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Sexual Abuse

Traditional media often highlights the abusers of the religious Jewish community, but thankfully, there are so many out there in the Orthodox Jewish world working to create positive change, like Dr. Shani Verschleiser. Verschleiser is a trauma therapist and the founder of Magenu, an organization that works to protect our […]
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Traditional media often highlights the abusers of the religious Jewish community, but thankfully, there are so many out there in the Orthodox Jewish world working to create positive change, like Dr. Shani Verschleiser. Verschleiser is a trauma therapist and the founder of Magenu, an organization that works to protect our […]
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Orthodox Community Confronts Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment within a community is a difficult topic no matter the context, but within religious communities it’s a topic that isn’t commonly discussed. Dr. Linda Freedman, a psychotherapist, spoke at New Toco Shul on Feb. 14, 2018 with the hopes of shedding light on […]
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With the explosion of the #MeToo movement and the various allegations and court proceedings, sexual assault and abuse has skyrocketed to virtually all media headlines. Unfortunately, the Jewish community is no stranger to incidents of abuse. Rather than remain silent, Shira Berkovits has decided to make a difference, establishing Sacred Spaces, an organization dedicated […]
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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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Orthodox Scientist Develops “MonitHer” To Detect Breast Cancer at Home A handheld ultrasound is being developed so that women can monitor their own breasts at home, allowing for a speedier detection of breast cancer. The brains behind the product, Orthodox Jew Yehudit Abrams, is a former biomedical scientist at NASA, […]
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How a Multiracial Orthodox Rabbi is Using His Background to Create a Unique Community in Brooklyn Growing up in the Orthodox community of Monsey, New York, as the son of an African-American mother who converted to Judaism and a white Ashkenazi father who became religious later in life, Isaiah Rothstein […]
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Lakewood Orthodox Leaders to Trump: Rethink Charlottesville Rabbi Aaron Kotler speaks out against Trump’s lack of reaction to Charlottesville. Kotler, CEO of Beth Medrash Govoha, and Weisberg are members of Lakewood’s Vaad, or Jewish council, which represents a large amount of the Orthodox Jewish community in public policy issues. The […]
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