Abuse At Yu


How Y.U. Won $680M Abuse Case on Same Issue Another School Lost

By Paul Berger

A judge agreed with Yeshiva that too much time had passed before victims of alleged sex abuse filed a $680M suit. Why did another judge rule the opposite in a similar case?Read More


Y.U. Abuse Victims Cite 'Catch-22' in Appeal of Dismissal of $680M Suit

By Paul Berger

Ex-Yeshiva students claim a federal judge created a ‘Catch-22’ for victims of sexual abuse by refusing to consider the impact of the school’s alleged cover-up.Read More


Memo to Yeshiva U.: No Statute of Limitations on God's Judgment

By Irwin Kula

Yeshiva U.’s administrators want to ‘move on’ now that a judge has tossed a $680 million abuse lawsuit. But Irwin Kula writes there is no statute of limitations on God’s judgment.Read More


Yeshiva U. Accusers Claim Victory Despite Judge's Decision to Toss $680M Abuse Suit

By Paul Berger

Former Y.U. high school students are claiming victory despite a judge’s decision to toss out their $680M abuse suit. They insist getting the allegations aired was the main goal.Read More


Richard Joel Knew About Yeshiva Sex Abuse Allegations, Documents Show

By Paul Berger

EXCLUSIVE: Y.U. has said that President Richard Joel isn’t to blame in the ongoing sex abuse scandal. But the Forward has learned he knew about the allegations — and failed to act.Read More


Richard Joel’s Term at Y.U. Is a Study in Promise and Turmoil

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Ten years ago, Richard Joel took the helm of Modern Orthodoxy’s flagship institution. Now Y.U. is struggling financially and otherwise, and Joel is in the middle of it.Read More


Yeshiva U. Victims Stare Down School's Lawyers in Showdown Over $380M Suit

By Paul Berger

Emotions bubbled up as former Yeshiva U. high school students who claim they were abused confronted lawyers for the school face-to-face in court for the first time.Read More


Rules on Screening for Sex Offenders Vary Widely at Jewish Schools

By Paul Berger

Is it safe to hire a man convicted of abusing children to teach college students? At Jewish institutions of higher education, a patchwork of policies and practices makes that question hard to answer.Read More


After Y.U. Drama, What About Other Jewish Groups Where Akiva Roth Worked?

By Paul Berger

Yeshiva U. hired Hebrew teacher Akiva Roth despite his criminal record — then ousted him. Do other Jewish institutions where he worked have policies to prevent hiring sex offenders?Read More


Yeshiva U. Cuts Loose Hebrew Teacher Akiva Roth Over Criminal Record With Boys

By Paul Berger

Yeshiva U. has cut loose Hebrew teacher Akiva Roth. The Forward reported his convictions for sexually inappropriate behavior with boys years earlier.Read More





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