Avi Hack moved to Providence. RI after the child rape lawsuit was filed against Rabbi Daniel Greer, AKA “the Goat.” Avi’s father in law is the President of Ohawe Sholam in Pawtucket, RI. Avi was appointed Rabbi of that shul. The child rape lawsuit was originally filed against both Daniel Greer and Avi Hack. Mirlis dropped Avi Hack from the lawsuit after Avi agreed to drop a dime on the depraved Goat. Avi was originally named as a defendant in the lawsuit in his capacity as the principal of the school, ie., Avi’s failure to protect Mirlis from the depraved Goat.
Over the weekend I had a lengthy conversation with a young guy affiliated with the Yeshiva Gedola of Providence, Rhode Island. This young man said that Avi Hack has been trolling the halls of the Yeshiva looking for action.
Avi was molested by the Goat when he was a teenager. Avi continued to submit to the Goat until he got married at age 28. Avi told the old Goat that he couldn’t juggle the Goat and his wife at the same time, and that he wanted a monogamous relationship with his wife. The Goat was upset about this. The Goat didn’t believe in monogamy. The Goat had his wife and his side pieces Avi Hack and Eli Mirlis for years. The Ewe didn’t mind. The Ewe got mad at Avi for this arrangement but she never got mad at the Goat. The Ewe refused to forgive Avi on Yom Kippur for his role as the Goat’s mistress.
This is the story Avi told in his deposition. I don’t believe it. I think Avi continued to submit to the Goat while Avi ran the Goat school. Avi had his wife as his main course with the Goat as desert. Or was it the other way around? Either way, Avi’s wife and the Goat were not enough for Avi Hack. Avi tried to score his own male side piece from the teenage students who enrolled in the Goat school. Avi is a bonobo monkey. Bonobos engage in sexual activity with juvenile monkeys, infant monkeys and even monkeys of their own sex. Bonobos are also known as “pygmy chimpanzees.” Is Avi Hack a pygmy chimpanzee?
Avi and the Goat had a very unusual relationship. I observed very strange interactions between them over the years. During Shalos Seudas, in the big noisy room where everyone ate and sang, Avi would whisper in the Goat’s ear while the Goat vigorously shook his head and made angry faces. Avi would make hand gestures and then run away from the Goat and do the Goat’s bidding. Avi always moved very quickly in taking care of whatever it was that the Goat wanted. Then Avi would run back to the Goat and there would be more whispers in the ear with the Goat making angry faces. This scene would repeat itself throughout the meal. It was not normal.
Avi was abused by the Goat up until his late 20s. When Avi became an adult he decided to become a molester himself. Avi didn’t have to be a mini Goat, or a pygmy chimpanzee for that matter. Avi chose to victimize young teens at the Goat school. Avi recruited boys from other Yeshivas in the tri-State region. Avi reached out to principals at schools that were looking to get rid of boys who didn’t fit in, or who had behavioral problems. Avi told them that the Goat school was a small school that provided the boys with the discipline and individualized attention that they needed. Avi was very good at public relations and marketing the school. The Goat was like a goat in a china shop. The Goat couldn’t sell water in a desert. Instead of taking care of these boys Avi Hack and the Goat used them for their own sick purposes.
Avi recruited Eli Mirlis to the Goat school. Mirlis became easy prey for the Goat monster. Mirlis came from a family with problems. It was either stay in New Haven or go home to a dangerous situation. The Goat knew this. Avi Hack knew this. Ezi Greer, Harold Hack and Dov Greer also knew this. The wives of these men of self importance knew. The Gracks may have known. Yet there was a conspiracy of silence. The Bourne Conspiracy? The Goat Conspiracy. The only person who didn’t know the secrets of the compound was Avi’s mother. After the news broke she was devastated. You could tell just by her appearance. Harold Hack, the Goat’s best friend, didn’t look the least disturbed by news that his son was groomed to be the Goat’s boy toy. Most fathers would be enraged and engage in acts of extreme violence, but not Harold Hack. Just another day at the compound.
I heard that Avi now roams the halls of the Yeshiva Gedola of Providence, RI. Avi is looking to score. When Avi was running the Goat school Avi admittedly nibbled on a teenage boy’s ear. Avi was also very close with another student. I observed Avi engage in inappropriate behavior with this second student. A school principal should not be rubbing a student’s thigh or massaging his shoulders and whispering in his ear. This is what went on out in the open, every day, in front of Ezi, Dov and Harold Hack. Yet nobody said anything. I shot stares at Dov, Harold and Ezi while Avi publicly fondled this boy. I motioned my head and eyes towards Avi Hack, trying to get their attention. I was taken aback when they completely avoided my stares and head motions, and looked the other way. At that point I knew that there was something rotten in Denmark.
I wracked my brains for years trying to figure out how to get Avi Hack busted. I spoke with students but got nowhere. I contemplated hiring a private investigator to set up video cameras or tape recorders. But this was long before the age of cheap cell phone cameras. The compound was impossible to infiltrate. The place was a maze. There were very few people in the buildings. It was dark with walls and locked doors at every turn. No windows. Dov, Ezi, Avi, Harold Hack and the Goat were always walking around the compound on guard duty.
Avi does not have as much control or power over emotionally unstable teenage boys as he did when he was principal of the Goat school. Back then it was easy for Avi and the Goat to take advantage of a fragile boy going through puberty. Avi is now looking for a mature young man at the Providence Yeshiva. Avi is looking for a young man who shares Avi’s interest in sodomy and Gemara. Any relationship with Avi or the Goat today would have to be between two consenting adults, a concept totally alien to the Goat and the pygmy chimpanzee. I guess they are going to have to settle. Avi should put up some ads on Craigslist and stop trolling the halls of the Providence Yeshiva.