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De rabbijnvoyeur: 45 dagen cel per naakte vrouw

, Max Pam

Rabbijn Barry Freundel is geen onbekende in deze rubriek.

Hij zette de webcam van de synagoge aan in de ruimte waar vrouwen ritueel gaan baden. Zo kreeg hij 52 vrouwen naakt op tape. Maar de rechter veroordeelde hem tot 45 dagen per naakte vrouw. Hij moet dus dik zes jaar de cel in.

En er was 17 jaar tegen hem geëist!

Hij bood wel zijn excuses aan. Hier een verslag in The Washington Post:
“How could I have been so incredibly blind, so unaware of my impact on others? I ask myself that question every day,” Freundel wrote in his apology letter. “I became a rabbi precisely because I wanted to help people, as well as being drawn to the depth and the scholarship of Judaism, and I have tainted that miserably.” Freundel’s case prompted debate regionally, nationally and internationally about the treatment of converts and about women’s leadership in Orthodox Judaism. In Orthodox Judaism, rabbis must be men. He asked for forgiveness from other rabbis and Orthodox scholars, who he said would have to “fight harder than normal” to uphold Jewish standards for observance. “There is no excuse for what I’ve done,” he wrote”.

En hier op een Amerikaanse zender, die Jews On Television heet: