Maybe the Rabbis Should be Telling the Community to Vaccinate their Children, Despite not Knowing the Science Behind it…

NOTE TO THE RELIGIOUS OFFICIALS IN NEW SQUARE!!! 

MEASLES EXPOSURE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. 

THE ILLNESS AND POTENTIAL DEATH OF YOUR CHILDREN AND THOSE WITH LOW IMMUNE RESISTANCE RESTS SQUARELY ON YOUR SHOULDERS:

Since you have been indoctrinating your community to pay attention to you, you may want to hang up signs about vaccinating children before more children get sick and die unnecessarily.

Despite your conviction that education in math and science is unnecessary, perhaps you can see that without the help of EDUCATED medical practitioners, and sites like LostMessiah that informs the public (whether about things you like or don’t like), your children will die from diseases that ARE PREVENTABLE.

Officials Issue Measles Alert For NYC, Northern Suburbs

 

NEW SQUARE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Health Department was on high alert Wednesday after at least 17 people tested positive for measles in the Tri-State area.

On Wednesday, Rockland County health officials said there were 11 confirmed and three suspected cases being investigated involving a mix of adults and children.

aec82393a9c84d3aa608ea22d394ede2 Officials Issue Measles Alert For NYC, Northern Suburbs

Rockland County Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert said children who have had their first MMR vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella before 15 months don’t need to wait until age 4 for their second MMR as is typical. Children can get it as soon as 28 days after first shot, and parents should to talk to pediatricians.

A synagogue, a yeshiva and a health center in the Hasidic village of New Square are all listed as places visited by someone sick with measles, putting others at risk. The virus lives for about two hours after an infected person contaminates the air or a surface by coughing or sneezing.

MORETraveler May Have Exposed N.Y. And N.J. Residents To Measles

Health officials have said anyone at the following locations in Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties may have been exposed to the measles:

  • Congregation Bais Elazer in Monsey, N.Y. on Oct. 4
  • Mia’s Reflexology in New City, N.Y. on Oct. 4
  • Lifetime Gym in Montvale, N.J. on Oct. 5
  • Wesley Kosher in Monsey N.Y. on Oct. 5
  • Congregation Borov in Monsey, N.Y. on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6
  • Costco in Nanuet, N.Y. on Oct. 7
  • Care 365 in Monsey, N.Y. on Oct. 8
  • Westchester Medical Center’s Emergency Room in Valhalla, N.Y. on Oct. 11

“People are very scared about it. They are trying to the best what they can,” one man said. “If there’s any problem they’re taking now precautions. They are taking in the community strong precautions and I think it’s at a good level.”

Similarly, the New York City Department of Health warned the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn after six children contracted the disease this month.

City officials say those diagnosed are between 11-months and four-years-old. Two of them were hospitalized with complications from pneumonia and an ear infection.

Officials say one of the children visited Israel. Gary Schlesinger of Parcare Community Health Network says he’s now getting calls from worried parents.

“They’re basically calling to check on records to make sure they’re compliant with all the vaccinations recommended by government,” he said.

The so-called “MMR” vaccine is very effective — and the vast majority of Americans are immunized as children. Rockland County is urging those who’ve not received the vaccine to do so.

“Even adults can be vaccinated. They have to take two doses of MMR vaccine, which is about 28 days apart,” said Dr. Rebecca Varghese, medical director at Lifeline Urgent Care.

The city says six of the children infected had not been vaccinated. The sixth had one dose, but was not yet immune.

City health officials will be handing out informational fliers in the neighborhood, and will be meeting with rabbis and elected officials to help spread awareness. In Rockland County, officials will offer a measles vaccine clinic on Thursday in Monsey and on Friday in Nanuet.

The classic symptoms of the measles include an unpleasant red rash, fever, runny nose, red eyes, sensitivity to light and coughing. The virus can live up to two hours on a surface.

