2,866 posts categorized "Chabad"

August 31, 2014: Two Chabad Yeshiva Students Arrested For Alleged Alcohol-Fueled Hate Crime Assault
Comments: 15 | 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: 36 | 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...

August 11, 2014: Video: Funeral Of Murdered Crown Heights Rabbi
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
Rabbi Joseph Raksin of Crown Heights, Brooklyn was shot dead in North Miami Beach Saturday morning as he walked to shul. He was visiting his daughter who lived there. Here's video of his funeral. Related Post: Updated: Chabad Rabbi Shot...

August 11, 2014: Chabad Rabbi Busted On Child Sex Abuse Charges
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
45-year-old Sholom Pevzner worked as a kosher food supervisor for Chabad’s kosher supervision in the heavily Chabad town of Kiryat Malachi and fled Israel in 2002 to escape arrest. He allegedly sexually abused minors in his home, at his work,...

August 10, 2014: Israeli BT Billionaire Claims He Struck Oil – In The Congo
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
The billionaire, who is close to Chabad and senior haredi rabbis, made his fortune in the diamond mining business but has been linked to shady deals, so-called blood diamonds, and the alleged looting of the Democratic Republic of Congo done...

August 10, 2014: Husband Of Member Of All-Girl Hasidic Rock Band Longs To See Wife Perform, But Can't
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Music , Women & Judaism
Chanan Maister has gone two years without ever seeing his wife Elisheva, the cellist for the band Bulletproof Stockings, perform live. "It would be really cool to see her perform in front of packed crowds and whatnot…[but] I guess it...

August 9, 2014: Updated: Chabad Rabbi Shot Dead On Way To North Miami Beach Shul
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad
60-year-old Rabbi Joseph Raksin was walking to a synagogue in a heavily Orthodox and haredi neighborhood in North Miami Beach at about 9:00 am this morning when he was approached by two young black males. A struggle of unknown origin...

August 7, 2014: Rubashkin The Saint
Comments: 51 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
"As everyone knows, Reb Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin is a man of incredible faith, who despite currently being in prison, still manages to serve as a fountain of emuna and even simcha to his fellow Yidden worldwide…" Above: Rabbi Sholom Mordechai...

August 5, 2014: Video: On CNN, Hamas Spokesman Cites Orthodox Five Towns Jewish Times Journalist's Call For Genocide Against Palestinians
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Ethics , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
Speaking to Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Hamas spokesperson Osama Hamdan cited Five Towns Jewish Times journalist Yochanan Gordon's call for genocide against all Gaza Palestinians as support for his own blood libel of the Jewish people. Hamdan's logic is insane...

August 5, 2014: Chabad Rabbi Whose Actions Endangered Children Elected Head Of Rabbinical Council
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad Rabbi Mordechai "Mottel" Gutnick has been elected President of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria. But his past actions call that election into question. Chabad Rabbi Whose Actions Endangered Children Elected Head Of Rabbinical Council Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Chabad...

August 5, 2014: Mumbai Chabad House Closed Since 2008 Terror Attack To Reopen Later This Month
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Terrorism
The Chabad House in Mumbai, India run by Rabbi Gavriel and Rivky Holtzberg has been closed since the November 2008 terror attack that killed them and four of their guests. Now, after years of legal disputes between the Hotlzberg and...

August 3, 2014: Video: Chabad Women-Owned Fashion Company Criticized For Posting Photo Of Muslim Fashion Blogger Wearing Hijab
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
When two female Chabad fashion designers posted a photo of a Muslim fashion blogger wearing their designs – and a hijab – they got a ton of flack from their outraged Chabad and Jewish customers. [Hat Tip: Dr. Rofeh-Filosof.]

August 1, 2014: Haredi Journalist Calls For Genocide Against Gaza Palestinians
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Yochanan Gordon, the son of 5 Towns Jewish Times publisher Larry Gordon and the grandson of the late Chabad journalist Nison Gordon, published a column today arguing that the right thing to do to bring Israel stability and peace is...

