Partners in Crime: Anyone who intentionally participates in a crime or helps a criminal
before, during, or after the crime may be held responsible for it. An accomplice is one
who intentionally helps another to commit a crime. Even if an accomplice does not
carry out the crime, in the eyes of the law the accomplice's crime assistance
makes him or her just as guilty as the person who commits the crime itself.
This website is not about the Chabad-Lubavitch organization. Nevertheless, the
facts show that several members of the the Chabad-Lubavitch organization are
directly involved in this abduction, and these facts cannot be ignored.
The Rabbis understand that Chabad is a large organization with operations all over the world.
Nevertheless, the Rabbis insist that the children were abducted, not just by a few members of
the Chabad organization, but by Chabad. The Rabbis are also fully aware that one cannot say
that all Chabad "Rabbis" are criminals, but they say that all Chabad "Rabbis" are problematic.
Furthermore, since his children were abducted, the left behind parent has been contacted in relation to
this abduction by several members of the Chabad organization from Florida, Israel, and even
from Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights, NY, who have tried to convince him that Chabad
is not responsible for this abduction, and yet, NO CHABAD "RABBI" HAS DONE ANYTHING
TO ASSIST THE LEFT BEHIND PARENT IN RECOVERING HIS CHILDREN, but quite the opposite.
"The left behind parent has been getting phone calls from people from Chabad once or twice every month.
They say that Smadar Hameiry is crazy and that she abducted the children because she wanted
to abduct the children and that Chabad had nothing to do with it. They say that the people
from Chabad who assisted and are assisting Smadar Hameiry with the abduction are criminals
who are acting on their own and do not reflect official Chabad policies. Nevertheless, even
the people from Chabad who are contacting the left behind parent have been unable to find even one
Chabad "Rabbi" who is willing to help, or to even make a public statement that what the
Chabad people involved are doing is wrong. Regular Rabbis simply say that Chabad
"Rabbis" are not real Rabbis, that they are just criminals disguised as Rabbis."
All Judges and other Israeli officials concluded that "the children were abducted by Chabad."
the left behind parent did not even had to tell them the whole story about how Chabad is involved in
this abduction, all he had to say is that the children were studying in a Chabad school
in Florida, and the rest of the story they already knew and explained it to him. They
have seen so many times the same story, from the employment contract of Smadar,
and all the other strategies Chabad uses to separate children from their parents.
One of the Judges stated that "the most important reason for bringing the children back home to
Israel, is to separate the children from Chabad, so they don't become Chabad drug-dealers."
He said that "This is ANOTHER JEWISH FAMILY DESTROYED BY CHABAD."
"And you shall love the Lord your G-d: that the Name of Heaven be beloved
because of you" (Talmud, Yoma 86a). Fulfillment of the ideal of ahavat Hashem,
an obligation that calls upon each and every Jew to conduct himself in ways that
reflect nobly on the Torah and G-d, and to refrain from any improper conduct.
Improper behavior can cause a hillul HaShem, a desecration of G-d's Name, a transgression
that is more difficult to atone for than for any other sin, so that not even repentance,
the atonement of Yom Kippur, and personal suffering can absolve one of this offense.
(Talmud, Yoma 86a)
"And you shall be guiltless before the Lord and before Israel" (Numbers 32:22)
extends the concerns of conduct to suspicious behaviors, and places a higher responsibility
on personal and professional conduct of all Jews, especially Rabbis.
Rabbis must conduct themselves in ways that are exemplary in their religious, moral and
interpersonal conduct. Jewish Law recognizes that Rabbis are held to a standard of behavior
and morality higher than that to which others are held and must refrain from any improper
behavior, lest they cause a hillul Hashem, a desecration of G-d's Name. Their failures
reflect negatively not only upon their personal reputations, but upon the Torah that they
claim to uphold and upon the G-d they claim to represent. (Talmud, Pesahim 49a).
Sequestering a hillul Hashem will always be unsuccessful: "Whoever desecrates the
name of Heaven in private will ultimately be punished in public, whether the
desecration was committed unintentionally or intentionally." (Pirkei Avot 4:5).
Hence, a conspiracy to conceal information about this abduction will ultimately
be made public, creating an even greater hillul Hashem.
