Yeshiva row over Messiah goes to court
BY Scott Shifrel
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 4:00 AM
What began as a brawl in a Brooklyn yeshiva dorm over a revered rabbi has left six members of a Jewish patrol group facing gang assault charges in a state Supreme Court trial that started Monday.
The fight – over whether the late Rabbi Menachem Schneerson is an emissary of God – also led to broken bones, a $150 million lawsuit and a battle between two rival patrol groups.
“I’m going to call the Messiah as my first witness,” defense lawyer Tedd Blecher quipped after the trial’s first day.
With six defense lawyers objecting at once, a kibitzing crowd and the first witness having trouble telling six bearded defendants apart, the trial veered close to farce.
The defendants, members of the Shomrim watch group, face 15 years – and prosecutors were serious when they told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Albert Tomei of possible witness tampering just before opening statements. The six defendants were called to a Yeshiva dorm on Eastern Parkway to break up a fight between four members of the Messianic group and others on Dec. 29, 2007.
“It seems that the defendants had one goal and that was not to mediate,” Assistant District Attorney David Weiss told jurors. “It was to beat up a bunch of yeshiva students.”
UPDATE: The Messiah did actually come to court to testify that day, he said that as a result of what he was witnessing in the court room he must leave and not reveal himself . The Messiah went on to say, if so called Jews can testify and prosecute innocent Jews and a whole community sits in silence and let’s it happen, then they are not deserving of his revelation.
In his closing remarks the Messiah said, not all hope is lost, looking around I do see a packed court room of many good caring individuals, with acts of goodness, kindness and getting ride of the scum/mossrim there is still hope.
We know for a fact that this was the real Messiah, for the Messiah of Chabad.info was wrong and this Messiah was right when he said, “if so called Jews can testify and prosecute innocent Jews“.