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Buy the new Eliyahu Weinstein pidyon shvuyim album

Just hours after the FBI and IRS stormed the Lakewood home of Reb Eliyahu Weinstein a fellow frum yid, father of many children and baal chesed, the Eli Weinstein benefit album was already being recorded. Eliyahu Weinstein is one of our own, a true tzadik from Lakewood ir hakodesh There are asifas going in Lakewood right now concerning this grave crime another anti-semitic trial will undoubtedly take place and we yidden have to join together and be dan l’kav zechus in times of crisis when the world wishes to point its fingers and call us fraudulent, thief’s – Eli Weinstein is not a fraud he is mosser nefesh for b’nai yisroel.

Did we mention that Eliyahu Weinstein gave a ton of tzedaka and that he is a loving father and husband? We will have video created shortly to show this as we show slide-shows from overpriced simchas in which he danced with his lovely children. What will these children do for shidduchim if their father is on trial and made a mockery for all to see. What will the yeshivas which Eli created and supported do with his funding? Will Lakewood be able to support all four coffee rooms without the help of Rabbi Weinstein?

We ask you all to please contribute generously to the Eli Weinstein Pidyon Shvuyim fund and to help us banish the anti-semitic court system from trying him. Don’t you think he deserves better.

The Eli Weinstein pidyon shvuyim album is available in frum seforim stores everywhere.

Eli Weinstein was arrested on August 12th for a ponzi scheme that may have netted as much as $300 million, some have called Eliyahu Weinstein the next Madoff case and as can be expected – some frum Jews feel that you can steal in order to give tzedaka – at least that what the comments on Vos Iz Neias look like.

The Dov Bear post is hilarious

Read more on Business Week and at Failed Messiah

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  • Anonymous August 13, 2010, 9:27 AM

    Which comment are you reffering to? by far most comments condemn him?

  • furrydoc August 13, 2010, 9:30 AM

    It’s not always frum and it’s not always satire, as the disclaimer goes.

    One of the serious notes, my principle project for my synagogue has been to assemble the annual night of learning that takes place in January. I devote a lot of effort to coming up with topics and learned people from within the congregation to present them. Having recently started doing this, I have been toying with a presentation on misconduct in the name or disguise of halacha, frumkeit, or other beneficial offshoot to the misconduct. In his Orthodox Jews in America, the author Professor Gurock tries to deal with this in a very uneasy way, not only in its occurrence but in its defense and rationalization.

    This gentleman has access to legal counsel and a defense against the accusations. But there has been a fair amount of shonda l’goyim reaching our news media these past few years.

    Sorry to approach shabbos with a note of seriousness.

  • J Gudema August 13, 2010, 9:49 AM

    frum Robin Hoods!

    • Sergeant J August 17, 2010, 11:15 AM

      Frum robbing hoods….

  • Meshuga Parent August 13, 2010, 10:48 AM

    So sad. This type of thing does not help the bad image Jews already have in the world when it comes to finances.

    • Mitch45 August 13, 2010, 10:50 AM

      Meshuga Parent: That is the understatement of the year. How can we Jews convince the world that we aren’t money-grubbing crooks when Jews keep getting busted for money fraud schemes? Its a terrible thing this chump did.

      • furrydoc August 13, 2010, 12:36 PM

        Several comments, all unfortunately serious. 1) We have to convince ourselves first. Tevye of Anatevka understood quite well, “If you’re rich they think you really know.” We value people’s resources, tolerate macher swoops in our organizations and too often regard that economic largesse as a surrogate for real talent.
        2) Madoff is a crook who happened to be Jewish but his ability to take down institutions that do sacred work separates him from Judaism. The frum hasid who took down the insurance company in Florida then skipped bail and had to be extradited from Europe stood behind that Jewishness, making those legitimate institutions the beneficiaries of his criminal activity, not its victims. That seems to be my read of Mr. Weinstein from the allegations published elsewhere.
        3) Some of the criminal activity is defended. Rav Lanner won a dispute alleging some form of despicable conduct from a YU Bet Din requiring his victim to publicly apologize to him by rabbinical decree. The OU let allegations slide, citing his organizational value to NCSY. The civil authorities were not as easily influenced. Sometimes Reb Pogo got it right: “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
        4) The Mafia often tries to mitigate its crimes with a statement that “No civilians got hurt.” Not so with organ traffickers who used some of the payment for schmear to spread around a form of corruption, or others involved in corrupting public elected officials. The integrity of what Judaism stands for comes into question when the first reaction of the larger community seem to be one of rallying around the accused or pursuing something other than full disclosure of the truth.

