By cooperating with the police, and speaking out about his son’s abuse, Mr. Jungreis, 38, found himself at the painful forefront of an issue roiling his insular Hasidic community. There have been glimmers of change as a small number of ultra-Orthodox Jews, taking on longstanding religious and cultural norms, have begun to report child sexual abuse accusations against members of their own communities. But those who come forward often encounter intense intimidation from their neighbors and from rabbinical authorities, aimed at pressuring them to drop their cases.
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The problems of the Catholic Church and Mormon Church have similarly been covered up.
- Victim’s Father Determined To Break Cycle Of Abuse In Brooklyn’s Hasidic, Orthodox Communities (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Before Banning The Internet, Rabbis Should Protect Haredi Children From Abuse And Molestation (failedmessiah.typepad.com)
- Why We May Never Know Which 85 Ultra-Orthodox Men Were Arrested for Child Sex Abuse (lukeford.net)
- Brooklyn D.A. “Plays Sex Abuse Politics” With The Lives Of Haredi Children (failedmessiah.typepad.com)
- Brooklyn DA Condemned For Not Prosecuting More Hasidic, Orthodox Jewish Sex Abusers (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Senior ultra-Orthodox leader pays historic visit to Israel Museum (haaretz.com)
- Jewish Sexual Abuse Victims Make Websites (lukeford.net)
- Deliver us, Lord, from every Evil (homophilosophicus.wordpress.com)
- The Mormon Beliefs vs. Christianity (catsnjammer64.wordpress.com)
- Sexual Abuse Is Not Just A Catholic Problem (blogs.the-american-interest.com)