Sunday, September 21, 2014

I WAS A VICTIM, BUT I REFUSED TO BE VICTIMIZED -- POLONSKY V COHEN [PHIL AND RONIT COHEN, YACHAD SPORTS, MANSFIELD EQUITITES, WILLCO CONSTRUCTION RICHARD COHEN], AISH HA TORAH

"I was a victim, but I refused to be victimized"
 
On May 13, 2014, I beat two veteran litigators Ron Richards & David Eisen and defeated their attempts to sanction me and seal my deposition transcript.

This was the modern-day fulfillment of the Maccabbee victory against the Greeks: " You delivered the mighty into the hands of the weak, the many into the hands of the few, the impure into the hands of the pure, the wicked into the hands of the righteous." like David slaying Goliath. Fishel Cohen bombarded me with sex texting 24/7 while my husband was trying to me diane polonsky. It was a lose lose situation, I just prayed and prayed.
They attempted to bully me just like their sexually perverted client Fishel Cohen [Philip Cohen] tried to bully me, but as I recently told a reporter covering the case: "I was victimized, but I refuse to be a victim."

I stood up for my rights against my oppressor Fishel Cohen [Philip Cohen] and his hired guns (his 2 overpaid, unethical and pompous and arrogant lawyers  Ron Richards & David Eisenwho turned out to be as vapid and as morally bankrupt as their clients.

Fishel [Philip Cohen] & Richard Cohen spent thousands of thousands of dollars and got nowhere in the case. In the end, I kicked ass, and stood for up for myself, and emerged victorious. I got the videotape of my deposition which they plotted so hard to suppress and prevent me from getting,

Imagine the shame and embarrassment of  lawyers Ron Richards & David Eisen, that they were bested by little ol' me, a single mother of 4 on welfare. Imagine attorney David Eisen, a regional partner in his firm, returning from court on May 13, 2014, answering to his superiors, having to explain how his motions were denied and how he came home with nothing. How did he explain to his senior partners that he was bested by me, a non-lawyer? I'm sure he came up with millions of reasons and lame excuses why he lost, to save his job. But the bottom line is, that when he looks in the mirror, this pompous male attorney will have to come to grips with the reality that "Diane Polonsky bested him in court."

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Here's the background:  

Willco Construction (Eisen) and Philip Cohen via unethical Ronald Richards ran to Judge Elizabeth White ( lawyers cost lots of money), telling her they must force me into an immediate 14 hour deposition ASAP for whatever reason that was 'SO IMPORTANT'

But, as we can see from samples of my video transcript, and my 'opposition to sanctions', Willco Construction counsel and Philip Cohen, along with his unethical attorney wanted primarily to talk about sex and, oral copulation, sex with Barry Polonsky, how big or small Philip Cohen's penis size is, 'blow jobs', kissing, and licking.  How embarrassing for unethical Ronald Richards to be heard first hand, what he sought and went to the courts for and declared as 'very important' subject material to depose me of!

Leaving the embarrassment aside of showing unethical Ronald Richards poor lawyermanship and seeking the courts support to endorse as 'important' and 'time urgency", it made me the victim, throw-up all night. It also made me vulnerable to sexual intimidation and harassment by Philip Cohen having the forum to hoover over me, answer his sick perverted questions of fantasies over and over again.  I was refused a court ordered advocate, and I was unable to pay for an attorney to help shelter me from his talking and further sexual harassment of me.

They bamboozled the court with the urgency to issuing a forced deposition of me, for no other reason then to sandbag me, I believe sandbagging the court and Judge Elizabeth White as well.

Background - During my deposition, David Eisen, Willco's counsel told me that he would force sanctions against me if I didn't cooperate.  Both Willco Construction counsel and Philip Cohen of Mansfield Equities counsel, unethical Ronald Richards jointly filed a request to the court to sanction me for not showing up to another round of their sexually gratifying charged questions of my body parts and how Philip Cohen liked having sex with me (totally sick and disgraceful). VIDEO HERE

Willco Construction (Richard Cohen - President) and unethical Ronald Richards (handholder of Philip Cohen and Mansfield Equities) with, probably their well padded shoulder suits, strutted into court on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 with their threat to me being hotly pursued, experienced seasoned lawyering, went into court that morning and got denied, as I opposed their motion. The Judges ruling is on the record.
RICHARD COHEN OF WILLCO & AXENT FAMILY BUSINESS
REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL DAVID EISEN

What happened on May 13, 2014 was 'blind justice'.  Baruch Hashem our judicial system, while still swayed by human nature and some natural biases, the laws founded on our forefathers motives were still proudly based on 'all' being treated equally (in pro per or represented by counsel).

Shelly Mandel, David Eisen, unethical Ronald Richards, all well seasoned 'defense' attorneys have not won against me. I am three for three.  Should David Eisen or unethical Ronald Richards, or their buddies, have an ego issue with this, they will continue to harass me, out number me, out man me, and with great financial backing, only continue to go after me, for no other reason then intimidation and harassment.