Howard Poznanski is the Florida divorce attorney who represented Smadar Hameiry at
the Florida divorce trial. He met with Smadar Hameiry BEFORE she abducted the children to
Brazil and advised her on how to get away with this abduction. Some say that Howard Poznanski
was the mastermind of this abduction and that he actually convinced Smadar Hameiry to abduct
the children to Brazil, but he denies this. According to Howard Poznanski, Smadar Hameiry
already wanted to abduct the children when they first met. He stated that Smadar Hameiry
first met with Diana Levy who told her that because her visa had expired she had to leave
the USA immediately, but that the whole idea of kidnapping the children to Brazil came from
Rivka Denburg. All Florida lawyers consulted agree that Howard Poznanski is a criminal.
Diana Levy is the Florida immigration attorney who advised Smadar Hameiry to leave
the USA immediately because her visa had expired. According to Diana Levy, she explained
to Smadar Hameiry that she needed to inform her husband that she was going to leave the
country BEFORE leaving. Apparently, Diana Levy also advised Smadar Hameiry to consult with
a divorce attorney because she understood that what Smadar Hameiry was about to do has
really nothing to do with immigration law. But in reality, Smadar Hameiry and her children
had a visa which was valid until September 30, 2007. And even if the visa had really been
expired, the proper legal action was to file for divorce in Florida and NOT to abduct the
children to Brazil. All Florida lawyers consulted agree that Diana Levy is a criminal.
Rivka Denburg is the principal at the Hebrew Academy Community School in Margate,
Florida, where Smadar Hameiry was working and where the 3 children were studying. According
to several people, Rivka Denburg was the one who came up with the idea of kidnapping the
children to Brazil. She refered Smadar Hameiry to Diana Levy and Howard Poznanski. All the
officials and administrative staff at the school were fully aware that Smadar Hameiry was
going to kidnap the children to Brazil but did not informed her husband. Rivka Denburg and
the rest of the officials at the school refused to provide the left behind parent with the documents
required by the Hague process to show that the children were studying at the school, and a
Court Order was eventually obtained in order for the school to release those documents.
Chabad "Rabbi" Yossi Denburg is the owner of the Hebrew Academy Community School in
Margate, Florida, where Smadar Hameiry was working and where the 3 children were studying.
Smadar Hameiry never paid any money to Howard Poznanski or Diana Levy for their services.
But lawyers don't work for free, so who paid? Yossi Denburg. Why? Yossi Denburg did not
want Smadar Hameiry to file for divorce in Florida as this could expose all the illegal
operations at the school to the Florida Court. The abduction was financed by the school.
Chabad "Rabbi" Moti Begun is the principal at the Chabad school in Sao Paulo, Brazil,
were the children are studying. About a year after the abduction took place, the left behind parent
discovered that his children were in the Chabad school and contacted Moti Begun, who told
the left behind parent that he was never going to see his children again. It was also discovered that
additional Chabad Lubavitch "Rabbis" including Shaya Pasternak and Yaacov Begun, among
others, assisted Smadar Hameiry after her arrival in Brazil. They convinced Smadar Hameiry
to put her children in the Chabad school by offering her free tuition for the children.
"Smadar Hameiry abducted the children because she wanted to take the children away
from their father
to harm him and cause him pain and sorrow, but Smadar Hameiry obviously has a mental illness, and
Chabad is taking advantage of this situation, we have seen identical cases in the past..."
"The principal of the Chabad school in Florida sent Smadar Hameiry to talk to the 2 Chabad lawyers who
misled and encouraged Smadar Hameiry into commiting this crime against her children. If Smadar Hameiry
would have talked to a normal non-Chabad lawyer in Florida she would have filed for divorce in Florida
instead of commiting these crimes against her own children. It was in the best interest of Smadar Hameiry
and her Florida lawyer to file for divorce in Florida, but it was not in the best interest of the Chabad school
where Smadar Hameiry was working and where the children were studying as the illegal operations of the
Chabad school could have been exposed to the Florida Court. Therefore the owner of the Chabad school
paid the 2 Florida lawyers to get Smadar Hameiry out of Florida. Nothing new under the sun..."
"As soon as Smadar Hameiry arrived in Brazil she was contacted by the local Chabad school and convinced
to put her children in the school. In Sao Paulo, Smadar Hameiry has become dependent of Chabad as this
is the only school that will take the children for free. But in Israel, all schools are free, and as soon
as the children go back to Israel, they will no longer be studying in a Chabad school. And when exactly
did the abduction took place? As soon as the Chabad school in Florida found out that the children would
be moved to a non-Chabad school in Florida, the children were abducted and placed in a Chabad school in
Brazil. The children were simply moved from the Chabad school in Florida to the Chabad school in Brazil
and are now receiving a Chabad education AGAINST THE WISH OF THEIR PARENTS, who want their children
to have a good Jewish education, but NOT a Chabad education. Nothing we have not seen before..."
