The forum came to the spotlight in February 2010 when it published a statement claiming that Rabbi Mordechai Elon was breaking his commitments to refrain from public activity, which followed complaints of sexual misconduct.
The forum has been criticized for allowing the religious community to settle matters "in-house" rather than have alleged offenders subject to open public investigation.
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- Levy, Gideon. "Sexual assault punished differently among religious, secular Jews". Haaretz. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1151233.html. Retrieved 23 February 2010.