Abuse In The Jewish Community

Occasional FailedMessiah.com contributor Dr. Michael Salamon’s new book, Abuse in the Jewish Community: Religious and Communal Factors that Undermine the Apprehension of Offenders and the Treatment of Victims (Urim), documents ongoing coverups of child sex abuse in the haredi community.

Salamon also explains the trauma that comes from child sex abuse, and explains the haredi understanding of Jewish law and the haredi community mores that make it especially difficult for haredi victims to report haredi predators to police, and for the victims to get the therapy they need.

The book doesn’t deal with prevention or treatment, but Dr. Salamon hopes to publish a second volume that will.

Abuse in the Jewish Community would make a nice gift for any Orthodox or haredi rabbis you know.

If they read it, it will make it much more difficult for them to deny the truth, and it might force them to make make changes that will actually protect their community’s children.

Post appeared online on FailedMessiah.com

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