Yosef Ruach, son of Amram and Mariette Ruach, who reside currently in Kiryat Sefer in Israel, is a Rachmastrivka Hasid of 48. He wears a long, black coat and round hat with his side locks behind his ears. On the Sabbath he sports a distinctive Hasidic fur hat, a shtreimel. He has a brother Yidel, seen to be a good person, who like his brother moved to Manchester, England. Yosef divorced his first wife allegedly because “she was not religious enough”, although in fact it was the other way around. He went on to marry Tamar Cohen.
Yosef’s parents, as they are of a sickly constitution, follow a strict diet, which Yosef once claimed to have tried with his family. He himself suffers from severe stomach ailments. Yet Yosef and Tamar never managed to follow through with his parents’ diet, since according to them, they got a lot of headaches from it as they never sleep enough (wonder why?). They have 7 children together, of whom 4 are now in a mental hospital, and one of them, Nuchem, tried to commit suicide 5 years ago.
Some 15 years ago or more Yosef moved with his family to Salford and resided in Lower Broughton Road and then moved in November 2009 to Wellington Street East. He learned in the Beith Hamidrash Hechadash in the Nets Kollel and later went on to be the Rosh Chabura there. On the outside he was conceived as somewhat of a scholar, and his wife had a merry and simple countenance, which easily could deceive outsiders. Yet apparently parts of the Satmar community in Salford knew for years what went on behind the four walls of their house.
What ruined the familial and communal bliss? In September his youngest 13 year old daughter, Shifra, got impregnated by her father. She could not walk and was obviously not feeling well. The Satmar run girls school Beis Ruchel called a child psychologist, and she was sent for a mere 45 minutes session with her, apparently too short a time to alerted to signs of the abuse. No further action was taken on Satmar’s part. Yet in the end she was taken to St. Mary’s hospital as she was obviously pregnant. Upon inquiry she told them her father was indeed the father of the unborn child. The school still covered it and said she has an infection in the brain. To this day Satmar hasidim don’t as a rule speak about it as Yosef’s brother is a respected member of Satmar in Northumberland 11, and well, they are generally known to be habitual liars, especially on such matters. It is nevertheless on everyone’s tongue.
The father kept molesting the little boy of six, Yochanan, and the eldest daughter, Chana. Then he went to threaten Shifra in the psychiatric department for telling on him, and he got caught on camera beating her up. The hospital decided to report Yosef only after he left, and when the police tried to arrest him he fled to Israel through Brazil followed by his wife and two kids, all with the help of Satmar. He still tries to kidnap his daughter from the mental institution. The hospital is now looking for a foster home for the girl. It is a daunting task. On the one hand they understand she needs a Jewish community; on the other hand they fear that the Satmar cult will kidnap her.
Yosef would hit his wife violently and punish his children by having them sleep overnight in the street. Strange behaviour, such as the children occasionally knocking on the front door for hours in the morning without anyone opening, left neighbours puzzled. Chana’s twin brother, Elchonon, would behave in a very strange manner. He was seen running as if in flight in the streets, stooping forward and blocking his eyes full of fright. He’d turn away from people grasping on to the wall. All the children were very clingy, and more or less would walk around as if in a constant state of shock. At most they would give shy smiles and speak in a frightening whisper. They were generally thin and both physically and mentally fragile. It did seem something was lacking, yet who would have imagined that Yosef performed incestal relations with the children in front of the whole family and even forced his sons to have sex with their own mother, as the eldest son Moshe (who married and had a child with Hochhauser in London and got divorced because of his mental issues) confirmed to his therapist?
Also Elchonon told a friend in Satmar about the abuse, yet he was told to shut up. The official story was that he started stealing and becoming less diligent in studies, and so he was sent to another family in Israel, really a psychiatric institution. When others tried to dig more, she said he has problems that he doesn’t want to talk about. All he wanted to say is that “the brothers did something to him”. This fit well with the story her psychopathic husband spread around in 2010: One fateful night many years ago when his youngest children were small, they went to a wedding and left them with two female, American babysitters. The story ended with them raping the boys, incredible as it may sound. Ruach claimed this was only lately revealed to the boys’ therapists. He then went on to ask for charity to cover the expenses of his children’s psychology bills, which undoubtedly went straight into his own pocket.
His wife is complicit in his crimes; please do not take her for a fool! Even as we are speaking they are living together in Yoel Street in the Beit Israel neighbourhood in Jerusalem. She is faithfully by this monster’s side for some twenty years! “Yossel” goes to pray in the local Satmar synagogue, while his own children are losing or have already lost their mind. Sources claim his children to be with his parents in Kiryat Sefer. There have been unsubstantiated rumours that Yosef and Tamar are in a mental home in Israel. These have been created by friends and family, who want to protect them.
Now this is the real reason that some of the Rabbis want to ban the Internet! They do not want you to read blogs like this and become conscious of the problems within our midst! We are not saying the haredi Jews are worse than others, yet we have truly stooped to the level of the nations. Broughton Park, Borough Park, Stamford Hill and Jerusalem etc. are no better than the Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah.