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Tragedies - past, present and future?

Tragedies - past, present and future?

If we learn one thing from the global COVID-19 pandemic, let it be that no one is immune to pain and suffering.Zvi Gluck, 25/07/2020 22:01
'Victims are being quarantined with their abusers'

'Victims are being quarantined with their abusers'

Amudim CEO tells Arutz Sheva of a surge in distress calls from abuse victims & the the initiative to offer assistance to the entire public.Yoni Kempinski, 07/04/2020 10:02
Hold On: Amudim band supports survivors of sexual abuse

Hold On: Amudim band supports survivors of sexual abuse

Powerful new music video featuring leading Jewish artists raising sexual abuse awareness and providing needed support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/12/2019 12:56
Ex-nanny found guilty of abusing Utah Chabad rabbi from age 8

Ex-nanny found guilty of abusing Utah Chabad rabbi from age 8

Former nanny could face up to life in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing Avrohom Zippel, now a Chabad rabbi, when he was 8.Marcy Oster, JTA, 17/11/2019 20:55
Ugly men

Ugly men

Matt Lauer and innocence lost. Jack Engelhard, 24/10/2019 07:12
Jeffrey Epstein arrested on new sex-trafficking charges

Jeffrey Epstein arrested on new sex-trafficking charges

Billionaire New York financier Jeffrey Epstein, already a listed sex offender, arrested over new sex-trafficking chargesMarcy Oster, JTA, 07/07/2019 20:16
Faith and art through supervised graffiti

Faith and art through supervised graffiti

'Graffiti is an art of protest. I draw and protest as if to tell people, "Look! There are so many people out there suffering".'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/12/2018 18:04
D.C.: Preschool staffer on leave due to 'inappropriate conduct'

D.C.: Preschool staffer on leave due to 'inappropriate conduct'

D.C. police investigating child sexual abuse allegations at Reform preschoolJTA, 30/08/2018 12:53
When sexual abuse victims' parents turn their backs

When sexual abuse victims' parents turn their backs

Triumphing over societal taboos: Fighting sexual abuse in the haredi sector.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2018 13:36
Female teacher fights dismissal over affair with teen student

Female teacher fights dismissal over affair with teen student

Education Ministry initiates proceedings against female teacher after police, prosecution, close case due to 'lack of evidence.'JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/06/2018 23:13
Lawsuit against Jerusalem haredi school alleges sexual abuse

Lawsuit against Jerusalem haredi school alleges sexual abuse

Haredi organization claims Jerusalem elementary school covered up physical and sexual abuse for years.JTA, 28/02/2018 12:12
Israeli woman may face extradition to Australia over child abuse

Israeli woman may face extradition to Australia over child abuse

Former religious school principal faces possible extradition to Australia following claims of child abuse.AFP, 27/02/2018 16:12
Watch: How you can protect your children from sexual abuse

Watch: How you can protect your children from sexual abuse

Orthodox educator looks to share his insights into combating child abuse with Israeli parents. 'Abusers afraid of educated children.'Yoni Kempinski/Mordechai Sones, 04/02/2018 15:43
Bnei Brak lawsuit: Yeshiva student harassed others over 3 years

Bnei Brak lawsuit: Yeshiva student harassed others over 3 years

Conspiracy of silence? Allegations of sexual abuse and pedophilia at flagship haredi yeshiva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2018 14:30
Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

Pope Francis defrocks Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.AFP, 28/06/2017 19:39
Rabbi Berland begs for his release

Rabbi Berland begs for his release

Berland appeals to chief rabbis for help saying he is in poor health.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2016 16:20
Chief Rabbi: Don't sweep child abuse under the rug

Chief Rabbi: Don't sweep child abuse under the rug

'Unfortunately we've recently seen horrific cases in our midst' writes Chief Rabbi Lau, 'burying our head in the sand is not the answer.'Hezki Baruch, 07/08/2016 21:31
'Not reporting sexual abuse violates the Torah'

'Not reporting sexual abuse violates the Torah'

Head of Tzohar criticizes rabbis over failure to report cases of sexual abuse in their communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2016 22:58
Witness against rabbi reveals 'private Holocaust'

Witness against rabbi reveals 'private Holocaust'

Witness against Rabbi Berland reveals the night he tried to sneak a glimpse of the rabbi studying - and caught a sight that shook his faith.Ari Yashar, 08/06/2016 10:10
Ex-principal 'unfit for extradition' in abuse case

Ex-principal 'unfit for extradition' in abuse case

Sex abuse victims support group up in arms as Malka Leifer wins latest bid to evade justice; will remain in Israel for 'treatment.'JTA, 06/06/2016 08:17
Woody Allen's son: PR engine covered sexual abuse

