Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pre-Post: Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Community--Discussion of the Recent Controversy

There is a long guest post coming tonight about a recent study regarding sexual abuse in the Orthodox community. Here is some prep reading on the subject. Many readers might have already seen this but I present it here for easy reference and for those who have not:

  1. Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D., Michelle Friedman, M.D., Talli Y. Rosenbaum, P.T., Ellen Labinsky, Ph.D., James Schmeidler, Ph.D., "History of Past Sexual Abuse in Married Observant Jewish Women" in American Journal of Psychiatry 2007; 164:1700–1706: link (PDF)

  2. Debra Nussbaum Cohen, "No Religious Haven From Abuse" in The Jewish Week, Oct. 25, '07: link

  3. Marvin Schick, "Scholarly Abuse", Dec. 22, '07: link

  4. R. Avi Shafran, "Sin and Subtext", Nov. 22, '07: link
Please withhold comments (which will, as usual, be carefully monitored) until tonight's post. And please do not offer an opinion about an article until you actually read it.

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