Washington - Disgraced Peeping Mikvah Rabbi Issues Public Apology; Says He's "Sorry Beyond Measure"
Washington, D.C. - With the High Holidays, and more pointedly the Day of Atonement fast approaching, disgraced Orthodox Rabbi Barry Freundel has used the occasion to issue a public apology, saying in a sweeping contrition that he is “sorry, beyond measure.”
WASHINGTONJEWISHWEEK.com (http://bit.ly/1ixN4z9) reports that in a statement released on September 8, Freundel—-who is currently serving 6-and-1/2 years after pleading guilty in May to secretly filming 52 women while they were naked—-states that, “No matter how many times I attempt to apologize, it will never be enough. I am sorry, beyond measure, for my heinous behavior and the perverse mindset that provoked my actions.”
Freundel speaks about strides he has made through therapy but explains that he has yet to fully understand what led him so far astray.
“Through therapy,” Freundel writes, ” I came to understand the psychological underpinnings of why I acted in this despicable way. But I have not yet fully grasped how I could have been so completely oblivious to the harm I was doing to others.”
In closing Freundel states, “In the absence of anything else, I would like to repeat how completely sorry I am for my behavior and my actions. There is no excuse for what I have done. Again, I am truly sorry.”
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