Pressure Mounts on Jewish Groups to Change Course in Sexual Abuse Cases

Pressure Mounts on Jewish Groups to Change Course in Sexual Abuse Cases

JOSEPH TREITOVSKY,  31 AUGUST 2016, The Jewish Voice

Is there a divide in the Orthodox Rabbinate regarding preventing child sexual abuse?

In an unprecedented and crucially positive step forward, 300 Orthodox Rabbis from across the nation signed a proclamation regarding child safety in the Orthodox Jewish community. Synagogues and schools are called upon to adopt certain preventative measures outlined in the document to deter child abuse and child sexual abuse.

The Rabbinic signatories consist of member Rabbis of the Orthodox Union (OU), Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) and Yeshiva University (YU).

Some of the proclamation's prominent signers include:   . . . 

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