Wednesday, February 01, 2006

WARNING-ATTENTION ALL FRUM JEWS!

Mr. Margulies:

As I see it you have 24 hours to make a decision which may determine the fate of your life's work.

Door number 1: fire the chronic child molester Kolko and you get to die with your business somewhat intact.

Door number 2: assume you can threaten and buy your way out of this looming disaster and you leave this world in absolute and utter disgrace.

I'm here to inform you that if Kolko is not out of Torah Temima today, you will be facing your Waterloo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki all rolled into one nice neat package. No more dinners, no more $50,000.00 club members and no more board members to take advantage of.

Don't be stupid, you have too much to lose. We have allowed you to build up a big business in our community.We should have ousted you years ago; you are HUMAN TINAF!

All we ask is that you not subject our children to a molester. Do the right thing. Get rid of this child molester today.

You never had to deal with a force as powerful as this; WE WILL CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS UNTIL OUR GOAL IS MET, NO BUYING YOUR WAY OUT OF THIS SCANDAL!

The letter below is being mailed TONIGHT to thousands of Orthodox Jewish households in Boro Park, Kensington and Flatbush. I am asking my readers to please copy the letter from this post and e-mail it to as many people as possible. Together, we can put a stop to this depravity.

WARNING-ATTENTION ALL OF JUDAISM

There is a chronic child molester in our midst. He is not in hiding nor is he being kept away from our children. Shockingly, he is a rebbe in Yeshiva Torah Temima located at 507 & 555 Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York.

Rabbi Lipa Margulies knows of this rebbe’s history of sexually molesting children. Rabbi Lipa Margulies refuses to remove this predator from his yeshiva. Specifically, Rabbi Lipa Margulies has been informed, repeatedly and from sources independent of each other, that Rabbi Yidi Kolko has sexually molested countless children during his long career around children.

Rabbi Yidi Kolko sexually molested children in Camp Agudah. Rabbi Yidi Kolko sexually molested children in Yeshiva Karlin Stolin. Rabbi Yidi Kolko sexually molested children in Camp MaNaVu. Rabbi Yidi Kolko spends his life around our children. It bears repeating that Rabbi Yidi Kolko is currently a rebbe in Yeshiva Torah Temima.

We have a problem. This is not to say that our wonderful community has more child molesters than other communities. We may even have substantially fewer. The problem is in our propensity to ignore the covering up of these horrendous incidents. Child molesters must be exposed and removed from our midst. Our children must not be subjected to molesters while in school. Rabbi Lipa Margulies must stop his unconscionable employment of this molester and his covering up of this threat. Rabbi Yidi Kolko must resign his position immediately. We can not rest until our children are safe from this scourge.

This mailing should not have been necessary. Both Rabbi Yidi Kolko and Rabbi Lipa Margulies were given advance copies of this letter and advised if Rabbi Yidi Kolko left Yeshiva Torah Temima immediately, this mailing would be stopped. Rabbi Yidi Kolko responded: “the matter has been taken care of” coupled with an offer to meet with his victims in person, one at a time. Rabbi Lipa Margulies responded: “I don’t think he is still a threat and I am responsible for the children” followed by “Anyone who doesn’t like it, doesn’t have to send their children to my yeshiva.” In short, neither of these mechanchim deny the facts, they simply refuse to do the right thing.

We are writing to ask you to speak out and help bring an end to this nightmare. Please call Rabbi Yidi Kolko at 1-718-252-6642 and ask him to resign his position immediately. Please call Rabbi Lipa Margulies at 1-718-438-1900 and ask him to dismiss Rabbi Yidi Kolko immediately. Child molesters must be kept away from our children. Our children deserve no less.

Mr. Margulies, read this news flash very seriously.

Attorney: Spokane Church Offers Settlement
By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS-Associated Press/AP Online02/01/2006 5:43 PM


SPOKANE, Wash. - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane, which filed for bankruptcy after being barraged with sex-abuse lawsuits, has offered a $45.7 million settlement to 75 people who say they were molested by priests.

Bishop William Skylstad publicly apologized Wednesday to the victims "for the terrible wrongs inflicted on you in the past." He urged Catholics to accept the proposed settlement, which will require money from individual parishes.

