As I noted last night, Rabbi Harry Maryles published an homage to his friend Rabbi Morris Esformes. Esformes owns nursing homes and health care facilities, some of which were dangerously substandard, resulting in deaths of elderly non-Jewish residents. Rabbi Esformes and his partners also paid a fine of $15 million dollars as a penalty for health care fraud.
Harry is nothing if not shameless.
First, he closed comments (which he anyway moderates) to that post because readers had the audacity to point out Rabbi Esformes's moral failings. (Please see the update on this post.)
At the same time, Harry continues to rail against the Spinka Rebbe, who at this date has paid no $15 million fine and has not been convicted of any crime. While there is much evidence against the rebbe, to be sure, that evidence is at this point weaker than the evidence against Rabbi Morris Esformes.
Harry misses this completely.
Today, rather than posting on the parsha or on some matter of Israeli politics, Harry posted again about the Spinka Rebbe, raking him (deservedly, to be sure) over the coals. But no word about his dear friend, Rabbi Morris Esformes, whose nursing homes killed at least four elderly, defenseless residents and whose health care facilities defrauded the government out of millions of dollars.
Of course it is. The only real question left is whether Rabbi Harry Maryles is honest enough to admit it.
Rabbi Harry Maryles's latest post in PDF, for archival purposes: