Sir, – Re "Missing Arizona rabbi faces
child abuse charges" (June 9): I wanted to thank Sam Ser and The
Jerusalem Post for writing this article. As I'm sure you are aware, it's
not uncommon for individuals accused of sexual crimes to flee the
community where the accusations have been made.
Unfortunately, many from Jewish
communities tend to flee to Israel to avoid prosecution. We have also
seen a trend in which those who end up in Israel change their names to
My hope is that Rabbi David E. Lipman will soon be found alive and well and able to face the charges being brought against him.
Vicki Polin, Executive Director
The Awareness Center (Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault)