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February 07, 2013

Satmar Rebbe Pays Social Call To Felon Who Stole Life Savings Of East European Peasants

Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum visiting convicted felon Rabbi Moshe Chaim Strulovics in Lakewood, NJ 2-6-2013 watermarkedThe Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum was in Lakewood, NJ yesterday to pick up $4 million from a resident of Vienna, Austria, Mordechai Furhand, who gave Teitelbaum the money to use to build a new Talmud Torah building. While he was there, Teitelbaum paid a social call on an old family friend and supporter – a felon who made millions stealing the life savings of poor, illiterate Eastern European peasants.

 

Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum Pays Social Call On Felon Who Stole Life Savings Of Poor Illiterate Eastern European Peasants
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

The Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum was in Lakewood, NJ yesterday to pick up $4 million from a resident of Vienna, Austria, Mordechai Furhand (Forhand?), who gave Teitelbaum the money to use to build a new Talmud Torah building. Here's a photo of the deal being signed. Teitelbaum is facing the camera; Furhand is writing on the document:

Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitlebaum left; Mordechai Furhand, right 2-6-2013 watermarked

Furhand reviewing the contract:

Mordechai Furhand reading $4 million dollar contract with Satmar -Zalman Leib Lakewood 2-6-2013 watermarked

While he was in Lakewood, Teitelbaum stopped in to see Rabbi Moshe Chaim Strulovics, a felon who stole millions of dollars from poor, often illiterate Eastern European peasants.

This isn't the first time Teitelbaum has honored Strulovics. In February 2011 Teitelbaum seated Strulovics in a place of honor at a small gathering held in Teitelbaum's honor in Lakewood.

In 2009, leading Lakewood rabbis, including Lakewood (BMG) Yeshiva's Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Malkiel Kotler, honored Strulovics at a gala party after he was released from prison in Austria.

Satmar was instrumental in getting Strulovics – a major donor to Satmar institutions and a "confidant" of the previous Satmar Rebbe – a sweetheart plea deal.

Here's a photo of yesterday's Teitelbaum-Strulovics visit. Teitelbaum is at left, Strulovics at right:

Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum visiting convicted felon Rabbi Moshe Chaim Strulovics in Lakewood, NJ 2-6-2013 watermarked

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The Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum was in Lakewood, NJ yesterday to pick up $4 million from a Veiner hasid,

Not a bad days work!

not suprising satmar rebbe helping a felon, his brother is helping rabbi glanz, he is supporting nechemya weberman, and satmar rebbes son yacov ber bribed the judge to get strulovitz out of jail.

http://www.vosizneias.com/34778/2009/07/09/vienna-satmar-rabbi-instrumental-in-successful-release-of-charedi-from-austrian-jail

Strange. I thought Halacha was absolutely clear. We may not benefit from the fruits of crime, and there is no merit from charity that uses stolen money

Strange. I thought Halacha was absolutely clear. We may not benefit from the fruits of crime, and there is no merit from charity that uses stolen money

They only pay attention when it suits them.

I don't see the shanda here.Aren't goyim created ONLY to be taken advantage of and to serve Jews?This is what charedim believe,so why are you guys surprised?

Not only goyim but also non-haredi Jews are created with the only purpose of support and protection Haredim. Furthermore, the Haredim are created with the sole purpose of supporting and protecting their Rabbis. The rabbis in their turn are created with the sole purpose of supporting and protecting the Gadolim.

This is a complete feudal structure missing only and absolute monarch, but this is what all of them are dreaming about.

A $4m dollar 'gift' from an Austrian (where the tax rate is 50%) is in effect a $2m gift from the individual and a $2m gift from the Austrian Tax Payer.

No doubt Satmar will return most of the $4m to the individual keeping a little commission for Teitelbaum's Zurich bank account so that the only loser will be the Austrian Taxpayer.

Satmar should know better than to antagonize the Austrians. It has done them no good in the past.

Living Stereotypes for $200, Alex?

He went to get his cut......

Moshe gabbai Friedman and his partner in crime Louis kestenbaum steal half the money, thats 2 million the rest gets stolen by the other riff rafts surrounding this imbalanced rabbi zalmen leib teitelbaum, by the time zalmen leib gets back to Brooklyn most of that donation is gone, just like the other millions that they raise and it vanishes into private hands

It puts a smile on my face when I see Shmarya and company drool over the hefty sums of money Haredim donate while Shmarya begs on a small time blog and gets close to nothing...

Reb Ariel SHMUEL parsons is the Mashiah

At least Shmarya works an honest day's work for his money.

