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Jun 4, 2019, 12:23 PM
The recent IICSA report into child sexual abuse rings true
Last week the UK’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse issued an in depth report into victims’ and survivors’ experiences of sexual abuse in religious institutions. It provides valuable data that confirms what many of our clients at Migdal Emunah have shared with us, as...
Feb 8, 2019, 3:41 PM
#ItsNotOK: Responding to disclosures of sexual abuse
We had a call from a classroom assistant working in a Jewish school. The individual was concerned that they were untrained vis a vis what would be best practice response to a six-year-old student’s disclosure in a class setting. The child in question had drawn...
Feb 1, 2018, 3:49 PM
Offenders must repent before they are forgiven
A familiar theme has been established in the fallout of Chabad Lubavitch UK’s shameful behaviour in honouring a convicted sex offender’s Torah scroll donation. While Chabad Lubavitch UK continues to remain unapologetic, our communal leadership focused on the “genuine repentance” and rehabilitation of sex offenders....
Jan 11, 2018, 3:39 PM
Honouring a sex abuser and shunning his victim
An event organised by Chabad Lubavitch UK was held in Golders Green a fortnight ago honouring a Sefer Torah and its donor. Chabad news outlets describe “over 1,000 men, women and children” participating in a “joyous” event. I was made aware of this when a...
Yehudis Goldsobel is the Chief Executive of Migdal Emunah & Founder of Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week