Wayward clergy by the numbers: Is it rampant or an aberration?

By Eugene L. Meyer, Richard Greenberg

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), January 2007

How extensive is the problem of clergy sex abuse in the Jewish community? It depends which criteria are used as a yardstick. One possible gauge is the volume of abuse complaints that have been adjudicated by the ethics panels of the major religious denominations. Judging by the tiny caseload, the problem appears to be negligible -- unless, of course, wrongdoing by rabbis and other clergymen is underreported, as some observers maintain.

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Abuse, Data, Clergy, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) Investigative Series: Reining in Abuse

Editor: Greenberg, Richard , Meyer, Eugene L.

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Meyer, Eugene L. Greenberg, Richard. Wayward clergy by the numbers: Is it rampant or an aberration?. Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) Investigative Series: Reining in Abuse. Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). January 2007: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=9952


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