When I told police I wanted to press charges, they laughed. “It doesn’t work like that here. His parents say he’ll take his medicine, so that’s it.”4
Just talking about sexual abuse in our Orthodox community it isn’t enough — we have to be brave enough to do something about it.
President Trump defending Moore reminds me of ultra-Orthodox rabbis who have been trying to keep their sexual abuse epidemic a dark secret for years.
When I reported two truck drivers who attempted to rape me, the Israeli police laughed in my face and questioned my sanity.6
Somewhere out there lives a “nice Orthodox Jewish boy” -— now a man — who sodomized me against my will when I was 17 years old.
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