The Forward's Freudian Slip

By Shmarya Rosenberg (Failed Messiah blog)
November 18, 2013

Sam Kellner hasn't been convicted or tried. In fact, the case against him has very publicly imploded and Kellner has not been put on trial and has not pleaded guilty.

But the Jewish Daily Forward not only ran a hit piece on Kellner last week, its Twitter feed claims Kellner is a "convicted extortionist," as you can see below.

Right below that libelous November 16, 2013 tweet about Kellner – which was still posted at 8:30 pm CST tonight, more than 2 days after it was originally made – is a tweet about a Sisterhood blog post by Elana Sztokman, Why Hasidic Sex Abuse of Boys Is Feminist Issue.

That post originally mentioned anti-child-sex-abuse activist Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg and the Vice article that opens with Nuchem's 2005 trip to Zupnik's mikva in Jerusalem, where he stumbled upon an adult hasid having anal sex with a young boy.

That post was taken down by the Forward and reposted a day later with that citation – and Nuchem Rosenberg – removed.

I don't have a screenshot of the original post, unfortunately. But you can read my post on that Zupnik mikva incident from 2006. Note that Badatz Yerushalayim took Nuchem seriously and appointed a guard for the mikva to try to stop rape of children from happening there.

Now, here's the Forward's Freudian slip about Kellner in all its infamy.