7,601 posts categorized "Crime, etc."

October 22, 2014: University Opens Investigation Into Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 5 | 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: 5 | 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: 23 | 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: 16 | 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: 91 | 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: 9 | 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: 36 | 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: 15 | 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...

October 15, 2014: Prosecution Charging Documents Against Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The US Attorney's charging documents against accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel. Please right click to read in a new browser window or tab, or left click to download: Download Freundel charging documents

October 15, 2014: The RCA Twice Investigated Rabbi Barry Freundel For Alleged Conversion-Related Misbehavior – Including An Alleged Sexual Dalliance With A Female In The Process Of Conversion
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The largest body of Orthodox rabbis in North America, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), recently investigated Rabbi Barry Freundel after allegations were made that Freundel was sleeping with at least one woman who was in the process of converting...

October 15, 2014: Orthodox Drug Smuggler's Co-Defendant Found Murdered
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
32-year-old David Akiva Saltzman was found dead early this month, shot and then burned in his car in LA. Saltzman was co-defendant in the drug smuggling case of Jonathan Braun. Braun and his parents are close to Chabad, and while...

October 15, 2014: Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel's Police Incident Report
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel, one of the top Modern Orthodox rabbis in the world, is Jformer US Senator Joseph Lieberman's and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's rabbi, was arrested yesterday ona voyeurism charge. Here's the police incident report. Note that Freundel...

October 14, 2014: Synagogue Suspends Leading Modern Orthodox Rabbi Without Pay Over Women's Mikva Electronic Peeping
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Upon receiving information regarding potentially inappropriate activity, the Board of Directors quickly alerted the appropriate officials. Throughout the investigation, we cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. After today’s arrest of Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel, the...

October 14, 2014: Video: Ex-Con Turned Hasidic Rabbi Busted For Posing As Cop
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
A former Brooklyn gang member who apparently became a hasidic rabbi named Rabbi Avraham Gross is facing dozens of charges after he allegedly posed as a law enforcement officer in a case that prosecutors call "one of the strangest" they've...

October 14, 2014: Major Haredi Philanthropist Accused Of Being “Serial Violator” Of Nursing Home Regulations, Laws
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz is a major haredi philanthropist. He is also a son-in-law of haredi Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, the rosh yeshiva of Torah Vodaas who has been accused of repeatedly protecting haredi pedophiles. Belsky is also allegedly linked to in...

October 14, 2014: Haredim Lash Out At British Government Over Schools Enforcement
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The National Association of Orthodox Jewish Schools says the government has approached haredi schools negatively, creating a “climate of hostility” and also claims the government is discriminating against haredi schools. The Guardian reports: A group representing Orthodox Jewish schools has...

October 14, 2014: Leading Modern Orthodox Rabbi Arrested On Voyeurism Charge
Comments: 71 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
Uniformed police officers and plainclothes detectives swarmed the Georgetown home of Rabbi Barry Freundel, the senior rabbi at Washington, DC’s Kesher Israel synagogue, this morning. Freundel was reportedly taken away in handcuffs by the Metropolitan Police, who also took computers...

October 14, 2014: Wave Of Anti-Arab Hate Crimes Near Settlement Linked To Extremist Rabbi
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Xenophobia
A mosque was burned and Arab olive trees destroyed in attacks that appear to have been carried out by followers of the late extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane. Above: File photo Wave Of Anti-Arab Hate Crimes Near Settlement Linked To Extremist...

October 14, 2014: A Simchat Torah Warning: You Are What You Drink – Especially If You Are Religious, Study Shows
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Religion , Science
520 people ranging in age from 21 to 35 received an alcohol or non-alcohol beverage. The more spiritual a person was, the less violent they were – but only when they were given a non-alcoholic drink. But when the subjects...

October 13, 2014: Video: Mob Of 50 Teens Ransacks Crown Heights Kosher Store
Comments: 30 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
A mob of approximately 50 non-Jewish teens, all of them apparently African American, ransacked a kosher grocery store in Crown Heights, Brooklyn Saturday night while the store was open and serving customers. No arrests have yet been reported.

October 13, 2014: First Jerusalem Public Bus Ads In Years Depicting Women Spark Haredi Outrage And Vandalism
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Ads depicting women from two organizations haredim love to hate – Women of the Wall and Yerushalmim – have begun to run on public buses in Jerusalem, and haredim have already begun to fight back. Above: The Yerushalmim ad First...

October 12, 2014: Woman Allegedly Made Homeless By Chabad Charity Allegedly Sexually Assaulted In Chabad’s Main Synagogue – Where She Was Sleeping
Comments: 36 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion , Women & Judaism
A Chabad-Lubavitch organization meant to house and feed hasidim, primarily from Israel and France, who come to Crown Heights, Brooklyn for the month of Tishrei to spend the High Holidays, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret “with” Chabad’s long-dead rebbe, Rabbi Menachem...