        • Mahla August 16, 2010, 4:32 PM

          Furrydoc, those were really great comments.

  • A. Nuran August 13, 2010, 11:31 AM

    Heshy, you forgot “I’ve known him for years, and he’s a great guy. He told me personally he couldn’t possibly have done it.”

    • Anonymous August 13, 2010, 11:49 AM

      The vast majority of the comments condemned him, as the ones from people who knew him personally were more along the lines of “I know him and I’m surprised this didn’t happen sooner”.

      • A. Nuran August 13, 2010, 3:31 PM

        Your absolutely right. And that’s a good sign.

        I was just mentioning one of the classic lines that always gets tossed out when one of these scandals breaks.

  • Sergeant J August 13, 2010, 12:34 PM

    They were going to include Miami Boys Choir, but they were booked for the benefit of Kolko (pun intended).

    • Heshy Fried August 13, 2010, 1:58 PM

      nice

      • Sergeant J August 13, 2010, 2:06 PM

        Yeah, I changed my mind, and posted it..

    • kissmeimshomer August 18, 2010, 12:06 AM

      Speaking of Kolko…i used to see the dude around town…he always had his hands in his pants. Not sure why…

      • Yankel September 13, 2010, 12:29 PM

        Yeah, him and everyone else. Hindsight is always 20/20…

  • Razor Ray August 13, 2010, 12:49 PM

    It’s a shame that some in the Jewish community are slanting this as anti-Israel or anti-semitic. I get that the “fringe” in the non-Jew community will exploit a story such as this one to toss a few “exceptional” comments in for their own warped amusement, but the fact that Weinstein has been accused by fellow Jews should give many pause and make them all seek the “truth” before rallying around an individual simply because of his heritage. Usually, where there’s smoke there’s fire and this indictment has plenty of both.
    A gentiles two cents…

    • Anonymous August 13, 2010, 12:55 PM

      In this case, the vast majority of Jews, including Orthodox, are condemning him. The ones defending him are also a fringe group.

  • Heshy Fried August 13, 2010, 2:27 PM

    A bit ironic that this Eli Weinstein thing goes down right before we read parshas shoftim

  • Anonymous August 13, 2010, 4:43 PM

    i thought he would just move to the five towns, fit right in.

  • Josh August 13, 2010, 6:22 PM

    The question is, did he marry a Hot Chani, Orthofox, or whatever? He seems like he’s a major hocker type, so in theory there should be one of those in toe.

    • S. Tefilinov August 16, 2010, 9:05 AM

      Was there a Bluetooth sticking out of his ear at the time of his arrest?

  • Avi August 14, 2010, 9:51 PM

    I am shocked to see that a album has been issued in favour of this ganav it why this happens again and again becouse they will alaways have supprters in the community.
    lets face it jail was made for people like eli weinstein he has robbed members of our community internationaly knowing exactly what he was doing and he was ready to continue, no big deal to ditrabute charity with other peoples money, it’s not yours his place is in jail and the longer the better, with all sympothy to his wife and children.

    and may the next upcoming ganav thing twice before cheating and using fellow yiddens blind trust in evry yurmalka wearer.

    anybody honest will agree with me , I just stick up for members in my family that have lost over $25m by eli weinstein!!

    • abboud August 16, 2010, 11:19 AM

      i agree with you guys.i feel bad for his family and kids but you think giving charity to a shul or yeshivah is ok if it was stolen. it is one of the ten commandments and by going against that he went against g-d. the fact that the community is justfying that what he did was right and making an muic cd for him is an abomination. what about the people that lost money with him.are you going to make a music cd so those people can get there money back

  • ushi August 14, 2010, 10:00 PM

    I totally agree with Avi, good somone says something to the point

  • Shlomo Foble August 15, 2010, 12:06 AM

    Btw, he is a former Rochester guy too… They sure know how to make ’em.

  • Yankel August 15, 2010, 9:42 AM

    When a Hispanic mugs a guy in the street – you don’t hear about it. When a Russian holds up a 24 hr deli – you don’t hear about it. When a black is caught shoplifting – that’s right, you don’t either hear about it.
    Jews are smart, and they do things right. So when one of them decides to steal, it’s going to be a global scandal in the 9 digits, which means you hear about it.
    Anyone who really thinks Jews are ‘generally dishonest’ because of what makes it to the news should be wearing a pointy white hat.

