3,064 posts categorized "Chabad"

May 21, 2015: Child Sex Abuse And The Community: For Lessons In What Not To Do, Look At Chabad In Australia
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"…Last week, a Chabad official told me that they were taking action, but that change takes time. The Australian experience shows that this issue cannot wait for concerted action. If organizations are serious about this problem, they need to have...

May 20, 2015: Chabad Hasidic “Grave Finder” Allegedly Defrauds Chabad Hasidim Out Of Thousands Of Dollars
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
David Krinsky – who appears be Dovid Krinsky, the son of top Chabad leader Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky – made a deal with Mendel Notik to buy two plots in the Joseph Family Society Section in Old Montefiore Cemetery for $80,000,...

May 19, 2015: Politicians Join Demonstration Against Prominent Chabad Hasid Who Allegedly Is Mistreating Frail Elderly In Order To Force Them To Leave Assisted Living Facility He Wants To Have Converted To Luxury Housing
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
“The court appointed a third party receiver so that the few remaining frail seniors would not be left to live out their final days in fear, hunger and squalor. That [Haysha Deitsch] refuses to pay the receiver[, however,] is not...

May 15, 2015: Should A Lawbreaking Rabbi Who Poses A Danger To The Public Be Reported To Police?
Comments: 37 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Should an Orthodox rabbi who uses a hand-held cellphone while driving – a violation of the law – be reported to police? After all, the reason using a hand-held phone while driving is that it is dangerous and causes accidents....

May 15, 2015: Chabad, Right-Wing Zionist Orthodox Organizations Using Jewish Identity Education Seminars For IDF Offices To Proselytize And Push Political Views
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal , Outreach , Religion
Most of the IDF’s weekend Jewish identity education programs for commanders are run by Orthodox Jewish organizations like Chabad and the right-wing Ir David (City of David) nonprofit, both of which push political and religious views on participants and even...

May 13, 2015: Picture Of The Day: Hasidim In Williamsburg Hang Effigy Of Last Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe
Comments: 36 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , History , Religion
Sometime in the 1970s when Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum was still alive and was still the Satmar Rebbe, hasidim in his home enclave of Williamsburg, Brooklyn hung an effigy on a public street corner to great celebration – an effigy of...

May 11, 2015: Top Chabad Rabbi On Beit Din That Ruled Über-Haredi School Should Help Accused Pedophile Flee Justice, Court Hears
Comments: 29 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The chief rabbi of Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne, Australia, Zvi Telsner, was named a member of a panel that decided to terminate Malka Leifer's employment at the über-haredi Adass Israel girls school and help her flee Australia before police...

May 7, 2015: Prominent UK Non-Orthodox Rabbis Call For End To Rape And Slaughter In The Congo, Orthodox Rabbis Don't Sign
Comments: 17 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethics , Haredim , Religion
“As rabbis, many of whom have relatives who perished in the Holocaust, we can neither stand idly by nor close our hearts to the pleas of the Congolese people.” However, no Orthodox, Chabad or haredi rabbis signed on to that...

May 6, 2015: Chabad IDF Officer And Another Rabbi Attacked By Haredim In Beit Shemesh
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The pair were paying a condolence call at a haredi home in the city when a mob of haredim from a vehemently anti-Zionist sect attacked them. The mob spit on the pair of Chabad rabbis, threw garbage on them and...

April 30, 2015: Hasidic Doctor Banned By Government Over Sex Abuse
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The tribunal found that Dr John Barry Myers had failed to be deterred by a caution, counseling or a fine and posed too great a risk to the public to be able to practice medicine any longer. Meyers (pictured above)...

April 29, 2015: Rabbi Mendel Tevel Pleads Guilty In Sweetheart Plea Deal
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Mendel Tevel, a Chabad-ordained rabbi who was arrested in October 2013 in Beverly Hills, California on New York State child sex abuse charges and was subsequently extradited to New York, has now pleaded guilty in a sweetheart plea deal that...

April 26, 2015: Lift Sanctions On Russia, Chabad Says
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Current Affairs
Representatives of two Jewish groups in Russia – one openly Chabad-controlled – urged Jews in Western countries like the US to lobby for ending sanctions imposed against Russia for its invasions of Crimea and Ukraine. Above: Russian strongman Vladimir Putin,...

April 26, 2015: Senior Australian Chabad Rabbi Says Anti-Halal Campaign “Ignorant And Prejudiced”
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Kosher Scandal
"The current attack we are hearing against halal certification in Australia is wrong. It is the product of prejudice and ignorance. If it was against kosher certification it would be labelled anti-Semitic. If anyone believes anyone is funding terrorism and...

