Abuse-at-YU

Memo to Yeshiva U.: No Statute of Limitations on God's Judgment

Yeshiva U.’s administrators want to ‘move on’ now that a judge has tossed a $680 million abuse lawsuit. But Irwin Kula writes there is no statute of limitations on God’s judgment.

He Was Told: Yeshiva President Richard Joel knew more about the explosive sex abuse allegations against the school than had been revealed, documents show.

Richard Joel Knew About Yeshiva Sex Abuse Allegations, Documents Show

EXCLUSIVE: Y.U. has said that President Richard Joel isn’t to blame in the ongoing sex abuse scandal. But the Forward has learned he knew about the allegations — and failed to act.

Power Player: Richard Joel has been president of Yeshiva University for a decade. What is the vercict on his tenure?

Richard Joel’s Term at Y.U. Is a Study in Promise and Turmoil

Ten years ago, Richard Joel took the helm of Modern Orthodoxy’s flagship institution. Now Y.U. is struggling financially and otherwise, and Joel is in the middle of it.

Voice of Caution: Dr. Fred Berlin of Johns Hopkins views recidivism rates skeptically.

Rules on Screening for Sex Offenders Vary Widely at Jewish Schools

Is it safe to hire a man convicted of abusing children to teach college students? At Jewish institutions of higher education, a patchwork of policies and practices makes that question hard to answer.

Cut Loose: Akiva Roth is no longer working at Yeshiva U., a spokesman said. Do other Jewish groups where he worked have policies to prevent hiring sex offenders?

After Y.U. Drama, What About Other Jewish Groups Where Akiva Roth Worked?

Yeshiva U. hired Hebrew teacher Akiva Roth despite his criminal record — then ousted him. Do other Jewish institutions where he worked have policies to prevent hiring sex offenders?

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.

When Will Y.U. Learn?

EDITORIAL: Yeshiva U. has vowed zero tolerance of abuse. Hiring a teacher convicted of sexual misconduct shows just how far it is from living up to its promises.

Why, Y.U.? Akiva Roth was convicted of lewdness from his time as a bar mitzvah teacher. The judge slammed him for arrogance and said: ?he just doesn?t get it.?

Yeshiva U. Hires Lecturer With Criminal Record of Sexual Misconduct With Boys

Yeshiva University is still reeling from accusations of improperly handling abuse claims dating back decades. So why did it hire a Hebrew teacher who was convicted of sexual misconduct?

Y.U. Pushes Back Against $380M Abuse Lawsuit Saying Students Waited Too Long

Yeshiva U. is pushing back against the ex-students who say they were abused by rabbis. The school wants to know why the alleged victims took so long to act.

Yeshiva University's Own Expert on Abuse Condemns Recent YU Abuse Report

Yeshiva University’s resident legal expert on child sexual abuse is condemning her employer’s recent report on the alleged sexual abuse committed by YU staff against high school students under their care.