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Miriam Friedman is a therapist, activist, and co-founder and Executive Director of Magen, a non-profit that deals with child sexual abuse. “We’ve inherited a reality where a perpetrator can depend on being supported and protected by his community, while victims suffer in shame and silence. Magen wants to overturn this completely- to make our communities[…]
Jerusalem Parents- this is the workshop you can’t afford to miss! All parents (and future parents) are invited to this crash course on protecting your kids from sexual abuse. Join parents all around the country in learning everything you need to know about: grooming, recognizing warning signs of a perpetrator, talking to your kids about abuse[…]
The Pesach Seder is kind of like national, collective trauma therapy. We relive some sensory elements of Mitzrayim as we eat the salt water, the bitter herbs, the charoset. We tell the story, weaving a horrific experience of slavery into something that makes sense and has meaning. We tell our national story as we sit[…]
On the Weekend Report, David Zeev speaks with Miriam Friedman, executive director of the Magen child protection agency. Click here to hear the interview.
We were so happy to welcome over 150 people at the awareness event last night. Thank you so much to our speakers for making last night’s event so powerful and successful: Manny Waks, Jennie Goldstein and Shani Taragin.
“IF YOU REMAIN SILENT at this time, relief and deliverance will arise from another place… And who knows if you have come to your position just for this moment?” (Book of Esther, 4:14). These words, spoken by Mordechai to Esther as he beseeches her to take action against imminent genocide, stand out for me this[…]
Learn about the trauma of abuse and how we heal- as individuals and as a community! Learn how to keep your kids safe! Stand with survivors of sexual abuse! Hope to see you there!
Magen organized a protest today at the Jerusalem District Court, where Malka Leifer failed to attend her extradition hearing for the seventh time in a row, due to “mental health issues.” Her attorney suggested the case be thrown out since she’s chronically unwell. Meanwhile her victims await justice and closure.
(Malka Leifer fled from Australia to Israel when allegations surfaced that she was sexually abusing her 14-15 year old female students. The Australian police have requested her extradition, but she is apparently unable to attend any court hearings because of “psychotic attacks” she suffers before the hearings. Many of her victims are ready to take[…]
Magen is proud to present this very important Chug Bayit dedicated to parents of children with Special Needs. Children with Special Needs are THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY to be sexually abused than other children.
Thursday night, Motty Elon, convicted of sexually assaulting a minor, will be featured in an inspirational evening of Torah and song, along with other rabbanim. Let the other participants know how you feel about their granting legitimacy and honor to a convicted sex offender by calling or texting them: הרב חיים דרוקמן – 0525665606 העיתונאי[…]