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August 21, 2013

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Davidson

since the victims have successfully proven that they have suffered physical abuse from motti elon, it might be possible to file a legal suit against drukman and his buddies for additional emotional distress suffered as a result of his high profile support for their tormentor. they could also try to establish legally, that drukman knew of eilon's habits whilst wilfully ignoring the abuse, like he did when complaints against kopelowitz were brought to him in the years that boys at netiv meir high school were being buggered by their most charismatic teacher. it probably wont work, but in israel, the only effective method to get public officials to assume responsibility for their words and actions is by dragging them into a court of law and getting them to reach into their own pockets to pay legal expenses.

Jake

The two Roshei yeshiva of Gush were R Lichtenstein and r. Amital.
Lots of rabbis gives give shiurim in yeshivot. Not everyone is the Rosh yeshiva, many can be Roshei Yeshiva.

This is a religious Zionist yeshiva not a modern orthodox yehsiVa.
Peope go there serve in the army and a time time while studying there.

Esther

Well done, Rabbi Melchior. Drukman is unfit to lead a chain gang. He has brought the entire Zionist-Religious movement into profound disrepute by his unabashed support for a repeat pedophile.

Yosef ben Matitya

oops Square sorry

James Deen | August 21, 2013 at 01:07 PM

I googled & can't find a ref except -not convincing- ref of R' Melchior being the alter ego of R' Amital at M E I M A D.
More convincing as far as I am concerned is a friend of mine, a YHE alumni some 15 years ago, who told me that while he considered r' Melchior as his Mori verabbi, he differed completely with him in political matters.

Yosef ben Matitya

James Deen | August 21, 2013 at 01:07 PM

I googled & can't find a ref except -not convincing- ref of R' Melchior being the alter ego of R' Amital at YHE.
More convincing as far as I am concerned is a friend of mine, a YHE alumni some 15 years ago, who told me that while he considered r' Melchior as his Mori verabbi, he differed completely with him in political matters.

Manuel Ferrara

"R' Melchior was .... the head of Yeshivat Har Etzion THE top MO yeshiva in Israel....."


You are mixing him up with rabbi Yehuda Amital who was the rosh yeshiva of Har Etzion and a fellow Meimad party member.

Yosef ben Matitya

Pard | August 21, 2013 at 11:27 AM

the man u are talking to, is a rabid fool.
R' Melchior was the chief Rabbi of Norway, the head of Yeshivat Har Etzion THE top MO yeshiva in Israel, and an Israeli government minister.
who does your foolish interlocutor thinks he is?

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Jake,

Would you want your children being taught religious values by a convicted sex offender?

Award the employer for hiring a convicted sex offender in his school?

Odd.

Jake

Norman
Yes

Melchior is a nobody in Israeli politics and Israeli Rabbinics.

Maybe rabbi Druckman should be given a award for finding a outlet and a method to let a failed man continue to work in a guarded and safe way for children.

No matter how much Shmarya would publish he wouldn't have 1/20 on the back story of R Druckmans work for the Jewish people over the last 50 years.

S M L

There's Israeli law and then there's Haredi practice which trumps all.

Whether this rabbi sees Hamas thru rose colored glasses or not doesn't in the least detract from the rightness of his rejection of the request that he effectively endorse Druckman, a man who sees nothing wrong with having an abuser teaching under his aegis, in his institution. When he's right he's right even if he's naive as to geopolitical realities.

Yosef ben Matitya

A Rabbi with balls. What a pleasant novelty in this day and age. Kol HaKavod.

Amen!

SkepticalYid

That does not mean he is wrong it means that he need to go out more often.
Posted by: James Deen | August 21, 2013 at 03:45 AM

How many of these Islamic leaders have you met personally?

Manuel Ferrara

Malchior is too extreme to be taken seriously by anybody outside the extreme left wing.

Last year he claimed that extremist Islamic leaders including the leaders of Hamas are ready for peaceful co-existence with Israel, and he added that he has "yet to meet with somebody who is not willing to make peace" with the Jewish state of Israel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Melchior#cite_note-5

That does not mean he is wrong it means that he need to go out more often.

Edith

A Rabbi with balls. What a pleasant novelty in this day and age. Kol HaKavod.

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