To Washington, D.C. Congregation Kesher Israel and Rabbi Barry Freundel, for seceding from the Orthodox Union in protest over its handling of the accusations of sexual and psychological abuse against Rabbi Baruch Lanner. In the spring issue, LILITH reported on the OU’s refysal to hold accountable those who protected Rabbi Lanner, despite years of complaints from teenagers and their parents about his abuse. Lanner is now under indictment in New Jersey.

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