Child sex abuse inquiry: Victims angry Orthodox Jewish authority intervening in Melbourne school’s response

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An advocate for victims of sexual abuse at a Melbourne Jewish school has expressed outrage at news the global headquarters of the orthodox movement is seeking to intervene in the school’s response to the royal commission into child sexual abuse.

Key points:

  • Chabad-Lubavitch movement headquarters warns Yeshivah Centre it will not accept any changes
  • Victims advocate accuses them of a lack of response to sexual abuse revelations
  • Concerns raised that the intervention will halt changes to the centre’s management

The New York office of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement has written to the trustees of the Melbourne Yeshivah Centre warning that it will not accept any change to the hierarchical authority under which the centre was established.

The Yeshivah Centre has defended its review process, saying it is an open one.

Manny Waks was sexually abused at Melbourne’s ultra-orthodox Yeshivah College over several years in the 1980s and ’90s.

He has criticised the Chabad headquarters for its lack of response to the sexual abuse revelations.

Finally, we saw it after the royal commission and after some of the reforms that were being announced that we would see the changes that we so desperately sought over many years, but now it’s all coming unstuck again.

Manny Waks

He is furious that a senior Rabbi from headquarters has written to the Yeshivah Centre trustees with a stern warning about its plans for reform.

“They are saying … they call the shots. That’s what they’re saying,” Mr Waks said.

“They’re saying … stop what you’re doing now, we’re coming to take over, you have no authority to make any changes … we will work with you but we are the ones that call the shots.”

The letter, sent last week, says a proposed restructure of the Yeshivah Centre has caused considerable alarm.

It warns there can be no any change to the overarching authority and asks the centre to delay any formal decisions until a group of Rabbis appointed by international headquarters have their say.

Mr Waks said that was unacceptable.

“To me and to many others that I’ve spoken to — quite a few victims over the last 24 hours — we are all in agreement that this is completely unacceptable and there’s a lot of anger and hurt over what is happening — this endless turmoil that is happening with the Yeshiva Centre.

“Finally we saw it after the royal commission and after some of the reforms that were being announced that we would see the changes that we so desperately sought over many years, but now it’s all coming unstuck again.”

Mr Waks said his concern was about the principle, but also that there would be no reforms because Chabad International would wish to keep control over the institution and appoint Rabbis who would have the final say.

“Even if some of these Rabbis are well qualified, with all sorts of experience and qualification … the reality is there is going to be a complete conflict of interest when you’ve got strongly aligned Chabad people completely running the show who will be reporting to New York, and that’s clearly an issue, ” he said.

He said he was concerned the changes that were urgently needed within the institution would be not just hampered but would not eventuate at all.

A spokesman for the Melbourne Yeshiva Centre said the trustees would adopt a corporate structure that reflects good governance and the principals of Chabad-Lubavitch.

He also said the centre’s review of its governance was open, transparent and collaborative.

Source

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-04/chabad-lubavitch-authority-intervenes-in-child-sex-abuse-review/7138634?section=vic

6 thoughts on “Child sex abuse inquiry: Victims angry Orthodox Jewish authority intervening in Melbourne school’s response

  1. 1: ALL PRIVATE SCHOOLS NEED TO BE SHUT DOWN.
    2: ALL PRIVATE SCHOOLS NEED TO BE TAXED JUST LIKE ANY OTHER BUSINESS.
    3: ALL PRIVATE SCHOOLS NEED TO HAVE THEIR VERY GENEROUS “GOVERNMENT” FUNDING WITHDRAWN IMMEDIATELY.
    4: SCHOOLS RUN BY ORGANIZED RELIGION SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO EXIST.
    SO WHY HAS THIS NOT HAPPENED ?
    ARE MUMMY AND DADDY PART OF THE PEDIPHILE RING THAT ABUSES THE STUDENTS …/?
    YOU SEE –
    THE STORIES OF CHILDREN ATTENDING PRIVATE SCHOOLS BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED ARE CONSTANT.
    SO –
    AS A LOVING PARENT OF A CHILD – WHY WOULD YOU SEND YOUR CHILD TO A SCHOOL THAT HAS A REPUTATION OF SEXUALLY ABUSING CHILDREN …/?
    IT STARTS AT HOME –
    13 years ago, I was in conversation wth a woman from aa Victorian ” child protection organisation”
    she said
    “THE MOTHER ALWAYS KNOWS”
    I could not believe this and said so,
    “THE MOTHER ALWAYS KNOWS AND EVEN PARTICIPATES” SHE REPLIED.
    Why is the Australian government tolerating unacceptable, deviant, behavior – AND LIP – from this crowd –
    SHUT THE BASTARDS DOWN & SEND THEM TO ISRAEL WHERE THEY CAN EVEN KILL EACH OTHER AND EVERYONE LOOKS THE OTHER WAY.
    In Israel the children are taught to hate & kill –
    THIS IS CHILD ABUSE –
    THESE CHILDREN WILL GROW UP LIKE JEFFERY DAMAHA & THAT IS MOST LIKELY THE AIM.
    MENTAL ILLNESS AMONGST ISRAELI YOUTH IS VERY HIGH
    DRUG ABUSE & ALCOHOL ABUSE IS VERY HIGH IN ISRAEL
    YOUTH SUICIDE IS SO PREVALENT IN ISRAEL THAT IT IS NOT FUNNY
    AND NO ONE CARES –
    HOW MANY AUSTRALIAN JEWISH KIDS END UP IN MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS OR IN COFFINS BECAUSE OF THE ABUSE THEY SUFFER AT THE HANDS OF THESE FILTHY – DEMENTED OLD MEN AND THEIR LACKEYS – I WONDER.
    IT IS A PEDOPHILE RING AND MUMMY BAKES FAIRY CAKES FOR THEM ON SUNDY.

  2. Why do we need ‘multiculturalism’?
    Multiculturalism has failed dismally and can only succeed by the power of the sword…. the sword of the most aggressive!…… not survival of the fittest but survival of the most devious.
    Why the fuck don’t people leave each other to their own cultures, accept their own and enjoy what they have?
    Not on your life as man is a psychopathic animal that destroys his own and gets off on it. (according to author Erich Fromm)
    In my meagre attempt to gain knowledge I feel I must agree with Mr Fromm!……. Gus

  3. It’s in the Jew Talmud as OK to have sex with young children….. can you believe that?
    I am talking about young children from 3-4 year old who do not reach the age of reason until around 10 year old.
    To attack a young child before they can understand what is happening is psychopathic to say the least and the sadists who do this are brain sick to also say the least…….. Gus

  4. The Jewish people have no rights more than those given by nature.
    This then means that we all humans have equal rights under the Law of nature.
    The Jews have a man created Talmud that states that the Jews are different and are some gods chosen who, via ordains, control the earth and all it’s riches.
    What a load of crap that these parasites have burdened the planet with and should you join these parasites and believe this then it is on your conscious….. if you have one?
    The only God is Nature…….. Gus

    “In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.”
    Robert Green Ingersoll

    1. The problem on planet earth has always been mans sad belief in some energy above himself.
      It is sad indeed as in his pathetic endeavour to emasculate his ego he created religions, not in a Gods likeness, but in his own.
      Respect is allusive as it represents a persons contribution to others and their needed response.
      Do we need response from others to earn respect or do we need to merely understand ourselves……. Gus

  5. The problem on planet earth has always been mans sad belief in some energy above himself.
    It is sad indeed as in his pathetic endeavour to emasculate his ego he created religions, not in a Gods likeness, but in his own.
    This is narcissistic as mans love for himself became God…… Gus

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