Having read the recent report detailing the presence of gender bias, sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying on the four campuses of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, I am genuinely brokenhearted that the seminary with which I have been so closely associated for more than five decades has failed so abysmally to listen to its faculty and students. I regret that so much pain has been inflicted and so little assistance for healing has been offered. This is contrary to our profession which is supposed to set an example for others.
Do you know who little Keira Kagan was? I want to tell you about her.
She alleges that she was “being hit, being grabbed, being dragged around by her hair, being held down in a manner causing bruising.”
After suffering sexual abuse from her Orthodox teacher, Dassi explains the dark road that led her to self-harm — and how she found the light again.
Just talking about sexual abuse in our Orthodox community it isn’t enough — we have to be brave enough to do something about it.
Raisman finds the nicest possible way to explain that victim blaming is wrong.
Seeing her in religious garb, I was reminded of the values she preached — and the innocent childhoods she is alleged to have destroyed.
NEW YORK Three people were indicted for participating in a scheme to pressure an alleged sexual abuse victim not to testify against her abuser,
Marc Gafni, the former rabbi and spiritual leader, was accused in the Forward of sexually molesting a teenage girl when he was a rabbinical student. Months after that essay was published, he asked to respond. Here’s his story, with expert opinion following.
In a way that few other Holocaust museums have dared, ILHMEC has been hosting visiting exhibitions under its roof that show visitors ways in which the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews was hardly unique: In just the past two years, the museum has featured exhibitions on apartheid in South Africa, racism in America, the Khmer Rouge atrocities in Cambodia, the aftermath of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia, and the plight of Iraqi refugees who left their homes with little more than the things they carried.