July 30, 2014: Accused Crown Heights Rapists Sue Ex-DA Over Allegedly Bogus Criminal Charges
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
And leave it to New York City's sleaziest daily tabloid to misreport the story. While we're on the unfortunate subject of bad reporting (please see the previous post), the New York Post has an awful report on a new lawsuit...

July 28, 2014: Chabad And Breslov Missionize IDF Combat Soldiers As Former IDF Chief Rabbi Visits Troops And Tells Them This Is a Religious War Against Hamas
Comments: 12 | Categories: BTs , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Breslover hasidim are a common sight along the Gaza border, as are their Chabad-Lubavitch competitors. Military police have been blocking access to vehicles that do not belong to local residents, but somehow the hasidim are getting through anyway. So have...

July 25, 2014: While His Soldiers Fight And Die, Defense Minister Takes Time Off To Visit Chabad, Participate In Torah-Writing Ceremony
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion
While the soldiers he commands are fighting and dying in Gaza, Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe took some time off Thursday to appear at a Chabad function some are calling a publicity stunt in Kfar Chabad near Tel Aviv. Above: Moshe...

July 25, 2014: Crown Heights Modesty Sign Illegally Warns Women
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
New Crown Heights modesty signs illegally posted on public property warn women to dress "modestly" because Crown Heights is "a Jewish neighborhood." Alexa Antopol writes via email: Yesterday on the way to the 3 train for my morning commute, I...

July 23, 2014: The Sad, Troubling And Very Self-Absorbed Life Of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Media & Media Criticism
I asked if he thought [Chabad] had helped him heal from the pain of his parents’ divorce. “Well, I was hoping it would, and, yeah, it did,” he said, before continuing: “I don’t think the healing was very deep, because...

July 22, 2014: Ukrainian Jewish Leaders Condemn Chabad-Kremlin Crimean Meddling
Comments: 0 | Categories: Chabad , Court Jews , Turf Disputes
Leaders of the Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine condemned actions taken by Chabad’s chief rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, and a group of 16 senior Chabad rabbis from across Europe. Lazar and the other Chabad rabbis visited Russian-occupied Crimea earlier...

July 22, 2014: What Chabad's Late Rebbe Really Said About The Messiah
Comments: 22 | Categories: Books , Chabad , Chabad & Christianity , Chabad & the Media , Chabad History
Rabbi Dr. David Berger has written a long review of the three new books marketed as biographies of the late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson – Rabbi Joseph Telushkin's, Rabbi Chaim Miller's, and Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's. Each book omits key...

July 18, 2014: Yitzchak Shuchat Extradited To US
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
The Chabad hasid who, as a member of the Crown Heights street patrol Shmira allegedly beat an innocent black teen who was innocently on his was home from school, has been extradited from Israel after a long court fight. Above:...

July 17, 2014: Chabad Says Little Girls Can Protect Israel From Missiles By Dressing "Modestly"
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism

July 17, 2014: Video: Abuse Documentary Featuring Jewish Victim To Air On National TV
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC documentary Code of Silence, which features the story of Tzedek founder and CEO Manny Waks, will be screened on ABC1 on Tuesday 12 August at 8:30pm. Tzedek writes: We are pleased to share that the...

July 14, 2014: Putin Allegedly Paid For Crimean Holocaust Commemoration To Use As A Propaganda Tool With Chabad's Help
Comments: 0 | Categories: Chabad , Chabad & Holocaust , Chabad & the Media , Turf Disputes
A delegation of Chabad rabbinic leaders joined Chabad's Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, for a Holocaust commemoration in Crimea that was organized by Vladimir Putin to use as propaganda to support his illegal takeover of Crimea and his trampling...

July 13, 2014: Chabad’s Chief Rabbi Of Russia Allegedly Forcibly Invades Crimean Reform Synagogue, Sparking Outrage
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Court Jews , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Chabad’s Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, and his entourage allegedly forced their way into the offices of a Crimean Reform synagogue Thursday whose former rabbi was harshly critical of the Russian invasion and annexation. Above: Vladimir Putin, left, and...

