8,636 posts categorized "Crime, Litigation, etc."

August 28, 2015: JCC Camp Counselor Faces Federal Child Porn Charges After JCC Ignored Warning Of Inappropriate Behavior With Children
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Supervisors at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s day camp did not tell the JCC’s senior management that one of the counselors might be involved in child sex abuse and now that employee is facing federal child porn charges...

August 27, 2015: Was The Election Rigged? Haredi-Opposed Ward Referendum Defeated, Supporters Cry Foul
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
"We believe if the town had acted honestly and not tried to deceive, the propositions would have passed." Was The Election Rigged? Haredi-Opposed Ward Referendum Defeated, Supporters Cry Foul Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Voters in the own of Ramapo in...

August 27, 2015: SEC Charges Moshe Yehuda Dunoff With Securities Fraud
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , MO & Chardal
"The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Moshe Yehuda Dunoff, of West Palm Beach, Florida, with participating in a "boiler room"-type offering fraud that raised over $1.5 million from 58 investors in 14 countries through the purported purchase and sale...

August 27, 2015: Haredi IDF Soldiers Get Death Threats, Cops Do Nothing
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“If you [haredi IDF soldiers] are Jews, we're ISIS.…Itbach Al-Yahud! [Death to the Jews!].” Above: An Orthodox IDF officer's car after he was attacked by a haredi mob in Mea Shearim in April Haredi IDF Soldiers Get Death Threats, Cops...

August 27, 2015: Police, Shin Bet Raid High Level Meeting Of Extreme Right Wing Jewish Settlers, Rabbis
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Israel Police surrounded and then raided a high-level meeting of right-wing Zionist Orthodox rabbis and community leaders today. At least four people who violated government orders to stay out of the West Bank have reportedly been arrested at the meeting...

August 26, 2015: Government And Jewish Agency Allegedly Took Bribes From Ethiopian Jews Desperate To Reunite Their Families
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
A number of Ethiopian Jews living in Israel allege they were forced to bribe the Jewish Agency and government officials in order to reunify their families. "This is high-level corruption from employees in the establishment, while senior officials closed their...

August 26, 2015: Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Released From “Solitary Confinement,” Victim's Husband Says
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
According to Jeffery Shulevitz, the husband of Emma Shulevitz, who is one of Rabbi Barry Freundel's victims, Freundel has been released from segregation (solitary confinement) in the DC Jail and was given a prison job – teaching GED classes to...

August 25, 2015: Gang Of “Haredi-Appearing” Males Attack Public Bus In Jerusalem
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A gang of "haredi-appearing" males slashes the tires and breaks the windows of a public bus as it waited near a crosswalk. Above: file photo Gang Of “Haredi-Appearing” Males Attack Public Bus In Jerusalem Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel Police...

August 25, 2015: Judge Asked To Stop Public Kapparot Chicken Slaughter Over Health And Animal Welfare Concerns
Comments: 51 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal
The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos was in Manhattan court today to back 19 Brooklyn residents who have asked a judge to issue an order to stop the ritual slaughter of chickens on public sidewalks and streets during the...

August 25, 2015: Federal Bankruptcy Court Orders Haredim To Withdraw Beit Din Proceeding, Rules Beit Din's Actions Void From The Moment They Were Taken
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
"…I have…imposed coercive sanctions on Bais Chinuch and each of the individuals named in the Motion, at the hearing giving them until the close of business on the following day to request the beis din to cease its proceeding and...

August 24, 2015: New “Sanhedrin” Praises Alleged Jewish Terrorists
Comments: 23 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
"…The Sanhedrin, which sits on Mount Zion in Holy Jerusalem, hereby strengthens your spirits and reduces your sorrow, as you were seized while acting for the respect of God and the nation of Israel, risking your lives for the holiness...

August 24, 2015: Haredi Yeshiva Illegally Fines, Expels Students Who Have A Drivers License
Comments: 40 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“Any decision made in this matter was done after rabbis of 23 yeshivas met to discuss the matter, including gedolei hador [top haredi rabbinic leaders] and profound Torah scholars,” a source in Ohr Baruch reportedly said, adding that no student...

