For over two years now, Mossrim like Chanina Sperlin and Mendle Hendel and co., Have been pushing for the arrest and prosecution of six members of our community (known to us now as the Shomrim Six). Chanina Sperlin used his political connections to have the Shomrim Six arrested. Chanina Sperlin (son of a felon) later would use his connections to pressure the DA’s office to up the simple misdemeanor charges to felonies which could have easily landed them in jail for 15 years G-d forbid. Any caring and truthful person that took the time to come to court knows as a matter of fact that the Shomrim Six trial was the joke of the court system (every judge, lawyer and law office knows about this joke of a case). The Judge wanted it over before it started but the DA ‘s office insisted that it precede (from orders from the top). This case should have not gone to trial, but it did and it and may I add very maliciously.
Mendle Hendel, Chanina Sperlin, Yaakov Schwei, Zev Cadaner, Eli Poltrak* and Yingy Bistritzky and many others in the community (ranging from mishichist leaders and Mashpiyim and anybody that maybe could help, anybody whom might have some influence) were approached to help stop this Mesira before it went to trial. They all pretended that they can’t do a thing, some even justified and excused.
Even when the Bais Din sent the Mossrim Hazmona to a Din Torah the day before they were to testify (to inform them that they had no permission) the DA came in the next day threating to lock [G-d forbid] up the Rabbonim for interfering with the law.
Now, these same people are threating and intimidating residence that could G-d forbid loss their houses not to go testify in court to try and save their homes. I’m not getting in to what did or did not actually happen with Eli Ezagui, thats not the point of this post and let’s not make it about that, this is not a post about Eli Ezagui’s guilt or innocents. This is about how the same people who stood by a few weeks ago and supported, justified and excused a viscous Mesira against Six of our own residents that go above and beyond to do Chesed (acts of goodness and kindness), to make out community a better place, are now all of a sudden helping another Jew and using the “Don’t do Mesira” argument ???
[Reminder: I don’t know the specifics of whether in this case it was or is a Mesira, each individual must go ask his Rov. What I do know is, that there has not been a letter from any Rav stating that there is no right to testify. Let me make it clear, if they don’t testify, they will loss their homes and those telling them not to are not offering any other alternative].
Some of these all of a sudden righteous people either straight out supported the Mossrim, Helping them make the complaints; taking them to the Da’s office and flying them in to testify etc… Some of these righteous people just stood by pretending they just can’t do anything, not even protest. These very same people are intimidating members of our community with what, MESIRA???? They are putting immense pressure, telling people that to go testify would be MESIRA. [again, not getting to whether it is or isn’t Mesira, thats not what this post is about]. All of a sudden these same people whom only a few short weeks ago stood by and let a viscous blood libel/Mesira happen (and still is happening with the lawsuit and one Shomrim volunteer still in court on false charges) are worried about Mesira?
A message to all those who are fighting to keep their homes, tell these Hypocrites to go to hell.
Ask them where they where when six of your friends and neighbors where being maliciously prosecuted by their fellow Jews? (may I add, not even from Crown Heights). Ask them, how do they still allow this Mesira to go on as they speak to you about how Mesira is bad?. Ask them for a letter from a Bais Din that this is indeed a Mesira. Ask them How they will help you when you loss your house. And must impotently, ask them what is their motive in this. We all know they don’t care about Mesira, so what is it?
*Eli Poltrak is calling victims of this unfortunate episode and offering them his services as a lawyer. Besides Mesira Mr. Poltrak knows nothing, he can’t help you, don’t let him fool you, he will take your money and run. Eli Poltrak (as heard in testimony in court) was involved in helping the Mossrim in the Shomrim Six case. Eli Poltrak is working together with Paul Huebner to fight against Shomrim and the Rabbonim/Bais Din of our community. Eli Poltrak is a Mosser and lier. This past October (Tishrei), both Poltrak and Codaner were approached and asked to help stop with the Mesira against the Shomrim Six, they just laughed it off and justified and excused Mesira. Poltrak even used the line… “If your innocent, you don’t have anything to worry about”.
Related: The Mesira Continues