Analysis || Rabbi Elon's conviction reflects Israel's splintered religious Zionist community
The claim that the community constitutes a unified 'public’ is a thing of the past. It has divided into several tribes.
The verdict by Judge Hagit Mack-Kalmanovitch can be summed up in a sentence: Rabbi Mordechai Elon indeed committed forcible indecent acts against a student. But the implications of his conviction are a much larger story than one rabbi’s crimes and one student’s tragedy. The verdict decides the outcome of...
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