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January 27, 2005

UPDATE: Who Are Rubashkin And His Rabbis Counting On? Could It Be Rubashkin's Brother-In-Law Rabbi Milton Balkany – The Infamous 'Brooklyn Bundler'?

BalkanyIn the news today along with his brother-in-law and sister-in-law of AgriProcessors in Postville, Iowa for bundling campain contributions to Florida Republican Katherine Harris, Rabbi Milton Balkany – dubbed "Robbi" by the NY Post – has a rather checkered past:

First, we have a scandal involving the misuse of almost $1,000,000 in Federal grant monies meant for disabled students.

Then, we have his threat to have a US Senator's aide – himself an Orthodox Jew – excommunicated if he failed to cooperate with Rabbi Balkany's scheme. (Please see the articles posted in the first three comments of the comments section.)

And then it seems that Rabbi Balkany and his institution owed OHEL – an institution that serves mentally handicapped Jews – and it's director more than $100,000 in back rent and more than $50,000 in personal loans.

Taken to Beit Din (religious court) by OHEL, Rabbi Balkany lost – and then refused to pay his judgement. (This is a PDF download.)

Do you wonder if Rabbi Balkany is involved in the USDA's stonewalling of the Rubashkin investigation?

If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on heavy Balkany involvement. Look at his track record.

UPDATE: Here are two more articles on Balkany.

The first, Jail Breaks – Influential Rabbi Barred From Lobbying Federal Prison Officials.

The second is a recap of the Federal indictment, including the threat to have an Orthodox aide to a sitting US Senator excommunicated after the aide wrote memos complaining about Balkany's heavy-handed efforts to compel Israeli government officials to use U.S. aid money to fund projects Balkany favored in Israel.


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By the grace of G-d
Shalom uBrocha!
Important scandal Shmarya has refused to cover since it doesn't contribute to his agenda as an anti Chabad/anti Chareidi hate blog:


Gonen Segev was recently indicted for attempting to smuggle illegal drugs. For those who don’t remember, Gonen Segev defected from the Right to the Left and it was his vote that tipped the scale to ratify the terrible Oslo Accords. This criminal and menace to society is the one who brought the horrors of Oslo upon his people.

So who are the people who decided to give away parts of our land to our worst enemies and what moral stature do they have? These are people who got a mandate from the nation for a certain platform and then went and defected with the mandate to carry out another plan. In one word: fraud.

There is another person of stature like Gonen Segev, but he is not a member of the Knesset but the Prime Minister. He and his family have no shortage of criminal files. The deeper the investigations go, the worse the expulsion and destruction they wreak upon our nation. But as usual, the media keeps quiet and doesn’t ask questions."


How long will this sharade continue? If in Shmarya's world a Rabbi who is reported to have prayed for Sharon's death should be banned, the Rebbe King Moshiach Shlit"a who did and does more good for the Jewish people then Shmarya ever would hope to should be slandered because he suposedly didn't help Ethiopean Jews even though there is much evidence to the contrary which Shmarya choses to ignore the setlers who risk their lives fulfilling the commandment to setle the land of Israel are demonized while Ariel Sharon a corrupt politician whose current policies violate his election promises and common sense is defended.
In other news Meadle East News has reported that Shmarya does actualy have a brain ... of an insect after analizing the newsselection and commentary on his sites the scientists were stunned and could only say this the quality of reporting sugests a cocoroach who can use a computer.However when the scientists where informed that Shmarya is from Minnesota they calmed down and said that if the state is governed by Jesy The Body Ventura why can't a cocoroach run a web blog? One of them was quick to remark: Anyway we live in the era of Moshiach all kinds of miracles happen now.
When asked to comment about the study Shmarya reportedly said: They should stop now or I'll dig up some dirt on them too.
Meanwhile Midle East News has published an advertisment offering $10,000 for an anti roach spray that can take care of the mutant.
Shmarya was quick to react:In our day and age we shouldn't ban blogs we should ban exterminators.

Long Live our Master our Teacher and our Rebbe King Moshiach Forever and Ever!


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