3,126 posts categorized "Chabad"

August 28, 2015: Chabad’s Iconic Yeshiva At 770 Eastern Parkway Bans Unfiltered Cellphones, Tablets
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Chabad , Haredim , Web/Tech
"Whoever does not do one of the two above mentioned options is removing himself immediately from the Yeshiva without any warning or additional notice." Above: The late rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died in 1994 Chabad’s Iconic...

August 25, 2015: Judge Asked To Stop Public Kapparot Chicken Slaughter Over Health And Animal Welfare Concerns
Comments: 51 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal
The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos was in Manhattan court today to back 19 Brooklyn residents who have asked a judge to issue an order to stop the ritual slaughter of chickens on public sidewalks and streets during the...

August 24, 2015: New “Sanhedrin” Praises Alleged Jewish Terrorists
Comments: 23 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
"…The Sanhedrin, which sits on Mount Zion in Holy Jerusalem, hereby strengthens your spirits and reduces your sorrow, as you were seized while acting for the respect of God and the nation of Israel, risking your lives for the holiness...

August 21, 2015: Australian Legislators Investigate Sale Of Unlabeled Kosher-Slaughtered Meat, Causing Orthodox Pushback
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Kosher Scandal
Administrator Rabbi Moshe Gutnick, of the Kashrut Authority which supervises kosher food services, said labeling [non-kosher] meat sold to the general public as kosher-slughtered would lead to "hysteria" from people who don't understand and unnecessary economic backlash. Australian Yahoo News...

August 18, 2015: Abandoning The Elderly For Profit
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
"…After Justice Saitta appointed a receiver to operate the [assisted living] facility in April, Dietsch’s attorney Joel Drucker told the judge that one corporate entity owns the facility’s valuable real estate, while another entity operated the home. Drucker maintains that...

August 16, 2015: Today In History: Chabad-Lubavitch Purchases 770 Eastern Parkway – With Stolen Money
Comments: 17 | Categories: Chabad , Chabad History , Crime, Litigation, etc. , History
The iconic building known worldwide as "770" was purchased with money taken from the man who saved the 6th Lubavitch Rebbe from the Nazis. Above: Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn Today's This Day in Jewish History column in Ha'aretz is about...

August 13, 2015: Tzedek Cancels Orthodox Psychologist's Talk After Apparent Homophobia Exposed
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…More recently, we have become aware of other matters and controversies relating to Dr Goldwasser. Amongst other things, we have taken on board concerns raised by the LGBTI community. As a result we have reviewed the matter and decided that...

August 13, 2015: Chabad Kosher, Melbourne Style
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Halakha , Haredim , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
What was Chabad's standard of kosher when Rabbi Yitzchok Dovod Groner was still alive? Groner clearly covered up child sex abuse, helped abusers flee justice and enabled known pedophiles, giving them open access to the children put in Groner's care....

August 13, 2015: Disgraced Rabbi Now Teaching For Chabad School Run By His Father And Aunt
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A disgraced [Chabad] rabbi forced to step down from a string of posts after he was caught intimidating and vilifying victims of child sexual abuse is now teaching Jewish Studies at a Chabad girls high school in Melbourne – a...

August 13, 2015: What Is Chabad Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant Trying To Hide?
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant was in the Supreme Court of Victoria this week seeking an injunction to prevent disclosure of a confidential settlement agreement which he entered last month. He had initially sought that the matter be held in closed...

August 11, 2015: An Interview With Dr. Norman Goldwasser: In His Own Words, Goldwasser Tries To Explain What Appears To Many To Be His Open Homophobia
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
At a recent JCW event you allegedly described a patient who "was abused as a child and now lives in South Beach.…I don't need to tell you what's in South Beach.” Did you say this? “I don't remember each word...

August 5, 2015: Former Pakistani Top Security Official Blames Pakistan For 2008 Mumbai Terror Attacks That Killed 164 People, Including A Chabad Rabbi And His Wife
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
A senior figure from Pakistan's security establishment has now written that Pakistan is responsible for facilitating the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 164 people over a three-day period. The attacks were spread over several locations in Mumbai, one of...

