Seven Orthodox children died when a Shabbat hot plate left on overnight sparked a deadly blaze. J.J. Goldberg reports it’s not the first time this practice has proven lethal.
Some Yeshiva alumni are angry at an award for ex-President Jimmy Carter. There’s barely a peep over an honor for a top rabbi accused of racism and disregarding child sex abuse.
FORWARD EDITORIAL : Y.U. is not alone in grappling with sex abuse charges. It should listen when its own community demands a broader investigation and change for the better.
Are some New York City hospitals and the city’s Department of Health keeping a lid on dangerous herpes cases being transmitted by mohels to newborns?
Yeshiva U. alumna Stacey Klein worries about the culture that allows her alma mater to harbor suspected pedophiles and abusers. And she wants to know why so few will speak out.
Rabbi Hershel Schachter used the slur ?shvartze? and urged Jews not to report child abuse claims directly to police. It?s not the first time the Talmud scholar has made controversial remarks.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow recounted his grandmother’s reaction when fellow Jews used ‘shvartze’ to describe blacks. The old lady recalled that the anti-Semites called her names in Europe, too.
When a Yeshiva rabbi uses the word ‘shvartze’ to warn about sending another Jew to share a jail cell with a black man, it’s pretty obvious what he means. He’s using the N-word.
After a call from the Anti-Defamation League, Yeshiva University has condemned racially loaded remarks made by a top dean as “inappropriate” and “offensive.”
The fear of black violence expressed by YU’s Hershel Schachter is no less deeply racist than the 1970’s fear of black contagion, writes Forward news editor Larry Cohler-Esses.