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September 14, 2010

Nude Pictures Of Rabbi's Lawyer Used For Extortion In Haredi Concert Conflict

Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak Bnei Brak man with violent criminal record allegedly threatens to spread nude pictures of Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak's lawyer if latter does not retract his opposition to haredi artists performing before mixed-gender audiences. 


Nude pictures used for extortion in haredi concert conflict
Bnei Brak man with violent criminal record allegedly threatens to spread nude pictures of Rabbi Yitzhak's lawyer if latter does not retract his opposition to haredi artists performing before mixed-gender audiences

Yoav Zitun • Ynet

Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak The conflict within haredi society between over whether or not to allow concerts before mixed-gender audiences has reached new heights. On Monday, the police arrested Shlomo Saklersky, a 40-year-old resident of Bnei Brak, on suspicions of extortion.

Saklersky is suspected of having shown nude pictures of the attorney associated with Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak in order to coerce him to withdraw his opposition to concerts before concerts with both men and women in attendance.

Saklersky allegedly sent the lawyer nude pictures of him and threatened to spread them should he not capitulate to his demand to cease pressuring haredi artists not to perform for mixed audiences. Saklersky denied the allegations, but admitted to speaking with a third suspect in the affair who was also arrested on Monday.

Tel Aviv Magistrates' Court extended Saklersky's remand by two days.

Saklersky has an existing criminal record that includes violent offenses. He said during his investigation that he was merely trying to mediate between the two sides because of his previous acquaintance with Rabbi Yitzhak.

Though the lawyer only recently filed a complaint with the police, the alleged incident occurred a number of weeks ago.

The investigation material reveals that Saklersky arrived at the offices of the Shofar organization headed by Rabbi Yitzhak where he presented the compromising photographs while noting that the rabbi is associated with people who are not mindful of modesty standards.

The organization's clerk tore up the pictures. The police are in possession of a number of transcripts from telephone conversations that allegedly corroborate suspicions against Saklersky.

Attorney Yossi Freidman from the Public Defender's Office explained in a hearing held on Monday in court, "He has no interest in influencing or extorting any one of the sides to the conflict. He tried to do some mediation work and when he saw that the matter went wrong said, 'Leave me alone.'

The judge who presided over hearing on the extension of Saklersky's remand explained that some of the evidence supports the suspect's version of the events.


[Hat Tip: Seymour.]

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What about nude photos of Amnon Yitzhak ? We can put them in the Museum of Gross together with the Tropper and Nachum Eisenstein nude photos.

Where did he get the nude pixs?

Good gosh! This I needed to know.

The threats of one man with violent criminal record and a nude picture of a lawyer half a world away. My day is now B"H complete. What would we do without the gift of the media?

The guy was probably wearing a blue shirt. That is their idea of "nude pictures".

The guy was probably wearing a blue shirt. That is their idea of "nude pictures".

LOL!

For all we know, the pictures probably were photoshopped and enhanced.

Which body parts were 'enhanced', if ya know what I mean?

Which body parts were 'enhanced', if ya know what I mean?

I guess we will never know just how BIG this story really is until we see the picture.

Help me! This site is corrupting my mind!

i guess theres no issue of mesirah when the alleged victim is connected to a rabbi with some clout.

Doesn't Shlomo Saklersky know 'we' are all on extra good behaviour because it is the week of aseret yimeh tzuvah?

Doesn't Shlomo Saklersky give a rat's ass that Yom Kippur is almost here and extortion should be avoided for the next few days at the very minimum.

Doesn't Shlomo Saklersky give a fu_ck that his Unetanneh Tokef plea for mercy will be ignored and laughed at by The Abishter similar to Rubashkin's.

Perhaps a few years locked up in "Chayder" will help him realize that is not a good idea a frum n' shomer shabos convicted criminal to parade photos of a famous and respected Rabbi's circumcised shmok, nut sack and hairy tuches for all to look upon with eyin (zyin) hara.

One second, no money being extorted here.
All he was saying is that you are no better than the singers. But they seem to have better lawyers who call that extortion. Just saying retract or I will publisize that you are no better is now called extortion?
Isn't that free speach? Or Kshoit Atzmacho veacharkach acheirim. Mend your own ways B4 you mend the ways of others?
One more question when you fight Jihad on Tznius you could go to secular courts?
How about Beth Din, or is that only for the small guy?
I am confused I guess I shouldn't trust the media, & definatly not judge people based on it, especially not in the Aseres Yemei tshuvah.
Maybe erev Yom Kipur he will agree than AY gives him malkus & the case will be dropped?

One time I was tempted to do something similar. I had nude pics of s huge rabbi cavorting naked, but i decided to take the high road and instead to mind my own business. I bet there is a reasonable explanation for why this gentleman had to resort to such behavior, that at first glance, seems disrepctfil to an esteemed member of the Israeli justice system.

Gee, who knew that so many people collected nude pixs of rabbis!

Gee, who knew that so many people collected nude pixs of rabbis!

The Charedim do collect Rebbe cards, you know.

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/02/28/world/jerusalem-notebook-yeshiva-trading-cards-rabbis-but-no-red-sox.html

I'm surprised no one has asked about the context of the photos. Everyone is naked at some point during the day. The rav could have been coming out of the mikva or about to take a shower, in which case, why make a big deal out of the photos? Either there is more to the photographs than mere nudity or we're dealing with some serious prudes.

It's not nude pics of a r abbi.Can't anyone read??
For shame

Nude Pictures Of Rabbi Used For Extortion In Haredi Concert Conflict

Are the picture of the Rabbi or his lawyer?

I need a cup of coffee to get my head around the jurisprudence involved in this case. Someone should invent a game called "Judicial Twister". The mixed audience question needs to be nutted out with some of the best minds in an open forum. As is the Jewish tradition and respect of debate the highest opinion and argument should prevail. Using such photos to blackmail someone on a position is wrong.

Are the picture of the Rabbi or his lawyer?
Good question Harold. It seems both! No?
A- " Nude Pictures Of Rabbi Used For Extortion In Haredi Concert Conflict "
B- "...to spread nude pictures of Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak's lawyer..."
Nevertheless, A. Y. is bad news!

Good question Harold. It seems both! No?
A- " Nude Pictures Of Rabbi Used For Extortion In Haredi Concert Conflict "
B- "...to spread nude pictures of Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak's lawyer..."

The Ynet story does not say that the pictures were of the rabbi. Looks like Mr Rosenberg decided to spice up the headline to say that it was the nude picture of the rabbi that is being used for extortion.

Typical anti-Haredi false reporting. The story clearly states the pix are of the attorney.

Way I read it, the report says it was the lawyer caught without his briefs.

Another prime example of Shmarya making things up as he goes along.

Actually, it's a typo which I'm fixing now.

I changed the headline last night and screwed it up.

I'm surprised no one has asked about the context of the photos. Everyone is naked at some point during the day. The rav could have been coming out of the mikva or about to take a shower, in which case, why make a big deal out of the photos?

Was he smiling for the camera??

Only one thing to say: Yuck!!!!!!!!

*Looks*

Yep. The lawyer's Jewish

as long as he doesnt show the pictures to a mixed-gender audience, i dont see what the problem is

Seems like the men with their "holier than thou" attitude are the ones in the news making perverted/fraud-laden headlines, not the women, whom they crush under their controlling fists and micro-assanine rules!

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