This story brought out the anti-religion crowd of commenters at the Daily Mail. How you go from one rabbi accused of taboo sex to condeming all religion is a giant step in irrationality as far as I’m concerned.
A child rape case involving a prominent rabbi accused of assaulting a teenage girl is casting a light on the harsh rules of a Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Nechemya Weberman is accused of fondling a young girl and forcing her to perform oral sex on him over the course of many years beginning when she was 12.
Prosecutors say the girl’s parents sent their rebellious daughter to him for counseling after she broke several rules of the strict Satmar Hasidic sect, including reading magazines like Cosmopolitan and People and wearing stockings that were too thin.
Rabbi Weberman, a respected leader of the small community, was supposed to be re-indoctrinating the girl and bringing her back to the ultra-conservative standards of the community after she was branded a ‘heretic.’
Instead, she told a counselor years later, he was abusing her.
‘When you think about it,’ assistant district attorney Kevin O’Donnell said, the alleged victim’s parents ‘were actually paying the defendant to have sex with their daughter.’
O’Donnell added that Weberman abused the girl, now age 17, ‘over and over again.’
The rabbi’s lawyers are fiercely denying the allegations. They say the girl made up the story to retaliate against him.
They say the girl went to police only after Weberman and her parents set up hidden cameras to secretly record the girl having sex with her boyfriend when she was still underage.
These Jews are a good example of a failure to assimilate. They should be forced, all of them, to go to their own country, which is Israel.
As to the guilt or innocence of the Rabbi, the court ought to delve into the holy writings of his sect. I suspect that it permits sex with underage girls. That wouldn’t be proof of his guilt, but in a rational world it would be powerful evidence.