• April 5, 1989 “Another Lisa Steinberg Horror?” by . New York Post (pg. 2).
• December 27, 1989 “Two Bills Fight Sex Abuse by Parents,” by
• July 1, 1991 “Custody Case A Travesty of Justice,” by . New York Post (pg. 2).
• October 23, 1992 “Powers that be Doom this Little Girl,” by . New York Post (one of ten columns Kerrison wrote on Neustein).
• November 9, 1992 “Pleas for a Dying Child Go Unheeded,” by
• December 1993 “Code of Denial: Victims of Domestic Violence in Traditional Jewish Homes Face a Complicated Escape,” by Hannah Liebman. City Limits (New York, NY) (pp. 10-12) (Neustein quoted as expert).
• December 11, 1994 “Abuse Victims Flee Aboard Underground Railroad of 90’s,” by Michael G. Wagner. Sacramento Bee (CA) (lead story: pp. A1-3, A10-12). Story received award from the National Women’s Political Caucus and Radcliffe College on May 5, 1995 for its feature on women’s issues (Neustein, as expert).
• Divorced From Justice: The Abuse of Women and Children by Divorce Lawyers and Judges by Karen Winner. New York, NY: HarperCollins Pubs., Inc. (story referenced in book as “the most tragic, highly profiled case ”).
• No I Won’t Shut Up: 30 Years of Telling It Like It Is by Barbara Reynolds (USA Today columnist). Nashville, TN: Winston-Derek Publishers, Inc. (two USA Today columns about Neustein reprinted in the book).
• April 16, 2002 “,” by Karen Matthews. Associated Press (picked up in Newsday, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Dallas Morning News, The Rockland Journal-News (NY), The Guardian (UK), among others; Neustein quoted as expert).
• Autumn 2005 “” by Helen Grieco, Executive Director, California NOW, in California NOW Activist (pg. 6).
• November 2, 2005 “” by Michele Morgan Bolton. The Times Union (Albany, NY) (pg. 1) (Neustein quoted as expert).
• Winter 2006 “Battered Mothers Custody Conference Gives Woman of Valor Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Amy Neustein” by Mo Hannah. NOW New York State Reporter (pg. 7).
• August 22, 2006 “Film Documents Systemic Family Court Problems Nationwide” by Elizabeth Stull. Brooklyn Eagle (p. 12) (citing the review of From Madness to Mutiny in the New York Law Journal).
• October 27, 2006 “Amy Neustein Fights for Sex Abuse Victims” by Robert Schmelter. Edgewater View (pp. 2, 14).
• October 27, 2006 “Amy Neustein Fights for Sex Abuse Victims” by Robert Schmelter. Fort Lee Suburbanite (pp. 4, 21).
• December 15, 2006 “” by Adam Dickter. The Jewish Week (Neustein cited for seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor for other cases of child sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community of Brooklyn, NY).
• March/April 2007 (Adar/Nissan 5767) “” VA Jewish Life (p. 17) (describing the book and Neustein's history as “a religious Jew who has dedicated her life to exposing the family court system's prejudice against mothers trying to protect their sexually abused children”).
• July 6, 2007 “Association Pushes Terrace Repairs -- Tenants Say Repairs Are Not Urgent” by Vincent Cavalier. Edgewater View (p. 2) (describing a court's interruption of a renovation project at Admiral's Walk Condominium, and citing Neustein's role in opposing the project).
• July 27, 2007 “Unit Owners Conflict with the Admiral's Walk Board of Directors” by Jee H. Jung, Associate Editor. Korea Times (p. 3) (in Korean) (concerning Neustein's warnings of serious public health risks to Korean unit owners, especially families with young children, posed by poorly planned construction project).
• October 11, 2007 “” by Nancie L. Katz. Daily News (p. 30) (alleged victims of Avrohom Mondrowitz express “some relief” at the news of the renewed extradition effort after many years -- see above, July 28, 2006 and elsewhere, and in Broadcast Media, for Neustein's activist role in this case).
