Rabbi wants lawsuit thrown out in alleged arson attack

Grand Rabbi David Twersky has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit against him, which claims he was behind the alleged arson attack against Aron Rottenberg.

Rottenberg claims that Twersky ordered the arson attack be carried out by Shaul Spitzer because he chose not to pray at the community's main synagogue. Twersky claims that the suit has no factual basis.

Michael Sussman, the attorney for Rottenberg, says that Spitzer lived in Twersky's home and served as his butler, which proves that Twersky played a hand in the attack.

Only Spitzer, who is also named in the suit, has been charged with the attack and is currently free on bail.

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