find the courage to tell a friend, rabbi or other prominent members of the community. Unfortunately, because this is the first time it has been drawn to their attention, they will misguidedly advise the woman to try and preserve her marriage and remain at home.
At the same time, her abusive husband will be trying to coerce her into staying with him. As she has nowhere else to go, his wife will often return to an ever worsening and potentially violent situation. It is therefore essential that women who are brave enough to tell people they are living in fear should be immediately guided to organisations like Jewish Women’s Aid so that they can receive the professional help they so desperately need.
We are gradually becoming a community able to acknowledge that abuse does occur within some of our families. We therefore have a duty to support JWA and enable it to meet the growing demand by increasing and developing the vital services that it currently delivers. David Shinegold,
These Charedi men, supposedly representatives of their society, disgust me. Their behaviour is diabolical and cannot and should not be tolerated by either we normal and lawabiding air passengers or the cabin crew. Why should anybody have to move to accommodate their demands? As for the individual who plugged his phone or whatever into the steward’s control panel, he should face a whopping fine and be banned from flying EasyJet for life. His action was totally irresponsible and in my opinion he should have been escorted off the plane there and then. These “gentlemen” must