Rabbi Yisroel Belsky

Orthodox Groups Under Fire From Within For Inaction On Defender Of Pedophile

Two leading rabbis call out OU, say community “has a long way to go” on dealing with abuse.

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Two prominent Orthodox rabbis — one a former president of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) — spoke out forcefully this past week on the need for transparency and justice on sexual abuse in the community, and criticized the Orthodox Union (OU) and the RCA for not taking a stronger stand against a well-known rabbinic authority on kashrut who defended a confessed pedophile.

When Kosher Is Treif

Scandals like Doheny are rare, but not unheard of.


Less than a day before the start of Passover, the phone rang at the Brooklyn home of Rabbi Yisroel Belsky. On the line were concerned members of the Rabbinical Council of California, a rabbinical association in Los Angeles that provides kosher certification, among other services.

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