"To those of you who say this settlement will be a burden, I would say that this scandal is a burden we can no longer afford not to resolve," said Skylstad, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Plaintiffs' lawyer James Stang said a committee representing alleged victims voted Tuesday night to recommend that the offer be accepted.

Under the proposed settlement, the diocese agreed not to describe the plaintiffs as "alleged victims" anymore and to give them the opportunity to address parishes and write about their experiences in the diocesan newspaper. Skylstad also would go to each parish where abuse occurred to identify the offending clergymen, Stang said.

Skylstad also agreed to support the abolition of statutes of limitations on sex crimes, write letters to abused individuals and their families and add two members of a victims group to a board that reviews clergy sex abuse complaints, Stang said.

Some of those who would benefit financially from the offer said the diocese's other concessions were more important.

"Civil litigation was the only way to hold them accountable," abuse victim Mike Corrigan said at a news conference Wednesday. "Most of us would rather they went to jail than get money out of them."

Stang said the offer must be approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and by the victims individually within 120 days.

The settlement would cover all those who have already sued the diocese. There is no provision for anyone who might bring a claim in the future.

The diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2004, citing claims by abuse victims totaling about $77 million against assets of about $11 million.

Two other U.S. dioceses - Tucson, Ariz., and Portland, Ore. - have filed for bankruptcy because of sex abuse claims. A $22.2 million settlement was reached last summer in Tucson, while a federal judge in Portland ruled last month that trials involving as many as 100 plaintiffs could move forward.

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gsp eXIT !!7 said...

YOU GUYS ARE FUNC-ING LOSERS AND HATE LAKEWWOD AND HATE ANY GOOD PEOPLE.


I HOPE YOU ALLL DROP DEAD

uri lupolianski said...

gut shabbes fun yirishulayim
can you all chill out for da weak end

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Un-Orthodox Jew said...

I turned on word verification, I'm being spammed.
Disregard the last 30 comments.

Anonymous said...

I'm a TT and Ma-na-vu boy and remember these rumors and the din torah from over 20 years ago.
Are any of these Rabbi Kolko allegations recent or is it just the same stuff from 20 years ago?

Anonymous said...

who the hell are got some balls tell us youre name you are all a bunch of lowlifes who are goin to make record time to hell mosiach cant come because of you the motzei shame ra that you r causin will earn you a free ticket to hell and by the way harav margolis is the best he has the most estemmed and erlich staff and talmidim around the country shame on you we should wash youre mouth out with soap like a two year old sincerely kishmach

Anonymous said...

screw u

Anonymous said...

u r a crazy sick minded person even if what u say is true u have no hetter to say it in publick

Anonymous said...

do you guys have any other things to do besides bash the world of frum orthodox balei battim/kolle/mechanchim etc lakewood is the only thing that keeps this sick pritzusdige world goin r u guys that desperate to burn in hell the chofets chaim talks about richilus this is goin to be the biggest chillul hashem ever rember you cant do teshuva on chillul hashem all the previous gdolei hador are lookinj down from shamiyim and crying bitter tears look wat has happend to klall yisroel were supposed to be brothers one family one heart ki ish echad blev echad enjoy youre stay in helllll u lousy son of a cant say wat sincerely a concerned talmud of tt

Former Yeshiva Boy said...

After careful consideration, and probably against my best interests, I felt the need to share my thoughts growing up under the shadow of Rabbi Kolko for 10 years in Tora Temima and 10 years in Camp MaNaVu.

Early on I always felt he was fair, reasonable, and cunning disciplinarian. He was the authority. The J Edgar Hoover of the Yeshiva world. Tough bur fair.

I sincerely felt bad for him when he lost his house and camp. And my heart cries out to him and his family to have to go through all this. I did not hear any of these rumors until about two years ago when I was approx. 23. They weren’t current rumors just parents finally sharing information with their kids they didn’t deem was appropriate at a younger age.

However,

Looking back I recall, in my opinion, 2 important incidences.

(1) My last month in Tora Temima (8th Grade) Rabbi Kolko called in a friend of mine to randomly interrogated him in connection with our "modern" group of friends, specifically if we watch porn, where we watch it, and how often we masturbate Etc Etc. He threaten my friend with expulsion if he didn't talk.

