Abuse

Jewish care home named in Jimmy Savile child abuse investigation

By Marcus Dysch, March 27, 2014

Paedophile Jimmy Savile is believed to have abused children at a Jewish care home, it has been revealed.

The Sarah Laski Home, in Crumpsall, Manchester, opened under the auspices of the city's Jewish Board of Guardians in 1953.

It was today named by the government alongside 20 other homes now being investigated for links to Savile.

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Bid to counter domestic violence in Jewish community

By Sandy Rashty, February 6, 2014

Jewish groups in the UK have backed an international campaign against violence directed at women.

Jewish Women’s Aid, United Synagogue Women and the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (Jofa) are supporting the One Billion Rising event in London, co-ordinated by Jewish playwright Eve Ensler and businesswoman Lynne Franks.

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Australian Rabbi’s apology over child sex abuse

By Dan Goldberg, September 18, 2013

One of Australia’s most senior Orthodox rabbis has issued an unequivocal apology to the victims of child sex abuse and urged perpetrators to turn themselves in to police.

On the eve of Yom Kippur, Rabbi Moshe Gutnick, president of the Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia, said the “culture of cover-up” is wrong.

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Let’s all tame Twitter now

By Daniel Finkelstein, August 9, 2013

I have spent an odd few days on Twitter. Well, both on Twitter and not on Twitter actually.

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Father not guilty of raping daughter

By Anna Sheinman, July 24, 2013

A father accused of leading the gang rape of his daughter along with a family friend has been found not guilty on all charges.

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Defendant in rape trial is a child abuser

By Anna Sheinman, July 12, 2013

The Orthodox Jewish man accused of leading the gang rape of his teenage daughter is a convicted paedophile, who was found guilty in April of sexual offences against his two young stepdaughters.

The revelation came at Wood Green Crown Court, where the man is being tried for various sexual offences against his daughter, including rape and conspiracy to rape.

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Man raped step-daughter for seven years

By Ellis Bolle, July 11, 2013

A 39-year-old Israeli man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for repeatedly raping his step-daughter over a period of seven years.

The Jerusalem District Court convicted the man of hundreds of counts of rape, sodomy, indecent assault, sex crimes and additional sex charges, Ynet reported this week.

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Rabbi: child victims ‘agree’ to sex abuse

By Dan Goldberg, June 27, 2013

A senior Chabad rabbi in America has publicly apologised after Australian media published recordings of him suggesting child sex abuse victims may have consented to molestation.

Rabbi Baruch Lesches, a former head of the rabbinical college at Chabad’s headquarters in Sydney from the mid-1980s, said on Monday he had deep “regret” about the incident.

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Union heeding wake-up call

By Geoffrey Alderman, June 18, 2013

On the assumption that most of you are not devotees of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, or in full paid-up membership of one of its numerous conventicles, I need to bring you up to speed on developments within the Union and its affiliates that are without precedent.

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Israeli horror as sex abuser adopts girl, 4

By Shira Rubin, June 6, 2013

Israeli authorities are at a legal standstill over the adoption of a four-year-old Indian-born girl by a man convicted of sex offences against young children.

The man, who is Israeli, legally gained custody of the child through an agreement with a surrogate mother in India and, under current legislation, the authorities do not have the power to remove the girl from him.

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