Wife of Disgraced Yeshiva Head Knew of His Transgressions

By Nir Har Zahav
Arutz Sheva
August 13, 2015

The wife of Ezra Sheinberg, the disgraced former head of Orot Ha'ari Yeshiva in Tzfat, said he told her about two cases in which he performed indecent acts with women he was supposedly treating.

The wife is heard saying this in a conversation with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Rabbi of Tzfat, a recording of which reached Channel 2.

"I knew,” she said in the recorded conversation. “It is not something that 'went out of the house' without my knowledge. I knew about all of the 'relaxation massage,' I knew, I knew he did it.”

The Hebrew word she used, “harpaya,” which is best translated as “relaxation massage,” is also a euphemism for certain sexual acts.








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