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N.Y. to battle sexual abuse among ultra-Orthodox Jews

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 2, 2009

In one case, a rabbi was charged with sexually abusing boys at an Orthodox school. He admitted no sexual wrongdoing but pleaded guilty in April 2008 to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge, sentenced to three years of probation and dismissed from the school.

Last month, a federal jury in Brooklyn convicted an ultra-Orthodox rabbi of molesting his now-adult daughter through much of her childhood. He claimed he was being falsely accused by a daughter who rebelled against a strict upbringing.

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Interview with Suheir Hammad

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

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