A newspaper reports that an ultra-Orthodox umbrella group has dropped its opposition to lifting limits on sex abuse cases. Does it check out?
Barring an eleventh hour deal, New York’s legislature prepared to end its session without passing a bill that will make it easier for child sex abuse survivors to seek justice as adults — legislation that advocates have been pushing for a decade.
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey is standing by his friend Marc Gafni, a controversial New Age guru and former rabbi accused of abuses of power through his career, including molestation of a teenage girl.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has dodged repeated entreaties from advocates against child sexual abuse to support legislation that would enable many victims of this crime to seek justice from their abusers.
The flurry of headlines over child sexual abuse has given a push to end the statute of limitations for pedophiles. One bill would protect Jewish institutions from lawsuits.