A prominent member of the Orthodox Jewish community wonders why the victims of child abuse are being shunned and terrorized. It’s time to take on the perpetrators.
You think your family has issues? Nechemya Weberman’s cousins include an anti-Zionist who’s chummy with Iran and a ‘garbologist’ who picked through Bob Dylan’s trash.
A Brooklyn fishmonger was indicted for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.
So-called modesty patrols were little known outside the Hasidic community. Their actions have loomed larger since the explosive trial of Nechemya Weberman.
Experts say 2012 was a year of unparalleled justice for child sex abuse victims, but whether the string of high-profile convictions will translate into a turning point for juvenile safety remains to be seen.
A jury declared Nechemya Weberman, a respected member of the ultra-Orthodox community, to be a criminal. Abuse survivors, many of whom live in silence, breathed a sigh of relief.
Nechemya Weberman was convicted of sexually abusing a Brooklyn Hasidic girl. But was it really the entire Satmar community that was on trial?
FORWARD EDITORIAL: Finally, there is a growing recognition that we must confront sexual abuse, whether it takes place in a therapist’s office or a Yeshiva University dorm.
A Brooklyn fishmonger was arrested for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.
A Hasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox community was injured when a chemical was thrown in his face.