An Orthodox Brooklyn yeshiva has agreed to pay two of its former students $2.1 million for alleged sexual molestation they suffered at age six from a senior rabbi on the school’s faculty—the first known case of such a settlement by a Jewish day school.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has dodged repeated entreaties from advocates against child sexual abuse to support legislation that would enable many victims of this crime to seek justice from their abusers.
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.