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Mar 4, 2018, 3:23 PM
Child sexual abuse, cover-ups and intimidation — a global Jewish community snapshot
A global Jewish community snapshot in light of revelations in Baltimore, and an ongoing Australian case
Jan 15, 2018, 1:10 PM
When Chabadniks danced with a convicted sex offender
When Chabad accepted a tainted Torah scroll it ignored victims of abuse -- that's par for the course
Sep 29, 2017, 4:50 PM
Chabad’s hollow statements on child sexual abuse
The report of a new public statement by seven (seemingly random) Chabad rabbis calling for the immediate reporting to state authorities of reasonable suspicions of abuse is welcome news, especially their unequivocal announcement that prior rabbinic advice is unnecessary....
Nov 10, 2016, 9:51 AM
It’s time for institutional accountability for victims of child sexual abuse
On Rosh HaShanah this year, I launched my book, Who Gave You Permission?. The timing was coincidental, not deliberate – it was proposed by my publisher – but the fact that I didn’t care, is a reflection of just...
May 2, 2016, 8:31 AM
New York’s statute of limitations must be eliminated
It is widely accepted that around 1 in 5 children – 20% of the population – experience some form of sexual abuse before they turn 18. We also know that a very small proportion of victims ever disclose their...
Oct 23, 2014, 11:44 PM
Raped at a mikvah, then abandoned
Joey Diangello, a former Hasidic Jew and outspoken victims advocate, is dead -- where's the outcry?
Manny Waks is a consultant, advocate and public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Kol v'Oz, and the author of 'Who Gave You Permission?'.