Victim of Nechemya Weberman harrassed at synagogue
The brave Orthodox Jewish teen whose testimony helped convict the prominent Brooklyn counselor who had sexually abused her was driven out of her own synagogue on Rosh Hashana last week.I would just dispute whether he was a "counselor". After all, he had no license to practice.
The married, 18-year-old victim was in the Williamsburg synagogue where her family has prayed for the past decade when a man yelled, “Moser, out of the shul!” the woman’s husband told The Post on Sunday.They can't be very dedicated to the customs of Judaism if they were going to stop praying to yell at the poor woman.
The word “moser” refers to a Jew who informs on another Jew to secular authorities.
“They stopped the praying until she left,” said her husband, Boorey Deutsch, 26. “Some woman tried telling my wife to stay there and not leave. She shouldn’t care what they say. But my wife ended up leaving.”
“She felt horrible and mistreated. They treat survivors as if they are the abusers,” Deutsch fumed to The Post.Wasting good eggs all for that? Good grief.
Deutsch and his wife have suffered harassment ever since she first accused Nechemya Weberman, 54, of sexually abusing her after she was sent to him for counseling as a 12-year-old.
“Several weeks ago, someone threw eggs at Boorey’s store,” a law-enforcement source said.
Honestly, she shouldn't have gone there. The Satmar are a bad lot, and don't need any more backing for their prayer services than what they've already got. Prayer which, I might add, even they don't seem particularly faithful to.
A most appalling side part of this whole affair is that 3 men who tried to harrass her family to drop the case got sentences with no jail time:
At one point, three Orthodox Jewish brothers, Jacob, Joseph and Hertzka Berger, tried to intimidate Deutsch and his then-girlfriend into dropping the case by ripping down the “kosher” certificate at his Williamsburg restaurant.This is atrocious. It does seem as though scum like these are getting deals they don't deserve. It doesn't matter if they were given fines or community service sentences; they still need a cell moment to send a convincing message for stooping to such offensive behavior.
The men pleaded guilty in June in a deal that gave them no jail time.
And I hope that the couple have moved to a better neighborhood and established businesses that don't have to rely on scummy Satmar for customers. The Satmar are not a communnity any sane person should hang around with.
Update: here's a report on one of the men who tried bribing the victim's family.