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Israel - Afula Rabbi Gets Nine Year Sentence For Sexually Abusing Four Teens

Published on: July 23, 2015 09:16 AM
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FILE - Rabbi Yaakov Deutsch in court. Photo by Gil EliyahuFILE - Rabbi Yaakov Deutsch in court. Photo by Gil Eliyahu

Israel - In Nazareth on Wednesday, a well respected rabbi was sentenced to nine years in prison and fined 290,000 shekel after being found guilty of sexually abusing four teens he was entrusted to educate.

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ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1MJXwg0) reports that in handing down the sentence a judge told Rabbi Yaakov Deutsch from Afula that he had “flagrantly violated” the trust of the four young students—-two boys and two girls—and has dealt a severe blow to their “dignity, liberty, and physical and mental well being.”

In court testimony, one of Deutsch’s accusers, a young girl who testified that her sexual relationship with the rabbi began when she was 15, told the court that Deutsch repeatedly used her haredi religious education to perpetuate the abuse, telling her that their ongoing relationship was “instruction from above.”


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 Jul 23, 2015 at 09:40 AM lazerx Says:

How can a charadi person hold a secular person responsible for chilul shabbos when all they see are disgusting debased religious people who do such terrible sins and crimes?

If I were a not observant Jew, I would be repulsed from any observance of mitzvos because I would think that if this is what religious people are like, they are not any better than non religious.

G-d is sitting shiva for people like him.

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 09:47 AM mendoza Says:

not enough time , because
he killed every kid he hurt
for life .. each and every one

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 09:57 AM TexasJew Says:

I understand 9 years for sexual abuse. What I don't understand is why it's not longer when the abuser uses his/her authority to abuse these innocent children. They should have sentenced him to 9 years per child. DISGUSTING!!!

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 10:25 AM Israeli Says:

1,2, &3 are right on the money. At least this sick animal is now behind bars. But I am very concerned about Taubenfeld in Monsey, with his sick buddies who laugh at Leiby Stern, the victim, in court. What disgusting creeps. I hope the jury IS biased when they saw that contemptuous behavior - which bad as it is, is nowhere near the evil of horror & evil that Taubenfeld perpetrated on his victims. I haven't read much, what is happening in the trial?

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 10:46 AM rebbeleiben Says:

Chillul Hashem she' ein komohu. This is ok but Chas vshalom to serve in the army.

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 10:55 AM bitulTorah Says:

Unfortunately, secular people do think like #1 said, but it's important to remember that every group has people who are off the charts, (black sheep), and they might just look frum on the outside. Secondly not everything you hear is true, it could be plain loshon hara.

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 11:01 AM Esther Says:

Reply to #3  
TexasJew Says:

I understand 9 years for sexual abuse. What I don't understand is why it's not longer when the abuser uses his/her authority to abuse these innocent children. They should have sentenced him to 9 years per child. DISGUSTING!!!

These animals should never be let out. truthfully,I think stoning is appropriate.

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 10:44 AM Anonymous Says:

Kein yirbu....now the Mosad should locate and drag Berland back to EY from wherever he is hiding and put him on trial for his abuses and if found guilty, he should be put away to rot in prison for the rest of his life. These animals parading as frum yidden and big tzadikim should be isolated from society

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 11:11 AM VoiceOfSanity Says:

Reply to #6  
bitulTorah Says:

Unfortunately, secular people do think like #1 said, but it's important to remember that every group has people who are off the charts, (black sheep), and they might just look frum on the outside. Secondly not everything you hear is true, it could be plain loshon hara.

Why would you assume that it's just .plain (Motzei Shem Ra, I assume you meant) when he was convicted???!!? That's the problem here - everyone either has their head buried in the sand or are protecting RESHAIM GEMURIM because they wear a big yarmulka

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM Loshon hara Says:

#6 right point

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 11:32 AM Answering #1 Says:

Really your not observant at all as you claim. Instead of seeing millions of true sincerely char idiom devoted to Torah and their creator You are so glad to find one or a few sickos from among those millions that call themselves rabbi or Charaidi and you are quick to condemn an entire nation and provide an excuse for the dummies that can't see the Emes right in front of them. Clearly by your focusing only on the negative and evil you're seeking a bad excuse for your own hyporacy and evil conduct. Sorry to have to say here I see you as a blatant phony.