August 5, 2015: And Where Were The Prayers?
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
In the wake of recent Jewish terror attacks on gays, Christians and a sleeping Palestinian family – attacks that killed two children and wounded more than eight other people – the haredi and Zionist Orthodox communities maintain they are opposed...

August 4, 2015: And From Them, The Evil Weed Of Terror Grew
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Alleged Jewish terrorist organization head Meir Ettinger, a grandson of the late extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane, met friends from the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in Yitzhar, and began to be drawn to hasidic-messianic ideas about hastening salvation through deeds. The...

August 4, 2015: Is There A Right-Wing Orthodox Terror Problem In Israel?
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Yes there is, and here is the empirical evidence to prove it. Is There a Right-Wing Orthodox Terror Problem In Israel? Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Chemi Shalev has written a brilliant satirical send-up of Israel’s right-wing, which reacts to every...

August 3, 2015: It Was An Evil Weed Cultivated By Kahane And Ginsburgh, And Then It Grew Wild
Comments: 45 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
"…We are talking about a group of young Jews which has adopted an ideological, anti-Zionist, fanatic and anarchistic common denominator, seeking to destroy the "state of the Zionists" (that's their terminology) and establish a holy kingdom [Jewish theocracy] instead of...

August 3, 2015: Mayor’s Car Firebombed In Apparent Warning From Supporters Of Jewish Terror Cell
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Don’t speak out against hate crimes perpetrated by religious Jews. That’s likely the message Kiryat Yam’s mayor, David Even Zur, was supposed to get when in his car was firebombed Saturday night near his house, city officials believe. Above: Kiryat...

July 31, 2015: Murder: Jewish Settlers Allegedly Firebomb Occupied Arab House, Kill Baby, Injure 3 Other Family Members
Comments: 30 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
A one-and-a-half-year-old Palestinian baby was burned to death and three others were seriously injured after Jewish settlers allegedly set fire to a Palestinian home in the Palestinian Arab village of Douma, near Nablus in the West Bank. Above: "Revenge!" spray-painted...

July 26, 2015: Bnei Brak Chabad House Hit With Arson And Vandalism On Tisha B’Av
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
The Chabad House in the haredi city of Bnei Brak’s Shikun Hey neighborhood was hit by an arson attack overnight, coinciding with Tisha B’Av. One arrest was made. Bnei Brak Chabad House Hit With Arson And Vandalism On Tisha B’Av...

July 24, 2015: Another Member Of Chabad-Hasid-Led Mortgage Fraud Ring Sentenced
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Charles Lesser, a member of a mortgage fraud ring headed by prominent Chabad hasid Joseph “Yossi” Levitin, was sentenced to prison last week in New Haven, Connecticut. Above: Menachem Joseph "Yossi" Levitin Another Member Of Chabad-Hasid-Led Mortgage Fraud Ring Sentenced...

July 23, 2015: Historical Video: Chabad Hasidim In Jerusalem React To News Of The Death Of The Last Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe
Comments: 127 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
Contemporaneous reactions of the Chabad community in Jerusalem to the death of the last Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson on June 12, 1994. Above: the late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson I recognize many of the faces in this video...

July 21, 2015: Australian Jewish Attorney With Ties To Chabad Investigated For Intimidation Of Child Sex Abuse Victim
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Alex Lewenberg is being investigated by the Legal Services Commissioner over comments he made to a victim of notorious Chabad pedophile David Cyprys. Lewenberg was secretly recorded telling the victim that he was a moser (snitch; a crime punishable by...

July 15, 2015: Synagogues, Churches, Schools And Hospitals May Be Held Criminally Liable For Child Sex Abuse, Royal Commission Hears
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Churches, schools and hospitals could be held criminally liable for child sexual abuse perpetrated by people linked to them, according to a report before Australia's Royal Commission. This could have far-reaching impact for haredim and Chabad, both of which have...

July 9, 2015: Did Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Really Resign From The So-Called Sanhedrin? And Does He Really Oppose That Sanhedrin Putting The Pope On Trial?
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
Here are tow letters, one in Hebrew and one in English, both signed by Steinsaltz and obtained from his office, that purport to answer those questions. But do they? Above: Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (Even-Yisrael) Note the letters posted below are...

July 8, 2015: Chabad College Raided By Feds
Comments: 45 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
In 2011, MJI awarded only three bachelor’s degrees and only 10% of its students continued their studies past their freshman year – meaning MJI was likely used to make one-year fully religious yeshiva and seminaries programs, which otherwise would not...

