Wednesday, February 08, 2006

SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS -THIS IS THE LAW FIRM THAT WAS INTERVIEWED ON FOX NEWS LAST NIGHT

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Posted By David

I too was molested by Rabbi Yidi Kolko, both while a student in 7th and 8th grades in Yeshiva Torah V'daas and during those same summers whilst a camper in Camp Agudah.

I used to get rides to school in the mornings with Yidi whether in his old blue car or in his brand new brown car. At that time he lived on 56th Street between 14th & 15th Avenue, whilst I lived on 57th Street, between 15th and 16th Avenues. He was newly married at that time and his first child, a daughter, was also just born then.

Once we got to the Yeshiva on Ocean Parkway, which then was just off of Caton Road, he would park the car (either down the block from the Yeshiva, on the Ocean Parkway service road, or around the corner, I think it was East 5th Street, and ask me to come over and either sit beside him or sit on his lap. Sometimes he would move over to the passenger seat and would then sit me on his lap.

That's when he went fishing. He would insert his hands down the front of my pants and would begin to "search around" to say the least. At the same time he would pull me closer to himself, or would push himself forward againt myself, sometimes even pushing me into the stearing wheel, to the point that it hurt.

Unfortunately I didn't react or complain. The winters were cold and these rides saved on not having to walk all the way to 13th Avenue to wait for the bus (especially on Sunday mornings), you were able to leave your house later since you could always make the ride, and you saved a couple of cents, which was a lot in those days.

During one of those Sunday mornings whilst we were driving on Caton Avenue, whilst I was sitting in the front passenger seat - I almost always sat in the front passenger seat - we were involved in a terrible traffic accident where a car went through a red light and slammed into Yidi's car. B"H we all got out without a scratch.

In Camp Aguda it was the same, whether if he took me into the trees, or into his cabin, or even would take me out for a drive. FYI, during the summer of 1970 I had my bar mitzva in the camp.

I of course told my parents and tried on several times
to explain to them what I was going through, but they didn't want to believe me and my "stories", etc. My father at that time was a very well known and respected person in the Boro Park & Midwood communities and within the Yeshiva world. So I just shut up and let the molestation and perversion continue.

I also think that Yidi Kolko is a danger to the students, past and present in Yeshiva Tora Temimah and I feel that it is about time that the wall of silence be torn down.

Did I suffer as a result, probably. But I have made a life for myself and today am very happily married with 4 wonderful children.

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Posted by David to UN-ORTHODOX JEW at 9/23/2005 01:49:51 AM

47 comments:

therebba said...

go get a life you peice of chara.
if it was really such a big issue to you,you would have gone to poskim and ask them for their advice, NOT start filing lawsuits.
why would the jewish magazines publish your story,, you have zero, YES ZERO credibility to yourself.
if you were to come out with your identity i would maybe see some truth, but for all we know you can be some messed up yeshivah guy who went off the D and is lashing out at his former yeshivah.
so until you get some proff go get a life. If this is not true u will go to hell fore eternity, such a claim (true or not true)will haunt the Kolco family foreever.

Still Wonderin' said...

"if it was really such a big issue to you,you would have gone to poskim and ask them for their advice"

That's great advice, chump. ...'nuff said.

I, for one, am quite anxious to see how this precedent-setting idea plays out. I hope the phonies who are ruining my religion are running for the hills.

Black Hatter said...

No Rabbi is going to back OUJ since there isn't any Rabbi's who OUJ hasn't ranted about.
Remeber, the higher HAMAN became, the greater was his fall.

Anonymous said...

UOJ i whole heartedly agree with the rebba
u have to have some proof to back up your monsterous claims
P.S. are u really non orthodox?

Anonymous said...

this is the problem these days a piece of garbage like yourself can just throw out allegations with no proof and some are crazy enough to believe it

uwereabused said...

yeah-you must be very very bored and very very upset with yourself-maybe send letters to different shrinks to get some opinions on how to cure your deep hatred of people-i am sure someone can treat you but hurry because you are getting sicker and sicker

Anonymous said...

Dear Rebba,

Obviously you have never been molested!

