Larry Gordon, the editor of the Five Towns Jewish Times writes:
…These days perhaps one of the most widely read but also controversial frum bloggers is Unorthodox Jew. UOJ, as he is known, identifies himself as an attorney with a penchant to expose extreme cases of hypocrisy in frum Jewish life. His favorite subject is shedding light on what he feels is extreme dishonesty and double standards in Jewish life. He also can’t get enough of insisting that too many rabbinical leaders and organizations have no problem with sacrificing honesty and integrity in order to protect those within their ranks.
For the past two years he’s been extremely vocal and shockingly open about alleged cases of physical abuse that have risen to the surface of late in the community. He’s open and forthcoming about using people’s names, which is both rough and controversial. In the physical abuse cases, he says he is determined to protect Jewish children from abusers and does not understand why our leadership has not been more outspoken on the subject. No doubt it is a sensitive and even difficult subject matter; however, being a victim in a case like this is no doubt even more difficult than the need to talk about it.…
- UOJ has to my knowledge never claimed to be an attorney.
- UOJ has dealt primarily with cases of rabbinic sex abuse, especially rabbi-on-boy sex abuse, not physical abuse.
Gotta love those Jewish newspapers.
[Hat Tip: Dr. R-F.]