Saturday, December 1, 2012

Chaim Halpern condemned by rabbis for not resigning

Times of Israel   Approximately 30 London rabbis are preparing a statement calling on a colleague accused of sexual misconduct to step down from his synagogue, The Times of Israel has learned.

The declaration will say that Rabbi Chaim Halpern is not fit to serve as a rabbi “due to his violation of Jewish law and the laws of modesty,” and that he should be removed from his shul, according to Yisroel Lichtenstein, the head of the rabbinical court of the Federation of Synagogues in London.

Two weeks ago, Halpern, who is considered one of the top Haredi rabbis in London, resigned from his role as a religious judge in Kedassia, the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations. He also ended his relationship with Beis Yaacov Primary School, the Hatzolah emergency medical service and Chana, an infertility charity where he was a religious advisor.

He has been accused by about 30 women of “inappropriate” contact. Earlier this month, six rabbis and religious judges gave him a choice between withdrawing from his positions or facing a public statement against him. They could not remove him, however, from his synagogue, Beis Hamedrash Divrei Chaim in the neighborhood of Golders Green, which is run from a building he owns.

The exact nature of the accusations has not been publicly revealed. [...]

6 comments:

  1. chaim1 says
    http://ifyoutickleus.blogspot.co.uk/

    All the accusations have been revealed there in over 700 posts.

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  2. Recipients and PublicityDecember 1, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    It is incredible that this guy cannot get his head around the fact that he is causing a huge Chillul HaShem berabim, and that now he should put a paper bag over his head and crawl away and live out his life in obscurity doing teshuva. But no, he has to fight, which only tightens the noose around his neck and makes the drama and the Chillul Hashem grow even more. Shame on him. His career as a rabbi is over, kaput, fini. Now he must just go away, and if he is smart he will get himself a good lawyer, otherwise he may just end up in jail all the same after the women he abused will testify in court against him.

    Maybe the disgraced and hiding former rabbi Leib Tropper can call him up and advise how to drop out of sight once you have been caught with your pants dropped down.

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  3. He will deliver a daf yomi shiur tomorrow: Anshei Shcatz, how will he interpret it? (Shabbos 62b)

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  4. secret inner power no one will go to the police even if he did much worse things because the accusers are weaker and would be called mosers or moysers informers this came about in temple times when a jew was suspected of idol worship so as not to cause a chillul hashem people were silent now this same rule protects corrupt rabis and busniess men to do what they want it is a shame when the torah is abused like this .i also thought amongst religous circles the internet was out and not to be used its funny how much information on this topic there are on web pages

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  5. secret inner power no one will go to the police even if he did much worse things because the accusers are weaker and would be called mosers or moysers informers this came about in temple times when a jew was suspected of idol worship so as not to cause a chillul hashem people were silent now this same rule protects corrupt rabis and busniess men to do what they want it is a shame when the torah is abused like this .i also thought amongst religous circles the internet was out and not to be used its funny how much information on this topic there are on web pages

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    1. GABY LOCK SAYS
      TILL THE ACCUSERS DONT COME FORWARD
      THEN THERE IS NO CASE.
      I WANT THE WOMEN TO COME FORWARD
      THEY ARE NOT MOSERS.
      EVERYONE WANTS THE WOMEN TO COME FOWARD.
      IT IS THE FIVE RABBIS WHO ARE PUTING THE TORAH TO SHAME.
      THESE RABBIS CAN NOT BE TRUSTED WHAT THEY SAY.

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