Israel, a Haven for Sexual Abusers – a Skewed Legal Process and Malka Leifer

Malka Leifer, former Melbourne principal and accused child abuser, granted further delays in extradition process

The alleged victims of an Israeli teacher accused of sexually abusing girls at a Melbourne school said they were distressed and angry about further delays to her extradition case.

The Jerusalem District Court has granted lawyers for the former principal of the Adass Israel girls school, Malka Leifer, time to cross-examine members of a psychiatric panel that found the 54-year-old had been faking mental illness to avoid extradition.

The panel is meant to be the final assessment of Ms Leifer’s mental fitness after more than 30 previous examinations, many of which found her mentally competent to face trial.

 

 

Israel’s State Attorney’s Office had seized on its findings to press for a speedier resolution to the extradition hearing, so Ms Leifer could be sent to Australia to face 74 sexual abuse charges.

“The psychiatric panel’s findings lead to the inevitable conclusion that over the past five years, the court and the mental health system have fallen victim to a fraud perpetrated by Leifer and her supporters,” it said in a press release before the court hearing.

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Rabbi Greer Fooled a Lot of People, Garnered Support…Yet Another Victim

This is being published from the files of Larry Noodles.

Please see his blog for an in-depth look into Rabbi Daniel Greer, whom Noodles refers to as the “GOAT.” He has written extensively on the subject.

In our opinion, far too many Jewish organizations, shuls, funds, and people have supported Rabbi Greer, written letters on his behalf, explained away his crimes as if they did not happen. Is it not time that his supporters be held accountable for their support and by implication their complacency?

A recent letter written to the Court and posted by Noodles on his blog reads: “He [Greer] humiliates people with the ease that others say good morning.”

“However, I wish to echo and amplify the voices of his true victims and tell you both from experience and professional expertise that victims of emotional, let alone physcial or sexual abuse often come back, often seek to impress, and often fail to confront the abuser.”

We will be following this story closely and adding information as it becomes available regarding Rabbi Greer and his supporters.

Is it not time to denounce Rabbi Greer and show your support for his victims?

NEW GOAT VICTIM COMES FORWARD

Daniel Greer was sentenced to 20 years in prison, suspended after 12, last month after getting convicted of four felony counts of risk of injury to a minor. Connecticut trial Judge Jon Alander considered the testimony of no less than three accusers, ie., Rabbi Avi Hack, Eli Mirlis and Rafi when he sentenced pedophile “Rabbi” Daniel Greer, AKA “the Goat” to 20 years in jail.

In spite of the testimony of no less than three accusers, in spite of the fact that the Goat’s two loyal sons fled the compound, and in spite of the fact that Dr. Ford testified in the civil trial that Ezi Greer was molested by the Goat, the Goat received numerous glowing letters of admiration, love, and support. One such love letter was written and signed by “Senior” Rabbi Albert Feldman, Rabbi Emeritus of the Westville Synagogue, who stated: “After knowing Daniel Greer for better than a half-century, I can fully vouch for Rabbi Daniel Greer’s upright moral and ethical character and behavior in all situations.”

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Leifer, Five Years After Israeli Initial Ruling Protected Her, Faces Extradition

A private investigator tracked Malka Leifer as she did shopping in Bnei Brak on December 14, 2017.

Report: Leifer fit to face extradition

NINE years after three police statements were made in Victoria, a panel of psychiatrists has ruled alleged child sexual abuser Malka Leifer is fit to face extradition from Israel to Australia.

“We cannot believe this day has come,” alleged victim Dassi Erlich said.

“Incredible news! We knew this all along! Such a long wait! Justice has come!”

Leifer was first arrested in Israel in August 2014, but was ruled unfit to face extradition proceedings. A new panel of three psychiatrists was recently formed to give the Jerusalem District Court judge a new opinion on her mental health conditions.

The panel is due to hand over its report to the Jerusalem District Court today (Friday) and then it will officially be presented in court Tuesday, but an official with knowledge of the case told The Times of Israel that she has been assessed as fit to stand trial.

Child sexual abuse advocate Manny Waks said this is a monumental development in the case.

“It seem that finally justice will prevail,” he said.

