Truth is a brilliant light that can hurt the eyes and make us turn away.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I was "zoche" to have your father for both 2nd and 6th grade. I was
beaten daily in 6th grade, everything from a slap in the face to being
beaten with fists and everything in between. He mummified me with masking
tape once, tied my hands together with masking tape, hung me on a hook
in the classroom and tied my sleeves together. Those were all on
different occasions. I think those are good examples of specific
craziness that he did to me in second grade. The worst I remember was in
6th grade where he took me into a large storage room that was right
next door to our classroom. Once we entered he closed the door, turned
off the lights and said run. I ran, climbed up and lied down on a shelf
sweating and "ztitering" anticipating what he was going to do to me once
he caught me. When he did, he grabbed me, threw me to the floor, beat
me with his fists and gave me a "Russian haircut" or noogey. He then
calmly walked to the door giving me a short period of time to wash my
face and return to the classroom. I hope this helps. Hatzlacha
Parents of Torah Institute please ask yourselves; Who is this years victim? The child taped to a chair a couple of months ago, or someone else?
Keep in mind that it is a lot easier for a child to disclose physical abuse than sexual abuse. Eighty percent of children who are sexually abused never tell anyone. I am an exception to the rule. The shame keeps victims quiet. Over ninety percent of children are molested by someone their parents know and trust.
Victims of sexual abuse often don't think they will be believed so they don't tell. The perpetrator makes sure that the victim knows that s/he will not be believed, as well. I am an example of this.
I am so sorry for the physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse that this man experienced for two yearsby the hands of my father. He was an innocent child. NO CHILD DESERVES TO BE TREATED THIS WAY.