112 posts categorized "Child Safety"

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: 29 | 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...

August 23, 2014: Except For 6 Families, Haredi Lev Tahor Cult Relocated To Rural Guatemala
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
Of the nearly 200 members of the sect, a half-dozen families remain in Chatham, Ont., where the group has been based since November 2013. The members left in Canada include some of those who have been involved in a custody...

August 18, 2014: Hasidic Bungalow Colony Where Little Boy Died In Fire Had No Smoke Alarms
Comments: 31 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Camp Mareh Yechezkel, the hasidic bungalow colony-camp in Liberty, New York where a 3-year-old haredi boy, Aron Follman, died in a fire last night, has no smoke detectors in any of its bungalows, and fire officials came close to evacuating...

August 5, 2014: Chabad Rabbi Whose Actions Endangered Children Elected Head Of Rabbinical Council
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, 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...

July 16, 2014: Avoiding Abuse: Empathy, Realistic Expectations Key To Raising A Child With Disabilities
Comments: 3 | Categories: Child Safety , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Science
Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than are children who develop at a more typical rate. A new study finds that inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy from parents play a significant...

July 15, 2014: Hasidic School In London Fails Across The Board
Comments: 4 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The British government's education arm, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), report on the horrible conditions in the Vizhnitz heder in London, England, June 2014. The report finds safety and health violations as well as...

June 29, 2014: Video: Dov Hikind And Borough Park Shomrim Discuss Child Safety
Comments: 2 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
In a brief newly released video, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (Borough Park) discusses child safety for haredim with Borough Park Shomrim coordinators Yanky Daskal and Motty Katz. Above from left: Dov Hikind, Yanky Daskal and Motty Katz Hikind,...

June 29, 2014: Bobov Bans Summer Campers From Having Cellphones
Comments: 26 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Child Safety , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Bobov hasidic movement in Brooklyn has banned all summer camp children from having any type of cellphone – even ones without Internet access. Any child found with a cellphone will be kicked out of camp. For students who need...

June 23, 2014: Racist Chief Rabbi Of Safed Says "Whining" Family Of Kidnapped Soldier Gilad Shalit Caused Kidnapping Of 3 West Bank Teen Boys
Comments: 23 | Categories: Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
The Chief Rabbi of Safed Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu has accused the family of a kidnapped Israeli soldier of “whining,” weakening Israel and causing the terrorist kidnapping of three Zionist Orthodox teenage boys in the West Bank June 12. Racist Chief...

June 21, 2014: Video: Truck Runs Over Young Girl In Bnei Brak
Comments: 11 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
A truck ran over a young girl in the Israeli haredi city of Bnei Brak. After the accident, parents reportedly searched for security camera footage and found this. Notice the complete lack of safety concerns from the children and from...

June 20, 2014: Leading Zionist Orthodox Rabbi: Our Children Will Continue To Hitchhike On The West Bank, Those Who Criticize Us Are Hypocrites
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
"The same people who, to make a total distinction between a righteous person and an evil one, claim that one should not criticize a woman who was attacked in any way, and she must not be blamed even if she...

June 17, 2014: IDF Thwarted At least 30 Terrorist Kidnapping Attempts In Last Year Alone; Despite Heightened Risk, Settler Teens Still Hitchhiking
Comments: 14 | Categories: Antisemitism , Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal
The IDF prevented at least 30 hitchhiking kidnapping attempts by Arab terrorists in the past year before three teenage settler boys were kidnapped while hitchhiking by Arab terrorists on the West Bank Thursday night. Even so, most rabbis and community...

June 16, 2014: Zionist Orthodox West Bank Settlers Insist Hitchhiking Will Continue, Despite Kidnappings
Comments: 27 | Categories: Antisemitism , Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal
"…Much more importantly, let's call a spade a spade: those who say [the kidnap victims shouldn't have been hitchhiking alone at night in the West Bank] are blaming the victim. It is a disgusting claim, akin to misogynists who say...

June 15, 2014: IDF Warned Settler Leaders To Stop Teens From Hitchhiking, But Settler Leaders Refused
Comments: 20 | Categories: Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal
The IDF has been pleading for months with yeshiva heads and settler leaders to stop the hitchhiking, but to no avail. Indeed, these attempts to stop the hitchhiking go back two decades and have continued sporadically ever since, – especially...

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...

June 14, 2014: Three Boys Still Missing, Presumed Kidnapped By Terrorists
Comments: 10 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal
Two 16-year-olds were hitchhiking home from their West Bank yeshiva when they disappeared along with another teen and are presumed kidnapped by terrorists. Above from left: Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Shayer and the American Naftali Frenkel Three Missing Boys Still Missing,...

June 12, 2014: Report: Leiby Kletzky Security Cameras Switched To Exclusive NYPD Control
Comments: 9 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The Leiby Kletzky memorial security cameras in Borough Park and Midwood, Brooklyn installed with government money, often on public property, to prevent kidnapping of children and other crimes have reportedly been switched to exclusive NYPD control. Until now, the cameras...

June 12, 2014: 3 Weeks After Chabad Child Plunges To His Death From 6th Floor Window, Some Families Still Refuse To Install Window Guards
Comments: 17 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics
Three weeks after a 21-month-old Chabad boy fell to his death out of an unprotected six-floor window in a Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment, some Chabad families with children who live in the same building have still not installed legally mandated...

June 11, 2014: Two Wounded In Haredi Grammar School Shooting
Comments: 9 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A child and an adult were reportedly shot Monday after a security guard allegedly gave his loaded gun to a child. Originally published at 11:35 pm CDT 6-10-2014 Two Wounded In Haredi Grammar School Shooting Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A...

June 10, 2014: Alleged Anti-Semitic Expulsion Of Jews From Small Guatemalan Town Reportedly A Reaction To The Behavior Of The Lev Tahor Haredi Cult
Comments: 13 | Categories: Antisemitism , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim
"There was no expulsion of Jews from the town of San Juan la Laguna. There is a group of Jews [Lev Tahor] who are migrating from Canada to Guatemala, [but they are being] pursued by the Canadian authorities for legal...

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