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        11/4/2011, Cheshvan 7, 5772

      Rabbi Elon Denies Charges


      Rabbi Mordechai Elon denied, Thursday, charges of indecent behavior filed against him after he refused a plea-bargain agreement that amounted to a confession. Speaking to reporters at the Breishit study hall in the Kinneret/Sea of Galilee community of Migdal, Rabbi Elon said, "I have never, ever committed any act or spoken with sexual intent to any of my students." He added, "Any idiotic attempt to claim that I admitted to this kind of act is a blatant and despicable lie."

      Rabbi Elon apologized to anyone who may have taken any of his actions the wrong way and had harsh words for the Takana Forum, which first brought the allegations to the public.