Friday, February 15, 2013

Noted Rabbi, Jewish Book Dealer and author ARRESTED for attempted Child Rape

A noted Brooklyn Rabbi was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to solicit services online from a police officer he thought was a 14-year-old girl. His website, offering his rare Jewish Books for sale, seems to be current and running as of now. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted of attempted rape and other counts. The rabbi held services and runs his Jewish Heritage Tours out of his home in Brooklyn. In 1988 he was in the news as well for his plagiarizing in a book titled Talmudic Terminology he published.
Here is a link to a news article about the story.
Update: as of today, March 5th, his websites are all down, it seems that the world will now have to put up with one less bookdealer-for now.


  1. One competitor less for you.

    1. Unfortunately, it does not seem that an arrest record has prevented anyone from being a bookdealer. I can think of 4 people currently selling books who have sat in for one reason or another.