Rabbi Aharon Teitelbaum invoked God and the Bible in a letter to a federal judge asking mercy for Rabbi Leib Glanz, the Satmar prisons chaplain who was caught stealing more than $200,000 from a federal housing program meant to benefit the poor..
The New York Post reports:
A Satmar holy man who stirred controversy in a scandalous sex-abuse case is publicly praying for leniency on behalf of a disgraced former city jail chaplain who helped scam tax-funded housing benefits.
Grand Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum invoked God and the Bible in a letter to federal Judge Kevin Castel, who is weighing the fate of Rabbi Leib Glanz.
Teitelbaum said Glanz “has led a life of dedication to his faith and to others,” adding: “It grieves me that he finds himself in his current predicament.”
“He and I have spoken about his case at length and I can assure the court that his shame and humiliation have already exacted a significant toll and punishment,” Teitelbaum wrote.
Teitelbaum — who said he leads about 250,000 Satmars worldwide — also quoted from the Book of Deuteronomy in his letter to Manhattan federal Judge Kevin Castel, saying, “Justice, justice shall ye pursue.”…