Rabbi Nechemya Weberman's supporters have placed ads in Satmar newspapers seeking to raise $125,000 by the end of next week as a downpayment for attorneys for the appeal of convicted sex offender Rabbi Nechmya Weberman. The hot rumor continues to be that Weberman has or will hire the slippery, sleazy defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who grew up Orthodox and who has ties to the community through relatives.
Here's a translation of the ad, which ran in today's D'var Yom Beyomo, made by the source who emailed it to me. I made a few small changes for clarity:
As the beginning of the grand '$1 million dollar' campaign to help save the 'korban tzibur' [the community's sacrifice or atonement] HaRav HaChasid Rabbi Nechemya Tzvi ben Dinah [Weberman], God should lengthen his life and years, we must by the coming week raise the sum of $125,000 dollars to be able to go ahead with the legal process and hire the best advocates [attorneys], therefore we must quickly gather 500 donations of $250 dollars to be able to raise the needed sum of $125,000 until end of next week.
Volunteers: We must quickly gather 100 volunteers that can [each] bring 5 people who will donate, if you are able to help, please make connections now with the askanim [activists].
Contributors: those who can immediately give the minimum donation of $250 dollars for the campaign should call us now, everyone's help is important and every day counts.