To report or not to report? There is no question.

Aguda has played with words on this issue for a long time. It seems they are all words and no action. The Law, however, has different and more transparent standards. See this article.

Author: pitputim

I'm a computer science professor in Melbourne, Australia. I skylark as the band leader/singer for the Schnapps band. My high schooling was in Chabad and I continued at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel.

2 thoughts on “To report or not to report? There is no question.”

  1. It has become clear to me that most (non-modern) orthodox Rabbonim do not want victims to go to the police at all.

    I am sure we will never, ever see a psak from Rabbi Telsner or Beck saying it is ok to go the polce l’chatchila. Rabbi Smukler says it’s ok, but people will listen to their Rov not the principal of the school. And so the cover-ups continue. Mrs Leifer was not that long ago and even if none of the victims wanted to go to the police, the school should have.

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  2. I understood R’ Elyashiv’s p’sak to imply that mandatory reporters must report in accordance with secular law as they are “servants of the king”. Was I wrong to understand it this way? If so, why does he have this lengthy digression about royal authority versus tikun olam?

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