Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Undercover in the Orthodox Underworld-Mendel Epstein FBI Case


But aside from the occasional angry husband outside of Mendel’s home in Flatbush, where he lived with his wife and their nine children, and aside from the occasional slashed tire or dead fish on the porch, Mendel was considered a necessary if unpleasant feature of Orthodox life. “For Jewish fundamentalists, he was a hero because he made the system work,” said Susan Aranoff, a longtime get activist. “And the system has to work, remember, because if the Torah is right and just, then its law can’t be wrong.”


  1. ““For Jewish fundamentalists, he was a hero because he made the system work,” said Susan Aranoff, a longtime get activist. “And the system has to work, remember, because if the Torah is right and just, then its law can’t be wrong.” ”
    Allow me to cite SCOTUS 18-9390 petition for a rehearing \P 5 and 6:
    5.I attach Appendix B: Contested Judgment of Divorce Judge Eric I. Prus signed 9/10/2013. I have Israel documents to show that I divorced Susan 2/17/1993 by sending a divorce from a bet din in Jerusalem to Rabbi Ralbag's bet din in NY. I have Israel documents to show that I married Yemima in Jerusalem May 9, 1993. I have 3 daughters: Hadassah, Tamar and Sapphire Rivka from Yemima. I thank God. How did Susan manage a NYS civil divorce in 2013, over 20 years after her real divorce ? I fear that some could say, falsely and meanly, that Hadassah, Tamar and Sapphire Rivka are illegitimate.
    6.I attach Appendix C: US Federal Judge Sand March 6, 2009. Note that there is no mention of the fake 1995 Rigler Order of Separation. Instead Judge Sand refers repeatedly to the February 17, 1993 Israeli divorce. Judge Sand states in Appendix C: “By order dated March 26, 2001, the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, former Chief Judge of this Court, dismissed plaintiff's complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, determining that both the Rooker-Feldman doctrine and the domestic relations exception to federal jurisdiction barred the Court from reviewing the state court's QDRO.” The Rooker-Feldman doctrine is a rule of civil procedure enunciated by the United States Supreme Court in two cases, Rooker v Fidelity Trust Co., 263 U.S. 413 (1923) and District of Columbia Court of Appeals v Feldman, 460 U.S. 462 (1983). The doctrine holds that lower United States federal courts---i.e., federal courts other than the Supreme Court---should not sit in direct review of state court decisions unless Congress has specifically authorized such relief. In short, federal courts below the Supreme Court must not become a court of appeals for state court decisions. The state court plaintiff has to find a state court remedy, or obtain relief from the U.S. Supreme Court.

  2. Bravo https://gen.medium.com/undercover-in-the-orthodox-underworld-83c61ba3aa83

    “The city of well-curled sidelocks and Saturday stew and girls for whom all promise comes down to a stiff wedding dress and the giving of an unperforated hymen to a young man so pure he will refrain from touching her for at least 12 days following the onset of menstruation, will never let his hand go below his own waist, and will spend a full night in Torah study, dusk till dawn, to atone for a wet dream. In this New York, according to the defection memoir Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman, a good rabbi is the one who can find the heter, the loophole in the law.”
    Actually in the Gamara a view is that: “will never let his hand go below his own waist, and will spend a full night in Torah study, dusk till dawn, to atone for a wet dream” does not apply to married men living with their wives. This is the awful view of ORA and the awful view behind the K-G garbage heter: a good rabbi is the one who can find the heter, the loophole in the law.
    Bravo Jessica Weisman Garrabrant. Bravo Jessica’s mother Janice Weisman. Bravo Judge Freda Wolfson. Thanks BiotechObserver for the uptick.
    Loophole = A loophole is an ambiguity or inadequacy in a system, such as a law or security, which can be used to circumvent or otherwise avoid the purpose, implied or explicitly stated, of the system.
    Exchange between Mendel Epstein and Jessica Weisman Garrabrant:
    “I have a friend who did that. David Farber. It’s a great business.” Rachel froze. She put David Farber in prison on the tax-lien sting. She focused on her breath and said, “Yep, it’s a very good business.”
    Whew, I moved to Israel July 1991, thank God. I love Trump as do 98% of Israelis. I also love Netanyahu, my wife, my nine children etc etc. I’m a Cohen. I bless every day in the synagogue saying: “The Lord bless you and protect you! The Lord deal kindly and graciously with you יאר ה' פניו אליך ויחנך [others, make His face to shine upon thee and be gracious to thee]! The Lord bestow His favor פניו [others, lift up His countenance] upon you and grant you peace [or friendship] וישם לך שלום ! (Numbers 6:24-26).

