I’m sorry that posting has been light this week. I’ve been doing something that many haredim feel is a pointless endeavor, working to make a living. I received a great opportunity that’s going to keep me very busy with work for the next few weeks (yea!).
However, a reader sent in a link that is very important to share. Please circulate it through email, posting on other blogs, and through social media. No need to cite this blog. The article is what needs the exposure, so please share the direct link:
Newsweek has a very thorough exposé on child sexual abuse (CSA) in hasidic and haredi communities examining several cases of abuse; with a special focus on Chabad and their school Oholei Torah, a yeshiva in Crown Heights.
In upcoming weeks I hope to revisit this article (it’s a long one) and examine it in detail to highlight several problems that Chabad would prefer their ignorant attendees and donors never hear about. But for now, JUST GO READ IT.
Chabad has a global network of synagogues, schools and other facilities that is often used to shelter abusers on the run.
(hat tip: sara t)