Whenever another scandal hits about rabbis overstepping boundaries with their female students, I always wonder: how does this happen?
I’m not wondering how rabbis, in positions of unquestioned authority, come to abuse their power. Rabbis are human. Humans can’t handle unbridled control. Rather, I wonder how nobody — especially the students — have alarm bells going off in their heads when rabbinical behavior steps out of the bounds of normal (or halachic).
So this was a very eye-opening article by someone who has seen an abusive rabbi operating firsthand. I recommend you click through.