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bservations about Beth's plight

Hi

I'm

sending

you

some

notes

wrote

which

you

may

want

to

forward

to

Rabbi

Eidensohn

somebody

else

or

even

just

to

keep

as

record

on

your

files

as

an

indication of how people are feeling about your plight.

Since

have

safety

concerns

of

my

own,

have

to

ask

you

to

keep

my

identity

and and email confidential.

The Daas Torah blog of "Thursday , May 22, 2014 " brought attention to the fact

that

Rabbi

Eidensohn

has

received

negative

comments

regarding

his

bringing

of

Beth's

matter

to

the

internet.

This

was

in

the

2nd

paragraph

prefacing

Beth's

letter

posted on that date. I have seen a number of comments on Daas Torah's blog which

amount

to

personal

attacks

on

Rabbi

Eidensohn

and

others.

These

have

been

used

as

tactic

to

callously

dismiss

legitimate

concerns

that

reasonable

right-thinking

people have regarding Beth's case.

Let

me

clarify

at

the

outset

that

we

must

all

remember

that

this

is

not

just

"case". Beth and her children should not be allowed to become just another statistic.

They are living, breathing human beings with the same colour blood running through

their

veins,

they

have

feelings

and

rights

and

these

have

been

trampled

upon.

If

anyone

forgets

this,

remember

that

you

are

your

loved

ones

could

be

next.

Rabbi

Eidensohn realizes that every life counts.

Rabbi

Eidensohn's

response

was

articulate

and

forthright.

However,

for

those

who

do

not

grasp

the

seriousness

and

repugnance

of

such

interference,

further

comment is necessary.

Those

who

have

silenced

other

supporters

of

Beth,

and

have

been

used

by

Dr

Schlesinger

as

his

abusers

by

proxy,

need

to

know

in

no

uncertain

terms

that

there

are thousands of people who fully endorse Rabbi Eidensohn and the lawful action he

has taken towards righting a grievous wrong. If anything, he has more than shown a

willingness

to

co-operate

in

whichever

way

he

can

in

resolving

Beth's

plight

amicably,

and

he

has

given

ample

opportunity

to

all

and

sundry

to

present

their

point of view and their evidence.

He has maintained a level of fairness, has tempered any supportive comment he

has

made,

and

any

such

opinion

has

been

adjudicated

on

the

evidence

provided

to

Daas Torah by Beth.

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Rabbi Eidensohn needs to be lauded , applauded and supported for his courage

in

exposing

the

tragic

case

of

Beth

Alexander.

He

has

shown

true

leadership

and

righteousness.

He

has

religious,

moral

and

ethical

compass,

something

sadly

lacking in others.

Secrecy

is

one

of

the

greatest

weapons

that

perpetrators

wield.

It

is

only

in

breaking the silence that the abuse will be held in check until being finally ended.

We

cannot

know

what

other

further

harm

Dr

Schlesinger

might

have

done

to

Beth and her twins had not the eyes of the Jewish world , in particular , been shone

on him by Rabbi Eidensohn on his Daas Torah blog .

As

result

of

the

publicity

provided

by

Rabbi

Eidensohn

by

posting

on

Daas

Torah

Beth's

appeal

for

compassion

in

being

allowed

to

attend

her

twins'

5th

birthday

party,

plea

seen

all

around

the

world,

an

extra-ordinary

individual

in

Vienna showed courage and compassion , and did a real Mitzvah in informing Beth of

the location and day. The twins will only have one

5th Birthday in their lifetime and

her

attendance

at

public

restaurant

which

made

her

and

the

twins

happy

is

concrete evidence of an achievement thanks to social media. Any resentment by her

husband or his family and enablers of not being able to inflict yet another senseless

cruelty upon her , reflects on them .

It

must

be

understood

that

at

the

very

least

Dr

Schlesinger

is

vindictive

narcissist.

His

type

is

dangerous

and

unpredictable

and

he

will

use

and

abuse

anybody

to

satisfy

his

own

desires.

