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April 02, 2008

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MM

Steve Zakheim is a tzadik...
i dont know why you guys write this BS..
you have no idea how much good he does

Kim

First off, I have nothing to gain by leaving this post. I was not part of the civil law suit nor have I had any contact with Steve or Metro since I left in 1995.

I am a former employee of Metropolian Ambulance. I left my position in 1995. I can tell everyone that what these women accused Steve of is 100% true. I was 19 when I directly worked within Metro's executive offices and I was threatened, stalked and sexually assaulted by this slimeball. The emotional damage that I have dealt with regarding trust issues with male employers has been a serious problem for me. I was not part of the law suit since I moved out of Brooklyn as soon as I left Metro. Steve broke into my appartment, called me at all hours of the night to tell me he was horny and masterbating while thinking of me. He would grab my breasts, talk to other employees about me in a sexual manner. He would comment on how he thought my face would look during an orgasm. I was only 19!! I can only assume there are many of us victims left out there that still have nightmares about our experiences at Metro. I have a daughter now and it upsets me to think of a grown man in a position of power as he was, ever treating her the way Steve treated us "Steve Specials".

michael

Mr Zakheim is a Tzadik.
Mr. Shlomo Steve Zakheim is the man behind many charities, jewish and non jewish. he dedicates his life to helping others. I have worked with Steve Zakheim for years now, and there is not a day that i am not amazed by his good deeds. Those who write lashon hara, rechilous on this page will have alot to answer for.. chances are somehow you dont realizeit you have been helped by Shlomo. wether it be Ohel, Camp Simcha, Yad Batya amongst hundreds others of charities and causes, Steve Zakheim is an integral part of their programs. Alot of the BS written above was made up by third parties who had a financial interests (ulterior motives) in seeing mr zakheim not involved in the ambulance company. there is not a day i am not amazed my Steve Zakheim

Groberferd

Zakheim has been donating the chairs at the kotel for many years, those with the big plaks on the back proclaiming his generocity.
I have knows about his criminal stuff for about 15 years!
And I know of others who have been doing this donation stuff with Guliani including DH. Don't think Guliani is unaware of this.

Failed,

I just read your "What I believe"

Ironically, I feel the same way about you as you feel about the Gedolim. You wrote:

"If today's rabbis lie to us, why not Rashi? Why Not Moses?"

How can I believe what you post, when I have good reason to believe wrong about Steven Zakheim. I know Mr. Zakheim. He is an incredible person.

My mother in law has worked with him, and has nothing but praise for him (keep in mind, we are both troubled and disgusted (as you are) by the misbehavior of the creatans who walk amoung us).

I can't say for sure you are wrong about Mr. Zakheim, and I certainly can't prove it. But if you are wrong about him, then you could be wrong about others as well. Maybe they are also good people getting a bad rap from you.


Posted by: Embarassed | April 06, 2008 at 01:18 PM

There is a great new tool you probably never heard of. It is known as GOOGLE.

Google this: Steve Zakheim Guilty Sex Offender.

Then come back and tell us how wonderful he is.

Shmarya

Is this what passes for thought process in today's haredi world?

Please.

He has CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS. He's a thief. He harasses women.

This fact, not speculation.

Go tell Ahron Schechter you tried and failed.

Embarassed


Failed,

I just read your "What I believe"

Ironically, I feel the same way about you as you feel about the Gedolim. You wrote:

"If today's rabbis lie to us, why not Rashi? Why Not Moses?"

How can I believe what you post, when I have good reason to believe wrong about Steven Zakheim. I know Mr. Zakheim. He is an incredible person.

My mother in law has worked with him, and has nothing but praise for him (keep in mind, we are both troubled and disgusted (as you are) by the misbehavior of the creatans who walk amoung us).

