By Paul Goldman , NBC News
TEL AVIV – The ultra-Orthodox community in Israel, known as Haredim, has a closed and secluded way of life. They look at the secular population with a degree of suspicion and try to manage their own affairs. To that end, rabbis try to deal with cases of violence and sexual misconduct internally – without alerting outside authorities.
That cultural mentality makes it even harder to tackle sensitive subjects like the sexual abuse of children.
Now, for the first time, a book published in Hebrew tackles the growing problem of sexual abuse among children in the ultra-religious community, trying to break the silence in the closed community.
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Posted by Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg at 10/14/2012
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Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg