7,631 posts categorized "Crime, etc."

October 31, 2014: The Case Of The Missing – And Possibly Stolen – $7,000 16th Century Hebrew Bible
Comments: 9 | Categories: Books , Crime, etc. , Haredim
Was it a crime of opportunity? A rare Hebrew Bible printed in eight volumes in about 1540 has gone missing – and may have been stolen – in the heavily hasidic town of Monsey, New York. The Case Of The...

October 30, 2014: Rabbi Todros Grynhaus Deported
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Accused haredi child molester Rabbi Todros Grynhaus, who jumped bail in England and fled to Israel in early 2013, has apprently been deported to Britain. An Israeli court previously ruled that Rabbi Todros Grynhaus – who jumped bail and fled...

October 30, 2014: Picture Of The Day: Haredim, Sukkot And Parking
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Taken this Sukkot in a sukkah in Brooklyn, New York (apparently belonging to the Shomer Shabbos Synagogue located at 53rd Street and 13th Avenue in Borough Park – the same haredi minyan factory-synagogue that for years refused to ban notorious...

October 30, 2014: In Wake Of Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Arrest, Controversial RCA Rabbi Resigns From Conversion Court After RCA Puts Women On Committee To Revise Conversion Standards
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
"…[T]he RCA has just appointed a committee “that will review its current Geirus Protocol and Standards (GPS) conversion process and suggest safeguards against possible abuses.” The committee consists of six men and five women, bolstering the trend on the Orthodox...

October 30, 2014: Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Encouraged Single Jewish Women To Use His Mikvah, Source Says
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel allegedly encouraged sexually active single Orthodox Jewish women from the Washington, DC-Baltimore area to use the mikva (ritual bath) he controlled – the mikvah in which Freundel allegedly had a hidden video camera positioned in...

October 29, 2014: Leading Right-Wing Activist Rabbi Shot At Begin Center Event
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
Rabbi Yehuda Glick. a leading right-wing activist and advocate for Jewish control of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, was shot tonight in an apparent terrorist attack at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. Above: Yehuda Glick Leading Temple Mount...

October 29, 2014: Haredi MKs Disrupt Knesset Finance Committee, One Assaults Knesset Security Officer, Another Ejected After Accusing Zionist Orthodox MK Of Stealing Money From Haredi Yeshivas
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
On the very same day that Israel’s State Comptroller Yosef Shapira uncovered massive haredi tax evasion and money laundering, Member of Knesset Rabbi Moshe Gafne of the Ashkenazi haredi Untied Torah Judaism Party was ejected from a meeting of the...

October 29, 2014: Haredim Commit Massive Tax Fraud, Israel’s State Comptroller Finds
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Shapira found that haredim exchange money “under the table,” concealing transactions and employment from tax authorities, and use haredi haredi charities and kosher supervision beit dins (religious courts; Badatz [name of haredi community or town]) to launder money and hide...

October 29, 2014: As Women Panic And Refuse To Use Mikvahs After Voyeurism Scandal, Rabbis Paternalistically Tell Them There's Nothing To Worry About
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Untrained Modern Orthodox and Centrist rabbis claim to have "swept" mikvahs to check for hidden video recording devices, many of which they wouldn't know how to find, and tell women that everything is all better now. Meanwhile, haredi rabbis won't...

October 28, 2014: US Attorney Opens Special Hotline, Website And Email Account For Potential Victims Of Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Also, in the first public comments she has made in the media about the case, Washington, DC Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier told a DC television station today that the investigation into alleged voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel is expected...

October 28, 2014: Haredi Mega-Thief Eliyahu Weinstein Receives Summons In Prison For Yet Another Alleged Fraud
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Eliyahu Weinstein stole hundreds of millions of dollars in fake stock schemes, fake real estate deals and in related frauds, and is now serving a 22-year prison sentence. Weinstein received a summons in federal prison for yet another alleged fraud....

October 28, 2014: An Alleged Victim Of Rabbi Barry Freundel Speaks Out In Her Own Words
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
A college student who was in the process of converting to Judaism under the auspices of alleged voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel and who took two "practice dunks" in the mikvah because Freundel told her to do it, writes about the...