August 24, 2015: Haredi Terrorist Indicted For Gay Pride Parade Murder, Says Parades Must Be Cancelled To "Elevate The Soul" Of His Teen Victim
Comments: 28 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“The [Gay] Pride Parade must be canceled to elevate Shira Banki’s soul. If you care for her wellbeing, you must cease this blasphemy against God. The [Gay Pride Parades] bring harsh decrees on Israel.…Whenever there is a Gay Pride Parade,...

August 24, 2015: Haredi News Blogs Fail To Report Haredi Rabbis' Letter On Reporting Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Do top haredi rabbis and their mouthpieces really care about stopping child sex abuse? A group of 107 haredi rabbis signed a kol koreh (public proclamation) telling people it is their Torah responsibility to promptly report reasonable suspicions of child...

August 23, 2015: Haredi Kosher Food Company Allegedly Misrepresents Calories, Fat, Fiber And Carbs By Large Amount, Fooling Consumers
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Mauzone Mania allegedly misrepresented the calories, fat, fiber and carbs in its products posing "unacceptable risks to consumers, especially those with medical conditions that would put them at risk if they consume the mislabeled or falsely advertised products" Note this...

August 23, 2015: High Court Rules Netanyahu Political Trick To Allow Haredi Rabbi To Head Israel’s Health Ministry Is Illegal
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"The health system is one of the State of Israel's most complicated and problematic systems and it deserves a minister who can fulfill the position with all the necessary authorities and responsibilities required from a minister in the State of...

August 23, 2015: More Than 100 Haredi Rabbis Say Report Suspected Child Sex Abuse To Police, But Top Haredi Rabbis Won't Sign On
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A group of haredi rabbis in the US, none of them (except one) top tier, none of them representatives of any haredi umbrella organizations, have issued a kol koreh (Torah proclamation) telling everyone with a reasonable suspicion of child sex...

August 21, 2015: Husband Of Victim Of Rabbi Barry Freundel Asks For Freundel's Release From "Solitary Confinement"
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
"…Freundel has been in solitary confinement for the past 3 months and has our sympathy. We also have sympathy towards the others who are held in solitary confinement. My wife and I are not jumping for joy, nor do we...

August 21, 2015: Haredim Disrupt IDF Recruitment Meeting, Riot; Police Use Water Cannon, 3 Haredim Arrested
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“It looks like until a haredi soldier is murdered, nothing will be done to stop terror against the [IDF] recruitment of haredi men. The feeble response of authorities [to this violence and incitement] strengthens the daring and insolent behavior of...

August 21, 2015: Government Haredi Rabbi Issues Excommunication Threat To Local Haredi Pols Who Reported Government Corruption To Authorities
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Rabbi Dovid Tzvi Ordentlich believes reporting corruption and theft from the government perpetrated by haredim is mesira (informing), a crime under halakha (Orthodox Jewish law), and issued his excommunication threat in response. Government Haredi Rabbi Issues Excommunication Threat To Local...

August 20, 2015: Orthodox Cleaning Business Owner Arrested For Allegedly Defrauding Day Laborers
Comments: 37 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
Five day laborers each worked more than 24 hours straight cleaning homes for the Just Clean cleaning business owned by 21-year-old Samuel Just. Four of the workers, all women, cleaned the homes of Orthodox Jews before Passover, working around the...

August 20, 2015: Netanyahu Governments Appear To Have Lied About Coerced Departures Of African Asylum Seekers To Hide Its Violations Of International Law
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
8,335 asylum seekers who fled from Sudan and Eritrea to Israel seeking safety were pushed out of Israel over the past two-and-a-half years. But despite Netanyahu government claims that these refugees were going to safe third countries in Africa where...

August 20, 2015: Haredi Gay Pride Parade Terrorist Fit To Stand Trial
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Yishai Shlissel was released from prison only three weeks before this year’s terror attack, but police failed to put him under surveillance despite his open threats to attack the parade again. Shlissel walked right into the parade past police, calmly...

August 19, 2015: Did Jerusalem’s Secular Mayor Agree To Close 8 Mini-Markets On Shabbat To Appease Haredim?
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
The change in Shabbat blue law enforcement will mean that eight mini-markets located in the center city area will almost certainly be forced to close – even though some of them have been open on Shabbat for decades. Above: Haredim...

