2,901 posts categorized "Chabad"

November 18, 2014: Disgraced Hasidic Doctor Runs For Office To "Get Rid Of" The Medical Board That Sanctioned Him For Misbehavior With Female Patients
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Dr. John Barry Myers, who prays at Chabad (he was given mafir there last spring), defended allegations that he groped and requested oral sex from a 68-year-old female patient of a Western Australian hospital. But Meyers has other allegations of...

November 18, 2014: Chabad Photographer Busted For Climbing Brooklyn Bridge
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
“The boy loves to take pictures. He’ll go anywhere,” Rabbi Israel Shemtov, who hosted Souid during his stay in Crown Heights, Brooklyn over the weekend for the Chabad conference, said. Above: Yonathan Souid Chabad Photographer Busted For Climbing Brooklyn Bridge...

November 17, 2014: Melbourne Rabbis Admit – Kind Of – That They Lied About Child Sex Abuse Reportage
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…At the request of the AJN the RCV wishes to clarify a specific part of that media statement which stated that AJN reporter Adam Kamien was advised in no uncertain terms by a senior RCV member that no meeting (asking...

November 13, 2014: AJN Retracts Story On Controversial Chabad Rabbi
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Did leading Australian rabbis ask Rabbi Avrohom Glick to resign from his senior position at Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne? The rabbis in question now say that did not do so. The real question, though, is why haven't demanded that...

November 13, 2014: The Internet, Religion, Transparency, And Battling Tyranny
Comments: 5 | Categories: Blogs , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Web/Tech
“Blogs like UOJ and Failed Messiah, along with the Awareness Center, were instrumental in fostering the anti-abuse movement in the Orthodox community, publicizing stories of abuse and exposing those (often powerful and until then, untouchable) people, who enabled it and...

November 12, 2014: Assault Rifle, Drugs Found In Crown Heights Chabad Youth Center’s Basement
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
"We had no idea. I am shocked that he would be so stupid as to hide illegal substances in the basement of a Chabad moisad [nonprofit organization] and youth center.” Assault Rifle, Drugs Found In Crown Heights Chabad Youth Center’s...

November 8, 2014: Chabad Loses Appeal In Lawsuit Over Underage University Student Alcohol Use
Comments: 49 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
“[Chabad Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein] had gotten away for more than a quarter of a century with an irresponsible attitude toward excessive underage drinking that went on under his nose in the Chabad house, and seems to have thought that...

November 7, 2014: Major Chabad Donor Gets Near-7-Year Sentence For Child Porn, Abuse
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A 53-year-old convicted pedophile with close ties to Chabad, Simeon Osen, was sentenced to 71 months in prison yesterday after admitting to 13 counts of arranging and facilitating child sex abuse, child porn. Above: Simon Osen Major Chabad Donor Gets...

November 6, 2014: Exclusive: Emails Show Collusion, Manipulation Of Media, Minimizing Of Sex Abuse, By Senior OU Rabbi And Chabad Propagandist
Comments: 28 | Categories: Books , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
If you haven't yet doubted the honesty reviews of books by prominent Orthodox rabbis, if you really believe that many favorable reviews and articles they publish about Chabad are true (rather than propaganda), or that many Jewish newspapers and magazines...

November 6, 2014: As Top Australian Rabbis Ask Head Of Chabad's Flagship Yeshivah Centre To Resign, Death Threats Issued To Signer Of Anti-Abuse Petition
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
As top Australian rabbis (almost all not affiliated with Chabad) asked Rabbi Avrohom Glick of Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne to resign over his failed handling of child sex abuse and his apparent lies to a court and to police,...

November 3, 2014: Man From Prominent Chabad Family Gets 7-Year Sentence For Fraud
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
Daniel Greenberg added unauthorized charges to the credit cards of customers of his now-defunct Classic Closeouts, LLC at least 60,000 times, stealing millions olf dollars. Daniel Greenberg was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Friday, along with three years...

October 22, 2014: Metzitzah B' Peh Warning: New Studies Show Herpes Doubles Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics , Science
Metzitzah b' peh (MBP), the direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis-sucking done by haredi mohels after cutting off the baby's foreskin is a dangerous practice that can transmit disease, like Herpes Simplex 1. to the infants. Because neonates have very immature immune systems, herpes...

October 19, 2014: Chabad Hasid Arrested For Vandalism That Injured Two People
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
The hasid allegedly dumped oil – which had been placed outside the Baisil restaurant on Kingston Avenue and Lincoln Place in a large drum for pickup by an oil recycler – on the sidewalk. Two passersby slipped on it and...