Our civil liberties, right of free passage, right to live with-out fear of retaliation, threats, or harassment, whether it stems from a domestic partner, an employer (big company versus the little guy who can't afford to fight back), has bequeath me the honor of success.  The availability of the internet, Google search has opened up the doors for any individual who needs case law, to just "google it" and find what information lawyers have been privy too, and have used in the courts to win their case.

David Eisen and unethical Ronald Richards, walked out of court May 13, 2014, mumbling rubbage about the  woman who opposed their motion for sanctions, and won, who only has an AA degree.

"The Laws of Diminishing Returns".  How much do you think it is going to cost these high paid $700 an hour lawyers, and their support staff to seek maybe $8,000 - $10,000 worth of reimbursement? And from a woman who is on welfare, as they fired her.

Just a simple cost analysis would indicate, that it would cost Richard Cohen, President of Willco Construction and Philip Cohen, his son - just how much more money to seek filing fee's and copier cost recovery?

The only reason for Willco to fund paying more legal fee's to seek nominal fee's from a woman on welfare, who they know will never be able to actually pay, would simply be to cause 'infliction of distress' and harassment.  In layman's term, they would walk over a dollar to pick-up a penny just to mess with me, to make my life miserable, and possibly to boost their dominant male egos.

Willco Construction, represented by David Eisen, partner of 'Wilson Elser [1], told me at the end of my deposition, and email after email thereafter, that this could all go away, if I would just sign this little piece of paper they wrote up for me.fi

The paper stated that unless I sign and dismiss the case with prejudice, and acknowledge that they did not give me any incentive -money (a settlement financial offer to show any guilt on their behalf), they will sanction me.f

I refuse to sign under threat of sanctions, they followed through on their frivolous and retaliation threat.  They filed, and both of these smug lawyers jointly came to court on Tuesday morning, May 13th, and lost their 'sure bet' of getting a motion of sanctions against me, as I opposed it with my opposition. For why else would they go through the embarrassment of losing, and costing their clients thousands of dollars seeking money they know they will never get, if they didn't think they would win?

In my opinion, this is just Philip Cohen and his father Richard Cohen's efforts to bury me, and destroy the critical damming evidence against Philip Cohen's behavior. The families marketing efforts to preserve their families honor and reputation, at my expense. As a cover-up for Richard Cohen's son's improper and bad bad behavior. For as it says,  "When you have no basis for argument, abuse the plaintiff" Cicero.
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en, Aish, RECA, 
David Eisen is the regional managing partner of the Los Angeles office. He has more than 30 years of experience litigating complex matters in state and federal courts and in arbitrations. He focuses his practice on professional liability matters, representing law firms and individual lawyers in malpractice and dissolution actions. He also represents corporate clients in employment disputes and complex commercial matters, including consumer class actions.f

David provides exceptional levels of efficiency and effectiveness in resolving litigation for his clients and assisting with their day-to-day legal issues. He evaluates and analyzes cases and litigation strategy with an eye towards early and successful resolution, and prides himself in being readily available and uncommonly responsive.

Currently, David serves as one of the firm's three deputy general counsel. He is a state and federal court mediator, frequently serves as a judge pro tem in California state court, and is a Special Trial Counsel for the California State Bar. He joined Wilson Elser after more than 15 years as a partner in the Los Angeles office of Arnold & Porter LLP.

Areas of Focus

Professional Liabilityfishel cohen, rabbi fishel cohen yachadm
David has represented and counseled more than 200 law firms and lawyers in professional liability and related matters, including actions involving malpractice claims, fee disputes, dissolution, expulsion, withdrawal, mergers, and fiduciary obligations. His professional liability experience also includes the defense of national accounting firms in malpractice claims.

As Special Trial counsel to the California State Bar, David regularly is appointed to investigate ethical complaints against lawyers when conflicts preclude the Bar from investigating. 

Employment & Labor David counsels and defends corporate clients in a variety of employment matters, including wrongful termination, constructive termination, civil rights claims, and discrimination and harassment based on gender, race and sexual orientation. mansfield 

