Another scandal. Another rabbi/educator accused of all kinds of outrageous, inappropriate behavior with female students. This time it is severe enough that rabbis who live across the world, in Israel, New York and Los Angeles, and who span the Modern OrthodoxChareidiChasiddishe spectrum, have come together to sign a letter warning the public to stay away. This time the person involved is thought to have performed hundreds (!) of indecent acts and to have ruined countless lives.
And yet with all the talking, I feel that the real issue is not being spoken about at all. And therefore, despite my deep reluctance to write publicly about any person or place, I want to tell another part of this story.
Click here to continue reading Another scandal: Let’s not miss the point this time around, by Shayna Goldberg, Times of Israel Blog, June 23, 2016.
Shayna Goldberg teaches both Israeli and American students in the Beit Midrash l'Nashim-Migdal Oz which Is part of Yeshivat Har Etzion. She made aliyah with her family to Alon Shvut in July 2011 after working as a Yoetzet Halacha in New Jersey and teaching in Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School.