October 28, 2014: Israeli Cult Leader Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Incest, Sex Abuse
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
An Israeli polygamous cult leader who had 21 wives and 38 children, many of which he sexually abused, was sentenced to 30 years in prison today by the Tel Aviv District Court – an extremely harsh sentence by Israeli standards....

October 28, 2014: Men's Mikvah Safety Use Protocol
Comments: 21 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, 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 27, 2014: Lemon Juice Sues Satmar Rebbe’s Aide Over Fake Twitter Account, Arrest
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Brooklyn hasid who really changed his legal name to Lemon Juice several years ago is suing a top aide of the Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe for impersonating him on Twitter and using that fraudulent Twitter account to tweet a photo...

October 27, 2014: Cops To Fugitive Breslov Rabbi: Tell Your Misbehaving Followers To Leave Holland Now – Or Else
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
After multiple incidents of misbehavior by followers of Shuvu Banim Breslov hasidic sect leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland – including a group of his hasidim illegally squatting and camping in a children’s outdoor playground park in Amsterdam, driving away local children...

October 27, 2014: More Arrests Possible In Rapfogel Scandal, Former Board Members May Be Targets, AG Says
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
New York State’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman appears to be targeting former Met Council board members who may have turned a blind eye to or participated in the embezzlement of at least $9 million from the Met Council. More Arrests...

October 27, 2014: Israel Continues To Illegally Detain African Asylum-Seekers, Despite High Court Rulings
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants has petitioned Israel’s High Court of Justice, demanding the release of 138 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers who have been illegally held in Israeli detention facilities for more than two years, despite High Court rulings...

October 27, 2014: Haredi Man Arrested In Israel For Smuggling, Allegedly Used Haredi Charity As Cover
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A haredi man living in the Israeli port city of Ashdod, Shimon Alfasi, was arrested for allegedly smuggling goods in shipping containers being shipped to a haredi charity in the city. Haredi Man Arrested In Israel For Smuggling, Allegedly Used...

October 26, 2014: Decades Of Alleged Satmar Voter Fraud Documented But Never Prosecuted
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
It's too hard to figure out who committed the crime, a DA who benefits from the Satmar bloc vote claims. So therefore, no prosecutions. Above: Two questionable and likely fraudulant Kiryas Joel voting signatures. Please click to enlarge. Chris McKenna...

October 25, 2014: RCA's Lack Of Transparency With Regard To Abuse Complaints Against Its Rabbis Needs To Change, JOFA Says
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“The system of oversight is unknown, and that’s what needs to change,” said Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. “Rabbinic institutions need to figure out how to relay complaints and concerns about rabbinic authority, abuse, problems...

October 25, 2014: Satmar Hasid Who Allegedly Took Photo Of Child Sex Abuse Victim Testifying Has Charges Dropped By Brooklyn DA
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A Satmar hasid who allegedly took pictures of a child sex abuse victim as she testified against a Satmar community leader in his 2012 trial was slated to have the charges against him dropped Friday. Above: the photo in question...

October 24, 2014: Police Find Hidden Cameras At Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
A search by Washington, DC police of the Towson University office used by Rabbi Barry Freundel repoprtedly found “a backpack with an assortment of tiny cameras hidden in everyday household objects, including ones embedded in a computer charger, a clock...

October 23, 2014: Ex-NYPD Jewish Liaison Reportedly Arrested On Grand Larceny, Stolen Property Charges
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
37-year-old Shulem “Sol” Lipschitz, a community affairs Jewish representative at the NYPD’s 62nd precinct in Brooklyn, was arrested at around 3:00pm Thursday in Borough Park and is being held at the NYPD’s 66th precinct there. Above: Shulem “Sol” Lipschitz Ex-NYPD...

October 23, 2014: Haredi Soldier Attacked By Haredi Mob In Jerusalem Synagogue, Police Take 15 Minutes To Respond
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredi rioters broke a window of the synagogue in an attempt to break in, beat up the haredi soldier and drag him outside as the soldier and his friends waited inside for police, who took 15 minutes to come. Above:...

