7,713 posts categorized "Crime, etc."

November 26, 2014: Haredi Teacher Indicted For Serial Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A teacher in a haredi Talmud Torah school in Beitar Illit was charged today with a series of child sex abuse charges. Above: File photo Haredi Teacher Indicted For Serial Child Sex Abuse Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A teacher in...

November 26, 2014: Hidden Crisis Of Violence Against Women And Girls Needs Immediate Actions. Studies Show
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Globally, one in three women will experience intimate partner and/or sexual violence by non-partners in their lifetime, which shows that more investment needs to be made in prevention.…No magic wand will eliminate violence against women and girls. But evidence tells...

November 25, 2014: Scandal-Plagued Allegedly Corrupt Haredi-Controlled School Board Sells Unnecessarily Vacant School To Haredi Yeshiva In Second Sweetheart Deal, Despite Alleged Bribes
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The scandal-plagued haredi-controlled East Ramapo school district has completed the sale of Hillcrest Elementary School to a Skvere hasidic yeshiva, Avir Yakov. The sale price, $4.9 million, is significantly below what appears to be the fair market value for the...

November 25, 2014: Chabad Pedophile Deported To US
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi David Kramer, the twice-convicted Chabad pedophile who has served time in both US and Australian prisons for sexually abusing boys in a Chabad school and in an Orthodox synagogue, was deported in September from Australia to the US. His...

November 25, 2014: London Trial Of Accused Child Molester Halted, Remaining Charges May Be Dropped
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Skepticism & Former Haredim
The trial of a South Tottenham, London, UK "rebel" haredi man accused of molesting an “innocent and vulnerable” 14-year-old haredi girl in her own home has been halted on the first day of the hearing and one charge against him...

November 25, 2014: Case Against Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, Pnimim Seminary, Et Al Settled Out Of Court
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The civil suit against Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, Pnimim Seminary, its American fundraising arm, several other haredi seminaries once controlled by Meisels, and others has been settled out of court. Meisels allegedly sexually abused and exploited young haredi women who were...

November 25, 2014: Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups New Target Of Royal Commission
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne will become the focus of a royal commission hearing into its apparent coverups of child sexual abuse scandals. More victims are expected to come forward and Chabad community leaders who allegedly participated in or ran...

November 24, 2014: Report: Chabad Pedophile Deported By Australia Without Notice To Victims And Jewish Communities
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Now that [Rabbi David] Kramer has concluded his sentence and [has been] released into the broader community, it's critical that we’re informed of his whereabouts so that we can ensure the safety of our children. Kramer has a shocking track-record...

November 24, 2014: Modern Orthodox Day School, Kollel Invites Haredi "Protector Of Pedophiles" To Speak
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Hillel Modern Orthodox day school in Passaic, New Jersey and its affiliated kollel (advanced yeshiva for married students, in this case, more of a community education and outreach organization rather than a traditional stand alone kollel) the Passaic Clifton...

November 24, 2014: More Alleged Dishonesty, Voter Fraud, From Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm And Satmar Hasidim
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
The commissioners’ examined the questionnaires mailed to people whose votes were challenged in referendum to dissolve the village. 194 votes were challenged in all. Of them, 68 returned questionnaires. Board of Elections commissioners found that many of those 68 completed...

November 23, 2014: Arab House Set On Fire In Alleged Jewish Settler Hate Crime
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Religion
According to Palestinians from the village of Khirbat Abu Falah, Jewish settlers pounded on the doors of a house in the village overnight. When no one answered, they painted “Death to Arabs,” ”Vengance" and other anti-Arab slogans on the house,...

November 23, 2014: London Hasidic School Accused Of Hitting Students, Part 2
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
“The advantage of hitting over other forms of punishment is that it results in full submission. The modernisers’ arguments against hitting because it is dangerous are sheer nonsense. For the teachers are righteous and skilful, and injuries of pupils do...

November 23, 2014: London Hasidic School Accused Of Hitting Students
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Two hasidic schools — Talmud Torah Chaim Meirim Wiznitz [Vizhnitz] School and Talmud Torah Yetev Lev [Satmar] school, both in Stamford Hill, north London — have been threatened with closure after inspectors from Ofsted, the schools watchdog, found systematic failings...

