Yosef Feldman – Please explain the hypocrisy…
The above is a screenshot of an email from evidence at the Royal Commission. (source: http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/exhibits/a5fd40f7-d96c-4043-9801-d4490fba4188/case-study-22,-february-2015,-melbourne) [Note to some readers: to use the link, you must right click and copy and paste into the browser search bar]
The email is written by Yosef Feldman to other Rabbonim, including Rabbi Yosef Feldman’s own father Rabbi Pinchus Feldman, Rabbi Moshe Gutnick, Rabbi Yoram Ulman and Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick, after Gug Hayman was arrested and charged.
The emails seemingly make clear Feldman’s belief that the reporting of Hayman was mesirah.
Feldman argues that the reporting of Hayman was mesirah, because the crimes happened a long time ago, and there was no present evidence of current offending by Hayman.
Yosef Feldman, dated 4 November 2013 5:05:55PM est
To: Rabbi Moshe Gutnick
cc: Rabbi Pinchus Feldman, Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick and Yoram Ullman
“Dear U Moshe
Are you happy that your strong statement to musser with an understanding and clear outcome for anyone knowing of the statement (and like most people, not learning it like a Gemoro…) is to musser in all instances and therefore was most likely (or certainly could have been…) the cause for Gug to be now jailed for something he did 25 years ago…”
My thoughts on the matter as detailed in my dialogue on failed messiah was that the idea of going to a Rabbi should be seriously considered mainly for such instances where the offence was committed decades ago as a young person and now the person has certainly changed…
Do you still think that you’re still right to have publicly embarrass me and also to come out with your strong statement??? What has been the tachlis benefits so far besides this great first one! and if you really think so and that such situations like Gugs should be mussered…!!!??? let’s see you be sincere with your strong position and come out with a personal or ORA statement that Gug is in jail is a great outcome….and let’s see what our frume community would think of you!!!”
Mr. Feldman, with all of your comments about how wronged you have been, how do you explain yourself? How do you explain the intimidation, the concern for the abuser and the use of Mesira as a sword and a shield. Please, sir. Explain.
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UPDATE: July 26, 2016
This article garnered numerous responses from Yosef Feldman. He did not, however, answer any of the questions posed. He claimed that all of this was explained away in hearings with the RC. The RC, to our knowledge, has not deemed his “explanations” to have been satisfactory. This article also brought attacks by Yosef Feldman against this site and the authors including asking whether we are Jewish and why we don’t hold to the Jewish principle: “Love thy neighbor as you love thyself.” One can only try not to vomit.
Our response to that is to ask the same question: How can you use judgment from a “frume” community as a weapon and then ask us that question, of all the questions there are to ask? Clearly this particular “frume” community (Chabad Lubavitch) did not read the memo as it has continuously failed Judaism each and every time it is ostracized, outcast and “judged” its neighbors, mostly victims of sexual abuse.
As to goyim and their response to childhood sexual assault and child abuse, with the exception of the Catholic Church and its governing entities, guilty of the same cover-ups and code of silence as the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in this regard, goyim view sexual abusers harshly, particularly those guilty of abuse of children. Upon release, a community is warned. In fact, it is known that in US jails, child sexual abusers are deemed the worst kind of criminals by those within prison walls. That says something, and in our view is the way it should be.
We thank Mr. Josef Feldman for his responses insofar as they substantiate every one of our claims/opinions and those of much of our readership. The level of hypocrisy within the Chabad Lubavitch community is extraordinary. Mr. Feldman, in our view, represents the very worst the Jewish community has to offer – actually not quite, the Chabadnik who celebrated the Orlando killings of LBGTQ community members, and then videotaped and broadcast his praise on YouTube, might be the worst.
Even Chabad recognized his shining example of their version of Judaism and took that video down. We have a downloaded copy of that shameful and disgusting video for anyone who wants it.