October 23, 2014: Government Files Suit Against Kiryas Joel Slaughterhouse
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Judith Enck, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), announced today that the United States has filed and simultaneously entered into a consent decree...

October 23, 2014: Would Alleged Voyeur Rabbi's Illegal Behavior Have Been Stopped By Making His Wife Into His Own Personal Web Cam Girl?
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"…Boteach misses a crucial point: the alleged objects of Freundel’s gratification were women who did not consent. In fact, voyeurism is not so much about finding “new flesh,” but about autonomy and control. The “object” of a voyeur’s gratification has...

October 23, 2014: DC Police Seize Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office Computer
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
The Towson University office computer used by accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel has now been seized by Washington, DC police and his campus office searched. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel DC Police Seize Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office Computer Shmarya Rosenberg...

October 23, 2014: British Government Threatens To Close Dirty, Dangerous Satmar Hasidic School
Comments: 14 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, 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 23, 2014: Court Rules Against Board Of Elections, Outside Inspectors Can Be Placed At Kiryas Joel’s Polling Places, Despite Satmar Opposition
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The board of elections initially approved six inspectors for Kiryas Joel’s polling places after the citizen’s group United Monroe claimed that voters there were bullied and intimidated at the ballot boxes by community leaders and their proxies. But the board...

October 22, 2014: University Opens Investigation Into Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness , Women & Judaism
A university spokesman reportedly said the university is investigating whether it violated provisions of Title IX, the federal law which prohibits various types of gender and sex discrimination on college and university campuses. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel University Opens Investigation...

October 22, 2014: Inhumane Slaughter, Illegal Child Labor At Kosher And Hallal Slaughterhouse
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Kosher Scandal
Along with child labor, the plant ran into other trouble with federal regulators last year after being cited for numerous violations of humane slaughtering rules, that caused the government to suspended the plant’s production four times. Suspensions are uncommon, and...

October 22, 2014: Senior RCA Rabbi Lashes Out At Jewish Feminists, Media, 'Weak' Orthodox Jews In Wake Of Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Arrest
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
"…Granted, there are some sins that are more grievous than others and some failures are inexcusable – especially those in which the practice of the rabbinate is corrupted. I would love it if all rabbis (myself included) were above reproach...

October 22, 2014: Men Who Investigated – And Cleared – Abusive Voyeur Rabbi Now Head The OU, NYC Jewish Federation
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Among those tasked by the RCA and its affiliated Beth Din of America with investigating [previous complaints against] Freundel [and who found Freundel fit to continue doing conversions and serving as a rabbi] were two attorneys who now lead major...

October 21, 2014: Video: Breslov Hasidim Illegally Camp In Amsterdam Playground
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Followers of fugitive Breslov Shuvu Banim sect leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland have illegally taken over a children's playground in Amsterdam where they are now camping. Berland – accused of sexually assaulting several female followers in Israel, including at least one...

October 21, 2014: Israel's Chief Rabbis Say Voyeur Rabbi's Conversions Still Valid
Comments: 92 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
"After a thorough review of the halacha, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel now announces that all past conversions of rabbi Freundel will not be affected by recent events. They are acknowledged as Jews. Conversions that will be conducted by Freundel...

October 21, 2014: Voyeur Rabbi Coerced And Forced Female Conversion Candidates To Labor For Him For Free, RCA Turned Blind Eye
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“He had total control of my life, and he loved having that power over me,” she said. “I couldn’t marry, I couldn’t move, I couldn’t take a new job until the conversion was done.” During her conversion, Mandel said Freundel...

October 21, 2014: Voyeur Rabbi Brought Non-Jewish Female Co-Eds To Mikvah, Urged Them To Disrobe, Shower And Dip
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“He basically said that not all Orthodox synagogues have [a mikvah], so it was kind of a rarity. He told us he was instrumental in getting it to his synagogue, he was proud of it. He proposed it as a...

