A Williamsburg poster asks hasidim to pray for Rabbi Nechemya Weberman, who is now on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a neighborhood hasidic girl over and over and over again, beginning when the girl was 12-years-old and ending when she was 15. Today is the third day of the trial.
Above right, Rabbi Nechemya Weberman
Update 8:11 am CST – Here is a complete translation of the poster made by the source who sent the poster to me. I edited it for clarity:
To the One Who Answers Those Who Call To Him On The Day Of Judgment!!!
The court trial of one of our honorable members who prays in our synagogue, the great Rabbi Nechemya Weberman, God should lengthen his days and years, began today; it shocks us when we begin to think that a member that prays in our synagogue could soon be dumped into one of the worst prisons for many years, God forbid
Presents Prayer & War!
Members of our community have, thank God, very generously joined together over this past year with big money donations to offset the high cost of paying for a great team of lawyers, but now the time is upon us to cry out with prayers and [beseech] mercy that we should have success in fighting and beating the bitter decree [against Rabbi Nechemya Weberman]
If We Remain Silent At This Time!
We don't want ourselves to imagine that if our honorable friend will, God forbid, be sentenced to tens of years prison, will we be able to say our hands did not spill his blood??? Or will we be able to forgive ourselves and assuage our guilt???
Gentlemen Wake Yourselves Up!
A clear mandate is set on every one of us to cry out with prayers and beseech mercy, that he [Weberman] should be saved from this terrible sentence that faces him, God forbid
On behalf of our holy congregation, [an edict] was enacted that all members and each shachris minyan [morning prayer quorum] must say Tehillim (Psalms chapter 20) every day after completing the standard morning prayers; [this edict] is in force throughout the entire time of the court trial in the merit of our honorable friend [Rabbi Nechemya Weberman]
'Nechemya Tzvi ben Dinah'
And the power of mass prayers will not be unanswered
[Handwritten] Today a minyan [prayer quorum] to recite psalms [in Weberman’s merit will be held in the] downstairs [synagogue]