Tuesday, June 22, 2010
ALL CHARGES AGAINST RABBI ENGEL DROPPED!
As dedicated and long-time readers will recall, the main motivation behind the creation of our AJN Watch blog 12 months ago was the appalling front page poster in the AJN regarding the allegations made against Adelaide’s Rabbi Engel. That despicable almost Stuermer-style depiction stunned even those readers who were inured to and hardened against the anti-religious bias of the Jewish News.
Today we have received the news that Boruch Hashem all charges against him have been dropped and Rabbi Engel has publicly been vindicated in relentlessly and stubbornly maintaining his innocence.
All praise to his supporting defence team and to all who stood by him.
The question on many lips will of course be, how will the AJN report this outcome?
Will the dropping of charges also be worthy of a full front page?
at 1:27 PM
Labels: adelaide jewish, ajn, rabbi engel
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Boruch Hashem for that wonderful news. And bless you too AJN Watch for your support and faith in Rabbi Engel. Keep up your with your campaigns and ignore the critics,ReplyDelete
Great news BH, but very sad about the shocking judgement in the Rubashkin case.ReplyDelete
On behalf of us Adelaide Jews, thank you ajnwatch for all your support for the past year. you were the only one who publicly stuck out their neck for the rabbi and his wife. in the early dark days it really gave us a boost. Todah rabbahReplyDelete
All those responsible for this massive desecration of G-d's name (esp. the Australian UNjewish News) should beg the good rabbi and his wife for forgiveness. I hope Rabbi Engel now sues for defamation. Let these choleras pay for his good work in building yiddishkeit in SA.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see whether the AJN puts the story on their front page with the words "We got it wrong"...ReplyDelete
Sure, when kosher pigs will fly...ReplyDelete
Talking of kosher, how come Solomons put their recall notice in the Shabbat isuue of the Herald Sun?
How many of their customers get it on that day?
Should be in the Jewish News. And they should be careful where they leave their rubber gloves
is this the thing with solomons and the unsalted chickens?ReplyDelete
Solomans should put it in hamodia, for those that the AJN is not their cup of tea.ReplyDelete
Just because the charges were dropped doesn't mean the alleged fraud wasn't perpetrated. The police just don't have sufficient evidence to uphold the charges.ReplyDelete
Shmuchel you too have committed fraud I just don't have enough evidence yet to prove it, but I am certain you have.ReplyDelete
Just one question to the blogmaster - Would you have put up such a case and defence for Rabbi Engel had he not been from Chabad?ReplyDelete
Is the fact that he is a chabadnik the reason why you have run this non-stop campiagn on clearing him and attacking the Jewish News?
Yes or no?
It's amazing reading the comments here.ReplyDelete
MO seems to accuse ajnwatch with being pro-chabad while in another thread ajnwatch is accused of chabad bashing.
how many writers does this blog employ?
the case should be considered not proovenReplyDelete
Why? In the absence of evidence against a fellow Jew, who appears to be of good character and shomer mitzvos, we must assume him innocent.ReplyDelete
We don't have "not proven" verdicts in Australia. We have "guilty" and "innocent". Unfortunately in this case no charges have been brought, so Rabbi Engel has been denied the opportunity to triumphantly clear his name.ReplyDelete