The MSM have familiarized us with the terrible pedophilia and pederasty of Catholic clergy — and rightly so.
But little is said or known about the much worse pedophilia by Orthodox Jewish rabbis and other authority figures — pedophilia that is blatant, takes place in public in Jewish bathhouses (mikvah), and has the support of powerful rabbis and the rabbinical court.
Below is an account of what a principled rabbi, Nuchem Rosenberg, discovered and how he was vilified, ostracized, and physically assaulted by his own religious community. According to Rosenberg and others, more than half of young boys in Brooklyn, New York’s Hasidic (Orthodox Jew) community are sexually abused by male authority figures, including rabbis, school teachers, and even their fathers (His account is in the original article). ..
(The following should give you some idea how systemic this is in the Orthodox Jewish community beyond Brooklyn.)
[…] Michael Lesher, a practicing Jew who has investigated Orthodox sex abuse and represented abuse victims […] noted that the infamous Rabbi Elior Chen, convicted in 2010 in what was arguably Israel’s worst case of serial child abuse, is still defended in public statements by leading ultra-Orthodox rabbis. “The Child-Rape Assembly Line,” Vice, Nov. 11, 2013
In Feb. 2011, Rabbi Elior Chen was sentenced to 24 years in prison for abusing and ordering the abuse of eight children, which included beatings with clubs and hammers, kicks to the head, severe shaking, burning, being handcuffed and stuffed in a suitcase, food and sleep deprivation, being forced to eat feces, and being forced to stand outside in the cold naked. One of the children remains in a vegetative state to this day due to the abuse. Chen’s followers blindly admired him and obeyed him unquestioningly. Their abuse of the children was at his express command. (Source) …
[…] Michael also notes that the problem is not confined to the extremists. “The same patterns of victim-blaming, covering up, idealizing the rabbis so that cover-ups aren’t even acknowledged, are found all across the spectrum of Orthodoxy,” he told me. “The Orthodox left was shamefully slow to react to Rabbi Baruch Lanner‘s abuse or to the similar case of Rabbi Mordechai Elon.” Rabbi Lanner, a former New Jersey yeshiva high school principal, was found guilty in 2000 of sexually abusing dozens of teenage students over the decades of his tenure. Rabbi Elon, who had publicly denounced homosexuality, was convicted last August on two counts of forcible sexual assault on a male minor, following several years of reports of his abuse of young boys. … “The Child-Rape Assembly Line,” Vice, Nov. 11, 2013
The child-sex abuses by Catholic priests came to light only because the victims and their families sued the Catholic Church.
But in the case of Orthodox Jews, who will be the litigants? As the article points out, parents who even so much as complain, are punished and ostracized by their “religious” community which, for Hasidics (the community of Nuchem Rosenberg), would mean everyone they know.
See Also: Systematic Ritual Murder