Tuesday, February 22, 2005

1 out of 5 elderly persons in Israel is abused


At 5:08 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...


'Every fifth elderly person abused'

Report shows one out of every five elderly persons exposed to verbal, economic or physical abuse
By Miri Hasson

TEL AVIV - The number of elderly Israelis suffering from violence and neglect is among the highest in the world, a first-ever national report revealed.

Almost one out of every five elderly persons is exposed to verbal, economic or physical abuse and one out of four suffers from neglect.

While the rates of abuse in Israel match those of other Western countries, the extent of neglect is broader.

The first comprehensive report of its kind is set to be presented to President Moshe Katzav Tuesday.

It is based on research conducted by the Haifa University, with the purpose of quantifying the scope of senior citizen abuse in Israel.

Deprived of basic necessities

Findings showed 18.4 percent of elderly people said they had experienced abuse of various kinds, caused primarily by spouses or by one of their children.

The survey found 6.6 percent were exploited financially, forced to transfer monies to another person or to sign documents against their will.

While only two percent of respondents reported physical or sexual violence, the report noted these low figures are no consolation.

According to the survey physical or sexual violence is always part of some other kind abuse, and therefore the implications of the abuse on the lives of the elderly is greater than the absolute figures.

The report also revealed that 18 percent of the elderly questioned said they were deprived of basic necessities such as food or a bed.

A fifth of the respondents had asked their families for assistance but were turned away. Eight percent of respondents said they were treated with contempt and scorn.

Chairman of the Senior Citizen’s Association Gideon Ben Israel said he plans to call an immediate meeting to discuss the report’s findings.

“We shall study the survey thoroughly and see what measures to take,” he said.

He added it is difficult to obtain information on such matters, as the elderly are usually too embarrassed to talk about it.
(02.22.05, 09:45)

At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(off topic, sorry; wish you had a gmail address...)

From this info that someone posted in a comment on Dec. 31, have either you or Luke been able to obtain any information on the following:

"At 4:52 PM, Anonymous said...
Jw- keep up the good and vital work.

Why not also check out the connection between Stanely Rosenfeld (orthodox) clergy convicted of sexual assault on a minor boy in Rhode Island (see the awareness center list of clergy and the RI court system website to get the complete details on line of his conviction, ten year suspended sentence, his probation violation leading to a year or so in prision for contact with minor boys post his conviction and"Rabbi Worch" (see luke's website)who used to be the clergy of an orthodox shule in Rhode Island before hiding out in Australia. Rosenfedl davens now at Worch's shule!!!!"

I don't know which shul in Rhode Island, but was informed that his firing from there was in scandal and disgrace and the reason for his 'fleeing' to Australia.

I can't urge strongly enough either you or Ford or both to continue investigating/digging into getting the truth behind these matters. He may or may not be out of the country, but he is not done. I have word that he intends to create his own private 'school'.

The more that is exposed about J H Worch and his history, the more helpful it will be in preventing his ability to prey on future 'students'.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Will look into Stanely Rosenfeld. His criminal file became active in January according to LI records. There were comments posted that indicated a news article would be out shortly on this. I will definately post that article.

As to Worch, investigations continue on numerous fronts but currently he has fled the US right in the middle of custody hearings. Luke has more contacts on this than I and normally I pass on my information to him, as he has done more research involving Worch's creepy websites.

At 11:41 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

RI not LI

At 11:53 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Stanley Rosenfeld was in court either this morning or is in court currently:



So there may be more information tommorrow or later this week.

At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As to Worch, investigations continue on numerous fronts but currently he has fled the US right in the middle of custody hearings.Thanks. Make note though, that a few weeks ago his website was advertising his creation of a private 'school' in Chicago, but that info has since been taken down.

At 1:04 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

>Thanks. Make note though, that
>a few weeks ago his website was
>advertising his creation of a
>private 'school' in Chicago,
>but that info has since been
>taken down.

1) This is why an oversight body is needed in the private school system.
2) Considering how quickly he fled from Chicago, I'm not surprised he's looking at ways to raise money and telling "stories" about setting up schools.


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