Safed’s Chief Rabbi: The Coverups are a Chilul Hashem

Conference in Response to the Scheinberg Affair- Rabbanim Demand Resolution of a Code of Ethics The conference, the first of its kind, was held last night (Sunday) with the participation of various factions of the National Religious and Ultra-Orthodox community, in response to the Ezra Scheinberg affair. The conference aimed to prevent future cases and […]

Liars and Thieves

She told me it was what friends do She told me that But she was a liar. She told me she was my only friend She told me that But she was a liar. She told me if I didn’t let her do it to me Then she would tell everyone what I did That […]

BBC: Child sexual abuse: How big is the ‘iceberg’?

BBC Reports: The sexual abuse of a child has to be one of the most distressing issues any society has to confront. That is particularly true when the abuse is happening within the family – the place where a child should be safe. We’ve known for a long time that only a relatively small number […]

Bnei Brak resident arrested for sodomizing 11 year old boy

Translated from Israel’s channel 10. This morning (Monday), the Tel Aviv district attorney’s office filed charges in the district court against Menachem Yehoshua Ehrlich, aged 24, from Bnei Brak. According to the indictment, Ehrlich is a musician whose instruments warehouse facility is in Bnei Brak. It was there that he met and developed a relationship […]

She prayed for it to stop. But nobody heard

A note to the reader: This article contains vivid descriptions of abuse endured by a young girl. Readers may find it disturbing and it can trigger individuals who previously suffered traumas. She’s sitting at the table just waiting for the phone to ring. She knows that as soon as it does her mother will forget […]

Rabbi Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Boy, Judge Rules

DNAInfo reports: COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A West Rogers Park rabbi on Monday was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2006. According to court testimony, Rabbi Aryeh “Larry” Dudovitz, 48, was a mentor to the teenage victim. In October 2006, Dudovitz went home with the boy and his family after celebrating the […]

New Jersey Child Therapist Charged With Sexual Exploitation, Enticement, And Child Pornography Crimes Reports:   Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Diego Rodriquez, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that ELLIOT HALBERSTAM was arrested today and charged in a criminal complaint with three counts stemming from his sexual […]

It stole my life, my purpose and my soul

This story contains graphic descriptions and may be disturbing to its readers Growing up in a ultra-religious, Jewish neighborhood there was always pressure for me to become the most perfect Jew that I could be. Unfortunately, no one paid attention to my feelings. I grew up in a home where everything was cold and I […]

“The day I was told my husband was abusing my daughter.”

Published in   One month ago my life changed. One month and one day ago I was happily married to my second husband who was a wonderful stepfather to my teenage daughter, and I was (I hope) a great stepmum to his teenage son. We’d been together for nearly a decade and had just […]

Philanthropist Ben Nash Donates $1 million to Jewish Community Watch

Funds to be used for expansion of JCW’s services as offices set to open on four continents Jewish Community Watch (JCW), an organization dedicated to combating child sexual abuse in the orthodox Jewish community, has announced that Ben Nash, co-founder and CEO of PCS Wireless, has pledged $1 million to the organization. The funds will […]

I want to go back to how I used to be

The food is calling I fear I’m falling Words are swimming in my head Memories fill and invade my bed There’s no room for me to rest Every moment becomes a test Hands and fingers are all I feel You can’t convince me they are not real Pain is forming from the inside out I […]