It has been over four years since the story of the ‘Meah Shearim Mom’ broke and since that time, a plea bargain agreement was reached in the case. The state a number of months ago turned to the Jerusalem District Court to imprison the mom for a year, claiming she is not upholding her end of the agreement and her children are not being sent for therapy. The court decided to wait a “few additional months” to evaluate the situation.
The state is now asking to imprison the mom for a year for failure to comply with the agreement. Defense counsel Yehuda Fried denies that his client, the so-called ‘Meah Shearim Mom’ has failed to uphold her share of the agreement.
According to a relative, Rabbi Yehuda Froehlich, an askan in the Eida Chareidis tzibur, reports are untrue and mom has not violated agreements and he remains confident that the case will soon come to an end once and for all.
The story began amid accusations the mother disconnected her child from intravenous therapy while admitted to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. The hospital told authorities that video footage captured the mom’s actions while the Eida Chareidi stood firmly behind the mom, who is a member of a meyuchas family in the Eida community. This led to violence and a boycott of Hadassah by the Eida tzibur.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)