3,005 posts categorized "Chabad"

March 1, 2015: See Some Small Evil, Cover Up Other Larger Evil, Protect Chabad
Comments: 3 | 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: 7 | 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: 20 | 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: 44 | 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...

February 20, 2015: Why Has Chabad Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Telsner Not Resigned?
Comments: 34 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Telsner remains Melbourne Chabad Yeshivah Centre’s top rabbi – despite mounting pressure for him to resign immediately after his testimony at the Royal Commission inquiry into Chabad child sex abuse made it clear that he did...

February 19, 2015: British Chief Rabbi Downplays Current Child Sex Abuse Scandals In England While Calling For Jews To Report Cases To Police
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"Let there be no doubt: it is a legal, moral and religious imperative to report cases of sexual abuse to the police. Nobody is above the law and no institution is greater than its members or followers. The impact of...

February 19, 2015: Non-Chabad Orthodox Rabbis In Australia Form New Rabbinic Roof Body To Replace Roof Body Implicated In Child Sex Abuse Coverups Controlled By Chabad
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
A new national organization of rabbis, the New Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (NORA), was founded Tuesday night, reportedly after top rabbis from across the world insisted in the wake of the Royal Commission investigation into child sex abuse at...

February 19, 2015: Under Pressure, Top Chabad Rabbi Alleged To Have Covered Up Child Sex Abuse Resigns
Comments: 30 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Under extreme pressure from many quarters of the Australian Jewish community in the wake of his damning testimony before Australia's Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse at Chabad institutions across the country, Rabbi Avrohom Glick has resigned from all positions...

February 18, 2015: Rabbis' Absolute Power: How Sex Abuse Tore Apart Australia's Orthodox Jewish Community
Comments: 41 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Orthodox Judaism has never been exposed to such scrutiny. From a Melbourne courtroom, the torment of the Chabad rabbis was streamed live to the world as the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse probed the city’s secretive...

February 18, 2015: AJN Staff Member Who Allegedly Leaked Damning Text Messages Sent By Chabad Rabbi Has Been Suspended
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Australian Royal Commission investigation Chabad child sex abuse continues to have repercussions. This time, a Jewish newspaper staffer allegedly tried to help an abuse victim show a Chabad rabbi (pictured at right) was lying – and that staffer is...

February 18, 2015: No-Sex Sex Tape, Bizarre Child Sex Abuse Testimony Gets Rabbi Yosef Feldman De-Listed As Chabad Emissary
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Yosef “Yossi” Feldman, the controversial Chabad emissary whose statements on pedophilia before Australia’s Royal Commission investigation child sex abuse at Chabad institutions shocked the country and shamed the Jewish community, has been de-listed as a Chabad emissary. Above: Rabbi...

February 17, 2015: Chabad Hasid-Owned Eldercare Facility To Pay Almost $1 Million To Family Of Judge It Allegedly Isolated, Imprisoned – And Froze To Death
Comments: 44 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc.
A Chabad-hasid-owned nursing home located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn has reportedly agreed to pay close to $1 million to the family of a Brooklyn judge it allegedly illegally isolated and confined against his will. Above: Haysha Deitsch...

February 17, 2015: In Light Of Child Sex Abuse Coverups, Is Chabad A Cult?
Comments: 75 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Manny Waks says to label Chabad and Yeshivah as a cult would force him to reject his entire childhood.… “I got the dollar [I still carry] from [the Rebbe] around the same time I was being abused, and I like...

February 17, 2015: Australian Rabbinical Body Calls For All Implicated Chabad Rabbis To Resign Immideately
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Rabbinical Council of Victoria has demanded the resignations of all rabbis implicated in testimony before the royal commission into child sexual abuse. The Age reports: The Rabbinical Council of Victoria has demanded the resignations of all rabbis implicated in...

February 16, 2015: It's All Relative: Chabad Molesters Were Allegedly Protected And Their Victims Terrorized By Members Of A Web Of Chabad Relatives
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A nepotistic web of Chabad hasidim, members of powerful Chabad families in Australia (and beyond) allegedly covered up for Chabad child molesters and harassed their victims. But how nepotistic is Chabad down under? The answer may shock you. The following...

February 16, 2015: Head Of Chabad Front Group Again Calls To Arm Europe's Jews
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Media & Media Criticism , Religion , Terrorism , Turf Disputes
Rabbi Menachem Margolin wants European countries to make an exception to gun control laws and allow Jews to arm themselves – a call many actual European Jewish leaders strongly oppose. Above: Rabbi Menachem Margolin Newsweek has a pretty awful report...

February 16, 2015: British Government Forces Racist Chabad Rabbi Off Interfaith Charity's Board
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Religion
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, a controversial rabbi from a prominent Chabad family, was forced off the Faith Matters interfaith anti-extremism charity last week after his racist remarks posted on social media were exposed by a Palestinian news agency. Schochet has remained...

February 16, 2015: Chabad Issues Non-Apology Apology In Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 29 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad calls sworn testimony in which its own Australian leaders admitted to a series of violations of trust (and, likely, of law) that endangered children and allowed many to be raped and abused "allegations" and issues no clear apology to...

February 16, 2015: Top Australian Rabbi Resigns From All Public Positions In Fallout From His Role In Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups
Comments: 34 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Australia's most senior rabbi has resigned days after revelations at a royal commission that he called the father of three child abuse victims a "lunatic" and took other actions, including telling an abuse victim it was wrong to encourage people...

February 15, 2015: British Chabad Rabbi Calls Convert "Idiot," Says She Should Marry A Non-Jew
Comments: 48 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Religion
A female convert to Judaism who later fell in love with a non-Jewish man an "idiot" who should "do the moral thing, give back [her] conversion certificate and embrace the life [she was] meant to live – as a non-Jew,...

February 14, 2015: Top Chabad Leader Refuses To Answer Questions About Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 49 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“[Top] Chabad leaders say nothing about abuse, do nothing about abuse and just let things continue the way they always have,” one victim said. Above: Rabbi Abraham Shemtom The Herald-Sun reports: ONE of the world’s senior ­orthodox rabbis has shunned...

February 14, 2015: Complete Transcripts Of Australian Royal Commission Investigating Chabad Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The complete transcripts from each day of the Australian Royal Commission investigation into Chabad child sex abuse and coverups. Above: Chabad's late leader, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson Please right click to open in a new browser window or tab and...

February 13, 2015: Chabad Child Sex Abuse And Its Coverups – A Brief Summary
Comments: 82 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
But these past two weeks have shown anyone willing to look that victims, their families and advocates were right. They were (and still are) being harassed, shunned and revictimized by Chabad. Not only did the child sex abuse take place,...

February 13, 2015: Leading Chabad Rabbi Caught Lying To Royal Commission; Called Child Sex Abuse Victim's Father A "Lunatic" Who Is "Killing" Chabad By Exposing Abuse And Coverups
Comments: 52 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The most senior rabbi in Australia called the father of three sons who were sexually abused a “lunatic” who was guilty of “killing” the Chabad community within which his sons had been violated. Above: Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant The Guardian...

February 12, 2015: Newsweek: Decades Of Chabad Yeshiva Rapes Shock Aussies
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"During the abuse in the mikvah I became very dizzy and told [Samuel David Cyprys] that I needed to get out of the water. I went over to the drying area and sat down on the floor. Cyprys came over...

February 12, 2015: RCV Statement On Reporting Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Rabbinical Council of Victoria (i.e., Melbourne, Australia) issued the following statement on reporting child sex abuse yesterday. Please click to enlarge:

February 12, 2015: Top Chabad Rabbi Repeatedly Claims Not To Remember Key Events, Admits Doing Nothing To Help Child Sex Abuse Victims In His School, Took No Concrete Steps To Protect Children From Known Molesters
Comments: 56 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad’s late leader, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s practice appears to have been to have cases of pedophilia dealt with outside of the secular legal system by having the pedophile pay a relatively small amount of money to his victim to...

February 12, 2015: Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Australia Calls For Chabad Rabbi Yosef Feldman To Resign Immediately
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Yosef Feldman’s sometimes outrageous statements on child sex abuse before the Royal Commission – and a no-sex sex tape with a young woman first published on FailedMessiah.com – provoked a series of calls for Feldman to resign from Chabad...

February 11, 2015: Chabad Pre-School Teacher Killed In Ukrainian Shelling
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad
A teacher at a Chabad preschool in Donetsk, Ukraine, Irina Shelkayeba, was cooking dinner Tuesday night when a rocket hit her apartment killing her instantly. Chabad Pre-School Teacher Killed In Ukrainian Shelling Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A teacher at a...

