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Were the directors independent of the CEO? Did they violate their fiduciary responsibilities? This is not the first time that a Jewish charity has run into financial difficulties. No one should make contributions to this charity until the current directors are replaced with completely independent directors and the audit firm fired and replaced by another one. Not one penny of contribution. Too much sleaze and dishonesty.
The following article appeared in YNet News on Feb 10. "Women want Jerusalem modesty signs removed." "After Beit Shemesh residents win battle against signs disrespecting women, Jerusalem councilwoman and two social activists call on mayor to remove offensive signs from capital's haredi neighborhoods." When the ultra-orthodox disrespect women and behave in a misogonistic way, especially towards non ultra-orthodox women, they deserve criticism.
Azkenamer, you often try to divert the discussion away from the ultra orthodox by criticizing the non orthodox, but every reader knows that is an ineffective argument. Why don't you address the issue directly?
Quite frankly, I don't care that de Blaiso doesn't agree. He would sell his soul for votes.
If true, if Rabbi Twersky was any kind of leader, he would protect the children of his community ahead of protecting its cultural norms. Most readers of the Forward have no knowledge of the ultra-orthodox child abuse scandal in Australia currently being investigated by a Australian Royal Commission. It's a shonda.
Many ultra-orthodox communities disrespect women and treat them in misognistic ways. In some ultra-orthodox communities, child abusers are protected at the expense of their children. Some ultra-orthodox communities vilify, threaten and shun parents of abuse victims who go to the police. Some ultra-orthodox rabbis protect abusers, effectively permiting them to abuse other children. Are you aware of the huge scandal currently occuring in the Chabad community in Australia? You should read about it. It will make you sick.
In many ultra-orthodox communities, children are not given a secular education which permits them to go out and get a job to effectively support their large families. In fact, in many ultra-orthodox communities, because the husband does not work, the family needs to rely on welfare provided by taxes paid by those who do work. I could go on and on. These are not my cultural norms. These are not the cultuural norms of those Jews who are modern orthodox. Are they any less Jewish that the ultra-orthodox?
By the way, both my children married Jewish spouses and belong to synagogues, as do my wife and I (conservative). You don't need to share any of the cultural norms of the ultra-orthodox to be Jewish.