Rockland County, NY and “Moserim” – A Death Threat That Should not Be Ignored!

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION, ASSISTANCE

Please note:

Rabbi Horowitz does not know the blogger(s) behind this site nor is there any collaboration. He likely does not support much of what we write about; but we have tremendous respect.

We believe that his life is in danger and we are posting in the hopes that additional publicity will protect him and the other two on the Poster. Jacob Korbluh is a journalist. The actual poster below was up on his Twitter page, republished from a Twitter page of Frimet Goldberger. 

If anyone sends information to this page (findinglostmessiah@gmail.com) that might help Rabbi Horowitz, please know we will forward it along. We have little faith in the Ramapo Police Department, but ask for any assistance.

We will use any and all channels available to us.

From the Facebook Files of Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz and from Twitter for the picture:

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Yaakov Horowitz

This Is Not OK!!

I just filed a police report with Ramapo Police against the person who created this flyer and against the person who owns or has access to this twitter account. Ramapo Police is taking this death threat ** very seriously.

Life has taught me that when terrorists makes threats, take them at their word.

(For the record, all responsible rabbis across the spectrum of Judaism fully support and enforce social distancing guidelines, and the people responsible for this represent a tiny fringe of our community. See here https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/which-god-are-you-praying-to-with-bloodstained-hands/ for my opinion on people who aren’t following the guidelines, and I will not be silenced from expressing it in this great country. Full stop.)

I ask anyone who knows the person or people responsible for this death threat, to please contact Ramapo Police at 845-357-2400. Please reference this investigation by File # RP-0300080-20
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** The flyer states that the 3 of us (I don’t know the other 2 fellows) are “Mosrim” (loosely; Jews who report other Jews to the authorities) should not be permitted in synagogue after the pandemic ends, and and should be banished from the community. But the term “Moser” (singular of mosrim) is very loaded, because when Jews lived under authoritarian regimes, getting reported to the authorities was often a death sentence. And @heimishNiyes added text from Maimonides distorted out of context which states that “It is permitted to kill a Mosur in any place and at any time, meaning ex judiciously.

Response to the Forward – Jews Not Being Blamed for Covid Spread and Non-Compliance Should Not be Defended

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THE FORWARD IS SENSATIONALIZING A PROBLEM THAT EXISTS, RATHER THAN DEMANDING COMPLIANCE BY THOSE WHO HAVE CHOSEN RELIGION OVER HEALTH!

By: Julie D. Globus and a Number of Anonymous Contributors

This Opinion is a response to the piece written by Ari Feldman of The Forward entitled:  It’s there, it’s nonstop’: In Facebook groups in Hasidic areas, Jews blamed for virus spread, referred to as a News piece, which is partly reprinted below. Please note that since the original drafting of this Opinion, a piece came out by Steve Gold (mentioned below) in The Jewish Standard entitled Hate is also a virus – and it also killsWe add a reference to it because he does address some points we made below and to some extent we agree. To the extent we don’t, please continue reading.

While we make no bones about acknowledging there is an anti-Haredi sentiment in Rockland County, as well as Lakewood, New Jersey, Toms River, New Jersey, Orange County, New York, parts of Israel, parts of Belgium, England, Europe and the list goes on, we do not believe it is generalized anti-Semitism. Our thesis is derived from a parallel comparison to areas where there are flagrantly disrespectful churchgoers, one can see similar anti-religious sentiment. The major difference is that the Haredim, unlike most churchgoers have chosen a form of dress that shines light on their religion and practice and by doing so, shines light on any blemishes within the community. 

The general comparison between Haredim and churchgoers is a contextual discussion related to societal norms versus religious convention and should not be labeled anti-Semitism, for to do so, diminishes legitimate concerns of law abiding citizens everywhere, who themselves may have chosen to forego public observance in favor of safety.

We do not think that pieces like that written by Feldman, or the Rockland County face of the Haredim, Aron Wieder, or speeches of those like Michaeld D. Cohen, who is the Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center are helpful to the cause. We do not think Cohen, who is quoted in Feldman’s article, is appropriately responding to concerns of secular Jews and non-Jews, nor do we think he is doing Jews anywhere any favors.

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Governor Cuomo “Are you Kidding Me” – Legislator Hofstein Asking for Enforcement in Rockland!