August 19, 2015: The Snake Oil Salesman And Scam Artist Trusted By Orthodox And Haredi Rabbis To Make Gay Men Straight
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
…[A]bout 25 years before a jury found that JONAH had engaged in “unconscionable” business practices, Arthur Goldberg pleaded guilty to mail fraud and conspiracy in connection with what the U.S. attorney alleged was a fraudulent scheme of “spectacular” scope, involving...

August 19, 2015: Bobov Succession Fight Back In Federal Court
Comments: 52 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
Bobov 48 (i.e., the real Bobov) petitions a federal court asking the court to force Bobov 45 (i.e., the splinter faction) to follow the beit din ruling / arbitration agreement that mandates Bobov 45 not claim to be "Bobov." The...

August 18, 2015: Shun Haredi IDF Soldiers, New Haredi Pamphlet Says
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
A new pamphlet distributed in haredi neighborhoods of Jerusalem names haredim who are serving in the IDF and urges other haredim to shun them. Shun Haredi IDF Soldiers, New Haredi Pamphlet Says Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A new pamphlet distributed...

August 18, 2015: Haredi West Bank Extremist Indicted For Threatening Shin Bet Agents, Deputy State Prosecutor
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
The indictment alleges Khantsis threatened the Shin Bet agents and a state prosecutor at an August 11 court hearing in which two other alleged Jewish West Bank settler terrorists were remanded into administrative detention for six months. Khantsis shouted, “We...

August 18, 2015: Haredim Protest Alleged Grave Desecration, Three Arrested
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
For decades, groups affiliated with Edah Haredit have claimed that various construction projects desecrate ancient Jewish graves and have staged often violent protests and riots against contractors, developers, and the government archaeologists who cleared the sites for construction. In almost...

August 18, 2015: Abandoning The Elderly For Profit
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
"…After Justice Saitta appointed a receiver to operate the [assisted living] facility in April, Dietsch’s attorney Joel Drucker told the judge that one corporate entity owns the facility’s valuable real estate, while another entity operated the home. Drucker maintains that...

August 17, 2015: Haredi Man Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On 15-Year-Old Pants-Wearing Girl
Comments: 50 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The girl was walking with her family when she was allegedly accosted by Yosef Chaim Jabali adjacent to a health clinic on Strauss Street and spit on. Haredi Man Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On 15-Year-Old Pants-Wearing Girl Shmarya Rosenberg •...

August 17, 2015: "Sauna Rabbi" Jonathan Rosenblatt Keeps His Job, Despite His Decades Of "Lapses" In "Judgment"
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
“The last two months have presented the opportunity for our shul to debate and discuss many different points of view, while considering various paths forward,” the letter continued. “After carefully considering various scenarios over the last several weeks, we firmly...

August 16, 2015: WoW Reads From Torah Scroll At Kotel, Blows Shofar, As Police And Kotel Guards Repeatedly Violate Agreement Made With The Women’s Prayer Group
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
At about to 4:00 am, police entered the women’s section and searched WoW’s bags, finding the Torah scroll. Despite the agreement with the Old City's police chief, police tried to confiscate the Torah scroll and hold the WoW members for...

August 16, 2015: Today In History: Chabad-Lubavitch Purchases 770 Eastern Parkway – With Stolen Money
Comments: 17 | Categories: Chabad , Chabad History , Crime, Litigation, etc. , History
The iconic building known worldwide as "770" was purchased with money taken from the man who saved the 6th Lubavitch Rebbe from the Nazis. Above: Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn Today's This Day in Jewish History column in Ha'aretz is about...

August 15, 2015: Hundreds Of Rioting Haredim Try To Break Into, Vandalize Israel Broadcasting Authority
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Hundreds of rioting haredim tried to break into the Israel Broadcasting Authority's office on Torah Mitzion Street. Some also threw stones at police and smashed the glass at a security station. Above:file photo. Haredim throw stones at police in Mea...

August 14, 2015: Report: Prosecution Withheld Exculpatory Evidence In Case Of Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Exculpatory evidence that confirmed some of the claims made by Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto was allegedly withheld by the prosecution, Israel Channel 1 News reported today. Kikar HaShabbat reports: …According to News 1, there was a reason for the prosecution...

