(AKA: The Case of The Son of Famous Orthodox Singer and a Haredi Friend)
Table of Contents:
- Yeedle: The Legacy Continues
- Suspicion: Haredim forced young girls into drug use (09/22/2003)
- City Notes - Haredi Drug and Rape Scandal (09/26/2003)
- Rabbis call for boycott of Ben David (06/11/2004)
- Could this Chassidic singer sexually assault your teenage daughter?
- Fiddish (06/14/2004)
He's the Jewish Michael Jackson - so why does a group of rabbis want to ban hisconcert? (06/20/2004)
- Jewish Whistleblower Vs The Jewish Press (07/04/2005)
- YouTube video of Yeedle Werdyger Performing in Brazil (12/10/2010)
- Case of the Friend of a Chassidic Singer
Yeedle: The Legacy Continues
Country Yossi - 2004
|Father and son performing together|
Yeedle Werdyger singing
|Yeedle Werdyger - accused of raping teenage girls|
Suspicion: Haredim forced young girls into drug use
(See Below to read original article in Hebrew)
|Yeedle Werdyger's Facebook profile|
City Notes - Haredi Drug and Rape Scandal
Yeedle Werdyger - Alleged sex offender
Rabbis call for boycott of Ben David
|Yeedle Werdyger - Alleged Sex Offender|
|Yeedle Werdyger - Alleged sex offender|
Could this Chassidic Singer sexually assault your teenage daughter?
I suspect there are several factors at play here:
1) For months there has been pressure/communication with Rabbonim and concert promoters to quietly remove Yeedle from this concert. Some of this can be read in Blog in DM and MOChassid.2) Apparently the promoters and MBD are standing firm.
3) I suspect the Rabbonim can't deal with Yeedle directly so they're going after the JM industry as a whole. On some level, I believe they actually believe it's not Yeedle's character but the nature of the JM industry that is screwed up.
4) The Awareness Center has had the Yeedle case up for months as an unamed case. I suspect for several reasons: the articles didn't name Yeedle, Rabonim were probably consulted to determine a course of action and at the time Yeedle had left public performance (private individual, not a public performer anymore) and was a reduced threat to potential victims.
5) But now Yeedle has re-emerged in England for the first time since the arrest, re-establishing himself as a public performer.
6) The Yeedle camp in trying to protect Yeedle has put out the most bizzare story. This story has further damaged the JM industry. If you were to believe it, you would have to believe that a competing JM had Yeedle framed with underage children and child pornography. If that were so, I might have to believe what the Rabbonim in England are saying about the JM industry.
7) If:a. Rabbonim in England feel it is appropriate to publicize the Jerusalem Post article about Yeedle b. Yeedle chooses to be a public performer/figure the Awareness Center has no reason to maintain the case as an unkmown case.
1) Why has the reporting on this story been so poor? There doesn't seem to be follow-up. No US news outlet picked up on this story at all. Why were the charges dropped? Why has Yeedle been out of the spotlight? What happened?
2) If Yeedle's claims of being set up are true, why no arrests?
3) Has Yeedle damaged the JM industry? I think it is more than the "icing on the cake" for the Rabbonim in England. I really think they see something wrong in the JM industry and it is Yeedle. But what can they do? The charges were dropped in Israel. The only thing they can do is make the JM industry pay a price till they clean their industry up. Otherwise why the timing? Why pass around the Jerusalem Post article?
4) If the stories about Yeedle are true, does this mean the post-Lanner Orthodox community is still incapable and unwilling to take the necessary action to protect our children?
YouTube video of Yeedle Werdyger performing in Brazil