No one has a right to violate in any way the body or soul of another human being.
Abuse, in any form or shape, physical, psychological, verbal, emotional or sexual, is above all a violent crime – a terrible crime. Abusing another (even if it’s intangible) is no different than taking a weapon and beating someone to a pulp. And because of its terrible long-term effects, the crime is that much worse.
Left with no one else to blame, the child erroneously sees himself as the culprit. And this self-loathing and sense of inadequacy further erodes the child’s confidence. It’s not your fault. Don’t allow yourself to be invalidated. You have all the strength necessary to pick up the pieces and rebuild your life.Read More
Rabbi Simon Jacobson addresses one of the most critical issues of our time: Sexual abuse. How to deal with the deep wounds, including the breach of trust and betrayal resulting from being violated, especially at the hands of a trusted leader and authority.Read More