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Briefs: Rabbi Weil condemns ‘Spinka’ participants, Prime Grill closure rumors untrue

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/briefs_rabbi_weil_condemns_spinka_participants_prime_grill_closure_rumors

"You call yourself a tzaddik, you're a liar!" Rabbi Steven Weil told his congregation in a fiery speech from the pulpit last Shabbat, regarding someone who acts very religious but may be involved in stealing, lying or cheating. The rabbi of Beth Jacob, an Orthodox congregation in Beverly Hills, was reacting to the Spinka case, in which eight ultra-Orthodox men were indicted for tax fraud and money laundering.

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