Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Case of a Sexual Assault in a Mikvah

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Comments from Vicki Polin, Executive Director of The Awareness Center, Inc.:
This is the first time I've heard allegations being made of a sexual assault in a mikvah. This is something we all need to be concerned with. If you have ideas of how we can all keep our children and young adults safe when using a mikvah please forward them to me. I'm sure this is not the first or last case of an assault in a mikvah. It's just the first time I've heard it.

Painting the city pink
By Daphana Baram
(UK) The Guardian
November 8, 2006

Goel Pinto, a gay journalist who was raised in the Orthodox religious community in Jerusalem and moved to Tel Aviv after having come out and abandoned religion, told of a sexual assault he was subjected to as a child by an ultra-Orthodox man in the local mikvah (ritual bathing establishment).

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