Judaism Must Address the Cancer Within Itself
[Yes The DPE is Jewish, Don’t Bother to Write Nasty Posts]
This forum has often argued that religious fundamentalists of one religion are more like religious fundamentalists of other religions than they are like members of their own religion. Here is further evidence, a despicable set of actions involving Orthodox Jews.
The two rabbis offered an unusual service to Jewish women who could not get their husbands to agree to a divorce, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For a fee, they would convene a rabbinical court and authorize the use of violence to get a recalcitrant husband to agree to a divorce, the F.B.I. said.
But that was not all, according to court papers unsealed Thursday morning. They were also willing to employ hired muscle, two men known as Ariel and Yaakov, to actually kidnap the man and torture him, until he pledged to divorce his wife, according a criminal complaint in
District Court in . Newark
Yes we know that these are only charges, but apparently the recordings back them up.
“You need special rabbis who are going to take this thing and see it through to the end,” Rabbi Wolmark said in a recorded telephone conversation with an undercover F.B.I. agent posing as a woman whose husband would not grant her a get.
During the telephone conversation, on Aug. 7, Rabbi Wolmark referred the undercover agent to Rabbi Epstein, whom he described as “a hired hand” who could help. The fee was high, according to the court papers: $10,000 to pay the rabbinical court to approve the kidnapping and an additional $50,000 or more to actually carry out the kidnapping.
In a subsequent meeting at Rabbi Epstein’s home in
Rabbi Epstein explained what he planned to do. “Basically what we are going to
be doing is kidnapping a guy for a couple of hours and beating him up and
torturing him and then getting him to give the get,” according to a recorded
conversation that is described in the criminal complaint. Rabbi Epstein,
according to the court papers, mentioned that his “tough guys” utilized cattle
prods and other torture techniques that were not likely to leave a mark. Ocean County, New Jersey
even the conservatives have finally had enough. And the rest of us should move to condemn and
expel from public life all religious fundamentalists of each of the major
religions. Or as an alternative, make
them all live together on some island where they can practice their awful
practices on each other. No there would
not be war between Ultra Orthodox Jews, Radical followers of Islam, or Fundamentalists Christians who want to force their beliefs on America, they are all too much alike. Israel