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to #2
February 12, 2015 10:12 pm

It is really painful to live with. And you need to find a way to either stand up to or stop the abuse, or end the relationship. Rabbis are not qualified to treat abuse, just as they are not trained in heart surgery. They can refer you to a mental health professional, but do not take the place of one.

A.S. in MI
February 11, 2015 3:40 pm

Yasher Koach to Ruth Gordon for having the strength to speak publicly about her son’s tragic story. BTW, did you notice that this was attended by an obviously religious crowd, and (shudder shudder) many are sitting mixed!!

Larry
February 11, 2015 1:34 pm

To#3 The answer today is good money you got good lawyers.unfortunately I don’t think there’s any one out there who is really capable and understanding the severity of what goes on and want people are suffering to be able to help out I think today most rabbis are into their egos and power and for those who really care how much do they really understand how to take care of these issues therapist went to college for years to be able to understand.

Miami Event
February 11, 2015 12:25 pm

The JCW event in Miami will be held in Aventura Chabad at 21001 Biscayne Blvd Aventura, FL, 33180 @ 7:30pm on Sunday, February 15th.

Ask a rav...
February 11, 2015 10:13 am

Anyone searching for a 12 step meeting: don’t assume you aren’t allowed in a church basement in order to attend. Rabbanim who are aware of these issues don’t just allow frum people to participate, they often urge them to go! It’s not in the actual place of worship.

Churches
February 11, 2015 12:07 am

the statement Ruth Gordon made wasn’t about the Catholic Church or Catholicism. She was expressing the sad irony that the place he was accepted in was a church.

Jcw
February 10, 2015 10:59 pm

Amazing ! Thank you for keeping our children safe !

To #6
February 10, 2015 10:03 pm

Most 12 step programs meet in churches, very select few in shuls. That is what they are implying when mentioning churches.

Cover-ups ... What?
February 10, 2015 9:37 pm

While I’m very sorry for anyone who went through this kind of experience,
at the same time when read the following:

…. “She noted the irony that her late son Dave had received more unconditional support in his Narcotics Anonymous groups, which were mostly held in churches, than he received at his local synagogue. ” ….

Excuse me, What about all the cover-ups we have seen all these years by the Churches on their Priests and have been reported all over the Media?

Definitely something positive should be done about this,
Hatzlachah Rabah,
Moshiach Now!

when and where and what
February 10, 2015 6:13 pm

When and where will the meeting be held in Miami? What is the phone number? thanks

Philanthropists Backing
February 10, 2015 5:23 pm

Great to see backing from leading philanthropists as well. Mendy (Robert) Klein is a real leader. He helps so many Mosdos and it’s a real mitzva that he stood up in a room to speak about this. Where are the Chabad philanthropists??

to #2
February 10, 2015 5:17 pm

Call Ohel (Childrens home and family services).. They will assist you!!!

other kinds of abuse
February 10, 2015 4:53 pm

Happy to see this kind of awareness.
wish they would make people aware of other kinds of abuse. i am in an emotional abusive relationship and there is absolutely NO support from the rabbis of the community. its really shameful and painful to live with!!
Soo unfortunately true that most of the groups are held in churches. why are our communities not able to organize these support groups for their own?
I called many organizations looking for even one!…still looking..

Yehudis Smith
February 10, 2015 4:42 pm

Wow! How incredible! The tides are most definitely turning and I applaud you all for the life-changing, courageous, and extremely difficult work you do to protect our children. Thank you! See you in Miami iyH!

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