Silence is Deadly

By Naomi Graetz

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), March 2008

In this column, part of the Sigi Ziering series on the ethics of leadership, the author discusses the silence around Jewish wife beating and many religious leaders' problematic response, or lack thereof. Although ample precedents exist for interpreting halacha in a way that might favor women, rabbis in today's rabbinical courts have no such incentives. The author suggests appropriate action inside and outside Israel to return us to our voices.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Relationships, Abuse, Crime, Family, Clergy

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 39/648

Page Number(s): 24

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Graetz, Naomi. Silence is Deadly. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). March 2008: 24.


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