131 posts categorized "Child Safety"

March 27, 2015: As Shabbat Approaches, Haredim Wonder If Their Kitchens – And Families – Are Safe
Comments: 22 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
“Basically, everyone is trying to figure out what should they do this Sabbath,” said Edgar Gluck, a prominent rabbi in Borough Park who has been helping to counsel people. He personally uses a hot plate, he said, but places it...

March 26, 2015: 4-Year-Old Found Alone, Neglected, Dirty, Malnourished And Sleeping On The Street In A Cardboard Box In The Haredi City Of Elad, Father Arrested
Comments: 43 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
"It was "shocking to see the toddler's condition,” a police source reportedly said. "The boy suffered severe neglect, and although we have seen almost everything, it was difficult to see his condition. We were shocked when we saw him and...

March 26, 2015: Video: Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein On The Horrific Fire Deaths Of 7 Haredi Children
Comments: 47 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
Early last Saturday morning, 7 haredi siblings from the Sassoon family died in a horrific house fire in Brooklyn. There were no smoke alarms on the first or second floors of the house, and a Shabbat hotplate had been left...

March 25, 2015: Queens Fire Safety Event Combined With Memorial For 7 Children Killed In Horrific Brooklyn House Fire
Comments: 12 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
A haredi community in Queens, New York is holding a Saturday night memorial for the seven Sassoon children killed early last Saturday in a horrific house fire caused by a dangerous Shabbat hot plate known as a plata. The memorial...

March 25, 2015: Video: Interview With Conservative Jewish Couple Who Called 911 To Report Horrific Brooklyn House Fire That Killed 7 Haredi Children
Comments: 46 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Hessed
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rosenblatt talk about calling 911 to report the horrific Brooklyn house fire that killed seven haredi children early Saturday morning and their attempts after the fire to get and distribute fire safety information to their neighbors....

March 25, 2015: Father Of 7 Children Killed In Horrific House Fire Wants More Children, Asks Rabbi For Blessing
Comments: 82 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Sefardim
“He’d prepare special drinks for every kid every morning, all the right proteins, that kind of guy,’’ the friend said, adding that it appears that Sassoon is turning to his faith to try to deal with any guilt he may...

March 25, 2015: Free Smoke Alarms In Rockland County
Comments: 5 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
Rockland County, New York, located about an hour north of New York City and the home to tens of thousands of haredim, is offering free smoke alarms to eligible residents through its Healthy Neighborhoods Program. Here are the details… Please...

March 24, 2015: Agudath Israel Of America Spokesman: Blame Hotplate Manufacturer For Deadly Fire, Not Haredim!
Comments: 59 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Rants / Editorials , Religion
"…The insinuation that observant Jews engage in dangerous Sabbath practices and are indifferent to the hazards of fire and electricity is a pernicious one. To be sure, smoke detectors – which fire officials suspect were absent on the main floor...

March 23, 2015: Hamodia: Ignore The Physical Causes Of The Fire And Repent
Comments: 82 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Religion
"When learning of a tragedy of any sort, there is a natural inclination to make inquiries as to precisely what occurred and how it happened. Often, these questions are driven by a fear of this happening to us, and the...

March 23, 2015: FDNY's Fire Safety Recommendations For Jewish Observances
Comments: 21 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , MO & Chardal
The Fire Department of New York's information handout for Orthodox and haredi Jews on fire safety and candle safety. Note how many of the recommendations do not jibe with haredi or even Orthodox observance and practice. Note that much of...

March 23, 2015: Video: NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind Warns About Hotplates, Urgent Need For Working Smoke Alarms
Comments: 24 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind emotionally argues that Shabbat hotplate use has to be reevaluated and that every home has to have working smoke alarms immediately – two points no haredi rabbinic group has yet made.

March 22, 2015: Smoke Alarm And Fire Safety Information
Comments: 29 | Categories: Child Safety
Most of what you need to know about smoke alarms and basic fire safety. Please take a minute or two to read this and then pass the information on to others. And make sure to check your smoke alarms –...

March 22, 2015: Funeral At 3 PM Today For 7 Haredi Siblings Killed In Horrific House Fire
Comments: 46 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Sefardim
The funeral for the seven Sassoon children killed in the horrific house fire in Brooklyn early Saturday will be held at 3 pm today. The funeral for the seven Sassoon children killed in the horrific house fire in Brooklyn early...

March 22, 2015: Free Smoke Alarms, Batteries In Brooklyn Today
Comments: 19 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) will be giving out smoke alarms, batteries and fire safety education materials at four locations in Flatbush, Brooklyn today from 11:00AM – 3:00PM at the following locations: The Fire Department...

March 21, 2015: Horrific: Seven Haredi Children Killed In Brooklyn Home Fire Sparked By Shabbat Hot Plate; Lack Of Smoke Alarms Likely Contributed To Deaths
Comments: 312 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
Seven haredi siblings were killed Friday night when an untended Shabbat hotplate sparked a fire that destroyed their house – a house that had no smoke alarms on the first and second floors, where the sleeping children were trapped by...