April 26, 2015: Jews Obligated To Support Putin And Keep Him In Power, Top Chabad Rabbi Claims
Comments: 68 | Categories: Chabad , Current Affairs , Turf Disputes
Rabbi Alexander Boroda, the head of Chabad’s Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, warned Friday that Jews would be endangered if Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has favored Chabad over other Jewish groups in Russia – allegedly in exchange for...

April 25, 2015: Judge Orders Receiver To Take Over Assisted Living Facility Allegedly Looted By Chabad Hasid
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Families and supporters of seven Park Slope seniors cheered the recent decision by a Brooklyn judge to appoint a temporary receiver for their embattled Park Slope assisted living facility owned by prominent Chabad hasid Haysha Deitsch. Deitsch's sister Rivka Marga...

April 23, 2015: Why Is This Man On The Board Of An Organization That Claims To Fight Child Sex Abuse And Help Survivors?
Comments: 41 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A psychologist is suspended for breaching a patient's confidentiality and related issues, and then suspended again (twice) for failing to pay the fines and get the extra continuing education mandated by the state licensing authority in order for him to...

April 20, 2015: Letter Of Apology From The Children Of The Late Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner To Chabad Abuse Victims
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"We, the family of Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner OBM, are very sorry for what has occurred to those who were the victims of sexual abuse while they attended the Yeshivah Centre Melbourne when our father was the senior Rabbi.…" Above:...

April 18, 2015: Does Israel Really Have Religious Freedom? Increasingly, Observers Doubt It Does
Comments: 51 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The largely secular and affluent Israeli city of Ra’anana abruptly canceled a Jehovah’s Witnesses event scheduled for Saturday, claiming it was concerned that the Christian group’s event would “hurt the feelings of the public.” Does Israel Really Have Religious Freedom?...

April 11, 2015: Alleged Mastermind Of India Terror Attacks That Killed More Than 160 People – Including Chabad Rabbi And His Wife – Freed
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Religion , Terrorism
The US State Department said it is "gravely concerned" by the development. "We are gravely concerned about the release on bail of alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. We have communicated that concern to senior Pakistani officials over the course...

April 8, 2015: Chabad Housing Development Warns It Will Refuse To Sell To "Not Tznius" People
Comments: 89 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
In what appears to be another clear violation of US Fair Housing Law, the Crown Garden Estates Chabad housing development in Fallsburg, New York – only about 25 miles as the crow flies from Shalom Lamm's controversial (and, likely, illegal)...

April 6, 2015: In Sydney, Despite Horrific Child Sex Abuse Scandal, It's Business As Usual For Chabad – And For A Local Politician
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Hanukkah , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
After the Australian Royal Commission hearings into widespread coverups of child sex abuse in Chabad institutions, including those Chabad institutions that Rabbi Pinchus Feldman heads in Sydney, exposed horrific behavior by Chabad rabbis – including Feldman himself – one might...

April 6, 2015: Chabad Publication Blurs Out Faces Of Female US Soldiers
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Chabad's prison and military ministry (for want of better term) is run by the Aleph Institute based in Surfside/Bal Harbour, Florida just blocks north of Miami Beach. Here's what an Israeli Chabad publication did to one of Aleph's PR photos...

March 29, 2015: Child Sex Abuse Victims Ask Australian PM To Take Over Melbourne Chabad Schools
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Victims of the child sexual assault scandal that rocked Melbourne’s Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish community have called on Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne to intervene in the running of Chabad’s Yeshivah College in a bid to...

March 29, 2015: Dozens Of Jewish Leaders, Including At least 19 Rabbis, Pleaded To Get William E. Rapfogel A Sweetheart Deal In $9 Million Theft From Jewish Poor
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
Who sent letters to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asking him to go easy on William E. Rapfogel, the Modern Orthodox former head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty who stole at least $9 million from the...

March 26, 2015: Cut Off Funding To Chabad Schools Until Chabad Takes Responsibility For Child Sex Abuse Coverups And Ostracism Of Victims And Takes Real Steps To Protect Children, Lawmaker Says
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Worst of all was to learn that these same people, respected and learned rabbis, leaders of our community, had engaged in slander and abuse of former Yeshivah students who had the courage to come forward and testify about the abuse...

