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I have had tortuous abuse in my life, the silence being the factor which I’ve suffered from the most. The feeling of always having to quiet myself for fear of my secrets being out. It may sound like what a spy goes through after debrief and reintegration into civilian life, […]
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I have had tortuous abuse in my life, the silence being the factor which I’ve suffered from the most. The feeling of always having to quiet myself for fear of my secrets being out. It may sound like what a spy goes through after debrief and reintegration into civilian life, […]
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While the media has reported on parts of the Orthodox Jewish community that get it wrong when it comes to mental health treatment, Aviva Bennett-Tribuch is an example of a born and bred religious Jewish woman who has not only fought for her own mental health recovery when the medical […]
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Battling Addiction in Orthodox Jewish Community Means Breaking Through Silence Talking about substance abuse and addiction in the Orthodox Jewish world is a difficult endeavor that Rabbi Zvi Gluck is well acquainted with. He grew up in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn and said that, “any insular community […]
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Rachel Creeger: Comedian With a Perfect Job This summer, Rachel Creeger will be packing her bags, saying goodbye to her family, and heading to Edinburgh to perform her much-celebrated show, It’s No Job For a Nice Jewish Girl. She is the only Orthodox Jewish comedian on the UK Comedy Circuit. […]
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New DeScribe Video Highlights Opioid Use in Orthodox Community Trigger warning for adult content. If you or someone you know needs help contact Amudim at 646-517-0222 or visit them online at http://www.amudim.org. Parliament “Bans” Kosher Meat in its Restaurants A “de facto ban” has been imposed on kosher and halal […]
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Preventing Sexual Abuse in the Ultra-Orthodox Community Tahel, the crisis center for religious women and children, is reaching out to one of the most insulated communities in Israel by tackling sexual abuse among the ultra-Orthodox. Monday was the first day of the group’s three-day conference titled, “Creating Safe Communities; Creating […]
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Opioid Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, according to the federal government. Nationwide, more than 33,000 people died from causes related to heroin and prescription pain pills in […]
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  While the problem of drug addiction is a universal one, much of the Orthodox Jewish community has not always been comfortable facing it head on. Thankfully, change is beginning to taking place with a raising of awareness like never before. With more than 700 people coming to an event […]
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  Zvi Gluck, who was born and raised chasidic in Brooklyn, grew up in an environment where helping people in need, starting new initiatives, and sitting on organizational boards was part of his parents’ everyday life. He always knew he’d do the same, and “kids at risk” was the first […]
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