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 01:02 PM jason Says:

To respond to 6 and 11, yes all groups do have individuals who commit horrendous acts like theses. But not all groups bury their heads in the sand and ignore these horrendous acts allow them to continue including victim blaming. That is where comment number is right on point.

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 02:26 PM BarryLS1 Says:

Reply to #12  
jason Says:

To respond to 6 and 11, yes all groups do have individuals who commit horrendous acts like theses. But not all groups bury their heads in the sand and ignore these horrendous acts allow them to continue including victim blaming. That is where comment number is right on point.

All groups do bury their head in the sand until they are caught and it hits the fan. It's worse when we do it because it violates so much of what we are supposed to believe in, by the very people who are supposedly our leaders and educators.

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 02:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Israeli Says:

1,2, &3 are right on the money. At least this sick animal is now behind bars. But I am very concerned about Taubenfeld in Monsey, with his sick buddies who laugh at Leiby Stern, the victim, in court. What disgusting creeps. I hope the jury IS biased when they saw that contemptuous behavior - which bad as it is, is nowhere near the evil of horror & evil that Taubenfeld perpetrated on his victims. I haven't read much, what is happening in the trial?

There is no jury in the Taubenfeld trial, unfortunately. The court was pressured by the New Square residents not to have a jury trial. The DA rarely wants to prosecute these cases. It's so pathetic that Taubenfeld, who has 20 kids, was not investigated about abusing his own children and grandchildren. His brother got off with no jail time for abusing little boys. This case will go no where because it's tried in Rockland County. Any other location, there would be a jury trial. Here, they reward the abuser and shun the poor kids.

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 02:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
bitulTorah Says:

Unfortunately, secular people do think like #1 said, but it's important to remember that every group has people who are off the charts, (black sheep), and they might just look frum on the outside. Secondly not everything you hear is true, it could be plain loshon hara.

Loshon hara? Some of these boys told their parents they were molested when they were 3 and 4 years old!!! How can they make this up with complete details? Did you proclaim Weberman was innocent also? How about Bill Cosby? At least Bill didn't molest babies!!!

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 03:36 PM Ray_from_PA Says:

Reply to #1  
lazerx Says:

How can a charadi person hold a secular person responsible for chilul shabbos when all they see are disgusting debased religious people who do such terrible sins and crimes?

If I were a not observant Jew, I would be repulsed from any observance of mitzvos because I would think that if this is what religious people are like, they are not any better than non religious.

G-d is sitting shiva for people like him.

Do you say the same thing about doctors when they find one who abuses his profession? Do you then see all doctors in a negative light?

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 03:42 PM commonsense99 Says:

Reply to #14  
Anonymous Says:

There is no jury in the Taubenfeld trial, unfortunately. The court was pressured by the New Square residents not to have a jury trial. The DA rarely wants to prosecute these cases. It's so pathetic that Taubenfeld, who has 20 kids, was not investigated about abusing his own children and grandchildren. His brother got off with no jail time for abusing little boys. This case will go no where because it's tried in Rockland County. Any other location, there would be a jury trial. Here, they reward the abuser and shun the poor kids.

Please get your facts straight, every defendant has a choice of a jury or a non jury trial, no one can force you into taking one or the other its a right under the law.

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 Jul 23, 2015 at 11:26 PM kligshaft Says:

im horrified. I am ultra frum from a very frum community. unfortunately I must admit that sexual abuse exists among the frum. and I feel so sorry for those kids. I myself suffered rape as a teen and it never leaves me. I am over 50 now and still not a day goes by without flashbacks and I spent hours and dollars for therapy and medicine. the only relief is to see those who abuse behind bars.

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