Audio: Rabbi Zweibel Discusses Reporting Child Abusers to Police


chaim-dovid-zweibel-1[Audio below.] The devoted and dedicated askan, Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zweibel of Agudas Yisroel of America, appeared on Talkline with Zev Brenner on Motzoei Shabbos on WMCA 570am and on WRKL 910am. Rabbi Zweibel discussed reporting child abusers to police. Listeners had the opportunity to call in with their questions and their comments.

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  1. vehatzneiah leches im elokecha

    may we all have the sechel to deal with this properly.

    Rabbi Zweibel, keep up your avodas hakodesh

  2. Let’s simplify this:
    If you SEE your child, or any child, being molested, you must go to the police immediately and report it.
    If your child tells you speicifcally that he/she was molested, detailing the event, you must go to the police immediately and report it.
    If your child tell you in a round-about manner, without specifics, that he/she was molested, speak to you Rabbi.
    If you suspect that molestation has or is taking place, speak to you Rabbi.

  3. #6. You have it right. The problem is, the abused will almost never speak up out of fear and shame; so to say the kid says it in a roundabout way is insane.

    BTW, when was the last time a witness saw abuse taking place?!

  4. #6 – I dont agree. Thats your interpretation. The whole idea is that you need to ask a Rav what is Raglayim Ledavar. You decided on your own. Seeing something certainly is. More than that, you are presenting your own psak.