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Jewish Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman Reveals Abuse by Trainer

USA Gymnastics said it took "great courage" for Aly Raisman to speak out.

Jewish Women’s Foundation Awards Tel Aviv Sexual Assault Crisis Center

According to JWF, for many survivors this may be the first time they feel they have received emotional acknowledgement or validation of their experiences.

YU Employee with Abuse Conviction No Longer At University

Yeshiva University has terminated Akiva Roth, 42, after past sexual misconduct came to light, officials said Friday.. The university admitted that it had “erred”...

YU Sex Abuse Extended beyond Boys High School

Incidents of physical and sexual abuse at Yeshiva University were not limited to its high school for boys, an investigation has found. The investigation commissioned...

Rabbinical Council of America Issues Guidelines on Sexual Abuse

Orthodox Jewish institutions have been stunned by charges and evidence of sexual abuse, particular concerning children. The organization of Orthodox rabbis – RCA – has issued guidelines to prevent abuse.

Jewish Camp Counselor Admits Sexual Abuse

Sheriff's officers handcuffed Kolko and took him to the County Jail.

YU Must Do the Right Thing

Yeshiva University needs to admit that mistakes were made by leaders both past and present.

A Time for Zero Tolerance and a Time for Tolerance

When it comes to victims of abuse the overriding approach should be one of compassion and understanding. But school officials' mishandling of a situation should not automatically result in termination.

The Conundrum of Dealing with Sexual Abuse

There has been much reluctance by rabbinic groups such as Agudah to be more forceful in their approach to abusers. They find the allegations hard to believe.

Paris Jewish School Rabbi Indicted for not Reporting Sex Abuse

The principal of a Jewish school in Paris was indicted for failing to report the sexual abuse of minors. The television network RILL reported that...

Censoring Sexual Abuse

If children are old enough to be on the Internet, they should be mature enough to hear the word “sex” or “sexual” in the context of discussing abuse.

Weberman’s Sentence: Justice Has Been Served

No one should see Weberman's 103 year sentence as excessively harsh. Instead they should see this as a victory for the abused.

What Is Sexual Abuse?

Should a university be sued because their officials at that time misread those events as relatively harmless?

An Existential Analysis

If we are going to survive as a Jewish people, we must revise the system.

What Is the Biggest Problem Facing Judaism?

My own view of things is that there is a tremendous amount of disillusionment in the Orthodox world.

Weberman Found Guilty

Satmar Rabbi Nechemya Weberman was found guilty of 59 counts of sexual abuse in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Monday.

Ex-Principal of Brooklyn Jewish School Convicted on Sex Abuse

The former principal of a Jewish high school in Brooklyn was convicted on 75 counts of sexual abuse against three boys.

Dealing with Adult who Sexually Abuses Children

There are clear mental dysfunction and depravity that go along with being an adult who sexually abuses children.

Working Toward Abuse-Free Yeshivas

What can a yeshiva do to institute practices that will help prevent any form of abuse? Our community has become a focal point of scrutiny for not responding with greater fervor to the allegations and occurrence of sexual abuse. Not only does this create pain and suffering for victims and their families, it greatly undermines the very institutions built to help protect them. Yeshivas are bedrocks of our community, not only for education but also as a safe harbor for our children.

A Call To Action

Ten years ago, If you had asked a victim of sexual abuse what he or she wanted most, the answer would have been, “I want my abuser to apologize, to acknowledge that it was his fault and not mine.” Today, if asked that same question, the victim would speak of prosecution and justice.

Brooklyn DA Blames Israel for Mondrowitz Scandal

If there’s any story inside the Jewish community that closely parallels the sexual abuse cover-up inside the Catholic Church, it’s the story of Avrohom Mondrowitz.

Keeping Our Children Safe

How do we teach our children to keep themselves safe from the adult predators in our midst? Are our schools teaching them what they need to know? Are parents teaching our youth what they need to know? Does your child feel safe enough to approach you if their personal space is being invaded? How do you know?

Kol Tzedek: A Proven Tool In Prosecuting Abuse Cases

Prior to the creation of the Kol Tzedek program, only a handful of sexual abuse allegations from the Orthodox community were reported to my office each year. Our information was that victims of sexual assault in the community were afraid to come forward and report to secular authorities due to enormous community disapproval and pressure. In an effort to overcome these obstacles and encourage reporting of these heinous crimes, and to ensure the continued cooperation of the victim with the prosecution, my office launched Project Kol Tzedek.

NY Times: Brooklyn D.A. Inflated Success of Program Against Haredi Sex Abuse

Brooklyn’s district attorney has inflated the results of a program for combating child sexual abuse in the Haredi Orthodox community, a New York Times...

Toronto Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Jewish Toddler

Shalom Toronto reports that Toronto police announced on Sunday the arrest of a suspect in the kidnapping and  sexual assault of a minor near...

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