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Are There no Crimes So Unthinkable That Enforcement of Justice is Simply a Moral Imperative? Malka Leifer

Malka Leifer is brought to court in 2018. The former Melbourne school principal has lost her bid in a court in Israel to prevent further psychiatric examination.
Malka Leifer is brought to court in 2018. The former Melbourne school principal has lost her bid in a court in Israel to prevent further psychiatric examination. Photograph: Mahmoud Illean/AP

Malka Leifer loses bid to avoid new examination over mental fitness for extradition

The former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer, who is accused of sexually assaulting female students, has lost a bid in an Israeli court to stop a further psychiatric examination to assess if she is mentally fit for extradition.

The Jerusalem supreme court on Tuesday rejected an appeal filed by Leifer’s lawyers against a district court decision handed down in late September that ordered a new psychiatric panel to assess and report on the 52-year-old’s mental state.

The appeal was heard a week before the new panel was due to present its findings to the Israeli court.

Leifer faces extradition to Australia on 74 charges of sexually assaulting students during her time at Melbourne’s ultra-orthodox Adass Israel school.

She fled to Israel in 2008 after the allegations emerged and the process to extradite her has stalled several times since charges were laid in 2013.

Dassi Erlich, one of her alleged victims, has been fighting along with her sisters to bring Leifer back to Australia. She had a nervous six-hour wait for a final decision from the supreme court’s judge David Mintz.

“With two months since the last hearing, Leifer has been front and centre of our minds and we almost forgot how emotionally exhausting and physically gruelling these hearings are,” Erlich said. “Time to breathe, sleep and remember we will get through this.”

In September judge Chana Miriam Lomp deemed there was not enough evidence that Leifer was mentally fit to face an extradition trial, even though court proceedings have been under way since 2014.

Israel’s State Attorney Office, acting as the prosecution in the case against Leifer, has produced countless evidence over the 61 court hearings that the accused is feigning mental illness to avoid an extradition trial.

At the end of October Leifer’s lawyers had stated she would not cooperate in the fresh psychiatric assessment. The district court judge ruled the panel should proceed anyway.

In court on Tuesday Leifer’s defence continued to claim there was no “rationale” or “authority” by the court for the accused to undergo another assessment, and it was unfair on the defendant.

The psychiatric panel will examine Leifer on Wednesday before presenting its report to the court on Tuesday.

The report will be discussed at next week’s hearing and both sides will then be given the opportunity to cross-examine the psychiatrists.

The victim supporter Manny Waks said he was pleased with the supreme court’s decision.

“We expect next week’s decisive hearing to rule that Malka Leifer is indeed fit to face justice, and that her extradition hearing will finally recommence,” he said.

“This ongoing farce must end, and justice must prevail – for Leifer’s victims and for other victims who are being deterred from pursuing justice.”

 

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Is There no Crime for Which a Rabbi is Deemed “Persona Non-Grata”? – Rabbi Berland, Sex Abuse and Graft

Eliezer Berland covers himself with his talit (prayer shawl) at the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem, as he is put on trial for sexual assault charges, on November 17, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/ Flash90)
 

Eliezer Berland covers himself with his talit (prayer shawl) at the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem, as he is put on trial for sexual assault charges, on November 17, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/ Flash90)

 

 

Followers of sex convict rabbi Berland held on graft suspicions

Six followers of Hasidic rabbi and convicted sex offender Eliezer Berland were reportedly detained Sunday evening over suspicions of fraud and money laundering.

In a series of raids, police searched the suspects’ homes, seizing documents and bringing the men in for questioning, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

There were no details about the suspicions against the six, but it was reportedly tied to an investigation opened into Berland following a report by Channel 13 alleging he told a cancer patient not to accept medical treatment and instead pay him money so that she will live.

Berland commands a cult-like following among the thousands in his offshoot of the Bratslav Hasidic sect and has used his followers’ faith in his righteousness to bilk them out of large sums of money in exchange for mystical and religious rites, including blessings and promises to heal the sick.

After her daughter died as a result of the faulty non-medical advice from Berland, Nurit Ben Moshe filed a police complaint on November 7, with her lawyer arguing that Berland’s conduct constituted manslaughter.

Berland was not arrested as part of the raids, but his house was searched by police, according to the Behadrei Haredim news site.

