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Brooklyn, NY - Rabbi Bernard Freilich Hugs DA Charles Hynes Who Prosecuted Him.

Published on: May 1, 2007 01:46 AM
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Brooklyn, NY - A source who attended a $1,000-a-head fundraiser last night at the Rose Castle in Williamsburg for Rep. Ed Towns witnessed a double-take moment when he spotted Hasidic Rabbi Bernard Freilich hugging the very man who prosecuted him in a death threat case in the 1990s - Kings County DA Charles Hynes.

Freilich was aquitted of felony charges of witness tampering in 2000. Hynes had accused him of making death threats against a young woman who accused her father of raping her, ostensibly in an effort to get her to drop the charges.

Hynes’prosecution of Freilich angered the Orthodox Jewish Community, which called for his removal after the rabbi was cleared.

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The event for Towns was hosted by Satmar Rabbi Leib Glanz, who is Towns’ finance chair and executive director of the United Talmudical Academy, a nonprofit.

According to my source, the attendees includes: Two potential mayoral candidates (Weiner and Thompson), one potential comptroller candidate (Weprin), and at least one other Congressman (Meeks).

Mayor Bloomberg was touted on the invite to this event, but he didn’t show up. According to a Bloomberg aide, the mayor was never scheduled to attend. This discrepency is evidently the source of some disagreement in the Satmar community, and since I don’t know enough about it, I’m going to leave it at that. [NYdailynewsblog]


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 May 01, 2007 at 05:41 PM cheeky Says:

dont think that rabbi freilech or rabbi bernath are looking for kuvid....they are true askunim....aand they dont look like kuvid schmekers...they are a match made in heaven for askunis...please say a good word and dont be jelious because they might have somthing that you dont...

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 May 01, 2007 at 05:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Now hugging is against the Torah rules? Is anything permitted anymore in our circles?

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 May 01, 2007 at 03:39 PM YATZMACH Says:

"reb berish is know to be a true askan...when ever and where ever needed.....together with his good friend and askan reb simcha bernath they are true exapmles of what a askan should be.."
THERE IS A FINE LINE BETWEEN AN ASKAN AND A KOCHLEFEL WHO IS WORRIED ONLY ABOUT HIS OWN KOVOD

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 May 01, 2007 at 01:51 PM cheeky Says:

reb berish is know to be a true askan...when ever and where ever needed.....together with his good friend and askan reb simcha bernath they are true exapmles of what a askan should be...

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 May 01, 2007 at 01:28 PM YATZMACH Says:

"reb berish is a true tzadik"
AND THAT IS ONLY MICHTZAS SHEVACHO

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 May 01, 2007 at 01:05 PM YATZMACH Says:

Shulem??? Achdus??? This is sooooooo funny

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 May 01, 2007 at 08:54 AM Anonymous Says:

lol

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 May 01, 2007 at 02:48 AM Anonymous Says:

reb berish. has allways put shulem and achdus before his own kavod.the reason that rabbi freleich has maintained a great respect in all our hearts.he works hard without regard to self promoting.rabbi freilch keep up ure holy and honest work for our community mark m appel

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 May 01, 2007 at 12:57 AM Anonymous Says:

i hope its not true

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 Apr 30, 2007 at 11:03 PM Anonymous Says:

reb berish is a true tzadik mayer a.

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