November 22, 2014: Ex-Hasid Organizes Lawsuit Against NYC Over Inadequate Secular Education In Hasidic Yeshivas
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
"…So now Mr. Moster is taking legal action. A handful of modern Orthodox supporters have agreed to cover the legal fees and, with Mr. Moster, are interviewing lawyers. The plaintiffs in a lawsuit, however, must be either students who are...

November 22, 2014: Report: Lev Tahor Haredi Cult Owes $4.4 Million In Back Canadian Taxes
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim
The Canada Revenue Agency, Canada’s equivalent of the US Internal Revenue Service, has put a $4.4 million lien on properties owned by the haredi Lev Tahor cult in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec after the cult fled Canada for Guatemala earlier this year....

November 21, 2014: Williamsburg-Lakewood Scammers Busted For Fraud – Again
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Chaim “Charlie” Gottlieb, 43, of 144 Ross Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and David Faria, 43, of 63 Seminole Drive in Lakewood, New Jersey were arrested and arraigned November 5 on a 41-count fraud and money laundering indictment. If convicted, each...

November 21, 2014: Video: Williamsburg Condo Evictions Leave 150 Hasidim Out In The Cold
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
On a freezing cold day in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 150 condo-owning hasidim are evicted after their building's developer, Skillman Estates, fails to repay loan.

November 20, 2014: List Of All Voters Disqualified In Bloomingburg's Recent Dissolution Referendum Appears To Show Shalom Lamm Registered To Vote In Two Different NY Counties
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Satmar hasidim are trying to take over the tiny 420-person New York State Village of Bloomingburg which until a few months ago had no known hasidic residents at all. The list is divided between those now-disqualified voters who tried to...

November 18, 2014: Israeli Rabbi Attcked By Teens On Subway Platform In NYC For Cancer Treatment
Comments: 18 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Haredim
An Israeli rabbi in NYC for cancer treatment was physically attacked by a group of teens who shouting anti-Semitic epithets on the Marcy Avenue train platform in Brooklyn. [Hat Tip: Ruthie.]

November 18, 2014: Ex-Hasid Sues Government, Yeshivas, School Board Over Lack Of Secular Education In Hasidic Schools
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Yochanan Lowen says that as a child, the hasidic schools deprived him of even basic secular education – secular education Quebec law entitles him to. Now 37-years-old, Lowen says he can’t find work outside the haredi community he left in...

November 18, 2014: Cops Now Act As Shabbos Goyyim In Heavily Haredi Lakewood, NJ
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Police in Lakewood, New Jersey are now acting as Shabbos goyyim for the town’s large 60,000-strong haredi community, going to drug stores to pick up medicine for sick haredi children, turning lights on and off, changing hearing aid batteries, turning...

November 18, 2014: Illegal, Dangerous Satmar Yeshiva Still Open, Despite Repeated Violations
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Like a bad neighbor who refuses to move away, Satmar is still there. A Satmar yeshiva illegally occupying an old factory building in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York for the past 20 years as successive city governments...

November 18, 2014: Disgraced Hasidic Doctor Runs For Office To "Get Rid Of" The Medical Board That Sanctioned Him For Misbehavior With Female Patients
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Dr. John Barry Myers, who prays at Chabad (he was given mafir there last spring), defended allegations that he groped and requested oral sex from a 68-year-old female patient of a Western Australian hospital. But Meyers has other allegations of...

November 18, 2014: Chabad Photographer Busted For Climbing Brooklyn Bridge
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
“The boy loves to take pictures. He’ll go anywhere,” Rabbi Israel Shemtov, who hosted Souid during his stay in Crown Heights, Brooklyn over the weekend for the Chabad conference, said. Above: Yonathan Souid Chabad Photographer Busted For Climbing Brooklyn Bridge...

November 17, 2014: Dutch Court Will Rule On Extradition Of Breslov Rabbi In 2 Weeks
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland – who is accused of sexually assaulting several of his female followers in Jerusalem, including at least one minor – walked to the court building in Haarlem, Netherlands wearing his tallit (prayer shawl) and tefillin (phylacteries) and...

