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    • Marti Leebhoff
    • 02.07.13 | 12:18 (IDT)

    I am posting this with many mixed emotions such as: anger, validation, and frustration but mostly anger. No matter how courageous this admittance is by Rabbi Lamm for his acknowledgment of his irresponsible behavior in confronting the sexual abuse that occurred in his institution over 30 years ago, this statement is really too little and too late. Many people suffered and have continued to suffer because of Mr Lamm and other "Rabbis" behavior, their choice to ignore such damaging crimes against Jewish people. Moreover this announcement is too small on the part of the rest of the Organized Jewish Religious leaders and institutions. One may say good job, Mr. Lamm for admitting that you made a mistake, but this was no little mistake this was a misuse of power! So no, I can not say good for you. You, who once I so respected, I read your book, Hedge of Roses" when I got married. It is exactly this type of behavior,, this two faced behavior that has hijacked the spiritual beauty of Judaism. Shame on you and on those leaders and supporters of such leaders who continue to rule, educated, lead the Jewish people, not for what is spiritually correct, but for the gain of power, financial and status. Shame on You. Unfortunately, wagging my finger and saying Shame on you is not enough! When will this misuse of power, this blatant corruption under the auspices of orthodox Judaism stop???? I can only hope that your coming forth may be the beginning of confronting this evil behavior that is conveniently hidden under the disguise of Religious Judaism.

    from the article: Rabbi Norman Lamm's letter of resignation from Yeshiva University
    First published 20:09 01.07.13 | Last updated 20:09 01.07.13
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