Lost Messiah – Yosef Feldman – a Fundamental Disagreement on the Acts, Conduct and Omissions of an Individual and the Community he Supports…
Lost Messiah, July 24, 2016
We are posting these three letters to the editor, from someone whom we are taking at face value is the real Yosef Feldman. We can’t think of why anyone not him would go to the trouble.
We make no comment with regard to what we believe to be the truth and veracity of his statements or the lack thereof. We do reiterate that we are going on the assumption that this is coming from Yosef Feldman.
We leave you to come to your own conclusions.
If criticizing Chabad and those within the organization who cover up, or advocate for leniency for abusers is Jew bashing than we wear that as a badge of honor. Are we to believe that Chabad and its actions in this debate is what it means to be a Jew? If so, than G-d help us all.
In our view, criticising and demanding accountability is our jobs, collectively as Jews. Anything less than harsh and unwavering scrutiny would be throwing salt on the wounds of children whose lives have been forever changed, whose wounds will never heal. The level of insensitivity is beyond the pale. Didn’t Maimonides say something about the levels of giving?
We think that changing the focus from the children to the man who wrote these letters and has about a dozen lawsuits against people and entities who allegedly mischaracterized him, is the quintessential reason why this man and the organization he supports is a disgrace.
We will not be retracting or apologising. We apologize, however, to the former abuse victims, the adults and the children who may read this. You deserve better from the community in which you may live and the people in whom your very upbringing was entrusted. You were wronged. We hope to help make things right. We sincerely hope that Mr. Yosef Feldman will donate to you the spoils of his settlements. That would be only a tiny sliver of the justice you so deserve.
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Again re dishonest LM
He posted the above notwithstanding that I already posted and emailed (with him responding…) this…
Firstly it is pro bono and if I lose I don’t owe them anything but if I win then obviously they’d want and Id want to pay them for their costs…
Re leniency, again if you’d read the evidence you’d know. There were 3 perpetrators. One was in my charge thst before he left I didn’t know that there was sexual abuse. The other one who was a friend of mine in my younger years but didn’t have real remorse is in jail. The third one (Gug) who had remorse and paid his victims is, who I argued, should have leniency and the judge actually showed him leniency and gave him a suspended sentence.
Did you know that there are different sort of abusers. There are some who act out of a natural tendency for sexual relations with little children and don’t control themselves. There are some with sexual attraction for young adults who don’t control themselves and there are some who abuse because they were abused. And in each group there are all sorts. Some can certainly and have been rehabilitated and the one who I called for leniency was from the category which I saw the report that he was rehabilitated with very little or no risk of reoffending…
I am not looking for words of praise from yourself or from anyone else (besides from my parents and wife…) and even from my recipients! I do what I do as it’s the right thing. As I said in Sydney it is well known and even the paper reported how I help people and victims. The outrageous defamation against me was generated by the anti Chabad forces and so be it.
As you may know all Chabad institutions here are working hard to rectify any mistakes made in the past and even M Waks met with the Groners to make peace as it was reported. Any mistakes were made -not because of not caring for the victims. But because of not realising the serious effect on the victims and how best to deal with it at the time. This is not the case now in Australia or in any Chabad institution in the world that I know of at present. Everyone is trying their best. Otherwise the reporting negatively is just Loshon Horo and hoitsoas Shel Ru as you see how you got it all wrong in my case. You attacked Chabad for supporting me in my cases. WRONG YOU SHOULD RETRACT AND APOLOGISE FORTHAT. You attacked myself for saying that I held that touching genitals sexually isn’t a crime. WRONG AND YOU SHOULD APOLOGISE FOR THAT.
So instead of being a publicly false holier than thou person with me, do the right thing and make an article of retracting and apologising FOR ABUSING MYSELF IF YOU REALLY GENUINLY, SINCERELY AND HONESTLY care about abuse. Let’s see you have the courage not to do the easy thing by being a hero for all those Orthodox Jew haters but by showing you’re a person of integrity that when you make a mistake in a abusing someone you retract and apologise. If you don’t all you are is the Orthodox Jew basher protector and not an abuse protector…
Btw a settlement may be to negate further costs but not an apology. Please read the apology. IBT understood they did the wrong thing an apologised because they don’t have the Jew bashing agenda. Let’s see if you can be as proper as these Goyim or you’re just a real continuation of Shmarya who ultimately no one of substance took seriously because it was clearly seen that he had an agenda and acted improperly accordingly and those loser Jew bashers couldn’t even support him because he was just catering to the low class substandard humans who couldn’t make a living. Is that the direction you want to go?
I’m awaiting to see whether you’ll do the right thing resgarding your abuse of myself and Chabad or if you’re just a reincarnate Shmarya to end up like him. It’s your choice…