There have been a few high publicity cases of severe child abuse in Israel recently. In at least two of them acquaintances and neighbors all said "they had no idea". It makes you wonder how many more are out there undiscovered, with children suffering in silence.
My friend A Mother In Israel has managed to turn these children's tragedy from an item on the evening news into a valuable lesson for all of us - the paramount importance of a supportive and involved community. Read her excellent post about what we can each do personally to strengthen our communities and reach out to families in need. Maybe one act of caring is all it will take to prevent a tragedy later.