Man Confused With ‘Meshulach Acting Inappropriately’, Speaks

VIDEO: An Israeli man who was confused with a Meshulach who was acting inappropriately last week, says he is now embarrassed to walk in the streets. Reb Shalom Davidovitch, who recently moved from Ashdod, Israel, says people are photographing him and he was stopped by police after his identity was being confused with the real culprit.

“There’s a person by the name of Shalom Davidovitch, sitting next to me right now, that was wronfully accused”, LCSW’s Director Shragi Pinter, who is attempting to clear Reb’ Shalom’s name, says. “There has been many incidents with a person matching his description in Lakewood that was collecting, it does not even come close to Reb Shalom.”

R’ Pinter says he was approached by a few Rabbonim in town requesting that he assist in getting Reb Shalom any help he can possibly get, as he is a worthy and legitimate cause. He has endorsement letters from several Gedolim.

After 12 years of being childless, Reb Shalom adopted a child of 11 months old. That child was Niftar about 3 years ago after losing a battle to cancer R’L, at the age of 8. A photo of the child appears on Reb Shalom’s phone since, after the child made his father promise him he would never forget him.

Finally, 2 months ago, 22 years after his wedding, R’ Shalom – with much medical assistance – was blessed with a child of his own, a healthy baby boy.

“I’m here to try and cover the heavy expenses I’ve accumulated over the years”, Reb Shalom says in Yiddish. “While walking on the streets last week, someone came over to me and took a photo. He sent the photo to police and they stopped me and I was accused of all different things which I never did. Later on I was stopped again. I’m embarrassed to go outside now. People are calling me names. I hope people understand how their words are just killing someone just like that.”

Reb Shalom will be going around collecting with a letter from LCSW, as well as with his other endorsement letters.

Additionally, donations can be made out to “TOLDOS YAAKOV YOSEF” and mailed to 28 Louisburg Square, Lakewood, NJ, 08701.

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  1. if we as a tzibur wronged him we need to correct it same as we did by the person that was hit by a car on purim.
    Even though I never saw this man or heard about this story before I have sent a $54 check.
    lets start it rolling…

  2. We must make sure that there won’t be a kitrug on Lakewood for what was wrongfully done to R’ Sholom. Therefore, as a community we must make up and help him.

  3. there are hundreds upon hundreds of stories like this in America. It says he was stopped by police and accused of things he did not do. being questioned and being accused are two different things

  4. another example of how important it is to be tactful and not be so quick to make a judgement of others. things are not always what they appear to be.because of people’s reactions & behavior , this poor man has been subjected to great embarrassment. it would behoove people to learn from this experience.

  5. Dear ‘Lakewood’

    Maybe it’s just me, but I have no clue what you just wrote.
    Could you please try writing it again in a coherent manner.
    Plurals, singulars??

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