Abuse At Yu


Yeshiva U.'s Credit Rating Downgraded by Moody's as $380M Sex Abuse Suit Looms

By Paul Berger

Yeshiva U.’s credit rating was slashed by a major agency for the third time in two years. Analysts called the $380 million sex abuse lawsuit a ‘significant fiscal’ issue.Read More


When Will Y.U. Learn?

EDITORIAL: Yeshiva U. has vowed zero tolerance of abuse. Hiring a teacher convicted of sexual misconduct shows just how far it is from living up to its promises.Read More


Yeshiva U. Hires Lecturer With Criminal Record of Sexual Misconduct With Boys

By Paul Berger

Yeshiva University is still reeling from accusations of improperly handling abuse claims dating back decades. So why did it hire a Hebrew teacher who was convicted of sexual misconduct?Read More


Y.U. Pushes Back Against $380M Abuse Lawsuit Saying Students Waited Too Long

By Paul Berger

Yeshiva U. is pushing back against the ex-students who say they were abused by rabbis. The school wants to know why the alleged victims took so long to act.Read More


Yeshiva University's Own Expert on Abuse Condemns Recent YU Abuse Report

By Anne Cohen

Yeshiva University’s resident legal expert on child sexual abuse is condemning her employer’s recent report on the alleged sexual abuse committed by YU staff against high school students under their care.Read More


Only 200 Words About Abuse at Y.U.

FORWARD EDITORIAL: Yeshiva U. interviewed 145 people in an eight-month investigation into sex abuse claims. Its actual findings took up just 200 words, which is not nearly enough.Read More


Y.U. Report's Three Paragraphs Fails To Do Justice to Abuse — or Jewish Ethics

By Irwin Kula

Irwin Kula discloses he was abused at Y.U. — and spoke with its investigators. The noted rabbi says the school’s report fails to do justice to victims and hides behind tired excuses.Read More


Y.U. Report on Sex Abuse Draws Mixed Reaction From Modern Orthodox

By Paul Berger

The Modern Orthodox community broadly welcomed the release of a long-awaited report into allegations of abuse at Y.U. But for some, it simply didn’t go nearly far enough.Read More


Y.U.'s Richard Joel 'Regrets' Findings of Report Into Sex Abuse Claims

By Anne Cohen

Y.U. President Richard Joel expressed shame at the findings of a sex abuse investigation — while a lawyer for alleged victims dismissed the findings as a ‘gross disappointment.’Read More


Waiting on Y.U.

FORWARD EDITORIAL: It has been eight months since the Forward reported allegations of sexual abuse at Y.U. Since then, the school has remained all too quiet.Read More





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