I still have tough days (feat. Avremi Zippel)
Rabbi Avremi Zippel grew up on shlichus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Zippel is a survivor of child sexual abuse, something he kept secret for a long time.
After getting married, moving on shlichus, and becoming a father, he eventually chose to go public with his story, impacting hundreds of people and becoming an advocate for mental health and survivors of sexual abuse in the process.
In this episode, Rabbi Zippel opens up about his internal experiences, how his self-image shaped his experience and outlook, and how he healed and learned to reconnect with himself and with G-d.
“When you get to a position where your experiences can provide something for someone else, it is the single greatest blessing you can hope to attain as a human being,” Zippel reflects. His goal is to inspire and lend strength to other survivors of sexual abuse--and this episode is a powerful step in that direction for those with a similar experience to his.
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