Fire Sex Abuser Rabbi, New Petition Says
Above: Rabbi Haim Druckman
In light of the conviction (7th August 2013) and sentencing (18th December 2013) by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court of prominent Rabbi Motty Elon on two counts of forceful sexual assault upon a minor, we deplore the decision of Rabbi Chaim Druckman, a senior leader within the global National Religious movement, to retain Rabbi Elon as a teacher at Yeshivat Ohr Etzion.
Rabbi Druckman’s statements in the media, in which he specifically questions the veracity of the Court’s rulings, undermine the judicial system and sends an ominous message to our community, especially the youth of the global B’nei Akiva movement – of which Rabbi Druckman is the spiritual head – that victims of child sexual abuse who speak up will not be believed by their rabbinical leadership.
We therefore call upon Rabbi Druckman to terminate Rabbi Elon’s employment in any capacity at the Yeshiva.
We also call upon Rabbi Druckman to retract his denunciation of the Court’s ruling, and we appeal to the National Religious political and religious leadership, both in Israel and around the world, to condemn Rabbi Druckman’s actions, which bring shame upon the National Religious sector, and the broader Jewish community.
We believe that the protection of our children and youth must be paramount for all educational and youth organizations.
You can sign here.