Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weberman: 10 more victims reported/ Sentencing Tuesday

NY Daily News She wasn't the only one.

Nechemya Weberman, the unlicensed Hasidic counselor slated to be sentenced Tuesday for sexually abusing a Brooklyn girl, violated at least 10 others — including teens and married women he counseled, a Daily News investigation revealed.

The self-proclaimed religious adviser even invoked Kabbalah — a form of Jewish mysticism — to convince his victims that having sex with him was kosher.

“He’s a monster,” said a man whose daughter was repeatedly brutalized by Weberman a couple of years before the victim at trial came forward.


11 comments:

  1. Recipients and PublicityJanuary 20, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    "The self-proclaimed religious adviser even invoked Kabbalah — a form of Jewish mysticism — to convince his victims that having sex with him was kosher."

    Here we go, that good ol' (but very tragic) Shabtai Tzvi-Rasputin syndrome. And no doubt he knew just which sections from the Zohar and Chasidus and the ARI to quote! This is not as uncommon as one might think. Many so-called "Kabbalists", like so many so-called Gurus and mystics of all stripes, take full sexual advantage of the women they put under their literal spell, and they even have a "rationale" to "justify" their immoral (lack of) behavior. It is very common in cults to find the authority figures, both male and female, abusing their powers by gratifying all their lusts, leaving their victims as empty shells, full of guilt and confusion, often contemplating and even committing suicide or just going crazy in various ways. This is very hard to stop in time, but at least a start has been made and this guy is going to pay by getting locked up in a cell where he should have been placed a long time ago instead of getting "kibud melochim" in his community.

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  2. What a joke. Anonymous accusations are meaningless until tried in court.

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    1. Indeed. The other victims should not have left the only one who went to court fend for herself. They should have taken the witness-stand.

      On the other hand, the only victim who went to court suffered so much abuse from the satmar community, directed against her and her family, that I understand all those victims who could not summon the courage to confront the satmar mafia.

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    2. well, Weberman was tried in court and found guilty! I hope, this is meaningfull enough for you.

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    3. The kangaroo court was a joke. It was a typical he-said/she-said case without a shred of actual evidence. A complete miscarriage of justice by 12 off-the-street jurors whosoever only qualifications were being 18 years or older regardless whether they were high school dropouts, chronically unemployed or drunkards.

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    4. Indeed, it was his credibility against hers, and his credibility was undermined by the fact that he lied under oath. Too bad for him!

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    5. Recipients and PublicityJanuary 21, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      "Esther said...The kangaroo court was a joke."

      RaP: It was most definitely not a "kangaroo court" at all, you obviously don't know what a Kangaroo court is. This was a result of long investigations and all sided were given a chance for fair legal representation. The days of an "automatic pass" for religious Jews as being some sort of class of "nebechs" that deserve special treatment by the judicial systems are long gone.

      "It was a typical he-said/she-said case without a shred of actual evidence."

      RaP: Nonsense! This was not a TV talk show. You know nothing about how Batei Din or courts regard EIDUS-TESTIMONY, when it is STATEMENTS by people that matter as much as hard core evidence. A self-incriminating statement or statements that can be PROVEN to be true by virtue of logic and agreements and disagreements are serious matters. It is not like a "he said-she said" Sunday afternoon shmooze. You obviously don't have a clue how a legal system, be it a Bais Din or a secular court, works.

      "A complete miscarriage of justice by 12 off-the-street jurors whosoever only qualifications were being 18 years or older regardless whether they were high school dropouts, chronically unemployed or drunkards."

      RaP: You are just being insulting of the US justice system. true it is not perfect, but even according to the Halacha gentiles are OBLIGATED to have courts, meaning "dinim" as part of the Shiva Mitzvos Bnai Noach, and Jews are forbidden to live in a secular society where there is no legal system, and in addition there is the requirement of following DINA DEMALCHUSA DINA, that you obviously despise. Would you prefer to go back to the "legal systems" of Eatsern Europe in the "alte heim", with Czars and Kaisers and Dictators running the show?

      you have also not really read and paid attention to the two posts that explained some important points, see: Explaining abuse & Weberman case - Yiddish letter and Weberman case & abuse:Yiddish letter: Translation, see:

      "How can one accuse another without a shred of “evidence”?

      Most states do not allow the use of polygraph lie detector tests for evidence because they hold that there is a small percent of innocent people who could fail the test. That means that testimony and accusations are taken very seriously. If so, how can one rely only on someone’s words? You have to understand the following: 1. As mentioned earlier, a prosecutor does not take a case only because someone accused someone else. When a prosecutor is ready to go to court it’s almost a hundred percent that the events are true, and believe me a prosecutor has the best means of investigation. Most times when a defense wins it’s because of a technicality in the law, not because the accusations are not true. 2. It is very, very, very difficult to make up big allegation with hundreds of details and to state it once and then to repeat it over, and over, and over again to investigators and not to be caught with even a small lie. 3. Not many people, especially Jews regardless of how religious, are interested in getting attention about such sordid matters. Usually when someone is ready to allow themselves to be viewed in such a light then something must have occurred."

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    6. The legal system of the USA is just and probably a fulfillment of the mitzvah of dinim, but the jury system is silly and is a fair target of ridicule. This is not to imply that Weberman did not get a fair trial.

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    7. Recipients and PublicityJanuary 22, 2013 at 3:30 AM

      "Ray Davies said...The legal system of the USA is just and probably a fulfillment of the mitzvah of dinim, but the jury system is silly and is a fair target of ridicule. This is not to imply that Weberman did not get a fair trial."

      The "jury system" was not on trial it usually works as a good counter-balance to an activist judge or to greedy plaintiffs, Weberman was on trial and he had a fair chance to convince the jury and judge and lost.

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  3. Reminds me of the teshuva of the Chavos Daas about a woman seduced by a filthy stranger claiming that the moshiach would result from the union.

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    1. What does the Chavos Daas say there?

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