“When I confronted you, you just denied it”

Dear abuser, I’m writing this letter to you through a mixture of awesome pain, anger and disgust. I’m writing to tell you that I have never forgiven you and I don’t know if and when I’ll ever be able to forgive you. I honestly don’t know how you go around your life, living a regular […]

[Video] “I only realized the evil done to me when I was 15”

26-year-old Nachi Pasikov grew up in a Haredi community in Jerusalem. He was abused as a for the first time at the age of six. He was interviewed for Kaan’s new program “We’re Not Silent”: “I remember playing in the street when a young man approached me. He started to touch me. When he tried […]

[VIDEO] A former Vizhnitz Chasid describes a decade of abuse

25-year-old Avrumi Kroiser grew up in the Vizhnitz Chasidic community in Bnei Brak. Beginning from the age of 11, Avrumi was sexually abused regularly by several different people. Despite talking to several adults including his parents and the community’s Admor, no steps were taken to help prevent the abuse. He was simply told that if […]

Dear fellow abuse victim

I don’t know who you are as I’ve never met you and probably never will. Yet at the same time I feel a very strong connection to you. We’ve both been through the horrors of childhood trauma and abuse and we both struggle with the aftershocks of it all. I know your pain because I’ve […]

16-Year-Old Arrested on Suspicions of Abusing His Sisters

Police from the Jerusalem precinct received information suggesting that a teenager from a Haredi family has been abusing his two younger sisters for the past year, according to reports from the ‘Bchedri Charedim’ news site. The adolescent was arrested after the allegations were established during an initial investigation. He was arraigned at a local court […]

When my grandfather the Rosh Yeshiva molested me

Eli Hirschman was sexually abused by his grandfather, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Matmidim Yeshiva and leader of the Eidas Yerushalayim community while studying at his grandfather’s Yeshiva. He kept quiet for years, but when he finally went public, he was excommunicated, along with anyone who believed him. This is his story as shared in […]