High Schools Fail to Notify Grads of Seminary Sex Abuse

The following guest post was sent to me from a father in New York. For more background on the Meisels sex abuse scandal, see these posts by Frum Follies: Rabbinical Court Accuses Seminary Operator Elimelech Meisels of “Unwanted Sexual Contact” Israeli Beit Din Announces Removal of Meisels … [Read more...]

Why Do People Still Believe Moti Elon is Innocent?

Rabbi Moti Elon with microphone

In 2010, well-known religious Zionist rabbi Mordechai (Moti) Elon was accused by the religious forum Takana of forcible sexual acts on young men who approached him for counseling. Last December, Elon was convicted and sentenced to six months of community service. It's hard to imagine the shock … [Read more...]

Did Mass Panic Lead to False Accusations in Nachalaot Pedophile Ring?

playground structure

I've translated several articles about the large number of children who testified that they had been sexually molested by neighborhood residents in the close-knit Jerusalem neighborhood of Nachalaot. Today, Tablet Magazine published an article by Menachem Kaiser called Panic in Jerusalem. Kaiser … [Read more...]

Police: Evidence Supports Abuse Trial for Elon

Some of the controversy surrounding Takana's warning against Rabbi Moti Elon revolved around whether he broke the law or not, since the students were said to be over eighteen. Now the Jerusalem Post reports that the police have found evidence to support prosecuting Rabbi Mordechai (Moti) Elon and … [Read more...]