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Opinion: On domestic violence front, more work is needed


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/opinion_on_domestic_violence_front_more_work_is_needed_20120301

Thirty years ago, a Jewish woman experiencing domestic violence had few places to turn. Community leaders strongly resisted acknowledging violence for fear that it would harm marriages and break up families. Few services existed for women seeking support in a Jewish setting. Prior to 1994, the U.S. government did not even recognize domestic violence as a federal crime.

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