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Silence By: Harassment, Frivolous Litigation, Payoff, Setup and Conspiracy to Discredit

SILENCING DETRACTORS AND THE WHOLESALE DESTRUCTION OF SAM KELLNER

Dear Reader:

We are learning, little-by-precious-little, that the ultra-Orthodox community will stop at, well, perhaps next to nothing, to silence those most vocal about the dirty laundry within that community. FailedMessiah floated away in a sea of speculation after 10 years of investigative journalism. Whether it’s author agreed to accept money for silence is a matter of speculation. We would be remiss if we faulted him for so doing. The research is emotionally draining, if not devastating and the threats of a tactical assault coming from that community is, well.. tiring.  

LostMessiah is the subject of litigation intended to silence our voice, intended to instill fear in those who might want to help this collaborative effort and potentially scare away anyone willing to speak up. Sam Kellner, however, was an example of how a person could be set-up, framed, wrongly accused of a crime.

We are posting the below article from “Frum Follies” with the permission of its author, Yerachmiel Lopin, who should be fully credited. We mention that no support of LostMessiah should be deemed from the consent to repost or from the comments we are making in regard to Sam Kellner. The article’s author may feel differently, we did not ask. 

Our opinion, borne of information we have gathered over the last few months, is that Sam Kellner’s story is utterly and completely tragic insofar as he was a crusader. He wanted justice for children who had been victimized, including his own child. He spoke out against his community and has suffered terrible and irreparable losses since that time. He gave everything he had to justice and there are few who can understand the magnitude of corruption involved, in not only the failings of the system to fully punish the abuser; but also in the set-up of Kellner that followed. A book could likely be written on the subject.

To this date, we do not believe that charges have been filed against any of the people involved in what we are referring to as: a conspiracy to discredit someone who speaks out against the community. Despite efforts of nary a journalist and a lawyer to see that justice is appropriately served, to date it has not been. To our understanding, the current DA has not pursued this line at all and we are not certain whether he could given the relevant statutes of limitations in New York.

LostMessiah and the current defamation suit against a blogger is a testament to the lengths to which someone will go to silence detractors, reporters, speakers, journalists and in the Keller case, crusaders. He was a warrior for justice, in our opinion, and based upon the information we have he should have been rewarded, not vilified.

Sources close to the investigation of the original case and then the Kellner case that followed have told us that the conviction of Baruch Lebovitz should have been a fait accompli.

But then, we have been told, there was an exchange, old school, of a bag of cash in the Plaza Hotel. It was a payoff intended to benefit Lebovitz and start the wheels turning against Kellner. We do not know from where the cash originated or how many hands it exchanged, before it landed in the pockets of at two of five people who were instrumental in the investigation into Lebovitz.

LM

DA Knew Kellner Charges Were False When They Indicted Him

Hynes press conf of Kellner Arrest Arrest

The Office of the Kings County District Attorney knew that the charges against Kellner were false when they indicted him. Yet they colluded in a plot to undermine their own prosecution of a notorious pedophile, Baruch Lebovits and abandoned some of his victims who willingly came forward to cooperate with the prosecution.

According to the Jewish Week’s Hella Winston:

Two sworn statements submitted to the court… indicate that both the Sex Crimes prosecutor and the detective on the Lebovits case not only believed that MT was a genuine victim of Lebovits (and, by implication, not paid by Kellner to fabricate his allegations), but also had persuasive information that MT had been pressured and intimidated into backing out of Lebovits’ trial…

In her statement, the Lebovits prosecutor, Miss Gregory, details how she was contacted in November 2009, a few weeks before MT was set to testify against Lebovits at trial, by a lawyer named John Lonuzzi, claiming to represent MT. According to Gregory, Lonuzzi told her that MT was withdrawing from the case because “the pressure” was causing him “severe stress.” Lonuzzi also informed Gregory that, if called to testify, MT would plead the fifth because parts of his grand jury testimony “‘might’ have been embellished.”

