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The issues of Sexual Crimes in our community

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This post by Failed Messiah made me feel like I needed to post the following.

As an educator, I feel that it is the responsibility of teachers and schools to protect our children, just like the Public School system does for their children. Should we say that the goyim care about their children more than we care about ours? How many teachers are told not to go to social services? to the police? How many times will schools hide pedophiles and get away with it?

I support and endorse any and all actions that help root out the evil in our communities that will condemn and ban the people who will exploit and abuse others for their own sexual needs. And when I say ban I mean ban them from the entire Jewish Community around the world. Today is a global age. No one should be able to run to another community and set up shop once more because no one knows about him or her. (Yes her, because woman can be just as easily sexual abusing children, husbands, boyfriends.)

Some sites that are trying to shine a light on the growing problem. Now just because I post the sites here doesn’t mean I always endorse the methods that they do in order to get results, however, I do enjoy reading the sites and I do think that in the end they are doing a service to the Jewish Community as a whole.

The Awareness Center

Failed Messiah

The Unorthodox Jew


Written by frombrooklyn

February 28, 2007 at 3:49 PM

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  1. i am all for exposing and dealing with child abuse.
    but i dont think we should be encouraging ppl. to go to UOJ.
    His Blog is generally filled with hatred of torah and rabbonim. The rants that are posted are not nec. restricted to the issue of sexual abuse. They rant about anything they dont like about any rabbi.
    Yes sexual abuse is wrong but that doesnt justify having a blog that is full of zizul rabbonim and talmidai chachomim and torah.
    If he was truly interested in helping he would restrict his blog to only dealing with the issue of sexual abuse and also not be a place for anyone to make oulandish accusations. I personally think he has ulterior motives.


    February 28, 2007 at 4:05 PM

  2. Then don’t go to his site.

    Bottom line is, there is a problem with Judiasm today and we need to figure out how to start providing solutions. High divorce rates, more instances of sexual abuse, more drugs and alcohol problems, ‘off the derech issues’ (to which I dont think there is an issue with that except that schools and parents need to learn to do better in raising their children and how to act towards their childen), and the list keeps going on and on.

    What have the majority of our Ravs done? Nothing. In fact many of them have been covering up these issues for years and only through select individuals that they have come to light.

    I might not agree with someones tactics but I can agree with the result. UOJ should control himself in his attacks, that is what I think personally, but if it was not for him certain Rabbis would still be able to go around and do what they do to children and other victims of sexual crimes.


    February 28, 2007 at 4:42 PM

  3. so are u saying the ends justify the means.
    and if he could have done it in a better manner and yet didnt that he shouldn’t be criticized for it


    February 28, 2007 at 4:45 PM

  4. also the fact that some rabbanim may or may not have covered up for molesters does not therefore mean that every rav is now in play and can be attacked for any and every issue.

    and the same way you say the rabbonim should have stood up to the child molesters (and i agree they should have)
    maybe we all should stand up to UOJ and say stick to the point and dont become a center of loshon horah accusations based on innuendo and all other things that go on there- and if we dont arent we culpable for it too. I dont mean to compare this issue to molestation. However loshon horah and zilzul rabonim is a bad thing. In america with the rights of free speech we tend to think that we can say watever we want but the torah disagrees.
    Wat also bothers me is y he is bringing down his whole platform and the sexual issue by allowing hi blog to evolve into wat is has. this causes people to tune him out. If he would stick to the point I think much more can be accomplished


    February 28, 2007 at 4:55 PM

  5. This isnt a forum to discuss another blogger and his issues, if you have a complaint against him then therefore go to his site and complain there.

    I made it quite clear that I did not always endorse the actions of those blogs I listed as links, and yes, I can quite enjoy the results of what they have done since they are doing a service in uncovering those Ravs who are trying to remain hidden and doing dangers to our children.


    February 28, 2007 at 5:15 PM

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