I recall, feelings of sin and embarrassment while Kolko represented purity and goodness

Looking back I thought it was so cool that Rabbi Kolko didn't tell anyone or get us in trouble. Children are so innocent.

(2) Unfortunately I feel a duty to relate this one. It was well known and some of my friends unfortunately participated, that early on in camp to join Kolko’s sons click (who’s perks included sleeping in Kolko’s camp house at night) you had to show his son your genitalia. Parents complained to Rabbi Kolko he did nothing

I sincerely hope UOJ motivation is pure. I have been a small time victim of the yeshiva words flagrant indifference to molestation and abuse.

In Yeshiva Toras Moshe I was sexually assaulted by a fellow student. In my first year I was assigned to a dira off campus adjacent to a second year boy who later assaulted me. As I found out several days later, this boy had a history well know to Rabbi Meisalman and Rabbi Fischman of sexually attacking fellow students. Most recent to my incident he sexually assaulted a sleeping classmate in the TOMO dorms the year before.

In response to the first incident Toras Moshe did nothing paving the way for him to attack me. They even tried to force the first victim to leave the yeshiva and threatened him if he told anyone. They sent the attacker to a Psychiatrist and declared him cured after a few sessions.

The following year they assigned him with me and one other boy to an off campus dira where he attacked me in my sleep. I Thank G-d I woke up and was able to fend him off.
Present day, this boy is now a married Shaol and Mashiv working with first year students in Toras Moshe. As I found out Toras Moshe has long history of covering up sexual abuse scandals before and after my incident.
Coincidently a 21 year old Toras Moshe boy just home from Israel jumped of the Empire State Building last friday.

I have noticed a overwhelming aura of homosexuality and sexual deviation thought my years in the yeshiva system from the rabbis to the students.

This obviously comes from the sexual restraint that is preached in conjunction with the all male environment.

I have an acquaintance that is trying to sue Camp Romumu for failing to remove a counselor that abused him and abused dozens of kids before him. It was well known to Armo Kasus and Pfeifer. Romumu put this predator in the canteen when he was 25 and taking a summer break from law school. My friend was locked in that canteen overnight.

Stories go on and on. Very few come forward to protect shidduch interests and reputations. The yeshivas and camps cover it up. It's a tremendous inherent problem within our religion. A co-ed schools or camp that didn't preach so strongly absolute sexual restraint in my opinion would save Jewsh lives. How does this not, atleast at this point, justify sending my son or daughter to Hafter, Ramaz, Frish, Levi, Senica, Etc Etc Etc., ?

The response is not to got to Rabbonim and Dayanim. They have always ignored the problem. Maybee they don’t understand the lifetime of suffering that the abuse causes. Some of these kids are better off dead.
Please we have all heard the mikva warnings and other predator alerts.

I hope something is done. Someone pave the way for my child to get a proper "Yiddish" education without the enjoined dangers.

Anonymous said...

yo UOJ u have no clue what yout talkin about. you are just jealous of R.kolko and youd pay anything in the world to be like him.i cant wait to see you guys burn in the deepest part of HELL! yeah thats right HELL! so now tell me is it worth it? 1 million degrees of fire burning on you. If I were you guys i would quit all this SHIT! your all full of S-HIT! im sorry for saying this but THE TRUTH ALWAYS HURTS! PAIN BABY! ALOT OF PAIN! THATS WHAT ALL OF YOU GUYS WILL BE GETTING!

Anonymous said...

gear up for hell uoj get youre protective fire suits now

ps fire suits cant withstand the heat of hell

a very concerned yesiva bachur

Anonymous said...

R U THERE

Anonymous said...

R U THERE

AngrySoul said...

check my blog out at angrysoul.blogspot.com i want to be involved in doing something about this disease in our community. i know alot about this topic and need to be involved. my abuser molested over 100 other children - and currently he is on the streets

to former yeshiva guy - first of all please contact me privately its very important -1. you are a little off with my story.
2. i am very interested about this whole toe moe story bec. this abuser was a friend of mine who abused me as well. i confronted him last year and he swore that he doesnt do these things any more. if you have more info about him let me know as i will contact the authorities immediately. i personally know a few other people who were abused by him

ASW said...