The investigation into the death was expected to focus on trying to get inside information from Berland’s supporters, a tough task since they are a closed circle and tend to be extremely devoted to their leader. Many of them have taken violent action and threatened those who speak against Berland.

Berland fled Israel in 2013 amid allegations that he had sexually assaulted several female followers and was for years protected by a fiercely loyal network of cadres around the world.

After evading arrest for three years and slipping through various countries, Berland, 81, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in November 2016 on two counts of indecent acts and one case of assault, as part of a plea deal that included seven months of time served. He was freed just five months later, in part due to ill health.

Since then, he has resumed his activities as the leader of the Shuvu Bonim community, an offshoot of the Bratslav sect that has been disavowed by the broader Hasidic dynasty.

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Noodles Beats the Goat – The Daniel Greer Story – Part I

Larry Noodles and the Goat – i.e. Larry Dressler and Rabbi Daniel Greer

Rabbi Daniel Greer allegedly spent years and years hurting people, committing rape. A remarkable attorney, Larry Dressler, lost his legal license in events connected with Greer, events about which we have no direct knowledge but are in part explained below.

Dressler should be hailed a hero and returned to the practice of law. There are so many lawyers out there who know not right from wrong. Larry Dressler is not one of them. And we have remarkable admiration for him and for the judge on the Greer case. Had this been tried in New York, things might have been dreadfully different.

We will be covering the Goat story and the many institutions that knew he was engaging in harmful conduct that placed children in jeopardy and did nothing. We have received dozens of requests to provide information on those institutions and it is our intention to do so. We thank those of you who have been sending us this information.

Rabbi Greer’s money was apparently far too appealing for anyone to call him out and to save his many victims from a lifetime of hardship. Dressler was, yet, another victim.

With great admiration we are posting the most recent story as printed and formatted from the pages of Larry Noodles.

https://larrynoodles.com/noodles-victorious-against-the-greer-goat/

 

Noodles Victorious Against The Goat

Judge Alander denied the Goat’s motion claiming that I tampered with the Goat’s witnesses Thomas DeRosa and Jean Ledbury. On the advice of my Attorney John Williams, pictured above, I refused to answer most questions of Attorney Grudberg based on my Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination.

The Goat’s Motion for a new trial based on witness tampering was heard at 9:30 AM this morning before Judge Alander. The Goat wore an ankle bracelet that looked like a black tape recorder strapped onto his ankle. It was sticking out over his pants. The Ewe was there to support her Goat wearing that old ratty wig she needs to replace. The Goat is too cheap to give the Ewe money for a new wig but no expense is spared on his wet dream team of attorneys.

The State’s Attorneys Office had numerous investigators and State’s Attorneys in the courtroom. The Goat had his Yale wet dream team of Attorneys Grudberg, the Dow and the Dow’s college intern. The Goat also had Attorney Richard Emanuel, a top appellate attorney, in Court observing the proceedings. Emanuel will be filing the Goat’s appeal. I was present with my attorney John Williams, the legendary New Haven civil rights attorney who defended Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers back in the 1960s. John graduated from Harvard. The Dow and Grudberg graduated from Yale. The annual Yale-Harvard football game is this Saturday in New Haven. Harvard will beat Yale just as Williams beat the Dow and Grudberg today.

The Goat’s attorney Grudberg submitted affidavits signed by Goat secretary Jean Ledbury and former Goat science teacher Thomas DeRosa attesting that they felt intimidated by their interactions with Larry Noodles. Ledbury stated that she was frightened when Noodles said “Hello Mrs. Ledbury” to her while she was putting coins in the parking meter. She also said that she felt threatened when Noodles took pictures, along with another reporter from the New Haven Independent, of her and the Goat in her car in front of the courthouse. Thomas DeRosa attested that he felt intimidated by Noodles when I allegedly met with DeRosa at his house in Southbury wearing a baseball hat. Grudberg argued that these witnesses would have testified better had they not felt intimidated. Judge Alander was not impressed. Ledbury and DeRosa showed up and testified for the Goat. If they were intimidated they would have stayed home.