July 11, 2014: Chabad Front Group Calls For Jews To Wear Tefillin – To Protect Israel And Defeat Hamas
Comments: 43 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
The Chabad front group the Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP), originally founded by Chabad leaders to combat any territorial concessions to Palestinians and to work for the restored integrity of the biblical territory of the Land of Israel (which includes...

July 11, 2014: Rocket Hits Gas Station Next To Nursing Home In Ashdod, 8 Injured, One Severely
Comments: 0 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , Terrorism
A rocket fired from Gaza struck a gas station next to a nursing home in Ashdod, severely wounding a 50-year-old man and also wounding eight others. Rocket Hits Gas Station Next To Nursing Home In Ashdod, Several Injured, One Severely...

July 1, 2014: How Chabad Really Took Russia
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Chabad History , Media & Media Criticism
Ever wonder how Chabad became so big in Russia and who got hurt in the process? Here's how to find out. Above: The late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson Ha'aretz has an article on Chabad's "astonishing" growth in Russia...

July 1, 2014: Rabbi Aidin Steinsaltz On The Terrorist Murder Of The Three Teen Boys
Comments: 36 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche was driving Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz yesterday when the phone rang. Allouche answered and was told by the caller that the bodies of the three kidnapped teenage boys – two of them Steinsaltz's students – had been found...

June 28, 2014: Report: Australian Chabad leaders Under Criminal Investigation For Covering Up Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Australian police are reportedly investigating senior Chabad leaders in both Sydney and in Melbourne for failing to report child sex abuse as required by law and for covering up the abuse (and, it seems, for sanction harassment and abuse of...

June 25, 2014: Doctor Allegedly Groped Elderly Patient, Asked For Oral Sex
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Dr. John Barry Myers, who has regularly prayed at Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne, Australia for almost 25 years, allegedly groped and requested oral sex from a 68-year-old woman admitted to a hospital for depression and suicidal thoughts, an Australian...

June 24, 2014: Report: Chabad Pedophile Loses Appeal
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
In December 2013, former Chabad Yeshivah Centre employee David Cyprys received an 8-year sentence for 17 counts of child sex abuse involving 9 children. Cyprys is currently in prison serving his sentence. Above: David Cyprys Tzedek, the Australian anti-child-sex-abuse organization,...

June 23, 2014: Crown Heights Rabbi Pleads Guilty In Get Kidnapping And Extortion Case
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Sholom Shuchat pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark today to one count of traveling in interstate commerce to commit an act of violence. Shuchat, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was part of team of eleven men, allegedly headed by...

June 20, 2014: Haredi Fear-Mongering Set To Derail Summer Camps For Needy Kids
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Modern Orthodox Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, has compared haredi attacks on the charity organization he founded to “Nazi Europe." “It makes me think of Nazi Europe in the past...

June 18, 2014: Chabad Closes New Jersey Summer Camp Only Days Before Session To Begin, Shocks Parents
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad
The sudden closing of Chabad’s Gan Israel Day Camp in Morristown, New Jersey has reportedly shocked parents who planned on sending their children there for the summer. Chabad Closes New Jersey Summer Camp Only Days Before Session To Begin, Shocks...

June 17, 2014: IDF Officer’s Vehicle Attacked By Jewish Settlers In Yitzhar As Officer Aids Search For Kidnapped Boys
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
As the IDF scoured the West Bank for three Israeli teen boys kidnapped by Arab terrorists last week while hitchhiking in the West Bank, the tires of an IDF officer's vehicle were punctured in the Jewish West Bank settlement of...

June 15, 2014: Kidnapped Boy Called Police And Yelled, “We’ve Been Kidnapped!,” Police Failed To Act
Comments: 16 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal
One of the three teen boys kidnapped Thursday night in the West Bank as they were hitchhiking home from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s Mekor Chaim Yeshiva called the police as the kidnapping was taking place and yelled, "We've been kidnapped!" Israel...


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