The Rabbis Are Trying to Rehabilitate Chaim Walder's Image. Here's Why They Will Fail

Walder was accused of sexual assault, but upon his death he was upgraded by some Haredi leaders to the status of a martyr. The attempt to rehabilitate him will be another self-inflicted blow to the rabbis’ authority

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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There’s a long list of issues that the ultra-Orthodox media is forbidden to report on. At the top of the list is anything to do with sex. For example, when U.S. President Bill Clinton faced impeachment in the Monica Lewinsky affair, Yated Ne’eman, the daily newspaper of the Haredi “Lithuanian” stream, reported that Clinton was in danger of losing his job for lying.

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