Thursday, March 6, 2014

Young Israel of Las Vegas is NOT an Orthodox shul

Isaiah 1:17. Learn to do good, seek justice, strengthen the robbed, perform justice for the orphan, plead the case of the widow.
יז. לִמְדוּ הֵיטֵב דִּרְשׁוּ מִשְׁפָּט אַשְּׁרוּ חָמוֹץ שִׁפְטוּ יָתוֹם רִיבוּ אַלְמָנָה

What Orthodox shul BULLIES and persecutes

Click here for what Rav Y. B. Soloveitchik, zt'l, said about the type of extreme anguish this so-called rabbi caused to the widow
More information including a timeline of the excommunication can be read in this Google doc (click to view). and this letter from another victim that has been ignored by the Board of Directors and staff members of National Council of Young Israel.

The Shabbos Chazon Haftorah from Chapter 1 of Navi Yeshayahu has a connection to current events.

טו. וּבְפָרִשְׂכֶם כַּפֵּיכֶם, אַעְלִים עֵינַי מִכֶּם--גַּם כִּי-תַרְבּוּ תְפִלָּה, אֵינֶנִּי שֹׁמֵעַ:  יְדֵיכֶם, דָּמִים מָלֵאוּ

15. And when you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you, even when you pray at length, I do not hear; your hands are full of blood.

(Corresponding verses in Parshas Vayelech)

17And My fury will rage against them on that day, and I will abandon them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will befall them, and they will say on that day, 'Is it not because our God is no longer among us, that these evils have befallen us?'יז. וְחָרָה אַפִּי בוֹ בַיּוֹם הַהוּא וַעֲזַבְתִּים וְהִסְתַּרְתִּי פָנַי מֵהֶם וְהָיָה לֶאֱכֹל וּמְצָאֻהוּ רָעוֹת רַבּוֹת וְצָרוֹת וְאָמַר בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא הֲלֹא עַל כִּי אֵין אֱלֹהַי בְּקִרְבִּי מְצָאוּנִי הָרָעוֹת הָאֵלֶּה:
18And I will hide My face on that day, because of all the evil they have committed, when they turned to other deities.יח. וְאָנֹכִי הַסְתֵּר אַסְתִּיר פָּנַי בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא עַל כָּל הָרָעָה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה כִּי פָנָה אֶל אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים:

Again from Navi Yeshayahu (Isaiah):   כג. שָׂרַיִךְ סוֹרְרִים וְחַבְרֵי גַּנָּבִים כֻּלּוֹ אֹהֵב שֹׁחַד וְרֹדֵף שַׁלְמֹנִים יָתוֹם לֹא יִשְׁפֹּטוּ וְרִיב אַלְמָנָה לֹא יָבוֹא אֲלֵיהֶם

23. Your princes are rebellious and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes and runs after payments; the orphan they do not judge, and the quarrel of the widow does not come to them.

And especially today in our time we see the truth of these words of Perek 5, Mishna 11 in Pirkei Avot : The sword comes to the world due to delay of justice, the perversion of justice and distortion of the Torah - חרב באה לעולם על עינוי הדין, ועל עיוות הדין, ועל המורים בתורה שלא כהלכה

Is there a solution so Hashem WILL hear our prayers, especially in this time when our brethren in Eretz Yisrael are in mortal danger?  YES, the Navi provides it in the same perek in earlier pesukim:

16. Wash, cleanse yourselves, remove the evil of your deeds from before My eyes, cease to do evil. טז. רַחֲצוּ הִזַּכּוּ הָסִירוּ רֹעַ מַעַלְלֵיכֶם מִנֶּגֶד עֵינָי חִדְלוּ הָרֵעַ:
17. Learn to do good, seek justice, strengthen the robbed, perform justice for the orphan, plead the case of the widow. יז. לִמְדוּ הֵיטֵב דִּרְשׁוּ מִשְׁפָּט אַשְּׁרוּ חָמוֹץ שִׁפְטוּ יָתוֹם רִיבוּ אַלְמָנָה:


 NATIONAL COUNCIL of YOUNG ISRAEL turned away from Hashem the day it empowered the persecutor of a WIDOW, the distorter of the Torah, the mocker of observing Shabbos!  How can the prayers of any shul associated with them be heard while the Judgement of Hashem (כִּי הַמִּשְׁפָּט לֵאלֹהִים הוּא Devarim 1:17) delivered by Bais Din a decade ago is ignored!  They violated the oath of their own YOUNG ISRAEL Constitution when they failed to uphold the Torah to protect the WIDOW! They disobeyed and undermined Hashem's Judgement delivered by Bais Din! Their use of FORGERY to support and encourage wickedness makes them even worse than the rosho himself!!

