Saturday, February 11, 2006

Why Is This Child Molester Being Kept At Rasha Gamur - Lipa Margulies's Personal Piggy Bank - Torah Temima ?

I urge everyone to read the comments posted on the original address ""-Friday, September 23, 2005 .

Why Is This Child Molester Being Kept At Rasha Gamur-Margulies's personal Piggy Bank - Tora Temima?

I want you to ask yourself one honest question; do you really think David is making this experience up?

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".

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

UOJ Comments

Everyone in the community is complicit with this criminal Margulies!
Lipa Margulies is an example of how a BIG crook gets away with murder (yes, murder of the soul of G-d knows how many children.) Margulies is the number one low-life in the Orthodox community and all of you know it.
He began his school with a major fraud and massive theft. His God is the almighty dollar.

He continues to harbor a child molester.

Every board member of this school or person of influence should hide themselves in shame! There is no wonder why the community is plagued with tragedies. You bring it on yourselves. Generations of Jewish people suffer because you really don't give a damn about anything that you feel doesn't effect you directly. I hope your kids and grandkids suffer the same fate as the above David, at the hands of a vicious child molester. You are all no better than the KING SCUMBAG of the Jewish community!

The above David's story is easily verifiable:

1-What was the name of Torah Temima around 1970?
2-Did Kolko have an "old blue car and a "new brown car" at that time?
3-Did Kolko live on 56th st, between 14th & 15th av. at that time?
4-Did he give any kids rides to school at that time?
5-Check the DMV records; was Kolko in a car accident on a Sunday and was the accident on Caton Av?
6-Did Kolko recently marry and have a baby girl around that time?

Check out these claims of David for yourself?

I am NOT going away until this DANGER is never in a position to hurt children again!



Anonymous said...

"There is no wonder why the community is plagued with tragedies. You bring it on yourselves."

Rasha ma hu omer? Ma ha'avodah hazot lachem? LACHEM VELO LO.

Anonymous said...

The issue is not whether David is making this up. The issue is whwether UOJ os making David up.

I spoke to a TT alum this shabbos and I am more convinced that there is nothing behind UOJ's claim.

As an obsective observer of all this I need more to go on.

What is the status vis a vis the J media (maka 2)?

grq said...

Anon, aka Kolko

You'll know the status soon - no sneak previews for you.

Anonymous said...

So tt parents get the letter and call up their kids. The kids say kolko is a great guy and its a bunch of bull. The parents realize that Kolko is the type of guy that has enemies and are just shocked that any jew would sink so low to drag a find reputation through the mud.

Anonymous said...

I love to break this news to you, but you succeeded in mobilizing the torah temima alumni, and if you would do your homework, from the eruv situation and other situations are a force to be reckoned with. The news is out and people are checking out your website and seeing you for what you are.

Anonymous said...

"Succeeded in mobilizing the torah temima alumni.... a force to be reckoned with"




Anonymous said...

when margulies started his yeshiva it was located at 150 ocean parkway between caton and albermarle.

this guy is on the mark.

Rosh Kollel said...

whats with my post -Mr UOJ - u refuse to post

Anonymous said...

Torah Temimah was first called Yeshiva Torah Vadaas of Flatbush until the real Torah V'das took Margulies to a Din Torah and made him change the name.

Legal records show that Margulies changed the name to Yeshiva Torah Temimah f/k/a Yeshiva Torah Vadaas of Flatbush.

More support for David.

Un-Orthodox Jew said...

Rosh Kollel,
Please repost, it did not show up on the board.

Anonymous said...

UOJ and those of your clan. I received your mailing in my home a few days ago and started to cry. I think perhaps you folks receive the award for having perpetrated the largest single instance of Loshon Hora D'orayta in the history of the Jewish people. We then wonder where the Messiah is?! I was then given your blog web address by a friend and I have further read some of the foul-mouth ranting and ravings that come forth from your tortured mind. There is a simple equation in all of this. I received an anonymous letter making accusations. The writer of the letter I know without doubt has transgressed significant sins, both Loshon Hora (of milestone porportions) and Nivel Peh. (Learn Chofetz Chaim and try to post any "justification" for this nonsensical letter according to the Laws of our Torah - not the laws of Hollywood) The accused on the other hand I do not know to have sinned. Therefore they remain in the Chezkat Kashrut that all Jews are entitled to. If you have any Yirat Shomayim in your soul I suggest you step back and re-consider doing things "your own way" and consult an accepted Halachic authority on things that you may or may not do while trying to bring more safety to our children in Jewish schools. If you succeed within Halachic framework, you should be praised, if not, then have faith in your heart that the good Lord can fend for himself and does not require people to break the rules to assist him. I don't know if this will mean anything to you and I doubt that you will ever post this. I don't intend on following this machlokot as it is assur to get involved in these things. I simply wanted to say my part and the rest is not my business.

