Remember the hasidic rebbe who was caught red handed with a naked young woman (not his wife) when a hasid climbed up to an upper story window, peered in and saw the rebbe, clad only in a tallis, with her?
Well that rebbe has apparently had to flee Israel for Miami after another incident of this nature took place, Walla reports. Except this time, the woman may have been a minor.
After the first incident, which the hasid peering in the window publicized, the rebbe reportedly lost many hasidm.
This time, hasidim loyal to the rebbe apparently beat up the witness. That was followed later with a shooting in Mea Shearim, apparently directed at one of the men who carried out the beating. A hasid – apparently the one who was beaten – was arrested by police and is being held until Sunday.
Hasidim insist the rebbe's sudden trip to Miami is a simple winter vacation, but many observers don't believe it.
Police apparently believe there are many other women who were sexually harassed and assaulted by the rebbe, which leaves open the possibility that the rebbe will remain outside of Israel for an indeterminate amount of time in order to avoid arrest.
Related Post: Hasidic Rebbe Caught Cavorting With Much Younger Naked Woman.
[Hat Tip: Jonny.]