Commercial Litigation Another focus of David's practice is the representation of clients in complex business disputes, including unfair competition, unfair business practices, trade secret and non-compete actions. He also has particular experience in business and intellectual property litigation for clients in the sports and entertainment industries.
employees protection from retaliation by their employers.
mansfield equities, willco construction, diane polonsky, diane newman
04/17/2014 Memorandum of Costs ($2,944.15 )
Filed by Attorney for Pltf/Petnrmansfield equities, willco construction, diane polonsky, diane newman
04/16/2014 Memorandum of Costs ($5,239.34 )mansfield equities, willco construction, diane polonsky, diane newman
Filed by Attorney for Deft/Respntmansfield equities, willco construction, diane polonsky, diane newman
04/16/2014 Motion for Sanctions (MONETARY SANCTIONS FOR PLAINTIFF'S FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR DEPOSITION AND OTHER MISUSES OF THE DISCOVERY PROCESS )mansfield equities, willco construction, diane polonsky, diane newman
Filed by Attorney for Defendant/Respondentmansfield equities, willco construction, diane polonsky, diane newman
04/07/2014 Request and Entry of Dismissal (***COMPLAINT AS TO PHILIP COHEN AKA RABBI PHILIP "FISHEL" COHEN, MANSFIELD EQUITIES INCORPORATED, WILLCO CONSTRUCTION INC., ACKMAN ZIFF, YACHAD SPORTS PROGRAM, RONIT COHEN W/O PREJUDICE***)mansfield equities, willco construction, diane polonsky, diane newman
Filed by Plaintiff & Plaintiff In Pro Per
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A personal note:  I was under (and still am now) a great deal of duress.  I lost everything, my husband, my house, my business.  I sold all my jewelry, and everything I could, in order just to have food on the table.  For four months I had no money for food, and Philip Cohen gave me a hundred bucks.  

Debbie Summer worked very hard to get us Tomchai Shabbos for food money, as we were only living on pasta month after month. We were lucky if we had chicken for Shabbos.  I went to Jewish Family Services who told me to wait in line on the sidewalk, with the homeless from the city, to get food from the food pantry if I needed their assistance for food.

Debbie Summer was diligent and it took four months to get services started by her support and efforts.  I would also like to mention that a woman who was recently divorced by the name of Lauren Mayesh, helped stock my freezer with leftover  Shabbos food that she had manage to collect from strangers , to help give us protein and something other then pasta.

During that time, my trips to welfare took delays due to me being constantly going to criminal court for the stay away violations that I was subpoenaed to be there, as well as Shelly Mandell, BP's attorney, trying to force the courts to allow BP to go back into our home.

During all this time, I was bombarded by Philip Cohen and his promising me marriage and home, and protection, and raise my children.  He once said to me "I had a vision of putting (blank) son, on my shoulders and dancing around with him sitting on my shoulders during Simcha Torah".

From the entire heart and being, I would like to thank Debbie Summer, Tomchai Shabbas, and Lauren Mayesh for helping put food on our table, when we only had pasta to live on. Thank you Debbie, Lauren, and Tomchai Shabbos (more to follow).
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Aish HaTorah Rav Moshe Cohen sent me back to this: (which he was aware of as noted above)
Barry Polonsky regularly punched holes in the walls and knocked down any door between him and I.
There were blood stains on my bedroom wall.
Barry Polonsky arsenal of illegal guns and live ammunition, the police had nearly two dozen stock piling of guns. The week before I got the Domestic Violence restraining order, he had gone to Big 5 and purchased bullets for these guns.
 
vimeo.com/aneni18
Video of who Rabbi Baruch Gradon ignored, and called "understandable" she can be called an evil womanMay the Heavenly Court Judge his with me present!  Also represents what Rabbi Moshe Cohen told wife she must return back to and fix it, be a better wife and it will be better. Diane Polonsky Rav refused to give her help and refused her to leave husband!


 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lebe Gordon, Los Angeles, Speech Pathologist Polonsky v Cohen Case #BC527735 helps a domestic violence victim with her speech


“I had a Voice”

Lebe Gordon, Los Angeles
Speech Pathologist
Diane Polonsky
Survivor of Domestic Violence and Writer
 
Dedicated to Lebe Gordon, Los Angeles
                                                           Written by Diane Polonsky Dec. 2012, I Am A Survivor!


I keep on being troubled, perhaps complaining, about a voice I claimed I once had had prior to these last five years of my domestic violence (2012).

I wasn’t a speaker, or a lecturer, or loud, but…I wasn’t shy, or quiet, or indifferent.  You know what it means to have a voice?  What was this voice I claimed to have had, and how did I lose it?  The answer was, It was beaten out-of-me.

I had an opinion, I had fortitude, I had beautiful words to share, I had songs to sing.  I use to have a pretty voice.

My brain would connect to my vocal cords and speak freely and at ease.  I use to go to Shabbos meals, and have Shabbos guess. I adored having an opinion and sharing it.  I challenged myself to share it with thought, passion, and respect.

I would take turns with my listener, who then would have their turn expressing their opinions, and the exchange of information.  It was a two way conversation, that normal ping-pong dialogue that would make for an adult exchange of information. 

I was respected as a good listener and communicator.  The more eloquent you are at listening, the more profound and insightful you are as a speaker (The more you are respected as well). 

Seems relatively elementary, right?  One person talks, while the other person listens, and visa versa.  Personally, it seems as elementary to me as someone who is playing Ping-Pong.