October 15, 2014: Orthodox Drug Smuggler's Co-Defendant Found Murdered
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
32-year-old David Akiva Saltzman was found dead early this month, shot and then burned in his car in LA. Saltzman was co-defendant in the drug smuggling case of Jonathan Braun. Braun and his parents are close to Chabad, and while...

October 13, 2014: Video: Mob Of 50 Teens Ransacks Crown Heights Kosher Store
Comments: 30 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
A mob of approximately 50 non-Jewish teens, all of them apparently African American, ransacked a kosher grocery store in Crown Heights, Brooklyn Saturday night while the store was open and serving customers. No arrests have yet been reported.

October 12, 2014: Woman Allegedly Made Homeless By Chabad Charity Allegedly Sexually Assaulted In Chabad’s Main Synagogue – Where She Was Sleeping
Comments: 36 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion , Women & Judaism
A Chabad-Lubavitch organization meant to house and feed hasidim, primarily from Israel and France, who come to Crown Heights, Brooklyn for the month of Tishrei to spend the High Holidays, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret “with” Chabad’s long-dead rebbe, Rabbi Menachem...

October 7, 2014: Chabad Bicycle Sukkahs
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad
There's much to dislike (or even hate) about Chabad, from deceptive intra-Jewish missionary activity to its repeated child sex abuse coverups in place like Melbourne and Brooklyn to its constant nonstop PR. But sometimes Chabad (usually a yeshiva student and...

October 7, 2014: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims, Part 4: Senior Chabad Rebbetzin ‘Apologizes' To Abuse Victim – But Only Under Pressure And Only Indirectly
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The apology was indirect, forced and not completely factual. Meanwhile, an anonymous blog that specialized in publishing attacks on anti-abuse advocate Manny Waks and his family has been traced by FailedMessiah.com to a powerful Melbourne Chabad family business. Senior Chabad...

October 6, 2014: Manny Waks Responds: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims, Part 3
Comments: 34 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…[Shyrla Pakula Werdiger, whose husband sits on Chabad's Yeshivah Centre board in a senior capacity] clarified that her description of ‘damaged, deranged and generally vindictive and destructive individuals who all bring a chilul hashem to the name of Judaism in...

October 5, 2014: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims, Part 2
Comments: 65 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"I don't defend the Grand Most High Pooh-bah Rebbetzin in any way but I do believe that this was a private email to Lord High Executioner waks [sic], which he chose to publicize. They [child sex abuse victims fighting for...

October 2, 2014: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims
Comments: 44 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Just because a security guard molested you don't blame Yeshiva! A principal in Moriah College ( not Jewish) once molested nearly half the girls in the school! NONE of whom have ever blamed the school! Get over it!…" Pnina Feldman...

September 28, 2014: Hasidic IDF Soldier From Extremist Yeshiva Arrested For Telling Border Police To Disobey Orders
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Ariel Zilber told Border Police to disobey their orders and leave the extremist Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva. He was videoed doing this and, once the IDF saw the video, Zilber was arrested – as he tried to leave the country...

September 28, 2014: Haredi Anti-Cult And Missionary Org Allegedly Refuses To Help Secular Israelis Lured Into Haredi Cults
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
If it's haredi, does this mean it cannot be a cult? Yad L'Achim was started by a Chabad-Lubavitch hasid, Rabbi Sholom Ber Lifshitz, who studied in non-haredi yeshivas and who was close to Chabad's rebbe and to non-haredi leaders. Now...

September 28, 2014: Chabad Emissary Arrested In Nepal
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
Chabad’s emissary to Nepal, Rabbi Chezki Lipschitz, was arrested just before Rosh Hashana and jailed, Israeli media sources and Chabad’s international outreach website reported. Chabad Emissary Arrested In Nepal Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Chabad’s emissary to Nepal, Rabbi Chezki Lipschitz,...

September 21, 2014: Miami Police Say They Know Some Of The People Involved In Rabbi's Murder
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
Rabbi Joseph Raksin was shot to death on Shabbat morning August 9 while walking to shul. Now police say they think they know some of the people who killed him. They also say the crime wasn't a hate crime and...

September 21, 2014: Petition Demands Chabad Leaders Resign Over Mishandling And Coverups Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"[Once these Chabad leaders resign], our community will be able to move forward in a much more constructive manner. But the onus continues to be on Yeshivah. They have no one else to blame but themselves." The Age reports: A...