It didn’t look good for Grudberg or the The Dow. Alander was ready to throw out the Goat’s motion without hearing any testimony. The Dow was down 500 points. Grudberg then cried to Judge Alander that he subpoenaed the States Attorney and requested the production of all written communications between the States Attorneys office and Larry Noodles. Grudberg argued that Noodles was working for the State of Connecticut when he contacted DeRosa. Grudberg quoted the Noodles blog many times when he argued that I was an agent of the State of Connecticut. Does Grudberg know the difference between truth and fantasy?

The State’s Attorney objected to turning over communications with Noodles to Grudberg. The State’s Attorney stated that there was nothing in the communications that had anything to do with Ledbury or DeRosa. Grudberg said he should be able to see that for himself. Grudberg suggested that Alander review the materials by himself in chambers. Alander asked the State’s Attorney how many pages of communication existed between Noodles and the State’s Attorney’s Office. The State’s Attorney said that there were hundreds of pages of documents, along with court pleadings from the civil rape trial, and other materials, including emails and text messages, along with recipes for noodle kugel. Judge Alander didn’t seem very excited about reading a large stack of documents, and kugel recipes in his chambers. Alander ordered the State to give Grudberg the documents to review and if Grudberg saw anything important to alert the Court. The Court took a recess. After about a half an hour Grudberg told Alander that the attorneys all needed to meet in chambers. After some period of time Judge Alander came on the bench and announced that a full blown evidentiary hearing would be conducted on whether Noodles was an agent of the State of Connecticut and whether Noodles tampered with the Goat’s witnesses. The kugel recipe I sent to the State’s Attorney’s Office must have blown my cover as a rogue secret agent of the Prosecutor’s Office. I am still waiting for the State to wire money into my off shore Swiss bank account.

Former Goat science teacher Thomas DeRosa was called to the witness stand. He said he has a very bad back and is in constant pain. He said he takes Valium every day and has morphine patch on his arm. DeRosa spoke very slowly. DeRosa didn’t hear or understand half the questions when he was on the witness stand. The attorneys had to keep repeating and rephrasing the questions. DeRosa testified that he met someone at his house whom he later identified as “Noodles.” DeRosa said he read the Noodles blog and was fascinated by it. DeRosa said that he didn’t understand why I was named “Noodles.” DeRosa said that I came out of the bushes and surprised him while he was in his driveway. DeRosa said that I went into a tirade about the Goat raping 5 students and tying up 3 others. DRosa said he felt vulnerable because he didn’t have his cane or his back brace. DeRosa said he couldn’t defend himself if anything violent happened. DeRosa said he asked me to leave after 5 or 10 minutes. He said he went inside and got his cane and back brace and came back outside to see me but I had left. He said he could defend himself better with his back brace and cane. After I left DeRosa said he contacted the Goat and told the Goat that I was at his house asking him questions. He said he never contacted the police. He said he “couldn’t remember” if I told him that I was from the State’s Attorney’s Office. Judge Alander said to DeRosa, “Wouldn’t that be something that you would remember?” DeRosa couldn’t remember the exact date when I was at his house. DeRosa said he was agitated when he testified for because of his encounter with Noodles. DeRosa said that I was wearing a baseball hat, which he said he found to be particularly odd. He couldn’t understand why I was wearing a baseball hat. DeRosa clearly was too stoned to remember anything. He probably got his fentanyl patch mixed up with his morphine patch. I wanted to call 911 and have him admitted to Yale Hospital to detox. Judge Alander was not impressed with DeRosa.

I was called to the witness stand after DeRosa. My Attorney John Williams advised me to take the Fifth Amendment when I was asked about any encounters I may have had with DeRosa or Jean Ledbury, on the grounds that the Goat accused me of the crime of witness tampering. Judge Alander allowed me to invoke the Fifth Amendment. I refused to answer most questions. The only questions I answered were stupid questions that Grudberg already knew the answers to. Grudberg asked me if I attended the Goat’s civil and criminal trials. Duh! Grudberg is pretty stupid for a Yale graduate. Grudberg asked me if I pleaded guilty to a Federal crime involving fraud and dishonesty which caused me to lose my law license. Duh again! Grudberg wasn’t getting anywhere so he asked me whether I had any of the records of communications between me and the State’s Attorneys Office, listed on the subpoena that he served upon me. I told him I didn’t have any time to search for these records, if I even had anything. Judge Alander told Grudberg that the State of Connecticut just gave him all the records of communications between Noodles and the Prosecutor’s Office. Grudberg said that he wanted to see if I had anything that the State was missing. Alander shook his head and told Grudberg that he already had his documents and to leave Noodles alone. No further questions. The Dow crashed 1,000 points. The Goat looked very angry.

