What a great set-up for a “Frum” abuser. Don’t believe the lying OTD victim with an agenda to destroy our Torah ways. Believe the accused – an obviously Frum Jew who was only trying to help this poor girl! (See Dr. Salter’s 1st and 2nd points above).
Imagine that! someone goes OTD because they were sexually molested or abused and then cannot be believed because they are no longer Frum. It’s always a win for the “Frum” abuser that way.
Now I don’t know if the victim was at risk before this happened to her or not. But that doesn’t make any difference. All that matters is the truth. And Rabbi Weberman has no more believably than does the victim.
Like I said. Innocent until proven guilty. But I trust the judgment of people who are knowledgeable about the case. People like Rabbi Horowitz who has researched the facts of this case and is so convinced of Rabbi Weberman’s guilt that he is spending his own valuable time at that trial in support of the victim. I am also aware of other victims who are afraid to come out publicly for fear of repercussions both to themselves and their families.
In any case, my thoughts and prayers are with the victim. Here is my message to the victim – posted on Rabbi Horowitz’s website:
The Torah of Israel is with the victim. G-d will not take lightly the evil perpetrated by the likes of a Rasha like Weberman.
Stay strong and true. Do not waver in your resolve to see this through to the end. Don’t let the lies hurled about you get in the way of the truth. Don’t let it deter you.
The truth will then prevail and Weberman will get the justice he deserves in both this world – and certainly the next!
If you are successful here, you will not only be helping your own cause. You will be helping the cause other victims – both past and present (and G-d forbid future victims) but you will be helping the cause of the entirety of the Jewish people.
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About the Author: Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses Hashkafa and news events of the day - from a Centrist perspctive and a philosphy of Torah U'Mada. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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