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Between loss and life

Watch a special episode of Real Talk. Atty. Weinroth speaks about the loss of his wife and father, and his acquaintance Chaim Walder.

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Mishpatim: The Chaim Walder double life syndrome

Torah is an all-encompassing circle in which all laws are equidistant from Hashem, as Parashat Mishpatim shows.

Mishpatim: The Chaim Walder double life syndrome

Watch: Chaim Walder's books burned in front of his grave

Library sends all books by Chaim Walder in its possession to be burned at his grave on day of the unveiling of his tombstone.

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Jerusalem official demand city libraries remove Chaim Walder's books

Hitorerut party head Ofer Berkowitz demands public institutions in Jerusalem stop displaying works of disgraced author Chaim Walder.

Jrslm official demand city libraries remove Chaim Walder's books

Orthodox activists push for stronger response to sexual abuse

Frustrated by haredi leadership and response to Chaim Walder scandal, Orthodox activists look to change how rape accusations are handled.

Orthodox activists push for stronger response to sexual abuse

Rabbi David Stav: Abuse needs to be 'uprooted from our society'

Rabbi David Stav, chair of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, says that the Chaim Walder case has been an "ugly hour."

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Only one out of many-suffering abuse in silence

Kids are much more vulnerable today, as fewer and fewer have their parents around much. A lesson to be learned.

Only one out of many-suffering abuse in silence

The scourge of sexual abuse

Sadly, this evil will always exist, but the likelihood of false accusations dwindles when there are multiple, unrelated victims. Op-ed.

The scourge of sexual abuse

Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein removes Rabbi Tau's books over Chaim Walder case

Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein,chairman of Tzohar, removes writings of Rabbi Tau after he claims that Chaim Walder accusations are 'built on a lie'.

Rabbi Feuerstein removes Rabbi Tau's books from his library

Leading rabbis meet to discuss dispute over Chaim Walder case

Rabbi Tzvi Tau, dean of Har HaMor Yeshiva, meets with chief rabbi of Tzfat following his criticism of handling of Chaim Walder case.

Leading rabbis meet to discuss dispute over Chaim Walder case

Chief Rabbi Lau: We must validate Walder's victims

Chief Rabbi explains decision to pay shivah call to Walder's family, "people I know personally. But my thoughts are with the victims."

Chief Rabbi Lau: We must validate Walder's victims

Accuser commits suicide days after Chaim Walder's death

24-year-old haredi woman, one of author Chaim Walder's alleged victims, takes her own life amidst uproar over his suicide.

Accuser commits suicide days after Chaim Walder's death

Four things we can learn from the Chaim Walder tragedy

Hard as it is, this can be a golden opportunity for expressing things we can now articulate for ourselves and our families.

Four things we can learn from the Chaim Walder tragedy

Support Victims: Let not History Repeat Itself

Turning death of an abuser into an anti-lashon hara crusade tells victims their suffering doesn't matter. Opinion.

Support Victims: Let not History Repeat Itself

Chief rabbi responds to haredi author's suicide

'Indecent acts must be uprooted and eradicated completely - complain to the relevant authorities,' Chief Rabbi Lau says.

Chief rabbi responds to haredi author's suicide

Rabbi Eliyahu: 'Chaim Walder isn't going to Heaven'

'He threatened suicide in an attempt to silence his victims, the severity of what he did is like murder,' Tzfat's Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu says.

Rabbi Eliyahu: 'Chaim Walder isn't going to Heaven'

Rabbi: Walder scandal has traumatized haredi society

Former chief rabbi of Israel's police department laments 'trauma' to haredi society from Chaim Walder scandal and suicide.

Rabbi: Walder scandal has traumatized haredi society

Top haredi rabbi: Chaim Walder was 'murdered' by public shaming

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein slams public shaming campaign against Chaim Walder. 'Leading him to commit suicide is called murder.'

Haredi rabbi: Chaim Walder was 'murdered' by public shaming

Chaim Walder's last letter

Children's author's suicide note repeats his claims of complete innocence of charges of sexual assault.

Chaim Walder's last letter

Rabbi Eliyahu: A pity Chaim Walder chose suicide

Safed Chief Rabbi: We will continue to take care of author's victims, their lives take precedence over his.

Rabbi Eliyahu: A pity Chaim Walder chose suicide

Author Chaim Walder found dead

Haredi author accused of sexual misconduct found dead of apparent suicide. Walder's body found at his son's grave.

Author Chaim Walder found dead

Chaim Walder summoned to appear before rabbinic court

Children's author accused of sexually abusing minors summoned before court led by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.

Chaim Walder summoned to appear before rabbinic court

Chaim Walder: I am innocent, my defense of victims made me many enemies

Author responds to serious allegations made against him, alleges his defense of abuse victims led to a calculated campaign against him.

Chaim Walder: I am innocent

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Chaim Walder is dangerous to society

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu denounces children's author. "Our conclusion not only based on the newspaper - we received very serious testimonies."

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: Chaim Walder is dangerous to society

Publisher drops Chaim Walder's books amid abuse allegations

Feldheim Publishers says it will cease publishing books by Chaim Walder following accusations of sexual abuse.

Publisher drops Chaim Walder's books amid abuse allegations

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu removed all of Chaim Walder's books from his home

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, chief rabbi of Tzfat, calls on public to remove Chaim Walder's books from homes, place them in storage.

Rabbi Eliyahu removed all of Chaim Walder's books from his home

Chaim Walder promises fight, takes a 'break from public duties'

Haredi author and publicist Chaim Walder promises 'fight to clear his name,' takes time off 'for his family.'

Chaim Walder promises fight, takes a 'break from public duties'

Author Chaim Walder suspended from haredi media outlets

Amid accusations of sexual abuse, famed author Chaim Walder suspended from radio show and newspaper column.

Author Chaim Walder suspended from haredi media outlets

Author Chaim Walder's books removed from Brooklyn store

Eicher's bookstore will no longer sell books by Chaim Walder - even though they were bestsellers. 'Crucial step in protecting our children.'

Author Chaim Walder's books removed from Brooklyn store

Children's author Chaim Walder's message to youngsters/ Rabbi Kottarsky's to their parents

Chaim Walder, as always, knows how to reach young people's hearts. And at the Chabad Kinus, Rabbi Kottarsky did the same for adults.

Children's author Chaim Walder's message to youngsters

Rabbi Kanievsky supports head of NGO investigated by police

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky publicly visits head of the 'Matanat Chaim' NGO, under investigation for trading organ donations for money.

Rabbi Kanievsky supports head of NGO investigated by police