• October 17, 2007 “” by Nancie L. Katz. Daily News (Brooklyn section, p. 47) (followup to the October 11 article listed above, citing “critics” who charge the case had been stalled due to Orthodox community pressure).
• November 2007 (Kislev 5768) “” by Susan Rosenbluth. The Jewish Voice and Opinion (pp. 3, 6, 8, 10, 12) (Neustein quoted for her twenty years of activism on the Mondrowitz case and the issue of child sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community).
• November 15, 2007 “” by Ben Harris. Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) (stating that “activists on sexual abuse in the Orthodox community,” including Neustein, “will hold a news conference in New York [on November 16, 2007] to renew pressure for action in the case of Avrohom Mondrowitz”).
• November 15, 2007 “” by Aviva Lori. Ha-aretz (cover story, Weekend magazine) (Neustein quoted as sociologist about her work in bringing Avrohom Mondrowitz to justice and improving conditions for sex abuse victims in the Orthodox Jewish community).
• November 16, 2007 “” by Tina Kelley. New York Times (p. B4) (Neustein quoted as author and editor of upcoming book “on rabbis and pedophilia,” commenting on the background of the Avrohom Mondrowitz case).
• November 16, 2007 “” (staff report). Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) (Neustein among “activists” cited as appearing at a press conference with Michael Lesher and speaking of the slowly changing attitude toward reporting sex abuse in the Orthodox community).
• November 22, 2007 “” by Robert Wiener. New Jersey Jewish News (Neustein quoted criticizing rabbis for “discouraging victims from coming forward” and stating, “It is my hope and my surmise that [Mondrowitz] is going to point a finger at others”).
• March 12, 2008 “” by Ben Harris. Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) (Neustein quoted regarding her years of close contact with David Paterson, New York's new governor, his support for her cause, and his hearings and testimony on “the failure of the legal system to adequately protect children”).
• October 2, 2008 “” by Lana Gersten. Forward (Neustein, quoted as “one of the most outspoken activists on child abuse,” says that the “groundswell of activism and discontent with the [Orthodox Jewish] community has finally reached critical mass”).
• November 2008 (Cheshvan 5769) “” by Susan Rosenbluth. The Jewish Voice and Opinion (pp. 3, 6, 8, 10, 12-14, 16-17) (Neustein featured for her desire to join a task force on child sex abuse in the Orthodox community being established by a prominent Orthodox New York State politician; Neustein quoted as saying, “This has been our cause for many years; now it belongs to all of us.”) A related story in the same issue raises questions about another person possibly considered for the task force: “” by Susan Rosenbluth.
• March 2009 (Adar 5769) “” by Susan Rosenbluth. The Jewish Voice and Opinion (pp. 3, 6, 8) (announcing Neustein to be featured as expert at a panel presentation at Yeshiva University's Cardozo Law School on March 3, called “The Evolving Balance: Abuse in Religious Communities and the Law”).
• March 6, 2009 “” by Abigail Klein Leichman. New Jersey Jewish Standard (March 15 panel discussion on child sexual abuse in Jewish communities, at the Union for Traditional Judaism, Teaneck NJ, will “serve as a book-launching for Tempest in the Temple: Jewish Communities and Child Sex Scandals, edited by Amy Neustein”).
• April 2, 2009 “” by Alex Ginsberg. New York Post, pg. 13 (cites Tempest in the Temple; Neustein calls the Brooklyn D.A.’s new program to encourage reporting of sex crimes from the Orthodoxy community “lip service” and asks, “There’s two decades of seriously mishandled cases. Why is case after case subverted rather than prosecuted?”).
• April 3, 2009 “” by Vladimir Shvorin. The Jewish Advocate, pg. 6 (announcing publication of Neustein’s Tempest in the Temple, part of the Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life; Professor Jonathan Sarna, chief editor of the series, comments that the book “really opened up a subject that had never been opened up before in this way.... I was very glad to see the book appear in our series”).