But the last few years took a verbal beating on my voice to thought process, I became a mumber.  And when I spoke, I thought it should be as clear as anyone in a pool, who yells “Help me I am drowning”.  But that is apparently not how I sounded to everyone else.  I became a voice that sounded like a "stroke victim", and a person on deaf ears.

MORE TO  BE POSTED ON LEBE GORDON HELPING DIANE POLONSKY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM REGARDING HER VOICE IN PREPARATION FOR COURT - SHORTYLY

Friday, August 15, 2014

" Blow Job" Judge Elizabeth White Los Angeles Stanley Mosk Courthouse forces plaintiff to talk about and answer questions about quote "blow jobs" or go to jail in a forced deposition - An Article for the Los Angeles Times and the Law Review Journal

Blog Post: " Blow Job"  Judge Elizabeth White Los Angeles Stanley Mosk Courthouse forces plaintiff to talk about blow jobs or go to jail in a forced deposition - An Article for the Los Angeles Times and the Law Review Journal

Judge Elizabeth White
Polonsky v. Cohen Case #BC527735

Judge Elizabeth White forces plaintiff to talk about and answer questions about quote "blow jobs" or
go to jail in a forced deposition http://balladofphilipfishelcohen.blogspot.com/p/fishel-cohen_8.html?spref=tw

tags: Judge Elizabeth White Los Angeles Superior Court Stanley Mosk courthouse, Richard and Judy Cohen-Rosen House Alzheimer, Gary Cohen Willco Residential, Phil and Ronit Cohen, Yachad Sports Los Angeles, Diane Polonsky, attorney Dana Cole, VIDEO HERE

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THE TALE OF TWO JUDGES

Guess which one is forcing a woman to talk about "Blow Jobs" or go to jail? Judge Elizabeth White or Judge Rubin?


Judge Allen Rubin
Criminal Court - LAX DIVISION
Barry Polonsky had been in Judge Rubins courtroom over a half a dozen time.  BP was very chutzpahdik to the Judge and complained about how he didn't care about what the Judge said.  Judge Rubin got sick of BP calling Rabbi Goldberg, my friends, and my shul up, that in an unprecedented comment he told BP that if he had anymore concerns about my children or about me, to go to him (the Judge) directly. Do not even go to his attorney if he has concerns about me and the kids! Do not contact her, the children, or anyone else except the him (Judge Rubin)."  
 
 
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THE BALLAD OF FISHEL COHEN: JUDGE RUBIN'S COURTROOM: Judge Alan Rubin, Superior Court sentence dangerous husband to jail (this, while Mr. Fishel Cohen takes advantage of the vulnerability of the victim, and stalks the spouse).

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Judge Elizabeth White
Polonsky v. Cohen Case #BC527335

http://balladofphilipfishelcohen.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_4.html

An article for the Los Angeles Times and the Law Review Journal:  Judge Elizabeth White forces plaintiff to talk about blow jobs or be in contempt GO TO JAIL, in a forced deposition

tags: Judge Elizabeth White, Judge Elizabeth White Los Angeles Superior Court of California Stanly Mosk Courthouse
 
 
tags: Judge Elizabeth White Los Angeles, Judge Alan Rubin Los Angeles, Diane Polonsky, Los Angeles Times Judges who Pervert the Law,

 

Dana Cole, Attorney - "Legal Analysis" on actress and comment on a N.Y. District Attorney On ORTHODOX LIFESTYLE: NY Thomson v CA. Dana Cole Rabbi Menchem Tewel

 
Blog Title: Dana Cole, Attorney - Legal Analysis  on actress and comment on a  N.Y. District Attorney On ORTHODOX LIFESTYLE: N.Y. District Attorney Thomson v CA. Dana Cole Rabbi Menchem Tewel
 

I posted a response to Frumfollies article

Guest Post by Jewish Whistleblower

"Earlier this week Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson’s office released 20 names (of defendants in cases where former DA Hynes refused to divulge the names because they involved Orthodox Jewish suspects and/or victims) to Sue Edelman of the New York Post. 14 of those names have yet to be publicly reported. "

The article from had a comment from "Keeping Track":

"Keeping track says:
It seems a line of reasoning is that Ortho offenders will ‘get the same sentence’ as offenders from the other populations. In order to evaluate cases one has to compare sentencing of sexual offenders across Brooklyn as well, not just keep track of Ortho. The problem may by systemic. The argument will also be made that ‘each case is different’ and warrants different consideration so it is hard o make generalizations based on charges visa vie sentencing"
 
My response was triggered by a Google Alert on Los Angeles Attorney Dana Cole (attorney for Rabbi Baruch Gradon, Rabbi Phil Fishel Cohen, and Rabbi Menachem Tewel), on actress  Kelly Rutherford of “Gossip Girl” (very L.A. of us). 
 