חיה רעה באה לעולם על שבועת שוא, ועל חלול השם.
Carnage by wild beasts comes to the world for false oaths and the desecration of G-d's name. (Pirkei Avos, Perek 5, Mishna 11)

Where else is the phrase חיה רעה ?  When Yaakov Avinu lost his son Yosef. (וַיַּכִּירָהּ וַיֹּאמֶר כְּתֹנֶת בְּנִי חַיָּה רָעָה אֲכָלָתְהוּ טָרֹף טֹרַף יוֹסֵף)    We who have just lost 3 of our sons to חיה רעה must take heed of this Mishna.

What Orthodox shul has a "rabbi" who would drench an old man with water while he is davening the shma?
> Click here to read the police report of how the so-called rabbi drenched Reb Peltz INSIDE the shul! <
What does the Meam Lo'ez say about such a person?
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Stop sending the $25 portion of your dues that goes to National Council!
 Vayikra 19:16 - You shall not go around as a gossipmonger amidst your people. You shall not stand by [the shedding of] your fellow's blood. I am the Lord.   לֹא-תֵלֵךְ רָכִיל בְּעַמֶּיךָ, לֹא תַעֲמֹד עַל-דַּם רֵעֶךָ:  אֲנִי, יְהוָה

"The Magen Avraham and the mussar books write at length concerning the prohibition of lashon hara. I have found it appropriate to write about the other side [of the coin]. There is a sin even greater than [speaking lashon hara], and one which is more widespread, namely, the sin of refraining from informing another about a situation in which one can save him from being victimized—all out of concern for lashon haraOne who behaves in this manner, his sin is too great to bear, and he violates the injunction “You shall not stand by the blood of your brother.” [Emphasis added]" (Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer,

"we should never be deceived by external looks. A man could look pious or religious, yet be a total faker. A person may call themselves a “Rabbi”, yet tell people that they may drive on the Sabbath. My father advised me many years ago, that it would be better to be a plumber and be an honest Jew, than to be such a “Rabbi” and be a faker. The pig is exactly that type of fake “Rabbi”. It looks kosher from the outside, but is totally non-kosher inside of it." (Rabbi Moshe Travitsky, 

This "rabbi" of Young Israel Aish of Las Vegas BUILT IT ON SHABBOS with a JEWISH CONTRACTOR! The "rabbi" even visited the construction occurring on SHABBOS!!  He claimed Rav Noach Weinberg, zt'l, allowed the construction. Rabbonim from Aish HaTorah have said it is impossible that Rav Noach would have permitted the way Yitzchak sWyne built the shul ON SHABBOS!!

Pesach Lerner, the crooked Executive Director of National Council of Young Israel who sold the YI of Oxford Circle to idol worshipers, committed CRIMES of FRAUD, PERJURY and FORGERY (click to view) to hide the excommunication of the Las Vegas branch's chazir "rabbi" and perpetuate torment of the widow.
The 4 "rabbis" of the Las Vegas Kollel knew all about the seruv before they came to Las Vegas in 2008. They knew what they were getting into. This was attested to by R. Aryeh Sokoloff of Kew Gardens when he prevented Young Israel's perfidy being exposed in the secular lawsuit National Council themselves had initiated but realized they would lose and be punished for filing a civil lawsuit based upon a forged document. The Kollel disobeyed the seruv and allied themselves with Young Israel for monetary gain. They continue to give sWyne undeserved legitimacy, respectability and public acceptance as a rabbi. The Kollel did not even heed the words read every Shabbos Chazon from Navi Yeshayahu that their prayers for the life of a tzadik (Rav Yosef Kalter zt'l, who joined their group without knowing their hypocrisy) would likely not be heard as they assisted  the moser Yitzchak sWyne in his continued affliction of the widow. They acted like Chiel the Bethelite who ignored the edict of Yehoshua and continued building Yericho even as his sons were dying.

If a minor quantity of milk (less than 1/60) is accidentally mixed into a meat stew, the stew remains kosher. If the same quantity is mixed into the stew intentionally the stew is NOT kosher.

The eruv in West Las Vegas was formed with the full knowledge and intent (ab initio) that the Young Israel will not allow the widow (and others they hate for taking her side) into the shul to partake of the ochel, the food component of the eruv. Halacha considers the rabbi of that Young Israel a heretic for his actions and his public distortions of the Torah and all halachos of excommunication (Yoreh Deah 334) apply to him. So for these reasons specified in the Shulchan Aruch Orech Chaim that were deliberately ignored (366:5, 385, 394:3) the eruv is pasul!
The Las Vegas Kollel's say-so to the contrary without explanations is worthless.
Travelers to Nevada must avoid carrying on Shabbos in the areas surrounding the Young Israel of Las Vegas!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

YOUNG ISRAEL of Las Vegas rewrites the Torah!