September 13, 2014: 3 Chabad Hasidim Linked To Powerful Rubashkin And Jacobson Families Busted By Feds On Drug Trafficking Charges
Comments: 123 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
Three Chabad-Lubavitch hasidim from Crown Heights were arrested by the FBI after they tried to buy 50 pounds of marijuana and have it shipped from El Paso, Texas to Brooklyn. 3 Chabad Hasidim Linked To Powerful Rubashkin And Jacobson Families...

September 11, 2014: Report: Senior Chabad Rabbis To Be Subpoenaed Over Alleged Child Sex Abuse Coverups
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Senior Chabad rabbinical leaders will be subpoenaed by Australia's royal commission investigating child sex abuse coverups in religious institutions. They will compelled to testify about alleged coverups that allowed several pedophiles in Chabad institutions to escape punishment and continue sexually...

September 4, 2014: Chabad Rabbi Allegedly Ordered Deported From Russia Because Of Private Statements Made Against Government
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Turf Disputes
Local Jewish leaders reportedly told Kommersant that Krichevsky is “an absolutely apolitical individual.” But the paper also reported that Krichevsky had allegedly made anti-government comments in private conversations before the deportation was ordered, and that Krichevsky’s deportation could be meant...

September 2, 2014: “F--K You, You F--king N---er!” Drunk Chabad Yeshiva Students Allegedly Said As They Beat Black Man In Crown Heights
Comments: 47 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
The names of two drunk Chabad yeshiva students who allegedly assaulted a black man Saturday evening in Crown Heights alcohol-fueld hate crime are now public. “F--K You, You F--king N--er!” Drunk Chabad Yeshiva Students Allegedly Said As They Beat Black...

September 2, 2014: Elderly Man Sucked Into Chabad Mikva’s ‘Black Hole”
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Med-Ethics
A dip in the men’s mikva at Chabad’s Upper East Side center located at 419 E. 77th Street in Manhattan almost proved extremely dangerous for a synagogue regular who was sucked into the mikva’s uncovered ‘black hole’ and had to...

September 2, 2014: Russia Orders Deportation Of Chabad Rabbi
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad
Rabbi Asher Krichevsky has reportedly worked in Russia for 13 years and has been both Chabad’s official shaliach (emissary) in Omsk, southern Siberia, and the area’s chief rabbi since 2001. Above: Rabbi Asher Krichevsky Russia Orders Deportation Of Chabad Rabbi...

September 2, 2014: Royal Commission Into Child Sex Abuse Gets Extension, More Funding; Activist Asks For Investigation Into Alleged Chabad Abuse Coverups
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Australian government has extended the working time of the royal commission investigating child sex abuse in religious institutions and has given the commission $126 million dollars of new funding – more than the commission asked for – to continue...

September 1, 2014: Flagship Chabad School Shuttered Due To Financial Shortfall
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad
Parents of students enrolled in Chabad’s flagship Beth (Bais) Rivka school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn reportedly received a robocall telling them that the school will not open as previously scheduled and will remain closed indefinitely due to unresolved financial difficulties....

September 1, 2014: Two Chabad Rabbis Busted In London For Alleged Money Laundering Drug Scheme
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
A Chabad rabbi and his son have just been arrested for allegedly laundering money for a large London-based drug smuggling ring. Last updated at 9:40 pm CDT Two Chabad Rabbis Busted In London For Alleged Money Laundering Drug Scheme Shmarya...

August 31, 2014: Two Chabad Yeshiva Students Arrested For Alleged Alcohol-Fueled Hate Crime Assault
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
This makes at least three arrests of Chabd yeshiva students in Crown Heights over the past seven days for alcohol-related crimes. Two Chabad Yeshiva Students Arrested For Alleged Alcohol-Fueled Hate Crime Assault Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com At about 7:00 pm...

August 25, 2014: Victims' Advocate Manny Waks Steps Down From Advocacy Organization
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Manny Waks, the Australian victims' advocate and survivor of child sex abuse at Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne, has stepped down from his leadership role in Tzedek, the anti-child-sex-abuse organization he founded. Manny Waks writes: After more than three years...

August 24, 2014: Chabad In Mumbai To Reopen Tuesday, Almost 6 Years After Terror Attack
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Terrorism
Chabad's Nairman House in Mumbai, India is supposed to finally reopen Tuesday, almost six years after the terror attacks in Mumbai, one of which killed six people in Nairman House – including the Chabad couple who ran it, Rabbi Gavriel...

