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  • Fallout from Journal sexual assault story ripples worldwide

    By Ryan Torok

    November 2, 2016 | 2:53 pm

    For prominent Israeli journalist and author Ari Shavit, admitting that he was the subject of a Journal cover story about sexual assault could mean more than the end of his work at a newspaper and television station.

    Having already resigned his posts at Haaretz and Channel 10 in...

  • After scandal, a silver lining

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 1, 2016 | 6:23 pm

    On the morning after Yom Kippur, when one of my editors called and asked if I would consider writing a story about sexual assault, I could not have imagined the outcome and impact that would follow.

    For a week, my story of assault at the hands of an Israeli journalist I did not...

  • My response to Ari Shavit’s ‘apology’

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 28, 2016 | 11:30 am

    Last week, I wrote an article about a sexual assault I suffered in February 2014 at the hands of a prominent Israeli journalist. After intense speculation and pressure applied by the Israeli and Jewish media, that journalist, Ari Shavit, outed himself.

    He admitted his attempts to...

  • Trump video should be a call to action

    October 19, 2016 | 3:44 pm

    Something is unfolding that has the possibility of changing things forever. This is a tipping point. It’s the moment when we get real about growing up female in our country and the stories we have hidden. 

    It’s not just the pure shock of the “Access Hollywood” recording from...

  • My sexual assault, and yours: Every woman’s story

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 19, 2016 | 3:43 pm

    I remember staring at his scotch glass.

    The swirling, caramel-colored liquid caught the dim light of the hotel lobby, reflected it back to me. The light was a relief from the glare of his dark eyes, his black hair, the lecherous look on his face.   

    I’d agreed to meet him, an...

  • Fighting sexual assault: An idea for Mark Zuckerberg

    By David Suissa

    October 19, 2016 | 11:08 am

    Dear Mark,

    It’s been an ugly year. The recent release of a “hot mic” recording of presidential candidate Donald Trump, in which he bragged about forcing himself on women, was disgusting, although not shocking. It was in keeping with the coarseness we’ve come to expect from this...

  • Lessons from a summer of sexual assault

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 15, 2016 | 1:35 pm

    I remember driving home from a high school party one night during junior year while my best friend vomited in the back seat. In so many ways, it was a quintessential portrait of youth: one lanky 17-year-old sprawled over the back seat, throwing up alcohol into a bucket, while...

  • ‘Jewish’ man held in sex assault of teen ‘gifted’ to him by her ex-Amish parents

    June 20, 2016 | 10:30 am

    A Pennyslvania man was charged with the sexual assault of a teeange girl who was “gifted” to him by her ex-Amish parents. The parents’ relationship with the “individual of the Jewish faith” was opposed by Amish leaders, according to a lawsuit.

    Police found 12 girls aged 6 months...

  • Bravery and Brilliance after Rape

    By Ilana Angel

    June 7, 2016 | 9:24 am

    To the woman who wrote this letter, who experienced this violence, who shared her bravery, who will forever be a light in the darkness for countless women who have not yet found the strength to be brave, know that we are with you. WE ARE WITH YOU. We hear you, we see you, we are...

  • The Ongoing Rape of Kesha

    By Ilana Angel

    February 21, 2016 | 9:31 pm

    It takes bravery to step forward and speak about rape. A type of bravery that only those who have experienced it can truly understand. People think rape is about sex, but it is about violence, power, control, and humiliation. Whether you are aware of what is happening to you or...

  • The Cologne rapes and our culture of denial

    By Dennis Prager

    January 20, 2016 | 10:20 am

    On New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, more than 400 German women were sexually attacked and at least three raped by gangs of male immigrants, most of them from Arab countries.

    There are two truths that need to be confronted. But because we live in the Age of Denial of Unpleasant...

  • Woman arrested for sexual abuse of teenagers at a bar mitzvah

    March 27, 2015 | 2:28 pm

    A 32-year-old woman was arrested for alleged sex crimes at a bar mitzvah in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Lindsey Ann Radomski reportedly exposed her breasts to several guests at a bar mitzvah party before engaging in oral sex with a 15-year-old boy, Azcentral.com reported.

    Radomski, who...

  • Voyeurism is a form of sexual assault

    November 10, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    With all the conversations surrounding the allegations against my congregation’s former rabbi, Barry Freundel, no one is saying what desperately needs to be said — that voyeurism is sexual assault and that eliminating sexual assault in our communities should be the direction of our...

  • Orthodox educator Rabbi Elimelech Meisels sued for sexual assault

    August 8, 2014 | 10:22 am

    Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, who runs four religious seminaries in Israel for young Orthodox women, is being sued for sexual assault and fraud.

    The civil suit was filed Monday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of four parents with daughters...

  • Deconstructing Dylan and Woody by way of ‘Annie Hall’

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 4, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    There’s a scene late in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” where the two protagonists, Alvy and Annie, are both on their respective therapists’ couches, trying to sort out their love life. 