February 11, 2015: Rabbi Yosef Feldman Lashes Out At Other Jewish Leaders, Says His Resignation Wasn't Final
Comments: 37 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Disgraced Chabad Rabbi Yosef Feldman is refusing to go away quietly – or even to go away at all, despite his resignation from Sydney's Chabad Yeshiva Centre yesterday. Above: Rabbi Yosef Feldman ABC News Australia reports: A senior Sydney Rabbi...

February 11, 2015: Chabad Rabbis Did Nothing To Stop Bullying Of Child Sex Abuse Victims, Royal Commission Hears
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
When asked if the Va'ad HaRuchni, the spiritual advisory council set up by the late Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner to (in effect) replace him during what turned out to be his last illness, had ever sent a letter to the...

February 10, 2015: Rabbi Yosef Feldman Resigns
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
In a statement, Rabbi Feldman apologized for the comments he made to the Australian Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse in Chabad and said he would step down from all responsibilities as the director on the board of management at...

February 10, 2015: Australian Jewish Leadership Dissociates Community From Statements Of Senior Chabad Rabbi Yossi Feldman, Calls Feldman "Unfit" For Any leadership Role
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…We believe [Feldman's] position as a religious leader has become untenable. As painful as the Royal Commission [investigation into Chabad child sex abuse] is for us, it has performed an essential service in exposing deeply troubling and misguided thinking by...

February 9, 2015: Chabad Gave Torah Honors Last Shabbat To Rabbis Accused Of Child Sex Abuse Coverups
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad in Melbourne gave Rabbi Avrohom Glick and Rabbi Yosef Feldman aliyot this past Shabbat, even though both have been exposed at the Australian Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse as people who allegedly covered up child sex abuse, enabled...

February 9, 2015: Exclusive: Married Chabad Rabbi, Under Fire For Bizarre Positions On Child Sex Abuse, Recorded Asking Young Jewish Woman Out On A Date And For A Long Term Relationship
Comments: 79 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Yosef Feldman is under fire for his often outlandish positions on child sex abuse – positions that frequently heavily favor pedophiles. Now a secret recording exclusively obtained by FailedMessiah.com records Feldman – a married man with 10 children –...

February 9, 2015: 2 Chabad Toddlers Believed Kidnapped By Parents, Police Say
Comments: 17 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc.
Police are searching for two missing Brooklyn girls, Rivka and Chaya Kutsy, who may have been taken by their Chabad parents amid a custody battle with the Administration for Children's Services, police sources said. Above: Rivka Kutsy (left), 4, and...

February 9, 2015: Prominent Chabad Rabbi Kicked Off Anti-Extremism Interfaith Charity After His Racist Remarks Exposed
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet was reportedly kicked off the board of the London, England-based Faith Matters interfaith charity today after racist remarks he made on Twitter were exposed by a Palestinian news agency last week. Schochet was appointed to the Faith...

February 9, 2015: A Pedophile Who Repents Should Likely Not Be Reported To Police, Senior Chabad Rabbi Says
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Yosef Feldman also said rabbinical organizations issuing statements to the media in support of abuse victims might prompt “fake victims” to go to police, and proven victims to exaggerate their stories. Above: Rabbi Yosef Feldman As I noted in...

February 8, 2015: Chabad Expelled And Shunned Child Victim Of Sex Abuse, Royal Commission Hears
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
A confirmed victim of Chabad pedophile Samuel David Cyprys, identified only as AVR, has just told the Australian Royal Commission that when he and his mother told Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner, the head of Chabad in Melbourne, Australia, in 1991...

February 8, 2015: Chabad Rabbi Calls For Leniency For Pedophiles
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A senior rabbi believes the justice system should be more lenient towards pedophiles who have repented. Above: Rabbi Yosef Feldman The problem Chabad Rabbi Yosef Feldman, a senior Chabad rabbi in Sydney, misses is that pedophiles have an extremely high...

February 8, 2015: Sources: Some Chabad Rabbis Still Telling People To Break Law, Not Report Child Sex Abuse To Police
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rants / Editorials , Religion
I've heard that some Australian Chabad rabbis who are mandatory reporters are still saying (at least in closed groups) that it is wrong to report suspected child sex abuse to police, and that a rabbi (or beit din) must first...

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