I wonder what the opposite is of ‘of blessed memory.’
In Jewish tradition, when you are talking about someone who has died, after saying their name, you say ‘of blessed memory.’
No one would think of saying that about Jeffrey Epstein.
In his case, ‘of cursed memory’ would be more appropriate, or maybe ‘he who hell needed to add some deeper levels for.’
I am sorry that Jeffrey Epstein is dead only because it deprives all those who he victimized of a sense of justice, of having the sense of peace of seeing someone evil get what is coming to him. Epstein, who so damaged so many in such despicable ways, has now in his final cowardly act deprived those he so harmed of even that.
And please let us not waste one second of Jewish time or energy either in conspiracy theories – the Clintons did it, Trump did it – or in bemoaning the incredible mistakes of those running the prison he was in, how they failed to make sure he had a cellmate, how they failed to check on him every 30 minutes, how they failed to have him on suicide watch and all the rest.
We will in due course find out if Epstein killed himself by himself or if he had help that he paid for because someone who had led a life of such luxurious privilege simply couldn’t bear being confined to a prison cell or because someone who spent his whole life erecting a façade of accomplishment and power and wealth simply couldn’t bear to have it exposed that his whole life was one big con job.
I frankly don’t care how he died and I frankly don’t care who did it. I do very much care that the Jews who so aided and abetted and colluded and defended him, who did so much to polish his image of fabulous wealth and amazing genius, are held to account by the Jewish world.
There are famous Jews all over this sad, sick story. In particular, there are two despicable Jews who made Jeffrey Epstein who he was. The first is Alan Dershowitz, the immoral lawyer (don’t mean to be redundant) who engineered the disgraceful plea deal in Florida that got Epstein off the hook with a tickle on the wrist.
Epstein had abused dozens of underage girls, but was given only 13 months in a private wing of a county jail. He was allowed to leave for work six days a week as long as he returned to the facility at night. He and his associates were given immunity from federal prosecution.
As one of Epstein’s victims said, “Jeffrey got away with it, basically. And Dershowitz was one of the people who enabled that to happen.”
To this very minute, Dershowitz defends what he did and indeed recently said he would do it all over again. In fact, he told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, that if had it to do it all over again, he would try to get Epstein even less prison time. “I have no misgivings. The most moral thing you can do is represent the most unpopular defendant.”
The most moral thing he could do, said Dershowitz, even if that defendant was someone accused of engaging in sex trafficking and in abusive sex acts with dozens of young girls during naked massage sessions.
But let’s say you, in the weasely way that lawyers have, can make a case that under our system, everyone is entitled to representation. But how to explain that Dershowitz’s relationship with Epstein extended beyond legal representation. He used to send Epstein drafts of his books before publication, and would participate in seminars convened by Epstein with other Harvard personalities. He also attended social gatherings at Epstein’s Upper East Side townhouse.
“My relationship with him was academic and he was a very smart guy,” said Dershowitz in reference to the book drafts. “He read them and he critiqued them, and he made marginal notes and he was very good at it.”
According to one Epstein accuser, the friendship went deeper. Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who alleges that Epstein kept her as a “sex slave,” says she was forced to have sex at least six times with Dershowitz at the New York townhouse. Another alleged Epstein victim, Sarah Ransome, also says she was coerced into having sex with Dershowitz.
And interestingly, just recently, Dershowitz defended an opinion column he wrote in 1997, headlined “Statutory rape is an outdated concept.” How convenient for the man accused by two women of having had sex with them when they were underage girls.
In the column, Dershowitz argues that statutory rape is an increasingly irrelevant legal concept as teenage sex is normalized and rarely prosecuted. “This raises a fundamental question about the continuing legitimacy of statutory rape laws at a time when sex involving teenagers is so rampant and prosecution for statutory rape so selective,” Dershowitz wrote. “It is obvious that there must be criminal sanctions against sex with very young children, but it is doubtful whether such sanctions should apply to teenagers above the age of puberty, since voluntary sex is so common in their age group.”