I hope the Austrian tax authorities get to read this article and review Mr. Furhand's tax returns very carefully. It does sound like a scam in the making.

You orthodox shitbags don't see the pure evil in Teitelbaum paying a social call on a felon. You'd scream loud and long if Strulovics had sucked cash out of your family and kicked you to the curb, but just feel free to dismiss FM and Shmarya because it assaults the world-view that your corrupt rabbis have caused you to believe.

"You orthodox shitbags don't see the pure evil in Teitelbaum paying a social call on a felon."

I agree it is wrong. I am Orthodox.

@shmuel
they are both peddling information and ideology and are both mission based. They are not providing substantial goods and services. The Satmar Rebbe's just seems to be in higher demand, at least qualitatively (4mil).

Stole Life Savings Of East European Peasants
You mean the poor East Europeans who looted Jewish money during WWII after pushing the rightful owners into the gas chambers? I'll save my pity for those who deserve it!

Come on fellows what really bothers you the visit to Strulovics or the FOUR MILLION?hehehheheheh

Become productive citizens work hard for a living so it wont eat you when you see a HAREDI man has so much money that he can give away FOUR MILLION DOLLARS.

Birds of a feather...

Deremes -

instead of deflecting, why dont you tell us why your rebbe supports child rapists and convicts? does it bother you?

ah-pee-chorus- as much as you and others scream about "supporting" child rapist it wont change the fact that we do NOT support child rapists.Now scream again:fundraising,intimidation,cover up blah blah blah.NOBODY wants child rapists and molesters in the community.

Reb Ariel SHMUEL parsons is the Mashiah
Posted by: ESOP | February 07, 2013 at 08:32 AM

Cool! Me too! It's tax deductible.

We should get together over a cheeseburger and beer (Mossiach food - you're not allowed to eat it.)

we do NOT support child rapists

really? so there was NO FUNDRAISER for weberman?

there WAS a fundraiser for the victim?

support was given to the victims families?

additional victims were sought out and told to come forward to ensure weberman would be removed from your midst?

the girl wasnt called a whore for testifying?

how many molesters have been removed from society by satmar?

do they have a secret tribunal and jail we're not aware of which is filled with molesters who the rebbe has caught?

do FACTS matter?

…do FACTS matter?

Posted by: ah-pee-chorus | February 07, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Facts do not matter to the two Satmar Rebbes and their trolls, unless those facts can used or twisted to be used to support Satmar's claims.

Oy does the fact hurt that a HAREDI person gave four million dollars to a HAREDI rebbe,ouch it hurts.

Deremes,

it's not exactly newsworthy that a haredi gifted something to another haredi.

it would be man-bites-dog story if a haredi gave anything to a non-haredi.

He did not give $4 million to anyone. They signed some kind of sleazy agreement together- who knows what is actually written there- and the story from the Satmar Propaganda Machine says that this was a $4 million donation. Meanwhile, money actually changed hands.

It's all probably a big tax evasion scam, as well as to show the automatons how their beloved cult leader is to be revered, and how they must all hand over their money to him.

...NO money actually changed hands.

Oy does the fact hurt that a HAREDI person gave four million dollars to a HAREDI rebbe,ouch it hurts.

Posted by: Deremes | February 07, 2013 at 01:24 PM

No, what hurts is having to exist on the same planet, and to be called by the same name - "Jew" - as a shit-for-brains troll like yourself who hasn't had an independent thought since the day he was born, who lives for no purpose other than to lick the boots of a corrupt leadership and who is too blind and stupid to see that he is nothing more than a cog in an evil machine.

Oh, and the fact that you're allowed to reproduce.

As someone who once saw ethical and truly relgious Hasidic leaders this is very depressing even if you are not Orthodox. We always felt that they are the 'keepers of the flame', and in a sense a generation or two ago this was true

Now these so called Hasidic leaders and Rebbes are interested in only two things: POWER & MONEY. To achieve that they will use any means criminal, unethical, and immoral as long as they can get away with it.

In the short run this is great for them, as they have the funds to perpetuate. But in the long run, corruption is like a cancer. It eats away the core from the inside.

A true tragedy.

We always felt that they are the 'keepers of the flame', and in a sense a generation or two ago this was true

Flatbusher, I think even then the Modern Orthodox and the liberal Jews had bought into the romantic notion that the Hasidim somehow represented a more "authentic" Judaism. There might have been some who were genuinely saintly - you would probably know more about that than I - but I suspect they never comprised more than a handful, and in any case, those days are long gone and they are not coming back.

