New Letter/Warning from Original Directors of Machne Menachem

05/27/2009

English Translation
Erev Pesach 5769
To Anash and the Crown Heights Community

Greetings and Blessing!

As the summer approaches and the children will go to camp or Yeshiva Kayitz, you, as parents, are busy thinking about camp and deciding which one will be best for your child.  Thank G-d there are many summer camp options to choose from.

We do not want to convince or persuade you where to send your child this summer, but rather, to make you aware of the present situation with the Camp Chayolei Hamelach which is under the management of Rutman and Spritzer and located in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania.

For the past year, there has been a restraining order, an Ikkul, placed on Rutman and Spritzer by the Bais Din of our community.  They are not to open the camp until there will be Din Torah decision concerning the camp’s rightful owners.

In addition, Mr. Spritzer has been called over a year ago to the Bais Din Machon L’Horaya –Monsey- and has not yet agreed to come.  It is therefore clear that the restraining order, the Ikkul, is still in force upon him.  If anyone sends their child to the Camp Chayolei Hamelach, he is participating with Spritzer in the travesty.

Further more, we are reminding everyone that it is stealing, gezel, to use the property without permission from its Owners.  We do not allow anyone— a camper, counselor, or teacher, etc.—to use our property which is located in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, which in its time was known as Machne Menachem.

We reserve the right to eventually demand full compensation from the parents that went against the restraining order, the Ikkul, and illegally used our property (Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat, Siman 363).

Signed in the name of,
The Machne Menachem Board of Directors
For the original Letter in Hebrew
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Spritzer Suing in Federal Court a.k.a Mesira

05/26/2009

!לא תעמוד על דם רעך

You shall not stand idly by your brothers blood!

“To characterize the complaint as prolix, replete with hearsay and irrelevancies, would be charitable

Judge Leo Glasser (on the claims of Mesira)

From Parshas Machne Menachem booklet:

…“After they were informed by the bank, Spritzer and Schreiber, at the end of winter, 1997, decided to sue us in Federal court under RICO for over $2,000,000! Concocting a bunch of libels and falsehoods, they accused us of terrorizing, mail fraud and embezzlement, that Meir Hershkop had taken money for himself and tried to gain control of the camp by hiring his son-in-law as its manager.

This was a diversionary tactic to enable them to seize full control of the camp.They succeeded at first giving the judge a negative impression of us. They brought false witnesses including Joseph Spielman, Yaakov Herzog, and Yisroel Sandhaus, who all testified falsely against us in court! Spielman testified that his van had been burned and he believed it was Hershkop who did it. This testimony persuaded the judge to reopen the bank account for them and issue a restraining order against us, forbidding us to come in contact with the plaintiffs or with the camp.”

Read for yourself and come to your own conclusion!

יראה העם וישפוט

On May 6, 1997, the plaintiffs, a not-for-profit Corporation and Yaakov Spritzer, filed a complaint against seven named defendants consisting of 167 paragraphs extending over 50 pages and asserting eleven claims as follows:

First Amended Verified Complaint Click Here

Verified Complaint Click Here

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Comment of the Day!

05/25/2009

A Chayolei Hamelech Staff  member writes:

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ולפני עיוור לא תיתן מכשול

05/09/2009

לא תקלל חרש, ולפני עיוור לא תיתן מכשול, ויראת מאלהיך – אני ה

You shall not curse a deaf person. You shall not place a stumbling block before a blind person, and you shall fear your God. I am the Lord. (ויקרא י”ט י”ד)

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On the Left: The Original Machne Menachem Logo  On the Right: Copy of Machne Menachem Logo

On the Left: The Original Machne Menachem Logo On the Right: Copy of Machne Menachem Logo

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Not My Problem!

05/05/2009

who cares? not my problem!

I recently sent out a bunch of e-mails (with the link to this site) to many Shluchim and Mosdos, one of the responses really hit a nerve. Here it is…

Why in the world are you sending us this ridiculous politics????

My response to him and anyone thinking in the same lines.

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