8,129 posts categorized "Crime, Litigation, etc."

March 27, 2015: To Circumvent Israeli High Court Ruling, Haredim Set Up Rabbinic Arbitration Panels
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
It is unfathomable that Israel of all places should not have an official rabbinical court for choshen mishpat [financial disputes],” said marketing expert Menachem Lubinsky. “Who but our Torah set the standards for fairness and justice in mitigating business disputes,”...

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: Cut Off Funding To Chabad Schools Until Chabad Takes Responsibility For Child Sex Abuse Coverups And Ostracism Of Victims And Takes Real Steps To Protect Children, Lawmaker Says
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Worst of all was to learn that these same people, respected and learned rabbis, leaders of our community, had engaged in slander and abuse of former Yeshivah students who had the courage to come forward and testify about the abuse...

March 26, 2015: Chabad Bosses Allegedly Refuse To Make Necessary Changes To Fully Protect Children, Prompting The Only Well-Liked Chabad Educator In Melbourne To Consider Leaving
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The well-liked principal of Chabad’s Beth Rivkah school located in its Yeshivah Centre campus in Melbourne, Australia is reportedly about to leave the school after the school’s Committee of Management allegedly stonewalled needed changes highlighted by the horrific testimony about...

March 26, 2015: Votes Opened; Hasidic Candidate Now Leads By 9
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
“The question is whether we have a tainted election with a large number of people who shouldn’t have voted.” Above: Aaron Tzvi Rabiner Votes Opened; Hasidic Candidate Now Leads By 9 Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com 23 of the 41 sealed...

March 25, 2015: Planning Board Gives Green Light For Bloomingburg Satmar Girls School
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm’s proposed Satmar hasidic girls school was was finally approved by the Town of Mamakating, New York’s Planning Board Tuesday night, after which the spokesman for Lamm and the hasidic community Michael Fragin lashed out at...

March 25, 2015: Chabad’s Top Australian Rabbi Tells Child Sex Abuse Victim He Was Wrong To Call Police Without Getting Permission From Rabbis
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre of Melbourne’s top rabbi, Tzvi Hirsh Telsner, allegedly told a member of the Yeshivah Centre’s synagogue this week that he was wrong to have reported child sex abuse to police without first getting permission from a rabbi....

March 25, 2015: Non-Hasidic Bloomingburg Residents And Neighboring Elected Officials Demand DA Investigate Alleged Hasidic Voter Misconduct
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Residents of a tiny 420-person village in the Catskill Mountains in New York State are demanding that Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell investigate the Sullivan County Board of Elections. The outraged Bloomingburg residents and elected officials from the adjoining...

March 25, 2015: De Blasio Likely To Replace Bloomberg-Era Health Board Members Before Controversial Circumcision Vote
Comments: 36 | Categories: Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has the ability to fill a majority of the seats on the New York City Board of Health with his own appointees before he asks that board to repeal the city’s informed consent...

March 25, 2015: 22 Haredim Arrested In Massive Extortion Scam Meant To Save Failing Haredi PR Organ
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism
Israel Police arrested 21 haredim from Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, Ashdod, Yeruham, and Modi'in Illit Tuesday night and a 22nd haredi person Wednesday morning in a massive extortion scam meant to keep the floundering haredi HaPeles newspaper afloat. 22 Haredim Arrested...

March 24, 2015: Three Chabad Hasidim Arrested For Drug Possession, Related Charges, In Crown Heights
Comments: 27 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc.
While the first two hasidim were being detained, a 28-year-old Chabad man tried to sneak a duffel bag out of the van without police noticing. But they saw and him and confronted him. The man insisted that the bag was...

March 24, 2015: Haredi Man, Suspected Of Serial Sexual Assaults Against Little Haredi Girls, Indicted
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Braverman allegedly has a long history of sexually abusing children, but his haredi victims and their families refused to cooperate with police because of the halakhic (Orthodox-haredi Jewish law) prohibition against mesirah (informing on another Jew) and because local haredi...

March 23, 2015: Rabbi Mendel Epstein Took $60,000 To Extort Aharon Friedman, Rabbi-Attorney Testifies
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Tamar Epstein’s attorney testified today that Rabbi Mendel Epstein (who is not related to her) told Tamar Epstein’s family to pay Rabbi Mendel Epstein's two synagogues $60,000 to get her an Orthodox Jewish religious divorce known as a get. Above"...

March 23, 2015: A Grotesque Smear: Rockland County Haredi PR Video Plays Holocaust Card, Equates The Situation Of Haredim In Rockland To Paris Terror Attacks
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bad Spin , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Satmar hasidic PR hack Yossi Gestetner's Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) has released a disgusting video that smears opponents of the haredi community as anti-Semites and potential terrorists without ever once mentioning the very real misbehavior of many haredim....

March 22, 2015: Support State Fiscal Monitor For Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School District, County Executive Says
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
…Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year appointed Hank Greenberg, a former federal prosecutor, to assess the East Ramapo school board's conduct and fiscal management. He found that board members had shown favoritism to the Orthodox Jewish students who attend private schools...

March 20, 2015: Video: Solomon Dwek Addresses The Court
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
Solomon Dwek was released from federal prison this week, as FailedMessiah.com reported early today. Here's video of his court appearance. Note how much thinner Dwek is now than he was in his 2009 mug shot (at right). Related Posts: Solomon...

March 20, 2015: Solomon Dwek Gets Out Of Prison Early
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
Less than 30 months after being sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the largest corruption sting in New Jersey history, cooperating witness Solomon Dwek was released from federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland. He was transferred to...

March 20, 2015: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Misses Court Date, Prosecutors Want To Seize Bond And May Void Plea Deal
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Israel’s State Prosecutor’s Office may void the plea bargain it signed with Sefardi haredi kabbalist-to-the-stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto (pictured at right) after Pinto failed to appear for court hearings, prosecutors reportedly told the court yesterday. Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto...

March 20, 2015: NYC Mayor To Speak At Event That Carries The Name Of Haredi Man Whose Company Paid $15 Million In Fines For Falsely Obtaining Government Money
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Haredi businessman Elly Kleinman's Americare was fined $7 million in 2005 and $8 million in 2008 for falsely obtaining Medicaid and state funds. Then in late December 2012, Americare was accused by whistleblowers of using various tricks to double bill...

March 20, 2015: Charges To Be Dropped Against One Hasidic Shomrim Member Indicted For Gang Assault
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
Charges one of the five indicted hasidic Shomrim street patrol members who allegedly savagely beat a gay black man walking home from a party in the early hours of December 1, 2013 reportedly will be dropped. Above and above right:...

March 19, 2015: Alleged Haredi Pedophile May Walk Free Because Rabbis Ordered Victims’ Families Not To Talk To Police
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The parents and their victimized children are refusing to cooperate because haredi rabbis signed an agreement with the suspect that stipulates that he will undergo medical and psychological treatment. But police say the suspect stopped treatment on his own, violating...

March 19, 2015: New York City Jewish Federation's Primary Social Services Agency Declares Bankruptcy After Flagrant Mismanagement
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
The Federation Employment and Guidance Service's (FEGS) salaries for its top executives increased even as program revenue declined. It's financial management system was 'outdated," and its administrative cost structure was "overly prohibitive" was "significantly more than target industry standards." The...

March 19, 2015: Haredi Yeshiva Honors Alleged Sex Offender
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Yosef Meystel was accused of child molestation during the time he was the administrator of the Rabbi Naftali Riff Yeshiva in South Bend, Indiana, and misconduct when he was the administrator of a nursing home owned by Rabbi Morris Esformes,...

March 18, 2015: Top Belgian Orthodox Diamond Dealer Jailed, Allegedly Trafficked In Cocaine And Cooperated With Notorious South American Terror Group
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Serge Muller, a top Orthodox diamond dealer based in Antwerp, Belgium, is in a Montenegro jail awaiting extradition to Belgium where Muller will face charges of international trade in cocaine, laundering of drug money and membership of a criminal organization....

