Sunday, September 23, 2007

Rabbi Moshe Heinemann's Drasha on Rosh Hashanah Dealing With Sexual Abuse?

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I keep hearing rumors that Rabbi Moshe Heinemann's speech on Rosh Hashanah focused on the issue of child sexual abuse. What I've been hearing is that he went on and on about how wrong Phil Jacobs and the Baltimore Jewish Times were to publish the series exposing cases of sexual abuse in the Baltimore Jewish community.

If anyone was there and heard rabbi Heinemann speak, please post a summary of what he said.

From what I've heard rabbi Heinemann still just doesn't get it and is still denounces the Baltimore Jewish times and the notion that survivors of sex crimes have any rights.

Below are a few cases in which it is believed that rabbi Moshe Heinemann, rabbi Yaakov Hopfer and the folks at Ner Israel have been involved in covering up crimes, silencing those who have been sexually violated and empowering the alleged and convicted sex offenders.
  1. Case of Rabbi Tzvi Axelman (AKA: Howard Axelman, Steven Axelman)
  2. Case of Rabbi Eliezer Eisgrau
  3. Case of Rabbi Moshe Eisemann
  4. Case of Rabbi Benyamin Fleischman
  5. Case of Aron Goldberger
  6. Case of Brad Hames
  7. Case of Shmuel Juravel
  8. Case of Rabbi Yaakov Menken
  9. Case of Rabbi Yisroel Shapiro
  10. Case of Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro
  11. Case of Rabbi Matis Weinberg
Below is the letter Rabbi Moshe Heinemann posted in his shul on May 9, 2007. Click on Image to make it larger.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard someone talking about this right after it happened, but I wasn't there. I only have second hand information.

September 23, 2007 8:03 PM  
Anonymous 2 Very Recent Pictures of a Graying Ephraim Bryks said...

Say Cheese said...

Rabbi & Mrs Efraim Bryks walking their daughter, face veiled, down the aisle to the Faskowitz chosson.

Bryks Warning said...

Weekly Lectures

Monday Nights

Rabbi Ephraim Bryks - Monday Nights at 8:30pm

Location : Lefrak City Jewish Center 98-15 Horace Harding Expwy, Corona, NY 11368

And check out this pathetic page with his online shiurim. UOJ should save his head shot to post as it seems to be a recent picture. is registered to Rubin Kay of 10820 62nd DR, Apt. 2B in Forest Hills and/or 71-28A Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills. Tel. 917-662-4957

Bryks Warning #2 said...
It appears that Bryks is davening at the Kew Gardens Synagogue at 8217 Lefferts Blvd. This is the type of shul where people are likely to be less informed.


Contact Rabbi Aryeh Sokoloff

And President Jeffrey Geizhals

The shul newsletter is giving mazal tov for the birth of his Faskowitz grandson.

What an Outrage said...

Paysach Krohn is running Shabbatons together with Bryks with all kinds of children around.

September 23, 2007 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Happily Married said...

Where What When (October 2007 - Tishrei 5768, Volume 23, Issue 2, page 79)

From Atlanta's "Little Baltimore" © Margie Pensak - 2007

The Ner Yisrael-Ohr Yisrael Connection

Yeshivas Ohr Yisrael of Atlanta opened its doors in 2002 to serve nine high school-aged boys from the Atlanta community. This year, 42 talmidim are enrolled. The Rosh Hayeshiva, Rabbi Mayer Neuberger, is the son of Baltimoreans Rabbi Ari and Mrs. Edith Neuberger. He is married to Rivka, daughter of Rabbi Yaakov and Rebbetzin Fredda Hopfer.

September 25, 2007 11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever since the appearance of the article "When Whispers Get Louder," the Baltimore Jewish Times has been publishing letters (weekly!) written by rabbi Moshe M. Eisemann's followers.

Many people in the community are perplexed: what message is BJT trying to send its readers now? The latest letter, written by one of rabbi Eisemann's "loyal students" (as he calls himself) rabbi Harvey Gornish in Sept. 28 issue (p. 5-7), says it all. Please read it very thoroughly and try to answer: what's going on?

It is particularly important that the Jewish Survivors and Unorthodox-Jew answer this troubling question.

P.S. In the same issue of BJT (p. 30), they published the article called "Wake-Up Call - Don't only pray during tough times, a noted lecturer advises." "A noted lecturer" is nobody else but "a lecturer and teacher at Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Pikesville" rabbi Yissochor Frand. There is a smiling photo of rabbi Frand with a caption: "Our goal for this year: keep in touch [with God]." And no word on child abuse, of course...

September 30, 2007 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anonymous who posted on 9/20/2007 at12:07 AM

From what I hear there have been several survivors of Moshe Eisemann. The fear to come forward runs deep. They want to protect any more children from being harmed, yet they fear for their safety and that of their family members.

There have also been problems with trust. Why should the survivors of any alleged or convicted sex offender trust Phil Jacobs or any other journalist who writes for a Jewish news paper. All one has to do is look at the crap that Gary Rosenblatt of the New York Jewish Week pulled on first round of survivors of Mordechai Gafni.

September 30, 2007 7:43 AM  

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