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Thursday, November 4, 2010
The Burshtiner Thief - Con Artist
Every so often we come across a story that is so heart-breaking and inhumane that it makes your blood drop to your toe nails.
But how do you build a shul like that when you don't have the money? Or better yet you do have the money but don’t want to spend it on a shul when you can have other people spend it for you? Oh , very simple. You put on your big furry coat, go over to some people of the community, promise them the whole world and give them a “personal guarantee” that they will have it refunded within months, and you got yourself a shul.
One of the people he approached was a a man in his 50s Called Mr. Freidman. A real nice man, family man, been living in the area for over 40 years, goes to work every day, comes to shul twice a day, has a shiur in the shul and an overall well respected man in the community.
So this Burshtiner thief paid him a visit and asked Mr. Friedman take out a mortgage on his house (which was free and clear). Mr. Friedman was hesitant, but the thief kept pushing and pushing, promising in the name of G-d, the sun and the holy spirits. He pushed him to the wall, and of course since the Rabbi himself “promised” to be responsible, it’s a sure thing.
Five months later, the thief paid another visit to him and told him “We are doing great, we are almost done, we just need that final push. How about you take a 2nd mortgage and in 6 – 9 months we got you paid in full. We will make payments until then and you will have the honor that the shul was finished because of you and your generosity. Of course after a 30 minutes speech, Mr. Friedman agreed and that’s the last he heard of this con artist.
There are approximately 15 – 20 more members that have a similar story (maybe not as brutal as this one, but along the same lines), and all of them are dealing with the same deadly ending.
Mr. Friedman went from a healthy, comfortable life style, into a stressful, mad poor life. He married off his kids and this was supposed to be the good times, the relaxed times and the “being a grandfather” times. Instead he has 2 big mortgage payments to make and has to daven in a new shul because how do you look into this scumbags face every day?
But hey, He is a Rabbi and we are NOT allowed to bad mouth our Rabbis. Of course if a Rabbi is against YOUR Rabbi, then its no problem, you can call him every name. We should be very proud of ourselves and we should continue letting these Rabbis tell us what we can eat and what we cant eat, they should tell us if we have a molesting problem in our community or not, and they shall tell us that Rabbi Nuchem is garbage and he deserves to be thrown in the Oven.
He is of-course one of the Lag Lag Rabbis that signed against Rabbi Nuchem. Any questions?