The rabbi of Young Israel of Las Vegas says:
The Torah does
NOT prohibit prostitution!

If you want to get the girl of your dreams, KNOCK HER UP!
 (Broadcast Feb 14, 2010 on KDWN in Las Vegas)
(Verified by Farley Weiss, President of National Council of Young Israel, who gave NCYI a tape recording of the show)

It is better to drive to shul on Shabbat than to stay at home
(Broadcast Dec 11, 2011 on KDWN in Las Vegas
 To make the excommunication of this Young Israel rabbi (THAT WAS IN EFFECT EVEN BEFORE HE UTTERED THESE HERESIES) appear to be rescinded, NCYI altered a document the Rabbinical Court had declared to have been mistaken.

The following words of the Torah do not mean anything to Young Israel in Las Vegas. Have they been erased?

כָּל אַלְמָנָה וְיָתוֹם לֹא תְעַנּוּן
Please click --> Every widow and orphan, you shall not anguish!

מִדְּבַר שֶׁקֶר תִּרְחָק
Why did National Council of Young Israel commit FORGERY to hide this wicked man's excommunication!? (click here)

Steven Z. Mostofsky was President of
National Council of Young Israel (NCYI)
from 2000 through the end of 2011

states in Sec. 4.7. Duties of Officers:
a.  President - He shall be in charge of and responsible for all the activities of the organization;

Why does the current President of NCYI who is now responsible for the organization also continue to allow the fraudulent, wicked and heretical activities of  YOUNG ISRAEL of Las Vegas???

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Young Israel - Aish rabbi tells people they SHOULD drive to shul on Shabbos!!

One of the fundamental principles of Young Israel is Shemirat Shabbat. And the Young Israel Constitution makes that an oath, a promise to Klal Yisroel that it will be followed.
At about 19 minutes into this radio show [click here to open MP3] 

This so-called rabbi uses distorted, anti-Halachic reasoning (that even Conservative Judaism admits it made an error in using over 50 years ago) in telling his congregants they should drive to his Young Israel - Aish synagogue ON SHABBAT instead of staying home. When someone had already expressed an understanding they should not drive on Shabbat and asked "isn't it better to stay at home than to drive to shul", this excommunicated apikorus holding the title of a Young Israel rabbi said they should drive to shul on Shabbat undermining their start of Shemiras Shabbos.
(He uses similarly convoluted logic to claim the Torah does not prohibit prostitution [Click here for link to that earlier broadcast])

In 2008 Leonard Sokoloff, then President of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens, flew to Las Vegas to prevent the FORGERY committed by Young Israel from being revealed in court. He had the power and opportunity then to insist that a sign be placed in front of the Young Israel saying not to park there on Shabbos but he refused because he was afraid of Young Israel's lawyer. This lawyer, Steven Baker, who is married to a NON-Jewish woman was appointed to the Board of the YOUNG ISRAEL and was even honored at a shul dinner as a reward for, among other things, arguing in SECULAR court that the Young Israel Aish of Las Vegas must keep its parking spaces open on Shabbat
The Young Israel Constitution explicitly states in Sec. 3.3 that a Young Israel branch must:
d. have as its President, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurer and Delegates to the Delegates Assembly- regular, alternate and at-large- only Sabbath observers;
Michael J. Novick, the former Treasurer, now President of the Young Israel Aish of Las Vegas (business name of poorly titled Torah Learning Center, Inc.) publicly violates Sabbath every time he drives to the YOUNG ISRAEL on Shabbat and carries his keys into the shul!
He is unfortunately the victim of the charlatan rabbi who has conned him. But as an officer of a Young Israel branch, he is required to know that he is not permitted to violate Shabbat by driving to shul on Shabbat and there is absolutely no dispensation the ersatz "rabbi' can grant him to do so. 
(These violations also took place under the administration of the President of National Council of Young Israel at that time, Steven Z. Mostofsky, with his full knowledge!)
In contrast to the rabbi in Las Vegas, this is what Rabbi Amos Bunim, zt'l had to say on the specific topic Lorne (Yitz) sWyne twisted like a pretzel on the radio about driving to shul on Shabbos: "The next compromise: Conservative constituents were given dispensation to drive to the synagogue on Shabbos. It was felt that this would increase attendance in the synagogue, since they were driving to the mall and to Saturday-afternoon soccer games anyway. The cardinal error in this approach was that instead of trying to educate and develop their constituency to explore and appreciate the beauties and ideals of Judaism, the leaders of the Conservative movement brought Judaism down toward the rampant assimilation of a society trying to distance itself from the heritage of Sinai." (from Rabbi Amos Bunim's article “Toras Emes and Modernity” starting on page 61) 

