Sexual abuse of children, especially little boys, is rampant in the orthodox jewish communities around the world: in America, in Europe, in Israel, even in "exotic" countries like Guatemala, and it's probably largely due to the fact that jews are prohibited from reporting their fellow jews to the non-jewish authorities. This prohibition is called mesirah, and amazingly it has been used to protect jewish pedophiles, which we can read about in the following articles from various mainstream / jewish newspapers and news sites: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/10/outcast-3?mbid=ob_ppc_ros http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3667308,00.html http://www.thejewishweek.com/features/rabbis_addictions_coming_light http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/i...n-dutch-jewish-school-adopts-unusual-response https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesirah This is just a fraction of the articles that deal with child molestation that is covered up by jewish leaders. My questions for you are: is it right or wrong of these rabbis to encourage or even force victims of child abuse to keep quiet? If you think that it's wrong, how should it be combatted? All opinions are welcome.