I can't say for sure you are wrong about Mr. Zakheim, and I certainly can't prove it. But if you are wrong about him, then you could be wrong about others as well. Maybe they are also good people getting a bad rap from you.

anon

Both of you guys are wrong. The "other relatives" are part of the community and they did not object to the temporary gaurdianship.

Shmarya

--It was ordered by Judge Graham over the objections of the lawyers representing the boy's other relatives.--

Well if that is true does that mean that Shmarya was once again criticizing the wrong people?

The boy's "other relatives" are not[ part of the community and did not have the support of it.

Could this mean Anon is again wrong? Of course.

Anon

--It was ordered by Judge Graham over the objections of the lawyers representing the boy's other relatives.--

Well if that is true does that mean that Shmarya was once again criticizing the wrong people?

anon

quite sad
this kid was neglected, abused physically and emotionally in israel.
close relatives have tried unsuccessfully for a long time to assist isaac and have him released from his recent incarceration and were blocked by shecker and legal wranglings and loshon horah.
a well known psychologist attested to his abuse and assisted in his release from (un)tranquility bay.

it is a sad refelection of the underlying turmoil in klal yisroel where emes does not prevail.
let him live with decent relatives.

My money says VIN was threatened either with a lawsuit. Or they threatened to make the whole internet assur so no one would read VIN. ;-)

Shmarya, what do you hear?

Something tells me the plot has thickened with the involvment of certain higher ups in CB.

If they can really bully enough people to keep us all uninformed I may want to hire them as bill collectors.

we should post comments here and there pro Isaac and con Isaac to show a bias over there.

Also, we should take their arguments about "evil children" to the absurd so that it makes them look like fools

Also, that comment section was probably all written by Mr. Hersh. Hopefully someone is putting that in the court case. What kind of parents go on a media campaign against their own son?

Certainly looks like they have caved in to whatever threats Mike Hersh and/or MYRCB have made againat them.

Maybe we need Shmarya now more than ever.

Did you check how VIN is letting all Hersh & cronies fill the latest update with excuses for abuse but don't put up any defenses of the kid? Seems they were threatened.

Posted by: | April 03, 2008 at 08:48 PM

I think you are 100% correct. All of a sudden all the comments are from one side with one talking point - that everyone only knows one side of the story. I cannot believe how they whimpped out. They won't even allow a comment about Zakheim's history as an admitted sex offender!

All they allowed was a reference to the Zakheims being a well known family. Too bad they have been bullied into not allowing any mention of what they are famous for.

By the way, is Steven Zakheim related to the Rabbi Zakheim who gave the 'hashgachoh' to the Bernstein's deli plant?

Shmarya - Yasher Koach for letting it all out in the open.

One point should be clearified - The 'rescuers' did not agree to Isaac being sent to stay with Sexheim - It was ordered by Judge Graham over the objections of the lawyers representing the boy's other relatives.

Did you check how VIN is letting all Hersh & cronies fill the latest update with excuses for abuse but don't put up any defenses of the kid? Seems they were threatened.

Anon

--Can't be true.

Is true. He was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault. He pleaded guilty to that in a plea bargin which saved him from a felony charge.--

The "can't be true" reference is referring to the claim that he was taken to Israel to live with an aunt. So you response is simply non-sensical. However, I'm glad you didn't dissapoint our expectations by reverting back to you "slink away" comment.

Shmarya

--So, using your logic, you should not be criticizing me at all.--

Actually, I'm using your logic. If someone who claims he is involved is criticizing other who are certainly more involved and who did accomplish things, then why can't someone that is uninvolved criticize someone who claims to be involved but so far hasn't done squat.

Fine. In order to kasher your behavior, you need to use my logic, not yours. Yet you had no problem whatsoever in criticizing me before accepting my logic.

The main point, here, is your mission is to criticize me and you will use anything you can to do so. The end justifies the means.
Therefore, as much as you may dislike it, you have no grounds

Can't be true.

Is true. He was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault. He pleaded guilty to that in a plea bargin which saved him from a felony charge.