  • 10k loser August 15, 2010, 9:58 AM

    I learnt with Weinstein in Yeshivas Beis Yosef Gateshead after Matiskoku Salomon (the then mashgiach ruchni) personally asked me to learn with him bechavrusoh. Our learning patnership lasted 2 afternoons, after which he was already renting cars locally with a false NJ drivers license in order to drive a 600 mile trip to london just for a restaurant meal.

    Hey Eli, you still owe me 10k for your fax machine importing scam to israel. Such a shame ‘the shipment’ was impounded.

    Now you have been impounded! I hope you rot in the can and never come out!

    I have most pity on your poor family who’s lives you have ultimately destroyed!

  • shlib92 August 15, 2010, 6:24 PM

    You definitely have a good point but I hope you are not referring to Rebashkin, being that everyone agrees he did something wrong but rather the issues is regarding the amount of years given (two years more then the prosecution asked for) and what has been recently revealed regarding the judge who was personally involved months before the trial and hid that fact and that goes to show that justice was not her agenda
    so his case is an exception but in general you are totally right how people commit tax fraud and then suddenly every one involved is anti Semitic
    and people give their hard eared money for such cases when that money could be going to real unfortunate cases!!!

  • moshe zich mich August 15, 2010, 11:54 PM

    This dog weinstein’s whole purpose of giving tzeduka was the main part of his scam to gain fame and admiration from the public so he can get an excellent reputation of bal tzedukah and get hard working suckers in return… and you all know that very well!!! This cold blooded skunk willfully, totally destroyed hundreds of families with his constant ugly smirks, boasting about his capabilities of deceiving everyone!!, he kicked out his own father from home when he was only 11 yrs old, ask anybody in veretzky shul,stop defending a Jewish real Nazi!!!

  • BOBTHEINVENTOR August 16, 2010, 1:05 PM

    ELI IS A THIEF HE ROBBED ME OF MY PATTENTS THAT I WORKED MY WHOLE LIFE FOR HE DIDNT CARE THAT HE WAS LEAVING ME AND MY 5 CHILDREN BROKE HE IS GETTING WHAT HE DESERVES I WILL COOPERATE FULLY WITH ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO BE SURE HE GETS WHAT HE DESERVES I KNOW ALOT MORE OF THIS STORY THEN OTHERS I MAY EVEN BE ABLE TO LEAD THEM TO THE MONEY HE IS A REAL LOWLIFE ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME A CALL 848-525-9959 BOB

  • realistic guy August 16, 2010, 1:29 PM

    I know eli for years & think he used o run a legit business till things got ugly. nonethless i stronglly condemn his actions. that being said, as a whole the jewish orthodox community is way more honest then the rest of the business community. just google mortgage fraud last week & see in % how many orthodox jews were arrested as opposed to the rest of this world.

    it takes a story like this to bring out all the anti semites.

    lets look at the prison system- what percentage is jewish? c;mon answer the question

  • josh shain August 16, 2010, 3:02 PM

    attention moshe zich mich
    how can u call a fellow yid a nazi????
    your really not human.

    • Anonymous August 16, 2010, 7:57 PM

      josh shain
      if you would of lost by him twenty box in a way you would feel discustingly cheated you would call all names and the rest, however I agree with you nazi is copyright for the german butchers who killed our grandparents.

  • Future Druggie August 16, 2010, 3:29 PM

    Once he cheated one guy, why wasn’t this reported? Why was he allowed to cheat so many people before getting caught?

    After he duped one person into buying a property that was not his to own, why didn’t the first guy go to the FBI?

  • WACKY MAC & CHOCOLATE PIZZA August 16, 2010, 3:58 PM

    Eli Weinstein, you’re my hero!

    Superhero quoted over and over as saying to victims, “We F#*d You!”

    http://www.app.com/assets/pdf/B3162389812.PDF

  • WACKY MAC & CHOCOLATE PIZZA August 16, 2010, 3:59 PM

    You’re my hero!

    To victims, he said simply, “We _ _ _ _ ed you!”

    http://www.app.com/assets/pdf/B3162389812.PDF

  • WACKY MAC & CHOCOLATE PIZZA August 16, 2010, 3:59 PM
  • MAMZERS, ANYONE? August 16, 2010, 4:01 PM

    My hero.

    He tells his victims, “We F*#*#ed you”

  • MAUREEN August 16, 2010, 4:22 PM

    Where can I send my genuine forged bank check of $9.1 million to?

    • Anonymous August 16, 2010, 8:22 PM

      no matter were you send it to just look out the window for that free ride in hand cuffs.

