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July 1, 2013 1:05pm
In a letter announcing he is stepping down as Yeshiva University’s chancellor and rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Norman Lamm acknowledged his failure to respond adequately to allegations of sexual abuse against Y.U. rabbis in the 1980s.
July 1, 2013 10:53am
Read the full letter.
June 26, 2013 5:15pm
Religious after-school programs geared toward kids from Hebrew-language charter schools have several advantages over Hebrew schools, advocates say: They’re daily, they don’t have to teach Hebrew and they don’t have to spend time on bar-mitzvah prep.
June 3, 2013 1:23pm
Claims Conference Chairman Julius Berman is facing growing calls from critics who say he is not going far enough to investigate how a pair of fraud inquires in 2001 failed to detect a multimillion dollar fraud scheme underway at the conference. The criticism ranges from accusations that the internal committee Berman appointed to look into…
May 28, 2013 11:29am
The German government agreed to significantly expand its funding of home care for infirm Holocaust survivors and relax eligibility criteria for restitution programs to include Jews who spent time in so-called open ghettos.
May 24, 2013 1:12pm
The New York Times can’t get enough of “Fill the Void,” the no-longer-new film by haredi Orthodox director Rama Burshtein. The paper has run nearly half a dozen stories featuring the film; the latest piece, by A.O. Scott, appeared Friday. So if you get that deja-vu feeling when you thumb through the paper, it’s not…
May 23, 2013 12:23pm
Following the revelation that he oversaw a bungled 2001 probe of fraud allegations at the Claims Conference, chairman Julius Berman talked to JTA about whether he’ll resign, what role he played in 2001, and whether it might be time for an apology.
May 21, 2013 11:17pm
The Claims Conference has blamed a now-dead regional director for bungling an early warning about a massive fraud scheme. But a document obtained by JTA shows top officials at the organization launched their own probe that failed to detect the scheme.
May 20, 2013 4:50pm
American Jewish medical wunderkind Rick Hodes delivers a commencement address at Brandeis University.
May 20, 2013 1:15pm
The way the Claims Conference handled an early warning of a massive fraud scheme within the organization is important to understanding who bungled the warning and whether there was a cover-up attempt.