Should we laugh or cry? An assistant
"rabbiette" from Melbourne's Reform Temple is "delving into
Jewish sources" - quoting Shas and Poskim about the "religious
obligation" to report child abuse allegations. The hypocrisy is mind-boggling.
[Just to make it clear, AJNWatch does not at all disagree
with her conclusions about this sad and tragic issue and we accept the Psak
Halacha of the gedolei hador, Rav Wosner, Rav Elyashiv, Rab M Shafran and
others, that abuse claims should at the first instance be referred to the police
and those authorities who are legally qualified and trained to investigate and
handle these charges.
Having said that,] we express our incredulity at the
unbelievable gall of a Reform clergyperson piously lecturing us and referring
to the Chazal, Rambam, Rema and even Rav Eliezer Waldenberg.
(The same condemnation, by the way, goes to the AJN and its
editor. Zeddy Lawrence really couldn't find a more suitably qualified writer,
ie, an Orthodox Torah observing rabbi to state the Halachic case? Does anyone
doubt that eg, Zeddy's brother. Sydney's Rabbi Jeremy couldn't have given the
But seeing that you are "delving into Jewish
sources", why don't you, Madam Rabbi, tell us what all of them have to say
about the lifestyles of you parishioners and indeed members of the clergy of
the Reform religion? Eg, the desecration of the Shabbat, intermarriage and/or consumption
of Nevelot uTreifot? Indeed deleting almost the entire body of Halacha!
Or maybe you can inform us of their views regarding the way
that you have duped hundreds of thousands of naive gentiles into believing that
your hocus-pocus ceremony in a "Temple" transforms them into Jews. And how they then
marry them to trusting but ignorant "Kosher" Jews who have no idea
that Halachically their new spouse isn't Jewish at all. And in cases where the
'convert' is female, neither are her children. Though, as this blog has
previously revealed, being a 100% gentile is no holdback from becoming a rabbiette
- as is a colleague of yours (an
unconverted daughter of an unconverted gentile woman). We wonder what any of
the "Jewish sources" you quote would say upon hearing that not being
Jewish is no bar to being employed as Temple clergy.
Seriously, you sure have a nerve lecturing on what "Jewish
sources" decree. Sources that you and your colleagues have disregarded and
defied from the day that the deformed Reform idea was launched.
In addition to the reader having to endure your disingenuousness
you mislead and deceive by 'cherry=picking' both your Rambams and your Chillul
Hashems. This is unforgiveable.
You sanctimoniously quote Rambam thus:
but completely and deliberately overlook a few paragraphs
on, where he so perfectly describes the appalling Chillul Hashem (and
immeasurable damage) that you Reform clergypeople have been responsible for for
almost 2 centuries - promoting assimilation and spiritually destroying vast segments
Read here what else the Rambam has to say about Chillul
Hashem and put his words in your next AJN article.
By the way, we wonder, seeing that Kim is such an expert
on the Rambam, did she happen to notice how she and her religion contravene and
corrupt thousands and thousands of edicts stated in that very same Mishnah
Torah? How could she not feel hypocritical when writing that article?
Furthermore, seeing that you are in to Psika of Rav
Waldenberg maybe you could bring yourself to be honest enough to tell us about
his views on you and all other Reform "rabbis" and about the
caricature and mockery of Judaism that your version of religion has created.