"Haunt the Kolko family forever"

How about me and my family???????? You sound just like the perpetrators and the protectors of perpetrators which are even worse!

Fe!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Rebba,

Obviously you have never been molested!

"Haunt the Kolko family forever"

How about me and my family???????? You sound just like the perpetrators and the protectors of perpetrators which are even worse!

Fe!!!

Anonymous said...

so until you get some proff go get a life. If this is not true u will go to hell fore eternity,
------------------------------
BUT if he does have proof , then who will end up in hell?
I will let the above commentator answer that.

Anonymous said...

Hey man, I'm actually fascinated by one thing:

How in hell do you mkanage to post such stuff without people figuring you out? I mean, I know that the internet is supposed to be a haven for anonymity but I'd have to imagine that R' Kolko and the other people you accuse of serious evil (whether rightly or wrongly) would put big money into tracking down who you are through IP or whatever else there is out there. Does it require lots of tech no-how to remain anonymous in the face of big bucks trying to figure you out or can any shlemazal start a blog on any subject without any fear of high-powered lawyers with libel suits/blackmail cases figuring them out?

Forgive my seeming naivite here but your blog really opened my eyes on this one. What's the story?

Anonymous said...

black hatter:
You're living in a make believe place.

Un-Orthodox Jew said...

Anon,
They are afraid to find me, I know too much.
They can BS their partners in hilchos BS, but they know that if I come out in public, they're history.

Enough Already said...

Another case-Hashem Yerachem

http://www.lse.co.uk/ShowStory.asp?story=YV822408Q&news_headline=jewish_teacher_abused_boys_in_lessons

Enough Already said...

http://angrysoul.blogspot.com/

Bi Curious said...

how much do you really know? has Cocoa molested women ever? If so who?

tt insider said...

I here all the rabayim are thinking about signing a letter that if kolko goes they all do.
i guess they are afraid that anyone can be targeted next.

insider

"DaasTorah"Cynic said...

Rebba and ilk -- its people like you, who are willing, like lemmings, to follow every "posek" who dispenses "daas torah", that fuel people like UOJ (and myself). Understand: As long as you continue to follow people who are in it for ulterior motives and not purely L'Shaim Shamayim, you are empowering them (the "poskim" and "protectors of daas torah") and enabeling them to continue preying on the innocent among us. UOJ should be commended for taking a stand and trying to change the status quo -- not derided. I hope that you are never the victim of "daas torah" dispensed by a person who had ulterior motives, and pray that if you are, you have the self control to express your anger and frustration in a healthy manner (such as creating a blog) as opposed to resorting to violence or other inacceptable methods.

Un-Orthodox Jew said...

ONCE AGAIN:

AGUDAH/TORA UMESORA- STEP UP TO THE PLATE-ENOUGH WITH YOUR ASSININE
CONVENTIONS AND DINNERS.

GET KOLKO TO RETIRE IMMEDIATELY AND I GO AWAY.

I SWEAR, YOU"LL WISH YOU STEPPED IN IF YOU DON'T MOVE QUICKLY!!!

Agudah watcher said...

Zweibel and Fishman, why don't you take up OUJ's offer? So far everything he said he would do he did. You have to be crazy not to.
Call Margolis and insist that he retires Kolko, you all know it's true.

friend of sheigetzel said...

OUJ stop ranting like a raving lunatic - give it up while you still can. You know and I know what the next step is.

Anonymous said...

UOJ please publish this comment, please.

I am begging all yiden to call the Aguda and Torah umesorah, plead with rabbis fishman and zweibel to get involved before the secular press and media get involved, i'm begging you l'maan klal yisroel. we are hated enough, we don't want to be compared to the catholics scandal.Yidi kolko is guilty of this crime, he should have been let go years ago and margolis is hiding him for whatever his reasons are.
Get involved before more yiddish blood is spilled before the world.
Im begging everyone to call and write the aguda and tora umesorah before the next klap.
please, please, please.

Hoping for a good result ... said...

