Tuesday, January 25, 2005

A Tale Of Rabbinic Sex Abuse

From a new favorite blog of mine - The Beach Of Yellow:

At a certain point during the abuse, something inside of me just snapped. The pain was so intense, the betrayal so absolute, and I felt so powerless. I cried to my abuser and he promised to never do it again.

He said, “Do you think I would use you, uncaring, and just throw you away? When you cry, it goes through my whole heart. This really hurt me… Hurting you is the last thing in the world I wanted to do. I love you, and that’s why I did everything… of course, I promise to never do that again. How could I even consider.”