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American rabbi convicted of sex abuse, is given residency status in Israel

Orthodox activist group pushing Israel to deny citizenship to an American rabbi, citing his conviction for sexual assault.

Activists urge Israel to reject sex abuser's immigration request

5 women speak up against revered teacher: 'She forced herself on us'

Revered haredi teacher Zivia Rotenberg, is accused of multiple sexual offenses against her students

5 women speak up against revered teacher: 'Forced herself on us'

Elderly man suspected of sexual abuse is arrested

Elderly man arrested for sexual assault committed years ago, after alleged victims file complaint with police.

Elderly man suspected of sexual abuse is arrested

Leading haredi rabbi: Father can report child's abuse to police

In newly-publicized video, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky responds to question on whether father may turn to police after son is hurt.

Leading haredi rabbi: Father can report child's abuse to police

New Jersey yeshiva principal resigns abruptly amid allegations of past sexual abuse

Top rabbi at modern Orthodox yeshiva in New Jersey resigns abruptly following allegations of sexual abuse 30 years ago.

NJ yeshiva principal quits amid allegations of past sexual abuse

On self-protection and redemption

What are the most important values in your life? You can talk and learn about them, emulate others and note that most of us try to do that.

On self-protection and redemption

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

Haredi Lawmaker: All rapists deserve to be shot

United Torah Judaism MK Yitzhak Pindrus tells Knesset hearing on sexual abuse that in Jewish theocracy, 'all rapists would be shot'.

Haredi Lawmaker: All rapists deserve to be shot

We should phase out male OB-GYNs

The future of the field should be placed in the hands of women, and we need to make sure that happens. Opinion.

We should phase out male OB-GYNs

This will not stand - a letter to the Jewish community on sexual abuse

Three well-known psychiatrists on the tragedy of sexual abuse and the need to be aware of the challenges facing our communities. Opinion.

This will  not stand - statement on sexual abuse

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

Melbourne court orders Malka Leifer to stand trial

Melbourne court orders Malka Leifer to stand trial for 70 counts of child sexual abuse.

Melbourne court orders Malka Leifer to stand trial

Reform Movement launches massive probe of sexual abuse claims

After string of high-profile revelations of sexual misconduct, Reform Movement opens three-pronged investigation into claims of abuse.

Reform Movement launches massive probe of sexual abuse claims

Bedouin burglar sexually assaulted 10-year-old Jewish girl

Father speaks out after Bedouin Arab broke into his home and went 'from bed to bed' before assaulting the family's 10-year-old daughter.

Bedouin burglar sexually assaulted 10-year-old Jewish girl

Interpol is searching for an Argentine rabbi accused of sexual abuse

International police looking in Israel for former rabbi of Buenos Aires synagogue who stands accused of molesting two youths.

Interpol searching for Argentine rabbi accused of sexual abuse

Nahariya hospital rabbi suspended on suspicion of sexual abuse

Civil Service Commissioner suspends rabbi at Galilee Medical Center following latest complaint of abuse of 17-year-old boy.

Nahariya hospital rabbi suspended on suspicion of sexual abuse

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.

Tragedies - past, present and future?

'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.

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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.

Hold On: Amudim band supports survivors of sexual abuseplayer

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.

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

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Jeffrey Epstein arrested on new sex-trafficking charges

Billionaire New York financier Jeffrey Epstein, already a listed sex offender, arrested over new sex-trafficking charges

Jeffrey Epstein arrested on new sex-trafficking charges

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".'

Faith and art through supervised graffiti

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

D.C. police investigating child sexual abuse allegations at Reform preschool

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

When sexual abuse victims' parents turn their backs

Triumphing over societal taboos: Fighting sexual abuse in the haredi sector.

When sexual abuse victims' parents turn their backs

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.'

Female teacher fights dismissal over affair with teen student

Lawsuit against Jerusalem haredi school alleges sexual abuse

Haredi organization claims Jerusalem elementary school covered up physical and sexual abuse for years.

Lawsuit against Jerusalem haredi school alleges sexual 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.

Israeli woman may face extradition to Australia over child 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.'

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Bnei Brak lawsuit: Yeshiva student harassed others over 3 years

Conspiracy of silence? Allegations of sexual abuse and pedophilia at flagship haredi yeshiva.

Bnei Brak lawsuit: Yeshiva student harassed others over 3 years

Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

Pope Francis defrocks Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.

Pope defrocks priest convicted of sex abuse

Rabbi Berland begs for his release

Berland appeals to chief rabbis for help saying he is in poor health.

Rabbi Berland begs for his release

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.'

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

'Not reporting sexual abuse violates the Torah'

Head of Tzohar criticizes rabbis over failure to report cases of sexual abuse in their communities.

'Not reporting sexual abuse violates the Torah'

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.

Key witness against fugitive rabbi reveals 'private Holocaust'

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.'

Haredi principal 'unfit for extradition' in Australia abuse case

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.

Woody Allen's son: 'PR engine' silenced sexual abuse case

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.

Orthodox activists ask NY to change sex abuse reporting laws

Lawyers wrongly named Alan Dershowitz in sex case

Attorneys acknowledge 'mistake' in filing sexual misconduct case naming Dershowitz - despite his clear innocence.

Lawyers admit wrongly naming Alan Dershowitz in sex case

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.

Prosecution changes rules on women who lie