Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Here's a timely article that I liked about the parshas discussing the construction of the Beis HaMikdash. It's got a number of interesting points, including its analogy to marriage and marital counseling.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
This week, in collaboration with my colleagues at Project S.A.R.A.H., we completed the first portion of the pilot run the sexual abuse prevention program I created for Jewish middle schools, called Connecting Is Respecting. It was quite successful by all accounts, and we learned a lot from this initial presentation which will help us make some important improvements in the program and in the evaluation process. So far we have presented to the 5th grade boys; plans to continue with the girls' section, followed by 6th and 7th grades, are underway. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
R’ Yakov Horowitz posted a poignant cartoon a few days ago expressing the theory of abuse that “hurt people hurt people.” (See the cartoon and accompanying article here.) In response, I shared with him a related image that I feel is very powerful. It sparked some responses, so I felt it was a good time to post it here. There are actually three related images, all of which originated at http://www.savethechildren.mx/ (though I am not clear in what context). They do a phenomenal job of illustrating the cycle of abuse - be it physical, verbal, or sexual. (Click on the image to see the full-size picture in great detail.)