Israel Weingarten was convicted in federal court of transporting his daughter across state and international boudries in order to rape, sodomize and abuse her. Now a group of haredi rabbis claim Weingarten is innocent – despite the fact that long before the federal trial and conviction, at least two haredi beit dins found the accusations against Weingarten to be true.
From Talkline Communications:
RABBINIC DEFENDERS OF CONVICTED RABBI WEINGARTEN SERVING A 30 YEAR SENTENCE ON MOLESTATION CHARGES WILL APPEAR SATURDAY NIGHT February 5, 2011 AT MIDNIGHT ON TALKLINE WITH ZEV BRENNER ON WMCA 570 AM
In light of recent reports by the Yiddish Press of a group of prominent Rabbis visiting convicted Rabbi Yisroel Moshe Weingarten incarcerated on charges he molested his daughter, a special delegation of Weingarten’s Rabbinic supporters will be live on radio to discuss the issues involved and respond to last week’s Talkline broadcast with guests critical of the Rabbis jailhouse visit.
William Handler, an official spokesman of the Prominent Rabbis who visited Rabbi Weingarten in prison, and Weingarten’s new Defense attorney, Dr. Demonsthenes Lorandos will be among the guests appearing on Talkline with Zev Brenner Saturday night February 5th at midnight on WMCA 570 AM and online at talklinecommunications.com to discuss the role of Rabbis in dealing with the sensitive issue of abuse in the Orthodox Community and why they believe Rabbi Weingarten is innocent of the charges despite a conviction by the courts. The program can also be listened to live on Talkline’s 24 hour a day listen line at 712 432 2378. Listeners will be able to call in, email. facebook and twitter questions.