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Crown Heights Ultra-Orthodox Jews Meet to Combat Child Sex Abuse

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, took on the issue of child sex abuse in their community on Sunday. It comes at a time of increased scrutiny of the handling of such cases by the community and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn DA: Intimidation in Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Sex Abuse Cases Worse Than Mob Cases

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes continued to defend his office's record on sex abuse cases in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community at an unrelated press conference Wednesday. He said the victim intimidation in that community is worse than what he's seen in organized crime and police corruption cases over his nearly two-decade career.

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The Takeaway

A Religious War Inside Israel

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tensions between ultra-Orthodox Haredim and more secular Israelis have been growing over the past year. With strict codes in regards to clothing, observance of the Sabbath, and male-female interactions, this 1 million-strong segment of the population has become increasingly vocal about its displeasure with what it perceives as an insufficiently observant state. Specifically, the majority of this animosity has been focused on women.

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