2,923 posts categorized "Chabad"

December 21, 2014: One Day in Prison: Brooklyn DA Does Sweetheart Plea Deal With Chabad Street Patrol Member Who Beat Innocent Black Teen
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson dropped hate crime charges against Yitzchak Shuchat, a member of the Crown Heights Shmira street patrol who used a police baton in 2008 to attack a black high school student walking home from school. Shuchat fled...

December 20, 2014: Chabad-Lubavitch In The UK Misses Mandated Nonprofit Filing Deadline, Is Almost 2 Months Overdue
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
The Lubavitch Foundation of Great Britain, the parent body of all Chabad-Lubavitch centers there, is almost two months behind in filing its accounts with the government's Charity Commission. The Lubavitch Foundation had a similar issue in 2011, and had serious...

December 20, 2014: Alleged Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups To Be Investigated
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
Weekend papers throughout Australia ran a large ad from the Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse coverups at schools and religious institutions about its upcoming hearing investigating child sex abuse coverups at various Chabad institutions in Melbourne and Sydney. Despite...

December 18, 2014: Rabbi Who Equated Child Sex Abuse To Having Diarrhea Makes New Film On The Kabbalistic Take On Sexual Intimacy
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex
Rabbi Manis Friedman, the Chabad rabbi and shaliach (emissary) who called for collective punishment and genocide against Israel's enemies (the Moment Magazine incident) and compared being sexually abused or raped as a child to having a case of diarrhea, is...

December 18, 2014: Capitulation To Terror? In Wake Of Terror Attack, Chabad Says A Little Light Drives Away Much Darkness – And Then Cancels Public Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Hanukkah , Religion , Terrorism
It isn’t just American movie theater chains and Sony Pictures that capitulate to terror. Now, it seems Chabad has done so, as well. Capitulation To Terror? In Wake Of Terror Attack, Chabad Says A Little Light Drives Away Much Darkness...

December 15, 2014: Royal Commission Hearing On Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups Scheduled For February 2
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Australia's Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday February 2, 2015. The hearing will examine the response of Chabad's Yeshivah Melbourne and Chabad's Yeshiva Bondi to allegations of child sexual abuse. Australia's Royal Commission investigating child...

December 11, 2014: Chabad Women Honor Rubashkins, Have Sholom Rubashkin Speak Via Conference Call From Prison In Honor Of Hasidic Holiday
Comments: 61 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Neshei Chabad, the Chabad International women's organization, held a Yud Tet Kislev international farbrengen (hasidic gathering) and conference call for thousands of women in honor of Yud Tet Kislev, the "Chag Ha-Geulah" (holiday of freedom) commemorating the release from prison...

December 11, 2014: Federal Judge Finds Chabad Misused Federal Funds, Will Have To Give Government Almost $1 Million
Comments: 17 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
A federal judge in Sacramento ruled late Tuesday for summary judgement against Chabad of California and its head Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin after Chabad misappropriated federal grant funds and violated the federal False Claims Act by filing false statements and...

December 10, 2014: Chabad Student Gets Community Service, Not Jail, For Bridge Climb
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
Yonathan Souid, the French Jewish tourist who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge while visiting New York City last month for a Chabad student gathering, was sentenced yesterday to 240 hours of community service rather than prison. Above: Yonathan Souid Chabad Student...

December 9, 2014: As Victim Undergoes Emergency Surgery, Hikind Calls Stabbing By Mentally Ill Man "Reminiscent Of Har Nof" Terror Attack
Comments: 13 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
In what some say is a despicable incident of demagoguery, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called last night's stabbing in Chabad's main Brooklyn synagogue "reminiscent of [the] Har Nof" terror attack in which two Palestinian terrorists murdered four Jews...

December 9, 2014: Video: Witness Says Cop Was Sleeping When Stabbing Took Place, Slow To Respond
Comments: 28 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A witness to the stabbing attack last night in Chabad's main synagogue in its international headquarters in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York says cops stationed outside the synagogue, located at 770 Eastern Parkway, were sleeping when the...