His

enablers,

including

the

Austrian

Jewish

Community,

will

learn

this

sooner

or

later

if

they

haven't

already

realized

how

they

have been duped by this masterful manipulator.

They

should

start

to

think

about

the

damage

he

has

already

caused

to

their

reputation and to Jews worldwide. His, is no different to the deplorable behaviour of

other Jews exposed by Rabbi Eidensohn, and he and his enablers are responsible for

adding

to

the

fires

of

Anti-Semitism.

They

should

disassociate

themselves

from

him

and

his

wrong-doing,

and

not

be

intimidated

by

threats

that

their

children

will

be

expelled

from

the

Kindergarten.

If

enough

people

stand

up

together,

and

religious

women

stop

being

afraid

of

their

masters

ie

their

husbands,

it

will

be

telling

to

see

how many children actually do get expelled from the school as threatened.

With

publicity,

there

will

come

time

that

the

voices

of

ordinary

citizens

scholars

and

professionals

will

be

heard

loud

enough

to

persuade

the

Austrian

Judiciary

to

give

Beth

fair

hearing

and

to

thoroughly

review

and

overturn

the

wrong

decision.

The

distorted

high-handed

decisions

of

the

few

Judges

involved

in

this case will not to able to hold ground.

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Efforts,

both

overt

and

covert

to

intimidate

Rabbi

Eidensohn

into

silence

as

seen

in

his

comments

on

the

22

May

2014

blog,

or

to

denigrate

his

motives,

his

person

or

his

position

as

Rabbi,

need

to

be

condemned

in

the

strongest

of

terms

and must be nipped in the bud without delay.

Are

the

other

Rabbis

and

members

of

the

community

in

Austria

who

are

"muttering"

becoming

so

ashamed

of

their

participation

in

this

travesty

that

they

want

to

cover

up

their

wrongs

by

silencing

Rabbi

Eidensohn

who

has

done

what

is

right ?

Their

tactics

will

not

work.

Rabbi

Eidensohn

is

evidently

man

of

integrity

and

the

cat

is

out

of

the

bag

There

are

too

many

people

to

silence

and

too

many

who

know

the

truth

to

declare

them

all

mentally

ill

and

of

needing

commitment

to

psychiatric hospital !

There

is

no

justification,

religious

or

secular,

for

the

behaviour

that

has

been

displayed

by

Dr

Schlesinger,

the

Professionals,

the

Courts

and

the

Austrian

Jewish

Community .

We

all

owe

Rabbi

Eidensohn

debt

of

gratitude

for

his

tenacity

in

doing

all

possible to resolve the matter , which means returning the children to their Primary

Attachment Figure, their mother under whose care they flourished.

Rabbi

Eidensohn

has not just come with a few

meaningless

platitudes

and

then

passed the ball conveniently along , like other Jewish leaders who have done little to

nothing to help or who have even worse, aided the abuser.

He has acted to do what is right because it is the right thing to do, and he must

be given all the credit he is due instead of being vilified or intimidated by the guilty.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNAWARE OF THIS "CASE" , SEE helpbeth.org BELOW ARE

SOME OF MY THOUGHTS:

If you really don't have the time to read them , maybe you can give it to a family

member, friend, colleague or congregant / fellow congregant. The hope is that each

reader will contribute in his/her way towards finding a solution.

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There are many people with intelligence, compassion and enough foresight and

vision to know this effects everyone - you, your children and your children's children,

communities and society at large.

The

problem

is

systemic

and

pandemic

It

is

one

of

spousal,

child

and

legal

abuse

and

the

difficulty

of

obtaining

Divorce,

notably

severance

of

the

relationship,

quickly,

easily

cost

efficiently

and

with

due

process

without

the

spouse

and

children

being

destroyed

in

the

process

and

being

subjected

to

continuing abuse and harm for interminable years to come.

