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.
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.
Republished from Brooklyn News 12 BROOKLYN – A Borough Park man is accused of luring young men with inappropriate intentions. According to police sources, 28-year-old Moses Braunstein was approaching teenage boys in the community and telling them he could help enlarge their private parts. Sources say Braunstein was setting up appointments for the men he […]
(Republished from the New York Daily News) A Time magazine poster boy for immigration reform was convicted Wednesday of child pornography charges and faces deportation after serving a lengthy term in prison. Roy Naim, 30, was featured in a June 2012 cover story under the headline “We are Americans,” and the Israeli national portrayed himself […]
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Reposted from Emes Ve-Emunah: Is there a rabbinic role in reporting sex abuse? The answer clearly is yes. Their role is to tell those reporting it to them to go directly to the police and stop wasting time. It is not Mesirah (informing on a fellow Jew to an anti-Semitic government). It is not Lashon Hara […]
In 1989, a young boy named Jacob Wetterling went missing in St. Joseph, MN in the United States. A massive search was conducted and numerous leads were generated and logged. These leads became the foundation of a massive database that brought about the development of a sex offender list in Minnesota. Ever since then, every state […]
Michael Revzin of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to sexually abusing one child under the age of 13 and exposing himself to another, while visiting their home on Shabbat. As part of a plea deal, four other charges of sexual abuse were dismissed. Arrested on April 24, 2014, Revzin was charged with two counts of first degree […]
Republished from The Australian Jewish News SHUL presidents and rabbis came together on Tuesday night to improve the protection of children at synagogues across Sydney. More than 20 representatives from Orthodox synagogues attended the meeting at Jewish House and pledged to offer better training to rabbis and communal leaders, and to implement an accreditation process […]
Republished from the Jpost In the wake of the revelations that community leaders in Australia suppressed information relating to child molestation, rabbis around the world have begun issuing calls for their constituents to report suspicions directly to civil authorities without prior rabbinic consultation. Despite this, however, views on reporting among the ultra-Orthodox are mixed, with […]