July 8, 2015: Alliance To End Chickens As Kaporot v NYC, Chabad's NCFJE, Et Al
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Kosher Scandal , Religion, Religion & State
Here's the entire lawsuit as filed by the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos on July 2. It's meant to stop kapparot operators like Chabad's National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education from operating in residential areas of New...

July 7, 2015: Right-Wing Self-Appointed "Sanhedrin" Threatens To Put Pope, Vatican On Trial
Comments: 48 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
“We require from you an apology for your recognizing as a nation those who stole the land, those who are known as the Palestinian Authority, and we are informing the Vatican that the sole God given right to the land...

July 6, 2015: Chabad Missionaries Doused With Paint In Kiryas Joel
Comments: 51 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
Chabad hasidim trying to sell Chabad books from a table on the street opposite the main synagogue in the Satmar village of Kiryas Joel, New York were doused with paint – presumably by an angry Satmar hasid. Please click to...

July 5, 2015: In Wake Of Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Chabad Announces New Management Committee For Melbourne Schools
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“…[W]e are pleased to advise that we have approached a group of highly credentialed and eminent individuals to review the current rules of the Yeshivah Centre Associations, as well as the corporate governance practices and legal structures of the Centre....

July 2, 2015: Chabad Allegedly Brings In Out Of Town Ringers To Run Institutions As Proxies For Old Management
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“…Most disturbing is the fact that this process is being driven by Members (Trustees) employed by the institution, some of whom are compromised by the revelations of the Royal Commission. We object, in the strongest possible terms, to employees appointing...

July 2, 2015: Video: New Clues May Solve Rabbi's Murder
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
New clues have arisen that may help officials close the case of the death of Rabbi Joseph "Yosef" Raksin, who was shot to death last August in North Miami Beach, Florida, but police still need the public's help to do...

June 30, 2015: The Top Aide To The Late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe And The Convicted Child Sex Abuser
Comments: 45 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion, Religion & State
The daughter of the Cleveland Alexander Rebbe is now engaged to marry the son of Rabbi Chaim Yakov Lebovits. Chaim Yakov Lebovits is the son of notorious haredi child sex abuser Rabbi Baruch Lebovits, and sure enough, the proud grandfather...

June 29, 2015: In Yet Another Insensitive Step, Chabad Again Shows It Has Not Come To Grips With Its Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Today, Yud Beis Tammuz, there is additional motivation as the Rebbe encouraged everyone to donate to Mosdos connected to the Frierdike Rebbe on this day. Not only is your donation fully tax deductible, you are supporting the learning and spreading...

June 24, 2015: Prominent Chabad Hasid Haysha Deitsch Violates Another Court Order In Bid To Force Elderly, Frail Residents To Move
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Monday, as the temperature in Brooklyn reached the high 80s, New York State Supreme Court Justice Wayne Saitta ordered the owner of the Prospect Park Residence assisted living facility to turn on the central air conditioning in all residents’ rooms...

June 24, 2015: Woman Apologizes For Letting Chabad Hasid Mistake Her For A Man And Put Tefillin On Her
Comments: 27 | Categories: Chabad , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"…The encounter itself was brief, shocking, and personally significant…It was a powerful moment, but also painful and wrong - because it was under false pretenses. Though his mistaken assumptions - products of the harmfully rigid gender roles with which he...

June 23, 2015: Oops! Chabad Puts Tefillin On Gender-Fluid Woman
Comments: 46 | Categories: Chabad
"This happened last friday at a chabad table. Apparently, buzzed hair + baggy t-shirt + charedi lack of any concept of fluidity in gender expression = egalitarianism. Tefillin with a bracha [blessing], administered by a chabadnik! bimheira beyameinu [Hebrew for...

June 23, 2015: How Rabbinic Lies Kill Jewish Babies
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"…In desperation, my friend tried a different tactic. He proposed to his opponents that he and they go to the Gadol B'Torah [top haredi rabbi] of their choice, that they both present their arguments, and that they both agree to...