In February 2007 people at the Hebrew Academy found out and became angry that the
children were going to be removed from the Chabad-Lubavitch school, in March 2007
the children were abducted to Brazil, and in April 2007 the children were
already studying at the Chabad-Lubavitch school in Brazil.
In relation to this abduction case, a Rabbi who knows what is Chabad stated:
"Some people could think that Smadar Hameiry, a very smart woman, was able to manipulate
several very stupid members of the Chabad movement, including school directors and attorneys,
to assisting her in abducting the 3 children to Brazil. It would seem more logical to believe
that, for some reason, several members of the Chabad organization manipulated one
crazy woman into taking her children to a Chabad-Lubavitch school in Brazil."
Everyday we are being shocked by new revelations of just how much involved
various members of the Chabad-Lubavitch organization are in this abduction.
Maybe Smadar Hameiry lied to them, maybe she made up stories about her husband
and about not having a visa. Nevertheless, there is a limit to stupidity. It's one
thing to believe Smadar Hameiry's stories, and another very different thing
to get actively involved with the abduction of 3 innocent Jewish children.
While this is officially and technically an obvious case of an International Parental Abduction,
it is interesting to note, that the net result of this parental abduction was to keep the children
in a Chabad-Lubavitch school, against the wishes of their parents. And also, that both the
Chabad-Lubavitch school in Florida and the one in Brazil invested time and money to achieve
this. And also, that the only people who have "assisted" Smadar Hameiry with the abduction
(other than her parents and 2 brothers) are all related to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.
According to the Rabbis, "Chabad is clearly in control of the situation. The reason that
Smadar Hameiry was manipulated by Chabad to abduct the children to Brazil instead of
filing for divorce in Florida, was to protect the financial interests of the Chabad school
where Smadar Hameiry was working, and to prevent their illegal operations to be exposed
to the Florida Court. Chabad transformed Smadar Hameiry into a criminal by convincing
her to kidnap the children to Brazil instead of filing for divorce in Florida."
"The reason that the children are now in Brazil, instead of Israel, is because in Israel
all schools are free, therefore, as soon as the children are back in Israel, they will
no longer be studying at a Chabad school. In Israel, the children would no longer be
considered as being abducted, and Smadar Hameiry would no longer be dependent on
Chabad." According to the Rabbis, "Chabad is never going to let those children
go back to Israel. This explains why the children are still in Brazil, despite the
fact that Smadar Hameiry hates Brazil and would really like to go back to Israel."
"Anybody knows how the Family Courts work in Israel. As soon as the children are back in
Israel, the left behind parent is going to have to pay Smadar Hameiry a lot of money in child
support for those children. Nobody takes little children away from their mother, not
in Israel, and not in Florida. The only thing that Smadar Hameiry is achieving by
staying in Brazil is losing money and causing greater harm to her children. And
also, it's another day that the children are going to the Chabad school in Brazil."
A Rabbi who knows what is Chabad and has seen similar cases in the past stated:
"The way religious cults such as Chabad operate is to first separate and alienate the children from
their father and then from their mother. Chabad can easily separate the children from their mother
as they have done in other cases. One day when Smadar Hameiry goes to pick up the children at the
Chabad school she may be told that the children were taken away by the Brazilian authorities. The
children will then be adopted by a Chabad family, and Smadar Hameiry will never see them again."
Studies of the psychological aspects of cults focus on the individual person, and factors relating to the
choice to become involved as well as the subsequent effects on individuals. Under one view, an important
factor is coercive persuasion which suppresses the ability of people to reason, think critically,
and make choices in their own best interest. Studies of religious, political, and other cults
have identified a number of key steps in this type of coercive persuasion:
While most American Jews consider Chabad to be just another form of Orthodox Judaism,
every Rabbi in Israel, where religion is taken much more seriously,
considers Chabad to be a completely different religion!
Rabbi Elazar Menachem Man Shach
Rabbi Shach, who was considered for many years the leader of Orthodox Judaism,
advocated a complete boycott of Chabad, its institutions and projects.
When asked which religion was theologically closest to Judaism,
Rabbi Shach responded "Chabad".
Rabbi Shach described Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson as
"the madman who sits in New York and
drives the whole world crazy."
Statement Regarding Chabad Messianism by the Rabbinical Council of America:
On June 1, 1996, the largest Orthodox group in the United States, the Rabbinical Council of
America, approved a resolution that read: "In the light of disturbing developments which
have recently arisen in the Jewish Community, the Rabbinical Council of America in
convention assembled declares that there is not and has never been a place in Judaism
for the belief that Moshiach Ben David (the Messiah) will begin his Messianic Mission
only to experience death, burial and resurrection before completing it."
