Because of the number of child sex abuse and rape cases it has seen rabbis mishandle, Ynet decided to do an undercover investigation to see how many state-employed chief rabbis of cities, towns and rural areas would tell alleged victims of child sex abuse not to report the crimes to police.
What was found may be shocking to people who do not follow Orthodox Judaism closely.
Ynet had a young woman pose as a girl who had been sexually assaulted or raped by her rabbi, teacher or the father of a good friend, and it had another woman pose as the mother of young son who had been sexually abused.
Almost all of the 27 state-employed rabbis investigated – the vast majority haredim but some Zionist Orthodox and some very prominent – ordered each woman not to report the crimes to police.
The exposé is far too long to translate now, but you can see it in Hebrew here.
[Hat Tip: Joel Katz.]