August 14, 2015: Haredim Riot In Jerusalem
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
Thousands of haredim in Jerusalem started Shabbat with a prayer gathering slash protest that morphed into a violent riot against the opening of a new movie theater multiplex which is open for business on Shabbat, angering haredim. Above: File photo...

August 14, 2015: Hasidic Development In Bloomingburg Gets Certificates Of Occupancy – Even Though Buildings And Streets Allegedly Fail To Meet NY State’s Fire Code
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
24 of the 396 units in Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s high-density Chestnut Ridge housing development – better known in the hasidic community as a prospective Satmar "shtetl" called Kiryas Yetev Lev – in semi-rural Bloomingburg, New York were issued...

August 13, 2015: Tzedek Cancels Orthodox Psychologist's Talk After Apparent Homophobia Exposed
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…More recently, we have become aware of other matters and controversies relating to Dr Goldwasser. Amongst other things, we have taken on board concerns raised by the LGBTI community. As a result we have reviewed the matter and decided that...

August 13, 2015: State Appoints Monitor For Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled East Ramapo Schools
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has appointed former New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott as monitor for the scandal-plagued haredi-controlled East Ramapo school district. But there are problems with this appointment, including that Walcott is not trained...

August 13, 2015: Secret Recording Shows Accused Rapist Rabbi’s Wife Allowed Him To Have Sex With Other Women As Kabbalistic Cure
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
The wife of accused rapist kabbalist Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg admitted her husband told her of two cases in which he had sex with other women. But Sheinberg’s wife did not complain about it or divorce him because she believed Sheinberg...

August 13, 2015: NY State To Appoint Toothless Monitor For Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School District
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
"A monitor who can advise a board that has historically refused to listen is not a solution. In some ways, it may feel like we're marching in place, given that Hank Greenberg [a special short-term monitor appointed by Governor Andrew...

August 13, 2015: Disgraced Rabbi Now Teaching For Chabad School Run By His Father And Aunt
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A disgraced [Chabad] rabbi forced to step down from a string of posts after he was caught intimidating and vilifying victims of child sexual abuse is now teaching Jewish Studies at a Chabad girls high school in Melbourne – a...

August 13, 2015: What Is Chabad Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant Trying To Hide?
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant was in the Supreme Court of Victoria this week seeking an injunction to prevent disclosure of a confidential settlement agreement which he entered last month. He had initially sought that the matter be held in closed...

August 12, 2015: “Well-Known” Rabbi Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Bleach In Face Of Police Officer
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
A well-known Jerusalem rabbi who has not yet been publicly identified was arrested in his home Wednesday night after allegedly throwing bleach in the face of a police officer. “Well-Known” Rabbi Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Bleach In Face Of Police...

August 12, 2015: Israel’s Keystone Cops: Law Student Stabbed During Gay Pride Parade Says Cops Mishandled Parade Security And Aftermath Of The Attack
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
“The way the police dealt with me and my family was negligent in ways that make you question the way they’re dealing with the investigation itself." Israel’s Keystone Cops: Law Student Stabbed During Gay Pride Parade Says Cops Mishandled Parade...

August 12, 2015: Haredi Top Jerusalem Rabbinical Court Judge Gives Custody To Absentee Deadbeat Haredi Father Because Children’s Mother Is No Longer Haredi
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Women & Judaism
Previously in a different case, the same haredi rabbinical court judge ruled that a man who beat his wife and who was considered to be a current danger to her by welfare authorities should have custody of the couple's children,...

August 11, 2015: Brooklyn Hasid Arrested For Alleged Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A 21-year-old Brooklyn hasid, Amrom Mendlovitz, has been arrested and charged with several child sex abuse-related crimes. Please click to enlarge:

August 11, 2015: Cops Summon Head Of Racist Right-Wing Neo-Kahanist Organization Lehava
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Earlier today, Israeli Police summoned Rabbi Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein – a hard right-wing follower of the late extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane – for questioning after Gopstein made public comments last week supporting church-burning and then doubled down on that incitement...

August 11, 2015: An Interview With Dr. Norman Goldwasser: In His Own Words, Goldwasser Tries To Explain What Appears To Many To Be His Open Homophobia
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
At a recent JCW event you allegedly described a patient who "was abused as a child and now lives in South Beach.…I don't need to tell you what's in South Beach.” Did you say this? “I don't remember each word...

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