Elana Stein Hain is the Director of Faculty and a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.
In a recent sexual abuse case in Israel, some religious leaders misused Torah to justify silence and complicity. Maybe a closer look at the story of David and Bathsheba can help us do what’s right rather than defend the worst.
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