LISTEN: The Sexual Abuse Scandal Blowing Up the Haredi World

Haaretz Weekly
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Chaim Walder, 'more than just a famous author in the ultra-Orthodox community' Credit: Nir Kafri
Haaretz Weekly

A famous ultra-Orthodox author of children's books, Chaim Walder, was accused by multiple women of sexual abuse. Their disturbing accounts, first reported in Haaretz, are creating shock waves in Haredi communities, from Jerusalem to Brooklyn. Senior analyst Anshel Pfeffer joins the podcast to discuss the story, starting at time code 11:00.

Earlier on this week's episode, we ask: Why did Turkey arrest two innocent Israeli tourists and accuse them of espionage, and why did 'Sultan' Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree to release them? Turkey expert Dr. Gallia Lindenstrauss says the incident could open the door to broader rapprochement between Israel and Turkey. Listen to her conversation with host Amir Tibon.

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