367. Young Judaea
This company has wilderness trips for young people. If the teenagers were there on an exclusive voluntary basis we wouldn’t write about it here but it seems that some teenagers were forced to attend these activities against their will. We even heard of a foreigner named Hannah Nuszen from the United States being forced to attend these activities on the what for her is the other side of the world.
That is where we must be alerted. Not only can nothing good come from being pressured into an activity it can lead to psychological damages or posttraumatic stress disorder. Around the millennium many teenagers from the United States were forced into discount rehabs in countries like Samoa, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Czech Republic. The suffering they endured was terrible and the number of former students in these facilities has a high number of suicide attempts where many tragically were successful.
Israel is located near a warzone where any use of force towards teenagers who might already have been traumatized should be avoided at all cost.
We can only urge parents to consider very carefully using force to achieve the goal of having a Stepford child. It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
- Some Hoping New Director Will Revert Young Judaea Course to Simpler Times (Haaretz)
- A US girl exiled to Israel (Domestic Prisoners of Conscience)
- Hannah Nuszen- Healthy Child Committed by Abusive Father (Youtube)