It happens in every kind of family, no matter what we’d like to believe. Girls and boys are sexually abused by adults in their households. Women and men are battered by their spouses. Even if our homes are loving and safe, many of us have experienced violence and trauma in settings too numerous to list. To begin to heal, we must create space for people to tell their stories—and we must listen without turning away.
Healing from Trauma & Abuse
The sukkah protects the vulnerable … and it exposes the violators
It is revealing that quite regularly women tell me they prefer not to feel like a side of beef being kashered in her immersion process.
“We are not merely connected like two ends of a thread,” the speaker says. “We are the thread./ One and whole.”