An area of sexual abuse that deserves particular attention and is not discussed often enough is abuse within families, also known as incest. In addition to the many well known effects that any child of abuse goes through, survivors of incest are forced to endure a very unique set of circumstances. Our heart are prayers […]
Why has there been such a strong reaction to Sima Yarmush’s speech? In less than 1 week, her 30 minute speech in Los Angeles has been watched over 60,000 times. Why has her speech gone viral and created such a strong response in so many? It has inspired so many victims to share their story […]
I’m constantly checking out my surroundings whenever I walk alone. I fear when a man gets near me, he will grab me aside and abuse me the way you did. This thought never leaves me. In the elevator, parking lot, playground or even when the delivery man comes to my door.
Feature article in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal about a brave survivor, JCW and the LA event.
A survivor writes about her life and death struggle with an eating disorder brought on by her abuse.
The prosecution charged Eliyahu Braverman, 30, of Bnei Brak with indecent, sexual acts with a child. Other testimonies alleged that Braverman also committed indecent acts with other children in Modi’in Illit, but their parents had refrained from pressing charges.
Despite the suspicions that their daughters suffered serious abuse, families living in Modi’in Illit refuse to assist the police with collecting evidence for an indictment.
Child molestation cases are perhaps the most difficult to prosecute and prove conclusively, and many accused abusers never make it to court simply because there is not sufficient evidence to do so. Of course, this doesn’t always mean they aren’t guilty, just that their crime cannot possibly be proven in a court of law.
A Jewish teacher accused of sexual assaults on two schoolgirls is facing a retrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict.
The jury in the trial of a Jewish teacher accused of sexual assaults on two schoolgirls have retired to consider their verdict
How do good parents miss child sexual abuse?
It is simply by not asking the right questions.
This story originally appeared in NRG, it has been translated from Hebrew. 02/02/2015 Last week (Wednesday), Magistrates Court in Beersheba sentenced a Yeshiva high school teacher to 18 months in jail, 12 months probation, and a fine of 50 thousand shekels to be paid to each of the boys he abused. He had been convicted […]
A few years ago, sadly, I found out that my daughter had been abused. I didn’t know any details, but with all the pain in my heart, I believed her and on that day our lives changed forever. We moved to a new state, a new place with a new hope and we knocked on a lot of doors trying to reach people and […]
By Hella Winston Republished from the Jewish Week Four years after his life was turned upside down by charges he committed extortion and bribery, chasidic sex abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner is fighting back against those he thinks wronged him in the press. Late last year he sued The Jewish Daily Forward for defamation. And last […]
Today is one week. One week ago, I saw a flyer on facebook. It was an advertisement for the JCW event to take place in LA in a few weeks. I contacted a staff member simply to volunteer. The event, I thought at the time, was to address childhood sexual abuse in Jewish communal settings […]
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky was asked on video by a relative of a victim if he must go to a Beit Din (Jewish Court) before reporting the abuse to the police.
I am reliving what happened to me as a victim, but this time there is a different victim.
Rabbi Gershon Selinger was arrested and charged with multiple accounts of sexual abuse of a minor.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in six boys and one in four girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.