28 posts categorized "Chabad & EJs"

May 12, 2013: Audio: MK Rabbi Dov Lipman Responds To Critics Of The Haredi Draft And Secular Education
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Member of Knesset Dov Lipman – called a "rasha" (evil one) and an "apostate" by Rabbi Aharon Feldman – responds to the stinging attacks on him from haredi rabbis, including Feldman, over the government's plan to draft haredim and to...

November 6, 2012: Chabad Racism?
Comments: 68 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Chabad & EJs , Haredim
A Chabad.org graphic promoting a teaching of the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe, Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, is, according to some who have seen it, arguably racist. Here's why. The graphic and the teaching: Some people have looked at the graphic and the...

July 27, 2009: Rabbi Yehuda Kolko's Very Excellent Summer Vacation
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Sexual predator Rabbi Yehuda Kolko–out of jail and unregistered as a sex offender in a plea bargain his victims' families objected to–takes a vacation. UOJ emails a message received from a deep source: Yudi Kolko has taken up residence --...

February 18, 2008: FailedMessiah on the Radio, part 2
Comments: 11 | Categories: Blogs , Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Media & Media Criticism
An mp3 of my interview on the Talkline Network's Mamash Radio show is posted after the jump in the extended post. The interview aired Saturday night-Sunday morning after Zev Brenner's show and Shmuel Butman's Moshiach on the Air. I want...

February 16, 2008: FailedMessiah on the Radio
Comments: 36 | Categories: Blogs , Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Media & Media Criticism
I'm interviewed on a radio show, Mamash Radio, running tonight after Shmuel Butman's Moshiach is on the Air program, which itself runs immediately after Zev Brenner on the Talkline Radio Network. A list of sources I cite are posted after...

June 6, 2007: Leading Israeli Rabbis: Do Not Help Darfur Refugees Who Reach Israeli Soil
Comments: 50 | Categories: Abdication , Chabad , Chabad & EJs , Ethics , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees
Here is a piece by Matthew Wagner from today's Jerusalem Post. Wagner reports Rabbi Dov Lior, the rabbi of Hebron and Kiryat Arba and a leader of the National Religious right wing has ruled that Israel should not aid Darfur...

March 14, 2007: Memorial For 4,000 Ethiopian Jews Who Died On Way To Israel Inaugurated
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel
Ynet reports: "I have no idea where my mother is buried. Now I will be able to unite with her memory and the memory of my brother," Yaakov Gonchel, 29, who immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia in 1982, said Wednesday....

October 30, 2006: The Lies of the Rebbe, cont.
Comments: 26 | Categories: Abdication , Chabad , Chabad & EJs , Chabad History , Ethiopian Jews
In his infamous 1983 letter to me responding to my pleas to help Ethiopian Jews, the late Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote: Equally, your claims regarding scholarships and other projects you mention in your letter are not logical and they do not...

October 20, 2006: Ethiopian Jews Complain of Missionary Activity by Falash Mura
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Religion
Ethiopian Jewish leaders have told me for years that many missionaries were coming to Israel with the Falash Mura and were now actively trying to convert Ethiopian Jews in Israel. The story has finally made the papers in Israel: Spiritual...

October 16, 2006: Ethiopian Jews And Orthodox Jewish Racism
Comments: 77 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal
I recently exchanged emails with a friend in Jerusalem. He is adamant. Ethiopian Jews are not Jewish. To bolster his point, he cites DNA evidence, evidence that, at most, can indicate that Ethiopian Jews not descended from the southern tribes...

October 4, 2006: Rabbi Moshe Feinstein and Ethiopian Jews
Comments: 28 | Categories: Abdication , Chabad & EJs , Documents , Ethiopian Jews , History , Jewish Leadership
Recently, I found Rabbi Moshe Feinstein's 1984 teshuva-letter on Ethiopian Jews stuck between two file folders. (You can click the thumbnail image for a larger, more readable image or download a PDF.) This letter was written in response to a...

March 6, 2006: President Katsav: It Might Have Been Better If Ethiopian Jews Had Stayed In Ethiopia
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Israel's President, Moshe Katsav, had this to say about Ethiopian Jews: Israel may have been wrong to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel, President Moshe Katsav said Sunday in an unusually candid comment. "At times I feel we did an injustice...

October 20, 2005: Israel's Failed Absorption Of Ethiopian Jews
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel
The Forward reports on Israel's failed absorption of Ethiopian Jews: The media also seized on an incident last month in which Ethiopian students in a Haifa high school were attacked by their fellow students — all veteran Russian immigrants —...

September 4, 2005: Mayor Bars Ethiopian Jewish Children From Schools
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Ha'aretz reports: Six-year-old Adiso Dasa, who immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia three years ago, did not start school on Thursday. Rather than beginning first grade, he stayed home because of an order given by Or Yehuda Mayor Yitzhak Bokovza barring...

