Avraham Rabinowich, Long Island Rabbi, Videotaped With Prostitute on the Sabbath

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Dr. Amora Rachelle, the ex-wife of Avraham Rabinowich, vice president of the Long Island Board of Rabbis, is going hard in her custody battle with a pretty inexcusable, not-so-secret weapon, which she's handed right over to the New York Post. With the help of a private investigator, Amora taped her children's father being serviced by a call girl and her madam, who was actually Amora's private eye. "Since when are prostitutes kosher?" Amora asked, with expert media savvy. "And what kind of rabbi is he? He didn't even take these prostitutes to the mikvah [Jewish ritual cleansing bath] first. What is he doing, praying or laying?" The rabbi said he had "no response," though his lawyer piped up to call the sting a "setup" (well, yes) and insist, "It doesn't matter, this was five or six years ago." It was six months before the couple's divorce was finalized.

"I am tall and nice-looking, don't worry, I'm OK," the rabbi reportedly told the madam/P.I. The tape, part of which can be seen below (with blurs, but still probably NSFW), was taken at a hotel in Queens on March 18, 2006.

The mother is now attempting to move her children to the West Coast and has made a power play by releasing the dirty parts of her sting.

"If you're not doing something relevant in front of the children, it doesn't have an impact on the judge's decision," the rabbi's lawyer claims. Do the newspaper and internet count as "in front of the children?" Dirty tricks all around.

[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]


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