Thursday, March 26, 2015

If someone fails to recognize that tragedies occur through an act of G-d rather [than] through happenstance, he is considered cruel (Rambam, Hil. Taanis 1:1-3)

Parshas Shemini, Chapter 10:

6. And Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons, "Do not leave your heads unshorn, and do not rend your garments, so that you shall not die, and lest He be angry with the entire community, but your brothers, the entire house of Israel, shall bewail the conflagration that the Lord has burned.ו.   וַיֹּאמֶר משֶׁה אֶל אַהֲרֹן וּלְאֶלְעָזָר וּלְאִיתָמָר | בָּנָיו רָאשֵׁיכֶם אַל תִּפְרָעוּ | וּבִגְדֵיכֶם לֹא תִפְרֹמוּ וְלֹא תָמֻתוּ וְעַל כָּלהָעֵדָה יִקְצֹף וַאֲחֵיכֶם כָּל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵליִבְכּוּ אֶת הַשְּׂרֵפָה אֲשֶׁר שָׂרַף יְהֹוָה


so that you shall not die: But if you do so [and leave your heads unshorn and rend your garments], you will die. — [Torath Kohanim 10:31]ולא תמתו: הא אם תעשו כן תמותו:

Why would Hashem be angry with the entire community if Aaron and his surviving sons were to disregard His instructions?

To quote from Rav Shimon Schwab (zt'l) on Yeshayahu (Artscroll) is hard to choose which one. I suggest you read his sefer yourself but in the meantime I will leave you with this from page 14 where he brings a reference from Sefer Yehoshua, Perek 7   where the defeat at Ai cost some 36 Jewish lives :

"Achan's close circle of family and friends who knew about the violation did not condemn him for it; they didn't ostracize or shun him. So the entire nation was held responsible."

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. (Footnote from Artscroll 1982 edition  Sefer Yehoshua, Perek 7  )
The Young Israel organization refused to follow the halachos specified in this seruv to ostracize and shun the charlatan "rabbi". In fact, they committed FORGERY and PERJURY to hide the seruv from Klal Yisrael!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Young Israel is only Orthodox-STYLE but not Orthodox

Most images and underlined words in this blog are clickable and link to more information.

Please read further into this blog for more details about this crime committed by the remorseless National Council of YOUNG ISRAEL.
The "rabbi" of YOUNG ISRAEL Aish of Las Vegas is excommunicated by Bais Din yet he bans a WIDOW from davening in "his" Young Israel?

Please read older posts in this blog for details of of how YOUNG ISRAEL Aish of Las Vegas violates the decrees of Rabbeinu Gershom explained here and other reasons the Delegates & leadership of National Council of YOUNG ISRAEL must remove this blight on its legacy before they have their own Freundel-level scandal.

Please see EXCLUDING [EVEN] A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL FROM A PRIVATE BEIT KNESSET (click here -> Yeshivat Har Etzion  Mishna Berura  SHIUR #88: Siman 153 SEIFIM 16-22  by Rav Asher Meir


There are many Kosher-style eateries around the country that appear kosher. That's the problem. They are only kosher in appearance but not in reality. They may get their meats from a kosher supplier but then they cook it on Shabbos. In most cases frum people know to avoid such places because they lack any hechsher. But what happens in a case where the place has a name like  Young Israel of Las Vegas that did serve food cooked on Shabbos to the congregation and guests at the direct instruction of the "rabbi" who said at the time "just serve it-no one will know about it".

I am providing the paragraph and a link to the document where this incident is mentioned in context:

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 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 same applies to their so called eruv. Oh yes, the lechai'in and lintels of wire are there. But the ochel is in an inaccessible place and the "owner" has proven he will be angry if it is eaten by those he hates and bars from "his" YOUNG ISRAEL  synagogue. YOUNG ISRAEL of Las Vegas only "appears" to have an eruv. But in reality its eruv is as kosher as those kosher-style restaurants that cook on Shabbos.
It also needs to be remembered that since the leader of the synagogue is excommunicated, it is not possible to enter "his" premises and still follow the Halachos of Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh Deah section 334 as stated on the seruv issued by Bais Din. Please see earlier posts in this blog for images of the seruv.

Shulchan Aruch/Orach Chaim/366:5 It must be the case that no one will get angry if his friend eats his eruv.

If he will get angry, it is not an eruv. Because of this, one should be careful not to make
an eruv with something made for Shabbat.
סעיף ה - צריך שלא יקפיד שום אחד
מהם על ערובו אם יאכלנו חברו, ואם
מקפיד אינו ערוב, לכך צריך לזהר שלא
לערב בדבר שתקן לצרך השבת.

Shulchan Aruch/Orach Chaim/394:3 If [the eruv] was placed in a tower, it was locked inside, the key was
lost before it got dark, and it is impossible to remove the eruv without doing definite
work at twilight, it is as if it is lost and not an eruv, because it is impossible to eat it.
סעיף ג - נתנו במגדל ונעל בפניו ואבד
המפתח קדם שחשכה, אם אי אפשר
להוציא הערוב אלא אם כן עשה מלאכה
גמורה בין השמשות, הרי זה כמי שאבד
ואינו ערוב, שהרי אי אפשר לאכלו

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.

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

In earlier pesukim of the same perek:

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 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!!

What Orthodox shul has a "rabbi" who would drench an old man with water while he is davening the shma?

After 6 years Mr. Wyne finally asked for mechilla from Reb Moshe Peltz for drenching and humilating him in public. > Click here to view the police report that led to the separate Din Torah filed by Reb Moshe Peltz that took 6 years for sWyne to finally obey in March 2015! < But sWyne still has not yet made amends to the widow after 10 years!
What does the Meam Lo'ez say about such a person?
Click page images to enlarge

 Vayikra 19:16 - You shall not go around as a gossip-monger 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 founding "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. So too an eruv constructed with a known halachic flaw has been invalid from its start.

The eruv in West Las Vegas was formed with the full knowledge Young Israel will not allow the widow (and others toward whom hatred was publicly demonstrated) 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. For these reasons stated in the Shulchan Aruch Orech Chaim that were deliberately contravened (366:5, 385, 394:3) the eruv is pasul!
The Las Vegas Kollel's say-so to the contrary is worthless without valid halachic explanations or  reasons.
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.