Gregory notes that she “arranged multiple appointments” to speak with Lonuzzi and MT in person, but all were cancelled. She also served MT with four subpoenas, but he did not comply with any of them. Indeed, Gregory said she “was never able to speak with MT to confirm what Mr. Lonuzzi had told me about MT’s reasons for becoming uncooperative after twenty-one months of full cooperation” with the DA’s office……

These statements also show that Lebovits’ attorneys not only possessed what they alleged was evidence of Kellner’s extortion plot — including a secretly recorded tape of a conversation between Kellner and Lebovits’ son, Meyer — a year before Lebovits went to trial, but alerted Gregory and the judge to it at that time and received “a lengthy adjournment” to further investigate the matter. While the defense apparently considered bringing the Kellner allegations to law enforcement, according to Gregory, they ultimately declined to do so — a seemingly inexplicable decision, unless they believed the allegations would not hold up to scrutiny……

In an e-mail last week, Kellner attorney Niall MacGiollabhui… excoriated the office for failing to interview MT alone after he withdrew from the Lebovits prosecution and to determine on whose behalf Mr. Lonuzzi was really acting. “The scale and shamelessness … of the collusion by Rackets with a convicted pedophile is beyond shocking,” MacGiollabhui added. “It is a vile, disgusting abomination.”

Read the full article in the Jewish Week for more shocking revelations.

 

Additional Research:

Kellner v. The City of New York et al

New York Eastern District Court
Judge: Margo K Brodie
Referred: Sanket J Bulsara
Case #: 1:17-cv-01268
Nature of Suit 440 Civil Rights – Other Civil Rights
Cause 42:1983 Civil Rights Act

 

Former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes targeted dad of sex abuse victim instead of perv rabbi, lawsuit says

Cuomo Dodges Questions about Promises to Satmar Rebbe Zalman Teitelbaum to Keep Hands off with Education

Cuomo dodges questions about endorsement deal with Satmar Rebbe

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday did not refute reports that he assured a prominent rabbi he would keep his hands off yeshivas in exchange for an endorsement — instead pointing to his lack of control over the state Education Department.

The department is currently reviewing a long-delayed city Department of Education probe of whether 30 yeshivas have been meeting minimum requirements for secular education, a 3-year effort in whichofficials were blocked from visiting half the schools.

Asked about reports  that he had essentially told Satmar Rebbe Zalman Tietelbaum not to worry about the matter last week, Cuomo wouldn’t address the question head on.

“The State Education Department will enforce the law, but it’s not the governor’s responsibility. I have no control of the state Education Department,” he told reporters following a press conference at the Tappan Zee Bridge, which has been renamed for the governor’s father, Mario Cuomo.

City officials punted their probe to the state because the state Education Department has ultimate oversight over what’s taught in non-public schools.
Advocates had complained in 2015 that many yeshivas were violating the state requirement that they provide a secular education equivalent to what students get in public schools.

To read the remainder of the article click here.

Isn’t this Rich? Cuomo will Let his Ultra-Orthodox Donor Contingent Run Circles Around the Law and Nixon Will Not.. We Call that SCRUPLED, not anti-Semitic…

 

Cynthia Nixon calls on Andrew Cuomo to apologize for campaign mailer calling her soft on anti-Semitism

(JTA) — New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon called on her primary opponent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to apologize for a mailer paid for by the state Democratic Party that questioned her support for issues important to Jewish voters.

Cuomo, who heads the state Democratic Party, has said that he had no knowledge of the mailer and said through a spokeswoman that the language was “inappropriate.”

“I am the mother of Jewish children,” Nixon, who is raising the children of her first marriage as Jews and attends Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan, said in a statement late Sunday.

Nixon questioned how Cuomo could not know about the mailer and called on him to apologize, urging him to record a robocall to go out to voters apologizing for “calling me an anti-Semite,” The New York Times reported.

The mailer was sent Saturday, five days before the primary, to some 7,000 Jewish households.

“With anti-Semitism and bigotry on the rise, we can’t take a chance with inexperienced Cynthia Nixon, who won’t stand strong for our Jewish communities,” it said.

The mailer also said that Nixon is “against funding for yeshivas,” supports “BDS, the racist, xenophobic campaign to boycott Israel” and has been “silent on the rise of anti-Semitism.”