Pleas for assistance in the in the case of a young British mother Beth Alexander ,

who

is

suffering

terrible

plight

in

Austria

along

with

her

twins

Sammy

and

Benji

Schlesinger , still need to be substantially answered.

The situation remains widely misunderstood.

This

is

not

merely

matter

in

which

there

is

an

element

of

dissatisfaction

with

the

outcome

of

Court

case,

or

the

outcome

of

Divorce

case,

where

there

is

winner and a loser , and so be it.

This

is

case

where

an

abusive

husband

became

so

enraged

when

his

wife

considered

leaving

him

that

to

punish

her

and

to

maintain

his

power

and

control

over her , he chose to sacrifice the well-being and ultimately, possibly even the very

lives of his children. ( Suffice to say that more than enough up-to-date scientific data

exists to prove that when a wrong custody decision is made, the harmful effects lead

to

all

sorts

of

problems

including

developmental

delays

and

even

suicide

by

these

children

as

they

grow

into

adolescence.

It

also

leads

to

aberrations

in

behaviour,

bullying and the kind of tragic killings that we see reflected on the news all too often.

Later on many become abusers themselves).

Dr Schlesinger used every conceivable nefarious trick in the books. First he tried

unsuccessfully to have her committed to a mental hospital with the help of a Jewish

Psychiatrist

who

had

never

even

met

her.

This

failed

because

she

was

clearly

mentally

fit

and

competent

and

the

police

and

police

psychiatrist

forced

him

out

of

the matrimonial home under Order.

Based on all the evidence, his dangerous and abusive behaviour was recognized

by the Courts . The Courts gave the custody to Beth and to protect her and the twins,

they only allowed the abusive father supervised visits.

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This

humiliated

him

and

enraged

him

further,

so

he

enlisted

the

help

of

some

influential

friends

including

converted

Jewish

Judge

Chabad

Rabbi

,and

some

others who had no integrity whatsoever . He actually succeeded in getting the Courts

without due process , but rather on a "nod-nod ,wink-wink " basis, to reverse its first

decision which had been the reasonable, lawful and correct one.

They

made

horrific

mistake

in

switching

the

custody

from

the

loving

capable

mother to the abusive, narcissistic father who has proven to be an incapable parent

and relentlessly abusive in trying to maintain control over his wife.

In

civilized

society,

the

Rule

of

Law

must

be

respected

by

all

including

the

Judiciary, and where it is disregarded and abused with an arrogant high-handedness

, it is for governments , civic and religious leaders , and those with human decency to

intervene and right a terrible wrong without delay .

Justice delayed, is Justice denied.

This is not an ordinary Court case.

This

is

violation

of

human

rights

of

the

most

egregious,

unconscionable,

and

insidious

of

all

kinds

because

it

is

largely

invisible.

THIS

IS

COMPELLING

CASE

OF

HOSTAGE -TAKING AND MENTAL TORTURE.

" No pain of the body is as great as the excruciating pain of an agonized mind. "

The anguish of being separated from one's children is intolerable. To be forced over

years , to watch

them deteriorating without

being able to stop

it, is

worse than any

physical punishment and worse than any physical torture.

By the very laws of nature, is not the protection and nurturing of her young, the

most

primal

function

and

concern

of

all

sentient

beings,

animal

and

human

What

greater affliction can there be than to

deprive an innocent, capable mother and her

young of this right, obligation and benefit , without any just cause?

This

mental

torture,

mental

abuse,

emotional

abuse,

apart

from

the

physical,

financial, informational and legal abuse is having a devastating effect on the lives of

Beth,

Sammy,

Benji,

and

Beth's

family.

There

are

people

around

the

world

Jewish

and Gentile who are saddened and outraged.

The efforts of the ADL are for nought when Jewish people behave badly. It fuels

the

fires

of

Anti-Semitism.

It

dishonours

Jews

and

Judaism.

