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IRF Statement in Support of Victims of Abuse

Friday, December 27, 2013

In the wake of the conclusion of the trial of Rabbi Motti Elon in the Israeli court system, and the explicit findings of the respected Takanah Forum, the International Rabbinic Fellowship today reaffirms its support for the victims of sexual harassment and abuse.

It strongly supports the call by the Beit Hillel rabbinic organization, and other leading figures in Israeli society such as Minister of the Economy Naftali Bennet, calling on all educational institutions to refrain from hosting R. Elon to deliver lectures and teach Torah to their students, particularly in light of his refusal to acknowledge his inappropriate actions and behavior.