Lessons from the Lanner Case

By Gary Rosenblatt

The Jewish Week, July 21, 2000

The author, editor and publisher of The Jewish Week offers background and observations about his lengthy piece a month earlier about the allegations of physical and sexual abuse committed Rabbi Baruch Lanner. He describes how the story came about when several individuals who described themselves as former victims of Rabbi Lanner approached him, telling him their stories, encouraging him to talk to others, and asserting that if NCSY did not take decisive action, the entire matter should be brought to public attention. Their goal was to ensure maximum pressure be brought to bear in the hopes of removing Rabbi Lanner from working with young people.

See also "Stolen Innocence" (June 23, 2000), available here and "A Decade Later, More Willing to Confront Rabbinic Abuse" (June 16, 2010), available here.

Topic: Youth, Communal Responsibility, Orthodox Judaism, Abuse, Crime, Clergy

Name of Publication: The Jewish Week

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Coverage: New York , United States

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Rosenblatt, Gary. Lessons from the Lanner Case. The Jewish Week. The Jewish Week. 21 July 2000: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=9090


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