Family Violence: Silence Isn't Golden Anymore

By Faith Solela

Response, Spring 1985

Nothing could be more devastating to family life than child abuse and wife-battering. How, then, could a community that viewed the family as central to its survival choose to ignore such a threat? The answer is that solutions to family violence are no less challenging to the ideal traditional Jewish family than the violence itself. To confront family violence one must attempt to understand it. Until the Jewish community can develop ways to show support for victims of family violence, victims will continue to suffer for the sake of a myth about the serenity of Jewish families or they will find solace outside the community.

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Violence, Abuse, Family

Volume/Issue: Vol.14/no.4

Page Number(s): 101-106

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Solela, Faith. Family Violence: Silence Isn't Golden Anymore. Response. Spring 1985: 101-106. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10639


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