When

Jewish

people

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behave dishonestly and egregiously it dishonours all who have died and suffered just

for being Jewish. It is ironic that when the Jewish father and his Jewish co-abusers by

proxy, tried so maliciously to deprive the mother and her children of the right to be

together

at

the

5th

Birthday

celebration,

that

on

the

same

day

number

of

people

were

tragically

shot

killed

and

injured

at

the

Jewish

Museum

in

Brussels

Belgium

evidently by an Anti-Semitic man.

THE

POINT

MERITS

REPEATING

AND

SHOULD

NOT

BE

IGNORED

IN

THIS

AND

OTHER

CASES

OF

ABUSE,

NEITHER

DEFLECTED

ON

THE

CRIMES

OF

GENTILE

PERPETRATORS AND THE CRIMES OF ANTI-SEMETICS.

THE

SHAME,

THE

GREAT

SHAME

IS

THAT

THE

PERPETRATOR

Dr

michael

Schlesinger

AND

THE

VICTIMS

Beth

Alexander,

Sammmy

and

Benji

and

family

ARE

JEWISH. Other people who aided in this atrocity, who ignored it, or who dismissed it

with a callous disregard , ARE JEWISH.

Jewish

men,

some

Jewish

women

too,

Jewish

Professionals

and

Jewish

people

around

the

world

are

perpetrating

the

most

unconscionable

crimes

and

wrongs

for

money,

power,

influence

and

their

own

self-interests

including

perverted

sexual

ones

at

an

alarming

chilling

and

frightening

rate.

It

is

time

to

put

an

end

to

this

scourge,

to

stop

masking

it

and

approving

it

under

the

cloaks

of

Judaism,

to

stop

projecting blame or deflecting focus away from the truth.

Dr

Schlesinger

and

his

enablers

must

not

be

the

kind

of

example

that

Jews

set

and

show

to

the

world.

Dr

Schlesinger

has

proven

himself

to

be

incapable

and

unworthy

of

parenting

and

IS

EVIDENTLY

TOTALLY

INCAPABLE

OF

PROVIDING

HIS

SONS

WITH

SOUND

JEWISH

UPBRINGING

WHICH

INTER

ALIA

MUST

INCORPORATE COMMON DECENCY AND CONDUCT CONSISTENT WITH UNIVERSALLY

ACCEPTED MORAL AND ETHICAL CODES.

THIS

GOES

BEYOND

HIS

NARCISSISTIC

DESIRES,

PURPORTED

BELIEFS

AND

PURPORTED ADHERENCE TO JUDAIC LAW.

IT GOES TO THE WELL-BEING OF HIS SONS , THEIR MOTHER AND PUBLIC SAFETY

ISSUES.

What is Beth supposed to do ? Must she remain an isolated hostage, in a hostile

environment,

with

hostile

Jewish

community

in

Vienna

to

carry

on

being

further

abused

and

impoverished

,in

order

to

see

her

ever

deteriorating

twins

for

pitiful

few hours, with never even an overnight visit so that she can tuck them into bed, or

have them on a Shabbat or Holiday ?

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That

is

an

intolerable

situation

How

can

she

lead

healthy,

fulfilling

and

productive

life

let

alone

happy

life

if

she

is

relentlessly

bombarded

by

her

vindictive husband and his enablers ? The longer his harmful custody continues, the

more kinds and intensity of abuse Beth and her twins are bound to be subjected to.

How long can someone remain so anguished, feel unsafe and insecure? Even her

freedom to visit her family in England together with her children, has

been stripped

from her thanks to her vindictive husband and the nod-nod, wink -wink of his Court

accomplices.

court

who

knows

it

has

committed

great

wrong,

as

would

be

testified

to

based on irrefutable evidence by experts worldwide, but which is too entrenched to

rectify

their

mistake

without

intervention,

is

forcing

an

unnatural,

cruel

separation

with exceedingly harmful consequences.

Is she supposed to apply to other European and International Courts for justice ?

Her

husband

already,

through

proxies

has

made

his

gleeful

observations

public

knowing

well

as

everybody

does,

that

such

hearings

take

years

and

years

to

wind

their

way

through

to

hearings.

