Here’s Rabbi Motti Elon walking away from the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem, December 18, 2013, after hearing his verdict. Elon, former head of Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem, was convicted of sexually assaulting two of his former students, in 2003 and 2005, and sentenced with 6 months of community service, 6 months suspended sentence and a payment of a little under $3,000 to his victims.
Alone he walks into the snow covered street, with his delusions of grandeur, a living lesson about hubris and pride.
He told reporters that he’s happy do do community service, since he’d been doing just that—community service—for 40 years.
In his own head, he’s done nothing wrong. A martyr, persecuted by a repressive system.
I bless him that while he endows his new flock with cleaner toilets, it will dawn on him one day that at some point his path had led him over the cliff.