The article was published by ABC News on August 14, 2014  and it cited Dana Cole, Criminal Defense attorney, a counsel to 3 Rabbi's  (to whom have been accused of wrong doing) as an ABC News "legal analyst".
 
"This is a clever attempt on her part to circumvent the state court and go directly to a federal court claiming that her children are being deported,” legal analyst Dana Cole, who is not involved in the case, told ABC News. "
 
Seeing what the  District Attorney of New York Kenneth Thompson is doing for his New York community, and what criminal lawyer Dana Cole is representing for the Los Angeles Community, and in response to the comment by Keeping Track, I simply had to respond as such:
 
"​Why is this discussion board centered around NY?  Why isn't this discussion a more global and not limited issues, since we are talking about "offenders from other populations" as "one has to 'compare' sentencing of sexual offenders? 
 
Is it because District Attorney Kenneth Thompson is from NY or is it because there are no other Thompson like characters notable in other states?  Obviously, we know that there are bad guys in more then just Brooklyn, don't we.
 
In Los Angeles, the notable characters are more like defense attorney Dana Cole, defense counsel to three sexually perverted Rabbi's, most recently notable is Menachem Tewel.  It seems all we are hearing here in the west coast is all about your east coast DA's.  For in the west coast, all we seem to be able to do is talk about is our Los Angeles notable criminal defense counsels.  Or/and  the California  Judges to whom order women to prefer to talk about "blow jobs". Perhaps this is a safe haven for perverts?
 
Why are there so many cases running through the DA's office in New York, and absolutely none in Los Angeles?  Are there no Orthodox Jewish perverts in Los Angeles, or are there no DA's simple prosecuting them?
 
If there are no offenders in Los Angeles, then shouldn't everyone stay-out of Brooklyn and move, run to Los Angeles? 

Is Los Angeles the defender free state for orthodox Jews?  Or are we perceiving to be a safe place for perverts to simple just fit in or hide themselves as righteous religious men?  Gee, are we then the holy capital of the U.S.?   Are we living in reality or are we simply living in denial?  Let's present that to our legal analysis team Dana Cole, shall we.
 
Diane Polonsky​"
 
 
tags:  Rabbi Baruch Gradon, Rabbi Fish Cohen, Rabbi Menachem Tewel, attorney Dana Cole, Richard Cohen Willco Construction, Richard and Judy Cohen-Rosen House Alzheimer, Gary Cohen Willco Residential, stacy cohen personnel axent, Diane Polonsky, RABBI UNION LOS ANGELES, Kenneth Thomson DA,

Monday, August 11, 2014

" Blow Job" Judge Elizabeth White Los Angeles Stanley Mosk Courthouse forces plaintiff to talk about and answer questions on quote "blow jobs" or go to jail in a forced deposition - An Article for the Los Angeles Times and the Law Review Journal

Blog Post: " Blow Job"  Judge Elizabeth White Los Angeles Stanley Mosk Courthouse forces plaintiff to talk about blow jobs or go to jail in a forced deposition - An Article for the Los Angeles Times and the Law Review Journal

Judge Elizabeth White
Polonsky v. Cohen Case #BC527735

Judge Elizabeth White forces plaintiff to talk about and answer questions on quote "blow jobs" or go to jail in a forced deposition http://balladofphilipfishelcohen.blogspot.com/p/fishel-cohen_8.html?spref=tw

tags: Judge Elizabeth White, Judge Elizabeth White Los Angeles, Judge Elizabeth White Women victim

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THE TALE OF TWO JUDGES

Guess which one is forcing a woman to talk about "Blow Jobs" or go to jail? Judge Elizabeth White or Judge Rubin?


Judge Allen Rubin
Criminal Court - LAX DIVISION


Barry Polonsky had been in Judge Rubins courtroom over a half a dozen time.  BP was very chutzpahdik to the Judge and complained about how he didn't care about what the Judge said.  Judge Rubin got sick of BP calling Rabbi Goldberg, my friends, and my shul up, that in an unprecedented comment he told BP that if he had anymore concerns about my children or about me, to go to him (the Judge) directly. Do not even go to his attorney if he has concerns about me and the kids! Do not contact her, the children, or anyone else except the him (Judge Rubin)."  
 
 
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THE BALLAD OF FISHEL COHEN: JUDGE RUBIN'S COURTROOM: Judge Alan Rubin, Superior Court sentence dangerous husband to jail (this, while Mr. Fishel Cohen takes advantage of the vulnerability of the victim, and stalks the spouse).

