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Haredi Author Chaim Walder’s Suicide Is a Final Attempt to Overwrite His Victims

Walder was a master storyteller who crushed his victims’ right to tell their own stories of his alleged sexual abuse. Now the Haredi world is giving him, not his victims, the last word

Yehudis Fletcher
Yehudis Fletcher
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Yehudis Fletcher
Yehudis Fletcher

As a child in Glasgow, the highlight of the long hours of stillness which characterized Shabbat afternoons in the summer, or Friday evenings in the winter, was reading and rereading Chaim Walder’s books.

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