That said, it is to Penn State’s credit that they have accepted responsibility for their actions (or lack of them) in their own sex abuse scandal. They are going to bite the $60 million dollar bullet and have admitted that they were wrong to cover it up. They have also taken away any honor they had given to a man once identified as the epitome of their value system. I only wish that Orthodox rabbinic leaders would do the same. I don’t think we should concede the moral high ground to Penn State.
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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