He then suggests that the age of consent should be lowered to 15, or perhaps even 14.
And just weeks ago, right in the middle of the whole Epstein story, Dershowitz said, “I stand by the constitutional (not moral) argument I offered in my controversial op-ed. If a 16 year old has the constitutional right to have an abortion without state or parental interference, how could she not have the constitutional right to engage in consensual sex?”
This from someone right-wing Jews see as a hero, love how he defends Israel, love how he defends Trump. Indeed, in the most cynical, shameful thing a creepy Jew can do, he used Israel as a shield to protect himself against legitimate criticism of his very illegitimate behavior.
When the New Yorker magazine exposed Dershowitz’s views on statutory rape and gave voice to those two then teenage girls who said they were forced to have sex with him, Dershowitz said the New Yorker article was written with the “explicit purpose of silencing my defense of President Trump, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and the State of Israel.”
There seems to be no depth to which this creep Dershowitz will not sink.
Which sickeningly brings us to one Leslie Wexner, who was the most involved by far with Epstein. Indeed, Epstein called Wexner his mentor and Wexner for many years was the one and only client of Epsteins’s secretive money management business and described Epstein as his protégé. Wexner, the founder of Victoria’s Secret and The Limited, is a major contributor to Jewish causes.
Wexner, a billionaire, entrusted all of his money to Epstein, giving him power of attorney over his finances, allowing him to hire people, sign checks, buy and sell properties, and borrow money on Wexner’s behalf.
And oh, remember Virginia Roberts Giuffre who said she was forced by Epstein to have sex with Dershowitz? Well, her attorney Stanley Pottinger has submitted an affidavit saying his client, under Epstein’s direction, also had sex with Wexner.
Epstein was a trustee of Wexner’s foundation, replacing Wexner’s sick mother on the board, and Wexner told Vanity Fair in 2003 that Epstein is “very smart with a combination of excellent judgment and unusually high standards. Also, he is always a most loyal friend.”
Wexner bought a New York City townhouse in 1989 for $13 million, at the time the highest recorded sale price for a townhouse in Manhattan. But it was Epstein and not Wexner who was using it as a residence by the mid-1990s. The townhouse would formally change hands, from Wexner to Epstein, in 2011. According to The New York Times, the transfer document did not list a purchase price, which indicates that Epstein got the house from Wexner for free.
When federal agents busted into that house a few weeks ago, they found a trove of hundreds of sexually suggestive photos of underage girls — along with CDs bearing labels like “misc nudes 1.”
Last week, Wexner had the mother of all chutzpahs to say that Epstein “misappropriated vast sums of money” from him. In a letter to his foundation, Wexner said the misappropriation was first discovered in 2007.
So he found out about it 12 years ago and he’s just now saying something? And if he found out about it in 2007, why, in 2011, did he give Epstein his New York townhouse for free? Wexner now also says “I deeply regret having ever crossed his path.” I’m sure he does now that he’s been caught being best buds with a pedophile.
But his regret now is meaningless, self-serving and cannot be allowed to let him squirm off the hook as he gives his milions to all kinds of Jewish causes. Wexner, we must remember, for years and years trusted Epstein with all of his money, called him a “most loyal friend” with “excellent judgment and unusually high standards.”
It’s time for the Jewish world to have some standards at all. If you want to see what’s wrong with the Jewish world today, look at Leslie Wexner who has portrayed himself as a champion of Jewish learning and ethical teaching, whose foundation has trained waves of rabbis, Jewish professionals and volunteer board leaders — and who was so enmeshed and enamored with a convicted sex offender and alleged sex trafficker.
If you want to see what’s wrong with the Jewish world today, look at Alan Dershowitz, who frequently speaks for the Jewish community, is all over TV making out like he’s a super Jew, who is buddies with Trump and Bibi — and who has been alleged to have had forced sex with teenage girls, and who still argues that sex with underage girls should not be a crime.
They helped Jeffrey Epstein get away with what he did. We can’t let Dershowitz and Wexner get away with what they did.