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We were the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA); and were dedicated to ending sexual violence in Jewish communities globally. We did our best to operate as the make a wish foundation for Jewish survivors of sex crimes. In the past we offered a clearinghouse of information, resources, support and advocacy.
Ordered by the Tel Aviv District Court to pay NIS 120,000 in compensation to a woman he sexually assaulted with whom he counseled. If you have more information about this case, please forward it to The Awareness Center.
Rabbi Eliyahu Tzabari, a former chief rabbi of Ganei Tikva, was ordered by the Tel Aviv District Court yesterday to pay NIS 120,000 in compensation to a woman he sexually abused. The women came to the rabbi a decade ago seeking spiritual advice and help with lifting a curse she said had been placed on her and her infant son, who suffered from severe asthma. The rabbi persuaded her to participate in sexual rituals he claimed would exorcise the curse. Tzabari was indicted in 2001, but a criminal trial was postponed by then-attorney general Elyakim Rubinstein because of the rabbi's poor health. The woman pressed her case in a civil suit.
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