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  Adar II 28, 5767 , 16/04/07

Baltimore Rabbis Confront Sexual Abuse

The Rabbinical Council of Greater Baltimore, an organization of Baltimore’s Orthodox Rabbis, issued a letter to their community warning about the dangers of sexual abuse, encouraging parents to talk to their children about recognizing abuse, and instructing the community that the local authorities can be contacted in such an event.

They also acknowledged their own inexperience and lack of training in dealing with issues of sexual abuse, and expressed a willingness to publicize names of potentially dangerous offenders. The letter was the most far-reaching of its kind in recent memory, and comes in reaction to a spate of recent reports of abuse throughout the Jewish world.
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