Dear Kolko,

Please give yourself up (if guilty) and don't pull down the whole Torah True establishment with you. In spite of their flaws and expensive conventions there is still much good work that they do do.

TT parent said...

UOJ:

On this blog why not offer to take your $ 100,000 and ask RM to match that amount and hire a mutually agreed upon independent law firm to conduct a thorough investigation of the allegations and publish their findings and recommendation re RK.

If you are only about protecting our children that proposal seems fair to all involved.

Un-Orthodox Jew said...

TT Parent,
Fair enough. I'll talk to my attorney. Prepare Margulies for a YES answer on my part, provided if he's found guilty of harboring a molester, he would set up a five million dollar fund for the victims.

Anonymous said...

UOJ

Don't you think it would only be fair if you set up a $5,000,000 fund for the Kolkos if he's found to be innocent???

Another TT Parent said...

UOJ
Quoting from your "heartfelt" letter:

"I am in contact with the law firm who has collected in excess of two hundred million dollars from the various Catholic churches and archdioceses that were found guilty of harboring molesters.This is what they uncovered so far.

1- The combined assets of Kolko, Margulies, Tora Temima and it's entities have a net worth in excess of fifty million dollars.

3- The law firm is VERY CERTAIN that if there are twenty bona fide witnesses,they can obtain a judgment against the above named entities, and wrestle away ALL the assets of the above named people and entities.

4- The juries have awarded damages, depending on the circumstances, from $500,000-$5,000,000, read five million dollars per victim.

UOJ, I'm confused.
If you really have the proof that you say you do and you "know for a fact" that R' Kolko molested dozens of children and you're only interest in this is to help out the victims why all of a sudden would you be willing to settle for a mere $5,000,000 total when you can get $5,000,000 for each victim?

Also, don't you think that it would only be fair for you to also set up a $5,000,000 fund that would go to the Kolko's if the investigaion uncovers nothing? Along with that should be a public apology to R' Kolko, R' Margolies, Torah Temima, and every single parent that has a child in Torah Temimah for the absolute torture that you put them all through!

Tell your "attorney" to add that in the deal as well.

boog said...

I'll be the most surprised person in the ballpark if margulies caves and fires
kolko. You're up against a tremendous akshin.

"Sinah Mekalkeles Es Hashura". He has got his hate radar trained on you UO. Nobody tells margo what to do or when to do it.

Eyen Bereirah, UOJ; get step #2 ready to launch.

BTW, anybody see Dovid Zwiebel, Agudah lawyer? Been very, very quiet.

Un-Orthodox Jew said...

Above Anon,

If Margulies is willing to put up ALL his and Torah Temima's assets, I'll put up five million dollars.

Now stop wasting my time; Margulies won't put up a dime because he knows more than anyone that he's been harboring a molester for thirty years.

Un-Orthodox Jew said...

Boog,
Ah, the beautiful parsha.

Paroh had it made; plenty of real estate ("Ocean" Parkway as well-pun intended) and kavod, no bigger akshan than the mighty Paroh.

This Shabbos calls to mind; ALL his akshanus could not save him from destroying himself and all those around him.

This Paroh will too drown everyone surrounding him and ultimately himself.

Makah # 2, in the works.

Anonymous said...

Kish mein Tuchus - I've waited for you to fall for a long time. I think Haman is a good moshol for you.

petrified said...

uoj
i dont know if you read the blog of angrysoul.blogsppot.com its heart wrenching.
I have young children and i am petrified by what awaits them out there. This guys experience is out of a horror movie!

Anonymous said...

have you lined up any of the Jewish media already? which of them, is likerly to go with the story? JP? JW? Forward?

Anonymous said...

hey you little pisher running scared and hanging out on yeshivaworld to see if they outed you yet. get a life. It seems your site is as good as dead.

Y.Y. said...

Bava Metzia 59a!

It is better for a man to sleep with someone else's wife than ridicule and shame another person in public
R' Yochanan.

King David told God;
Even when my enemies cut my flesh there will be no blood for it was drained by all the public humiliation.

