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YNET is currently running "Yeshiva head suspected of shooting student indicted", a piece detailing the strange tale of secretly-unordained Yeshiva head (sidenote: how weird is the phrase "Yeshiva head"?) turning on one of his troubled students.  The whole thing reads … Read More

By / May 7, 2010

YNET is currently running "Yeshiva head suspected of shooting student indicted", a piece detailing the strange tale of secretly-unordained Yeshiva head (sidenote: how weird is the phrase "Yeshiva head"?) turning on one of his troubled students. 

The whole thing reads like something out of a movie script.  It’s more mafia than bar mitzvah, but judge for yourself.  

"Before Shabbat, the "rabbi" contacted Liberty’s girlfriend and demanded she convince him to stop his violent behavior, and threatened that if he fails to do so "he will end up in the hospital".

After Shabbat, Edri phoned the student and asked him to come in for a meeting. Once Liberty arrived at the meeting, Edri took out his gun. The student began to flee, and the "rabbi" and his friend, Yitzhak Zohar, chased after him. Edri fired at Liberty’s leg.

The indictment states that Liberty sustained two bullet wounds to his foot and fell to the ground. The "rabbi" then approached the student and began to beat him with the gun, while continuing to threaten him. Edri and Zohar then fled the scene."

Talk about a chillul HaShem!  But that’s not the best part — this is:

"Attorney Shlomit Ben-Yitzhak, of the Jerusalem District Prosecution said, "The indictment points to pronounced patterns of criminal behavior, including commissioning an ambush for the student and chasing him in the streets with a motorcycle and gunshots using his friend. In addition, the rabbi threatened the student, and later used various means to ensure his silence."

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