And it is a tragedy, in that they will be the destruction of Israel. They are more toxic to its future than are all of the surrounding hostile nations combined.

Posted by: Jeff | February 07, 2013 at 06:24 PM

American MO Jews tended to see Hasidim as a Jewish version of Amish. They didn't realize that the Amish don't have cult leaders like the typical Hassidic Rebbe. They also are often friendly to strangers, charitable to others, hard-working and usually are scrupulously honest. Most importantly, they reject all forms of government assistance. Come to think of it, they're almost polar opposites on an ethical level.

Jeff, I can tell you that today's generation of young Jews (in their 20's, such as my kids and their friends) have no affinity for the Fiddler on the Roof mindset, or any nostalgia for the shtetl days.
They see the ugly seedy underbelly of today's frumma, and it is a huge turn-off to religion.

Once again, the two Teitelbaums seem to be fighting over who can be a more odious representative of the Jewish people.

There's a saying that people get the government (or leaders) they deserve. If the Satmar community can't see these men for what they are they totally deserve to have them as their rebbes.

They also are often friendly to strangers, charitable to others, hard-working and usually are scrupulously honest. Come to think of it, they're almost polar opposites on an ethical level.

Yes, they work and all the rest, but I wouldn't describe them as polar opposites. The MO have always felt a little uneasy about what they've regarded as a compromise with modernity, and they've spent the past several decades allowing the Haredim to intimidate them into moving sharply to the right in matters of theology, tznius, kashrut especially (e.g., cholov yisroel), etc. In my opinion, the right wing MO are Haredi in all but name, and the so-called "Centrists" I describe as "Haredi Lite". The liberal or left wing MO, you could just about fill a function hall with. You could take a census of them and be home in time for dinner.

Jeff, I can tell you that today's generation of young Jews (in their 20's, such as my kids and their friends) have no affinity for the Fiddler on the Roof mindset, or any nostalgia for the shtetl days.

They see the ugly seedy underbelly of today's frumma, and it is a huge turn-off to religion.


I hope you're right. I don't know where your kids are on the spectrum, but the Modern Orthodox people I've known - and those I've observde - are still badly smitten. A lot of them are suffering from residual Carlebachianism (and Reb Zalman's hand aren't clean in this, either), and when a Hasidic teacher or performer (the latter especially) comes to town, they can't get enough of him/her. They may joke about the backwardness of the Haredim, but they still glance furtively over their collective shoulder, longing for Haredi approval - an approval we all know they will never receive. Actually, the fact that they even joke about it is telling; they see the Haredi way of life as at worst quaint and amusing, at best something to admire. They certainly do not regard it as an object of horror or distaste.

As far as their grown children are concerned - from what I've seen, many (perhaps most) are even more to the right than their parents are. It's a common sociological phenomenon. In terms of personal experience, the only ones with whom I've had more than passing interaction are the children of the MO rabbi I often mention, who are in their twenties and thirties, and I think in some ways (tznius, for example) they are stricter than their parents, although in terms of theology, perhaps not.

I don't know, guys. Perhaps it's different in New York. As I keep telling you, the collective character of our Jewish community here reflects the collective character of Bostonians in general - and that is nothing to be proud of.

Deremes

Gevaldig!

To Jeff, WSC and all other umfarginners: EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT!

Posted by: Better Than You | February 08, 2013 at 12:05 PM

You're a very sad and pointless person.

Let me say that jeff is right on, he is a realist hits the nail on its head every time i can also say this without a doubdt that i have more yichus then better or deremes and i wholeheartadly support jeff i can go back 800 years in my yichus and i was raised more hassidish then todays hassidim i wont go into detail but those 2 who criticize jeff are not living in the real world.

Thanks, jansci.

800 years? That's impressive.

I know for a fact that this article was sent around to all satmar people who have email. Every satmar fucktard with email read this page.

Keep it up guys, your comments are being read by the satmar fucktards.

I want to ask where are the Satmar people from and why do they wear those fur hats that apparently leave the tops of their heads uncovered and why they are so selective in what parts of the Torah and Halikah they enforce?

I don't know any Satmars people but I have read a lot about them.
They don't seem to like women very much.
My advice to them if they are gay is to come out because nobody cares. There are plenty of shuls with 100% all-male gay minyans and no women at any time. Better they should go there!

I am Jew all my life and I have enough sense to know that they would reject me because I could never,ever believe the same things they do. Ever.

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