A Compendium of WWW Postings on Meisels Scandal

Frum Follies

On July 11, 2014 I broke the story about Rabbi Elimelech Meisels sexually exploiting female students. I reported that a rabbinical court in Chicago called him out on his conduct and issuing a ruling that students should not attend the four post-high school institutions he owned and operated because they were not safe. There has since been an explosion of coverage, leaked documents, and a defense of those seminaries by another rabbinical court. This controversy has rocked the non-Hasidic ultra orthodox world because these so-called seminaries based in Israel are now practically standard “finishing school” experiences for diaspora ultra orthodox Jews who are not Hasidic.

Below is a compendium of articles to date. I have bolded the articles I consider most important.

Posts on Frum Follies (“Yerachmiel Lopin”)

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