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

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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.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

YOUNG ISRAEL rabbi broadcasts "Torah does NOT prohibit prostitution"

The excommunicated (click to view) spiritual leader of YOUNG ISRAEL Aish of Las Vegas publicly presented his views on what the Torah says. Listen to this YOUNG ISRAEL "rabbi's" distortion of the Torah on his Feb 27, 2011 radio broadcast on KDWN, especially his interpretation of pasuk 23:18 in Sefer Devarim, Parshas Ki Seitze at the 10 minute point of the broadcast. [Click here to hear the broadcast -->]

A year previously 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 synagogue and ordained by Aish HaTorah. National Council of Young Israel had a recording of the show sent to them by their own Vice President, Farley Weiss, yet did nothing about it then just as they did nothing to enforce the excommunication nor a year later when Wyne said "the Torah does NOT prohibit prostitution".

He DISTORTS AND FALSIFIES THE WORDS OF THE TORAH PUBLICLY ON THE RADIO WITH LIES SAYING Deuteronomy 23:18 does NOT prohibit prostitution! Read the story of Yehudah and Tamar (with Rashi so you see the whole story and not the distortion presented by his co-host Peter) and you will see that the word Kedaisha is used specifically after Tamar asks what she will receive. Any police officer can tell you that promiscuity becomes prostitution when solicitation occurs! Anyone who knows how to read Rashi or any other commentary such as the Ramban knows that what was said on The Rabbi (sic) Show is an inversion of the truth. Artscroll clearly explains in the footnote that they expanded on the translation of the verse from the explanation of Rashi which is based upon the concept of davar halomed misofo, the first verse is expounded by the succeeding verse that uses the word zonah (which is the more general term but does not necessarily entail solicitation whereas kedaisha does).

Since the broadcasts aired, the Las Vegas Kollel (set up by Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim of Flushing, NY) has said nothing to counter the heresy, continues to daven at the Young Israel and even had the apikorus-rabbi speak at the LV Kollel's Annual Dinner!

How does your local Young Israel rabbi feel about these broadcasts?  How does your rabbi feel about the constant emphasis by the excommunicated host that he is the "Rabbi of YOUNG ISRAEL Aish of Las Vegas" ? (Note: The document Young Israel claims showed the seruv lifted on Lamed-Gimel (??) Elul 5767 is a blatant forgery!!! [click to view])

Friday, June 17, 2011

National Council sold Young Israel of Oxford Circle for AVODAH ZARAH!!!!!

This used to be the Young Israel of Oxford Circle
It was closed in 2009! (click for newspaper article)

Less than a year later it was sold by National Council of Young Israel to Bhuddists! It is now a temple for Avodah Zarah! A Bhuddha idol is now where an Aron Kodesh once stood!!

Other communities like Danville, VA demolished their shul building to prevent them from becoming churches. National Council of YOUNG ISRAEL couldn't miss an opportunity to make a buck even if it meant degrading a shul.

An officer of the former Young Israel of Oxford Circle told me NCYI knew exactly who they were selling to and what it was to be used for!!

Did any rabbi of Young Israel's Vaad Halacha approve the sale of a Young Israel shul building to be used for Buddhist idol worship?!?!? (Every Orthodox rabbi considers Buddhism to be Avodah Zarah)

What A Man of Principles did in this situation (from the obituary of  Rabbi David B. Hollander on

When the Mount Eden Jewish Center closed, Rabbi David B. Hollander was owed a large sum for his salary and assorted services. Seeking to repay their beloved rabbi, who had a family to support, the synagogue’s board members decided to sell the building.
But an organization that Rabbi Hollander was ideologically opposed to offered the only hope of the synagogue being able to repay the rabbi. Knowing that he would not approve of the sale, the board members solicited, and received, approbations from several rabbinical authorities.
True to form, Rabbi Hollander refused to sanction the transaction.
“Gentleman,” Rabbi Hollander told the group, “you do not owe me anything.”
Board members exited the room misty-eyed, in awe that the rabbi they came to revere made such a sacrifice.
“He was a man of tremendous principles,” said Rabbi Fabian Schoenfeld of the Young Israel of Kew Garden Hills. “He had no doubts in them, and tried to bring them into practice.”