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...]

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

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...]

Were the Nachalaot Parents Negligent?

Chana Jenny Weisberg of JewishMom.Com wrote this guest post in response to comments on this site and elsewhere criticizing the parents affected by the Nachalaot pedophilia tragedy as negligent.  When parents hear that someone else's child has been hurt, often their first response is to blame that … [Read more...]

Nachalaot Pedophilia: Yisrael Hayom Report

Update: An article in Tablet Magazine concludes that there is little evidence of a pedophile ring: Panic in Jerusalem Yisrael Hayom published this article about the children of Nachlaot. The residents of Nachlaot are anxious for it to be translated into English and published, and I have done so … [Read more...]

Nachlaot Pedophile Crisis: At Least 100 Victims (Updated November, 2012)

Update November 29, 2012: This article in Tablet Magazine examines the evidence and concludes that there is little evidence for pedophile activity, much less a ring. Panic in Jerusalem Update: Yisrael Hayom report Dear readers, I was planning to write a light post today, about unusual … [Read more...]

Rabbi Metzger: Child Abuse Not a Charedi Phenomenon

On Thursday morning, Rabbi Yona Metzger, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, was interviewed on Reshet Bet (Channel Two--a government channel) for the program Inyan Acher (another matter).As of now it is available on the IBA website. If someone knows how to link directly I would appreciate it.The … [Read more...]

Layered Beit Shemesh mother of 12 arrested for severe child abuse

According to news reports, a mother of twelve from Beit Shemesh was arrested for severely abusing her children, who were having incestuous relationships with one another in the home. The woman was covered in several layers of clothing and initially refused to reveal her face to the judge.Trilcat … [Read more...]