Some Twitter users expressed their displeasure after the newspaper published a headline that implied a suspected serial pedophile who is not Jewish is a Charedi Jew.
In reality, the Texas man was only pretending to be a devout Jew as part of a bizarre plan to adopt and abuse children.
The Alliance for Jewish Values’ managing director, Rabbi Yaakov Menken, stated, “the most forgiving possible reading is that JPost reporters are incompetent…The alternatives are worse.”
New York Haredi man accused of molesting his nine sons, according to the original Post headline.
The Post changed its title to “NY father posing as haredi accused of…abusing his nine adoptive boys” in response to criticism on social media. But the fact that the man isn’t even Jewish isn’t mentioned in the piece.
Rabbi Menken tweeted before the headline’s revision: “100% fake title from the @Jerusalem Post.
To deceive secular authorities, the man in the question posed as an Orthodox Jew while not Jewish.
Why was this headline used by JPost, which was demonstrably false? Sadly, the solution is obvious.