I am so glad someone is speaking out in the Jewish community…the issue of ignoring and excusing these types if actions is one of the major reasons I left the orthodox community.
This article by Meira Bayar Ellias* and Rahel Bayar* first appeared in the New Jersey Jewish Standard (5/2/14) with the title Taking Care of the Victims and is posted here with the kind permission of the authors and the editor of the Standard. For background to the controversy about pre-sentencing letters written on behalf of Evan Zauder see David Cheifetz’s Pelcovitz and Leading Orthodox Rabbis Line Up Behind Sex Offender Evan Zauder. Also see other posts in Frum Follies searching the tag, Zauder. (Yerachmiel Lopin)
TAKING CARE OF THE VICTIMS
We are sisters. One of us is a former child abuse and sex crimes prosecutor. One of us is a licensed social worker who has worked clinically with victims of sexual abuse and is also a victim of sexual assault. One of us is a member of the Orthodox community. One of us was a member of the…
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