• April 7, 2009 “” by Samuel Newhouse. The Brooklyn Eagle, back cover (detailing charges against the Brooklyn D.A. made in Tempest; Neustein calls the new “hotline” announced by the D.A. for sex abuse victims in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community a “canard” and “a complete fraud”).
• November 11, 2009 “” by David Morris. The Jewish Press, pp. F2, F4 (Tempest in the Temple praised as the “first-ever comprehensive book on this painful & controversial subject” and as “important in every sense”).
• January 16, 2010 “” by editorial staff. San Diego Jewish World (Neustein’s article with Michael Lesher entitled “A single-case study of Rabbinic sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community,” Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 17(3/4), pp. 270-289, wins a Pro Humanitate award from the the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare for “the intellectual integrity and moral courage required to transcend political and social barriers to champion best practice in the field of child welfare”; the award is given at a ceremony in San Diego).
• October 1, 2010 “” by Philip Messing. New York Post (Amy Neustein victorious in lawsuit against slumlord brother; she calls it “a victory for Orthodox Jewish women who refuse to be enslaved and subjugated by patriarchal traditions”).
• Winter 2011 “National Short Takes” in Ms. Magazine (briefly summarizing how Amy Neustein won “her eight-year legal battle to gain ownership of the house that her father bequeathed her”; see entries for October 1, 2010 above).
• May 12, 2011 “” by Sheldon Kirshner. Canadian Jewish News (Canadian television will broadcast groundbreaking documentary on child sex abuse in Orthodox Jewish communities on May 16; Neustein, featured in the documentary, is quoted as saying, “Victims are branded as liars, while offenders walk free”).
• June 23, 2011 “” by David Lazarus. Canadian Jewish News, Montreal edition, p. 12 (Neustein, quoted as the author of “landmark works” on child sex abuse, describes how “families that threaten to go to the police to report sex abuse are coerced into having a rabbinic court deal with the charges . . . so that ultimately ‘the perpetrator is protected,’ . . . while the abused go on to live in torment, shame and guilt, or perhaps even to eventually become abusers themselves”).
• July 26, 2011 “” by Marian Scott. Montreal Gazette, pp. 1, A8 (Neustein, identified as an “expert on sexual abuse in the Orthodox community,” explains how “The Beit Din hijacks the criminal justice system because it supplants it and usurps the authority”).
• August 4, 2011 “” by staff writers. Canadian Jewish News, p. 5 (Montreal edition), p. 6 (Toronto edition) (“U.S. sex abuse expert Amy Neustein said sex abuse in the haredi community continues to be swept under the rug”).
• September 15, 2011 “” by Josh Lambert. Tablet (assessing two years’ worth of reviews of new books, this influential reviewer lists Neustein’s Tempest in the Temple among the most important books of the period, along with works by Philip Roth, Erica Jong and Cynthia Ozick -- see Lambert’s original review ).
• December 28, 2011 “” by Jeff Mays. DNAinfo.com (Manhattan local news) (Neustein says her brother’s behavior as New York City’s “worst landlord” for 2011 is “immoral and contrary to the way our parents raised us . . . I’m disheartened to be in the position of being a sister speaking out against her brother, but if more sisters spoke out maybe we wouldn’t have slumlords”).
• March 14, 2012 “” by Michael Ewing. New York Observer (in a March 13 column in City Limits, Neustein calls for enforcement of criminal penalties against slumlords under New York City’s Administrative Code). (To view the column, click . The biographical note accompanying the column is found . Neustein’s column was reprinted on March 20, 2012 in the Legislative Gazette; to view that, click .)
• March 27, 2012 “” by Jeff Mays. DNAinfo.com (Neustein cited for conveying concerns about her “slumlord” brother to authorities because “there are children in my brother’s building being subjected to horrific conditions”; currently, the landlord has been “reported to the NYPD, the Internal Revenue Service and three other state and federal agencies last month after a probe by the city’s Department of Investigation”).