In an interview Tuesday with Times reporter Lisa Lerer, Nixon said of the mailer, “I thought it was disgusting and cynical and really surprising that Andrew Cuomo’s New York state party would stoop to this kind of fear-mongering and lies. To use this in this nasty and untruthful way — it’s really Trumpian.”

She added that she thinks Cuomo knew about the mailer despite his denials.

“I think he’s a micromanager and it’s his Democratic Party,” said Nixon, an actress who gained fame on the hit TV show “Sex and the City.” “The idea that he did not know about it is patently ridiculous.”

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah and her wife, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, issued a joint statement Friday saying that the charge that Nixon was soft on anti-Semitism is “a baseless lie.”

A poll released before the issue of the mailer went public showed Cuomo leading Nixon by 63 percent to 22 percent.

Meanwhile, the New York Post reported Tuesday that a Cuomo campaign official had pitched a story to a reporter at the newspaper about Nixon’s opposition to Israeli settlements and her support of the BDS movement against Israel a day before the mailer was delivered.

The email pitch included excerpts of news reports from 2010 detailing how Nixon was among about 200 American celebrities — including many Jews — who signed a letter supporting a boycott by Israeli actors, directors and playwrights of a new theater in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Chofesh H’Betui – The Right to Convey Free Thinking – at Stake PART II

The Word “Philanthropist” and the Services Money Can Buy –

Taking Aim at Free Speech

We have stated many times that we really do not like the word “Philanthropist.” Those self-proclaimed philanthropists, in our view, who riddle these pages have not given freely. They have not given anonymously to a beneficiary and taken no credit for the gifts, one of the highest forms of giving in the Jewish faith. Instead they have boasted philanthropy as a badge of alleged honor. Philanthropy, as such, is not a gift but a justification or a remediation of whatever sins have been committed.

And at this the holiest season on the Jewish calendar, we are taught that giving money to repent for our sins is simply not enough.

We are not philanthropists. We are supporters of a cause-accountability. We take on issues involving children, education, the treatment  of our elderly, honest business practices, human decency, mutual respect for our neighbors, integrity and most importantly, the right to free speech.

Nearly each page we have published contains the name of someone, whose ‘Wikipedia” page would call a philanthropist, as self-described. These alleged “Philanthropists” have learned to game a system, whether by greasing the palms of politicians, sending police officers to Israel, making friends with the appropriate corrupt officials in the Congo, purchasing a nursing home by manipulating zoning laws and then treating the patients reprehensibly or altering the zoning laws to suit their fancy. And, all of this under the guise of “Philanthropy.”

To our valued readers, these same self-proclaimed “Philanthropists” filed a lawsuit against a blogger, served on a Saturday which will require a response of one form or another in the middle of the holiday season. It will require funding and time. And in the greatest of ironies, the Plaintiffs refer to themselves as “Philanthropists.”

This lawsuit is an effort to silence the blogger and presumably silence this blog. The stakes are high. We have a readership of well over 1.5M views in the last few years and if we are forced to shut the doors to this site, it will send a message to each of our readers that it is too risky to speak up, something which runs counter to our very system of beliefs. A victory by these Plaintiffs would be the destruction of society’s ability to hold bad actors accountable for their actions, a horrifying result.

The law firm handling the suit is well connected in Kings County and is well known for its political connections and for its support of so many of the members of the community that grace our pages. The law firm has as great an interest in this case as its clients.

We will be asking for your support in the coming weeks. We have never asked for financial assistance to keep these pages running but a crowdfunding site is being established by friends of this page.

In the meantime, the findinglostmessiah@gmail.com address is up and running after some maneuvering. We are happy to answer questions and we could use any help you may have.

Finally, insofar as WordPress has a set of standards they follow, we encourage posting and participation. We remain faithful to the trust placed in us by you, our readers.

With many thanks. With kindness and immeasurable gratitude.

L’Shana Tova – LM and all of those who make this endeavor possible.

 

 

Education in New York, Substantially Similar? Likely… Not Happening Under Cuomo

PHOTOS: Gov. Cuomo Visits Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Promises Not To Interfere With Yeshiva Education

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg at his home on Thursday night. Leaders of several community Mosdos attended the meeting.