King David went to study in the academy while studying they used to ask him
David?
a man who sleeps with a married woman what is his punishment?
king David replied
his punishment is for the high court to strangle him to death but he has a share in the world to come (oilem habah)
while belittling me in public your punishment is that you lost your share in the world to come.

There you go you so called frum bloggers rather go fuck even married women rather than putting down other people.

Anonymous said...

Why are all you self righteous bastards out to get UOJ? You make me sick.

Anonymous said...

Why have you not spoken to any of the four people in charge of the investigation 25 years ago?

Letter Supporter said...

YY:

You bring sophistry to new heights. Exposing dangerous predators and their protectors is an obligation we all share. Distorting our sacred teachings is the bane of all that is good in our community.

If Kolko and Margulies want this to end, they know what to do.

Anonymous said...

YY

So what is your point?

Ed Evaluator said...

YY -- you comment on a number of blogs. I can't say you have ever once made a point that made sense or contributed to the discussion.

I'm wondering if you have a learning disability. Perhaps you should do something about it.

hashem yerachem said...

The letters have had a wide distribution in flatbush and boro park. many on this blog called your bluff and you kept your word.

everyone agrees the system is sick, the toras moshe issue, romimu and this.

on the other side, the kolko family are victims as well.
they are devastated by what has occurred this week.

if kolko is guilty he has victimized his own family.

If he is innocent, what could he do to clear his name?

Letter Supporter said...

Hashem:

You ask a good question.

Unfortunately we have no doubt as to Kolko's guilt so we do not have to grapple with this issue.

Yeshiva Rebbe said...

Kolko has victimized his own family and all the other families that he tortured by molesting numerous kids.
He must resign his teaching job and apologize to Klal Yisroel for the damage he's done, and MUST COME CLEAN!
The charade must stop; Margulies will have victimized the ENTIRE YESHIVA, if he keeps Kolko there.
Enough Lipa with your filthy lies, you are a disgraceful sick old man.

the avenger said...

After giving the matter much thought I have come to the following conclusions on the Kolko/UOJ matter. Lets bring this challenge 1.) If UOJ is wrong and there somehow can be brought proof that Yidi Kolko is innocent of all charges ....UOJ will reveal his identity and shut down this blog. 2.) If Kolko and supporters maintain that UOJ is wrong in this matter - Kolko will agree to himself be castrated on Ocean Parkway at the doors to Torah Temima with full audience participation! Any comments or suggestions ?? Castration and/or Vasectamy has been a proven method for stopping molesters in their tracks. With no balls -Kolko wont have the teiva to abuse anyone!! There have been several court-mandated deals like this with repeat rapists/child molesters. It is a drastic step but it for damn sure works .A Gut Shabbos to all!!

Anonymous said...

UOJ- I hope for your sake you are correct- If you are proven wrong....
You will be going down Avenue J James Byrd Jr. style!!!!

GOD BLESS THE TRUTH!!!

Un-Orthodox Jew said...

When I'm done with these guys there will be a ticker tape parade down Av. "J" for me and my chevra, featuring: MBD, SHWEKEY,FRIED, LIPA SHMELZER, BLOOMBERG, PATAKI, SPITZER and maybe even Dubya.

Anonymous said...

Dear UOJ,

When will you shut the fuck up? You sound like a moron. No one believes you antmore, and I would like nothing more than to see you rot in the fires of hell, you sick bastard.

JACK said...

What is going on here is crazy. First of all rabbi kolko is one of the greatest ,warmest people you will ever meeet .he has a heart of gold and he helps the jewish community out in ways that you would not even think about.I was and still am a student of rabbi kolko, he has tought me ,my freinds and family for years.what you are saying about him is outragous. Stop thinking about yourself for a minute and try to imagine all the pain you are putting this holy man who would not hurt a fly threw.Do you know what his entire family must be going threw?What you are doing is worse then what hitler did,and the price you will pay in the next world is un-imagineable.I hope you are getting help for this sickness you have, because a sickness like yours does not go away by itself .Please remember to take your meds, its very important.P.S HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF I DID THIS TO YOU? DONT START SOMETHING YOU CANT FINISH. JUST REMEMBER WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND...............OUT