Monday, 4 November 2013

Hanging Our Heads in Shame, By R Asher Bush

«The past few years have provided the Orthodox Jewish community with far too many embarrassing moments, when seemingly good members were shown to have acted in ways that were anything but good. Most cases were matters of personal greed and corruption; a few went much farther. But none of those painful situations come close to the desecration of the name of Heaven and the name of the Jewish People like a recent scandal in which a handful of individuals were arrested for kidnapping and violence in coercing a get. You may ask why I consider this episode to be worse than others. I say this because the crimes reported by law enforcement authorities and in the media do not represent the deeds of a few but in large part the failings of the community.»
The Tears of the Oppressed

Kol Tuv,

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