Serious Case of ‘Lashon HaRah’ Being Investigated at Oy Bay
Posted by Oyster on February 1, 2007
A serious case of ‘lashon hara’, or ‘malicious gossip’ is being investigated here at Oy Bay. It is all in connection to a series of off-topic comments that started appearing at the following post:
The tenuous connection seems to be the posts’ mention of the Berkeley Beit Midrash, which is the community where this incident allegedly took place.
I’ve been having a hard-time commenting there for some reason, so here’s what I’m trying to state:
To Yehuda, Elisheva, Talia, Yael, Javorah, and Dovidana,
This fiasco is getting out of hand. Some very serious accusations are being thrown around here. Me and the rest of the Oy Bay team are going to get to the bottom of this. We are in the process of contacting various Berkeley rabbis, and the Berkeley police. You should expect an email from us. We ask that you provide us with a phone number where we might reach you to discuss this matter. This Lashon HaRah should end until it is resolved in a private manner and not on this blog post. Any further accusations thrown around here will be at your own spiritual peril.
If you came to this post by following a link in a comment on the original post where this incident occured:
I have made the decision to remove the name of the individual accused until the Oy Bay team has completed its investigation of this incident, to avoid any unintentional harm to the individual’s name. The initials of the named individual and a link to this post has replaced all occurences of the individual’s name. A full explanation of our findings and reasoning as to our response will be given when our investigation is complete.