February 8, 2015
Jews are having more trouble in the land down under!
A former director of an Orthodox Jewish school says he did not know it was a crime for an adult to touch a child’s genitals, the royal commission into child abuse has heard.
Rabbi Yosef Feldman was questioned about the way he dealt with abuse claims against a rabbinical student known as AVL at the Yeshivah Gedolah in Sydney in 2002.
Counsel assisting the Commission Maria Gerace asked: “did you understand that it was against the law for an adult to touch the genitals of another child?”
“I didn’t know that as a fact,” Rabbi Feldman answered.
The Commission heard AVL admitted lying down and massaging the child.
The rabbi said he “didn’t have a clue” that could be a criminal matter.
“My role in general is to look at things from a Jewish perspective, from a religious perspective,” Rabbi Feldman said.
“I’m not in the business of thinking about how society would deal with issues.”
In other words: “your goyim laws are so far below me I don’t even think about them. In our divine law given by our god, we are allowed to touch the genitals of children all we like.”