Marc Gafni, the former rabbi and spiritual leader, was accused in the Forward of sexually molesting a teenage girl when he was a rabbinical student. Months after that essay was published, he asked to respond. Here’s his story, with expert opinion following.
In a way that few other Holocaust museums have dared, ILHMEC has been hosting visiting exhibitions under its roof that show visitors ways in which the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews was hardly unique: In just the past two years, the museum has featured exhibitions on apartheid in South Africa, racism in America, the Khmer Rouge atrocities in Cambodia, the aftermath of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia, and the plight of Iraqi refugees who left their homes with little more than the things they carried.
A New Age institute defended its decision to employ Marc Gafni, a former rabbi accused of sexual misconduct, as a “wisdom teacher.”
The Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s premier yeshiva is seeking to assure parents that no sexual or physical abuse is taking place within its walls following a detailed report on allegations of such abuse in the past.
An Ohio rabbi has been sentenced to 22 years in prison after
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in Australia has been ordered to pay more than $1.1 million in damages to a female student who was an alleged victim of sex abuse by the headmistress.
An aging and infirm member of Britain’s House of Lords finally appeared in court on Friday over historical child sex abuse allegations, despite his lawyers repeatedly arguing he was too ill to attend.
A Safed rabbi was indicted on 13 counts of grave sexual crimes against women who had turned to him with religious questions.
Did a respected Hasidic educator shamelessly abuse a boy for five years — or is his accuser a liar? A judge will decide after both sides made their closing arguments in a riveting trial.
A man testified that he suffered years of child sexual abuse after visiting a respected member of his upstate New York Hasidic community for comfort on the day of the September 11 terror attacks.