Sex offender demands restraining order for Rabbi who exposed him

Arutz Sheva

Shai Landesman, 03/08/16

Yona Weinberg, a convicted sex offender from the United States who is now living in the Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem, is stepping up litigation against Rabbi Ya’akov Horowitz, an American Rabbi who’s been warning people living around Weinberg of his past.

Rabbi Horowitz is slated to give a lecture in a Har Nof community center about protecting the community and especially children from sexual harassment and abuse. Horowitz is well-known in the US as an activist for the cause of raising awareness of sex abuse of children in the Jewish community.

Weinberg, 37, was convicted on two counts of sexual abuse of minors, 13-year-old boys who he was teaching for their Bar-Mitzvahs, in 2009. He served 13 months in prison for the offenses. His name and picture are listed in the US sex offenders database, and was designated as someone who still poses a significant threat to the public.

Rabbi Horowitz tweeted a warning to Har Nof residents to “beware of convicted sex offender Yona Weinberg”, for which Weinberg sued him for slander.

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