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Rabbi Zalman Manela (of EnglishTorahTapes.com) Threatens: 'Return My [Torah] Tapes Or I Will Kill You!'

Rabbi Zalman Manela, a convicted felon, take his tape business seriously. When he found some of his tapes missing, he started leaving death threats.

"If they are not returned," Rabbi Zalman said, "I will go out and buy a gun and shoot you."

Rabbi Zalman continued: I know where you live. I will paint swastikas on your house and cause you a loss of thousands of dollars... If I see you, I will beat you up. I will tell everybody the kind of person you are. I will shmutz you.

Rabbi Zalman Manela (of EnglishTorahTapes.com)

From April 30, 1999 Jewish Journal:

Chevra Kadisha [Mortuary] was temporarily closed in December 1997 just before its founder, Zalman Manela, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading no contest to charges of forgery and grand theft. He was accused of stealing some $55,000 from a deceased woman, Celia Klein, according to LAPD Detective Stacey Morris, the primary investigator in the case. Manela intended to use the money to pay for Klein's funeral and to donate funds in her memory to charity, Manela's wife, Rachel, told The Journal. He returned all the money immediately upon his arrest, Morris said.

Rabbi Zalman Manela sells tapes (he puts boxes with Torah tapes in almost every Orthodox shul and yeshiva in Los Angeles) of the following rabbis:

Dr. Abraham Abraham, Dr. Miriam Adahan, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, Rav Chaim Altusky, Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Rabbi Yosef Bechoffer, Rabbi Motty Berger, Rabbi Isaac Bernstein Z"L, Rabbi Gershon Bess, Rabbi Mechal Blau, Rav Shlomo Brevda, Rabbi Chaim Burston, Chabad Tapes, Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Rabbi Dr. Noson Cordoza, Rabbi Avrohom Czapnick, Rav A. Dunner, Rabbi Mordechai Finkelman, Rabbi Yissachar Frand, Rabbi Mordechai Gifter, Z"L Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg, Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, Rabbi Shimon Green, Rabbi Dovid Grossman, Rabbi Yirmiyehu Guggenheimer, Rebetzen Tziporah Heller, Rabbi Shlomo Holland, Rabbi Shmuel Irons, Rabbi Yitzchok Isbee z"l, Rebetzin Tehila Jaeger, Rabbi Yehoshua Kaganoff, Rav Yosef Kantor, Rabbi Eliyahu Kin, Rabbi Yitzchok Kirzner, Z"L, Rabbi Paysach Krohn, Rabbi Zev Leff, Rabbi Malinowitz, Rabbi Zalman Manela, Rabbi Uziel Milevsky, Z"L, Rav Avigdor Miller, Z"L, Rabbi Avrohom Miller, Rabbi Chaim Morgenstern, Rabbi Noach I. Oelbaum, Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky, Rabbi Noach Orlowek, Rabbi Dovid Ozeri, Rabbi Shimshon Pincus zl, Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, Rabbi Z. Rosenfeld, Z"L, Rabbi Asher Rubenstein, Rebbetzin Yehudis Samet, Rabbi Nachum Sauer, Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rabbi Fishel Shechter, Rabbi Mayer Schiller, Rabbi Nota Schiller, Mrs. Shira Smiles, Rav Mattisyahu Solomon, Rav Aaron Soloveitchik, Z"L, Rav Joseph Soloveitchik, Z"L, Rav Moshe Aron Stern, Z"L, Rabbi Akiva Tatz, Rabbi Ezriel Tauber, Rabbi Aron Tendler, Rabbi Moshe Tendler, Rabbi Sholom Tendler, Rabbi Dr. Avrohom Twersky, Rabbi Michel Twersky, Rabbi Avrohom Union, Rabbi Shmuel Veffer, Rabbi Yosef Viener, Rabbi Ephraim Wachsman, Rav Noach Weinberg, Rav Yaakov Weinberg, Z"L, Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss