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Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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It was an honor for me and our
organization, Jewish Board of Advocates
for Children, Inc., to work with all of
you yesterday in Albany.
I recognize all of the hard work that
went into this day - the planning, the
expense, and more. Securing the support
of NOW, African American clergy,
rabbinic organizations and others.
Notifying the media. Getting the
buses. Thank you, Barbara Blaine, Marci
Hamilton, Tim from Long Island, Joe
Byrnes, Joel Engelman, Mark Appel, Ben
Hirsch, and many others.
I wore my "Protect Kids, Not Predators"
button all over Manhattan today. I'm
going to wear it tomorrow also.
As I stood alongside survivors under the
hot lights for an hour, and as I saw the
photographs of small victimized children
being held up, I was grateful for the
opportunity to participate with you, and
advocate on behalf of the most
vulnerable among us.
I felt the day was extraordinarily
productive. My group had good, positive
conversation with Assembly members and
We remain ready to work with you
tomorrow, the next day, and for many
Please drop by our web site,
particularly, our 50-page Position Paper
to the NYS Legislature. That Paper was
mailed in February to all 212 State
Senators, and Assembly members. My kids
helped stuff the envelopes, and put on
All the best,
Jewish Board of Advocates for Children,
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Subject: Mah Nishtana and Sexual Abuse
Mah Nishtana: The Four Questions of Our Children,
Some of Whom Are No Longer at the Seder
Why is the sexual abuse of children treated differently than all other communal issues?
1) In all other areas of halacha (Jewish Law), we enforce the highest level of tznius (modesty) and morality, but in this area of halacha - we ignore the rape of children.
2) In all other areas of kashrus, we demand the highest level of reliability, certification and supervision, but in the sanctity of children's own bodies - we demand none.
3) On all other matters, we follow the psak of Rav Eliyashiv, but when Rav Eliyashuv gives a psak urging victims of sexual abuse to report their abusers to the police - we ignore him.
4) In all other areas of a child's life, we fight and demand for their rights, (we lobby for bussing, for textbooks, for school lunch programs...) but when it comes to the sexual abuse of children - we lobby to protect our children’s abusers.
For more information on Passover and survivors of child sexual abuse go to:
Surviving Passover: Jewish Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Passover Prayer On Behalf of Abused and Neglected Children
A Survivors Haggadah - Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
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