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Brooklyn, NY - Drug Dealer Who Wouldn’t Sell During Shabbat Receives Up To 5 Years In Prison

Published on: January 28, 2014 04:03 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - A drug dealer arrested last year who was known to stop sales during Shabbat will get up five years in prison.

The New York Post (http://bit.ly/1e4VFEP) reports that Edward Sorin, 38, of Sheepshead Bay was sentenced Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court to five years for weapons possession and three and a half years for a drug possession charge.

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An observant Jewish drug dealer, Sorin was part of a drug gang that sent text messages to customers to say they’d be closing up early in honor of Shabbat.

The judge ordered that Sorin remain on supervised release for five years after his release.

Sorin and four others were responsible for a drug circle that dealt oxycodone, heroin and cocaine from Bedford Avenue Brooklyn residents Jack Zibak, David Gerowitz and Philip Mandel were also charged.

Police seized about 900 vials of heroin, 335 oxycodone pills, cocaine and prescription drugs Xanax, Suboxone and Klonopin after a six-month investigation.



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 Jan 28, 2014 at 04:12 PM yaakov doe Says:

A very short sentence considering the quantity of drugs. So for 5 years he'll have an opportunity to sit and learn with no distraction and possibly make a minyon.

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 04:15 PM zooog Says:

This is a real KIDDISH HASHEM

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM dumbfounded Says:

I have no words!!! Sounds like the old story of someone who killed his parents and then asked the judge for leniency because he's an orphan

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 04:41 PM OYVY2 Says:

he didn't deal on Shabbos, what a tzadik!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 04:42 PM heyward Says:

being he had such respect for the Shabbos. He defiantly deserves to be served Chulent on Shabbos. "Good Luck"

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 05:30 PM moishela Says:

we think we're so Frum. Some Yidden are Frum, but the ones that consider themselves Erlich, Erliche Yidden, not all of you are Frum. Maybe you keep Shabbos the way you're supposed to, that’s also not so sure. Maybe you keep Kosher the way you're supposed to, that’s also not absolute. But you're not Frum, you think you're Frum, but you're not. I'm not speaking to those that are really trying hard to go back to the Emes. Go back to the way it once was in Europe, and in the lands of the Arabs where Jews were very ostracized and they had their own Kehillas not with any influence of the Goyim. And the Yidden in Europe that lived in the Shtettels and that held on to their Rebbes, to the Rabbonim who were greats, were giants, I'm not talking about them. They're almost extinct today. I'm talking about the regular Yid, the average Yid, the average Yid is what's going to save Am Yisroel, because he's never been average. He's always been much bigger than average, much greater than average. Because a Yid anyway is greater than any other type of human being.

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 06:28 PM c Says:

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moishela Says:

we think we're so Frum. Some Yidden are Frum, but the ones that consider themselves Erlich, Erliche Yidden, not all of you are Frum. Maybe you keep Shabbos the way you're supposed to, that’s also not so sure. Maybe you keep Kosher the way you're supposed to, that’s also not absolute. But you're not Frum, you think you're Frum, but you're not. I'm not speaking to those that are really trying hard to go back to the Emes. Go back to the way it once was in Europe, and in the lands of the Arabs where Jews were very ostracized and they had their own Kehillas not with any influence of the Goyim. And the Yidden in Europe that lived in the Shtettels and that held on to their Rebbes, to the Rabbonim who were greats, were giants, I'm not talking about them. They're almost extinct today. I'm talking about the regular Yid, the average Yid, the average Yid is what's going to save Am Yisroel, because he's never been average. He's always been much bigger than average, much greater than average. Because a Yid anyway is greater than any other type of human being.

