What about Mendy's courageous victim, Yehudis Goldsobel? Yehudis endured years of abuse, first by Mendy, and then by the local Chabad community in which she was raised. How about standing with her, rather than with her abuser? Why should Yehudis be exposed to more pain and suffering by the same leaders and community who have already hurt her so much? Also, what message does this send to other victims and survivors of child sexual abuse within the Chabad community?
This is just disgraceful on so many levels. At least someone had the decency to remove the articles from the Chabad websites.
‘The second factor [that the Royal Commission believes contributed to the inadequate response by Chabad Australia] relates to the beliefs and practices of insular Chabad-Lubavitch communities, including the absence of sex education or awareness about child sexual abuse, the importance of maintaining standing in the community, the application of Jewish law concepts such as loshon horo and mesirah to communication about and reporting of child sexual abuse, and the practice of shunning.'
This immoral behaviour must stop immediately.