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 17, 2015: Shas-Linked Haredi Radio Station Violates Law, Direct Central Elections Committee Order, And Illegally Campaigns On Election Day
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The Central Election Committee issued an emergency order to the Sefardi haredi Shas Party-linked Kol Chai Radio to stop airing Shas campaign ads and propaganda on election day in violation of the law. The Shas-controlled radio station responded by ignoring...

March 17, 2015: So Far, There Are 51 Open Police Investigations Into Alleged Voter Fraud In Israel’s National Election Held Today
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Twenty-three suspects are reportedly still being pursued by police, while one man – likely an activist of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party – has already been arrested. Several polling places were also closed due to voting irregularities and alleged voter...

March 17, 2015: Alleged Voter Fraud In Haredi, Arab-Israeli Polling Stations, Violence And A Haredi 'Get Out Of Hell Free' Card Predictably Mar Israel's National Election
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
At least two political parties are alleging that in many haredi polling stations, their party’s voter slip/ballots are missing so voters cannot vote for their party and that the key of party symbols is missing their party. Both are violations...

March 17, 2015: Stabbing In Front Of Chabad Girls School In Melbourne
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc.
The attack took place at about 3.30 pm Monday in front of Chabad’s Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah College in Melbourne, Australia as dozens of children were waiting to be picked up. Stabbing In Front Of Chabad Girls School In Melbourne Shmarya Rosenberg...

March 17, 2015: Australian Archbishop Criminally Charged With Covering Up Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The case has striking similarities to the coverups allegedly instituted by Chabad in both Sydney and Melbourne, and could foreshadow criminal charges that may be brought against top Chabad rabbinic and lay leaders in both cities. Australian Archbishop Criminally Charged...

March 16, 2015: Israel's Elections Law Forbids Interference With Individual Voters, But Haredi Parties And Rabbis Do It Anyway – Why Haven't They Been Prosecuted?
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
The answer is that Israel's elections law is really toothless, and even when it is enforced, it means almost nothing to the parties and individuals found to have violated it. This allows political parties – especially haredi political parties –...

March 16, 2015: Breaking: Hung Jury In Case Of Accused Haredi Pedophile
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A hung jury in the case of accused haredi pedophile Rabbi Todros Grynhaus, who jumped bail and fled to Israel on a false passport and then fought extradition and deportation before finally being deported to the UK in October, means...

March 16, 2015: High Court Rules Haredi Papers Do Not Have To Run Ads From Haredi All-Female Political Party
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
In part, Yated Ne’eman claimed that it cannot be compelled to run photos or depictions of women in Yated Ne’eman because doing so violates haredi modesty laws. There is no actual halakha (Orthodox Jewish law) banning modest photographs of women...

March 15, 2015: Satmar Hasidic Village Appears To Have Broken New York State's Open Meetings Law
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The Satmar hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel, New York is notorious for its repeated violations of EPA regulations and alleged violations New York State's open meetings law. Here's another example. The AP published what it calls a sampling of New...

March 15, 2015: Was The Resignation Real? Senior Chabad Rabbi Still Listed As Jewish Social Services Organization's Chief Rabbi, Despited Forced Resignation One Month Ago After Disgraceful Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal Testimony
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
On February 16 in the wake of his embarrassing testimony at the Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse at Chabad institutions, Chabad Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant resigned as the General Manager of Cultural & Spiritual services at Jewish Care Victoria...

March 15, 2015: Top London Coroner Fears Violence After Being Labeled Anti-Semite By Haredim
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Mary Hassell says she and her staff fear violence after haredim falsely accused her and her office of anti-Semitism. Above: Mary Hassell Top London Coroner Fears Violence After Being Labeled Anti-Semite By Haredim Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A top British...

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 15, 2015: Report: Wife Of Convicted Chabad Pedophile Allegedly Harassing One Of His Victims
Comments: 62 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The wife of a convicted Chabad pedophile is allegedly harassing one of his victims online. The Herald Sun reports about the actions of a woman who is very likely the wife of convicted Chabad pedophile Samuel David Cyprys. Cyprys was...

March 15, 2015: Scamming The Government From The Hasidic Village Of New Square, New York
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“'Is this a scam?' I asked. Gavriel gave me a wary glance. 'Not at all,' he said. 'The rebbe doesn’t allow any more scams.' There’d been problems in the past, with fraudulent use of government programs. Four men, including Gavriel...