Goat secretary Jean Ledbury testified after Alander kicked me off the witness stand. Ledbury said that when she picked up the Goat at the courthouse she was accosted by me and Chris Peak from the New Haven Independent: “he came running toward my car. They got in front of me, so I couldn’t move the car toward them. They yelled at me and took my picture through the windshield.” Ledbury said that I approached her in the hallway of the Court and said, “I hope you know, either way this goes, you’re going to be out of a job. It shook me up, it got me rattled.” Judge Alander was not impressed with Ledbury’s testimony.

Grudberg called State’s Attorney Wilensky to the witness stand. It is extremely rare for a State’s Attorney to be called to the witness stand in a case she prosecuted. It takes a lot of chutzpah on the part of Grudberg to put a fellow member of the bar on the hot seat. The courtroom was packed with attorneys and investigators from the State’s attorneys office, public defenders, and court employees. Even judges from other courtrooms showed up to watch the show. The topic of discussion throughout the day was “Mr. Dressler” and whether “Mr. Dressler was an agent of the State” or part of the “Prosecution’s team.” With a poker face, Judge Alander read portions of my blog postings into the court record. Alander stated, “the Noodles blog posting of Oct 25th stated the following: ‘None of the post conviction articles have given any credit to Larry Noodles for helping to bring down the Goat. Against my immoral code as a convicted felon, I spent half the summer in the Office of the State’s Attorney tracking down, and convincing witnesses to testify against the Goat. I was impressed with the female dream team at the Office of the State’s Attorney. They set aside their entire conference room for the Goat case. They had boxes of goat files spread out throughout the office. They even had a flow chart on the conference room wall… I was surprised they asked a criminal like myself to assist them in putting away the Goat.’” I was flattered that my blog postings were making the Connecticut law books and will be cited as precedent for many years to come. Res Ipsa Noodles?

Wilensky testified that she had met with me many times and exchanged text messages because she wanted my help tracking down at least one state’s witness for the trial. Wilensky stated that she never authorized, instructed or inferred that I have contact with Ledbury or DeRosa. Grudberg argued to Judge Alander that there was prosecutorial misconduct and a new trial should be granted because Noodles had been “welcomed into the fold by the State, to assist with the effort to prosecute the case. This is someone working in tandem with the state to try to obtain Daniel Greer’s conviction. ‘You lie down with dogs, you get fleas.’ The State chose to accept help from this individual. When you do that, you’re bound by what he does. You can’t wash your hands of him when he steps over the line.”

The Noodles hearing didn’t end until 4:30 PM in the afternoon. Rabbi Notis was waiting in the hall all afternoon to testify for the Goat during sentencing. Sentencing never occured because the Noodles hearing went on all day. Sentencing of the Goat has been rescheduled for December 2nd. Judge Alander denied the Goat’s motion for a new trial based on Noodles tampering with the lokshen.

“The freshmen up at Yale get no tail so to satisfy their yen, they go out with Harvard men – the sophomores up at Yale get no tail so that half the freshmen class has to take it up the ass – the Juniors up at Yale get no tail so to release their frustrations they resort to masturbation – the Juniors up at Yale get no tail – the Seniors up at Yale they get tail but after three years with the guys they can hardly get a rise – the Bulldog up at Yale has no tail well after running through those halls he is lucky he has balls”

“The hand of G-d lay heavy upon the he-goats, the ewes, the crooks, the politicians, and the infidels, and He wrought havoc among them: He struck them with hemorrhoids.” I Samuel 5-6

“It is better to be cursed by the Prophet Achiya ha’Shiloni, and repeatedly cursed out by Larry Noodles, than to be blessed by Bil’am.” Taanit 20.

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ADDITIONAL READING:

https://larrynoodles.com/goat-daniel-greer-subpoenas-noodles-to-testify-at-sentencing/

https://larrynoodles.com/the-goat-daniel-greer-rabbi-ewe-prayed-for-a-miracle-this-past-shabbos/