The intersectionality between the social and personal dimensions influencing the construction of intimate partner violence in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community is examined by studying attitudes toward professional intervention among community members coping with IPV. Semi-structured interviews were conducted among 38 information-rich participants coping with IPV, from three generations in the ultra-Orthodox community. Three themes emerged: “Don't think you can do it alone”: Professional intervention as a preferred option; “I did everything to hide the situation”: The end of the era of shame?;“If it's not his problem, then it's my problem”: Professional intervention as a concept of reference. The study findings indicate the ways in which professional intervention among ultra-Orthodox couples coping with IPV is affected and affects the community.
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- faith-based community
- intimate partner violence intervention
- social construction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science