Aish HaTorah, who gave sWyne the title of "Rabbi", also says the exact opposite when posed with the same question about driving on Shabbos,

Even the Conservative Movement has admitted giving permission to drive to shul on Shabbat was a mistake --> Conservative Halakhah - Riding to the Synagogue on ShabbatConservative Head Calls Sabbath-Driving Rule a ‘Mistake’ 
Yet despite Conservative Judaism's grudging confirmation that the logic they used has proven erroneous, the leader of a YOUNG ISRAEL ordained by Aish HaTorah dares use it to encourage driving on Shabbat to his synagogue ?!  
and the stamp of approval from the Las Vegas Kollel

The Bais Din verified the authenticity of the seruv that declares him a moser!
Last year when he said the Torah does NOT prohibit prostitution, why did the Las Vegas Kollel (affiliated with Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim - Rabbinical Seminary of America) honor him and had him speak at their Annual Dinner (in violation of halachot of Yoreh Deah 334) after broadcasting such heretical sheker publicly on the radio, all the while emphasizing he is rabbi of YOUNG ISRAEL - Aish ?!?
(On an earlier Feb 14, 2010 broadcast this same rabbi said on his show "if you want the girl of your dreams .. knock her up"!   Is this the way a YOUNG ISRAEL rabbi ordained by AISH HaTORAH speaks??  That show was recorded on a cassette tape sent to National Council of Young Israel by one of its Vice Presidents, Farley Weiss.  A year later on Feb 27, 2011 this rabbi had another very interesting show. Click here to jump to the posting about it and to listen to the recording.)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Why does Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim help an excommunicated rabbi instead of his victims?

Scroll down and read earlier posts for more details.
(Click siruv to view enlargement)  National Council of Young Israel tried to fool everyone into thinking the siruv was removed again by altering the lifting the Beit Din had said was not valid.
Between the first siruv and this reinstatement there was a mistaken removal on Rosh Chodeh Kislev 5765. Look at the altered document above to see it.
This is the first siruv / excommunication, the Beit Din said on 11 Tevet 5765 was removed by mistake

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The leaders of Young Israel of Las Vegas are like the hooligans in Beit Shemesh!!

Of such a person who publicly humiliates anyone (in this case a Zakain, an elder Talmid Chacham) inside the shul, the Meam Lo'ez (translated as The Torah Anthology) says the following in Volume 7:
Click here to view entire page 140, Volume 7 of  Meam lo'ez - The Torah Anthology

There is an earlier incident that happened in front of reliable witnesses when the so-called rabbi's father-in-law shoved and pushed the widow (the same one they later charged with trespassing), because she was davening too long and he wanted her out of the YOUNG ISRAEL!! 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Is this the right image for Young Israel and a Kollel?

[Scroll down or Click here to view the siruv / excommunication]

He diminishes Chanukah when he ties it in with the goyishe holiday. What a low opinion he must have of his congregants and other Jews in Las Vegas if he feels they wouldn't celebrate Chanukah without the goyim having a holiday at the same time. Does he also feel that Pesach needs Easter the same way?

The photos above were at two separate events where the excommunicated rabbi was selling his self-published book. That he enlists the aid of a personification of Xmas at one event is his prerogative. But what business did the members of the Las Vegas Community Kollel have to help him sell his personal book?

On Sunday, Dec 18,  2011, Wyne expressed further apikorsus by using rationalizations of both the Reform and Conservative Movements (without identifying them as such) on his radio program. In this clip he speaks about Cincinnati rabbis from the 1800s without identifying them as Reform, Isaac Mayer Wise and Max Lilienthal. At about 19 minutes into this clip a week earlier he gave excuses that match the failed logic of the Conservative Rabbis of the mid-20th Century why his congregants should drive to his Young Israel synagogue ON SHABBAT instead of staying home. When someone had already expressed an understanding they should not drive on Shabbat, this excommunicated apikorus holding the title of a Young Israel rabbi undermines their nascent Shemiras Shabbos.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Perek 5, Mishna 11 Avot : The sword comes to the world due to delay of justice, the perversion of justice and distortion of the Torah

[click on image above to enlarge it]
Excerpt from What to do with Abusive Rabbis
(Please click on hyperlinked texts)
We cannot say any of the tragedies that have befallen us in recent years are a direct consequence of the particular injustices by Young Israel of Las Vegas to a widow and the discrimination against a wheelchair-bound veteran US Army Chaplain (click to view letter NCYI turns a blind eye to) or to the Torah elder drenched with water or the broadcast on the radio by the "rabbi" of Young Israel in Las Vegas where he says "the Torah does NOT prohibit prostitution"! Yet how can the national Young Israel stand by and allow these things the Mishnah warns us about to continue?  

