A $60 million fine. All wins from 1998 through last season voided. No post-season bowl games for four years. All football players can transfer to any other school that will accept them with no penalty and no red shirt year. Scholarships slashed. College athletics has responded decisively to the enabling and coverup of child rape and child sexual abuse. Why can't haredim?
The NCAA has just leveled devasting and unprecidented penalties on Penn State for its coverup of assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's child rape and child sexual abuse.
In haredi terms, men who play little boy's "goyischer" games were able to decisively and firmly deal with child rape committed by one of their own.
On the other hand, haredi rabbis and their umbrella organizations have done nothing to approach the NCAA's heroic actions. Alleged child molesters still walk the halls of haredi yeshivas. Convicted pedophiles are hailed as "scholars." And no haredi schools or rosh yeshivas have been penalized in any way – even in a symbolic way – for enabling and coverig up child rape and child sexual abuse.
What is it, 'holy' rabbis?
Are the 'lowest' of the "treife" secular universities more honest, more responsible and more decent human beings than you are?
And what about the Modern Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews who donate to haredi institutions?
Would we tolerate and approve of people who donate to Penn State and the NCAA if both were covering up and enabling child sexual abuse and child rape, or if both had failed to do "teshuva," to repent and accept punishment for bad acts?
No, we would not.
So why do we approve of Jews who do the same with haredi schools and institutions?
We need to institute our own sanctions on haredi schools and institutions. No more donations. No participation in haredi run events like the upcoming Siyum HaShas.
Or are we also less moral, less caring and less responsible than the 'goyicher' NCAA?