I’m sitting here and typing with tears pouring down my cheeks.
I’m depressed and I’m angry and I’m excited too.
Probably some of you readers know perfectly how I feel. On Thursday night, I sat in a lecture in Bais Rivkah about protecting our children. I was not protected. I was not protected by my parents who did not have any clue about abuse and never taught us. I was not protected by my teachers and principal.
I’m depressed because my parents were too innocent. I’m angry because my teachers and principals were too guilty. I’m excited, because my children will never have to suffer what I have suffered.
I looked around me and saw many faces. Faces of parents who CARE. And faces of the absent ones. The ‘leaders’ of our community, where were you?
The principles and mashpiim of our community, WHERE WERE YOU?
The speakers said it was brave for us to come, but for YOU, our leaders it was COWARDLY that you were not there.
Do you think you have nothing to learn? Do you think that today young adults will stay silent like I did? Do you think you will sleep peacefuly at night while your students are not sleeping from their nightmares?
I heard today that the law is stronger for us. I heard today more parents are going to police. I heard today more rabbonim say we SHOULD go to the police.
I saw today parents who will protect their children. I saw today frum psychologists and frum law officials who are giving us, the victims, more power. And that is my excitement.
May Hashem bless His chosen nation the Yidden that the ugly faces of the molesters and the people who deny there are molesters in our midst, that they should be seen NO MORE.