The virulent tone in the article smacks of a bitter person more than it does conveying well thought through opinion. The facts lend to both criticizing Takana and/or commending the group. But the alternatives available need to be better described and effectiveness of Takana?s approach should have been given more credibility. The range of people overseeing the cases that come before Takana are not only rabbis and their concern aims to address a complex situation relating to victim and accused abusers all within the broader context of a community. The fact that the attorney general was informed from the outset shows that Takana was not a vigilante organization trying to supersede state law. Their primary aim - protecting the public - was first brought to the legal authorities while dealing with it internally as well. If anything, the failure for the legal system to address this (evidenced by the AG inaction) confirms the need for an extra layer of justice and enforcement...
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from the article: Sexual assault punished differently among religious, secular Jews