November 17, 2014: Cuomo’s Fiscal Monitor Asks Legislature To Pass Law To Appoint Monitor With Veto Power For Haredi-Controlled Scandal-Plagued School District
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
"…This much seems absolutely clear and essential to me: Whatever final model the legislature and the governor are to adopt in this case, it has to be one that, in real time, allows someone the ability to reverse bad decisions...

November 17, 2014: Forward Says it Did Not Smear Sam Kellner – Despite Evidence That It Did
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Despite its blatantly false and unethical reporting that smeared hasidic child-sex-abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner, the Forward is refusing to admit it did anything wrong. Despite its blatantly false and unethical reporting that smeared hasidic child-sex-abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner, the Forward...

November 17, 2014: Modern Orthodox Author Loses Another Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Comments: 5 | Categories: Books , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Modern Orthodox author Naomi Ragen has lost yet another copyright infringement lawsuit brought against her by a haredi writer. Above: Naomi Ragen Modern Orthodox Author Loses Another Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Modern Orthodox author Naomi Ragen has...

November 17, 2014: Melbourne Rabbis Admit – Kind Of – That They Lied About Child Sex Abuse Reportage
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…At the request of the AJN the RCV wishes to clarify a specific part of that media statement which stated that AJN reporter Adam Kamien was advised in no uncertain terms by a senior RCV member that no meeting (asking...

November 17, 2014: Palestinian Bus Driver Found Dead In Egged Depot, Palestinians Claim Lynched By Jews, Police Claim Suicide
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel
Riots broke out in East Jerusalem late Sunday night after the body of a 32-year-old Palestinian Egged bus driver, identified by Palestinian media as Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, was found hanging the neck in an Egged bus depot in West Jerusalem....

November 16, 2014: Video: Haredim Scream "Shabbos!" As They Attack Taxi In Jerusalem
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredim attack a taxi driving on a main public street in the Mea Shearim-Geulah neighborhood of Jerusalem yesterday on Shabbat.

November 16, 2014: Sam Kellner Sues The Jewish Daily Forward As “Pravda For Pedophiles”
Comments: 46 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Samuel “Sam” Kellner, the hasidic child sex abuse whistleblower who was indicted in 2011 on trumped up charges of bribery and extortion, is suing the Jewish Daily Forward for defamation. Updated with civil complaint at 3:05 pm CST Sam Kellner...

November 15, 2014: Kiryas Joel Journal Blots Out Faces Of 'Evil' Non-Jewish Cops
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim
The photo was taken at a press conference and the faces and names of these law enforcement officers are publicly known. But the Satmar hasidic Kiryas Joel Journal, Kiryas Joel's Yiddish-language newspaper, blotted out their faces yesterday, apparently so hasidim...

November 15, 2014: 15 Alleged Satmar Mortgage, Bank And Welfare Scammers Released On Bond
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
All 15 members of the ring were arrested in Kiryas Joel, Monroe and Brooklyn Thursday morning. Each had to secure at least 50% of bonds as high as $1 million with cash or property. 15 Alleged Satmar Mortgage, Bank And...

November 14, 2014: Cleanliness May Really Be Next To Godliness: New Study Finds Dirty Living And Working Conditions Lead To Lying And Cheating
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Science
Feelings of disgust caused by dirty and disgusting living and working conditions increase negative behaviors like lying and cheating, while cleanliness helps people return to ethical behavior, a new study has found. Disgust leads people to lie and cheat; cleanliness...

November 14, 2014: 92% Of West Bank Anti-Palestinian Hate Crimes Unsolved, Only 2% Of Cases Lead To Indictments
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Police investigations into alleged hate crimes against West Bank Palestinians, many of them so-called price tag attacks committed by right-wing Jewish settlers, are almost always closed by police without catching the perpetrators, Yesh Din, an Israeli human rights group with...

November 14, 2014: High Court Orders Haredi Beit Din To Defend Its Illegal Shunning Order Or Face Criminal Prosecution
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel
In 2013, Israel’s attorney general reportedly issued a directive that allows for anyone who issues a cherem (rabbinic order of exclusion and shunning against a person) to be criminally prosecuted, and yesterday the High Court of Justice demanded that a...

