For the unprecedented denouncement by five rabbis of a former colleague not being 'fit and proper to act in any Rabbinic capacity'.
For the silence and shame of the victims
For the rabbi who acted more like a clown than a town rov
For the Rabbinate that allowed women to continue visiting an alleged molester despite first hand knowledge of the allegations
For our rotten and corrupt lay leaders, not a single one of whom has taken any responsibility
For the organisation that calls for the boycott of a local black tailor but remains silent on far worse allegations against a white-socked rabbi
For the numerous notices by the UOHC modesty squad but none for its barely publicised child ‘protection’ line
For the rabbi who is concerned with women kissing a Sefer Torah but covers up allegations of a rabbi doing far worse to women
For the rabbis summonsing the town to anti-internet offensives while doing nothing on allegations of lewd rabbinical emails and texts
For the rabbi who bans sharing a platform with reform but readily turns up for photo-ops with a rabbi under police investigation for alleged sexual crimes
For the intimidated witnesses and knobbled Beth Din
For a shul split in two with more than a majority forming a breakaway
For a community torn asunder by allegations of the most heinous nature
Rejoice! Celebrate! Jubilate! Lift your glasses in cheer. Hold up your hands to heaven. Raise your feet in dance. Let your kiddush drams overflow.
The prayers have worked, the Psalms have performed, the victims have been silenced, the police have backed off, the Beth Din is forgotten and life can resume. For victims 'the police is not the solution' but for the alleged perps the police is a fount of justice and the source of truth. Forget about Torah and tznius and all that nonsense for the masses, if the cops say no law was broken then the rabbi must be as innocent as his leg wear. And if there was consent then let him re-ascend the pulpit.
But for now the investigation is over, the suspect released without charge and the victims will just have to stew.