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Legislator Rockland County, Lon Hofstein (Credit: Legislator Hofstein’s Facebook Page)

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR!!!

Every day Governor Cuomo reports the staggering number of confirmed cases and deaths due to the Corona virus.
When issuing his executive orders he was quoted as saying ” I am not kidding about this”.

If this statement is a true reflection of how he feels why hasn’t he taken measures to enforce social distancing in Rockand?

I have participated in numerous conference calls with the members of law enforcement as well as other elected officials. During these conferences, I have continuously heard members of law enforcement state they, “DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY” to enforce social distancing. They are limited to having the crowds disperse.

Governor Cuomo has handcuffed the members of Law enforcement in his resistance to make Social Distancing a law. My thought is Governor Cuomo, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?


For the citizens of Rockland County to have to depend on the Town Code Enforcement officers to go to the scene of the infraction is ridiculous!

It is time for our state officials to stop practicing politics and to represent & protect ALL THE PEOPLE.

If we do not follow the direction of the health department officials, the results will be, and have been, disastrous.

This is a matter of LIFE & DEATH!

Social Distancing Must Be Enforced, I Am Not Kidding!

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Legislator Foley Speaks Out About Covid-19 Lawlessness in Rockland County, NY – Governor Cuomo, Please Do Something…

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Legislator James Foley

 

In a Coronavirus epidemic, where breaking social gathering rules can help send our healthcare system above capacity, and literally get people killed, we have alleged public flouting of these rules in, no surprise, Ramapo.

There are people stating this Wesley Hills wedding was well over a hundred people. It was posted that officers requested that the people disperse, and that these persons refused. There were no reports of persons being ticketed or arrested. It was reported that at some point there were portable toilets.

I want to call out…

1: Ramapo Police Chief Weidel
2: Ramapo Town Supervisor Michael “The Spectator” Specht
3: Mona “The actual boss” Montal
4: Town councilman Yehuda “watch my second act to school looting“ Weissmandl.
5: NYS Attorney General Tish “I was a nobody before I met the Ramapo squad” James.

(Why throw a town councilman in? If you have the nerve to further the looting done by Aron Wieder, you have a lifetime of “shoutouts” coming your way)

The apartheid regime of Ramapo continues unchanged. Some have no rules or laws applied to them, as is alleged here today, and those persons reportedly given free reign are universally white. When a white person is attacked and gravely injured in a violent act in Ramapo, there is a full court press conference, and I agree that an attack like that would warrant a press conference.

What I don’t understand is, when a black person is killed in violence in Ramapo, the podium stays in storage. Crickets. No need to get the press, police, and elected’s lined up to speak, at least when the victim is black.

In Ramapo you have segregated housing, mostly new for the white folks, and the much dilapidated stock typically for the brown and black persons of Ramapo.

You have segregated schools, the program cuts, and old buildings for the brown and black, and the rehabbed ERCSD buildings fixed up with taxpayer money and sold off (in my opinion at a discount) years ago to the white private school crowd.

We can see here today the Ramapo segregated justice system. Let’s see African Americans in Ramapo flout the law like this, and ignore direct instructions from police. Actually, for those persons well being, let’s not see African Americans do that in Ramapo.

Tish James is quick to intervene when someone in Rockland makes a low budget video she does not like. Let’s see if Tish James, the Ramapo owned puppet, has anything to say about this alleged risking of life in Rockland County.

I understand that Ramapo Police are denying this was a big event, and on social media there are competing photos of a very populated event, and photos of a less populated event.

I fully support our police and nothing I say should be interpreted otherwise. The Rockland PBA was my campaign’s first endorsement, and I am still proud of that.

I met Chief Weidel in person and he presented as an honest, hardworking man who was appropriately tuned in to how he runs his department affects all of our lives, and this is not to disparage any officer who works for Ramapo PD, they are all doing their job.

But to be blunt, if Chief Weidel answers to this collection of morally flexible members of the Ramapo machine, I have no choice but to discount his word vs members of the public’s word, and also sorry to say, discount the official word of anyone that directly answers to the Chief if the matter is something the Ramapo machine would want to affect for that machine’s endless manipulations and lies.

If you chose to work “at the pleasure of” that crew that runs Ramapo, however morally sound you may be, you are publicly spending down your credibility.

I answer to the honest and lawful voters of Clarkstown and Orangetown, and it is comparatively speaking, effortless for me to remain free of undue influence. The crooked town of Ramapo is another matter entirely.

The FBI never raided the Clarkstown or Orangetown town hall, the Feds raided the Ramapo Town Hall, and from those days to today, I have seen absolutely zero evidence of a change of heart in Ramapo Town Hall.

The downzoning we were told would stop, it continues, full steam. The patronage to the Ramapo machine continues, if not accelerates. The two sets of rules, absolutely unchanged.

Although the convicted federal felon Christopher St Lawrence is not running the town anymore, I see little difference, as I never really thought he ran the town anyway, his puppet masters did, and they didn’t go anywhere and they did not change their mind or morals.

The Five Town Supervisors “summit” months ago was really pushed for and put on by one town, Ramapo. It was Ramapo that begged us to attend, and it was also Ramapo who quickly ignored our unanimous feedback given at that summit to stop the overbuilding.

I ask that everyone speak about Ramapo for what it is.

Ramapo is a crooked town, run by crooked people, who lie to us.

 

 

Please see the link to the article on Facebook here.

Aron Wieder in Rockland County, NY Legislator- Plea In Yiddish to Adhere to Covid-19 Warnings

 

KUDOS TO LEGISLATOR WIEDER FOR HIS COMMENTS TO HIS COMMUNITY – AND TO THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS

In Summary – The video in Yiddish, is a plea to the Haredi Community to remain at home, and to the leaders to abide by the rules regarding Covid-19, not necessarily for one’s self but for one’s Grandmother, Grandfather, Cancer Patients, Elderly and those who are immune-compromised.

He states, in loose translation, that that these are unique circumstances and the virus is not about those who are generally healthy, but about the obligation within the Jewish community to protect those for whom this virus may be more serious.

 

The Puppeteers and the String Masters – Does it Really End with the ERCSD School Board? Likely Not.

What Other Schemes are These Puppeteers Orchestrating and Who is Being Manipulated? Some thoughts…

Dear Reader:

At what point does the activity in the Haredi community of Rockland County, New York and those who control the East Ramapo Central School District cross the line from what is now a civil litigation into the acts, conduct or omissions that engender criminal behavior? And when does that get prosecuted? Perjury is only the beginning.

This question is not being asked because the bad actors involved are Haredi Jews. To the contrary, a response is demanded in spite of a religion which does not espouse to this contemptible behavior.  The Haredi men who have run the school board for the last fifteen or so years, who place non-Haredim on strings to be puppeteered at their will, are not behaving like Jews. They are behaving like liars and criminals. They are engaging in conduct unbecoming the garb that they wear or the religious beliefs to which they claim to adhere.

Because they are Jewish, they are making every Jew look bad. Because they wear the cloak of religious observance, they are giving those people unable to understand the unique nuances of Judaism a reason, founded in behavior, to hate Jews.

Finally, they have perpetrated a fraud. They  have, by way of school bonds,  borrowed money, sold school buildings for pennies on the dollar (to their own Yeshivas). They have defunded a school system, disenfranchised children, and manipulated others acting in good faith to do the same. That is by its very nature criminal and if not, perhaps there are laws that could be deemed to have been broken (like the encumbering of assets to obtain bonds) the violation of which paves the way for criminal prosecution.  

We ask Letisha James to look to this case and to our commentary from your election and use it as a basis to not only rethink your position as a pawn for the aims and goals of the Haredi community, but also to look yourself in the mirror and ask whether you really want to be mastered by a puppeteer.

You are smart. You are a woman. You are a woman of color. Is it not time that you set aside what those who funded your campaign would want in favor of what those within your own community need, namely justice.

We then ask that you take on issues, like lying in court, orchestrating what might otherwise be deemed a fraud on an entire community and so many others and find ways to prosecute the perpetrators.

Harry Grossman May Have Sunk All Credibility In The Operations Of Hasidic Controlled School Board

“All I’m saying is don’t trust the man 100% when you know he’s lying,” U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel told David Butler, an attorney for the East Ramapo Central School District.

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