Monday, May 17, 2010

The "abusive" Mea Shearim Mother made a Deal


Already a few days ago, the "abusive" Toldot Aharon mother made a deal with her prosecutors. She claims that since she gave birth to her last son (last year in autumn), she is unable to walk. However, she had to appear in court and was thus pushed in sitting in a wheelchair. Then a drama came up because her lawyers as well as the prosecutors tried to convince the Toldot Aharon mother signing an agreement which she finally did.

Basically she agreed that she is guilty of starving her three - year - old son and has to undergo psychiatric treatment. Furthermore, she is not allowed to live at home with her children for the next five years but can visit them once a week together with her mother. In the meantime, her husband is raising the children. After sthree years she will be allowed to see her children more often.

Her accompanying Rabbi Froehlich from the Edah HaCharedit was not too happy about the mother signing the agreement but what could he do. In any case, the agreement assures her that she is not going to jail.

I suppose that the prosecution as well as the judge took a likely reaction of the Edah HaCharedit into consideration: In case they had sent the mother to jail, further violent demonstrations of the Toldot Aharon and others would have been the result.

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