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With Intent To Maim: A Section of the Autobiography of Kalman Dubov

Kalman Dubov

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The author describes the physical abuse he experienced at the hands of his mother when he was a nine year old child. The authors birth family are Hassidic and ultra-Orthodox Jews, and he contends, religious community values strongly limit theMoreThe author describes the physical abuse he experienced at the hands of his mother when he was a nine year old child. The authors birth family are Hassidic and ultra-Orthodox Jews, and he contends, religious community values strongly limit the reporting of and investigations concerning such abuse. The author presents the narrative from two points of view. The first is when he initially described the abuse in 1993, and the second when he revisits this autobiographical section in 2014 to reflect and analyze on the many impacts this abuse had on his life. The author also discusses two components of the Doctrine of Temporary Residence to which traditional Jews abide. This Doctrine limits the authority of all governments in which Jews reside other than in Israel. As a potent religious and political force in the traditional Jewish community, belief in the Doctrine results in not reporting abuse to local authorities for investigation and judicial review. The author contends that because of belief in the Doctrine, even if other persons in the traditional Jewish community had become aware of abuse, they would not report such criminal behaviors, even if it affects a child at risk.