148 posts categorized "Child Safety"

May 21, 2015: Child Sex Abuse And The Community: For Lessons In What Not To Do, Look At Chabad In Australia
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"…Last week, a Chabad official told me that they were taking action, but that change takes time. The Australian experience shows that this issue cannot wait for concerted action. If organizations are serious about this problem, they need to have...

May 21, 2015: Make Your Homes Safer, Haredi Rabbis Order Followers
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Following several recent serious accidents and fires in haredi homes, many involving children, members of haredi rabbinical courts are calling on haredim to invest in safer housing. Arutz Sheva reported today that following several recent serious accidents (and fires) in...

May 20, 2015: British Government's Children's Commissioner Launches Survey For Adult Survivors Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 1 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
England's Children's Commissioner's Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment is running a survey for adult survivors of child sexual abuse: "Help us to collect the most comprehensive evidence to date from adult survivors of child sexual abuse...

May 10, 2015: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Linked to Accelerated Aging
Comments: 5 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Science
Many child sex abuse survivors have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and now scientists have linked PTSD to premature aging. “This is the first study of its type to link PTSD, a psychological disorder with no established genetic basis, which is...

May 1, 2015: 2-Year-Old Haredi Girl In Serious Condition After Falling From 2nd Story Window, Police Investigating
Comments: 8 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The girl was leaning on a second floor window screen. It gave way and the girl fell approximately 20 feet to the ground below. 2-Year-Old Haredi Girl In Serious Condition After Falling From 2nd Story Window Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

May 1, 2015: Two Incidents Of Attempted Luring Of Children In Lakewood
Comments: 14 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Two incidents of attempted luring of young children took place Wednesday in Lakewood, New Jersey. Two Incidents Of Attempted Luring Of Children In Lakewood Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com According to to a Yeshiva World report that is in turn based...

April 29, 2015: Hasidic Bus Driver Was Reckless And Speeding, Cops Say
Comments: 22 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The New Square hasidic bus driver who ran a stop sign and plowed his school bus into a much smaller East Ramapo school district mini school bus yesterday was issued three summonses for his conduct. Hasidic Bus Driver Was Reckless...

April 28, 2015: New Square Yeshiva Bus Allegedly Blows Stop Sign, Striking Public School Bus
Comments: 20 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Moishe Eisenbach, a school bus driver for a New Square hasidic yeshiva, Yeshiva Avir Yakov, allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into an East Ramapo school district mini bus this morning. Above: file photo New Square Yeshiva Bus Allegedly...

April 1, 2015: Haredi Child Safety, Continued
Comments: 28 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
They cause cancer and kill tens of thousands of people every year, but an English haredi candy manufacturer still makes a candy version marketed for haredi kids – a version that carries the endorsement of a prominent haredi rabbi. Photo...

April 1, 2015: Photo Of The Day: Another Example Of Haredi Community Fire Safety
Comments: 12 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
A Spring Valley wedding hall allegedly blocks fire exit while hall is occupied. Please click to enlarge: Zachary Prensky writes: "[The photo was] taken January 18th of this year [in] Ateres Charna Wedding Hall [located on] Main Street [in] Spring...

March 31, 2015: ALERT – Hatzolah Reminds Parents Of The Serious Dangers Of St. Moritz Kosher Cleaning Spray
Comments: 22 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
"With Pesach cleaning in high gear and after several incidents in the past years, Lakewood Hatzolah is asking parents to be aware of the dangers of the powerful St. Moritz chemical spray.…" Yeshiva World reports: With Pesach cleaning in high...

March 30, 2015: Recording Of Official Hatzolah Radio Transmissions For Horrific House Fire That Killed 7 Haredi Children
Comments: 49 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
The audio is an official recording of the radio transmissions between Flatbush Hatzolah EMT/ambulance service and its EMTs and ambulances. Based on eyewitness accounts and other information, it appears to begin about 10 minutes after the FDNY arrived at the...

March 30, 2015: 6-Year-Old Haredi Child Drinks Bleach In Passover Cleaning Mishap
Comments: 20 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
A 6-year-old haredi boy remains hospitalized today after drinking bleach yesterday which was brought into the child’s home on Ben-Zakai Street in Bnei Brak in an empty soda bottle and was meant to used to clean the home for Passover....

March 30, 2015: Video: Father Of 7 Haredi Kids Killed In Brooklyn House Fire Speaks About His Family
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Sefardim
Gabriel Sassoon, the father of the seven children killed in a horrific Brooklyn house fire 9 days ago, talks about his kids and the importance of family.

March 29, 2015: Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi Blames A Specific Jew's Supposed Lack Of Shabbat And Mitzvah Observance For The Deaths Of 7 Haredi Children In Tragic House Fire
Comments: 33 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Religion , Sefardim
"a mechalel shabbat garbage like you have no right to open their fealty mouth ,jews are dying because of your crime and then you have the audacity to blame others such a moron" Above: Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi (Mizrahi) To be...

March 29, 2015: Fire In Viznitz Yeshiva Caused By Unattended Candles
Comments: 12 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
Only a week after the horrific house fire in Brooklyn that killed seven haredi children and critically injured two other members of that family, hasidim apparently left lit candles unattended in an Israeli yeshiva last night, sparking a fire. Fire...

March 29, 2015: Video: Why Smoke Alarms Might Not Protect Your Kids And What You Can Do About It
Comments: 2 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
Smoke alarms might not protect your kids because kids sleep differently than adults do. Here's a brief video explaining what that means for your kids' safety and what you can do to make their odds of surviving a fire better....

March 27, 2015: As Shabbat Approaches, Haredim Wonder If Their Kitchens – And Families – Are Safe
Comments: 41 | 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: 50 | 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: 48 | 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, Public Health
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, Public Health
"…[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, Public Health , 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, Public Health
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, Public Health
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, Public Health
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...

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