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Judge Elizabeth White
Polonsky v. Cohen Case #BC527335

http://balladofphilipfishelcohen.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_4.html

An article for the Los Angeles Times and the Law Review Journal:  Judge Elizabeth White forces plaintiff to talk about blow jobs or be in contempt GO TO JAIL, in a forced deposition

tags: Judge Elizabeth White, Judge Elizabeth White Los Angeles Superior Court of California Stanly Mosk Courthouse
 
 
tags: Judge Elizabeth White Los Angeles, Judge Alan Rubin Los Angeles, Diane Polonsky, Los Angeles Times Judges who Pervert the Law,

 

Friday, August 8, 2014

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - RABBI MOSHE COHEN, AISH HA TORAH LOS ANGELES

AISH HATORAH LOS ANGELES - RABBI MOSHE COHEN


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Are you being counseled by Rabbi Moshe Cohen of Aish HaTorah Los Angeles? If so, run for your life and stop seeking counsel from him.  

Follow this sequence of events:

My husband Barry was abusing alcohol, drugs and was physically abusive to me. Rabbi Moshe Cohen of Aish was our rabbi. 

I went to Rabbi Cohen  for help, threatening to divorce Barry unless he got help with his alcoholism, drug use and physical abuse. Rabbi Cohen did not intervene. Rabbi Cohen did not get Barry help. Rabbi Cohen did not protect me. Instead, Rabbi Cohen had Barry promise in writing not to abuse me. 

Then the alcoholism, drugs and physical abuse got worse. I went to Rabbi Cohen again for help, repeating my threat to divorce Barry unless he got help with his alcoholism, drug use and physical abuse.
Rabbi Cohen did not intervene (again). Rabbi Cohen did not get Barry help (again). Rabbi Cohen did not protect me (again). Instead, Rabbi Cohen had Barry promise in writing again not to abuse me.

If he had any understanding of alcoholism and drug use, and the most basic of understandings of domestic violence, he would have known that the piece of paper that he had Barry sign to promise to not hurt me was absolutely worthless. Sending a victim of domestic violence back to her oppressor to be beaten up again to almost dying, is like sending Holocaust victims back to the concentrations camps they escaped from. 

By then, Barry's alcoholism, drug use and physical abuse got so bad that I had to seek shelter and get protective orders from the civil and criminal courts to protect me from being killed. 

During this time I lost my husband and auto repair business, and was forced onto welfare. 

It was before Rosh Hashana, and I went to Rabbi Moshe Cohen of Aish to inform him that I had a major TEVIYAH (complaint) against him, asking him for answers: Why didn't he intervene? Why didn't he get Barry help? Why didn't he protect me? Why did he send me back to Barry just to be beaten up and almost killed? Why wasn't he a rabbi to us? Why, why, why?

Do you know what Rabbi Moshe Cohen of Aish's response was?
He stood up, walked to his door, motioned for me to leave his office. 
He said nothing.  When I was married to Barry we repaired his cars for free never charging him.  We gave Aish money.  We supported Rabbi Moshe Cohen of Aish for years, and he misguided me and caused me unspeakable harm and damage; and his response to me was: he stood up, walked to his door, motioned for me to leave his office, and said nothing.

Rabbi Moshe Cohen of Aish should not be a rabbi in the community.
The man is an ingrate and an incompetent rabbi. Aish of Los Angeles should be ashamed of itself for allowing such a moron to be running it's shul. a pox on both their homes. 

I'm still on welfare, and not a soul from Aish has stepped forward to help me financially. Shame on them. 

My story of Rabbi Moshe Cohen of Aish will be told shortly, in the broader context of the Fishel Cohen story which will soon be published. 

Diane

tags:  Rabbi Moshe Cohen, Aish HaTorah, Aish L.A., domestic violence jewish marriage los angeles, Barry Polonsky, Diane Polonsky, 

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"CLERGY NEGLIGENCE" 


Rabbi Moshe Cohen, Aish HaTorah
Los Angeles, California
Policy of Domestic Violence
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I was married to Barry Polonsky who became an alcoholic, violent and abusive (we had been together for over 25 years).

