A Peek Under the Rug

By Mark Dratch

Jewish Week, January 5, 2007

Just a decade ago, the issue of sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community was merely whispered about by some, discussed behind closed doors by few, and hushed up by many. It was certainly not a significant part of many public discussions and forums. And yet this Thanksgiving weekend it was featured prominently on the agendas of the annual conventions of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. Acknowledgment of a problem is the first major step in confronting it. So we have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Orthodox Judaism, Abuse, Crime, Authority, Clergy

Name of Publication: The Jewish Week

Editor: Rosenblatt, Gary

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Dratch, Mark. A Peek Under the Rug. The Jewish Week. Jewish Week. 5 January 2007: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=9942


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