Fancy Rabbi Busted Filming Nekkid Ladies In Ritual Baths

Don’t kvetch – Barry was just making sure their tuchases were kosher…

Rabbi Barry Freundel

A prominent Washington, D.C. rabbi was busted Tuesday after cops discovered he had allegedly been filming women showering at his modern Orthodox synagogue in Georgetown.

Police swarmed Rabbi Barry Freundel’s O Street home Tuesday morning and spent hours investigating, removing hard drives and computers, witnesses told WTTG-TV. The 62-year-old has served as rabbi at Kesher Israel, some five blocks from his home, since 1987… Kesher Israel has a mikvah, a ritual bath women in Orthodox Judaism are expected to use each month…

Freundel was caught after a woman saw him setting up a clock radio that also contained a motion detecting hidden camera inside the mikvah, WTTG reported. He told the woman the device was to help ventilate the room, according to documents obtained by the Fox affiliate.  [NY Daily News]

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