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Strange Frum Sex Abuse music video

I don’t get this video, on the one hand it seems like an anti-protest video and on the other it seems like one in which he’s telling people to stand up and fight. It’s the first time I’ve seen a music video for victims of sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish world, yet it seems to be some sort of video that begs people to forget about their past, which is exactly what sexual offenders would wish they did.

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  • Shragi January 9, 2014, 6:50 AM

    Yeah I didn’t get it either, but I thought it was nice that a kid who’d been abused went through the trouble of making this video so I figured I wouldn’t comment.

  • Moshe January 9, 2014, 10:05 AM

    Heshy, I have to disagree with you on this one. Of course thusjisbwhat the abusers want the victims to do “forget and move on”, but everything needs to be in context. Coming from an abused child, this is therapeutic to himself and to others watching/listening to this knowing it’s coming from someone that’s gone through what they have gone through. Know the context, understand the context, then criticize if you still feel justified in doing so. I think it’s courageous of this boy. May G-D be with him always.

  • Didi January 9, 2014, 11:29 AM

    I think this kid is going to regret doing this when he’s older. The fame and attention may feel good now but down the line, he may regret telling the whole world that he was molested.

    • Heshy Fried January 9, 2014, 8:47 PM

      Fame??? It’s not exactly a viral video.

    • A. Nuran January 9, 2014, 9:09 PM

      Do you really think he’s doing this because he’s an attention-w**re?

  • anon January 9, 2014, 12:33 PM

    im really proud of this kid- he seems really strong and taking whatever steps to live a strong fullfilling life.

    G-d Bless him

  • anonymous January 10, 2014, 12:11 AM

    I don’t find anything strange about this video, his message seems pretty clear: “don’t be silent, be strong”, to me that means, report the abuse and don’t let it control your life. I’m sure some people will make fun of him for making this video, but he stood up to his abuser and now he’s trying to help others going through the same thing. God bless him for that!

  • Masha January 10, 2014, 5:28 AM

    Shua is a very very brave and talented young man and I think his message of dont be silent be strong and then decide when to move on is a more complex message than any single one of those messages but it is very mature. I am sure he doesnt want this to be the story of his life, and I believe he will do many good and great things in the future with that approach. Power to him, way to go, Kol Hakavod!!!

  • WebAds January 11, 2014, 2:10 PM

    Looks more like trying to grab 15 min of fame, after getting his revenge on an offender.

  • 4Torah January 11, 2014, 2:30 PM

    It’s become a bit of a fad at the moment, chasing after historic offences. Interestingly, lots of these cases follow with a civil suit, as if he wins the case there is cash to follow, and if he loses, it cost him nought.
    I wonder if his shrink told him this was the best way to get over it. What if the case would have been dropped?

    • Shragi January 11, 2014, 2:47 PM

      This is an old fad, at least as old as the toireh’s commandment to never forget the harm done to us by Amalek.

  • Canola January 12, 2014, 12:06 AM

    And when was the last time you took down your Amalek neighbour? Maybe we should start that too?

  • Amalek January 12, 2014, 12:08 AM

    Amalek is NOT supposed to be historical, rather the ongoing battle against the axis of evil! Did your rav not give a drasha at the kiddish this week?

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