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February 16, 2014

Haredim Claim Financial Troubles At Hadassah Hospital Are God’s Punishment For “Starving Mother” Case

Starving Mother croppedA new harshly worded pashkavil (wall poster) alleges an “axis of evil at Hadassah” and its affiliated medical school, which has a campus bordering Mea Shearim – a campus haredim want to close and, if possible, confiscate for their own use. It shouts that “the world is not hefker [ownerless]” [i.e., meaning God controls everything that happens] and now Hadassah is being punished by God for what it did to the mother.

 


The haredi "starving mother" in court last November

Haredim Claim Financial Troubles At Hadassah Hospital Are God’s Punishment For “Starving Mother” Case
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

The Hadassah Medical Organization is in a deep financial crisis, in significant part due to the massive hit Hadassah took in the US during the Bernard Madoff scandal.

As the US-based Hadassah women’s organization has tried to recover from those staggering losses, its ability to help the hospitals and clinics it funds in Israel was reduced. At the same time, medical and personnel costs in Israel rose and the worldwide economic crisis hurt fundraising in the US and in other diaspora communities.

This downward spiral has led to a doctors and nurses strike that has seen Hadassah’s two Jerusalem hospitals go on Shabbat schedules with only emergency medical needs being met.

Enter haredim who are still angered that several years ago Hadassah caught Mea Shearim’s “starving mother,” a woman who was starving her toddler son, red handed on hidden camera video removing the little boy’s feeding tube.

That prompted a years-long criminal court case against the mother, who was diagnosed with Munchausen by Proxy, a psychological disorder in which a parent (or other caregiver) intentionally sickens or injures her child to gain sympathy and attention for herself. Her children were removed from her care and her visitation with them was closely supervised and controlled.

Mea Shearim haredim would have none of it and launched a series of extremely violent riots against Hadassah, the court and any government office they could reach. Haredim also organized a boycott of Hadassah’s two hospitals that is still technically in place.

In December after years of delay, a Jerusalem court finally sentenced the “starving mother” to a no prison sentence. It did so even though the prosecution showed she had broken the conditions of her probation. The mother arrived at the court hearing in wheelchair.

Haredim were quick to claim victory and lashed out at Hadassah and the courts, claiming the no prison sentence “vindicated” the mother – although it did nothing of the kind.

Now these haredim are claiming that Hadassah Medical Organization’s current severe financial problems are ‘mida k’neged mida’ (direct cause and effect) for Hadassah’s “misbehavior” in the “starving mother” case.

A new harshly worded pashkavil (wall poster; please see below) alleges an “axis of evil at Hadassah” and its affiliated medical school, which has a campus bordering Mea Shearim – a campus haredim want to close and, if possible, confiscate for their own use. It shouts that “the world is not hefker [ownerless]” [i.e., meaning God controls everything that happens] and now Hadassah is being punished by God for what it did to the mother.

Related:

All Haredi Starving Mother Scandal Posts.

Pashkvil against Hadassah Hospital mida k'negged mida starving mother Hadassah debt 2-2014

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How poetic
Those who serve no purpose on this planet dishonour and despise an institution of good and healing. Hadassah hospital has the ethics to serve everyone who comes through their door, Can the same be said of the Haredim?

Theese hassidim who claim this are mentally ill they think the whole world is for the purpose of serving them and whenever they dont get their way they act like the terrible 2 year old,they never matured like normal human beings they are in a perpetual childhood they are in reality making a laughting stock of themslefs they are a joke.

If Mr. Madoff had been Russian Orthodox instead of Jewish, the Haredi would have been blaming the anti-semites. Why do they keep dragging God into all of these manmade problems? What did God have to do with the Madoff ponzi scheme? Was He responsible for printing all of the fraudulent stock trade confirmations?

The crisis at Hadassah should make Israelis wonder why many of their institutions are still dependent on help from US Jews. As the burden of maintaining the Haredi underclass keeps growing, Israel's financial problems will only get worse, even though it does have successful, world class businesses like Teva Pharmaceuticals.

The reality is that many younger American Jews from Reform and Conservative families aren't interested in sending money to Israel or even marrying other Jews. If Haredi Jews in Israel won't get out of the wagon and help push, secular Israeli Jews should give serious thought to leaving the "Promised Land". The future there certainly does not appear to be very promising as I read about Haredi misdeeds on this web site every day.

I assume this is the same Hadassah Hospital that provides them free care under Israel's national health plan.

Saving the kid from his Munchhausen mother begat Madoff. A fitting punishment for the hospital, no doubt.


And I presume the rioters refuse to see any physician, surgeon, laboratory, etc. affiliated with Hadassah?


But how does that explain why Yeshiva University lost millions to Madoff? Oh yes, they're not Orthodox enough.

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