June 22, 2015: Man Confesses To Girl’s Father After Luring 7-year-old From Chabad Synagogue
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Yan Kossa now faces charges of unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child along with other charges from a different case. Above: Yan Kossa Pix 11 reports: Police arrested a man accused of luring a young girl from...

June 22, 2015: Chabad Assisted Living Facility Owner Allegedly Violates Court Order And Refuses To Air Condition Building In Sweltering Heat
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Haysha Deitsch, a prominent Chabad hasid who is the scion of a powerful wealthy Crown Heights family, allegedly violated a court order and refused to turn on the air conditioning in an assisted living facility he owns, even though the...

June 19, 2015: Chabad To Honor Memory Of Leader Of Child Sex Abuse Coverups
Comments: 40 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion, Religion & State
He covered up child sex abuse and allegedly helped molesters flee justice. He destroyed the lives of children in order to protect the name of Chabad and the well-connected Chabad men who raped and abused children. But this doesn't stop...

June 19, 2015: Activists Lash Out At Chabad Over Lack Of Transparency, Conflicts Of Interest
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…I have been devoted to working in a collaborative way with the Trustees. The reality is that this is an impossible task. The reason is that there are too many members who are conflicted in so many ways, whether it...

June 18, 2015: Iconic Israeli Catholic Church Burned In Likely Hate Crime Arson
Comments: 40 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The Church of the Multiplication Loaves and Fishes located at Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee was heavily damaged early Thursday morning in what clearly appears to be another "price tag" hate crime arson. Iconic Israeli Catholic Church Burned In...

June 17, 2015: Chabad’s Board Of Trustees To Resign By End Of Year As Child Sex Abuse Scandal Continues To Shake Melbourne Community
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The announced resignations follow intense pressure leveled at Chabad’s lay leaders and clergy after Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse investigated Chabad institutions in the country in February. Testimony at the widely-watched public hearings was intensely damaging...

June 17, 2015: Crown Heights Landlord Busted For Illegally Forcing Out Rent Controlled Tenants, Endangering Welfare Of A Child
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Poverty & Homelessness
Daniel Melamed alleged used construction and demolition to force out the rent controlled tenants. A criminal indictment against him issued today charges Melamed with unlawfully evicting tenants from rent-regulated apartments, endangering the welfare of a child and filing a false...

June 17, 2015: Even After Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Chabad Riddled With Unethical Conflicts Of Interest, Is Not Transparant, Grassroots Parents Group Says
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
…Yesterday’s letter from the Yeshivah Centre Trustees informed the community that they plan to appoint an interim Committee of Management (Committee). It is of great concern that a number of these Trustees are also employees of the Yeshivah Centre. It...

June 16, 2015: Prompted By Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Melbourne Chabad Announces Reorganization
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Now that [Chabad's] Committee of Management has finally resigned, it’s well overdue for Yeshivah’s Rabbi [Zvi Hirsh] Telsner to also resign or be stood down. As those ultimately responsible for the leadership at the Yeshivah Centre, it is crucial that...

June 14, 2015: Last Remaining Long Term Chabad Lay Leaders Resign In Wake Of Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 28 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Almost four months after Australia's Royal Commission exposed extensive coverups of child sex abuse at Yeshivah Centre, Chabad's flagship institution in Melbourne, Australia, the last three of its top lay leader have now resigned. Top 3 Chabad Lay Leaders Resign...

June 14, 2015: In Wake Of Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Another Chabad Board Member Allegedly Resigns
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…I've received three separate reports of the resignation of Mr Shlomo Werdiger - the final long-serving and major player on the [Chabad of Melbourne, Australia's] Yeshivah Centre Committee of Management. It's unfortunate that it's taken this long but better late...

June 10, 2015: Board of Health Will Vote On Mayor’s Plan To Scrap Informed Consent For Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
New York City's Board of Health has now voted to consider a plan proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio that would scrap the city’s informed consent requirement for metzitzah b’peh (MBP), the dangerous direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis suction performed, predominantly by haredi...

June 9, 2015: Brooklyn DA Gives Another Sweetheart Plea Deal To A Haredi Sex Offender
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad ordained Rabbi Menachem Mendel Tewel (Tevel) pleaded guilty to two counts of a criminal sexual act in the third degree but was originally charged with 37 counts of sexual abuse— many first-degree felony counts. But now Tewel will serve...

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