Woody Allen's son: PR engine covered sexual abuse

Renowned director's son says 'powerful publicist' forced journalists to drop investigations of abuse of his 7-year-old daughter.JTA, 13/05/2016 07:28
Orthodox activists to NY: Change sex abuse laws

Orthodox activists to NY: Change sex abuse laws

Activists and victims to lobby New York's state capital demanding statute of limitations be lifted for child sex abuse.Debra Nussbaum-Cohen, 02/05/2016 22:05
Lawyers wrongly named Alan Dershowitz in sex case

Lawyers wrongly named Alan Dershowitz in sex case

Attorneys acknowledge 'mistake' in filing sexual misconduct case naming Dershowitz - despite his clear innocence.JTA, 11/04/2016 10:16
Prosecution changes rules on women who lie

Prosecution changes rules on women who lie

After 12-year battle by activists, Prosecution changes instruction giving women a free pass to file false charges.Gil Ronen, 23/03/2016 19:23
Women complain leftist actor sexually abused them

Women complain leftist actor sexually abused them

Six women step forward to testify against Moshe Ivgy, saying he has harassed them over the years they worked with him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/02/2016 11:44
Feiglin: Europe inviting Muslim savages to rape it

Feiglin: Europe inviting Muslim savages to rape it

Ex-MK says deep down inside, secular PC culture wants to be subjugated by the Muslim male.Gil Ronen, 12/01/2016 17:49
Israelis unaware of prevalence of sexual abuse

Israelis unaware of prevalence of sexual abuse

57% of Israeli parents believe sexual offenders are random strangers, and under 25% of parents speak to their children about the issue.Tova Dvorin, 14/12/2015 08:22
Jewish communities unite to fight sexual abuse

Jewish communities unite to fight sexual abuse

Leaders of Jewish communities need to embrace fact that sexual abuse happens, learn how to react, says head of US umbrella group.Raphael Poch, 08/12/2015 07:59
Psychologist speaks out about the need for speed

Psychologist speaks out about the need for speed

When dealing with issues of abuse withing a family setting, the most important thing is to report it and seek help right away.Raphael Poch, 08/12/2015 03:43
Lawyers team up to solve the Agunah crisis

Lawyers team up to solve the Agunah crisis

Yashar Legal Coalition inaugurated to combat agunah issue and stop spousal abuseRaphael Poch, 03/12/2015 13:30
Putting sexual violence and abuse center stage

Putting sexual violence and abuse center stage

Orthodox communities now requesting students educated about sexual violence, says Tahel crisis center founder Debbie Gross.Raphael Poch, 03/12/2015 07:50
Tackling sexual abuse in the Orthodox community

Tackling sexual abuse in the Orthodox community

Conference teaches community leaders and Rabbis how to cope with overwhelming issues such as sexual abuse.Raphael Poch, 02/12/2015 16:12
How to Protect Your Kids When You're Not Around

How to Protect Your Kids When You're Not Around

Educating children about sexual abuse is never easy - where do you even begin? This invaluable book will show you how.Eliran Aharon, 09/09/2015 15:50
Shas Official Accused of Years-Long Sexual Abuse

Shas Official Accused of Years-Long Sexual Abuse

Israel Police are considering indicting a senior Shas employee suspected of sexually abusing his 33-year-old relative for 12 years.Cynthia Blank, 17/08/2015 22:58
Wife of Disgraced Yeshiva Head Knew of Misdeeds

Wife of Disgraced Yeshiva Head Knew of Misdeeds

Ezra Sheinberg's wife told Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu her husband told her about indecent acts with women.Nir Har Zahav, 13/08/2015 17:15
Sex Abuse Rabbi Claims He's 'Repenting'

Sex Abuse Rabbi Claims He's 'Repenting'

Ezra Sheinberg gives yet another contradictory interview to the press, claiming he both repented and never committed abuse.Tova Dvorin, 07/08/2015 11:29
Rabbi Threatened Calamity if Victims Complained

Rabbi Threatened Calamity if Victims Complained

Ezra Sheinberg was a 'demigod' to followers, officer involved in case reveals - and predicted calamity if victims refused, protested.Tova Dvorin, 27/07/2015 17:43
Police Ask to Extend Rabbi's Detention Until Trial

Police Ask to Extend Rabbi's Detention Until Trial

Request to Nazareth court follows even more accusations of abuse against Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg - now from 13 women.Tova Dvorin, 24/07/2015 10:39
Rabbi Sentenced to Nine Years for Sexual Abuse

Rabbi Sentenced to Nine Years for Sexual Abuse

Rabbi Yaakov Deutsch, from Afula, convicted of holding ongoing relationships with four teenagers.Haim Lev, 22/07/2015 18:34
Rabbi Accused of Abuse Blames 'False Confessions'

