Wednesday, August 31, 2022

A Jew must not Inform on Another Jew

From a 2014 New Yorker article:
The rabbi would have to make an exception to the Talmudic prohibition against mesirah, the act of turning over another Jew to civil authorities. According to some interpretations of Talmudic law, a Jew who informs on another Jew has committed a capital crime. He is a “wicked man,” who has “blasphemed and rebelled against the law of Moses,” the twelfth-century Torah scholar Maimonides wrote.
This is just one example of how Jews have rules for themselves that do not apply to anyone else. The concept is central to the Jewish religion.

The article gives the impression that Orthodox Jews are child molesters, or unusually tolerant of child molesters. I don't think that is true. No religion tolerate child molesters, as far as I know. I was just posting an example of Talmudic law.

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