Tempest in the TempleJewish Communitiesand Child Sex Scandals

Tempest in the TempleJewish Communitiesand Child Sex Scandals

Code: 1-58465-671-5



Product Description

"In 2006, New York magazine and ABC's Nightline both featured stories dealing with rabbis who had abused children entrusted to them.
Then, at the start of 2007, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency published a five-part series on sexual abuse by rabbis who led congregations,
taught religious studies, and ran youth groups.
The series soon was picked up by Jewish newspapers nationwide.
Despite this spate of media coverage, there has been a dearth of scholarly material investigating sexual abuse within the Jewish clergy
Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, & Life
Tempest in the Temple brings together fifteen practicing rabbis, educators, pastoral counselors, sociologists, mental health professionals, and legal advocates for abuse victims, each of whom offer insights into different facets of the problem
This book offers an open discussion of some of the most deeply rooted fears in the Jewish community.
While it is the first book to bring child sex scandals in temples and synagogues to light, its purpose is not to blame or shame Jews
but to examine this horrific problem with as much clarity and precision as possible so that the best remedies can be offered to the community as a whole
Hardcover, 308 pages"