This letter was distributed by www.migdalemunah.com An open letter to Rabonim and Askonim In the aftermath of what has been a very difficult time for chareidi leadership in the UK, I ask you to allow me to reflect on my experience as a victim of Mr Grynhaus, and to hear what I have to say. […]
From the Cleveland Jewish News A criminal trial has been set for 9:15 a.m. Aug. 3 in Baltimore County Circuit Court for Rabbi Ephraim (Frederick) Karp, director of spiritual living at Menorah Park Center for Senior Living in Beachwood. The Circuit Court of Maryland’s website also indicates that criminal motions ¬¬¬– pretrial motions involving the […]
An ultra-conservative one-time Brooklyn city council candidate — whose campaign slogan was “Our children are our future” — has been nabbed for possessing and sharing kiddie porn, prosecutors said Friday. Joseph Hayon, 37, was arrested Thursday and admitted to police that he traded the sick pics of kids between the ages of 2 and 12 in December 2014 […]
From Local 10 Miami MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A substitute rabbi at a Miami Beach synagogue is facing charges after allegedly inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl last month. Steve Karro, 55, was arrested Thursday on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child and lewd and lascivious conduct on a child. According to an […]
The Jewish Chronicle reports: Chief Ephraim Mirvis has stated that any allegation of child sexual abuse must be reported to the police “without delay”, following last week’s conviction of a Charedi teacher for sexual assault. All rabbis under the authority of the chief rabbi are to be asked to attend a mandatory seminar being organised […]
A poem by a survivor of incest.
This is not an inspiring or uplifting post, but it is the truth and it demands to be spoken. If people are to truly understand the ramifications of child sexual abuse, they are going to have to hear from those who came back from it… and those who never did. They call me strong. They […]
The Jewish Chronicle reports: The conviction of paedophile Todros Grynhaus will encourage more victims to report abuse to police, according to a senior figure in the strictly Orthodox community. Grynhaus is facing a “substantial” jail sentence after being found guilty of seven charges of sex abuse against two teenage girls this week. The 50-year-old teacher-turned-businessman […]
I did it. I wrote about my brother sexually abusing me and my parents’ lack of support. Writing about this was not something I had ever planned to do, but it needed to be done. No one likes to talk about incest, yet it is the most common of all kinds of abuse. No one […]
by Jill Starishevsky As a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City for the past sixteen years and a prevention specialist, I have heard all the reasons why parents don’t discuss child sexual abuse prevention with their children. I have heard them so often that I can recite them by heart. […]
Jewish Chronicle: A Jewish teacher turned businessman is facing a ”substantial” jail sentence after being found guilty of seven sex abuse charges on Tuesday. Todros Grynhaus, 50, was convicted of five counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault against the girls when they were aged around 14 and 15. Grynhaus, a prominent […]
I have been silent for far too long. I want the world to know about the abuse I suffered at the hands of my brother. What he did to me for years and who he really is. But I can’t. I am sworn to secrecy, I am shamed into silence. If I speak up, I […]
A grateful survivor writes to JCW to express her gratitude.
By Melissa Meuzelaar, republished from Denver Moms Blog About a month ago, our family was having dinner with some friends at their house. I walked into the kitchen just as the other mom, while winking at me, handed my son a second cookie and whispered, “shhhh. It’s a secret. Don’t tell your mom.” To my […]
She places one foot In front of the other Determined to climb The mountain before her She grabs at the stone She swears she won’t stop Until she’s gripped, clawed and battled Her way to the top Her body is bruised Her fingernails black And it seems one step forward Is seven steps back The […]
It happened “just” twice. But, twice is more than enough to change your life forever. Sexual abuse is often thought of as a long grooming process followed by frequent and ongoing instances of abuse that become more severe over time. However, that is not always the case. Even one incident destroys the victim’s ability to […]
One of the most horrifying, and under-reported forms of child sexual abuse, is abuse by a family member. It is almost impossible to get exact statistics but research has shown that 90 – 95% of child victims know their abuser and that 35% or more are family members.
Why New York must eliminate the state’s Statute of Limitations (SOL) for child sexual abuse
A poem by a survivor
About four in 1,000 kids who did not participate in the prevention programs reported some form of sexual abuse, compared to 14 of every 1,000 kids in the prevention programs, the authors report in the Cochrane Library.
Highlights from this Jewish Community Watch event in LA
Rabbi Ronald Greenwald reads a devastation suicide note from a victim of abuse at a JCW event in Monsey.
Rabbi Yossi Jacobson, world renowned orator, addresses the Monsey community on child sexual abuse.
A leading rabbi has told a court that a Jewish teacher was “annoyed at being caught” when confronted with allegations of serious sexual abuse in front of his wife as part of a secret meeting.
A member of a Melbourne school council arranged plane tickets to whisk its principal, wanted on child sex abuse charges, out of the country, a court has heard.