• March 28, 2012 “” by Michael Ewing. New York Observer (reporting that “tenants support” key charges against Josh Neustein; “one in particular, who asked DNAinfo not to disclose his name in fear of retaliation, noted that he’s been trying to have Mr. Neustein repair his apartment for more than a decade.” The report concludes: “He’s not a slumlord, but rather the slumlord”).
• April 5, 2012 “” by Graham Kates. The Riverdale Press, pp. 1, 2 (one of Josh Neustein’s tenants confirms that the landlord “took weeks” to fix a “big hole” leaking into the bathroom; in addition, HPD has launched “its most major legal salvo to date against Mr. Neustein . . . demanding that Mr. Neustein fix every infraction listed for his building at 720 W. 180 St.”).
• June 26, 2012 “” by Hella Winston. The Jewish Week (Neustein is cited for her journal article, co-written with Michael Lesher, detailing how a rabbinic court stopped the sex abuse prosecution of a Hasidic tutor, Solomon Hafner).
• June 28, 2012 “” by Ray Rivera. The New York Times, p. A22 (Neustein cited as editor of Tempest in the Temple and quoted regarding the suspected number of victims of notorious indicted child abuser Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz).
• July 4, 2012 “” by Fern Sidman. The Jewish Voice (Neustein cited as editor of Tempest, which contains a “detailed history of the [Mondrowitz] case”; Neustein also cited for the approximate number of Mondrowitz’s victims).
• November 12, 2013 “” by Christopher Ketcham. Vice Magazine (Neustein explains that when mothers report sexual abuse of their children, “Rabbinical courts cast the mothers aside, and the effects are permanent”).
• October 24, 2014 “” by Hannah Dreyfus. The Jewish Week (asked about an Orthodox rabbi accused of voyeurism, Neustein, cited as editor of Tempest in the Temple, says the rabbinate needs to improve its protection of women and children from sexual misconduct: “There’s a tsunami out there, and every now and again children and women become the victims”).
• February 15, 2015 “” by Amy Neustein. New York Post (in a published letter to the editor, in light of corruption charges against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Neustein stresses that “I’ve advocated for changes to the New York court system” and concludes, “Maybe it’s time to clean up everything that Silver touched”).
• June 21, 2015 “” by Susan Rosenbluth. The Jewish Voice and Opinion (pp. 22-23) (describing Neustein’s keynote address at the Battered Mothers Custody Conference on May 17, 2015, in which she spoke both of her professional achievements and of her personal fight for her daughter’s safety).
• November 3, 2015 “” by Brandon Stahl. Minneapolis Star Tribune (pp. A1, A6) (Neustein quoted as expert in a case involving two children who ran away after being forced by a family court into the sole custody of a father they say abused them).
• February 12, 2016 “” by Max Kutner. Newsweek (in an article describing mothers who went on the run with their children to avoid exposing them to the risk of abuse, Neustein, quoted as an expert, says that “the system was so desperate, that it was failing so miserably, there was no choice other than to run”).
• February 15, 2017 “” by Rabbi Aaron I. Reichel. The Jewish Press (Neustein explains how a new software platform developed by her company, Linguistic Technology Systems, Inc., affects the lives of everyday users and helps banking institutions, brokerage houses, credit card companies, call centers, hospitals, and government intelligence agencies).
• March 27, 2017 “” by Susan Rosenbluth. Jewish Voice and Opinion (Neustein explains how her experiences in the family court system helped her understand the needs of ordinary people, which she now addresses with the design of improved software).
• March 30, 2017 “” by Lois Goldrich. Jewish Standard (profile charts Neustein’s progress from being “[d]ragged through the court system” to being a prominent speaker about new software technologies and about “how to get out of the pit”).
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