But the down-turn started just prior to 2009, this is when I tragically became a victim of domestic violence. With the increasing of my husbands out-of-control behavior, and with the onset of his drug use continuing to make him more and more irrational, I was forced to seek a restraining order.rabbi moshe cohen of aish hatorah speaks about domestic violence, rabbi moshe cohen on domestic violence, aish policy on domestic violence
This was after going to Rabbi Moshe Cohen, of Aish HaTorah, and pleading with him to help Barry and being told by Rabbi Moshe Cohen, to go back to my abusive husband again and again.  Actually, Rabbi Cohen told me that love will work it out!  Eventually, our shul Aish HaTorah and Rabbi Moshe Cohen did nothing to help him (or me for that matter), I had no other choice but to eventually turn to the courts to obtained  protective orders. [1] [2] rabbi moshe cohen of aish hatorah speaks about domestic violence, rabbi moshe cohen on domestic violence, aish policy on domestic violence
And after Barry kept ignoring the stay away orders, I obtained civil and criminal protection orders for myself and for my family. Thereafter, I filed for divorce and a gett.rabbi moshe cohen of aish hatorah speaks about domestic violence, rabbi moshe cohen on domestic violence, aish policy on domestic violence
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[1]  AFTER Rabbi Moshe Cohen told me to go back to my abusive husband to whom he had personal knowledge of the abuse, and threw me back in the lions den and did nothing to help me, I met with him to discuss my issues of him ignoring his Rabbinical responsibilities, and allowed me to be abused under his authority.  These were my notes immediately following my meeting with him to discuss issues that should never have to happened to me, and my last time I came to him to ask for help.rabbi moshe cohen of aish hatorah speaks about domestic violence, rabbi moshe cohen on domestic violence, aish policy on domestic violence
As a footnote, my husband Barry and I were active congregants at Aish HaTorah for over ten years. Rabbi Moshe Cohen asked and received free car repairs for himself and his family from us for the entire term of our being under his auspicious.  That was of course in addition, to fixing the other employee's and Rabbi's to whom worked for Aish L.A.  Additionally, I was on the chessed (kindness) committee and provided meals for the sick and needy nearly weekly for the ten years as well.  This is all in addition to the donations that my family and I gave that were in the upper five digits.
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"Follow-up Notes from Meeting with Rabbi Cohen

Date of meeting: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Time: Called for 9:30, meeting started at 9:40
Place: Aish Los Angeles, Library
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I came to the Aish LA office at 9:35, and the secretary asked me to go to the shul’s library. The shul was locked, R-MC met me outside the door, and we entered into the shul, then library together.
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I was going to say “hello Rabbi, thank you for meeting me”. However, I was unable too. From the moment we sat down at the table, R-MC started talking. He spoke for about 10 minutes. He spoke about “it’s hard” and repeated it about three times.
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Dp:      what’s hard Rabbi?
R-MC: it’s hard
Dp:      what’s hard Rabbi?
R-MC: the kids.
Dp:      what about them?
R-MC:  divorce, divorce is hard on the kids, it’s hard on everyone
Dp:      I’m not here about divorce, or to talk about my kids. I’m here to talk about the letter
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R-MC (gets offended, gets out of his chair, and motions towards exit door, saying)
R-MP  I will not be yelled at
Dp       I’m not yelling at you Rabbi
R-MC  yes you are and I will not be yelled at
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The door is now ajar, and I am unable to have R-MC stop, so I start crying, I had to have him sit down, and listen to me, that is the purpose of the letter and meeting. After I start tearing up, he sits down.
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Dp       I had some notes, and would like to get them to go over it with him. is that okay?. R-MC  yes”.
 I then take out my note pad, and place it on the table, and proceed to go over it one by one.

 Dp       I feel that you beAveled me, and I have a Teviyah with you

R-MC (doesn't respond and lets me continue with my notes and addressing him)
Dp       I am private person, but foremost, I am an advocate for my children.I want to speak with you man-to-man, although I am a woman
R-MC okay”.
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I then take out my green binder and start to show him the TRO’s, I asked R-MC if he saw the TRO. He said he did. I asked R-MC if he knew about the criminal RO, he said yes. He said he has spoken to Barry, and he is concern about Barry.
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Dp       I don’t care about Barry. I care about my safety and my children’s
R-MC  (response uptight) Well, I care about Barry
Dp:      Well I don’t, and I told you Rabbi, I’m not taking care of him anymore, and Im not here to talk about Barry
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I then take out of the binder, papers – DWP bill for $1,400 that I can’t pay, the August 23 notice of Sale on my house, and told him “I’ve lost everything” “Barry is a druggy and had guns at the shop” (I showed him pictures of bp's drugs and guns).
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I showed him my criminal subpoena. I then showed R-MC, Rabbi Dovid Weinbergers article and said to R-MC, “have you read this!?  Barry abused me, he bought bullets, he was going to kill me.”
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R-MC  do you have parents that can help you?”
Dp       no
R-MC  why not
Dp       I’m not going there Rabbi, you will just have to trust me
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R-MC  what about friends, Are you still friends with Maxine Rosen?
Dp       I have a few friends, most of my friends left me. I don’t talk to Maxine anymore.
R-MC  Why?
Dp       (I just shake my head as to “I’m not going to talk about her”)
R-MC  but you must have friends or you will go crazy, you need someone to talk to.
Dp       I have Debbie Summers and a friend in La Brea. Even the article (I show him it again) says that’s typical of a DV case. [2]
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R-MC  What about Tziporah Stern?
Dp       (I shake my head nope).
R-MC  But you too were so close. Aren’t you close to her anymore?
Dp       I love Tziporah, but she is going thru her own problems with the woman who moved in with her and with Eric
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R-MC  What about Tomchai Shabbos? Are you getting food from TS?
Dp       its been taken care of
R-MC  but are you getting food from TS?
Dp       I am now, thank you Rabbi.
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R-MC  well, you will always be accepted here (at Aish).
Dp       Why wouldn’t I?
R-MC  well you moved so far away, and you go to Chabad.
Dp       I don’t go to Chabad, I go to Anshe Emes. And I haven’t been coming here because it’s a far walk for my five year old. Why wouldn’t I be welcomed? I’ve done nothing wrong.
R-MC  (no answer, but a “I understand” type of nod)

