Police: Suspect pretended to discuss religion to abuse girl

Police arrested a 40-year-old resident in Nahariya on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a 14-year-old girl. The suspect entered the minor’s house on the pretense that he was distributing religious items. Once inside he kissed the girl and told her he would return later that evening. The mother documented the suspect returning to the […]

JCW to responds to accusations that Health Minister helped Malka Leifer

The allegation that Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman used his position to help obtain a false psychiatric report in order to help Malka Leifer avoid extradition to Australia is shocking but unfortunately not at all surprising. JCW hired a private investigator to expose Malka Leifer’s claim that she was unfit to stand trial as nothing […]

Unlovable

I’m alone and I’m afraid. Everyone’s gone. I wished they’d stayed I’m confused. Can’t find my way. I slowly muddle through each day No one sees me. No one hears. No one knows about my fears I’m not pretty. I’m not smart. I’m not worthy. They have no heart I’m so small and I’m not […]

40-year-old man accused of abusing his son and other children

A 40-year-old haredi Gush Etzion resident was arrested following a report that his son exhibited signs of years of physical abuse. During the interrogation, the police uncovered that the man would handcuff the hands and feet of his son, and beat and choked him until he bled. Following his arrest, a number of additional complaints […]

Why Rabbonim triggered my PTSD

I was just at a wedding and needed to leave because I got horribly triggered. I’m in a very delicate state and therefore need to be extra careful with my triggers to not allow myself to stay in a triggering situation for too long. I would have liked to stay but needed to leave for […]

A letter to my 7-year-old self

A survivor of long-term incest and child sexual abuse writes a letter to her 7-year-old self.  I know you’re scared. Every day, all day, you are so afraid. Nothing in your life seems safe. You think that no one sees you, no one hears you. You think no one cares about you at all. You […]

A 19-year-old who attacked a girl on Jerusalem street arrested and released

A 16-year-old girl was attacked by a young man while walking down the street in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem. Following her complaint, the police immediately opened an investigation and a 19-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of assaulting multiple minors and other women. The suspect was brought before Judge Oren Silverman in Jerusalem […]

You abused our children and destroyed our family

I’m going to say what I’ve wanted to say for so long: I’ve wanted to say that he tore apart a beautiful healthy family. I’ve wanted to say that he is an abuser. I’ve wanted to say that being part of this community helped him and hurt his children. I’ve wanted to say that anyone […]

How JCW saved my life

Dear friends, If you look at me you will see a healthy-looking young man. You will see a successful person who’s married and has a family and business. You will perhaps even be jealous of me. However, if you look into my soul, you will see a dark, empty and cold cavity. It’s filled with […]

I wish JCW was around years ago when I was being abused

By a survivor JCW wasn’t around when I was growing up. I wish they were. I spent my childhood searching for someone to share my secret with. I had so many questions. What was happening to me did not feel right. I was afraid all of the time. I was in pain. There were bruises […]

Former State Prosecutor and Advocate Leah Klein Joins JCW Board of Advisors

Klein brings with her over 20 years of experience prosecuting violent crimes in Miami Dade county, and advising youth-serving organizations in the Orthodox Jewish community. After graduating from the Cardoza School of Law in 1995, Leah Klein began her career in the state attorney’s office in the eleventh judicial circuit of Miami Dade county. She […]

A grateful survivor, a grateful mother

By Ora Barkai Most children grow up believing that most people are good. That love is good. But for so many, the new world they encounter is a silent torturous world fraught with shady individuals who exploit their innocence. Hungry wolves are waiting in the shadows to pounce on the young and tender lambs who […]

“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 […]