Newly-religious women walking around covered head-to-toe in black clothes are growing in numbers. Even six-year-old girls are made to hide their faces. Haredi rabbis finally condemn growing trend.By Akiva Noveck, f
irst published: 02.06.11.They arrive there every morning, girls aged six to 10 covered head to toe, their faces hidden behind a veil similar to a hijab. They enter an apartment at the center of Jerusalem, which serves as their school.
Hundreds of people see them walk by, including Education Ministry employees who work nearby. Somehow, though, they never seem to do anything about
it.So far, one has only heard of "Taliban mothers," haredi women covered
head to toe, including a headscarf, much like Afghani women living under
Taliban rule. But now one finds little girls too, the daughters of these "Taliban" women, walking around outdoors in full body coverage
Wednesday, November 30, 2011Extreme Eda Haredit faction decides to denounce women wearing cloaks after learning they refuse to send their children to school, put their families in danger for modesty reasonsBy Kobi Nahshoni Ynetnews.com
After years of intentional disregard, the past few weeks have seen a change in the ultra-Orthodox community's treatment of "Taliban Women" – haredi women wearing cloaks for modesty reasons.The extreme Eda Haredit faction in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood has launched a war on the "veiled women", as they are referred to on the haredi street
. READ MORE
Taliban mom in court
Wednesday November 30, 2011 Knesset commissioned report suggests disconcerting increase of sexual abuse of minors by minors
By Omri Efraim Israel News from Y-Netnews.comA significant percentage of Israel's children are exposed to violence and sexual abuse, a new report commissioned by the Knesset's Committee on the Rights of the Child revealed.
While the report suggests an overall drop in violence among children it
states that the number of children subjected to sexual abuse by other
children is on the rise. READ MORE
“Penn State: A Familiar Dark Cloud, a Silver Lining”By Richard B. Gartner, PhDChildhood sexual abuse has a long history, going back long before Penn State, even before the Catholic Church scandals which forced the sexual betrayal of children by adults into our national conversation. Many, especially those who treat survivors of abuse, know that sexual abuse was widespread well before it was talked about. What seems to be new today, and might prove the silver lining in the dark Penn State cloud, is the possibility that due to some new found openness we will finally value children more highly than the needs of institutions, however difficult that may be; only then will we truly be addressing the nightmares of childhood sexual trauma. READ MORE:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007
Rabbi Pesach Krohn Promotes Alleged Pedophile Rabbi Efraim Brykes
From The Awareness Center.
The following article was written by Rabbi Pesach Krohn about convicted sex offender, Rabbi Lipa Brenner. While reading the article remember that Rabbi Paysach Krohn is married to Rabbi Ephraim Bryks's sister. Ephraim Bryks's wife is Lipa Brenner's daughter.
It's a known fact that Rabbi Paysach Krohn has a long history of protecting those who allegedly, perpetrate crimes against children. An example of this is the fact that to this day he still helps his brother-in-law,Rabbi Ephraim Bryks get speaking engagements.READ MORE Rabbi Paysach Krohn
Tue, Nov 22, 2011, Las Vegas weekly,
I grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, and like most people, I’ve watched with horror and disbelief as details have emerged about the sexual assault and rape allegations against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The depths of silence and evasion, and the appearance of a widespread cover-up by a number of people in positions of power within the university—people who should have intervened, called the authorities and made sure that no other boys were put in harm’s way—are impossible to wrap one’s head around.READ MORE
Penn State is learning some hard lessons right now
November 26, 2011-(AP) VATICAN CITY
Pope Benedict XVI insisted on Saturday that all of society's institutions, and not just the Catholic church, must be held to "exacting" standards in their response to sex abuse of children, and defended the church's efforts to confront the problem.
Benedict acknowledged in remarks to visiting U.S. bishops during an audience at the Vatican that pedophilia was a "scourge" for society, and that decades of scandals over clergy abusing children had left Catholics in the United States bewildered. READ MOREPope Benedict XVI prepares to board his plane at the airport in Cotonou, Benin on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Ben Hirsch Special To The Jewish Week Before 2005, I knew little about child sexual abuse. That year, I was approached by a friend, now 44, who was molested as a teenager by two prominent figures in the Brooklyn ultra-Orthodox Jewish community: a teacher in a respected yeshiva, and a renowned chasidic therapist. When my friend reported the teacher’s abuse to the school’s dean, my friend and his family were intimidated into inaction. A communal taboo against reporting a Jew to the secular authorities meant calling the police was not an option. READ MORE Ben Hirsch
Tuesday November 22, 2011 Ex-asst. principal of Bx. Catholic school gets no-jail deal in kiddie-porn bust.By DOUGLAS MONTERO, JENNIFER BAIN and DAN MANGAN, New York PostThe former assistant principal of a top all-boys Bronx Catholic school last week quietly received a sweet, no-jail sentence after pleading guilty to having kiddie porn on an electronic device at the school, it was revealed today.
And now the Marist Brothers -- the religious order that runs Mount St. Michael Academy -- is refusing to answer whether ex-asst. principal Brother Lawrence Gordon has ever been previously accused of sexual misconduct with a child.
The Marist Brothers also refuse to say what -- if anything -- was done to locate the young boys seen in the sick pictures on Gordon's USB drive found plugged into a computer the 65-year-old brother used at that school. READ MORE