by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Misery beyond the Mezzuzah

Relationship Abuse in the Jewish Community

A woman is battered every 15 seconds in the U.S. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. More than one in four North American women will experience abuse at some point in her life and, as we know, Jews are not immune —whether we’re Orthodox, unaffiliated, or anything in between. Bromides such as “Jewish men don’t batter,” or “Jewish men make the best husbands,” or “Jewish families are safe havens in a hostile world,” are about as true as “There are no Jewish alcoholics.”

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