According to a BeChadrei Chareidim report, the Governor reassured the Rebbe that he would not interfere in Yeshiva education. Orthodox Jewish Yeshivas in New York City have been under investigation in recent years over allegations from a group called YAFFED that the yeshivas provide an inadequate level of secular education.

To see the articles and photos click here.

 

There Will be “No Government Interference” with the Education within the Haredi (Satmar) Community

Dear Readers:

In the Hebrew and English papers it is being reported that the Satmar community has received confirmation from Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with Senator Simcha Felder that there will “be no interference in the education of Jewish children.”

You will find the Hebrew article first and below it a very loose translation.

http://www.bhol.co.il/news/937720

המושל הבטיח: “לא אתערב בחינוך”

ניו-יורק: הקהילות החרדיות מתאחדים סביב המועמדים שמתחייבים להשיג את התוצאות הטובות ביותר עבורם • בבית הרבי מסאטמר התארח מושל ניו-יורק אנדרו קומו שהגיע לגייס את תמיכת הרבי

 

החוגים והעדות מתאחדים סביב המועמדים שיביאו את התוצאות הטובות ביותר בשביל החרדים, זאת בהתקרב מועד הבחירות שיתקיימו בעוד שבועיים, לתפקיד הסנטור של המדינה. 

הסנטור החרדי שמחה פלדר, המייצג את תושבי השכונות ברובע ברוקלין, בורו פארק ופלטבוש, הגיע בשבוע האחרון לביקור אצל האדמו”ר מסאטמר במעונו בשכונת ויליאמסבורג לקראת הבחירות הקרובות, האדמו”ר ברכו בחמימות ואף הביע את תמיכתו הפומבית. 

בסוף השבוע הופיע בבית הרבי מסאטמר, מושל ניו-יורק אנדרו קומו. במהלך הפגישה, בה השתתפו ראשי החסידות ועסקני ויליאמסבורג, עלתה גזירות החינוך בארצות הברית. המושל הבטיח לאדמו”ר שלא יתערב בענייני החינוך במגזר החרדי. 

גם האדמו”ר מהר”א מסאטמר שיבח בחג הפסח האחרון את הסנטור החרדי ר’ שמחה פלדר, ואמר כי “זכות הרבים תלוי בו וזכות כל תינוקות של בית רבן תלוי בו ויש קונה עולמו בשעה אחת”. “אני יודע שהתקשורת תצא נגדך אבל זה הכבוד שלך בעיני כל העם היהודי לכל קהילותיו”, אמר הרבי

The following is a loose translation:

THE GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED: “NO INTERFERENCE WITH EDUCATION:

New York: The Haredi Community are supporting the candidates that are promising the best results for that community. At the home of the Satmar Rabbi was hosted the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo who came to enlist the Rabbi’s support.

Also in Israel there is an expansion of gathering support for candidates for the local elections in New York who will best advance the  beliefs of the Haredi community. The people are being encouraged to garner support for centered around candidates who will bring about the best results for the Haredim, and the choosing of candidates for Senator who come closest to continuing and advancing, the best interests of the Haredi community within the State [of New York].

The Haredi senator, Simcha Felder, the representative of the inhabitants of communities of Borough Park and Flatbush, cam this las week to visit at the head of the Satmar in the community of Williamsburg because of the upcoming local elections and the head invited him (Felder) and promised his election support.

At the end of the week, Governor Andrew Cuomo was present at the Satmar Rabbi’s residence. During the meeting, there was also the participation of the head of the Chasidic and the representative of Williamsburg, and raised the issues of the interference of the education within the United States. The Governor promised that during his tenure, there would be no interference by his office with the Haredi education.

Also, all of the members of the US Satmar commity who spent last Passover with the Haredi Senator Simcha Felder understood and reiterated that “the greater rights [of the Jewish people] are depending upon him and the rights of all children of Israel are depending upon him at this hour. “I know that the media is sending out negative messages but this is the honor of yours on behalf of the entire Jewish world and all of its people” said the Rabbi.