Yeshiva U. Cuts Loose Hebrew Teacher Akiva Roth Over Criminal Record With Boys

Yeshiva U. has cut loose Hebrew teacher Akiva Roth. The Forward reported his convictions for sexually inappropriate behavior with boys years earlier.


Polyamorous Jews Seek Acceptance of Multi-Partner Lifestyle — Even in Shul

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Sephardic Shas Party Struggles To Survive Death of Towering Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

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Yeshiva U.'s Credit Rating Downgraded by Moody's as $380M Sex Abuse Suit Looms

Yeshiva U.’s credit rating was slashed by a major agency for the third time in two years. Analysts called the $380 million sex abuse lawsuit a ‘significant fiscal’ issue.


Bar Mitzvah Boy Sammy Cohen-Eckstein Mourned by Hundreds at Brooklyn Funeral

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