SYNDEY (JTA) — An Australian government report found that some members of the Jewish community had been “discouraged from reporting” allegations of child sexual abuse against employees of two yeshivas. The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse published its report Tuesday on the response of Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne to…
Ken Thompson cultivated close relationships with Orthodox leaders. In fact, three years after the dethroning of Charles Hynes, it’s the advocates against sex abuse who are disillusioned.
Jane Eisner considers how three men — Marc Gafni, Donald Trump and Ari Shavit — have responded to different accusations from women.
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.
Meet the rabbi who’s on a mission to educate the Orthodox community about sexual abuse—and publicly out pedophiles while he’s at it.
A New Age institute defended its decision to employ Marc Gafni, a former rabbi accused of sexual misconduct, as a “wisdom teacher.”
It was so bad, students referred to the school, run by the Belz sect, as “Bergen-Belsen,” an allusion to the Nazi concentration camp, according to the indictment.
Marc Gafni, a controversial New Age guru and former rabbi accused of abuses of power through his career, including molestation of a teenage girl, is now involved in another venture — as “wisdom teacher” at Integral Evolutionary Tantra, an organization offering courses on tantric sexuality.
Barring an eleventh hour deal, New York’s legislature prepared to end its session without passing a bill that will make it easier for child sex abuse survivors to seek justice as adults — legislation that advocates have been pushing for a decade.
A New York man was charged Friday with sexually abusing a woman on an overnight El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Newark last month, NJ.Com reported, repeatedly placing his hand on her thigh and breast as she attempted to sleep.