Thursday, November 21, 2013

Shomer Emunim Rebbe - arrested in NY for concealing sexual assault conviction

NY Post    An ultra-Orthodox rabbi from Israel is being held in New York without bail for allegedly hiding his monstrous sex crime record in order to get a US visa and come to New York.

Yakov Yitzchak Roth — a “rebbe” in the Hasidic group Shomrei Emunim — was arrested Tuesday in Borough Park by cops with the NYPD Special Victim’s Squad.

He had flown here from Tel Aviv in late August after swearing in a visa application that he had never been arrested or convicted, according to the federal complaint against him.

In reality, just six months earlier he had finished serving a 16-year sentence on his 1997 conviction in the District Court of Tel Aviv for raping, sodomizing and sexually assaulting a child relative, the complaint said. [...]


  1. We are normally told to keep quiet about this kind of shmutz because this can harm the reputation of all of us.

    However at this point that not everyone seem to be buying the above argument, isn't time to focus on the quality of out leaders for the same reason?

  2. If he is a Rebbe then his followers are unbelievably brain washed and the whole group should be called a cult.

  3. Apparently this is just one of the sons of the old rebbe who had 4 sons. As far as I know I does not have any/many followers

  4. he is not a Rebbe, just the son of the last Rebbe. His brother took overr their father's bais medrash (which was relatively small to begin with,.much smaller than his two cousins toldos ay and toldos aharon)

  5. seems like they have gone to place more suited to their ideology - Iran!

  6. whoops, that is a different group, also involved in child abuse!


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