Monday, November 10, 2008
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg - Victim Advocate Speaks Out About Being Shot
Rabbi Rosenberg's life is in danger. There are many who are attempting to discredit him and or set him up because he has been speaking out against a community that cares more about money then they do the safety of their children.
I also fear that there are some in law enforcement who wish him ill. We all need to do what ever is possible to protect him. After several conversations I had with a particular individual I have a strong feeling that he or his family might be harmed again.
Let this be a warning that those of us who are connected to The Awareness Center are watching and demanding that he be protected.
(Rabbi Rosenberg's name is also spelled Nuchem Rosenberg or Nochum Rosenberg)
The attacks against Rabbi Rosenberg seem to happen when he's trying to go to synagogue to pray. Even though those who trying to harm him are Jewish -- I personally believe this should be considered a hate crime.
Rabbi Nauchm Rosenberg has been advocating for Jewish survivors of sexual violence in Williamsburg/Borough Park (Brooklyn) New York for over 35 years.
Over the last several months he had his life threatened if he did not close down a hotline in which he would explain to parents and children how to report sex crimes. After the second time he was warned at gun point he closed down the hot-line. Right before the Jewish holiday of Sukkot he left a message wishing the Jewish people a good holiday. During the week of Sukot he was on his way to pray at shul when there was a drive by shooting in which attempted to kill him.
Please listen to him tell his story and demand that he is protected. His goal is to help survivors make police reports and testify in court to help put an end to sex crimes in his community and around the globe.
NOTE: this is a four part series. Please watch all 4 parts.
Part 1 (in this part Rabbi Rosenberg was repeating the presentation he did at Cardozo Law School at a press event)