Desi sex registration
“A warning to the citizens of Israel: JCW [Jewish Community Watch, an organization that monitors child sex abuse] has received credible information that [redacted] has plans to return to Israel in early November, with intentions of moving to the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem.The authorities in Israel have been notified, as well as local community leaders.” The text message, sent to thousands of people on the JCW update list, raced through Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood.They shouldn’t be vilified any more than is necessary to protect the community.But nothing is more devastating than a repeat offender. It could have been prevented.” One of the country’s founding pieces of legislation, the Law of Return allows any Diaspora Jew to receive citizenship in Israel.According to New York’s sex offender registry, the person in question is a Level 2 sex offender, at moderate risk of reoffending.
In a grassroots effort to deal with the problem, activists and concerned parents are starting to raise awareness on social media, issuing “warnings” via text message, Twitter, and Facebook to parents in neighborhoods where convicted or alleged pedophiles are moving.Even if the authorities in their home countries do move to press charges after the aliyah process is completed, Israel is often reluctant to extradite citizens, meaning the perpetrator can continue to live in Israel and move about freely.Orthodox activists, like these protesting outside a Brooklyn yeshiva on May 3, 2016, are asking institutions to do more to report and investigate allegations of child sexual and physical abuse.“People have a right, after they serve their time, to live their life,” said Aronson.“But the community has a right to know who they are.
Horowitz is a founder of Monsey’s Yeshiva Darchei Noam and Director of The Center for Jewish Family Life (courtesy Yakov Horowitz).