  3. Just out on my SCOTUS 18-9390
    “Nov 13 2019 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.”
    Allow me to show here \P 3 on my SCOTUS 18-9390:
    “3.I seek from the Supreme Court of the United States: First, for a decision that NYS courts have no more control over the QDRO that tells TIAA to pay Susan 55% of my pension with no end in sight in violation of ERISA. Second, to cancel and nullify Judge Prus' awarding my house to Susan. Third, for a decision concerning perjury Judge Prus and Myla Serlin, Susan's lawyer, may have committed in court documents.”

  4. See
    “The matters about which Mr. Stone is accused of deceiving lawmakers include the identity of his intermediary with WikiLeaks; whether he had any texts or emails with that intermediary; and whether he discussed those communications with the Trump campaign. Mr. Stone’s attorneys have denied he lied about anything, and said he was only answering the narrow questions he believed he was being asked.”
    The problem for the jury is that all statements Stone made outside of testimony to lawmakers Stone could say I was jesting משטה הייתי. In the Gamara, Reuven swears in bd that he does not owe Shimon money. Shimon brings statements Reuven made outside the bd where Reuven admits he owes Shimon money. Shimon’s evidence is thrown out because Reuven can say I was jesting, משטה הייתי
    In my case, can I bring evidence that Susan lied in court papers submitting a fake/phony 1995 Rigler order of separation citing Jerusalem Post May 23, 1996: “She said that neither her own status as a divorcee, nor her concerns about women’s rights under Orthodox law, could dim he joy on her daughter’s wedding day.” ? Susan was claiming everywhere outside of NYS court that she’s a divorcee. Susan could say, outside of NYS court I was jesting משטה הייתי. Then she was just looking for business $$ for Agunah International which was extremely profitable and famous for Susan. Susan could swear that in court papers she always the truth and nothing but the truth. Follow, KA and Israel Reader, Yehoshua...? In Tamar v Aharon, how can Aharon prove that the PhD psychology letter is fake/phony?
    It’s tough to prove perjury or to prove telling a lawmaker false statements. My SCOTUS case analyst says I should expect SCOTUS to vote 12/6/2019 on SCOTUS 18-9390 and SCOTUS to release the rulings 12/2/2019. On 21/1/2019 I’ll be 74. Yes all these years I don’t mind submitting court papers. I’m flat broke.

  5. See https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/24721
    “For most Americans who will vote in 2020, Mueller’s Russian Collusion Probe is the great gift that negated this latest iteration of Impeach Trump 2016. We have heard “wolf” cried too often before. Collusion with Russians is everywhere. Just ask yet another Russian asset, Tulsi Gabbard, recently exposed by the patriot Hillary Clinton, “queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.” And as Tulsi described Hillary, so we all regard Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, personifications of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.”
    “President Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to block a subpoena for his tax records issued by New York prosecutors investigating hush-money payments to two women who allege they had affairs with Mr. Trump.... A spokesman for Mr. Vance said the district attorney would file his response at the Supreme Court next week, but had no further comment. Lawyers for both sides agreed to fast-track briefing in the case; the Supreme Court could decide as soon as next month whether to hear Mr. Trump’s appeal. If the court intervenes, it would likely hear arguments early next year with a decision expected by June.”

  6. Daas Torah Mod “wishful thinking”
    Wishful thinking describes decision-making and the formation of beliefs based on what might be pleasing to imagine, rather than on evidence, rationality, or reality. It is a product of resolving conflicts between belief, and desire.
    I’m reading SCOTUS:
    “No. 19A545 Title: Donald J. Trump, et al., Applicants v. Mazars USA, LLP, et al. Docketed: November 15, 2019 Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Case Numbers: (19-5142)
    Nov 15 2019 Application (19A545) for a stay of mandate pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to The Chief Justice.”
    In the parsha, we see: “But they said, Stand back! The fellow, they said, came here as an alien, and already he acts the ruler! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” (Genesis 19:9). Looks to me that Lot’s sons in law are thinking of their inheritance if the men of Sodom kill Lot. They don’t believe God will overturn Sodom. “So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, Up, get out of this place, for the Lord is about to destroy the city. But he seemed to his sons-in-law as one who jests.” (Genesis 19:14). Probably Lot’s wife also doesn’t believe God will reign fire on Sodom. Lot’s wife gets her freedom from Lot upon Lot’s death. Lot was very wealthy. Kiddushin 2a: “AND SHE ACQUIRES HER FREEDOM BY DIVORCE OR BY HER HUSBAND'S DEATH.”


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