That, and his other legal problems make it extremely unlikely any court would award him temporary or full custody of any child not his own – if the court knew about the convictions.

Now, slink off into your delusions.


Anon

--He's not just a womanizer. He has criminal sexual conviction.--

Convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault against an adult woman, if I recall correctly. Sure that is wrong, but it doesn't mean he is someone who would be more inclined to abuse a boy.

--As for getting involved, I can assure you that I'm far more involved than, say, you are.--

Yeah, I know. You are involved in everything but do to confidentiality considerations you can't tell us what you are are doing. In fact it is so confidential that even other people involved don't know that you are involved. Dude, you should drop this tact - it just make you look like a complete moron.

--So, using your logic, you should not be criticizing me at all.--

Actually, I'm using your logic. If someone who claims he is involved is criticizing other who are certainly more involved and who did accomplish things, then why can't someone that is uninvolved criticize someone who claims to be involved but so far hasn't done squat.

--Can anyone confrim this?--

Can't be true. Shmarya posted that he is living with a convicted sex offender in the U.S. and Shmarya doesn't like to admit that he is wrong. Therefore, this report is false. And anyone that can't process this logic is a sick human being who should slink away.

steve

This was posted on VIN this morning:

At April 3, 2008 12:20 PM , Anonymous said...

Isaac Hirsch was taken to Israel and now lives with his aunt - physically far away from the abuse he endured.


Can anyone confrim this?

Forget convicted sex offender. He is an ADMITTED sex offender.

Shmarya

He's not just a womanizer. He has criminal sexual conviction.

As for getting involved, I can assure you that I'm far more involved than, say, you are. So, using your logic, you should not be criticizing me at all.

Anon

--Do you really think there was no one else in Brooklyn who could have served in Zakheim's role? Please.--

Do you think you can do better? Then why don't you get involved. Besides why do you think someone who is a womanizer and has a shady financial history is not appropriate to have temporary custody?

Archie Bunker

Why is no one questioning Hatzolah's rabbi, Dovid Cohen, as to why a convicted sex offender like Zakheim is allowed to touch women when dispatched by Hatzolah to emergencies?

Shmarya

Shmarya, you really are a despicable person. I have no idea who this Zakheim fellow is or anything about him.

Then, perhaps, you should keep quiet.

This was apparently a situation where there was significant behind the scenes negotiation for the father to agree to someone else to take temporary custody of the child.

Let's just say the groundwork that should have been laid weeks ago was not, for reasons I've previously reported, and our rescuers – having no plan – gave in to this horrible arrangement.

Isaac should be in Texas with his foster family.

Do you really think there was no one else in Brooklyn who could have served in Zakheim's role? Please.

Sarah

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MalachHamovies

Shamrya,

tom robbins, wayne barret amd nat hentoff all work for the village voice. They are 3 of new york's top investigative journalists.

someone should get their email address and give them all the information related to this story. I would love to see aaron schechters face on the cover of the village voice.

Anon

Shmarya, you really are a despicable person. I have no idea who this Zakheim fellow is or anything about him. But apparently neither do you. His alleged financial crimes, even if true, have absolutely no bearing on this situation. Even if he is a womanizer who engaged in sexual harrassment, while not my first choice for awarding child custody, this is not a situation where he wants custody of the child. This was apparently a situation where there was significant behind the scenes negotiation for the father to agree to someone else to take temporary custody of the child. For all we know, Zakheim volunteered solely out of the goodness of his heart to resolve this issue. You have no evidence of any improper intent by Zakheim. Yet you take this opportunity to plaster negative information about him on your site. True, this is public information, but what is your goal here? If you want to do something helpful, get off your ass and get involved - do something useful.

Yossi (Joe) Izrael


It's all Elyashiv and Schechter's fault, I'm tellin ya. They did it all. They paskened for Zakheim to shtupp the employees, to steal and shmeer politicians.

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