Rabbi Accused of Abuse Blames 'False Confessions'

Ezra Sheinberg points fingers at accusers and 'coerced confessions' after his detention for sexual abuse charges is extended.Tova Dvorin, 21/07/2015 13:46
Rabbi Refuses to See Women After Scandals

Rabbi Refuses to See Women After Scandals

Breslov leader Rabbi Shalom Arush to only handle women's issues through their husbands after sexual abuse scandals rock the religious world.Haim Lev, 19/07/2015 13:41
Victim Comes Forward About Abusive Rabbi

Victim Comes Forward About Abusive Rabbi

S. was abused 13 years ago by the Tzfat-based rabbi; testimony published just as his detention is shortened.Tova Dvorin, 17/07/2015 14:59
Northern Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse Named

Northern Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse Named

Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg of Tzfat has been accused by no fewer than ten women of abuse.Tova Dvorin, 17/07/2015 07:52
Detention Extended for Rabbi Accused of Abuse

Detention Extended for Rabbi Accused of Abuse

Rabbi to remain in police custody until next week; judge says physical evidence has been added to the case.Benny Moshe, 15/07/2015 20:32
Women Confront Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse

Women Confront Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse

Meeting quickly descends into shouting match after well-known rabbi meets two of the women accusing him of sexual abuse.Uzi Baruch, 14/07/2015 22:17
Victim Pens Open Letter to Rabbi Accused of Abuse

Victim Pens Open Letter to Rabbi Accused of Abuse

Complainant in sexual assault case against well-known northern Rabbi throws his threats back at him in letter sent to Arutz Sheva.Tova Dvorin, 13/07/2015 22:51
'Public Learned a Lesson' with Northern Rabbi

'Public Learned a Lesson' with Northern Rabbi

What happened before a northern Israeli rabbi was accused of abusing several women? How is the community coping? Arutz Sheva investigates.Tova Dvorin, 10/07/2015 13:25
Northern Rabbi Denies Sex Abuse Allegations

Northern Rabbi Denies Sex Abuse Allegations

Rabbi accused by eight women of indecent conduct waves off allegations as 'nonsense.'Tova Dvorin, 08/07/2015 16:22
ID of Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse to be Revealed

ID of Rabbi Accused of Sexual Abuse to be Revealed

Nazareth court strikes down appeal to classify the rabbi's identity, after judge reveals multiple women have complained of abuse.Shlomo Pitrikovksky, 07/07/2015 11:51
Arabs Sexually Abuse Jewish Women on Ramadan

Arabs Sexually Abuse Jewish Women on Ramadan

In court case of Arab who manipulated Temple Mount permit to harass beachgoers, senior policeman reveals the abuse occurs every year.Ari Yashar, 03/07/2015 09:05
Rabbi Charged With Sexual Abuse Arrested Fleeing

Rabbi Charged With Sexual Abuse Arrested Fleeing

Rabbi from Israel's north nabbed on way to Ben-Gurion Airport, as women complain of abuse and rape.Oranit Etzer, 02/07/2015 09:51
What Brought a 6'9" 400 lb Footballer to Tears?

What Brought a 6'9" 400 lb Footballer to Tears?

Moving scenes as US, Israeli groups team up to raise awareness of and combat sexual abuse in the Jewish community.Yitzchak Green, 29/04/2015 17:53
UN to Visit Iraq, Syria to Address Sexual Violence

UN to Visit Iraq, Syria to Address Sexual Violence

UN envoy to make Middle East tour to speak about sexual violence in the context of terror, particularly by ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2015 18:36
Yechimovich: Police Need to Clean Up Their Act

Yechimovich: Police Need to Clean Up Their Act

MK Shelly Yechimovich called for police to stop all non-essential activity for at least 24 hours and deal with numerous scandals.Moshe Cohen , 04/02/2015 22:19
ISIS Magazine: Islam Calls for Sexual Slavery

ISIS Magazine: Islam Calls for Sexual Slavery

English-language digital publication of jihadist group says raping and sexual enslaving non-Muslim women is simply part of Islam.Ari Yashar, 13/10/2014 13:54
Israel to Extradite Russian Priest For Child Abuse

Israel to Extradite Russian Priest For Child Abuse

Gleb Grozovsky, 35, arrested in Jerusalem over sexual abuse charges; may stay in Israel until red tape clears.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/09/2014 15:39
Jewish Watchdog Group Challenges Child Abuse Taboo

Jewish Watchdog Group Challenges Child Abuse Taboo

JCW event held in memorial of IDF soldier David Gordon stirs up strong emotions, as survivors encourage victims to speak up.Tova Dvorin, 18/09/2014 16:19