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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Second shelter for abused Haredi women opened in central Israel

By Ruth Sinai

A shelter for abused women from the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) sector was inaugurated on Wednesday in a city in central Israel. The shelter began operating several months ago, and it can host up to 50 people. Eight women and their children are currently staying there.

The shelter, second of its kind, is being funded by the International Fellowship for Christians and Jews (IFCJ), the Welfare Ministry and private donors.

The Bat Melech fund, a body designated to treat abused women in the Haredi sector, operates the shelter on behalf of the Welfare Ministry along with another establishment for the protection of abused Haredi women. The shelters offer women protection, mental and social assistance and legal counseling.

According to Welfare Ministry figures, 1,388 women sought protection in shelters in 2004, but only half of them were placed in shelters. Currently there are 1,064 children residing in shelters, a third of them under the age of three.

13 Comments:

Blogger Un-Orthodox Jew said...

It sounds like the kollel guys can find some free time to beat the shit out of their wives and kids.
Mabe the shver didn't send the check on time.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Detective said...

The shelter is probably full of the "religious" sephardim. They're the lowest.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 8:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah...the worst male abusers are the Bucharian animals. They treat their wives and women as possesions. Real animals...I married one of them..... I live in Queens.... heart of the Bucharian jungle... they soo hate Ashkenazim - it is unreal their hatred for us Ashkenazim.... can't wait to dump my loser BUCHARIAN ANIMAL husband....

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sceptical about a place run by christians and jewish fellowship.Perhapes its a place to missionize. The christians are always looking to missionize jews.Be weary of christian kindness,its fraught with danger.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous seeker said...

to detective: Your a racist against
your fellow jews. Not all religious sefardim beat their wives. Lets get real.Stop the generalizations, your suppose to be such a great intellect and good speller.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the woman who wants to get rid of her buchari husband. How did you ever marry a buchari?

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Detective said...

I am not being racist - just telling it like it is, my friend. The Moroccans beat their wives; the Yemenites beat their wives; the Bucharians beat their wives; the Syrians beat their wives, the Persians beat their wives... it's in their blood and they’re no better than Arabs. Obviously not all of them do this but there are way too many who do. And the women, for the most part uneducated and products of similarly abusive environments, unfortunately tolerate it. For every woman in a shelter there are ten that are home suffering.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats why they all wear designer sunglasses, to cover their beaten faces, that's true.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous yaakov said...

Many Ashkenazic men are no better physically and/or emotionally. I'm Ashkenaz, and I've noted many unfortunate events in the arena of wife abuse.

Ashkenaz, Sephard, Bucharian, Iranian, Yemenite, or any denomination,
NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO ABUSE THEIR SPOUSE!

Thursday, December 01, 2005 6:09:00 PM  
Anonymous meilech said...

my wife beats me all the time, physically, emotionally and financially

Thursday, December 01, 2005 6:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My (Sephardic) husband has never laid a hand on me. He is a great husband, father, and provider. And, he even helps with the nightly cleanup.

Sunday, December 04, 2005 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's not sephardic.

Sunday, December 04, 2005 1:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats with all the sinas chinam here people? Lets try to re-educate the young husbands so that they don't follow the ways of there fathers, instead of making these broad statments, which causes hatred among us felloe jews. Trust me, theres enough goyish hate that we shouldn't be hating ourselves.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 2:26:00 PM  

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