November 13, 2014: Rabbis Steinman And Kanievsky To Haredi Schools: Don’t Teach Secular Studies, Pull Out Of Government Funding Program, Don't Pollute Children's Minds
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Halakha , Israel , Religion
"We must stand as a bulwark not change an inch…God forbid, do not be tempted…there's no instruction to permit [joining the state’s haredi educational framework which requires teaching secular studies] at all, and those who have joined already must break...

November 13, 2014: Satmar: Pray For Male Arrested Mortgage And Welfare Fraud Scammers; Women Arrested Not Mentioned
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Pray that God will help the 14 Satmar hasidim "financial supporters of our holy schools" arrested today and accused of mortage and welfare fraud and that they "should find favor in front of the judge and be freed from their...

November 13, 2014: AJN Retracts Story On Controversial Chabad Rabbi
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Did leading Australian rabbis ask Rabbi Avrohom Glick to resign from his senior position at Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne? The rabbis in question now say that did not do so. The real question, though, is why haven't demanded that...

November 13, 2014: Chicago Mikvahs Issue Safety Letter, Security Firm Hired To Inspect Mikvahs
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
In wake of arrest of Washington, DC alleged mikvah voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Chicago Mikvah Association has hired security firm to periodically inspect its mikvahs. Please click to enlarge: Related: All Rabbi Barry Freundel Alleged Mikvah Peeping Posts.

November 13, 2014: Brooklyn Real Estate Fraud Ring Gleaning Illicit Rents From Scores of Properties, Former DA Knew, Allegedly Did Nothing
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
…While almost all of the fraudulent conveyances took place, Charles J. Hynes presided as the District Attorney of Kings County. But victims claimed he was dismissive of their allegations. “We went to him, I even made an appointment,” said Yolanda...

November 13, 2014: 14 Satmar Hasidim Charged In "Massive" Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
"…As part of the scheme to defraud, the defendants used the fraudulent loan proceeds to personally enrich themselves and their families. Fraudulently obtained loan proceeds were used toward, among other things, (i) credit card debts for personal expenses of defendants,...

November 13, 2014: US Attorney Backpedals On Plea Deal For Alleged Voyeur Rabbi
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia now claims that talk of a plea deal with accused mikvah voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel is premature – even though they told a judge in Washington, DC’s Superior Court yesterday that...

November 13, 2014: The Internet, Religion, Transparency, And Battling Tyranny
Comments: 5 | Categories: Blogs , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Web/Tech
“Blogs like UOJ and Failed Messiah, along with the Awareness Center, were instrumental in fostering the anti-abuse movement in the Orthodox community, publicizing stories of abuse and exposing those (often powerful and until then, untouchable) people, who enabled it and...

November 13, 2014: Rubin Family Indictment For Alleged Welfare And Mortgage Fraud
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Here's the entire indictment for today's arrests of 13 Satmar hasidim, all linked to the powerful Rubin family of the Aron faction, for alleged welfare fraud and mortgage fraud. These are the people who were indicted today. At least 13...

November 13, 2014: 13 Hasidim Arrested On Federal Fraud Charges
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Thirteen people in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Kiryas Joel were arrested this morning and are now facing federal fraud charges. NBC NY reports: Fifteen people in two large Hasidic communities in New York are facing federal fraud charges early Thursday, NBC...

November 12, 2014: Video: Possible Victims Of Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Upset With Government Handling Of Case
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Possible victims of the Rabbi Barry Freundel, who allegedly secretly videoed naked women as they prepared to immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) he controlled are upset with the government's handling of the case, talk of plea deal, may sue...

November 12, 2014: Haredi Mega-Donor's Nursing Homes May Be Better Run And More Transparent Than Report Claimed
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Because Shlomo Rechnitz takes over failing nursing homes with large numbers of care deficiencies and turns them around, and because the data in a Sacramento Bee report sometimes reflected the standard of care under previous owners, not Rechnitz, Rechnitz was...

November 12, 2014: Nothing Wrong With Rabbis, Rabbi Says, No Changes Needed After Mikvah Scandal
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"…I do not understand why one would generalize from one man’s disgusting behavior to sully an entire group of people? In particular, rabbis. The perversion this man demonstrated is not part of a rabbinic mindset or protocol. No psychology or...

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