Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. The families, who are filing the suit anonymously, to protect the children's identities, say the alleged abuse occurred at Washington Hebrew Congregation's Early Childhood Center, a Reform Jewish synagogue founded in the s.
Updated February 19, An Israeli court has denied bail to former Melbourne school principal and accused paedophile Malka Leifer, who is fighting extradition to Australia on charges she sexually abused girls at the orthodox Adass Israel school. Ms Leifer has been charged with 74 counts of child sexual abuse.
In recent days and weeks, the media have been inundated with accusations, evidence, trials and sentencing all revolving around various acts of abuse. Whether the perpetrator is a religious figure, rock star or other powerful person, in all such cases we are saddened and horrified for the innocent victims who have been attacked. Depending on the society, certain behavior, actions and relationships are considered appropriate, while others are not.
It is no longer a secret that the sexual abuse of children by clergy members has been an ongoing problem in the Catholic church. Nor is it a secret that church officials have taken great pains to conceal this fact from the public. Like those in the Catholic church, religious officials may be trying hard to minimize abuse allegations and keep victims silent.
The study, by two Orthodox Jewish researchers, surveyed more than participants over a three-year period. Its authors — Dr. David Rosmarin of Harvard and Dr.
A year-old Charedi grandfather is suspected of sexually abusing three of his granddaughters. The unnamed Jerusalem resident was arrested yesterday and is scheduled to appear in court today. The victims are […].
JTA — While Jews are no more likely to be sexually abused than other Americans, individuals who have left the Orthodox community are more than four times as likely to have been molested as children than the general population, a new study has found. The study, by two Orthodox Jewish researchers, surveyed more than participants over a three-year period. Its authors — Dr.
Dav id H. Rosmarin is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the founder and director of the Center for Anxiety in New York. He is a board-certified psychologist, clinical innovator and prolific researcher who has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles, focused on spirituality and mental health.
The response of the Haredi Jewish community in BrooklynNew York Cityto allegations of sexual abuse against its spiritual leaders has drawn scrutiny. When teachers, rabbis, and other leaders have been accused of sexual abuse, authorities in the Haredi community have often failed to report offenses to Brooklyn policeintimidated witnessesand encouraged shunning against victims and those members of the community who speak out against cases of abuse. Brooklyn is home to the largest Haredi community outside Israel.
Updated at a. Adrian asked the girl for her number to send her diet plans and workoutsbut started to make sexual advances and sent explicit photos, the victim told police. The suit says Adrian was hired at the center to clean workout equipment and towels and was not a licensed trainer, but used his position to assist the victim in her workouts as a way to gain her trust. It alleges Adrian eventually threatened, assaulted and raped the victim both at the center and offsite over a period of months.