March 27, 2005: Chabad And Ethiopian Jews – The Shame Grows
Comments: 50 | Categories: Abdication , Chabad & EJs , Chabad History
Not long before the American Association for Ethiopian Jews meeting with R. Moshe Sherer of the Agudath Israel World Organization, two representatives of the Lubavitcher Rebbe sought a meeting with the AAEJ. The purpose of the meeting? Ostensively, to learn...

March 27, 2005: The Dirty Racist Underbelly Of The Haredi World – R. Moshe Sherer, Rav Moshe Feinstein, And The Rescue Of Ethiopian Jews
Comments: 12 | Categories: Abdication , Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Jewish Leadership
On May 19th, 1981, a delegation from the American Association for Ethiopian Jews met with Rabbi Moshe Sherer, the head of the Agudath Israel World Organization. Their purpose? To enlist the help of Agudah in the rescue of Ethiopian Jews....

March 8, 2005: Orthodox Discriminate Against Jews Of Color
Comments: 1 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Sefardim
The latest in the ongoing Orthodox discrimination against Sefardim and Ethiopian Jews can be read here. For all you donors out there, here's a tip – stop giving these people money. Your donations support bigotry.

January 20, 2005: Learn From History
Comments: 1 | Categories: Chabad , Chabad & EJs , Chabad History , Jewish Leadership
Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, the titular head of Chabad-Lubavitch has issued a statement on the 55th yartzeit of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe: Succeeding Rabbi Joseph I. Schneersohn on this day, in 1950, [actually, 1951, after a year-long...

January 16, 2005: Israel Burns, Haredim Fiddle?
Comments: 1 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim
Haaretz has another sad article on the alienation of Ethiopian youth: "For years, I have been waiting for something to change in Israeli society, for it to learn to accept the Ethiopians," Habash says. "In history lessons, for example, they...

January 14, 2005: African Israelis: Ethiopians Reject Israeli Society, As It Has Rejected Them
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim
Haaretz has a truly sad article about the alienation of Ethiopian Jews from Israeli society and about the racism that fueled it: "I thought that after doing army service I wouldn't have a problem getting into clubs, but that's where...

November 16, 2004: Building History One Spin At A Time
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Chabad History , Ethiopian Jews , Turf Disputes
What Chabad Claims: Chabad of District of Columbia Chabad-Lubavitch's sophisticated operations in D.C. have a rather unique focus. Over the past 45 years, this office has administered support for causes of national and world Jewish concern. Yet beyond these vital...

October 21, 2004: The Documents
Comments: 148 | Categories: Abdication , Chabad & EJs , Chabad History , Documents , Ethiopian Jews
An English-language translation of the Rebbe's letter on the rescue of Ethiopian Jews can be read here. Information on Chabad, Holocaust Rescue and Ethiopian Rescue can be viewed here. A teshuva from Rabbi Moshe Feinstein can be viewed here. Rabbi...

October 14, 2004: Discrimination, Chabad-Style
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Sefardim
"Habad, one of Israel's stronger orthodox religious groups, doesn't recognize Ethiopians as Jews or allow their children into its kindergartens."

October 4, 2004: Is Chabad Racist? Chabad Schools Ban Ethiopian Jews
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews
"Not a single Ethiopian Jew is enrolled in the [Chabad] educational network." Chabad schools ban Ethiopian students. Why? According to the following article, they do so because the Rebbe instructed them to. But, Chabad spokesman Rabbi Menachem Brod disingenuously claims,...

September 29, 2004: A Stark Comparison
Comments: 0 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews
On the Responsibility to Save Lives ". . . [W]hen children suffer, and we know about them, we are always responsible for what is happening to them. To feed one child and to give hope to one parent is already...

September 27, 2004: 1943 & 1983: A Comparison
Comments: 19 | Categories: Abdication , Chabad , Chabad & EJs , Chabad & Holocaust , Chabad History , Ethiopian Jews , History
In 1943, the Union of Grand Rabbis and Agudas HaRabbonim issued the following plea calling on all rabbis to attend the Rabbis March on Washington. In part, it reads: The Union of Grand Rabbis, as well as the Union of...

September 23, 2004: The Rebbe's Letter on the Rescue of Ethiopian Jews
Comments: 171 | Categories: Abdication , Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews
Do Not Waste Energy On Any Work Which Is Not Connected With Fulfilling The Mission Of Lubavitch By the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson – as published in Kfar Chabad Magazine, Volume 1079, 5 Shevat 5764 (January 28, 2004) Page...

September 22, 2004: The Letters That Started It All
Comments: 34 | Categories: Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews
You can read the Lubavitcher Rebbe's shameful letter on the rescue of Ethiopian Jews, along with the letters he was responding to, here.

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