This book--the first of its kind--analyzes how and why cases of child sexual abuse have been systematically concealed in Orthodox Jewish communities. The book examines many such cover-ups in detail, showing how denial, backlash against victims, and the manipulation of the secular justice system have placed Orthodox Jewish community leaders in the position of defending or even enabling child abusers. The book also examines the generally disappointing treatment of this issue in popular media, while dissecting the institutions that contribute to the cover-ups, including two--rabbinic courts and local Orthodox qpatrolsq--that are more or less unique to Orthodox Jewish communities. Finally, the book explores the cultural factors that have contributed to this tragedy, and concludes with hopes and proposals for future reform.The first thing [my new hus- band] tells me is, aI want you to know the reason why I chose the Buick Century. ... The New York Daily News reported in 1996, for instance, about a service offering ultraaOrthodox Jewish men the use ofJewishanbsp;...
|Title||:||Sexual Abuse, Shonda and Concealment in Orthodox Jewish Communities|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2014-07-09|