Rabbi Had Accused Alleged Bleach-Thrower’s Father of Sexual Abuse

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Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pray next to the grave of Rabbi Elimelech Weissblum, in Lezajsk (Lizenks), in southern Poland, 15 March 2012. Every year on the 21st day of Adar (the beginning of March), Hasidim from all over the world make pilgrimages to Lizensk to visit the grave of zaddik Elimelech Weissblum and ask him for health and success in business.epa03146040 Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pray next to the grave of Rabbi Elimelech Weissblum, in Lezajsk (Lizenks), in southern Poland, 15 March 2012. Every year on the 21st day of Adar (the beginning of March), Hasidim from all over the world make pilgrimages to Lizensk to visit the grave of zaddik Elimelech Weissblum and ask him for health and success in business.  EPA/DAREK DELMANOWICZ POLAND OUT
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The man charged with throwing a cup of bleach in the face of ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg is the son of a man Rosenberg accused of sexual abuse on his blog and call-in line, the New York Times reports. Rosenberg had said he thought the attack was related to the recent conviction of another high-profile member of the Satmar Hasidic community, Nechemya Weberman, but on Wednesday he told the Times, "What exactly triggered him to do that, I have no idea." Meilech Schnitzler, who turned himself in on Wednesday, owns the fish market Rosenberg was walking by when he was attacked. His father has not been arrested or charged with any crime.