Sunday, May 19, 2019

Deputy minister accused of protecting sex offenders in at least 10 cases

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman allegedly helped at least 10 serious sex offenders obtain improved conditions, including home visits and other benefits, by pressuring state psychiatrists and prisons service officials, according to a report Tuesday.
Litzman, who hails from the Gur Hasidic community, has been accused in the past of using his influence to protect Malka Leifer, who has been fighting extradition to Australia for allegedly abusing students at a Jewish school there.
According to Channel 13 news, Litzman is suspected of a pattern of pressuring corrections officials to be lenient with other ultra-Orthodox offenders as well.


המקור, עונה 16, פרק 4: שערוריית ליצמן נחשפת

סגן שר הבריאות יעקב ליצמן, שצפוי להמשיך לשלוט במשרד גם בממשלה הבאה, פעל למען אנסים ופדופילים בעשרה מקרים שונים לפחות. זאת, לאורך כמה שנים, שכללו גם את הקדנציה הראשונה שלו, וגם בזמנים שבהם שלא היה במשרד הבריאות - כך עולה מתחקיר "המקור"


  1. Kalonymus AnonymusMay 19, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Rodfei hador. Pnei hador k'pnei hakelev.

  2. “According to Channel 13 news, Litzman is suspected of a pattern of pressuring corrections officials to be lenient with other ultra-Orthodox offenders as well.”
    Daf hayomi Bechoroth 32b:
    Mishnah. The School of Shammai say, A layman ישראל [literally Israelite, i.e., non-priest] may not be numbered [in the same group] [for the consumption of a blemished} firstling הבכור [literally the firstling] with a priest הכהן [literally the priest], but the School of Hillel permit it even to a non-Jew נכרי.”
    תלמוד בבלי מסכת בכורות דף לב עמוד ב
    מתני'. בש"א: לא ימנה ישראל עם הכהן לבכור, וב"ה מתירין, ואפי' עובד כוכבים
    The firstling and the tithe of the herd were animals that were sacrificed and the meat consumed in Jerusalem.

    אֶת שַׁבְּתֹתַי תִּשְׁמֹרוּ וּמִקְדָּשִׁי תִּירָאוּ אֲנִי יְקֹוָק
    רש"י ויקרא פרשת בהר פרק כו פסוק ב
    אני ה' - נאמן לשלם שכר
    “I brought them out of the land of Egypt and I led them into the wilderness. I gave them My laws and taught them My rules, by the pursuit of which a man shall live. Moreover, I gave them My sabbaths to serve as a sign between Me and them, that they might know that it is I the Lord who sanctify them.” (Ezekiel 20:10-12).
    “for they had rejected My rules, disobeyed My laws, and desecrated My sabbaths; their hearts followed after their fetishes. But I had pity on them and did not destroy them; I did not make an end of them in the wilderness. I warned their children in the wilderness: Do not follow the practices of your fathers, do not keep their ways, and do not defile yourselves with their fetishes. I the Lord am your God: Follow My laws and be careful to observe My rules. And hallow My sabbaths, that they may be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I the Lord am your God. But the children rebelled against Me: they did not follow My laws and did not faithfully observe My rules, by the pursuit of which man shall live; they profaned My sabbaths. Then I resolved to pour out My fury upon them, to vent all My anger upon them, in the wilderness.” (Ezekiel 20:16-21).
    G-d promises us reward for keeping the sabbaths and reverence to the sanctuary. Hertz Chumash p. 547: “Redemption of Vows and Tithes The Book of Leviticus concludes, as it opened, with a chapter of Sanctuary-regulations—voluntary contributions to the upkeep of the Sanctuary, such offerings being a true expression of devotion to the House of God.”
    Certain pledges to the Sanctuary, a person could seek a חכם to cancel his pledge. Certain pledges to the Sanctuary, a person could redeem with a mere shekel, such as redemption of his house or land. Certain pledges to the Sanctuary because cancelled such as if a defect appears in the animal or if the animal was slaughtered.
    Daf Hayomi Bechoroth Rabbi Yishmael often is lenient. Example: the least doubt if a true firstling, that animal has no restrictions to the owner what so ever.
    I’m a follower of the Gur Hassidim, especially Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman. His leniencies are like the leniencies of the School of Hillel---eminently reasonable,. What to do when there are doubts on the veracity of the charges against sex offenders? In the USA they say innocent until proven guilty, follow, KA? I’m waiting to see if SCOTUS will assign me new number to replace 18-7160.

  3. Kalonymus AnonymusMay 20, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    Yes, so the scotus judge is lenient with poor Susan. Follow, Gerald?

  4. Kalonymus AnonymusMay 20, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    In any case, your example is regarding the kashrus of meat, ie an object. That's not in any way relevant to the serious abuse crimes that litzman is bending the law for. He would not care less if the suspects were chilonim, or goyim. Just closing ranks to protect his own kind.

  5. No. If SCOTUS gives me a new number to replace 18-7160, that will mean that SCOTUS had little doubts on the veracity of my side.

  6. No. He-says-she-says stuff in court, with no real proofs, if Litman knows nothing about the parties, he doesn’t get involved. What can he do?

  7. Kalonymus AnonymusMay 20, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    How so? Change of number, change of mazal?

  8. No. A new number has a new petition, new request for poor person relief, new proof of service, and new exhibits, in public view and one day SCOTUS will say yes or no to the new number, follow , KA?.

  9. The Culprit!

    More than 4.5 million children are forced to endure sexual misconduct by school employees, from inappropriate comments to physical abuse, The report for Congress by Charol Shakeshaft, a professor at Hofstra University’s School of Education.