Anonymous said...


Where does our religion allow us to sit by and allow our children to be assaulted? Loshon Harah is not the be all and end all of our religion.

When we see an attrocity being committed we have an obligation to do all we can to stop it.

G-d does not expect us to limit our lives to paryer and looking the other way. We must protect our children.

PARKAVE said...

that was the best post i have ever seen.
uoj, how do you answer that? is it our job to destroy people in such a public fashion. could this not be done differently> do you not trust hashem that he could take care of this.

No More Schmutz said...

I agree with ParkAve. Do you even no the laws or do you just make up your own!!

No More Schmutz said...

I agree with ParkAve. Do you even no our laws or do you just make up your own!!

boog said...


I think before you even begin to criticize UOJ you learn to write correct and grammatical English.

You are creating a tremendous Chilul Hashem with the way you write and express yourself.

We are The People of The Book. Mah Yomru Hagoim?

boog said...

No More Schmutz said...

Boog at least i'm not a piece of snot. How that for grammer.

osohaish said...

Long time reader, first time poster. I want to discuss an issue that I think is of particular relevance to the entirety of the blog. (I have also learnt in the most prominent haredi institutions before deciding to pursue a law degree). The issue is that of "baalei tsuhva". The fundamentalists have created a new type of jew. As is evidenced by many of the "writers" that you have taken to task they are predominately BT's.(e.g.Klinghoffer, Rosenblum, Abramoff). These people have adopted a form of judaism contrary to anything an FFB has ever witnessed. I shall explain.
1. Fundamentalists teach the book. Today many kids change minhagim and sometimes halacah based on what they read in Mishna brura for example. Regardless of what their parents did if the book says different it will be followed.Goodbye to tradition. To a greater extent a BT who has never really witnessed judaism in action and most have never seen old school European jews. Therefore when it comes to halacha they do wacky things that ffb's will never do because no one we knew ever practiced it. So they bring a whole new version where they don't understand that common sense plays a part. There are many things that the Torah doesn't have to tell us and our common sense would lead us there. But not for a majority(pc) of BT's. They ask the Rabbi before they shit.
2. Because they practice from a handbook every isssue becomes a huge halachic crisis. Since most yeshiva guys don't know what halacha even is they acquiese to these problems. Take a look at all the BS issues that have come up recently. Wigs- bt created the problem. The pattern will always be this way.(unless money is to be made). Since we don't create poskim anymore and people like "Dayyan" Dunner don't understand the finer points or any points of halacha, they are always machmir(easy way out) regardless of financial loss to our people.
3. Bt's come in with their predetermined American a.k.a.Christian value systems, hence abortion and gays are at the top of their agenda. (I have a sneeking suspicion that Shafran is a BT. It would explain alot about the direction of Agudah.)
4. After being on a real campus out of NY for the past couple of years, I see a pattern to the type of person that gets recruited. These people are usually looking to fill a spiritual void. But as ffb's know that ain't what we're about. So the BT's have their messianistic crap,dead people coming back and so forth. They claim there is no source that says that moshiach can't be a dead guy. Again with the books. No one with common sense will go there.
5. The people involved in kiruv are usually bottom of the chain because most "capable" yungaleit are busy being lamdonim. So BT'S are getting the retarded version of judaism as is evident by their views.
My point is that our base must be strengthened before we bring people in. Many of them aren't stable and the void that was lacking in their lives won't necessarily be lacking in their children's and they won't be frum. All that work for one generation. It would be a more noble goal to bring the people that had a religious education and saw certain things that turned them off back on. This way people who get the message and use some common sense will be on our side.
p.s. Rosenblum writes that Sherer always returned phonecalls the same day + if you don't someone might screw you. Return a phonecall. He really knows how to set a high bar. Maybe you should return a phonecall because of common courtesy and not because you may get screwed or need a favor. This guy really is a jackass.

Anonymous said...

Shafran is not a BT, his father is a Rov in Baltimore

heimish is the way said...

Ive always thought the same thing.
We need to stop recruiting BT, because they end up angry people when they see FFB enjoying themselves without all the hangups.

The concept of the ehrlich yid was that he didnt need to know halacha, he simply practices yiddishkeit. He did not make himself crazy over the bones in a piece of carp on shabbos.

devilsadvocate said...

How about borer by cholent. my rav is machmir so i dont eat cholent anymore!!!

Black Hatter said...

devil - can you please explain what he is machmir on?

Anonymous said...

1-What was the name of Torah Temima around 1970?
2-Did Kolko have an "old blue car and a "new brown car" at that time?
3-Did Kolko live on 56th st, between 14th & 15th av. at that time?
4-Did he give any kids rides to school at that time?
5-Check the DMV records; was Kolko in a car accident on a Sunday and was the accident on Caton Av?
6-Did Kolko recently marry and have a baby girl around that time?

Anybody can get this information!!!

