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#396723 - 05/10/12 12:08 PM Strict Jewish community protects molesters
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"There is no nice way of saying it," Mrs. Engel man said. "our community protects molesters." other than that, we are wonderful."


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/nyregi...=1&emc=eta1
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#396741 - 05/10/12 03:18 PM Re: Strict Jewish community protects molesters [Re: GoodHope]
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Originally Posted By: NY Times
Some ultra-Orthodox Jews want to keep abuse allegations quiet to protect the reputation of the community, and the family of the accused. And rabbinical authorities, eager to maintain control, worry that inviting outside scrutiny could erode their power...

Sounds just like Penn State, the Catholic Church, etc, etc.., but with Yarmulkes. This article speaks volumes about the universality of the problem, especially within insular communities and institutions.
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#396773 - 05/10/12 10:00 PM Re: Strict Jewish community protects molesters [Re: GoodHope]
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That is EXACTLY what I thought when I read it. I think the only reason you don't see more identified with a group is that they don't have the hierarchy and power that allows this kind of thing to fester. I don't understand protecting molesters. I wish someone could explain it to me. I don't understand what is gained. If you don't want to call the authorities, can't you expel the person, maim them, isolate them?
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#396816 - 05/11/12 11:16 AM Re: Strict Jewish community protects molesters [Re: GoodHope]
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Edited by lapchinj (03/17/13 08:17 PM)
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