      “sof ganav ltliyah”

  • BUDDYLUBMAN September 13, 2010, 12:22 PM

    tHE MAN IS REALLY A CROOK…..AND DESERVES TO BE IN JAIL.. HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A RABBI AND REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL OF US……HE WAS CAUGHT RED HANDED..
    SECONDLY…BARRACK OBAMA,, DID NOT SENT THE FBI AND CIA….THE FAT SLOB ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NJ, FREIND OF GEORGE BUSH…..AND NOW GOVENOR…IS THE ONE THAT SEND THEM TO INVESTIGATE THE CHARGES…AND HE IS GUILTY……AND HE SHOULD SPEND TIME IN JAIL…HE IS A CRIMNAL. OBAMA HAD NOTHIGN TO DO WITH IT AT ALL. OBMAMA IS A DEMOCRAT. AND CHRISTI(ALA CHRIST) IS A CROOK AS WELL, BUT A REPBLICAN…….HE HAS NERVE TO ASK US FOR MONEY……SEND HIM DREK

  • a mitgemachter September 13, 2010, 12:50 PM

    This dog weinsteins whole purpose of giving tzeduka was the main part of his scam to gain fame and admiration from the public so he can get an excellent reputation of bal tzedukah and get hard working suckers in return and you all know that very well!!! This cold blooded skunk willfully, totally destroyed hundreds of families with his constant ugly smirks, boasting about his capabilities of deceiving everyone!!, he kicked out his own father from home when he was only 11 yrs old, ask anybody in veretzky shul,stop defending a Jewish real Nazi!!!

    • BUDDYLUBMAN September 13, 2010, 1:51 PM

      tHE MAN NOW HAS THE HUTZPAAH TO ASK FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY TO SEND HIM MONEY…HE CONTINUES TO PULL A CON…..HE IS A THEIF…THEY SHOULD SERVE HIM PORK CHEESEBURGER IN JAIL……AND VERY SMALL ONES….HE IS A FAT PIG. LET HIM STARVE….AND WHY THEY ARE AT IT…THE GOVENOR IS ALSO A FAT CROOK…..HIS BROHTER GOT A WAY WITH A MARDOFF SCHEME, WHILE THE BROHTERS PARTNERS ARE IN JAIL THAT IS BECAUSE GOVENOR HAZAH WAS THE ATTORNERY GENERAL AND A FUND RAISE FOR THE BUSH RELECTION CAMPAIN….HE IS A LAWYER THAT NEVER PRACTICED LAW….BUT WAS CHOSEN AS ATTORNEY GENERAL. HE WILL SCREW UP THE STATE…GIVE HIM TIME

  • yakov September 27, 2010, 9:50 AM

    i suggest they should put him at thec ame place where the previous like him
    davis schick is now together with the iranian guy from los angels so they have a MINYAN

  • JGud October 10, 2010, 10:08 AM

    Maybe we should really start another Unity video for this fellow. Look at all of the good coming from all of the unity surrounding another Yid in trouble.
    Check out this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_iZJnFyxOY

  • genaro segoviano February 2, 2011, 10:44 PM

    im so happy for him. hes a thief he stole 50k from me when he open the store j13 in boro park and yitzckoc mitnik too .u have something to pay up there.if is not in this life is in the next. stay there ..thaks to irs and fbi to catch people like him.

  • genaro segoviano February 2, 2011, 10:50 PM

    if some one need papers where he use diferent names and social security numbers call 347 669 4516

  • dominic May 20, 2013, 2:02 AM

    you now wats true about eli that his a real mamzer and the cd that he has or books should be giving them to his family so they can Dance and enjoy that there brother belongs in the place wer his located and he should burn there and i will come to visit you and remind you wat you did to my family and then will ask your wife wat happend that friday that she hit my cousin car then she told her housbend that my cousin hit her first now i under stand why she would lie becuse she wanted to rape the insurence compeny ps shimon wainstein i naver broke your windows at madison pizza bagel son of bitch

  • domnic May 20, 2013, 2:11 AM

    i now wer to send thoes checks to his brother aryeh weinstein he almost had me cash some checks for him back in 2006 and almost got in trouble so yes the person that has that has the frued checks of 91 mill please send it to him

  • dominic May 20, 2013, 2:15 AM

    any one who has a good comment regarding the weinstien family is a crook or got sported by them or invovled with hs scams

  • dominic May 20, 2013, 2:17 AM

    any one who has a good comment regarding the weinstien family is a crook or got sported by them or invovled with there scams

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