    “How often do you sleep together?” Alvy’s therapist asks, getting to the all-important question.

  • Dylan Farrow tells her painful story about Woody Allen

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 1, 2014 | 6:02 pm

    "The message that Hollywood sends matters," writes Dylan Farrow in a wrenching New York Times Op-Ed recounting a childhood of sexual abuse at the hands of her adoptive father, filmmaker Woody Allen.

    Farrow, a 28-year-old writer and artist, is speaking out for the first time about...

  • Hooters to Bob Filner: Respect women

    August 14, 2013 | 2:48 pm

    Hooters restaurants all around San Diego have banned disgraced mayor Bob Filner from their premises.

    Apparently Filner’s alleged tendency to invite his female subordinates to work without their panties was too much for the restaurant chain that invites (requires?) its waitresses...

  • Rabbi Motti Elon found guilty of sexual misconduct

    August 7, 2013 | 9:49 am

    Rabbi Mordechai “Motti” Elon, an Israeli Modern Orthodox leader, was convicted on two charges of sexually assaulting a minor.

    Elon, the former rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat HaKotel in Jerusalem, was found guilty Wednesday in Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court of indecent acts against a...

  • Six more ex-students at Y.U. high school allege sexual abuse

    July 11, 2013 | 10:18 am

    Another six former students at the Yeshiva University High School for Boys have come forward alleging that they were sexually assaulted there.

    The six join 19 former students who have filed a lawsuit against Yeshiva University charging that the allegations of abuse at the New...

  • Yeshiva teacher admits to sexually abusing boy

    May 13, 2013 | 3:40 pm

    A former counselor at a summer camp run by a yeshiva in Lakewood, N.J., admitted three days into his trial to sexually abusing a boy.

    Yosef Kolko, 39, made the admission on Monday after two more victims, a male and a female, came forward, the Asbury Park Press reported.


  • Brooklyn man charged in attack on rabbi who advocates for sex abuse victims

    December 13, 2012 | 11:00 am

    A Brooklyn fishmonger was arrested for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.

    Meilech Schnitzler, 36, of Williamsburg, turned himself in to police on Wednesday afternoon, the New York...

  • 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,...

  • Did Online Dating Just Get Safer?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 21, 2012 | 10:52 pm

    Online dating kings Match.com, eharmony.com and Spark Network, which owns and operates JDate, have agreed to start screening for sex offenders, in addition to other “safety precautions”, in order to help their clients. Their goal is to help their consumers guard against sexual...

  • French rabbi questioned in rape of minor females

    January 19, 2012 | 10:43 am

    A founder of the French Liberal Jewish movement was questioned on suspicion that he raped several female minors.

    French media reported Tuesday that Rabbi Daniel Farhi, 70, was questioned the same day at a police station in Paris. He has denied the accusations.

    The Liberal movement is associated with Reform Judaism.

    Farhi is known for his outreach to the French Muslim community.

  • Israeli rabbi charged with sexual assault

    November 2, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Modern Orthodox leader Rabbi Mordechai “Motti” Elon was indicted for the sexual assault of a minor.

    The Jerusalem prosecutors’ office filed the indictment Wednesday with the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.

    The alleged assault took place in 2005 against a student who had come to Elon...

  • Police question Strauss-Kahn in French assault case

    September 26, 2011 | 2:13 pm

    UPDATE: [1:10 p.m.] Strauss-Kahn was immune from civil suit under international law when suit was filed, his lawyers say.

    Monday, Sept. 12
    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was questioned by French police on Monday over a complaint of attempted rape, filed after his May...

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a Pig & a Pervert, Not a Rapist

    By Ilana Angel

    August 24, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Mr. Strauss-Kahn became a free man yesterday when all sexual assault charges against him were dropped.  We will never know what really happened, but as I said from the beginning, I don’t think he raped anyone. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a pig and a pervert to be sure, but he is not...

  • Making a Mistake is Not Rape

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 25, 2011 | 10:38 am

    A District Judge has ruled that Julian Assange will be extradited and so he leaves to face his accusers.  As a news junky, I’ve been fascinated with Assange for months and so I’ve been following his rape case rather closely. Or I guess I should say, alleged rape. There are two...

  • Attackers shouted ‘Jew! Jew!’ while sexually assaulting CBS’ Logan

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 17, 2011 | 11:15 am

    Like basically everyone, I was beyond disturbed to read Tuesday that Lara Logan, CBS’ chief foreign correspondent, had been sexually assaulted for 20 to 30 minutes by a mob of Egyptians while covering the revolutionary protests. Sickening.

    This detail, via the New York Post,...

  • Local Iranian Jews shocked by Katsav plea bargain

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When former Israeli President Moshe Katsav pleaded guilty to charges of sexual harassment and resigned his post late last month, no one was more surprised and saddened than his strongest supporters in Southern California, the Iranian Jewish community.

    Many local Iranian Jews share a...

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