The Unexplained Gaps in the Quest to Bring Alleged Child Molester Rabbi Gershon Kranczer into Custody

As NY Police were getting ready to arrest Rabbi Gershon Kranczer for allegedly molesting several of his female relatives he got tipped off and flew the coop to Israel according to the Daily News. This happened in December of 2010. Nine years later he was finally arrested in Israel on Jan 7, 2020 according to the Forward. For the moment, he is being held in Israel on charges of entering on a tourist visa and overstaying under the radar, seeking neither immigrant aliya status nor permanent residency status. Thus he is not a citizen and can be deported without an extradition process. Though all Jews are entitled to immigration under the Law of Return it always had an exception for dangerous criminals. Continue reading