United Kingdom – Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis urged United Kingdom Jewry to support the campaign to battle domestic abuse within the Orthodox Jewish community.
According to the Jewish Chronicle Online Mirvis said sensitivity regarding the issue of domestic violence makes it challenging for charities such as Jewish Women’s Aid to support victims of abuse in Jewish homes.
The Jewish Women’s Aid was among groups that took booths at the Jewish Women’s Aid awareness event at Brent Cross Shopping Centre on Monday. A number of shoppers talked about their personal connections with those who had suffered abuse.
“It is fantastic that the Chief Rabbi is showing his solidarity with JWA and abused women on this important day,” stated Jewish Women’s Aid director Emma Bell.