Herschel Schachter has been nominated by this site to be in the "top 3 category" of corrupt "Reformadox" rabbis in America. In fact we have removed the title rabbi and replaced it with "Talmudic Professor" which befits him better. You see my fellow jewish brethren, an Orthodox Rabbi does not reform the Torah as it was given to us in Sinai. Orthodox Jewry believes in only 1 Torah and it cannot be reformed no matter how much pressure you are under from different political groups! Herschel Schachter A.K.A Herschel Schlechter has unfortunately succumbed to the Jewish Feminist groups in America . These groups of feminist minded women, including Naomi Mauer from the Jewish Press, were fed up that the Torah has given the man the power of deciding or consenting to the "giving of a Get" and they decided that "certain changes" need to be made to make this process "equal for all genders". So Herschel Schlechter decided to head a new organization called "Ora" (Organization for the resolution of Agunot) http://www.getora.com/
and this organization’s charter calls for organizing campaigns of harassment, intimidation, public humiliation, spreading Loshon Hora, Sinas Chinom, Motzi Laaz al Get, etc… against ANY MAN WHO HASN’T GIVEN HIS WIFE A GET YESTERDAY! Herschel Schlechter was contacted many times about individual cases where a good reason existed why the couple hadn’t fully divorced and a GET wasn’t delivered, coupled with supporting documentation, yet Herschel Schlechter refused to acknowledge these circumstances and continued his support of these lowly "Anti-Torah" tactics against innocent men. It is almost as if you are always "guilty for being a man"
Ladies and Gentlemen: let us be clear and concise, the Torah does not allow any form of coercion in obtaining a Get, otherwise that Get is invalid. If a woman remarries with an invalid Get, her children are Mamzeirim!! See this link which lists women who have used such coercive methods: http://mamzeralert.blogspot.com/
Herschel Schlechter doesn’t want you to know that, so he will "reform orthodoxy" and come up with a brilliant twist to why we can "bend some rules". Would you want you family members to take such chances and taint your family geneology? The Mishna in Kesubot, Daf 77-1 is very explicit in defining the ONLY ALLOWED CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE COERCION TO EXTRACT A GET IS ALLOWED. These cases of coercion listed in the Mishna are not readily found today and not applicable to the cases that Ora and Herschel Schlechter are attacking! Herschel the Schlechter wants to reform orthodoxy to allow for "all cases to be coercible". This is why he supports women going to the Civil Courts which is another grave sin in the torah!!! This is why he supports the New York Get Law which coerces the man to give a Get. He has no problem with women jailing their husbands even after a Get was delivered, because he might owe her some child support!! Additional sins that arise from his actions that are not listed above are: MESIRA, BRINGING MAMZEIRIM IN THIS WORLD, ISSUR OF EISHES ISH, ETC…I’m sorry but you cannot reform the Mishna unless of course you are a "reform jew"!!
Additionally, Herschel Schlechter contradicts his own words. See this link of Herschel discussing parameters of Mesira: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=17258327121433991# and this: http://www.torahweb.org/torah/special/2007/rsch_mesirah.html
Do you notice, in his lectures he is quoted as saying that you are not allowed to cause someone to go to jail unless he’s a danger to society and that he wont suffer unusual harshness in the jail! What Herschel Schachter meant was that a sex predator is o.k to inform to Law Enforcement, because he’s a menace and a danger to society, but surely not in other situations! Why then is Herschel Schlechter allowing the women to pursue their husbands in Civil Court, File false Orders of Protection and have them Jailed? Where in the Torah did he derive this from??? See also this link with A LETTER SIGNED BY THE GREAT RABBIS OF THIS GENERATION forbidding going to the civil courts: http://www.scribd.com/doc/35865501/Kanievski-Shteinman-Karelitz-Shterbuch-Against-ARKOOS . Additionally, Herschel Schlechter has shown total disregard for other Rabbinic authorities by creating a public display of Rabbinic divisiveness. He supported and attended a rally outside a highly respected and revered Orthodox Rabbi, in an attempt to discredit and humiliate this Rabbi just because he was advising men vis-a-vis Torah Law pertaining to Divorces. This outrageous behavior undermines the public face in all Torah authority. His behavior reduces the appearance of Torah scholars to the levels of participants on a "Jerry Springer show".
See these link regarding the rally: http://www.jewishpress.com/pageroute.do/25849 Additionally, Herschel Schlechter was quoted saying that "we should shoot the prime minister of Israel" (of course he later apologized after mounting pressure from numerous organizations) see: http://jewschool.com/2008/03/11/big-time-rabbi-gets-in-big-time-trouble/
Ladies and Gentlemen: Why would Herschel Schlechter busy himself with an ordinary jew from Detroit, New jersey, California etc..who has not yet given his wife a Get, but doesn’t busy himself with a man from these places who perhaps might be destitute and need some tzedaka etc… or Why does Herschel Schlechter not bring out his "ORA" troops to rally in front of famous jewish law offenders such as a) Mr Dwek from Deal N.J, b) Spinka Rebbe C) Robert Kasirer from L.A who committed Mesira, D) Leib Tropper from Monsey sex scandal etc…. Are the sins of the above any less important to protest about? The answer is that Herschel Schlechter’s agenda is not based on truth or Torah value, but rather political expediency particularly the Jewish Feminist Agenda. It is our hope that Herschel Schachter abandon his evil ways,dismantle ORA and do teshuva before destroying many more Jewish homes.