October 20, 2014: Video: The Life And Early Death Of An Ex-Hasidic Anti-Abuse Activist
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Skepticism & Former Haredim
WPIX 11's Mary Murphy profiled the life and death of ex-hasidic anti-child sex abuse activist (and child sex abuse victim) Joey DiAngelo, who passed away earlier this week. Joe was raped at age 7 in a Satmar mikvah in Williamsburg.

October 20, 2014: Haredim Riot, Attack Egged Buses, Smash Windows, Puncture Tires, Enraged Over Women Of The Wall Ads
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The haredi rioters targeted Women of the Wall ads on the buses, enraged because some of the 12-year-old girls in those ads were wearing yarmulkes (skullcaps) and because female faces were being publicly shown. Haredim Riot, Attack Egged Buses, Smash...

October 20, 2014: Israel’s Chief Rabbis May Rule Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Conversions Invalid
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
“We are appalled by the accusations against Rabbi Barry Freundel and wish to stress that the acts attributed to him are atrocious and strictly against Jewish law. We offer our deepest sympathy to any victims. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel...

October 20, 2014: In Response To Rabbi's Alleged Voyeurism And Sexual Contact With A Non-Jewish Woman He Was Converting, RCA Brings Female Ombudsmen Into Conversion Process
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
…The RCA and the Beth Din of America have agreed that every Beit Din [religious court; in this case, a religious court impaneled to perform a conversion] assembled under their Geirus Protocol and Standards (GPS) [the conversion to Judaism protocol...

October 20, 2014: [UPDATED] Alleged Mikva Voyeur Rabbi Falsely Claimed To Have Coined The Republican Catch Phrase "Family Values"
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Barry Freundel, who was arrested last week for allegedly secretly videotaping naked women preparing to immerse in the his community's mikvah (ritual bath), claims he created the Republican Party's catch phrase 'family values" and was the man behind the...

October 20, 2014: RCA Says Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel's Conversions Valid
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Today the RCA is able to announce that the Beth Din of America - under the leadership of Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz - has concluded as a matter of Jewish law that conversions performed by Rabbi Freundel prior to his...

October 19, 2014: Hiddush Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Former Chief Rabbi Of Israel
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
The election for the two chief rabbis of Jerusalem is less than 48 hours away, and the religious freedom and freedom from religion organization Hiddush has now reportedly made an urgent appeal to Israel’s Attorney General and to the State...

October 19, 2014: Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Apparently Violates Plea Deal – Again
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
In what appears to be yet another violation of his plea deal, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto used the Ometz rights organization as a proxy to file a petition with Israel’s High Court of Justice against the senior police officer he...

October 19, 2014: Chabad Hasid Arrested For Vandalism That Injured Two People
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
The hasid allegedly dumped oil – which had been placed outside the Baisil restaurant on Kingston Avenue and Lincoln Place in a large drum for pickup by an oil recycler – on the sidewalk. Two passersby slipped on it and...

October 18, 2014: Report: Rabbi Barry Freundel Videoed Naked Women In Mikvah For Several Years, Took Cross Country Trip With Non-Jewish Woman In Process Of Conversion, Hundreds Of Women May Have Been Secretly Videoed
Comments: 89 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Until last year the highest-ranking rabbi in the country on the question of who can be considered an Orthodox Jew in America, Freundel maintained a set of practices with converts that sources alternately described as “creepy,” “weird,” “inappropriate,” and, in...

October 18, 2014: Breslov Hasid Dies Using Icy Lake For Religious Ritual
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
A 27-year-old Breslov hasid from the Shuvu Banim sect, which is headed by accused sex offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland, drowned in an icy lake in Belgium which the sect was using for an unnamed religious "ritual." Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland...

October 15, 2014: RCA, Beit Din Of America, Suspend Freundel
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The suspension appears to have taken place after FailedMessiah.com pointed out that while Freundel’s synagogue suspended Freundel without pay yesterday, the RCA had not suspended him. Instead, while the RCA’s president had answered some media questions with regard to Freundel...

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