Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) posts tepid response to Rabbi Mordechai Tendler's abuse of agunot. What kind of advocates for women are they?

15 Comments:

At 8:51 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

When you search JOFA's website (http://www.jofa.org/search.php), for the name Tendler.

The following statement comes up in addition to links to the Jewish Week articles.

"In light of the recent allegations against Rabbi Mordechai Tendler of “conduct inappropriate for an Orthodox rabbi,” JOFA condemns any behavior, by any leader, that takes advantage of women. The charges are particularly distressing considering that Rabbi Tendler, a strong advocate for agunot, was in a position of trust for many women at a time when they were particularly vulnerable. We applaud the Rabbinical Council of America for taking these issues seriously and instituting formal procedures to deal with them."

1) Why not link the Forward article "Feminists Criticized Over Silence" and address it?
http://forward.com/articles/2880

2) How about an apology for their silence, inaction and public statements praising RMT despite the allegations?

3) How about taking a strong stand for the vulnerable women they "claim" to support? How about some resources?

4) "We applaud the Rabbinical Council of America for taking these issues seriously and instituting formal procedures to deal with them."

What a joke.

a. Is this all we should expect from the RCA? Is this the low level of action Jewish Feminists are satisfied with?
b. Why didn't JOFA take this seriously in the past years?
c. Why didn't JOFA take some action against to protect Agunot over the past years?
d. Where's JOFA's action on this issue? What's being done to remove other sexual predators from working with agunot?

Shame on JOFA for their tepid response and continuing inaction and silence.

see also:
http://jewishwhistleblower.blogspot.com/2005/03/forward-agunot-leaders-split-on.html#comments

 
At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that JOFA aligned its self with both Mordechai Tendler and Saul Berman?

Do either one really understand or care about abuse?

Look at how Berman has handled the case of Mark Gafni.

 
At 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To add, the Monsey community and RMT supporters are invested in him, like an idol. They have come to him to save them and he has come to believing that is what he is. He fell into a messianic psycological saving complex, and you all feed off on him under the notion of independence and professional status of modern day success. You have enabled him and build him up needing him so. And he is hurting. Let him get help."

Actually, we just demand hard evidence. All we have seen is lie after lie after lie. Even if the women are telling the truth, they have told so many lies (or so many lies have been told in their name) that they have no credibility. MT was not thrown out of YSV. Rav Dovid and Rav Reuven and the family are 100% behind MT. No DNA evidence has ever been produced. The report to the RCA only recommended a 3 month suspension indicating that the investigator did not see much there. The RCA chose to ignore the report and expel MT.

 
At 3:17 AM, Anonymous Enough Already said...

Rabbi Tendler's chief sin is his being a rabbi in the first place. This made him fair game for anyone with a license to blog (which means the entire human race). In addition, Rabbi Tendler is also a man, that is in possession of male sexual organs. It is a well known fact that while adult males are always and forever responsible for all their actions, including those they're not aware of, and those merely conjured by others, adult females are completely absolved of responsibility for any and all aspect of their sexual behavior. We are all the products of brutal rapes of our mothers by our fathers, because the very act of penetration is a sin against personal boundaries.

So that when a rabbi were to have a liaison, physical or otherwise, with a woman of age, it is taken for granted that he, the rabbi, is a lurking predator, while she, the woman, is a mentally deformed child, unable to defend herself against his powers.

To say that the blog you're on right now is a sick and sickening place is to state the obvious. We all come here because it provides us with the rare opportunity to watch lives being wrecked by a few pimple faced kids without a life. That's a fine sport, much like slowing down to watch a car wreck. But may I suggest that we all break with this bad habit and go back to debating real issues, like the expulsion from Gush Katif. Let's declare a moratorium on sexual politics, at least until this blog shrivels and disappears under the weight of its own needlessness.

 
At 4:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking about Gush Katif, go to all rabbis you know and let them sign this:

http://www.a7.org/article.php3?id=4168

And be in Israel this summer yourself.

 
At 5:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out www.newhempsteadnews.blogspot.com

 
At 6:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out recent headline on www.newhempsteadnews.blogspot.com regarding DNA confirmed on 2 previously unheard married victims...in hands of prominent monsey rabbi...

 
At 6:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out www.howardstern.com

 
At 6:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said.......
check out recent headline on www.newhempsteadnews.blogspot.com regarding DNA confirmed on 2 previously unheard married victims...in hands of prominent monsey rabbi... "


How feeble minded are you to check out at site that posts 100% lies and doesn't allow any comments. The fact that comments are not allowed should suffice to convince you of its devious purpose. Are you so desperate for loshen hara, rechilus, and motzei shem ra. Why allow yourselves to be dragged into this by the yetzer hara. Please think twice. Don't make such a stupid mistake by reading that blog site.

 
At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that newhempsteadnews is run by a muslim?

 
At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yoran Yanover, enabler of a sexual predator/rabbi, wrote:

"We all come here because it provides us with the rare opportunity to watch lives being wrecked by a few pimple faced kids without a life. That's a fine sport, much like slowing down to watch a car wreck."

-----Some writer. You've used these same lines before.

Have you shared the writings of your pal Moonish with your wife yet?

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read Newhempstead.blogspot.com and read them take on the Jewish press's editorial today Wednesday April 6,2005

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger New Hempstead News said...

Anonymous writes:"How feeble minded are you to check out at site that posts 100% lies and doesn't allow any comments. "
Newhempstead news had no choice but had to prohibit comments, because this poster 6:15 A.M. is the Spamer! Now that he caused his own distruction, he now cries. "Now Eat what you have sown"

 
At 8:21 PM, Anonymous ShekerDestroyer said...

the fact that newhempsteadnews is posting lies has nothing to do with its prohibiting comments. That blogger has no problem fabricating "stories" since s/he has no credibility anyway. Does anyone take that blog seriously? Just look at his past blogs. Has any one of them been backed up by evidence? Just "rumors" or wild speculation. Sure, "YSV fired MT", and "there is DNA evidence", and "there was open revolt in KNH", and "His Uncle Rabbi Reuven Finestein made a pathetic plea to the membership and derided the RCA."
(While Rav Reuvein Feinstein supports MT, Rav Dovid is the one that spoke at the meeting. Rav Reuven sent a letter because he was speaking somewhere else.) Newhempstead then slanders Rav Moshe and his family saying "The Finesteins' have a history of tolerating sexual predators." Then the post about "Mechon Leharah on West Maple Ave is convening a Bais Din to remove the V'add!Any and all information regarding MT should be presented to this Bais Din! Mt will receive Hazmana today to appear to answer charges..."
Has that happened yet?
All these false postings by newhempsteadnews completely errode that blog's credibility. Kind of like the National Enquirer of Blogs. That blog is just trying to keep the sensationalistic spirit burning. A bit comical, i must admit, but a total waste of time.

 
At 9:24 PM, Anonymous knowen said...

Women are fascists. After giving birth they are not only ritually Tamei but mentally and emotionally Tamei as well. They are in no state to be given legal custody unless perhaps the father has unfortuneately been killed in battle against enemies of the Jewish people. Let men be men.

 

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