Rabbis Can Help by Speaking Out

By Irving ("Yitz") Greenberg

Moment Magazine, April 1990

Responding to Sharon Lowenstein's article in this issue of Moment ("Confronting Sexual Abuse in Jewish Families"), Rabbi Irving Greenberg states that resistance to admitting that this problem exists in the Jewish community grows out of some mistaken claims that, morally speaking, Jews are intrinsically different, and better. We cannot claim that incest is not a Jewish problem. He states that Rabbis, and indeed everyone, should speak out about abuse. To be silent is to incur the grave guilt of accessory after the fact.

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Abuse, Jewish Text, Clergy

Editor: Epstein, Nadine

Volume/Issue: Vol.15/no.2

Page Number(s): 49

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Greenberg, Irving ("Yitz"). Rabbis Can Help by Speaking Out. Moment Magazine. April 1990: 49. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10638


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