares about other Jews.

I am sorry to see this editorial

and hope Rabbi Jaffe , after Yom Kipur and Sukoth, will have the strength,.

Dov, he has many maalot ( good features) if this story is true or not.

And Jew cannot do all the Mitzvot and can only be succesful Yachad Bkol Clal Yisroel.

He never speaks badly of anyone, and acts for unity of Jews.

his Maalot are important

Al Tishpot ad shtagiya Lemkomo


October 19, 2011 2:01 AM  

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