March 26, 2015: Chabad Bosses Allegedly Refuse To Make Necessary Changes To Fully Protect Children, Prompting The Only Well-Liked Chabad Educator In Melbourne To Consider Leaving
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The well-liked principal of Chabad’s Beth Rivkah school located in its Yeshivah Centre campus in Melbourne, Australia is reportedly about to leave the school after the school’s Committee of Management allegedly stonewalled needed changes highlighted by the horrific testimony about...

March 25, 2015: Chabad’s Top Australian Rabbi Tells Child Sex Abuse Victim He Was Wrong To Call Police Without Getting Permission From Rabbis
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre of Melbourne’s top rabbi, Tzvi Hirsh Telsner, allegedly told a member of the Yeshivah Centre’s synagogue this week that he was wrong to have reported child sex abuse to police without first getting permission from a rabbi....

March 24, 2015: Three Chabad Hasidim Arrested For Drug Possession, Related Charges, In Crown Heights
Comments: 27 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc.
While the first two hasidim were being detained, a 28-year-old Chabad man tried to sneak a duffel bag out of the van without police noticing. But they saw and him and confronted him. The man insisted that the bag was...

March 23, 2015: Chabad Tries To Take Jerusalem Properties Of Late Millionaire Guma Aguiar
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Israel
The Chabad Movement in Israel has filed a petition with the Jerusalem District Court demanding the court recognize its ownership of two properties one owned by the late multimillionaire Guma Aguiar. Above: Guma Aguiar Chabad Tries To Take Jerusalem Properties...

March 20, 2015: On Eve Of Election, Netanyahu Promised Chabad He Will Never Cede Land To Arabs, Palestinians
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion
On the eve of this week’s Knesset elections and desperate for a win as opinion polls showed his Likud Party floundering – largely because of his own unpopularity – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a prominent Israeli haredi man...

March 17, 2015: Stabbing In Front Of Chabad Girls School In Melbourne
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc.
The attack took place at about 3.30 pm Monday in front of Chabad’s Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah College in Melbourne, Australia as dozens of children were waiting to be picked up. Stabbing In Front Of Chabad Girls School In Melbourne Shmarya Rosenberg...

March 15, 2015: Was The Resignation Real? Senior Chabad Rabbi Still Listed As Jewish Social Services Organization's Chief Rabbi, Despited Forced Resignation One Month Ago After Disgraceful Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal Testimony
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
On February 16 in the wake of his embarrassing testimony at the Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse at Chabad institutions, Chabad Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant resigned as the General Manager of Cultural & Spiritual services at Jewish Care Victoria...

March 15, 2015: Report: Wife Of Convicted Chabad Pedophile Allegedly Harassing One Of His Victims
Comments: 62 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The wife of a convicted Chabad pedophile is allegedly harassing one of his victims online. The Herald Sun reports about the actions of a woman who is very likely the wife of convicted Chabad pedophile Samuel David Cyprys. Cyprys was...

March 12, 2015: Repeatedly Caught Giving Alcohol To Underage Students, Chabad Rabbi Is Thrown Off Campus – And Then Honored By Governor
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc.
Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein and his Northwestern University Chabad House were delisted as a university-approved organization and Klein was booted off the Northwestern campus after he repeatedly and obstinately served liquor to underage students. Klein and Chabad sued Northwestern and...

March 12, 2015: Haredi Über Thief Eliyahu Weinstein Moved To Low Security Prison, Despite Being Deemed A Flight Risk By Judge
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
As soon as Federal Judge Joel A. Pisano retired, the Federal Bureau of Prisons moved haredi über thief Eliyahu Weinstein from a medium security prison in Colorado to a low security prison in Danbury, Connecticut, despite Pisano's plea to the...

March 12, 2015: A Response From A Victim To Chabad Of Melbourne
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Anybody who was expecting that genuine and much needed reform was imminent will be sorely disappointed. You will find no acceptance of responsibility and no commitment to seriously consider adopting the recommendations of the Royal Commission. Instead, just confirmation that...

March 12, 2015: An Open Letter To The Melbourne Chabad Community
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…We regret, therefore, that we find ourselves in a position where the good name of the [Chabad Yeshivah] Centre is under threat and confidence has been diminished. We wish it were otherwise. We want to reassure everyone that we are...

March 11, 2015: Four More Members Of Chabad’s Melbourne Leadership Resign Under Pressure
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Four members of Melbourne, Australia's Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre’s committee of management (COM) have just resigned under pressure as Chabad's out of control child sex abuse scandal continues to take its toll on the men and women who enabled it. Four...

