"There was little decency in prominently featuring Akiva Roth's photograph in these articles;". Are you kidding me. What sane parent would let this guy near his kids? MTA shares the spaces with them. His picyures needs to be plastered everywhere where there are children.
Sorry no Ahavat Yisrael for convicted child abusers-never! I have seen many posts in the Forward,thousands in fact. But what you are posting is the sickest.
Sorry but when you are being targeted you are being targeted.They even target supermarkets! The Pomegranate (which they tried to link to the YU scandal-insane) was attacked no fewer than four times. Their coverage of the Orthodox community is filled with venom. They have a piece in every single issue. I didn't say they were only after YU.They even took a swipe at the community after a mother on her way to giving birth were was killed with her husband in Williamsburg by a "hit-and run" driver. It is not limited to sex crimes and it isn't limited to crimes. Orthodox Jews are their favorite scapegoat but if the Conservative movement is guilty of the same thing the Orthodox are accused of their is silence.BTW-JTS IS A SPONSOR OF THE FORWARD.
"Joel Roth was forced to step down as JTS dean in the late 1990s (although he has remained on the faculty as a full professor) after allegedly sexually harassing a male student at the Conservative Movement's West Coast rabbinic school."The apple does not fall far from the tree. So where is Paul Berger's big expose on this??? You mean to tell me sex abuse is only sex abuse if it is committed at an Orthodox institution???"rabbi" Roth is one of the top leasers at JTS.@Paul Berger-WHERE IS THE STORY ON THIS?
No symapthy for his victims??? Didn't the Forward point out time and again that the victims will spend a lifetime in pain. There is no place for the scum that do things like this. Not at YU or anywhere else.
Obviously not and that BTW is an excellent observation. Why isn't there an article about JTS???That should be front page news.But since the name of the game is Orthodox bashing it will never happen.
Very obvious.It is sad that you even need to write this Matt.
Yerachmiel,I think you miss the point. While your concern is for innocent people the concern of the Forward is to give Orthodoxy a "black eye" regardless of the issue. I never thought you understood that. I think your motivation is to be admired but you don't seem to get it.They don't want to find a connection with Hillel. As far as JTS goes they have yet to admit that this animal's father is a big shot there! In all probability that is how he secured employment there and when things are done like that background checks are never needed. Nepotism. They have been sitting on that information for days. I get what your trying to do.I understand the trajectory of your work.But you need to grow up and see that just because the Forward publishes information that jives with what you do doesn't mean you share the same motivation. If they did this would be a huge story about JTS as well.
Professor of Talmud at JTS. So he mastered two blatt? Good of you to call Akiva Roth out.
Yes the Conservative movement is involved with this awful scandal.