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  • Mendel Tevel sentenced to one year in prison on sex abuse charges

    By Jared Sichel

    June 8, 2015 | 1:13 pm

    Nearly two years after his arrest in Beverly Hills on sexual-abuse charges, Mendel Tevel was sentenced on June 8 in a Brooklyn court to one year in prison, a spokesperson with the Brooklyn district attorney’s office has confirmed. 

    Tevel is married to the daughter of Rabbi...

  • Beverly Hills resident Mendel Tevel pleads guilty in Brooklyn to sex abuse charges

    By Jared Sichel

    April 28, 2015 | 4:13 pm

    Mendel Tevel, who was arrested in Beverly Hills in Oct. 2013 and then extradited to Brooklyn on charges of sexual abuse stemming from an Apr. 2007 incident, pleaded guilty in a New York courtroom before Judge Elizabeth Foley on Apr. 24 to two counts of criminal sexual acts in the...

  • Unlikely Heroes

    By Joy Bennett

    September 25, 2013 | 8:46 am

    General view of Unlikely Heroes Justice Ball, Los Angeles, CA September 24, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett

    Last night I was invited to the Justice Ball at Boulevard3 on Sunset Boulevard to benefit the international anti-human trafficking organization Unlikely Heroes.  This...

  • Developing: Jewish Family Service denies Australian news report of ‘harboring’ pedophile

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 12, 2013 | 9:03 pm

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) has rejected accusations that the organization or any member of its staff attempted to shield a known pedophile from law enforcement.

    Responding to reports that first appeared on April 10 in the Sydney Morning Herald, a respected...

  • Former Jewish leader’s sex abuse charges rock Melbourne community

    March 19, 2013 | 8:37 am

    Menachem (Manny) Waks was on a leadership training program in Israel in June 2011 when he made a decision that would radically change his life.

    Flicking through Melbourne’s The Age newspaper on his laptop one morning, he spotted an article about David Kramer, who was convicted of...

  • Baltimore Jewish day school teacher arrested on child abuse charges

    January 15, 2013 | 11:02 am

    A physical education teacher at a Baltimore Jewish high school was arrested and charged with child abuse.

    Foye Minton, 33, was arrested last week by Baltimore County Police at the Day School at Baltimore Hebrew, where he works.

    Minton is accused of having a sexual relationship...

  • Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier charged in Sandusky sex abuse case

    November 1, 2012 | 11:29 am

    Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier was charged with perjury and obstruction as part of a "conspiracy of silence" in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said on Thursday.

    Spanier also is charged with...

  • Preventing child abuse, a ‘totally Jewish’ value

    September 19, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    Wearing a tattered house robe and with a cigarette dangling from her hand, the pregnant woman in a low-income neighborhood opened the door. 

    Would she cut down on smoking now that her first child was on the way, the expectant mother was asked by the visiting nurse?


  • SNAP: Catholic sex abuse cover-up continues

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 13, 2012 | 6:03 pm

    I’ve been meaning to mention an ad that the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ran an ad in the New York Times this week. The full-page ad went to great lengths to document the on-going cover-up of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

    The full ad is after the jump,...

  • Abusive ‘rabbi’ convicted in Jerusalem

    November 30, 2010 | 11:22 am

    A self-proclaimed rabbi who counseled his followers to commit horrific acts of child abuse was convicted of abusing several children who lived with him.

    Elior Chen was convicted Tuesday in Jerusalem District Court for abusing the eight children of the woman with whom he lived, a...

  • COMMUNITY BRIEFS: Child Abuse, Christian University Jewish Program, Lee Baca

    April 16, 2009 | 2:40 am

    Reports: Child Abuse on the Rise

    In the last several months, reports from around the country have been confirming what child welfare experts feared: Economic hard times bring a drastic increase in child abuse and domestic violence. Newspapers nationally are reporting 30 percent to...

  • Indirect Victims

    By Rachel Pomerance

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    An alarming number of at-risk children are among the Jewish victims of Argentina's economic collapse.

    Even in the most stable families, children have been hit by the fallout from the collapse. For unstable parents, desperate conditions like those in crisis-ridden Argentina only make...