On January 17, 2000, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel released the following announcement:
"Individuals who are undesirable in the eyes of Rabbinic Scholars are exploiting the signatures of
Rabbis and turning the simple faith in the coming of the Messiah into propaganda whose end cannot
be foreseen. One must be careful and warn people that one must believe in the straightforward
faith that the Messiah will come as our Rabbis have taught us, and anyone who adds diminishes."
"Chabad-Lubavitch is NOT part of Chassidic Judaism. Chassidic Jews need
"An even bigger problem with Chabad, is that they say that their dead Rebbe,
"Therefore, not only is Chabad-Lubavitch NOT part of Chassidic Judaism,
to have a Rebbe, a leader who guides them and tells them what to do. In the
case of Chabad, their Rebbe died in 1994, so Chabad no longer has a Rebbe."
Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died in 1994, is the Moshiach! They believe
that their dead Rebbe will come back from the dead to be King of the Jews!
This is obviously NOT part of traditional Jewish ideology and religion!"
but also, Chabad-Lubavitch is NOT part of Orthodox Judaism !!!"
"An even bigger problem with Chabad, is that they say that their dead Rebbe,
"Therefore, not only is Chabad-Lubavitch NOT part of Chassidic Judaism,
According to the Rabbis, "The children were abducted because of 2 reasons: First,
because Smadar Hameiry is crazy. And second, because the children were placed
in a Chabad school. It's really hard to know if the woman you are marrying is
crazy, so at least, do NOT put your children in a Chabad school!"
If anything can be learned from this story, it is that:
!!! DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO A CHABAD SCHOOL. NEVER !!!
If your children are now attending a Chabad-Lubavitch school,
remove them IMMEDIATELY and send them to
a regular Jewish school, a non-Chabad school.
Advice from the Rabbis for those living outside of Israel, "A Jewish child should always
be sent to a private Jewish school. A family living in a place where there are no Jewish
schools, should move to a Jewish community with good Jewish schools. A family that has
no money to send their children to a private Jewish school should move to Israel, where
all schools are free, and send their children to a religious school there. A Jewish child
should NEVER be sent to a Chabad school because a Chabad school is NOT Jewish. In
the USA it's better to send a child to a public school rather than a Chabad school."
Advice to Jewish parents:|
"A Jewish child should NEVER be
sent to a Chabad school because
a Chabad school is NOT Jewish"
Also, NEVER GIVE ANY MONEY TO CHABAD. If you want to give charity,
give to a Jewish organization, not to Chabad.
CHABAD-LUBAVITCH IS NOT A JEWISH ORGANIZATION, KEEP YOURSELF,
YOUR CHILDREN, AND YOUR MONEY, AWAY FROM IT!
If the children would have not been registered in a Chabad school, they would have
probably not been abducted. Chabad-Lubavitch is very much involved and directly
responsible for the abduction of these children to Brazil.
We call on all Jewish people who may be somehow involved with Chabad, to check the facts in
this website, to contact the Chabad people mentioned in this website, to contact the Chabad
schools in Florida and Brazil mentioned in this website, to discover what really is Chabad,
to see the true face of Chabad, to leave Chabad, and to come back to true Judaism.
About 3 years after the abduction took place, it was discovered that one of the Rabbis who
was advising the left behind parent about Chabad, was invited to Brazil where he received a large
"donation" (bribe) to try to convince the left behind parent to drop the case and forget about
his children and about Chabad. In reality, all Rabbis know what is Chabad, and if a
Rabbi appears to support Chabad it's because Chabad is paying him money to do so.
All Rabbis consulted have stated that not only is it permissible to write these facts about Chabad
and about their relationship to this abduction, but it is also a Mitzvah! A Torah obligation!!!
The objective is to prevent any additional Jewish children from being harmed by Chabad.
All Rabbis consulted agree that the prohibition of "Mesirah" (informing on Jews for violating
civil law) does NOT apply to this case. An International Child Abduction is a serious Crime
Against Children, and Jewish Law clearly states that it is mandatory to report to the
authorities anybody who is involved and is responsible, in any way, for this abduction
(Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat 388:7,9,12,45,59. See RaN on Sanhedrin 46a).
Please help us pray for the safety and good health of these children !!!
Please help us save these young innocent and beautiful children !!!
Please help us bring these children back home !!!
Please email us at email@example.com if you have any helpful information.
Thank you !!!
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