Rabbi Moshe Sherer, the head of the Agudath Israel World Organization from the 1940's until his death in 1997, refused to aid Ethiopian Jews suffering and dying at the hands of Ethiopia's communist regime.
Who was Moshe Sherer?
Let Manfred Lehmann tell us:
The Beth Hamedrash in Baltimore [Ner Israel Rabbinical College] was made up of outstanding students. Among them was Rav Moshe Sherer, brother-in-law of the legendary Michael Tress. [The leader of Orthodox rescue during WW2.] After the latter's death, Rav Sherer has become the shining example of a shtadlan (public servant) concerned with the fate of every Jew. The work started by Mike Tress during the war—when rescue work was so essential for the survival of Jewry, especially Torah Jewry—and continued to this day by Rav Moshe Sherer, is of historic proportions.
In those days, rescue work was not institutionalized by professionals as it is today, but was entirely based on individual efforts, in the old shtadlan tradition. Yet Rav Ruderman [the head of Ner Israel Rabbinical College and of Lubavitch descent, if not practice] considered it the duty of yeshiva students to apply themselves to learning only rather than going out in the world to do rescue work. He believed that such intensive learning was doing more to save European Jewry. Fortunately for me, I had before me the examples of the giants in rescue work and was personally involved with them, so I could judge how important their work was.
So we now know this:
1. One of the two leading yeshiva heads in America opposed rescue efforts.
2. He came from a Lubavitch background.
3. Elimelech "Mike" Tress led those efforts, working closely with the Bergson Group.
4. Moshe Sherer, Mike Tress's brother-in-law took over those efforts after Mike Tress's untimely demise.
5. Sherer refused to help Ethiopian Jews even after Rav Moshe Feinstein, the leading posek (religious law judge) in America ruled that Ethiopian Jews must be rescued.
When you add this information to the work done by Nazi-hunter Ephriam Zuroff of the Wiesenthal Center, who has shown that haredim (ultra-Orthodox Jews) during the Holocaust primarily tried to rescue rabbis and yeshiva students, and cared little for the rescue of the Jewish population at large, even if that population was Orthodox, one begins to see a sickening pattern of xenophobia and bigotry.
Behind the slick public relations, professions of piety and calls for "unity" lies a rotting, maggot-infested theology of hate.
Harediism* must die.
*[The ideology, not haredim themselves.]