Sunday, March 30, 2008

Mind Control, Cults and Jewish Survivors of Sexual Trauma

With the number of cases coming out in the Jewish community that have cult like leaders I wanted to share the following links that I found on The Awareness Center's site:

Alleged and Convicted Cases of Spiritual Abuse in Jewish Communities
  1. Case of Rabbi Yoram Aberjil (Netivot, Israel) (Accused of cult like practices, sexual harassment of young women and threatening the lives of his victims and those who advocated for them)
  2. Case of Rabbi Ephraim Bryks (Winnipeg, Canada, New York, NY) (Accusations about sexual inappropriate behavior with children started surfacing in the 1980's.)
  3. Case of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach (Accused of several cases of child molestation, and sexual assault of young women)
  4. Case of Rabbi Mordechai Gafni - AKA: Marc Winiarz, Marc Gafni, Mordechai Winiarz (New York, Florida, Los Angeles, Israel) (Accused sexual assault of teenage girls, attempted sexual assault of a young adult female, and of cult like practices)
  5. Case of Werner Erhard (AKA: John Paul Rosenberg) Founder EST (Accused of incest, which were later recanted. Also accused of cult like practices)
  6. Case of Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement (Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offenses)
  7. Case of Bruria Keren (Beit Shemish, Israel) (Accusedof molested her twelve children and other children in the community and also of cult like practices)
  8. Rabbi Mahluf Aminadav Krispin (Kiryat Bialik, Israel) (Accused of sexual assault and cult like practices)
  9. Case of Malka Leifer - School Principal (Elsternwick, Australia, Tel Aviv, Israel; Bnai Brak Israel) (Accused of molesting several female students and cult like practices)
  10. Case of Rabbi Michael Ozair - aka: Rabbi Michael Ezra, Rabbi Michael Ezra Ozair (Beverly Hills, CA) (Convicted, pleaded no contest to oral copulation with a 14-year-old minor.)
  11. Case of Martin H. Stein, MD (Accused of using mind control techniques on a minor. Stripped of his medical licenses in Virginia and the District for negligence, inappropriate and excessive prescribing of drugs for patients as young as 4 and sexually intimate behavior with a patient).
  12. Case of Rabbi Mordecai Tendler (Monsey, NY) (Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offenses)
  13. Case of Rabbi Isadore Trachtman (Chicago, IL and Jerusalem, Israel) (Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offenses)
  14. Rabbi Aharon Schechter and Tranquility Bay Reform School (Jamaica, West Indies) (Accused of knowing a school was using mind control techniques on minors).
  15. Case of Rabbi Hershy Worch ( Manchester, England; Mbale, Uganda; Melbourne, Australia; Pawtucket, RI; Istanbul, Turkey; Chicago, IL) (Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offenses)
  16. Case of Rabbi Matis Weinberg (Baltimore, MD, Santa Clara, CA and Har Nof, Israel) (Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offenses)
  17. Case of Sabbatai Zevi (Smyrna; Turkey; Greece; Egypt; Palestine)


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