March 18, 2015: If Haredi Rabbis Refuse To Report Child Sex Abuse, Why Should We Believe They Will Report Infected Mohels?
Comments: 14 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Mayor de Blasio…is either hopelessly naive or so cynical that he’s knowingly selling children’s lives in exchange for a bloc vote. Either way, the public needs to send him a clear message that we value the safety of New York’s...

March 15, 2015: 2 Attempted Child Abductions In Far Rockaway Set Community On Edge
Comments: 3 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc.
The Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol (i.e., Shomrim of Far Rockaway and Nassau, Long Island, New York) and the NYPD have issued an alert for a person wanted in connection with two attempted child abductions, Both took place on Shabbat afternoon....

March 9, 2015: Repeal Of Informed Consent Requirement For Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice Delayed
Comments: 15 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has delayed plans to repeal the city’s informed consent requirement for metzitzah b’peh (MBP), the dangerous direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis sucking done by many haredi mohels after cutting off the baby’s foreskin – likely...

March 8, 2015: Alcohol Abuse By Haredi Teens Reportedly Widespread, Rises To Dangerous Level
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Haredim , Med-Ethics
"…[T]here are hundreds of young men getting seriously drunk to the point where they need medical attention. There are Hatzolah calls, hospital visits, and thousands of incidents of vomiting. There are home break-ins in which the drunken to Lot-level-shikrus Yeshiva...

March 4, 2015: Haredi Leaders Admit Herpes Testing Doesn't Work, Want To Continue Dangerous Circumcision Practice Anyway
Comments: 25 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics , Religion
“How can you be certain that at any given time the mohel doesn’t have the virus? Because he may have been tested a year ago and he may have contracted the virus since then. There’s no foolproof way of doing...

March 2, 2015: Avi Schick Misleads On Circumcision
Comments: 11 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Avi Schick, the frequently dishonest haredi political insider, has written a very deceptive article on NYC's deal with haredim on metzitzah b'peh, (MBP), the direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis sucking done by most haredi mohels after cutting off a baby's foreskin. That deal...

March 2, 2015: Petition Calls On Chabad Yeshivah Centre's Board Of Management To Resign Over Handling Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Members of Melbourne’s Jewish community have called for the immediate resignation of the board at the disgraced [Chabad] Yeshivah Centre in the wake of a damning royal commission probe. While several high-profile rabbis have already ­resigned from positions — ­including...

March 1, 2015: Endangering Children's Lives To Appease Powerful Haredi Bloc Vote Attacked By NY Times and NY Daily News, But Endorsed By NY Post
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion
"…de Blasio, who has pleased the potent [ultra-]Orthodox voting bloc by ridiculing the [Bloomberg's informed consent] policy as unenforceable while making no visible effort to enforce it, has decided simply to let the mohels do their thing….The [new] plan needs...

February 26, 2015: Will Haredim Scam The New NYC Circumcision Protocol? Here's One Way They Might Do It
Comments: 30 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Many people familiar with issue of herpes transmission through metzitzah b'peh (MBP, the direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis sucking done by haredi mohels after cutting off a baby's foreskin) believe haredim will scam the new MBP agreement they made with New York City....

February 25, 2015: NYC Won't Releasae Names Of Infected Mohels, Even If They've Been Banned By City
Comments: 25 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Under the new deal with haredim, de Blasio administration officials said it is unlikely New York City would release the name of any mohel who was banned after testing positive for infecting an infant with herpes – meaning Bill de...

February 24, 2015: NYC Made Deal On Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice Because Haredim Won't Keep The Law Anyway, City Official Says
Comments: 11 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
The de Blasio administration's rationale for the new policy, which its own health department says could put infants at risk, is that this is the only way it can receive cooperation from the community. In the two-plus years since the...

February 19, 2015: British Chief Rabbi Downplays Current Child Sex Abuse Scandals In England While Calling For Jews To Report Cases To Police
Comments: 10 | 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 15, 2015: NY State Warns Ramapo And Spring Valley Over Dangerous Lack Of Building Inspection – Much Of Which Is Linked To Illegal Haredi Schools And Synagogues
Comments: 13 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
After years of complaints from local activists and firefighters, the New York State Department of State's Division of Building Standards and Codes has reportedly issued two extremely strong warning letters to the Town of Ramapo and the heavily Village of...

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: 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 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: 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...

January 29, 2015: Wrapped In Quebec Flag, Man Tries To "Liberate" Haredi School Students
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Draped in a flag of the Canadian province of Quebec, a middle-aged man tried to enter a haredi day school on Tuesday, claiming he wanted to ‘liberate’ its students. The Montreal Gazette reports: Draped in a flag of Quebec, a...

January 27, 2015: Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds Federal Government To Blame
Comments: 3 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Laws intended to protect children from abuse and neglect are not being properly enforced, and the federal government is to blame. That's according to a study by the Children's Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law,...

January 18, 2015: Video: Serious Bowel Infection Spreads Among Haredim In Brooklyn And Rockland County
Comments: 17 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Med-Ethics
The shigella bacterium outbreak that started in Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn has now spead to Monsey, Spring Valley and other Rockland County haredi communities. There are at least 80 known cases in Brooklyn and at least another 66 in...

