Rabbi Mordecai Tendler Demands Resignation of Rabbis Basil Herring, Mark Dratch, Hershel Billet and Yosef Blau from the Rabbinical Council of America as His Lawyers Move to Dismiss Lawsuit Allegations are described in the motion to dismiss as not cognizable under the

law, 'scurrilous,' 'outrageous' and 'calculated to be sensational and damaging

to Rabbi Tendler's reputation in his community.' The motion asserts that the

lawsuit violates New York State Civil Rights Law

    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A motion to dismiss was filed
 last week seeking the summary dismissal of a case brought recently in Supreme
 Court, New York County entitled Adina Marmelstein v. Rabbi Mordecai Tendler.
 The case was previously reported under the headline "RABBI IN SEX-GOD SCANDAL"
 written by David Hafetz of The New York Post, owned by News Corporation.
     Widely reported in The Jewish Press, America's largest independent Jewish
 weekly newspaper, The Rabbinical Council of America, Mark Dratch, Yosef Blau,
 Hershel Billet and Basil Herring were summoned to appear before the Chief
 Rabbinical Court of the State of Israel (case number: 900008858-35-1) by Rabbi
 Tendler on his claim that the organization dismissed him without due process
 and his related claim that he was the victim of a conspiracy by the
 codefendants in the case, of malicious and libelous leaks, made by Rabbis
 Yosef Blau, Mark Dratch, Herschel Billet, and Basil Herring to Gary
 Rosenblatt, Editor of The Jewish Week. It will be claimed at the trial of the
 case before the Rabbinical Court that leaks were utilized and calculated to
 mislead and pressure others on the Rabbinical Council of America to dismiss
 Rabbi Tendler from the organization.
     The motion to dismiss the complaint denied the allegations and called the
 charges "scurrilous," "outrageous" and "calculated to be sensational and
 damaging to Rabbi Tendler's reputation in his community." The motion charged
 that the filing of the suit was a violation of the New York State Civil Rights
     Rabbi Tendler noted that, "The complaint was not even sworn to for
 truthfulness by the Plaintiff, Adina Marmelstein." Instead her attorney filed
 the Complaint and the attorney attested to the allegations "on her information
 and belief" in place of Marmelstein.
     Rabbi Mordecai Tendler called today for the resignation of Rabbi Basil
 Herring as Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America. He
 also called for the resignation of Rabbi Mark Dratch, Rabbi Hershel Billet,
 and Rabbi Yosef Blau.
     Rabbi Tendler will contend at trial of the issues which are before the
 Chief Rabbinical Court of the State of Israel, that Dratch, Billet, and Blau,
 while working in concert with a website called The Awareness Center, vetted
 the claims against him, and published them on the Internet to give them
 credence and then took the claims to the Rabbinical Council of America and
 pressured the venerable organization into expelling him by using their
 considerable contacts with The Jewish Week and The Forward and by leaking
 scandalous information to these newspapers. It is charged by Rabbi Tendler
 that the Defendants are still libeling Rabbi Tendler through associates on
 various Internet websites and blogs frequented by Blau and his associates.
     Despite almost weekly scandal, as reported by The Jewish Press and other
 publications, Herring, Blau, Billet, Dratch and the Rabbinical Council of
 America have failed to appear for trial before the Chief Rabbinical Court of
 the State of Israel to answer the charges. Rabbi Yosef Blau is also the
 President of the Religious Zionists of America.
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SOURCE The Commission For Rabbinic Integrity

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