Yeshiva University hit with sexual abuse lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-eight former students of an orthodox Jewish school in Manhattan operated by Yeshiva University are suing over claims they were molested by two rabbis in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

The suit was filed Thursday in Manhattan.

It alleges the university failed to protect students at Yeshiva University High School and even promoted one of the rabbis to principal after receiving abuse reports.

One of the accused men is dead.

The other, George Finkelstein, lives in Israel. He denies the allegations.

The lawsuit is one of hundreds of that have been filed since New York state opened a one-year window for suits over alleged child sex abuse that were barred by the state’s old statute of limitations.

A Yeshiva University spokesperson declined to comment.

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