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