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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