Israel's Minister for Welfare, Mr Yitzhak ("Boozie") Herzog made an official visit, together with Bet Shemesh City Mayor, Moshe Abutbol, and other government officials, to Lema'an Achai today. Lema'an Achai was the sole non-Governmental organization selected for a Ministerial visit, during Mr Herzog's official visit to Bet Shemesh. A big honour!
Motty & Mali Borger had been married for just two days when Motti “fell” from a seventh-floor balcony at the Avenue Plaza Hotel on 13 th Avenue at 47 th Street in Brooklyn , NY . It is reported that Motty had disclosed to his new bride that he was a victim of sex abuse, and that when she was asleep, he went to the balcony and threw himself off. I have no idea as to the veracity of the reports about the background to the Motty Borger case. We should clearly leave the investigation to the police and relevant authorities, while encouraging anyone with information related to the case to report it immediately to the police. What is certain, is that the effects of child-abuse often have long term impact upon the victims/survivors, resulting in severe psychological, psychiatric and physical illness even decades later; and there are many cases in which abuse victims have tragically resorted to suicide. Indeed there is initial research which indicates that the abuse as a chi