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February 21, 2013

BBC Confirms Arrest Of Rabbi Chaim Halpern

Rabbi Chaim Halpern 2Home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said the BBC understood Rabbi Chaim Halpern, 54, had been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

Rabbi Chaim Halpern 2
Rabbi Chaim Halpern

Rabbi Chaim Halpern arrested in sexual abuse probe
BBC

Four men have been arrested by police investigating sexual abuse allegations among the Orthodox Jewish community in north London.

Home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said the BBC understood Rabbi Chaim Halpern, 54, had been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

The rabbi, who runs a synagogue in Golders Green, is also being questioned on suspicion of perverting justice.

The BBC has learned Rabbi Halpern was one of four men arrested on Wednesday.

Three men, aged 25, 62 and 64, are also being questioned on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

In December, in response to claims that he had acted inappropriately towards women, Rabbi Halpern issued a statement denying any wrongdoing.

He said: "I proclaim I am innocent of all allegations."

[Hat Tip: R.]

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A freiliche Purim for everybody. Down with the tyrant!

Praise to the police for having courage to arrest them.

Watch for the frum spin on this. Hamen arrested rabbis. They'll declare a fast and collect money for release instead of the poor.

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It is my understanding that 95% of haredim are happy with this arrest. I doubt we'll get that much of a frum spin.

It seems that most of the haredi rabbis in Golders Green were trying to bring this man down for many months, but was the more hasidic rabbis in stamford hill that were fighting back. This man ran a mafia, while presiding over a cult-like community. Most of his followers left the cult when haredi rabbis publicly denounced him. But there are a few diehards in the cult that continue to worship him.

If there is a god, he did a good job in outing this cult-like figure, so that he wouldn't becoome another Jesus, like the other one in Lubavitch managed to do.

By the way, Shmarya - are you aware of the huge scandal brewing in Breslov in the Berland cult....... (Hint: sexual molestation at the highest levels, police invloved)

You heard it here first. I guess I should give myself a hat tip, and then complain if Shmarya or Miriam Shaviv don't quote me.

the scandal in breslov was already posted on by nochum and shaulson

Released without charges after 48 hours of investigation by the British Scotland Yard.
Basically that means that it's a very very weak case.
Although the investigation is not closed yet.

Dear Zurech
You Wish! The bugger is going down.

Dear Lubavitch are Christians
Ass Hole!

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