Strauss-Kahn invitation sparks Cambridge row

By Jennifer Lipman, March 1, 2012

Cambridge University students have launched a campaign to block the visit of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to one of the country's oldest debating chambers.

Mr Strauss-Kahn, who resigned from his post last year amid allegations of sexual assault, and who more recently was questioned by police about his involvement in a prostitution ring, is due to speak about economic policy at the Ca


Shock rise in domestic violence

By Marcus Dysch, January 12, 2012

The number of Jewish women abused in their own homes has risen by a third in the past nine months, according to the charity Jewish Women's Aid.

Serious attacks, including cases of attempted murder and kidnap, have soared by more than 300 per cent since March last year.


Transsexual assaulter is jailed

By Marcus Dysch, December 8, 2011

A man has been jailed for six months for punching a Jewish woman in the face.

Ben Matthew Firth harassed and then assaulted transsexual Samantha Marks in a library in Hull.

Frith had initially targeted Ms Marks at the city's central library in July, shouting "hiya boy" and making other abusive remarks. When she left the library Frith chased her.


Educating on support for victims of violence

December 1, 2011

Jewish Women's Aid is taking its new training programmes on domestic violence to Jewish welfare workers and teachers at Jewish schools.


School governor quits after assault charge

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 28, 2011

A Leeds Brodetsky Jewish Primary governor has resigned after being arrested for an alleged assault following a domestic incident.


Sex charge for youth worker

By Dan Goldberg, November 10, 2011

A former Chabad-Lubavitch youth leader has been arrested in Melbourne for alleged child molestation as police alleged more Jewish minors were sexually abused in a separate case.

Aron "Ezzy" Kestecher, 26, has been charged with four counts of indecent acts on a child under 16.


Rabbi charged in sexual assualt case

By Jennifer Lipman, November 2, 2011

A well-known Israeli rabbi has been indicted over sexual assault allegations.

The Jerusalem prosecutors' office filed an indictment today charging Rabbi Mordechai "Motti" Elon with the sexual assault of a minor six years ago. According to the prosecutors the alleged victim, who was a student of 17 at the time, had visited the rabbi seeking advice.


Man charged over yeshivah sex assaults

By Dan Goldberg, September 8, 2011

An Orthodox Jew has been charged with sexually assaulting children at a Jewish school in Australia.

David Cyprys, a locksmith who runs a company called Shomer Security, faced Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Tuesday on 16 counts of indecent assault and 13 counts of gross indecency, allegedly committed against students at Yeshivah College between 1984 and 1991.

Cyprys, 43, who was contracted b


Strauss-Kahn a free man as maid's case collapses

By Jennifer Lipman, August 24, 2011

More than three months after his arrest at New York's Sofitel Hotel, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 62, left court with his wife Anne Sinclair and told reporters that he was delighted that their "nightmare" was over.


Assault charges dropped against Strauss-Kahn

By Jennifer Lipman, August 23, 2011

A judge has dropped the sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn pending an appeal.

The case has not been fully dismissed because Justice Michael Obus said the accuser was still hoping to get a special prosecutor appointed.