Who are you? Allegations are baseless unless you show your face and name. Or are you afraid that you will get sued by Kolko? At the end of the day, this is all about money under the guise of molestation...an attempt to stir up the masses! UOJ, you are a sad individual and totally out of gas. Put up or shut up...I watch every news station and read all the secular papers...still nothing. Have a nice day, you schmuck.
ASW

Anonymous said...

UOJ - how can i contact u regarding info???

Un-Orthodox Jew said...

My e-mail address is:
a_unorthodoxjew@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

this case is up on The Awareness Center http://www.theawarenesscenter.org/kolko_yudi.html

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov, U won with the May 5 lawsuit. I wish my Rabbi/Molester would meet with a similar fate

Anonymous said...

I saw R Teitelbaum intimately touch several boys at Camp Sdei Chemed about 13 years ago. I bet most Sdei Chemed campers are aware of this.

duvduv said...

I'm now a gay man who comes from a frum ortho jewish family and went to Mir yeshiva when yudi kolko was the dorm counselor

numerous times he took me out of the dorm room in my freshman year (9th grade) at night after lights out if he caught me awake and talking to others in the room (at the time, in the mir dorm, there were like 8 bucherim to a room with 4 bunkbeds)and brought me to his private room and would rub his erect penis (through his pants) against my crotch (through my pajamas)

it wasn't fun and i convinced my parents to let me share a two bedroom apartment with 3 other guys who also didn't wanna stay in the dorms (which were pretty gross and smelly anyway) the following year

i also went one summer to camp agudah where yuddi (still not yet a rabbi)pushed himself on me and others but i was by then independent and strong enough (b"H) to be able to keep him from coming onto me - he then just treated me very meanly with the little authority he had
but i had a great rebbi there (also from mir) and was able to keep a comfortable distance from kolko

i am perfectly willing to give my name, etc. to anyone who needs to verify who i am, i.e., i'm not hiding behind any anonymity for those who refuse to believe the anonymous people with similar and worse experiences than my own

i can be reached at NYCatNYC@aol.com

duvduv said...

i also want to add that though I've often found UOJ to be smug and wrongheaded about lots of stuff (especially what i consider his ill-informed opinions on gay jews and frum gay jews), he should be praised and applauded for raising this real and serious issue and fighting for the many already harmed and protecting those who would otherwise be vulnerable to predators such as kolko
for this, kohle ha'kavode

duvduv said...

i also want to add that though I've often found UOJ to be smug and wrongheaded about lots of stuff (especially what i consider his ill-informed opinions on gay jews and frum gay jews), he should be praised and applauded for raising this real and serious issue and fighting for the many already harmed and protecting those who would otherwise be vulnerable to predators such as kolko
for this, kohle ha'kavode

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I had the misfortune of attending Yeshiva Torah Temimah for high school.

As with most ultra orthodox jewish schools, it was overcrowded, dirty, had next to no actual curriculum, used books that were old and out of date, and employed rabbis and teachers who were incompetent, lazy and abusive. The yeshiva was rife with the sexual and physical abuse of children on a daily basis. I saw more than I care to remember.

I heard about the allegations against Rabbi Kolko fairly late in the game and cant say I am surprised to hear about them.

There is an atmosphere of secrecy and extraordinary shame as regards human sexuality in that school (not unlike how sexuality is treated by ultra orthodox jews generally - so you can't really be surprised by this, can you?).

I remember Lipa Margolies as an obese, money grubbing prick who everyone was afraid of (rabbis and students alike). When he would arrive in the building, everyone would scurry away lest he see them. I have no difficulty believing that he would cover up the actions of someone like rabbi kolko. In fact, I would wager that there are legions of far worse offenders working at the yeshiva as we speak, doing their best to instill a love of gemarra and learning in their students in their own "special way."

Kudos to the un-orthodox jew for running this site.

I am so very grateful that I am no longer living in the 8th century with the rest of orthodox jewry. Free at last, free at last, thank god almighty, I am free at last.

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