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RAPING RABBI USED RELIGION AS LURE

By Rev. Ted Pike
16 Jun 11

Continuing a wave of child abuse indictments, another Orthodox rabbi has been arrested in Israel this week. Rabbi David Hafuta, age 64, is charged with forcing intercourse on a 12-year-old girl multiple times over a 10-month period. Hafuta is known as a “neighborhood rabbi and a familiar figure with a reputation in the field,” who abused the girl’s trust.

In an Orthodox culture in which rabbis are held in superstitious awe, the girl approached Hafuta with sincere religious questions. The rabbi then used religious pressures suffused with Kabbalistic/Messianic superstition and pedophile grooming techniques to molest his victim. Hafuta drove the girl to the beach and told her she must "atone for all the bad deeds that she has done so far" by allowing him to rape her. Using manipulation techniques shared by other pedophiles, the rabbi conducted a pretend marriage ceremony and described intercourse as possessing magical power to control destructive forces in the girl and even save her mother. The rabbi also sought access to other girls by asking his victim to bring her friends to his office, where some of his assaults had taken place.

As I have documented in previous articles (See, Child Sex Indictments Plague Orthodox Judaism and Pedophilia: The Talmud's Dirty Secret) the Talmud could not be more explicit that Jewish men have the right to “marry” three-year-old girls via sexual penetration and Jewish women have the right to sexually assault nine-year-old boys. In the dozens of child abuse cases emerging against Orthodox rabbis, we find them evidently feeling justified by the Talmud to abuse minors, both male and female. The Talmud says sexual assault by an adult Jew upon a minor is not like sexual contact with an adult. Under certain circumstances it may be indulged in with no moral consequences. The child is not a “man” and is thus outside the Mosaic command against illicit sexual intercourse.

The sexual neutrality of minors is laid down in Sanhedrin 52b. This tractate, of all in the vast Babylonian Talmud, is considered by Orthodox authorities to be most definitive concerning legal matters.

GEMARA. Our Rabbis taught [and the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committed adultery…shall surely be put to death.] ‘The Man’ excludes a minor; that committeth adultery with another man’s wife ‘excludes the wife of a minor;’ even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor’s wife ‘excludes the wife of a heathen.’ (1)

Because the Pharisees gave two meanings to the word “man,” pedophile rabbis today may be rationalizing that sex is permitted, not just between a minor and a minor but, by inference, between a rabbi and a minor, with the wife of a minor and the wife of a heathen (gentile), who is not a “man” according to Kerithoth 6b.

In my article “Judaism and Homosexuality: a Marriage Made in Hell,” I present a number of further examples of the dictum that minors can’t throw guilt on the adult who rapes them. Suffice to say, this latest case of child rape by an Orthodox rabbi in Israel combines the worst theological and moral perversions of the Talmud. This evil “sacred” literature undoubtedly helped another perverse rabbi justify his despicable choice to do what Christ said we must never, never do: betray the trust of a child wanting to learn about God (Luke 17:2).

 

Footnote:
(1) Sanhedrin 52b asserts that sex with a minor is exempt from punishment.

 


Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization. 

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