Tempest in the Temple
Jewish Communities and Child Sex Scandals
Amy Neustein, ed.

Brandeis University Press



Contents

Foreword – Rabbi Dr. Elliot N. Dorff
• Preface – Rabbi Dr. Jeremy Rosen
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
BREAKING VOWS
UNHOLY WATERS: How a Massachusetts Synagogue Found Its Way to Shore after a Sex Abuse Scandal, a Prosecution, and a Lawsuit – As Narrated by the Synagogue’s Rabbi and Its Legal Counsel – Loel Weiss & Mark Itzkowitz
• CROSSING THE LINE:
What Makes a Rabbi Violate Sexual Boundaries – And What Can be Done about It? – Michelle Friedman
• STRAYING THE COURSE:
Can Jewish and Secular Leadership Archetypes Rein in Religious Leaders? – Erica Brown
SACRIFICING VICTIMS
OUT OF THE JEWISH CLOSET: Facing the Hidden Secrets of Child Sex Abuse – And the Damage Done to Victims – Joyana Silberg & Stephanie Dallam
• A COMMUNITY OF CO-ENABLERS:
Why Are Jews Ignoring Traditional Jewish Law by Protecting the Abuser? – Mark Dratch
• THE FUGITIVE AND THE FORGOTTEN:
Cracking the Cold Case of Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz – Michael Lesher
• MY CROSS TO BEAR: H
ow I Challenged the Catholic Church Hierarchy to Atone for Their Sins against Me and Other Abuse Victims – Barbara Blaine •LET ME KNOW THE WAY
JUSTICE INTERRUPTED: How Rabbis Can Interfere with the Prosecution of Sex Offenders – And Strategies for How to Stop Them – Amy Neustein & Michael Lesher
• PEDOPHILES AND PENITENCE:
Whom to Banish, Whom to Support – Helping Jewish Communities Make the Right Choices – Robert Weiss
• Epilogue – Professor Dane S. Claussen
• Contributors •Index




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