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Rabbi receives death threats for speaking out against child rape problem (major trigger warning)

This article from Vice discusses the horrifying culture of child rape among certain ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities and features the story of Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, who is receiving death threats for speaking out against the rape problem. The Rabbi graphically describes his experience walking in on a 7 year old boy being raped, so read at your own risk.

According to the article:

Rabbi Rosenberg believes around half of young males in Brooklyn’s Hasidic community—the largest in the United States and one of the largest in the world—have been victims of sexual assault perpetrated by their elders. Ben Hirsch, director of Survivors for Justice, a Brooklyn organization that advocates for Orthodox sex abuse victims, thinks the real number is higher. “From anecdotal evidence, we’re looking at over 50 percent. It has almost become a rite of passage.”


I knew that child abuse was a problem among some ultra-Orthodox communities but I had no idea to what extent. We hear so much about abuse in the Catholic church and about the Penn State abuse, and now it is coming to light how rampant the problem is among other communities. What can we do?! I wish I knew

Also, I'm not easily shocked, but that article title is wildly provocative: "The Child-Rape Assembly Line"

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