Defense minister: Israel sees Iran rethinking its strategy in Syria. In some cases, Zippel himself initiated the contact. In this file photo from January 19, , Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman gives her victim impact statement in Lansing, Michigan, during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault. Waks is certain that Zippel is by far not the only Jewish religious leader who has been sexually abused as a child or adolescent. Would my parents kick me out? Zippel, now a year-old married father of two, alleged that he was sexually abused by Florreich in more than instances from the time he was eight until he was Zippel declined interview requests from The Times of Israel. It was that bad, in my mind, it was evil. It is uncommon for sexual abuse to be discussed openly in ultra-Orthodox communities, and even more unusual for a rabbi to go public with his personal experiences as a victim.