The Rabbi Moti Elon Scandal: What Can We Learn?

The religious-Zionist community is still in shock about Rabbi Moti Elon, the yeshiva head accused of molesting young men who approached him for advice. In synagogue yesterday morning, our rabbi drew some conclusions about how we could prevent similar incidents in the future. According to … [Read more...]

Takanah and Elon: Where Was Pity for Victims?

In recent days prominent rabbi Mordechai (Moti) Elon, founder of the religious Zionist outreach organization¬† Mibereshit, has been accused of sexual harassment of young men in counseling situations. The religious Zionist forum Takanah (mentioned in the case of the founder of Megeirot) learned of the … [Read more...]

Shidduch Investigations

Cross-posted at DovBear In some Orthodox Jewish circles, marriages are arranged by the parents (shidduchim). The parents investigate the other side before the couple can meet. Much has been written about irrelevant concerns, such as whether the family uses white tablecloths on Shabbat. Here … [Read more...]

Sex vs. Breastfeeding

Note: The columns by Rabbi Boteach are no longer available online. Rabbi Boteach urged a mother of an 11-month-old to wean in order to preserve her marriage. ¬†I agree with him that having a strong marriage is a top priority. If one or both partners are unhappy the children will suffer, and will … [Read more...]