Judge: Orthodox Protect Abusers, Not Victims

By Hella Winston

The Jewish Week, October 9, 2009

At the sentencing last week of a bar mitzvah tutor and social worker convicted of sexually molesting two boys in Brooklyn, a New York State Supreme Court judge lashed out at the offender's Orthodox community for "a communal attitude that seems to impose greater opprobrium on the victims than the perpetrator." With his stinging critique, Judge Gustin Reichbach placed himself at the center of a fierce debate in the Orthodox community over how best to police the problem of pedophilia.

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Justice, Children, Orthodox Judaism, Abuse, Crime

Name of Publication: The Jewish Week

Editor: Rosenblatt, Gary

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Coverage: New York , United States

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Winston, Hella. Judge: Orthodox Protect Abusers, Not Victims. The Jewish Week. The Jewish Week. 9 October 2009: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=9964


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