Rumor or Fact: Is Gary Rosenblatt Being Influenced By Ner Israel, Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer and Rabbi Moshe Heinemann?
Gary Rosenblatt / Shmuel Juravel
As we all know there has been a controversy regarding the New York Week's covering of the case of Rabbi Mordechai Gafni. As it turned out Gary Rosenblatt (editor of the New York Jewish Week) and Rabbi Saul Berman have been good friends for over 30 years.
The rumor going around is that Gary Rosenblatt (who is an alumni of Ner Israel of Baltimore), is being influenced NOT to write about many cases in the Baltimore community. This includes the case of Shmuel Juravel who was recently convicted of a sex crime and was given a 22 year sentence in a federal prison.
Shmuel is the son of Rabbi Moshe and Shulamis Juravel of Baltimore, MD. Rabbi Juravel is employeed as a teacher at the Torah Institute of Baltimore. Shmuel Juravel is also the nephew of Rabbi Dovid Juravel and Rebbitzen Chana Juravel.
What's even more interesting is that the Baltimore Jewish Times never covered the story. Gary Rosenblatt is a past editor of the paper.
I guess they believe that the Jewish community in Maryland would not be interested in a case that involves one of their own?