    “Most people just don’t think this can really happen,” said Shakeshaft, hired by the Education Department to study the prevalence of sexual abuse in schools. “We imagine that all teachers are like most teachers, in that they’ve gone into teaching to help children. Most do, but not all. We need to acknowledge that’s the case and do something to stop it.”

  10. Kalonymus AnonymusMay 20, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    I see

  11. Kalonymus AnonymusMay 21, 2019 at 12:03 AM

    New Shmad in Europe _ banning of bris milah,7340,L-5512471,00.html?fbclid=IwAR1ND7HKAS4X5Of-oecMS7M3kwydulBv0VVBzuO0JnYsQ3uhueuRtnNah0Q

  12. Garnel IronheartMay 21, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    So when it comes to kashrus the meat has to be special mehadrin-min-mehadrin but when it comes to people, hey what's a little corruption?

  13. Kalonymus AnonymusMay 21, 2019 at 4:24 PM

    Kashrus mehadrin etc brings in $$$. Respecting people doesn't. That's why.

  14. Daf hayomi
    תלמוד בבלי מסכת בכורות דף ל עמוד ב
    ר"ש בן אלעזר אומר משום ר"מ: מעשה באשה אחת שנשאת לחבר - והיתה קומעת לו תפילין על ידו, נשאת לעם הארץ - והיתה קושרת לו קשרי מוכס על ידו.
    רש"י מסכת בכורות דף ל עמוד ב
    קשרי מוכס - שיש חותמות למוכסים וכשנותנין להן המכס הם נותנין לו חותם כדי שלא יתבענו מוכס שני.

    Bechoroth 30b
    “For R. Simeon b. Eleazar saiid in the name of R. Meir: It happened with a certain woman who was married to a haber לחבר that she would tie his tefillin תפילון on his hand על ידו and she [later] married to an Am Haaretz לעם הארץ, she would tie for him קושרת לו the customers receipts קשרי מוכס on his hand.”
    Was Rabbi Akiva’s father-in-law an underling or associate with so-called customs collectors מוכס ?
    תלמוד בבלי מסכת בבא קמא דף קיג עמוד א
    מתני'. אין פורטין לא מתיבת המוכסין ולא מכיס של גבאין, ואין נוטלין מהם צדקה, אבל נוטל הוא מתוך ביתו או מן השוק.
    Baba Kama 113a
    Mishnah. No money may be taken in change either from the box of the customs-collectors מתיבת המוכסין [as these are considered to act ultra vires and thus unlawfully] or from the purse of the tax-collectors מכיס של גבאין [as these are considered to act ultra vires and thus unlawfully] nor may charity צדקה be taken from them, though it [charity צדקה] may be taken from their [the unscrupulous] [own coins which they have at] home or in the market place.”
    My theory this explains the strange story in Nedarim of Rabbi Akiva and his father-in-law.
    תלמוד בבלי מסכת נדרים דף נ עמוד א
    ר' עקיבא איתקדשת ליה ברתיה (דבר) דכלבא שבוע, שמע (בר) כלבא שבוע אדרה הנאה מכל נכסיה
    Nedarim 50a
    “The daughter of Bar Kalba Savua became betrothed to Rabbi Akiva. When Bar Kalba heard about it, pronounced a vow prohibiting her from any of his possessions.” Schottenstien comments here: For as long as she was married to Rabbi Akiva, to pressure her to demand a divorce from him.
    Is there any doubt what a wicked man that Bar Kalba Savua was? He probably was a supporter of the evil Roman Empire that occupied Judea and Samaria in Rabbi Akiva’s time.

  15. Garnel IronheartMay 22, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    We should call it "Shulchan Aruch haRubashkin"

  16. Kalonymus Anonymus says “Rodfei hador. Pnei hador k'pnei hakelev.”
    Sotah 49b:
    “Youths will put old men to shame. The old will stand up in the presence of the young. A son will revile his father, a daughter will rise against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and a man's enemies will be the members of his household [“The pious are vanished from the land, None upright are left among men; All lie in wait to commit crimes, One traps the other in his net. They are eager to do evil: The magistrate makes demands, And the judge [judges] for a fee; The rich man makes his crooked plea, And they grant it. The best of them is like a prickly shrub; The [most] upright, worse than a barrier of thorns. On the day you waited for, your doom has come— Now their confusion shall come to pass. Trust no friend, Rely on no intimate; Be guarded in speech With her who lies in your bosom. For son spurns father, Daughter rises up against mother, Daughter-in-law against mother-in-law— A man’s own household Are his enemies. (Micah 7:2-6)]; the face of the generation will be like the face of a dog [impervious to shame. [In some editions the whole of this passage beginning R. Phineas b. Jair is introduced with Our Rabbis taught, and not as part of the Mishnah.]], a son will not feel ashamed before his father.”
    תלמוד בבלי מסכת סוטה דף מט עמוד ב
    וחכמות סופרים תסרח, ויראי חטא ימאסו, והאמת תהא נעדרת, נערים פני זקנים ילבינו, זקנים יעמדו מפני קטנים, בן מנוול אב, בת קמה באמה, כלה בחמותה, אויבי איש אנשי ביתו, פני הדור כפני הכלב, הבן אינו מתבייש מאביו
    Yes, SCOTUS opened a new file:
    No. 18-9390 Title: Gerald Aranoff, Petitioner v. Susan Aranoff Docketed: May 22, 2019 Lower Ct: Court of Appeals of New York Case Numbers: (Mo. No. 2019-266) Decision Date: May 9, 2019.
    Susan has until June 21, 2019 to file a Response. Follow, KA?

  17. Kalonymus AnonymusMay 23, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    I follow, Gerald


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