Prominent Israel Rabbi Indicted For Spousal And Child Abuse
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A prominent rabbi from southern Israel was indicted yesterday for physically abusing his wife and children, issuing terroristic threats and obstructing justice and his remand to custody was extended, Ha’aretz reported.
The rabbi – who has yet to be publicly named – was arrested last week after his wife told police that he punched her during an argument as her small children watched. The rabbi allegedly grabbed her and threw her on the floor, and then kicked and pummeled her there.
She was able to escape and lock herself in the bathroom but he allegedly threatened that if she did not come out, “what I did to you will be nothing compared to what I will do to you.”
But this was not the rabbi’s only incident of alleged abuse.
In another, the rabbi allegedly “struck his wife on the legs until she was unable to stand then asked her to make him food, during which time she had to lean on a broom so as not to fall,” Ha’aretz reported.
He also allegedly urinated on his wife.
The rabbi also allegedly beat, slapped and shook one of his small children.