Rabbis also brought a proclamation to Weingarten in federal prison signed by the head of Badatz Yerushalayim, Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss, and other hasidic and haredi rabbis, including Agriprocessors former kosher supervisor Rabbi Menachem Weissmandel of Nitra, declaring Weingarten's innocence and endorsing a fundraising "pidyon shvuyim" campaign for his appeal. Weingarten repeatedly raped his daughter over a period of years beginning when she was a small child. The rabbis refuse to believe her testimony because she is a woman and no longer Orthodox.
The rabbis in fron of the federal prison in Virginia last week. Rabbi Moshe Green, rosh yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Monsey, is in the wheelchair.
Rabbi Moshe Green, Monsey, New York
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Schlesinger Rabbi of Cong Shaarei Tefilah, Monsey, NY
Rabbi Moshe Halberstam of Bobov Antwerp
Rabbi Menachem Fisher Rabbi of Vien in Monsey, NY
Rabbi Shalom Pollack of New Square
Rabbi Yisroel Chaim Horowitz of SatmerManchester:
Rabbi Refoel Shorr Rosh Yeshivah Visnitz
Rabbi Yitzchok Weiss of Jerusalem
Rabbi Menachem Weissmandel of Nitra
Rabbi Yosef Eizenberger of New Square
Rabbi Bezalel Wetenstein of Belz
Rabbi Chaim Halberstam, of Satmer in Monsey
Rabbi Eliyakim Schlesinger of London
Rabbi Eliezer Blum of Kasho in New York
Rabbi Chaim Shneibalg Monsey
Here is proof haredi rabbis knew as far back as 1997 that Weingarten was raping his daughter.
Weingarten's brother Lipa (Leo) Weingarten says Weingarten molested him. He also says Weingarten's daughter's description of the sexual abuse she suffered is eerily similar to the sexual abuse he suffered from his brother.
But the rabbis do not care about this because truth and ultra-Orthodox Judaism do not go hand-in-hand.
[Hat Tip: Dus Iz Neias and several readers, including Abraham Kiss, who sent me bits of this story throughout yesterday morning.]