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Rabbi Zafrani Says He Was Fooled by Imposter Groom

Rabbi Ezra Zafrani, a Syrian rabbi in Lakewood, NJ, has taken responsibility and apologized to the family of the bride whose husband Ali Hassan Haliwa is suspected to be a Muslim. “I was fooled by this man,” the rabbi wrote. Full Story

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Apology?
November 11, 2021 1:57 am

” This was a mistake on my part to investigate his authenticity and not permit this man to get married.”

He should rather write:

 “This was a mistake on my part NOT to investigate his authenticity and (not) permit this man to get married.”

Not a way a yid shall act to another yid.
Reply to  Apology?
November 14, 2021 1:53 pm

I would NEVER write such a comment about another yid. Everyone does mistakes! Especially now he admits he deserves more respect because admitting to something so serious this man deserves much respect!!

I think it’s rude and disrespectful to write such a comment about a Rabbi or anyone else who does such a mistake and then admits in public!

A good start...
November 11, 2021 2:33 am

A good start. Now let him recompense the poor young lady and her family for the damage he caused them.

Not a way a yid shall act to another yid.
Reply to  A good start...
November 14, 2021 1:54 pm

Not nice to say such a thing.
Everyone does mistakes in life! Me, you & everyone else!!

Niceness!!
Reply to  A good start...
November 14, 2021 1:55 pm

Be a Mench!

I feel bad for the guy
November 11, 2021 3:14 pm

Please be kind and don’t beat this Rabbi up too much. He is beating himself up enough already. We all come away smarter from this story and many more safeguards will be in place going forward.

Whats Behind This
November 11, 2021 3:15 pm

Why would an Arab go that far? He was “lonely”? There arent enough non-Jewish
ladies out there? After all the lies, why is he trusted that it is not tied to terrorism?
Who is behind this act?

Don't be so judgmental
Reply to  Whats Behind This
November 14, 2021 1:21 am

This “Arab” guy as you call him has been involved with a Jewish community for quite sometime and knows quite a bit about Judaism. Maybe he was looking to convert earlier on and just got carried away and couldn’t turn back. Maybe he was afraid of being judged and rejected if he “came out” with the truth. What about giving the benefit of the doubt – no he’s an Arab, a terrorist!! What about the pintele yid? Let me tell you their a quite a few marriages here in my community that are suspect among Russian men (Jewish) and their… Read more »

whats behind this
Reply to  Don't be so judgmental
November 15, 2021 12:59 am

Don’t be naive. This may very well be terrorism taken to the next level! Up till now, there are unfortunately plenty of Jewish girls fooled by Arabs and taken to Arab villages. Who ever said Russians and non Jewish wives are ok. Such Rabbis are NOT Chabad because the REBBE made it very clear not to allow such marriages!

Respect
November 11, 2021 11:07 pm

Credit should be given to this Rabbi for accepting the blame, and not throwing the blame on other involved people. A great man is one who can admit that he messed up.

It’s a shame, what respect !!!?
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November 13, 2021 10:30 pm

What credit ?!?! He have no choice this is
100% a part of a Rabai to check !!!
responsibility !!! this is a job !!! If it’s happened to your child I promise you that you will blame And not feel bed at all !!! you understand how bad and “ogmat nefesh” this family especially the “kalah” need to do with his apologise ?! absolutely nothing !!!!

Look in the mirror
Reply to  It’s a shame, what respect !!!?
November 16, 2021 12:47 pm

Chill out, I’m sure you’ve made many more mistakes in your life that you never took the blame for. Look at yourself before looking to blame others.

Please Support the "bride"!
January 15, 2022 10:12 pm

You have heard her story. You have seen the headlines  “Lebanese Man fools world and marries Jewish Woman”  “Shock in Brooklyn Jewish Community as Muslim Man Marries Woman Under False Pretenses” Eliyah, posing as Jew married Sara and broke her heart and soul. You have probably also heard the Muslim Man’s story – Eliyah has told his story over to many. However, you have never heard Sara’s story. She needs your help and this is her story.  All funds will be earmarked to help Sara get the help she so desperately needs to rebuild her life from the ashes of… Read more »

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