January 15, 2015: Video: Bowel Infection Spreads Among Hasidic Children, Adults In Brooklyn
Comments: 12 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Shigella, an infection that strikes the digestive tract, is near-epidemic in hasidic Williamsburg and Borough Park. Symptoms of the illness include severe diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever. Very severe shigella infections can cause convulsions and kidney failure. The infection appears...

January 9, 2015: Hasidic Rabbi Banned From All Six Flags Amusement Parks After Exhibiting Bizarre Behavior – Including With Children
Comments: 30 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
In June 2006, Rabbi Jay Marc Harris was escorted out of the San Antonio theme park by security after three mothers complained of his asking to "borrow' their boys for a two-person ride. After learning of complaints of strange behavior...

January 2, 2015: Suspicious Fire Destroys Illegal Yeshiva Dorm In Spring Valley, NY
Comments: 11 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
A haredi yeshiva dormitory in the upstate New York Village of Spring Valley was destroyed yesterday just before noon in a suspicious fire. The building did not have a certificate of occupancy, was unsafe, and had also been cited for...

January 1, 2015: 4 Children Fall Into Deep Pit In Haredi West Bank City
Comments: 7 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
Rescue workers are trying to extricate the children from the pit, which is is reportedly 50 meters – 164 feet; 15 stories – deep. 4 Children Fall Into Deep Pit In Haredi West Bank City Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Four...

December 27, 2014: Israel's Child Protection Centers Make Reporting Abuse Easier
Comments: 2 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Nothing happened until two years ago, when the National Council for the Child appealed to the High Court because the law had not been implemented. As a result of the subsequent pressure on the government, today there are also centers...

December 24, 2014: Hanukkah Menorah Fire Reportedly Kills 10-Year-Old Hasidic Girl
Comments: 8 | Categories: Child Safety , Hanukkah , Haredim , Israel
Another Hanukkah menorah fire has ended with tragic results. Hanukkah Menorah Fire Reportedly Kills 10-Year-Old Hasidic Girl Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Another Hanukkah menorah fire has ended with tragic results. According to a report in Yeshiva World, the fire began...

December 18, 2014: Satmar School Closed For Fire, Safety, Permit Violations
Comments: 24 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
96 Sanford Street in Brooklyn was closed today by the New York City Department of Buildings for multiple fire and safety violations, along with other major issues. Satmar is trying to find another location to teach the 200 girls who...

December 11, 2014: YU Starts Online Course To Train Rabbis About Child Abuse
Comments: 3 | Categories: Child Safety , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
But Yeshiva University's press release only talks about child abuse in general – not child sexual abuse. In fact, the words "sex," "sexual" and "molestation" are not even mentioned. YU's press release. Note there is no mention of the decades...

December 2, 2014: Children Who Fall At Home Are More Likely To Have Parents Who Did Not Take Simple Safety Precautions, Study Finds
Comments: 16 | Categories: Child Safety , Science
Parents of children who fell at home were more likely not to use safety gates and not to have taught their children rules about climbing on things in the kitchen, according to a new study. Study Looks at Falls From...

October 28, 2014: Men's Mikvah Safety Use Protocol
Comments: 21 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A guide for how to make mikvahs safe places for boys. As it now stands, mikvahs a place in which sexual assault of children is often not an unusual occurrence. The Australian anti-child-sex-abuse organization Tzedek has just issued guidelines for...

October 23, 2014: British Government Threatens To Close Dirty, Dangerous Satmar Hasidic School
Comments: 14 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion
The British government has threatened to close the Satmar hasidic movement’s Talmud Torah Yetev Lev, one of the largest hasidic schools in London. Above: Satmar school children in Monroe, NY (file photo) British Government Threatens To Close Dirty, Dangerous Satmar...

October 3, 2014: Video: Live Chicken Kapparot In Israeli Hospital Nursery
Comments: 24 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion
An actual live chicken was brought intio an Israeli hospital nursery and kapparot was done for one of the babies. Neonates have very immature immune systems, and this unnecessarily exposed babies to disease.

September 23, 2014: 6-Month-Old Haredi Baby Dies After Being Dropped Down Stairs
Comments: 12 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
A six-month-old haredi baby has passed away after being dropped last week by an older brother and tumbling down a flight of stairs. 6-Month-Old Haredi Baby Dies After Being Dropped Down Stairs Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A six-month-old haredi baby...

September 23, 2014: Lev Tahor Girls Flee Foster Family, Escape Canada For The US
Comments: 3 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion
The Lev Tahor haredi cult allegedly helped two of its children remanded to foster care to flee Canada for the US – and New York State is allegedly allowing the girls to live with their father in New York. Above:...

September 16, 2014: Avi Schick Misleads About Dangers Of Controversial Haredi Circumcision Practice
Comments: 29 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics , Religion
Avi Schick, a former deputy attorney general of New York State, has published a deceptive op-ed about metzitzah b' peh (MBP), the direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis-sucking done by haredi mohels after cutting off a baby's foreskin. How many babies must be killed...

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