162 posts categorized "Child Safety"

June 29, 2015: Do Haredim Have A Child Safety Problem?
Comments: 41 | Categories: Child Safety , Editorials , Haredim , Israel
When rabbis start teaching safety and public health in all haredi schools (or better yet, bring in actual experts to teach these subjects and stand there with them as they do it, showing real interest and respect so the kids...

June 28, 2015: 11-Year-Old Boy Dies In Fall From Roof Of Haredi Yeshiva
Comments: 17 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
The child, who had been playing on the roof, was in traumatic cardiac arrest when rescue personnel reached him and was pronounced dead at Shaare Tzedek Hospital. 11-Year-Old Boy Dies In Fall From Roof Of Haredi Yeshiva Shmarya Rosenberg •...

June 23, 2015: NYC Jewish Circumcision Policy Is “Insufficient,” Top Jewish Docs Say
Comments: 29 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Allowing some babies to suffer the consequences of Herpes Simplex Virus infection before taking any action against the offending mohel, who must be proven to be the culprit by DNA testing, is not a preventive public health measure. It is...

June 22, 2015: Undercover Investigation Shows Almost All State-Employed City Rabbis Ordered Sex Abuse Victims Not To Report Abuse To Police
Comments: 22 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Almost all of the 27 state-employed rabbis investigated – the vast majority haredim but some Zionist Orthodox and some very prominent – ordered victims not to report the sex crimes to police. Because of the number of child sex abuse...

June 19, 2015: Early Life Stress Affects Cognitive Functioning In Low-Income Children
Comments: 5 | Categories: Child Safety , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Science
About a fifth of all U.S. children live in poverty. These children are more likely to experience learning and cognitive delays. Now a new study has identified how specific patterns of cortisol activity may relate to the cognitive abilities of...

June 15, 2015: Haredi Health Minister Tries To Block Bill That Would Ban Tobacco Ads – Allegedly Because His Faction's Newspaper Benefits Financially From Them
Comments: 8 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Not only that, during his previous tenure as deputy health minister more than two years ago, Rabbi Yaakov Litzman opposed the requirement that cigarette packs carry photos of dirty lungs and teeth to discourage children and youth from smoking, arguing...

June 11, 2015: Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice Doesn't Kill Or Hurt Kids, Satmar Hasidic Powerbroker Insists
Comments: 27 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
The pamphlet, created by the de Blasio administration, is a glossy but blunt warning about the dangers of metzitzah b’peh, an Orthodox circumcision ritual linked to herpes infections in infants. “Some babies can get sick with herpes, which can lead...

June 10, 2015: Board of Health Will Vote On Mayor’s Plan To Scrap Informed Consent For Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
New York City's Board of Health has now voted to consider a plan proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio that would scrap the city’s informed consent requirement for metzitzah b’peh (MBP), the dangerous direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis suction performed, predominantly by haredi...

June 9, 2015: Danger! Lakewood Train Safety Allegedly So Poor, Train Engineer Wants To Quit Rather Than Continue To Drive Through Heavily Haredi NJ Town
Comments: 95 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
Kids in heavily haredi Lakewood, New Jersey – the home to North America's largest haredi yeshiva – allegedly ride bikes on train tracks in front of moving trains, throw stones, sticks and lumber at trains, and place rocks on the...

June 8, 2015: Jewish Family Escapes Fire, But Had No Smoke Alarms
Comments: 62 | Categories: Child Safety
Firefighters responded to a fire today in a Jewish home in Airmont in Ramapo, New York to find the home had no smoke detectors. Jewish Family Escapes Fire, But Had No Smoke Alarms Shmarya Rosenberg * FailedMessiah.com Firefighters responded to...

June 7, 2015: 2-Year-Old Haredi Boy Wanders Out Of Family Home, Is Struck By Car
Comments: 38 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
A 2-year-old boy was struck by a car after he wandered out of his family’s home at about 6:40 am this morning. 2-Year-Old Haredi Boy Wanders Out Of Family Home, Is Struck By Car Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A 2-year-old...

June 6, 2015: ADL Complains About Campaign Ad Highlighting Widespread Haredi Fire, Safety And Housing Code Violations In Rockland County
Comments: 30 | Categories: Antisemitism , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
“We find the use of an image of visibly identifiable Jews in this campaign video to be deeply troubling, highly offensive, and inappropriate, as it essentially blames the Orthodox Jewish community for the substandard and illegal housing problems in Rockland....

June 5, 2015: Haredi Yeshiva Student Drowns At Gender Segregated Beach After Group Goes Swimming With No Lifeguard On Duty
Comments: 52 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
“When we arrived, [Shachar’s friends] explained they did not know where [Shachar] was, and said no one [from the group] saw him exit the water. [Shachar’s] lifeless body was found after a few minutes. CPR was initiated, but unfortunately it...

May 29, 2015: An Open Letter To Emotionally Abusive Haredi Rabbis And Community Leaders From A Victim Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 22 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“…The behavior of some of these [rabbis, teachers, lay leaders, Orthodox general practitioners and Orthodox therapists] is what pushed me to the edge of my sanity, and to the edge of my faith. I was lied to, lied about, ignored,...

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, Religion & State
"…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, Religion & State , 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 , Editorials , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
"…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, Religion & State
"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...

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