The victim “told The Jewish Chronicle that after reporting the crimes to the police, rabbis refused to acknowledge her suffering, her family were driven from their synagogue and that kosher shops refused to serve them.” An anti-abuse activist from Israel highlights the role in the girl’s abuse, and also in the abuse of the activist, of “Jewish law concepts such as lashon hora [gossip and damaging statements] and mesirah [a prohibition upon a Jew informing upon another Jew to a secular authority] to communication about and reporting of child sexual abuse, and the practice of shunning.”
Leaders of a Chabad community in London on Sunday said the hassidic group will not use a new Torah scroll loaned to it by a convicted child sex offender that it had been due to house temporarily.
The completion of the scroll and its contribution by Menachem Mendel Levy was celebrated in an event in Golders Green last Monday.
Levy was recently released from prison after completing a three-year sentence for two counts of sexual assault against a teenage girl.
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United Kingdom (GB) is estimated to have a population of 65.1 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.6% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2 million.