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Mamaroneck, NY - White Plains Conservative Rabbi Arrested For Impersonating Cop

Published on: June 21, 2013 09:21 AM
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Mamaroneck, NY -  A Conservative rabbi from White Plains has been charged with impersonating a police officer after he waved a fake badge and pulled over a 24 year-old woman for “driving too slowly” in Mamroneck Wednesday morning.

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LOHUD.com (http://lohud.us/19Y6oyq) is reporting that Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, 49, from Congregation Sulam Yaakov in Larchmont, was charged with one felony count of first-degree criminal impersonation.

Sources say that Borodowski, upset with the woman for driving too slowly on Mamaroneck Avenue around 9:30 a.m., pulled up beside her in his Toyota Camry, flashed a fake badge and began screaming that he was a police officer and that she needed to pull over.

Suspecting something was amiss, the woman instead called police, who subsequently charged the rabbi.


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 Jun 21, 2013 at 09:45 AM thecommissioner Says:

He should be charged again, with impersonating a Rabbi

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM RACHELIGHT Says:

What was this guy thinking??

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM Anonymous Says:

Making proud-mo-israli proud!

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 10:43 AM Um...yeah . Says:

Imagine the comments in lohud if he was charedi !

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 10:46 AM cool masmid Says:

I'm more concerned him impersonating a "rabbi" then him impersonating a police officer.

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 10:49 AM wbbeinuni Says:

Once an impersonator; always an impersonator! Maybe his congregation and movement will learn something.
To be fair Orthodoxy has its fair share of impersonators. The difference is everyone acknowledges that the behavior is fraudulent and wrong.
The movement this fellow represents is built on perpetuating a fraud so that people can feel like good Jews accept very limited responsibility for their actions.

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 11:13 AM clear-thinker Says:

Where are all the outraged comments that it is only when someone is arrested who is chareidi when they mention his religious affiliation? Oh I get it. It is only prejudice when a chareidi person is mentioned. Hey number 3, why do you believe mo-israeli is a conservative Jew? Oh I know because some small minded people think that only chareidim are Jewish. I wish you a pleasant Shabbat of doing tshuva for your hate of your fellow Jew.

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM Canadian Says:

Reply to #7  
clear-thinker Says:

Where are all the outraged comments that it is only when someone is arrested who is chareidi when they mention his religious affiliation? Oh I get it. It is only prejudice when a chareidi person is mentioned. Hey number 3, why do you believe mo-israeli is a conservative Jew? Oh I know because some small minded people think that only chareidim are Jewish. I wish you a pleasant Shabbat of doing tshuva for your hate of your fellow Jew.

No, I think "proud m-o" is just quick to bash Chareidim so in this case someone is pointing out that perhaps this group is now s
Displaying the opposite of what they always try to brag.."more important to be kind and not speak lashon harah than shmirat Shabbat.

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM enlightened-yid Says:

If he was a "frum" rabbi he would be called Shomrim with 20 sirens and a tinted window SUV. Since he is not a frum rabbi, he is an impersonator and a fake rabbi too.

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Hi Clear-Thinker. Please calm down. If you read the linked article, or the one on WCBS radio's site, you'd see that Mr. Borodowski was only referred to as Rabbi, with no denomination attached to it. The affiliation was probably added when the item was posted because it's meaningful to the readers of this website.

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM SV_Stan Says:

Who buys a fake badge?
If you get a fake badge I'm sure you want to try it out. I wonder how long he's been waiting to pull someone over? The best he could find is driving too slow

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 01:15 PM Barzilai Says:

He clearly was not feeling groovy.

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 01:32 PM OberBoberGrober Says:

Ochet mir a Rabbi!

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 01:51 PM Secular Says:

Fake Alfredo...

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 02:17 PM yaakov doe Says:

At least it wasn't on Shabbos.

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 04:08 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
thecommissioner Says:

He should be charged again, with impersonating a Rabbi

as quickly as you are charged for calling yourself a commissioner.

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 04:08 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
cool masmid Says:

I'm more concerned him impersonating a "rabbi" then him impersonating a police officer.

and who cares what you're concerned [with]?

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 04:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
SV_Stan Says:

Who buys a fake badge?
If you get a fake badge I'm sure you want to try it out. I wonder how long he's been waiting to pull someone over? The best he could find is driving too slow

what are you raving about?

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 04:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #15  
yaakov doe Says:

At least it wasn't on Shabbos.

and at least it wasn't on Memorial Day. what's your point?

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 04:11 PM ELEPHANT Says:

What a kiddush hashem

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 04:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #20  
ELEPHANT Says:

What a kiddush hashem

sure, you have a comment about a conservative Rabbi, but where were you when SMR was sentenced? Weberman? etc., etc.

Who cares about a conservative Rabbi, and this terrible, terrible crime.

But serious crimes? child molesting? rape? these are okay with you?

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 04:59 PM qazxc Says:

If he were charaidi we would expect better

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 05:31 PM qazxc Says:

If he were charaidi we would expect better so people get upset. This fellow doesn't have Toras Moshe. This just reminds us of what we would be without Torah. We do have the Torah so one of us does something wrong challenges our belief in the koach of the Torah.

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 Jun 21, 2013 at 06:24 PM common-cense Says:

Reply to #9  
enlightened-yid Says:

If he was a "frum" rabbi he would be called Shomrim with 20 sirens and a tinted window SUV. Since he is not a frum rabbi, he is an impersonator and a fake rabbi too.

I hate to break it to u, but...
Your hidden agenda is obvious, coward!

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 Jun 22, 2013 at 09:59 PM clear-thinker Says:

Reply to #23  
qazxc Says:

If he were charaidi we would expect better so people get upset. This fellow doesn't have Toras Moshe. This just reminds us of what we would be without Torah. We do have the Torah so one of us does something wrong challenges our belief in the koach of the Torah.

You would expect better? Why? Because, no one chareidi Rabbi has ever been accused of doing anything wrong? In bygone days I might have said you might want to think before putting pen to ink. Now you should think before putting fingers to keyboard.
By the way if "one of us" does something wrong the first reaction is usually to blame the victim, or claim anti-Semitism.

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 Jun 22, 2013 at 11:53 PM charliehall Says:

Reply to #6  
wbbeinuni Says:

Once an impersonator; always an impersonator! Maybe his congregation and movement will learn something.
To be fair Orthodoxy has its fair share of impersonators. The difference is everyone acknowledges that the behavior is fraudulent and wrong.
The movement this fellow represents is built on perpetuating a fraud so that people can feel like good Jews accept very limited responsibility for their actions.

No, we do not acknowledge that such behavior is fraudulent and wrong. I can name rabbis who have been convicted of fraud or money laundering who still have their positions of authority and honor in orthodox communities -- not to mention the ones who cover up for child molesters.

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 Jun 23, 2013 at 09:56 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #24  
common-cense Says:

I hate to break it to u, but...
Your hidden agenda is obvious, coward!

You're confused

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