The head of Yeshiva University is stepping down and apologized in a Monday letter for how he handled allegations of sex abuse at one of Yeshiva's schools.
Rabbi Norman Lamm is retiring after 60 years' affiliation with Yeshiva University. Before he was chancellor, he served as Yeshiva President from 1976 to 2003.
He faced criticism that he failed to notify police when two teachers at Yeshiva University High School for Boys in Manhattan were accused of sex abuse in the 1970s and 1980s.
In a letter announcing his retirement Monday, Lamm writes, "At the time... I acted in a way that I thought was correct, but which now seems ill-conceived. I understand better today... that sometimes, when you think you are doing good, your actions do not measure up."