Jewish leaders and rabbis from a range of denominations have come out in support of legislation that would give New York State child sex abuse victims more time to sue those they hold responsible for their abuse.
Yeshiva U. alumna Stacey Klein worries about the culture that allows her alma mater to harbor suspected pedophiles and abusers. And she wants to know why so few will speak out.
After a call from the Anti-Defamation League, Yeshiva University has condemned racially loaded remarks made by a top dean as “inappropriate” and “offensive.”
The fear of black violence expressed by YU’s Hershel Schachter is no less deeply racist than the 1970’s fear of black contagion, writes Forward news editor Larry Cohler-Esses.
A top Yeshiva University dean bluntly warned against reporting child sex abuse directly to police. Using the derogatory term ‘shvartze,’ he said Jews could wind up jailed with black inmates.
Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier, who was accused of covering up the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal and fired a year ago, will be paid more than $2.4 million in severance and compensation, the university said on Thursday.
The Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne embroiled in a child sex abuse scandal apologized “unreservedly” to the victims.
An analysis of child sex abuse cases in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox community reveals that more than half involved family members or family friends, not rabbis or teachers.
Child abuse victims should be free to go to their rabbis for advice. Charles Hynes’ proposal to compel rabbis to report matters to police may intimidate them.
The flurry of headlines over child sexual abuse has given a push to end the statute of limitations for pedophiles. One bill would protect Jewish institutions from lawsuits.