Community Responses to Members Indicted of Crimes

By Mark Dratch

Yeshiva University (YU), May 2010

How do we treat synagogue members who have been accused of financial misconduct, sexual or physical abuse, or other crimes? Are they welcome in shul? Do they lead services? The answer is not simple. One the one hand, they may well be innocent and the facts of the case have yet to be confirmed. On the other hand, if the allegations prove to be true, honoring them is akin to disgracing God.

Topic: Morality, Congregations and Synagogues, Communal Responsibility, Policy, Justice, Ethics, Abuse, Crime, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Chavrusa Magazine

Page Number(s): 18-20

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Dratch, Mark. Community Responses to Members Indicted of Crimes. Chavrusa Magazine. Yeshiva University (YU). May 2010: 18-20.


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