JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli court has halted extradition procedures against the former principal of a Jewish girls’ school in Melbourne who fled Australia amid claims she sexually abused some of her students. The Jerusalem District Court on Sunday halted the process after a state-appointed psychiatrist determined that Malka Leifer was unfit to stand trial….
NEW YORK (JTA) – A second hidden video from inside the largest yeshiva in the Satmar Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel shows a principal holding a school-age boy between his legs while kissing him in what sex-abuse watchdogs are describing as another case of abuse. The video follows the release of another hidden-camera recording that seems…
The story is an all-too-familiar horror tale: An adult in a position of power – in this case a Hasidic school principal – is accused of sexually abusing a child in his care.
The scene captured by the surveillance camera shows an ultra-Orthodox man trying to force himself on a young boy in the narrow entrance of an apartment building.
A shocking child sex scandal involving the alleged abuse of 34 students at New York’s Yeshiva University High School for Boys was back in the headlines this week, three years after The Forward first uncovered the story.
EDITORIAL: The brave story told by Marc Gafni’s alleged victim is a clarion call to reform New York’s restrictive statute of limitations for sex crimes. Shouldn’t we be giving victims every chance to win justice — instead of protecting abusers?
A Chicago rabbi was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.
Melbourne police are considering opening a criminal investigation into board members of a Jewish day school who helped a former headmaster flee to Israel ahead of allegations of child sexual abuse.
The chief rabbi at Chabad headquarters in Melbourne resigned, apologizing for his conduct toward victims of child sexual abuse and their families.
More than 100 haredi Orthodox rabbis and teachers in the United States have signed a proclamation saying that Jewish law obligates all Jews to report suspected child sex abuse to the authorities.