The son of a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar has been charged with using stolen identities on the Internet to trash an academic rival of his father.
Prosecutors say 49-year-old Raphael Haim Golb (GOHLB’) was arrested Thursday at his New York City home and charged with identity theft and criminal impersonation.
Prosecutors say Golb, a lawyer, sent e-mails to New York University officials to discredit Hebrew and Judaic studies professor Dr. Lawrence Schiffman.
They say Schiffman and Norman Golb of the University of Chicago hold conflicting theories on the origins of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. The documents were found in caves near the Dead Sea between 1947 and 1956.
JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.