Besides,

even

then,

the

laws

themselves

are

inadequate, ways are found around them or to break them.

Must

mother,

however

can

mother,

turn

her

back

on

her

vulnerable,

defenceless children even if it is for her own self-preservation and right to life, liberty

and happiness ?

Is Beth to be advised that she should pack a bag and go home to England , leave

her

children

behind

with

vindictive

narcissistic

abuser

Give

up

the

battle

when

the well-being of her children are at stake ?

Won't she then be accused of child abandonment ?

Without your intervention, her situation is untenable !

"To whom much is given, much is expected" is the saying of some, so I would ask

the

Israeli

Government

Rabbi's

and

Jewish

leaders

and

people

to

consider

how

much support has been given and is still

being given to Jewish causes , Shuls and to

the

State

of

Israel.

Much

aid

comes

from

Governments

and

therefore

taxpayers,

both Jewish and Gentile. Is it too much to hope for, let alone expect, an answer to an

individual Jewish woman's cry for help ?

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If the individual and her children don't matter, how can society matter or a State

matter ?

Did

not

the

Israelis

call

on

the

whole

world

and

rightly

so,

to

achieve

the

freedom

of

Gilad

Shalit

Did

not

the

world

respond

and

his

freedom

be

eventually

won

albeit

with

the

exchange

of

1027

prisoners

The

world

respected

Israel

for

caring about one individual and I understand that 79 per cent of Israelis even agreed

on the price of the exchange. It was the right thing to do.

Well,

Beth

is

the

victim

of

another

kind

of

war.

It

is

called

"The

War

on

Women" . Dr

Schlesinger is waging a "War

of Attrition" and Beth and

the Twins are

being

held

prisoner.

They

need

to

be

freed

and

the

Courts

under

the

weight

of

scientific

evidence

and

public

pressure

will

eventually

have

no

option

but

to

review

the matter and restore the initial and correct decision, which was custody to Beth.

In the 21st

Century

there

is no longer an acceptance of

a woman being

viewed

as

property

to

be

enslaved

under

an

abusive

husband's

control,

no

matter

how

"

religious

"

he

purports

to

be,

and

no

matter

what

any

set

of

biased

interpretations

are given to any Law , religious or otherwise.

Is

young

Jewish

mother

or

her

supporters

to

be

forced

to

approach

the

the

Catholic

Church

the

Pope

or

others

to

help

her

in

this

battle

waged

on

her

by

her

Jewish husband and his Jewish cronies ? How would that look ?

The list of Jewish leaders and organizations who have not even had the courtesy

to respond to letters and emails is telling in itself, but the battle is not yet over.

Has

not

Dr

Michael

Schlesinger

brought

enough

harm

to

his

family,

and

shame

on

himself,

shame

on

his

Profession,

shame

on

the

Chabad,

shame

on

the

Austrian

Jewish

community

shame

on

the

Austrian

Courts,

shame

on

Austria,

shame

on

Jewish people worldwide ? How many Jewish people are perpetrators themselves or

enablers of abuse by their silence and inaction ?

The only right thing is your intervention, and the intervention of whomever has

any

power

and

influence

to

correct

this

travesty.

Where

there

is

will,

there

is

way.

In closing, Rabbi Eidensohn has tried to intervene in every way possible. He sets

a shining example for every single one of us to do so similarly.

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Without

the

complicity

of

silence

the

Holocaust

would

not

have

taken

place,

without

the

complicity

of

silence

and

self-serving

interests,

it

could

have

been

brought to a halt much sooner.

Were it not for those like Rabbi Eidensohn who had the courage to express their

outrage

and

let

the

world

know,

the

Holocaust

would

not

have

been

brought

to

an

end.

We collectively need to bring an end to Beth's nightmare.

Thank you for your attention and anticipated involvement for the good of all.

FROM

JUST ME

( SAFETY REASONS FOR ANONYMITY )

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