March 15, 2015: More Apparent Corruption Tied To Law Firm Linked To Indicted NY State Assemblyman Sheldon Silver
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Weitz & Luxenberg, the law firm accused of exploiting its connection to [then-Speaker of the New York State Assembly] Sheldon Silver in New York City’s asbestos court, has come under fire in another lucrative arena — multibillion-dollar bankruptcy trusts. The...

March 14, 2015: Haredi Woman Chained To A Hospital Bed By Police For Refusing To Follow Illegal Order From Haredi Rabbinical Court Is Now Running For Knesset
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Gila Yashar, a haredi woman who made headlines after being falsely defined as a "get refuser" by a haredi-controlled state beit din (Orthodox religious court), is now running for Knesset on the slate of the all-female haredi B'Zechutan Party. Above...

March 14, 2015: Israeli Court Orders Haredi Papers To Publish Campaign Ads From New All-Female Haredi Political Party – Despite Rabbis’ Objections
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
An Israeli court ordered two haredi newspapers – Yated Ne'eman, the mouthpiece of the Degel HaTorah faction, the non-hasidic half of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party; and the Sefardi haredi Shas Party’s Yom Le'yom – to run campaign...

March 13, 2015: Accusations Are Revenge And Extortion Attempt, Haredi Alleged Child Sex Abuser Tells Court
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Alleged child sex abuser Rabbi Toros Grynhaus claims the allegations made against him by two young teen haredi girls were made out of revenge and in a bid to try to extort money from him. Above: Rabbi Todros Grynhaus Accusations...

March 12, 2015: Repeatedly Caught Giving Alcohol To Underage Students, Chabad Rabbi Is Thrown Off Campus – And Then Honored By Governor
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc.
Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein and his Northwestern University Chabad House were delisted as a university-approved organization and Klein was booted off the Northwestern campus after he repeatedly and obstinately served liquor to underage students. Klein and Chabad sued Northwestern and...

March 12, 2015: Complaints Against Rabbi Yisroel Belsky's Handling Of Divorce Cases Made By Agudah-Linked Opponents
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Shlomo Miller of Toronto and Rabbi Aharon Schechter of Yeshivas Chaim Berlin in Brooklyn complain about Rabbi Israel "Yisroel" Belsky's handling of Jewish divorces. Belsky is linked to Rabbi Mendel Epstein, who allegedly ran a get (Jewish religious divorce)...

March 12, 2015: Husband Of Victim Of Rabbi Barry Freundel Speaks Out
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
"Conversions should not be exclusively decided by men for men are not emotionally equipped as women to deal with it…" Above: Top Modern Orthodox Rabbi Barry Freundel pleaded guilty to secretly video-recording 52 naked women as they prepared to immerse...

March 12, 2015: Haredi Über Thief Eliyahu Weinstein Moved To Low Security Prison, Despite Being Deemed A Flight Risk By Judge
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
As soon as Federal Judge Joel A. Pisano retired, the Federal Bureau of Prisons moved haredi über thief Eliyahu Weinstein from a medium security prison in Colorado to a low security prison in Danbury, Connecticut, despite Pisano's plea to the...

March 12, 2015: A Response From A Victim To Chabad Of Melbourne
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Anybody who was expecting that genuine and much needed reform was imminent will be sorely disappointed. You will find no acceptance of responsibility and no commitment to seriously consider adopting the recommendations of the Royal Commission. Instead, just confirmation that...

March 12, 2015: An Open Letter To The Melbourne Chabad Community
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…We regret, therefore, that we find ourselves in a position where the good name of the [Chabad Yeshivah] Centre is under threat and confidence has been diminished. We wish it were otherwise. We want to reassure everyone that we are...

March 11, 2015: Four More Members Of Chabad’s Melbourne Leadership Resign Under Pressure
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Four members of Melbourne, Australia's Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre’s committee of management (COM) have just resigned under pressure as Chabad's out of control child sex abuse scandal continues to take its toll on the men and women who enabled it. Four...

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