January 30, 2013

The Rabbi I Thought I Knew

Rick Schwartz, Washington Post

I suppose it was inevitable.

For years, I’d read about scandals in various religious communities with a sense of growing dread. The words jumped out as sensationalized headlines: cover-ups, Christians, schools, Muslims, churches, evangelists, lawsuits, Mormons, statute of limitations, victims, settlements. The details of individual cases provided unimaginable horrors and secrets, broken trusts and shattered childhoods.

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TAGGED: Jews, Sexual Abuse, Rabbi


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