Category Archives: RCC

How Many People Convert To Orthodox Judaism Each Year In The USA?

I believe the number is less than 300. I am not sure about the statistics in the following article. I believe that conversions through Sephardic rabbis Gavriel Cohen and Samuel Ohana often run to $5,000, and through other Batei Din … Continue reading

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Rabbinical Council of California v. Jakma, Inc. et al

The RCC has sued Schwartz’s Bakery (SchwartzBakeryLA.com) in U.S. District Court. The RCC alleges that Schwartz’s Bakery has fraudulently put RCC hashgacha (kosher) stickers on its product since 2013. “That’s a blatant fraud on the community,” says one macher. “This … Continue reading

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Sima Yumash – An Orthodox Victim Of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Tells Her Los Angeles Story

Jewish Community Watch (JCW) names the abuser as Rabbi Sholom Dovber Levitansky: Sholom (Dovber) Levitansky has been added to the Wall of Shame due to his alleged sexual abuse of a number of female minors. Multiple victims came forward and … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Has Its Own Barry Freundel

The Modern Orthodox rabbi arrested in Washington DC yesterday on charges of voyeurism has a long history of accusations reported to rabbinic organizations about his improper behavior with women, similar to Rabbi Abner Weiss in Westwood. Rabbi Weiss is still … Continue reading

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Do I Fear Repercussions?

In the wake of my reports last week on the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC), many people, Jews and non-Jews, have asked me if I fear repercussions. The answer is I do not fear repercussions even though they may very … Continue reading

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