Unfortunately, physical and emotional abuse exist in every community. It is essential for women who experience such abuse to seek help. The following two hotlines are strictly confidential, sensitive to the needs of religious Jewish families, and specialize in providing emotional support and professional-level advice for women in such situations:
In Israel – Tahel: Crisis Center for Religious Women and Children
In America – The Shalom Task Force, 1-888-883-2323, 718-337-3700
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