Today the Baltimore Jewish Times published the following inspiring story of individual and communal courage in fighting the scourge of domestic violence. Yes, this problem does happen in the Jewish community. It happens to women regardless of their affiliation (very religious to secular to unaffiliated), their education and their socio-economic status. Yes abuse happens in the Jewish community.
CHANA, an organization working in support of women abused by their husbands, marked their 10th anniversary with a keynote address by Dr. Amy Robbins Ellison. You can read about her story and the anniversary at the Baltimore Jewish Times site.
Let’s hope and pray that Rabbi Weinreb’s words which close the article will soon be true – that soon their will be no more abuse and no more need for organizations like CHANA.