August 24, 2014: Video: The Fight For Missing Multimillionaire Guma Aguiar's Money Continues
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal
The family of millionaire Guma Aguiar, who went missing on his boat off Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June 2012, appeared in court Friday to battle over parts of his $100 million fortune. Aguiar, who suffered from bipolar disorder and had...

August 23, 2014: Chabad Pedophile Allegedly Rapes Teen In Prison
Comments: 37 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Samuel David Cyprys, convicted of sexually abusing nine boys at Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne, Australia after he had already been cited for child sexual abuse in a previous case that was known to Chabad leaders, has allegedly raped another...

August 22, 2014: Top Candidate For CEO Of Scandal-Plagued Anti-Poverty Charity Said To Be Chabad Rabbi
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, the New York City Jewish community’s scandal-plagued anti-poverty arm, is reportedly considering hiring a Chabad rabbi to replace outgoing CEO David Frankel, who was brought in to clean up the organization last year but...

August 22, 2014: Ubiquitous Ads Promising Prayers By Sefardi Kabbalist In Exchange For Donations To Chabad-Linked Anti-Missionary Charity Ruled Illegal
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Chabad & Christianity , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The ubiquitous ads for the haredi Yad L’achim anti-missionary anti-intermarriage organization featuring Rabbi Yehiel Abuhatzeira have been ruled illegal. Above: Rabbi Yehiel Abuhatzeira Ubiquitous Ads Promising Prayers By Sefardi Kabbalist In Exchange For Donations To Chabad-Linked Anti-Missionary Charity Ruled Illegal...

August 20, 2014: Video: Dirty Little Secrets – Chabad's Decades-Long Coverup Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad allegedly enabled child sex abuse and covered up abuse to protect molesters for decades. Here are some of those dirty little secrets.

August 18, 2014: Video: "Dump That Donkey!"
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
Racist protesters from the racist neo-Kahanist Lehava organization shouted racist slurs and tried to rush the wedding hall where a Muslim-Jewish couple was celebrating their wedding. They also attacked a Ha'aretz photojournalist and caused other trouble. Ha'aretz reports: …Each guest...

August 18, 2014: Chabad Issues Deceptive Letter On Child Sex Abuse – This Time With The Unwitting Help Of The Government
Comments: 1 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…I would like to reiterate Yeshivah Centre’s unreserved and repeated apologies for the mishandling of past cases of child abuse. Many lessons have been learned, and we continue to offer support and counselling to those affected. We encourage anyone who...

August 17, 2014: Court Refuses To Block Racist Right-Wing Demonstration At Private Jewish-Muslim Wedding
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
An Israeli court refused to stop a racist right-wing demonstration outside a wedding hall where an Arab-Jewish couple is holding a wedding celebration even though the couple and their families have received death threats. Above: Lehava's chairman Bentizion "Bentzi" Gupstein...

August 16, 2014: Israeli Jewish-Arab Couple Petition High Court For Protection From Racist Orthodox Jewish Group As Police Require Couple To Hire 33 Security Guards To Protect Wedding Celebration
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , MO & Chardal
An Israeli Arab Muslim man and his wife, a former Jew who converted to Islam, are seeking protection from Israel’s High Court of Justice after a right-wing Orthodox racist organization announced plans to demonstrate at the couple’s private wedding celebration...

August 15, 2014: Jewish-Arab Intermarriage Prompts Right-Wing Protest, Threats
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
An Israeli Arab man and his formerly Jewish wife were forced to hire 14 security guards to protect their wedding celebration after openly racist right-wing neo-Kahanist group Lehava, made up predominately of Zionist Orthodox, haredi and Chabad Jews, decided to...

August 13, 2014: Should Chabad Take Money From And Honor An Alleged Scam Artist?
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Ethics
“He is the most generous person I know,” Yaffe added. “If he wants to start giving money to the poor families should I not take money from him? How could I not?” Above: Rabbi Yossi Yaffe The (Connecticut) Shoreline Times...

August 12, 2014: Report: Mourner’s Car Defaced With Swastika At Funeral Of Murdered Rabbi
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
On Sunday, a swastika and Iron Cross were reportedly scratched into a BMW owned by a man participating in the Florida part of the funeral of murdered Crown Heights Rabbi Joseph Raksin. Report: Mourner’s Car Defaced With Swastika At Funeral...

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