In Judaism, 13 is a blessed number, as it is the age of accountability for boys to spiritually and ritually become men, taking on the responsibilities of an adult. 13 is momentous mindfulness, the beginning of a new life cycle. After 13 years of antisemitic persecution in South Florida’s Manatee County, our family was evicted […]
About Beverly Newman
Beverly Newman is a writer, who has articles on child abuse published in national magazines and in college textbooks and has also contributed to many other articles on the abuse of children and elders.
Dr. Newman graduated from Purdue University with high honors and earned her Doctorate in Education and child psychology from Indiana University, where she was the commencement speaker for the I.U. School of Education graduation ceremonies in Indianapolis.
Dr. Newman has testified before the Legislatures in Indiana, Maryland, and Florida regarding child and elder abuse issues. She currently serves as
the Director of the AL KATZ Center for Holocaust Survivors & Jewish Learning, Inc., in downtown Sarasota.
Beverly and Lawrence Newman live in Bradenton, Florida, and are the proud grandparents of Mina, Danny, Emilie, and Kenna. Beverly is the Founder of the Al Katz Campaign To Save Jewish Holocaust Survivors from Institutionalization.
Entries by Beverly Newman
As Jews across the globe begin to celebrate the Feast of Weeks, when the Torah was Divinely given on Mount Sinai, and we watch aggrieved that our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land are attacked with missile explosions, filled with shrapnel to pierce young and old, I reflect as well on the anti-Semitism abounding […]
If you doubt for a moment that whistleblowers on childhood sexual abuse, like Sarasota’s school resource officer Kimberly Whyley, are not retaliated against, you severely underestimate the indifference to predators by school administrators, clergy, law enforcement, judges, medical professionals, and others in positions of authority. You severely underestimate the appalling epidemic numbers of predators and […]
How many victims of childhood sexual abuse lived as the objects of sexual torture experiments funded and promoted by Indiana University’s Alfred Kinsey has never been revealed; but Kinsey is lauded unashamedly throughout the State of Indiana, with his victims never receiving compensation for their fears and tears and years of diabolical human experiments performed […]
In the Holocaust, Jewish lawyers and judges were dragged out of courtrooms by Nazis during trials in public displays of anti-Semitism. Decades later, anti-Semitism in America’s courtrooms is displayed alternatively. I have personally witnessed the anti-Semitic decimation of the legacies of multiple Holocaust Survivor families. Case in point No. 1: In Sarasota, Florida, in 2018, […]
If you are still wondering how a 19-year-old young man was able to murder 17 students and faculty in his former Florida high school, how he simply and safely left campus on foot for a repast after his mass murders were accomplished, and how his years of dire distress warnings were ignored by every system […]
Everyday in Florida, the sun does not shine on the multitudes involuntarily confined via the innocuous-sounding “Baker Act” … the multitudes of harmless elders, in particular. What can cause the sudden detention of an elderly man, 89 years old, inside a metropolitan Florida hospital mental ward? In the case of my Father, Al Katz was […]
On behalf of the world community of Zionists, I humbly express the gratitude of millions across the globe for the Chanukah present that has been courageously given to us by the President of the United States, hand-delivered into our hearts, with your formal declaration of America’s acknowledgement of our beloved Jerusalem as the capital of […]
It’s not a pretty picture, as they say. No, I retract that. It’s a hideous, odious picture of a Midwestern capital that shuts its eyes to child abuse and trafficking, shuts its eyes, closes its doors to victims, and slams its doors against mandatory reporters like teachers. Years ago, CPS, in an Indianapolis suburb, would […]
It was just a matter of time until the raging climate of rabid hate speech against the President of the United States and anyone “in league” with him produced the logical consequences of unfettered violent verbal and visual attacks. It was just a matter of time until the hate images of an unforgiving comedienne and […]
Except in the world of theology possibly, black lies and white lies mean a world of difference. Except in the world of theology possibly and in the world of political reality, black lies and white lies, as we were taught to differentiate between these two broad classification schemes, lie worlds apart from each other. As […]
Not to bear false witness is the Ninth Biblical Commandment, and for journalists it should be the first; yet, 10 words used daily and even hourly by the media have for decades permeated the written and spoken word, all of them patently false: “settlers” “Palestine” “West Bank” “died” “attacker” “Palestinians” “occupied territories” “refugee camps” “settlements” […]
“Marijuana-Free Florida” presents the fourth in a series of public forums against the constitutional amendment to permanently expand the legalization of medical marijuana in the State of Florida to be held from 5:00 until 8:00 PM on September 26 at The Al Katz Center, 5710 Cortez Road, in the Cortez Commons shopping center. The following […]
Dear Mr. Blumenthal: On behalf of my fellow Zionists and myself, let me declare that neither they nor I are “Judeo-Nazis,” as you have chosen to call the Chosen People who have the audacity, actually tenacity, to want to live. The true Nazis made sure that millions upon millions of us did not have that […]
On the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht 1938, when thousands of Jews were kidnapped and thrown into concentration camps, synagogues were burned, Jewish homes and businesses were destroyed, and Jewish property was seized, author Stephen Halbrook explained in his frightening Washington Times article “What made the Nazi Holocaust possible? Gun Control” that the simplest answer was […]