[VIDEO] Rabbi Shais Taub on Addiction and Abuse

One hundred and fifty orthodox Jews filled the main sanctuary of Chabad of Boca Raton on October 11 for a night of awareness and education of child abuse (CSA). The highly charged event served as an opportunity to show support to victims of abuse and to educate the public about the dangers of abuse. Rabbi […]

Charges Filed Against Rabbi Shimon Amar of Ofakim for Sexual Assault

Arutz 7 reports. Charges were filed on Wednesday against Rabbi Shimon Amar, the haredi rabbi from Ofakim arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of sexually assaulting girls who came to him for guidance. Amar, 36, was arrested after several women complained to police that he had abused them several years earlier when they were girls. The investigation revealed that […]

Getting past the memories of his touch

We can talk about empathy, sympathy and all sorts of other feelings until we have used up all of the words. You can say you understand and you might even think that you do. But you can’t. If you have never been touched or molested or raped, you can never truly appreciate the depth of […]

How Germany treats paedophiles before they offend

The Guardian reports Dunkelfeld project aims to allow people who feel they may offend access to professional mental health treatment and attempts to modify their behaviour The first time Max Weber made his way to Berlin to take part in a therapy session, he was so nervous he vomited on the train. “I went straight […]

Andrew Goodman Sentenced To 10 Years For Sexually Abusing A Minor

Defendant Sexually Abused the Victim Several Times a Week for Years BY John Marzulli NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 16, 2015, 3:34 PM A convicted child molester, who had skated with a slap on the wrist in state court, was nailed Friday with a 10-year sentence by a federal judge in Brooklyn. Andrew Goodman, […]

Rabbi Karp sentenced to 22 years in prison

 ClevelandJewishNews Reports: Rabbi Ephraim (Frederick) Karp was sentenced to 22 years in prison, and five years of supervised probation upon his release, after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a minor and a third-degree sex offense Oct. 15 in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. sentenced Karp to […]

How to handle your child’s doctor visit

Speaking With Your Pediatrician Originally published in Parenting Safe Children I took my eight-year-old daughter to the doctor because she was having some irritation around her vagina. I talked with her ahead of time and said that the doctor may need to look at her vagina. I repeated, as I have in the past, that […]

Canyon News: Santa Monica Rabbi Arrested For Child Sexual Abuse

Canyon News reports: SANTA MONICA—Eight months after a survivor spoke publicly about her years of sexual abuse from her Rabbi, on Wednesday, September 30, Santa Monica Police Department arrested and booked Rabbi Sholom Dovber Levitansky on felony charges for sexual abuse of a child.  Levitansky, 38, was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with […]

Jerusalem rabbi accused of molesting students

By Shlomi Diaz for Israel Hayom A Jerusalem rabbi was arrested Thursday for allegedly molesting several of his students for a number of years. The rabbi denies the allegations against him. Rabbi Moshe Avraham Steinharter, 43, was arrested by Modiin Police following a complaint by a former student, now 19, who claimed he was molested […]

Police backflip on Adass board over sex offender’s escape

By KATHERINE TOWERS for The Australian September 28, 2015 12:00AM AEDT Members of the ultra-orthodox Adass Israel School board face a possible criminal investigation for helping secrete former headmistress and serial sex offender Malka Leifer out of Australia to avoid detection, after a major backflip by Victoria Police. The Australian revealed last week that board […]

seeking Additional information on Yona Weinberg

By: Rabbi Yakov Horowitz Since we posted this email on Friday  regarding the defamation lawsuit filed against me by convicted, registered level-3 sex offender Yona Weinberg, I was contacted by more than a few people with first-hand information about him that is giving me a very, very bad feeling that there is far more to […]

Group urges government to deny US pedophiles aliyah

By Tamar Pileggi for Times of Israel Te Israel National Council for the Child has urged government ministries to take steps to prevent convicted sex offenders from immigrating to Israel. Following recent media reports revealing that a “high-risk” convicted pedophile has emigrated from the US to Israel, council director Yitzhak Kadman called on Interior Minister […]

Convicted Child Molester Sues Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz For Defamation

A letter from Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz: Dear Readers: We’d like to share with our friends and supporters some of the details of the jaw-dropping story of Yona Weinberg, a convicted, registered, New York State Level 3 Sex Offender, who is suing me for slander in Israel.  The story became public when it was  reported in […]

What Happens to Sex Offenders Who Flee to Israel?

By Chanel Dubofsky for the Forward When Brooklyn police went to convicted sex offender Yona Weinberg’s apartment this past January to arrest him for an alleged assault on an 11-year-old boy in August 2014, the New York Daily News reported, he had disappeared. In 2009, Weinberg served 13 months for sexually molesting two other boys, and is listed as a […]

Documentary – Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence is a one hour documentary which shines a light on the challenging journey faced by those affected by child sexual abuse, as well as offers useful information to prevent abuse.  

I Am Here to Ask Forgiveness – An Elul Message on Abuse from YY Jacobson

Rabbi YY Jacobson, dean of TheYeshiva.net, delivers a powerful Elul message to survivors of child sexual abuse and to the Jewish community. He started of with the quote from Breishit; “אבל אשמים אנחנו על אחינו אשר ראינו צרת נפשו בהתחננו אלינו ולא שמענו” which translates to, “Indeed, we are guilty for our brother, that we […]