R-MC Are the kids going to Ohr Eliyahu?
Dp:      no
R-MC: why not.
Dp:      I’m not here to talk about that Rabbi.
R-MC  why not, what happen? I’ve been in touch with Rabbi Goldberg. Why aren’t you sending the kids there?
Dp       Because I don’t like the way he speaks to me
R-MC  why? what does he say
Dp       I’m not talking about it. I’m here to talk about the letter
Dp       (I may have discussed Toras Emes and Etz Jacob)
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R-MC  well, I’ve done nothing but help you. I had those meetings with you and Barry, I’ve talked to you several times.
Dp       no Rabbi, you left me a message and told me you would contact Michael Abramson, per my request to you. And Rabbi, I saw Michael Abramson and asked him if you called him about me. And he said you didn’t.
R-MC  true, (then he either said “I dropped the bomb on that one” or something to that affect).
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R-MC  So what do you want from me Diane
Dp       I want you to be my hero, I want you to set things straight. We need apartment. I need six months to get back on my feet. I’ve applied for welfare. My house is being sold on August 23rd. You have lots of contacts Rabbi we need help.
R-MC  I can’t do that. I’m not (“going to” or “want to” -I forgot which one he said) be.
Dp       You know people who know people, you have contacts.
R-MC  I can’t do that. I have things to do.
Dp       you can make phone calls
R-MC  yes, I can make a few phone calls. But I can’t promise you anything. I have other things to do in my life. I can’t make phone calls for you all day.
Dp       Great, then when can you let me know. Time is not on my side.
R-MC  (getting irritated at me). I can’t tell you that. People don’t call back, people take their time calling back. I can’t promise to tell you anything.
Dp       Can you call me by the end of the week?
R-MC  I can try, but I won’t promise you anything.
Dp       (now I’m truly annoyed with the Rabbi) I got that Rabbi, thanks.

R-MC  What do you want to speak to Micheal Abramson about?
Dp       Just tell him to call me and I will talk to him about it.
R-MC  okay
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R-MC  Well, are you seeing a therapist?
Dp       I’m not here to talk about that. I’m here to talk about the letter. I’m here because I want you to set things right. You know Rabbi, I think I deserve a F-ckg metal. I learned the law, and the codes and I went to bed at 2 am and woke up at 5 am learning the laws so I can go to court and protect myself. Didn’t you see the restraining orders? Does it look like I need counseling. I need your help.
R-MC  well I don’t know about DV (he said something to that affect)
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Dp       Is there anything else you want to ask me Rabbi?
R-MC  (A nope nod).
Dp       very good. Thank you for meeting with me Rabbi."

tags: Rabbi Moshe Cohen, Aish HaTorah victim, Aish L.A., domestic violence Jewish counseling Los Angeles, Barry Polonsky, Diane Polonsky, Maxine Rosen, Debbie Summers
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Aish HaTorah's official position on Domestic Violence  

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[2]  "A Domestic Violence Situation"

Rabbi Moshe Cohen, who admitted to knowing nothing about DV (domestic Violence, turned me back into the lions den, to get abused over and over). Rabbi Moshe Cohen didn't even offer me a penny, or bother ever calling me on that Friday, or any other day for that matter. And I have not heard from him since.  This is Aish HaTorahs official position?

http://www.aish.com/ci/de/Fears-of-Abuse.html  ("There are some specific red flags for abusive relationships...)MANSFIELD EQUITIES, RABBI FISHEL COHEN YACHAD SPORTS WILLCO CONSTRUCTION, RABBI BARUCH GRADON
Rabbi Moshe Cohen
Aish L.A. (Aish HaTorah Los Angeles)
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Aish HaTorah Rav Moshe Cohen sent me back to this: (which he was aware of as noted above)
Barry Polonsky regularly punched holes in the walls and knocked down any door between him and I.
There were blood stains on my bedroom wall.
Barry Polonsky arsenal of illegal guns and live ammunition, the police had nearly two dozen stock piling of guns. The week before I got the Domestic Violence restraining order, he had gone to Big 5 and purchased bullets for these guns.
Rabbi Moshe Cohen of Aish Los Angeles, and Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg were aware of Barry Polonsky being a drug addict. Aish HaTorah Rav Moshe Cohen and Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg spoke almost weekly about taking my kids away from me and blaming me for Barry Polonsky's being an angry drug addict, and their remedy was for me to fix it!