Thursday, October 18, 2007

Looking For Information - Case of Rabbi Ze'ev Sultanovitch

Does anyone have any updated information on the case of Rabbi Ze'ev Sultanovitch, who was a teacher at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusaem?

Ze'ev Sultanovitch was accused of sexually molesting a number of adult yeshiva students at the prestigious Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, which is considered the flagship of the national religious yeshivas (which is located at the Wohl Torah Center, and at the Orot yeshiva in Jerusalem and at the yeshiva in Har Bracha).

The police acted after receiving four complaints from yeshiva students between the ages of 20 and 30 who allegedly fell victim to Sultanovitch, a 40-year-old bachelor who teaches Jewish philosophy at Merkaz Harav.

According to their testimony, Sultanovitch would carry out his abuse in his apartment in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood, across the street from the yeshiva or in his office. Sultanovitch has apparently lived alone since his mother died two years ago.

The police estimate that 10 students suffered sexual abuse from the teacher, although some have not filed a complaint. The police are also investigating whether Sultanovitch abused students at other yeshivas too.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what other yeshiva's was Sultanovitch associated with? What's his background? Where did he get his smeicha?

October 18, 2007 9:34 PM  

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