|Rabbi Dr. Asher Lipner|
past, but I, and all of the survivors and advocates I work with, are ready to bury the hatchet and move forward from this point on. For the sake of the children.
itself. We were first betrayed by our abusers, then by our communities, and finally, in many situations by the government. All we want is change, and a chance to heal. A big part of healing both for the victim and for the community as a whole is for justice to be
served and the bad guys to be held accountable.
stated goals of Kol Tzedek.
current partners in Kol Tzedek. Victims need a voice. A strong voice that is willing to speak out for them without the need to be politically correct or the fear of backlash from the community. If you ask the Orthodox victims of abuse who have come forward to prosecute their abusers, they will tell you who the people are who have helped them and advocated for them.