The jewish Orthodox community has a serious problem with pedophiles, so it should come as no surprise that many in this community have a vested interest in blocking New York’s Child Victims Act which aims to protect victims and witnesses to pedophilia:
It is for this reason that I am ashamed and angry when rabbis of my denomination undermine that mission by remaining silent on the Child Victims Act: Legislation that would significantly raise the statute of limitations on criminal and civil recourse for childhood sexual abuse and create a one-year look-back window to allow those who have been previously excluded to pursue their cases.
The fact that sexual abuse occurs within the Orthodox community is not news. The fact that some Orthodox rabbis cover up abuse, sadly, is also not news. What is disheartening, however, is Orthodox institutions who resist pursuing justice for victims and exposing abusers.
For the past 13 years, the Child Victims Act has been trapped in the New York State Legislature. Under Republican and Democratic leadership alike, the CVA has yet to become law. Why? Perhaps giving survivors a voice is not a priority for politicians. But there are also vocal opponents working against its passage.
The primary opponents of the CVA are the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America and the Orthodox organization Agudath Israel of America. All three are institutions who have struggled with child abuse issues in the past. And all three institutions have spent thousands of dollars lobbying against the Child Victims Act.
While many Orthodox and non-Orthodox rabbis publicly support the CVA, the Agudath and Church lobbyists have made stopping this bill a priority. They set up meetings with state Senators in Albany and in-district. They made it clear that if an elected official votes for the CVA, they will lose support.
In New York, if a child is sexually abused, he or she only has until age 23 to seek any criminal or civil recourse. This is one of the shortest statutes of limitations in the country.
It can take years, even decades, for a survivor to come forward and face the intense communal backlash and personal emotional pain. By then, it is often too late for any legal recourse. Perpetrators of child abuse often walk free due to a system that actively discourages people from coming forward.
What a shock that these Jews are threatening senators who may vote for a law to protect victims of pedophiles. Need we even ask why this isn’t a major news story? If there were evidence that the Catholics were threatening lawmakers to vote against this bill, the press would be in feeding frenzy mode, but since it involves Jews, the press stays quiet. No hypocrisy here, goyim, just keep scrutinizing your own priests, and don’t worry about the rabbis.
Besides not wanting to go to prison, these rabbis are also concerned that if the jewish community acknowledges the problem of pedophilia among jewish leadership, it will give “ammunition” to the antisemites, so they’d rather allow pedophiles to continue to victimize jewish children rather than risk being criticized. There are Jews who speak out against the pedophiles among them, but certainly not enough, and certainly not enough in the secular jewish media that has become a protection racket for jewish crime.