“Frum iz a galech; ehrlich iz a Yid": Rav Ahron Koty

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 06:45 PM The_Truth Says:

Reply to #7  
moishela Says:

we think we're so Frum. Some Yidden are Frum, but the ones that consider themselves Erlich, Erliche Yidden, not all of you are Frum. Maybe you keep Shabbos the way you're supposed to, that’s also not so sure. Maybe you keep Kosher the way you're supposed to, that’s also not absolute. But you're not Frum, you think you're Frum, but you're not. I'm not speaking to those that are really trying hard to go back to the Emes. Go back to the way it once was in Europe, and in the lands of the Arabs where Jews were very ostracized and they had their own Kehillas not with any influence of the Goyim. And the Yidden in Europe that lived in the Shtettels and that held on to their Rebbes, to the Rabbonim who were greats, were giants, I'm not talking about them. They're almost extinct today. I'm talking about the regular Yid, the average Yid, the average Yid is what's going to save Am Yisroel, because he's never been average. He's always been much bigger than average, much greater than average. Because a Yid anyway is greater than any other type of human being.

You may have a point about being Ehrlich & Frum - but comment is too incoherent.
Sorry to burst your fantasy bubble of what life was like in Europe, but it was not at all like you think.
Firstly, saying "Yidden in Europe" is comparable to trying to place all Jews in America in the same little box. Painting "Europe" with a quick brush stroke, thinking they all lived in shtetels & ostracized is doing an injustice to history. (You probably also meant to include all countries upto & including Russia; for the past 1000 years, but thats another point and we'll slide by that one.) Many Jews were not ostracized, lived in metropolitan cities, had a rich Jewish Culture, as well as goyishe culture too.
For more info, please read A Divine Madness by Rabbi Avigdor Miller.

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 06:53 PM HankM Says:

Tzaddik, he kills children but never on shabbos

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 06:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Don't worry the rabbis will give him all the aliyas and honors when he gets out!

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 07:05 PM savtat Says:

An observant Jewish drug dealer is an oxymoron.

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 07:07 PM Leivy Says:

So...his sentence is 1/7 less?

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 07:11 PM Anonymous Says:

Althouigh I wasn't a customer, I understand that he didn't do business on Shabbos because the drug traffic on Shabblos would have been noticed in the neighborhood, not because of personal observance.

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 07:32 PM Anonymous Says:

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dumbfounded Says:

I have no words!!! Sounds like the old story of someone who killed his parents and then asked the judge for leniency because he's an orphan

really? were you just trying to make that old joke fit in? because the article doesn't say anything about any of the defendants pleading for leniency for any particular reason, loser!

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 07:40 PM Anonymous Says:

Hope this dealer meets with other troubles in prison or on the way out. His shmiras Shabbos cannot compensate for attempted murder of countless jewish customers.

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 Jan 28, 2014 at 10:11 PM stamm Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Hope this dealer meets with other troubles in prison or on the way out. His shmiras Shabbos cannot compensate for attempted murder of countless jewish customers.

..lkaf zchus - maybe his customers were only our dear cousins(bnei yishmaeliim)

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 Jan 29, 2014 at 03:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #14  
Anonymous Says:

Althouigh I wasn't a customer, I understand that he didn't do business on Shabbos because the drug traffic on Shabblos would have been noticed in the neighborhood, not because of personal observance.

wrong, wrong, wrong.

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 Jan 29, 2014 at 03:40 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #16  
Anonymous Says:

Hope this dealer meets with other troubles in prison or on the way out. His shmiras Shabbos cannot compensate for attempted murder of countless jewish customers.

attempted murder? maybe you should look up what that term means before you use it!

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 Jan 29, 2014 at 03:40 PM Anonymous Says:

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stamm Says:

..lkaf zchus - maybe his customers were only our dear cousins(bnei yishmaeliim)

so in your opinion, it would be a zchus if he sold to non-Jews?

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 Jan 30, 2014 at 08:34 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

attempted murder? maybe you should look up what that term means before you use it!

Drug dealing? In halacha (yes, I have asked the shailoh), a drug dealer is a rodef, and halacha would permit anyone to kill him. I am well aware of the term and its ramifications. A drug dealer is providing poison to users who can kill themselves with it while believing it is safe. You have no idea just how many overdoses happen within the frum community, as these cases are kept away from the media (out of respect for the family, and out of shame for the community). I hope you never encounter a close situation of drug abuse, overdose, or suicide. But do not be idiotic enough to deny that these tragedies happen. Drug dealers enable there tzoros, and they are committing attempted murder. They need to be kept away from society.

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