December 9, 2014: Video: Yeshiva Student Stabbed In Chabad’s Main Brooklyn Synagogue
Comments: 16 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel
At approximately 1:45 am EST, a person described as a black male reportedly entered the synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood and stabbed the student, who was reportedly standing near the bima (prayer lectern) praying at...

December 8, 2014: Agri Star Kosher Slaughterhouse Loses Appeal Against Rubashkin Company
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Agri Star, now formally known as SHF Holdings, whose primary owner is haredi mega donor Hershy Friedman, lost its appeal of a court ruling that found it has no right to use a deepwater well owned by the Nevel Properties...

December 7, 2014: Arrests – Apparently Of Jewish Extremists – Made In Arson Hate Crime Against Jewish-Arab School In Jerusalem
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal
The arson took place the night of December 29. Anti-Arab slogans – including “Death to Arabs,” "There's no coexisting with cancer," "Enough assimilation," and “Kahane was right” – were painted on the Max Rayne Hand-in-Hand School in Jerusalem and the...

December 7, 2014: Convicted Non-Hasidic Sex Offender Rabbi Mordechai Elon To Hold Public Hasidic Holiday Commemoration, Sparking Controversy
Comments: 5 | Categories: Abdication , Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Israeli Orthodox singer Yonatan Razel has backed out of a Yud-Tet Kislev event meant to commemorate the release of the first Chabad Rebbe, Shneur Zalman of Liady, from Tzarist prison – and, apparently, Rabbi Mordechai Elon's no-prison sweetheart sentence for...

November 27, 2014: Chabad-Lubavitch And Thanksgiving: Chabad Rabbis Allegedly Take Extreme Steps To Prevent Jews From Celebrating America's Holiday
Comments: 40 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim
How does Chabad honor or celebrate Thanksgiving? It doesn’t – a fact most American politicians and others who support the hasidic missionary group likely do not know. And what they also do not know is that senior Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis allegedly...

November 26, 2014: Convicted Felon Rabbi Milton Yehoshua Balkany Lectures To Haredi Rabbinical Association On Jewish Law
Comments: 30 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Rabbi Milton Yehosua Balkany, former Agriprocessors VP Sholom Rubashkin's brother-in-law – was recently released from prison after serving time for attempting to extort hedge fund head Steven Cohen. Balkany joined fellow haredi rabbis at a convention of the Rabbinical Alliance...

November 25, 2014: Chabad Pedophile Deported To US
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi David Kramer, the twice-convicted Chabad pedophile who has served time in both US and Australian prisons for sexually abusing boys in a Chabad school and in an Orthodox synagogue, was deported in September from Australia to the US. His...

November 25, 2014: Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups New Target Of Royal Commission
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne will become the focus of a royal commission hearing into its apparent coverups of child sexual abuse scandals. More victims are expected to come forward and Chabad community leaders who allegedly participated in or ran...

November 24, 2014: Report: Chabad Pedophile Deported By Australia Without Notice To Victims And Jewish Communities
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Now that [Rabbi David] Kramer has concluded his sentence and [has been] released into the broader community, it's critical that we’re informed of his whereabouts so that we can ensure the safety of our children. Kramer has a shocking track-record...

November 24, 2014: Estate Of Eccentric Millionaire Guma Aguiar To Be Divided
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal
The estate of Guma Aguiar, the eccentric philanthropist connected primarily to Zionist Orthodox and Chabad causes, has been divided among his heirs by a Florida court in a compromise reportedly agreed to by all sides. Above: Guma Aguiar Estate Of...

November 23, 2014: Arab House Set On Fire In Alleged Jewish Settler Hate Crime
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Religion
According to Palestinians from the village of Khirbat Abu Falah, Jewish settlers pounded on the doors of a house in the village overnight. When no one answered, they painted “Death to Arabs,” ”Vengance" and other anti-Arab slogans on the house,...

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: 19 | 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: 9 | 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...

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