Anonymous said...

I completely disagree. We are not talking about the past. Incidences have been reported in TOMO and linked to DL in the past 2 years. Meisalman has been advised strongly by several parents and students. DL presents a clear and present danger. Ask anyone qualified, given the circumstances, he is in position to KILL. (some would say victims of abuse get a worse fate then death)

How do you suggest handling this matter???????

In my view protecting the lives of innocent children prevails over any concerns for reputation. Deal with that. Public pressure and embarrassment is the only weapon we have to create the significant and important changes needed in our yeshiva system. The gadolim do hardly anything about these matters and ere on protecting their own. It’s amazing how much more press and emotional volatility the stupid erev caused. Then every Rabbi had a stupid drasha.

This seems to be the point that is missed by many of you on this blog and in the yeshiva world. This is the precise reason that these predators are allowed to roam free in Yeshivas and Camps for all these years. You naive, sheltered, poor, pathetic, SHEPARDED souls. Yes! you think you get credit for following this devilish path so unwittingly? From the gedolim on down. You enable and create these monsters and may you be punished severally in the world to come.

Concerns for reputations, Shidduchs, Loshon Hora, Etc is NOT THE BE ALL AND END ALL. We are left with no choice. The value of human life presides. Nothing will be done without public pressure and the public airing of the names of predators that the yeshiva system continues to harbor without regret.

These SICKOS made their bed-now let them sleep in it. God knows their victims do.

Anonymous said...

I hope the people behind this have taken a good look at themselves, and have thought about what they have started. This lawyer, menuval that he is, will have a special place reserved in hell for him. It is impossible for him to justify his actions, in the way he has handled this situation. He claims that he has smicha, and the rebbi he received it from must be cringing. How could a person with smicha justify his actions in sentencing a man and his family to an early death? I refuse to beleive any of this crap; this day in age any information can be found on the internet. I believe that David is a figment of Jeffrey Herman's sadistic imagination. Even if this information is verifiable, it is easy to come by for a nominal fee. I defend Rabbi Kolko, and as a former talmid i never had any occurrences that would even remotely describe these events. Come on David, if you are married with 4 children where have you been all these years? Don't tell me that a person who was molested lives with it as a child so you could save money on bus fare, or because it was more convenient. Nonsense, and what explains your silence when you reached a mature state of mind? Sexual Molestation is very serious and it isn't possible for me to believe that you were scared to come forward.

Unfortunately, this situation is just another example of the perilous world we live in, and how truly scary the world around us is. A man is ruined for life, even if he is exonerated, and nothing in the Torah permits or supports that. Jeffrey Herman, how will you explain to your kids in the years to come the murder that you committed? You are just another money hungry lawyer, looking to make a buck and gain fame, at someone else's expense. You might be able to live with it on this world, but the world to come will have something else in store for you. I felt I should do you a favor and let you know, (since you live in Florida), that people in New York are so irritated with the handling of this situation, that they do not believe its validity. Slowly, your support is fading, and all you will have left is yourself and oyur family; one that know one will want to have any association with. You talk a big game, and being very familiar with law myself, it is hard for anyone to believe that you have nothing to gain from this. You still have time to undo some of the damage; and if it's true you have smicha, then when exactly will you put the Torah and Halacha into play? Slowly, the support of Rabbi Kolko will build, and you will be left to deal with your personal demise, one that people could only laugh at, and watch you continue your life in a very lonely world.

We must abide by the Torah;s din of Dan L'kav Zechus, and support a mechanech through this very troubling time. Please voice your support in an effort to restore whatever might be left to a Rebbi's dignity!

Avi said...

I attended Torah V'das in 1970, I was in 9th grade and resided in the dormitory across the street. During the year I was there, I was sexually abused by a senior resident at the dorm and one night when I was staying at a house in Boro Park, a Rabbi who was visiting from Israel paid me a visit in the night. I remember freezing when I awoke and he was putting his hand under the blanket. I was so scared I could not move. I pretended to remain asleep and never told anyone of his misdeeds until years later.

This exerience had a profoundly negative impact on me.I felt abandoned by G-d and experienced immense guilt, shame and anger for my ordeal. If you have never been abused you have no idea of the corrosive effects it can have on your self image and identity. By the time I was in 11th grade I had been kicked out of 3 Yeshivahs and went to public school in Saratoga Springs, New York, about 3 hours north of the city. I gradually stopped observing and started using drugs to cope with the psychic pain I was enduring.

I began pyschotherapy in 2002 and today I am healing and have a healthy relationship with a Jewish woman.

I was amazed when I searched Torah V'das in Google to find this blog! I think sexual abuse in Frum circles may be more prevalent than you'd think. I also went to Camp Agudah, but had no encounters with abuse there. I think Rabbi Landsdow (?) was the head of the camp then. I know Rabbi Quinn was head of Torah V'das at the time.