Recently, I spoke to Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, the Williamsburg based sex abuse activist. A few months ago Kal Holczler initated a relationship with Nuchem Rosenberg. Kal explained he was from Skver (New Square, which is near Monsey), he had been molested there, and he wanted to go after the molesters by working with the police to catch them. Rabbi Rosenberg was favorably impressed at first and he brokered introductions between Kal and some of the survivors in Skver.
Then he heard that Kal was working with the Skver establishment to establish a vaad (community body) to deal with molesting. When Rabbi Rosenberg confronted Kal, he insisted that this was a better way to do things and Skver’s leadership was ready to change. Rabbi Rosenberg got angry. Continue reading