Other hard-to-believe misdeeds unworthy of a Young Israel that have actually occurred at YILV WITH THE NATIONAL COUNCIL of YOUNG ISRAEL HAVING FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THESE EVENTS FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS include:
  • That it was built on Shabbos and the construction on Shabbos was actively inspected on Shabbos by the "rabbi"
  • On his Feb 14, 2010 KDWN radio show, Rabbi Wyne said "if you want the girl of your dreams, don't bother with romance, KNOCK HER UP".  It was crude, extremely offensive and certainly not befitting anyone using the title "Rabbi" especially of a Young Israel.
    National Council of Young Israel has a recording of the show yet did nothing about it just as they have done nothing since a year later after he said
    "the Torah does NOT prohibit prostitution".
  • It has shul officers who are NOT Shabbos observant. This violates a basic requirement of the Young Israel charter 
  • After raising money from the community for a brand new Sefer Torah, the shul held a Hachnosas Sefer Torah A very short time after the event Yitz Wyne removed the handles (atzai chaim) and the cover from the brand new Sefer Torah and placed them on an old  Sefer Torah. He secretly returned the   brand new Sefer Torah to the sofer for a refund of most the money previously paid. One of the congregants learned of this when the sofer asked him where else he could sell the brand new Sefer Torah. What are the halachos regarding money raised specifically for a new Sefer Torah?  Where did the refunded money actually go after Wyne received it? 
  • More than once served food clearly cooked on Shabbos upon instruction of the "rabbi" who only has Rav uManhig ordination. The following is a statement from a former congregant who was forced to leave the synagogue:
  • On Shabbos my husband went into the shul kitchen as they were preparing for a kiddush and noticed that they were mixing mocha mix in hot noodles...clearly Bishul. My husband called in Mr. Wyne [she refuses to address him as "rabbi"] and this was his response "just serve it- no one will know about it". There were witnesses to this. After this incident my husband approached Mr. Wyne privately with a Mishna Brurah and was told "just put that book away!"  The entire letter can be read at this link
    On another occasion Wyne also said to go ahead and serve bourekas which had just been baked on Shabbos, that no one would know (except the witnesses who spoke up about it). Who knows how many other times the same thing happened?
  • Specifically leaves its parking spaces open on Shabbos contrary to the long-standing Young Israel rule. It was declared by the rabbi of the Kew Gardens Synagogue that Young Israel of Las Vegas will never even put up a sign not to park in front of the Young Israel on Shabbos!
  • Placed large advertisements on bus shelters saying "Come to YOUNG ISRAEL to meet Jewish chicks"
  • Destroyed a tiny Shabbos minyan of people who could not or would not daven in such a temple with an excommunicated rabbi
  • Threatened to throw out a veteran US Army Chaplain rabbi who is an invalid in a wheelchair if he would try coming in to daven at the YOUNG ISRAEL (click to view letter)
  • He diminishes Chanukah when he ties it in with the goyishe holiday. What a low opinion he must have of his congregants and other Jews in Las Vegas if he feels they wouldn't celebrate Chanukah without the goyim having a holiday at the same time. Does he also feel that Pesach needs Easter the same way?

No man can say that any specific tragedy is a direct result to "the delay of justice, the perversion of justice and distortion of the Torah" occurring under the auspices of Young Israel. But the Mishna in Avos says "the sword comes to the world" as a result of "the delay of justice, the perversion of justice and interpretation of the Torah at variance with Halacha". So why allow these atrocities at the Young Israel of Las Vegas to continue anyway?

Artscroll Sefer Yehoshua, Perek 7, pasuk 6, footnote: According to Rambam (Hil. Taanis 1:1-3), it is a positive commandment of the Torah for every individual to cry out and search his ways at a time of national calamity, for G-d visits calamities upon Israel to inspire each Jew to repent for his misdeeds. If someone fails to recognize that tragedies occur through an act of G-d rather [than] through happenstance, he is considered cruel, because he will not be motivated to improve his behavior. as a result, G-d will beset Israel with more troubles, until all are motivated to change their ways.