Child sex abuse royal commission: Jewish victims ‘shunned after making allegations’
Ultra-orthodox Jews believed it was a sin to report allegations of child sexual abuse to the police, and shunned those who did, a royal commission has heard.
Some victims in Melbourne and Sydney said they were subjected to ultra-orthodox interpretations of Jewish laws which made it a sin to give evidence against fellow Jews to secular bodies, like the police.
At least three people, including a rabbi, have been convicted of multiple offences of sexual abuse at Jewish schools or centres. …
Anton Block, president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, said victims were often shunned after making allegations of child abuse.
“In my view to shun is to be complicit in the abuse that has been perpetrated on the victim and there is no place for that in our society whatsoever,” he said. …
Alleging abuse was ‘unlawful gossip’
Counsel assisting Naomi Sharp said the commission was told the hearing would examine how principles of Jewish law were now being applied to child sexual abuse allegations.
“The royal commission found there was considerable evidence that some members of the Chabad-Lubavitch community in both Melbourne and Sydney believed that alleging another Jewish person may have sexually abused a child is engaging in ‘loshon horo’, unlawful gossip, and that such conduct is against Jewish law,” she said.
“In some cases victims and their families experienced such severe ostracism and shunning that they felt unable to remain in their community.”
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