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  • Reply to: Riverdale’s ‘Open Secret’ Goes Public   1 day 15 min ago

    The issue is his taking advantage of impressionable teenage boys, not grown men in their late 20s. As with most clergy in similar situations, we cannot allow his accomplishments -- many to be sure -- to overshadow his mistakes.

  • Reply to: Riverdale’s ‘Open Secret’ Goes Public   1 day 23 min ago

    A prominent rabbinical figure in our community once told me "that rabbanim must be squeaky clean, period".

    The alleged handling of this matter by RJC, RCA & YU raises very, very serious questions about the competency of our community's leadership.

    This is a very grave matter.

  • Reply to: Riverdale’s ‘Open Secret’ Goes Public   1 day 44 min ago

    I hate this . Where is the regret from RJC or the apology FROM THE RABBI to the community for this disruptive incident. I COULD NOT SLEEP LAST NIGHT.

  • Reply to: Riverdale’s ‘Open Secret’ Goes Public   1 day 48 min ago

    I am disappointed by RJR statement published above. It is only a political deflection of the issue and seems to embody the alleged arrogance that led to this brouhaha. So far there has been no meaningful statement from anyone at RJC to alleviate the tension. Where is the public relations that is so desperately needed ? As far as I can perceive, Friedman is not yet advising the rabbi well. I would like to see or hear some capitulation on the part of the Rabbi or the board of RJC. HELLO....no apology or consolation to the disrupted community at large ? I could not sleep last night

  • Reply to: Riverdale’s ‘Open Secret’ Goes Public   1 day 1 hour ago

    Right, b/c spanking is equal to child molestation, you idiot.