Thursday, February 16, 2012

Breaking News: Jewish Week Debunks another Deborah Fabrication

Do you remember the name Hella Winston?

Well, she is the anti-Chareidy author of "Unchosen." You'd think that she would be sympathetic to Deborah? but, SURPRISE SURPRISE! Ms. Winston had just written a very strong article in the Jewish Week against Deborah Feldman. She debunks another of Deborah's crazy lies and tears her apart.

It's about that Jewish boy who was supposedly murdered by his own father for masturbating. (It's 2012, we're in the social media era and a publisher like Simon & Schuster doesn't have the slightest problem to publish such a crazy blood libel.) Well, here comes Hella Winston with the true story.

The story, recounted by Deborah Feldman in “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots” (Simon and Schuster), involves the alleged mutilation and murder of a boy by his own father — supposedly for masturbating — and the subsequent cover-up of the crime by Hatzolah, the community’s volunteer ambulance service.
The only problem, however, is that based on information obtained by The Jewish Week, the story seems not be true.

Feldman claims she first learned of the grisly crime from her husband who had, in turn, heard about it from his brother, allegedly a member of Hatzolah at the time, who had been called to the blood-soaked scene. Apparently, the boy’s “penis was cut off with a jig saw and his throat was slit too,” Feldman writes.
In a pre-publication interview with Julie Wiener in The Jewish Week, Feldman was questioned about the veracity of the story. Feldman not only insisted that she was not lying, but asserted that the father was known to be mentally ill and implied that he had escaped justice for his crime.
This is not the first time Feldman has made this allegation. Indeed, in December of 2008 it appeared on her then anonymous blog, Hasidic-Feminist, where it was described as a “Class A secret.” In the blog post, Feldman recounted the story of a “thirteen year-old boy [who] had been castrated with a jig saw and bled to death.”
The incident, according to Feldman, took place “two years ago on an Erev Shabbos in [Kiryas Joel].” She goes on to elaborate that when Hatzolah arrived at the crime scene (a basement) and tried to question the father, “he refused to cooperate, saying only that his son deserved it and that he was a chazar, a pig, because he touched himself.” Feldman then notes that no police report was ever filed and the boy was “under ground” in 30 minutes. “People of KJ,” she warned, “a murderer walks in your midst.”
However, The Jewish Week confirmed that the state police do in fact have a record of the incident and its office provided the paper with the names of two of its investigators called to the scene, John Van Der Molen and Michael Colern. Calls to the two officers were not returned Thursday.
Further, a death certificate obtained by The Jewish Week indicates that the death — which it noted occurred in a “storeroom” on a Friday afternoon in Kiryas Joel around the approximate date Feldman’s blog alleged — was ruled a suicide by coroner Thomas A. Murray, and lists the cause of death as “partial decapitation, severed carotid arteries due to circular saw.” The deceased’s age was listed as 20.  
Several e-mails to Feldman and her publisher, Simon and Schuster, seeking comment did not receive a response.
Will this story undermine her credibility and make it clear once and for all that she is a fraud? Oh, I wish. In such a case I would delete my blog in a jiffy, but for some reason I suspect that the anti-religious media will continue to give this lying and cunning woman a platform to disseminate her poison.


  1. So it's a murder framed framed as suicide!
    Not the first time it happened

  2. My Question is, that if she didn't know about sex till she got married, and even aftet she got married she only knew about one general rule... Then why was she talking to her husband about mastubating?

  3. Kudos to Hella Winston for honest reporting!

    Its clear that she is going after facts, regardless of which side of the story it supports. Very much unlike Feldman who is simply making facts up.

    We might not always like facts published about us, but as long as they are true, we need to deal with it. But Feldmans lies are just pure hate.

  4. Great, so does this mean that now that you see Winston as a valid source of info that you will agree with her about her unflattering opinion of Chassidism?

  5. There is so much to be said here I don't know where to begin. From a technical standpoint I find it difficult to believe Feldman actually had an editor on this manuscript. The inconsistencies. the flat out boring telling of a tale that anyone with half a brain can recognize as more fiction then memoir, are the hallmarks of a "money maker" more than a work of literary excellence. Active imagination prevails here way over emotional honesty and truth.

    While I could sit here and pick apart story after story; including the complete idiocy of Feldman's complaint that she FELT invisible living as a Satmar and then CRAVED invisibility once she shirked her heritage(I intentionally use the word "heritage" here because clearly there isn't a religious bone in this child's body) I will abstain from this urge.

    I will only make one clear and definitive statement that I have yet to see discussed...

    Feldman states that she is aware of a gruesome murder... there is no statute of limitations on murder and unless she has called the police and reported said murder she is NOT a productive member of ANY society Satmar of Seccular!!

    I will not even bother to comment on the acts of pedophilia, of which she again, claims to be aware, and upon which she also remains silent. Sickening and Sad.