3,042 posts categorized "Chabad"

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: 20 | 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: 47 | 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
"…[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: 68 | 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...

March 5, 2015: The Pain Of Ostracism, Shunning And Exclusion
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Science
Our need to matter and our need to belong are as fundamental as our need to eat and breathe. Therefore ostracism -- rejection, silence, exclusion -- is one of the most powerful punishments that one person can inflict on another....

March 4, 2015: Lie To The Royal Commission, Read The Megillah For The Main Chabad Synagogue Only Days Later
Comments: 74 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Does Chabad take its rabbis' disgraceful behavior seriously? Is it really trying to learn from the Royal Commission? Many child sex abuse victims and advocates doubt it and Chabad continues to show nothing has really changed. Thursday morning in Melbourne,...

March 2, 2015: AJN Denies Firing Whistleblower Journalist
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Australian Jewish News has denied sacking a senior journalist who helped the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse by supplying a damaging text message from a senior rabbi. But it looks like the paper's editor may...

March 2, 2015: Former Employee Of Chabad's Yeshivah Centre Charged With Sexual Assault Of Two Victims While In Prison
Comments: 98 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A former employee of Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne, Australia – almost certainly Samuel David Cyprys – has been charged with two counts of indecent assault against one victim, and three counts of indecent assault against another victim - all...

March 2, 2015: Chabad Nepotism, Australia Style
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim
List of Board Members of Yeshivah Beth Rivkah Colleges Inc., Chabad Properties Inc. and Chabad Institutions of Australia Inc. The membership is identical for all 3 entities. A newly released Royal Commission document shows how closely held Chabad properties in...

March 2, 2015: Petition Calls On Chabad Yeshivah Centre's Board Of Management To Resign Over Handling Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Members of Melbourne’s Jewish community have called for the immediate resignation of the board at the disgraced [Chabad] Yeshivah Centre in the wake of a damning royal commission probe. While several high-profile rabbis have already ­resigned from positions — ­including...

March 1, 2015: Crown Heights Chabad Rabbi Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Charges
Comments: 125 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Gershon Selinger was arrested Friday and charged with multiple accounts of sexual abuse of a minor. Selinger has reportedly taught in a number of Chabad schools in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. Above: Rabbi Gershon Selinger Please click to...

March 1, 2015: Leading Jewish Newspaper Fires Whistleblower Who Exposed Chabad Rabbi’s Duplicity And Intimidation In Massive Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“In my view it’s clear that [Kamien] was effectively dismissed for disclosing to me a vital bit of evidence for submission to the royal commission. Had the text message not been disclosed, Rabbi Kluwgant would probably still have his senior...

March 1, 2015: Endangering Children's Lives To Appease Powerful Haredi Bloc Vote Attacked By NY Times and NY Daily News, But Endorsed By NY Post
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion
"…de Blasio, who has pleased the potent [ultra-]Orthodox voting bloc by ridiculing the [Bloomberg's informed consent] policy as unenforceable while making no visible effort to enforce it, has decided simply to let the mohels do their thing….The [new] plan needs...

March 1, 2015: See Some Small Evil, Cover Up Other Larger Evil, Protect Chabad
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Australia's Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence attributes the evil we saw from a series of Chabad rabbis testifying before Australia's Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse at Chabad institutions to lack of training and tries to make it appear as...

February 27, 2015: Chabad Rabbinical Front Group Launches Extreme Right-Wing Ad Campaign – On Eve Of Israel’s National Election
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal
The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP), a Chabad-founded right-wing front group, put up hundreds of billboards across Israel with the headline “ceding territory is a danger to life,” urging voters to vote for right-wing political parties. Chabad Rabbinical Front Group...

February 27, 2015: An Open Letter To The Victims Of Child Sex Abuse And The Community From Chabad's Yeshivah Centre In Melbourne
Comments: 39 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
What follows is an open letter sent today not long before Shabbat to victims of child sex abuse and to the Chabad Yeshivah Centre community from Yeshivah Centre leadership. The letter is in response to the shocking and awful testimony...

February 25, 2015: More Resignations Of Chabad Leaders Over Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 59 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Two more top Australian Chabad leaders have resigned due to their roles in the massive child sex abuse scandal that has shaken the Australian Jewish community – and, indeed Australai itself – to its core. In a story dated 2-26-2015,...

February 24, 2015: Agudath Israel Of America Says Still Must Ask Rabbis Before Reporting Most Cases Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Top Agudath Israel of America staffers say they don't know if Agudah's top rabbis know about the Australian Chabad child sex abuse scandal and the haredi umbrella organization's policy, which is illegal, remains the same: almost every case of child...

February 24, 2015: Disgraced Chabad Rabbi Yosef "Yossi" Feldman Explains No-Sex Sex Tape
Comments: 62 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"It bothers me that it seems from some of your responses lately that you now don't believe in keeping Shabbos. I hope you still consciously believe in Hashem and the Torah. It's certainly a service for the community to expose...

February 24, 2015: Shamed Before Royal Commission, Senior Chabad Rabbi Resigns From Yet Another Communal Position
Comments: 28 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad Rabbi Yosef Feldman has stepped down from his role as the interim rav ha-machshir (kosher food supervising authority) for the prominent Sydney-based kosher caterer Amaze in Taste. But Feldman still holds the position as top rabbi of a synagogue,...

February 23, 2015: Chabad Child Rapist David Cyprys Charged With Five Counts For Alleged Jailhouse Rape Of Teen
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Top Chabad rabbis protected him for almost 30 years as he raped and molested his way though the children in Chabad's care. But Now convicted child rapist Samuel David Cyprys is facing five more criminal charges stemming from his alleged...

February 23, 2015: New Charges Against Chabad Pedophile David Cyprys?
Comments: 45 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Samuel David Cyprys, Melbourne, Australia's most notorious child rapist who is currently serving time in prison of child rape and abuse charges, is due in court next month – perhaps for the alleged rape of an 18-year-old prisoner. Cyprys was...

February 23, 2015: David Cyprys Raped Child At Knife-Point In Chabad School, Victim's Rabbi-Father Says
Comments: 48 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The brutality of convicted pedophile Samuel David Cyprys on display once again. For the first time ever, Rabbi Laibl Wolf publicly states that Cyprys held a knife to the throat of his son Yaakov while threatening him and sexually assaulting...

February 22, 2015: Journalist Who Leaked Damning Texts From Chabad Rabbi Reportedly Forced Out Of Job At Australian Jewish Newspaper
Comments: 63 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The journalist in question took text messages sent by Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant to the AJN's editor Zeddy Lawrence as Waks' father Zephania was testifying and gave them to Manny Waks. The messages attacked Zephania for the damage his testimony...

February 21, 2015: After Massive Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Can Chabad Really Change For The Better? Many Members Of The Australian Orthodox Community Don't Think It Can
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Can Chabad leadership really change its ways? That is the question that troubles many people now. "They need to be more consultative with other rabbis, lay leaders and women," Rabbi Kennard, principal at Burwood's Mt Scopus Memorial College, told Fairfax...

February 21, 2015: Chabad Rabbis Fail To Report More Child Sex Abuse Allegations To Police, Drawing Criticism From Expert
Comments: 28 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A leading child protection expert has criticized a Chabad-led Melbourne synagogue for not reporting child sexual abuse allegations to police. Among those covering up the alleged sex abuse are two Chabad rabbis who testified before Australia's Royal Commission earlier this...

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