March 11, 2015: Chabad Refuses To Respond To Resignations Demand From Child Sex Abuse Victims
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A Chabad Yeshivah Melbourne spokesman said the centre would not be responding to the victims' letter calling for resignations of Chabad's Board of Trustees and its Committee of Management. Above: The late leader of international Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson...

March 11, 2015: Chabad Promised Help To Child Sex Abuse Victims But Then Failed To Help Victim In Time Of Intense Crisis, Emails Show
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
After 12 days, repeated emails, danger and frustration, Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne still refuses to help a victim of child sex abuse who is in crisis, even though Chabad said it was opening a program to help victims get...

March 10, 2015: An Open Letter To Chabad's Yeshivah Centre Board And Committee Of Management From 11 Survivors Of Child Sex Abuse Calls For All Leaders To Resign Immediately
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…It is astounding and a further indictment on the Yeshivah Centre that no genuine public action has been taken to date by your institution in response to the Royal Commission public hearing. Rather, Yeshivah has merely issued a carefully crafted...

March 10, 2015: Corruption? Canadian Government Minister Violated Ethics Rules When Funding Chabad Project
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc.
Minister of Public Works and Government Services Diane Finley breached conflict-of-interest rules by giving preferential treatment and federal funding to a poorly run Chabad-Lubavitch project in Markham, Ont. that also featured “a number of interventions” by the Prime Minister’s Office...

March 10, 2015: Matisyahu Talks About His Religious Practice – And Lack Thereof
Comments: 21 | Categories: BTs , Chabad , Haredim , Music , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim
Matisyahu was once a Chabad-Lubavitch ba'al teshuva known worldwide as a hasidic reggae singer. Today, Matisyahu is no longer completely frum, as he explains in this new interview. Above: Matisyahu as a Chabad-Lubavitch ba'al teshuva, left; Matisyahu Purim 2015 City...

March 9, 2015: How Serious Is Chabad's Claim To Want To Help Its Victims Of Child Sex Abuse? Not Very, Emails Reveal
Comments: 48 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Recognising the need for action, [Chabad's] Yeshivah Centre [in Melbourne, Australia] is establishing a discreet and confidential process through which Yeshivah Centre will provide victims and their families with our full support, professional counselling, and personal apologies. We are appointing...

March 8, 2015: Alcohol Abuse By Haredi Teens Reportedly Widespread, Rises To Dangerous Level
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"…[T]here are hundreds of young men getting seriously drunk to the point where they need medical attention. There are Hatzolah calls, hospital visits, and thousands of incidents of vomiting. There are home break-ins in which the drunken to Lot-level-shikrus Yeshiva...

March 8, 2015: Halakha Of The Day: What To Do If You're Bentching In The Home Of A Goy
Comments: 38 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Halakha
"If one eats in a goy’s house or in a similar place, for example a hotel belonging to a goy, there is a discussion in Halacha about changing the Nusach of Bentching, such that instead of saying Horachamon Hu Yishlach...

March 7, 2015: Why Have Rabbis Telsner And Kluwgant Been Allowed To Continue Supervising Kosher Food?
Comments: 29 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
It is but days since the Royal Commission finished its inquiries into the Melbourne and Sydney Chabad child sex abuse scandal and already some progress has been made. Regrettably, in the area of kashrut a glaring oversight remains unchanged. That...

March 5, 2015: Judaism, Chabad Style
Comments: 67 | Categories: Chabad
"Your personal guide to Judaism" courtesy of Shaul Israel Goldberg, a Chabad hasid from Kfar Chabad, Israel. You just can't make this up. Please click to enlarge: The website this is linked to is owned by Shaul Israel Goldberg from...

March 5, 2015: Chabad Rabbi Says He Doubted 12-Year-Old’s Abuse Story And Failed To Call Police Because She Was “Prone To Bend The Truth To Get Out Of Trouble”
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad Rabbi Baruch Lesches, once the #2 Chabad rabbi and the top posek (decisor of Orthodox Jewish law) in Sydney, Australia, has told the Australian Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse at Chabad institutions in a belated written statement that...

March 5, 2015: Purim – Chabad Syle
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Hessed , Poverty & Homelessness
Halakha (Orthodox Jewish law) puts great emphasis on giving tzedaka (loosely translated as "charity"), and on no day is giving charity more important than Purim. Halakha commands all Jews to give charity to poor people on this day and mandates...

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