When Esther’s father disapproved of some her friends, he forbade her to see them. When he caught her hanging out with them in the local park, he subjected her to a severe and prolonged beating. While Esther now lives at the Sarah Herzog Chidren’s Centre in Afula, Emunah social workers have regular meetings with the family to try and resolve the issues involved and are making slow but significant improvements to the family dynamics.

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