October 12, 2014: NYC's Worst Slumlord Lives In $1.2 Million Mansion In Monsey
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Poverty & Homelessness
NYC's worst landlord lives in a $1.2 million suburban mansion with an in-ground pool, a sweeping front lawn and a circular driveway — about 30 miles north and a world away from a rat-infested building she owns in the Bronx....

October 11, 2014: Haredi Leaders Deny Election Fraud
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Writing under the inaccurate banner headline, "Statement of Ramapo Jewish Community Leaders," haredi community activists deny that their call center claimed to be the Rockland County Board of Elections. But the recording posted online proves them wrong. Please click to...

October 8, 2014: Haredi Landlord Settles With NYC Over Harassment Of Poor Tenants
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Poverty & Homelessness
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State’s Tenant Protection Unit has signed an agreement that will end the reported harassment and intimidation of long-term tenants at several rent-regulated buildings in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Flatbush and Crown Heights....

October 7, 2014: Audio: Brooklyn DA Admits He Did Not Push For Tough Sentence For Notorious Hasidic Pedophile
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson was on WABC Radio yesterday. When asked about the Rabbi Baruch Lebovits child sex abuse case, he admitted his office did not press for a longer sentence, agrees with the judge's mistaken claim that similar cases...

October 7, 2014: The Haredi Sex Abuse Crackdown That Wasn’t
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson ran on the promise that he’d clean up the office’s problems with prosecuting ultra-Orthodox sex offenders who preyed on children—but so far he appears just as lax as his predecessor. Above: Ken Thompson Emily Shire reports...

October 7, 2014: Sefrardi Haredi Kabbalist Allegedly Violates Plea Deal, Causing His Defense Attorneys To Flee The Case
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Three of Sefardi haredi kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto’s attorneys – Moshe Mazor, Ro'i Bichler and Eli Zahar – have abruptly filed to withdraw from his case after Pinto allegedly violated the terms of his plea deal in his bribery...

October 7, 2014: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims, Part 4: Senior Chabad Rebbetzin ‘Apologizes' To Abuse Victim – But Only Under Pressure And Only Indirectly
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The apology was indirect, forced and not completely factual. Meanwhile, an anonymous blog that specialized in publishing attacks on anti-abuse advocate Manny Waks and his family has been traced by FailedMessiah.com to a powerful Melbourne Chabad family business. Senior Chabad...

October 6, 2014: Haredi Cult Allegedly Purchased A 14-Year-Old Girl And Married Her To A Cult Member
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion
A 14-year-old girl was allegedly purchased from a matchmaker outside the cult. A newly religious member of the haredi community, she was hired as an au pair by a haredi family in Brooklyn. She was encouraged by that family to...

October 6, 2014: CFO Allegedly Embezzled $20 Million From Aish HaTorah New York
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Outreach
Jacob "Yaakov" Fetman allegedly stole $20 million from Aish HaTorah New York over a 17-year period ending last year, and the beit din ruling against him ended up in secular court. Jacob "Yaakov" Fetman allegedly stole $20,000,000 from Aish HaTorah...

October 6, 2014: Judge Erred In Sentencing Of Notorious Hasidic Pedophile – Did DA Conspire With The Judge To Cover It Up?
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Is Rabbi Baruch Lebovits the “luckiest pedophile in New York”? He might be, but only because judges and prosecutors seem willing to make 'mistakes' that favor him. Above: Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Judge Erred In Sentencing Of Notorious Hasidic Pedophile –...

October 6, 2014: Hundreds Of Breslov Hasidim To Be Evicted
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A small Dutch city has ordered the eviction of 270 Breslov hasidim from a campsite – a campsite that only legally holds 30 people. Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland Hundreds Of Breslov Hasidim To Be Evicted Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A...

October 6, 2014: Manny Waks Responds: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims, Part 3
Comments: 34 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…[Shyrla Pakula Werdiger, whose husband sits on Chabad's Yeshivah Centre board in a senior capacity] clarified that her description of ‘damaged, deranged and generally vindictive and destructive individuals who all bring a chilul hashem to the name of Judaism in...

October 6, 2014: If It's October, It Must Be Another Illegal Haredi Sukkah
Comments: 47 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Here's another example of what has become a yearly occurrence, an apparently illegal haredi sukkah on public property, blocking a sidewalk and covering street parking signs. This is supposed to be in front of a Stolin hasidic synagogue in Borough...

October 5, 2014: Egged Resumes Running Bus Ads Featuring Women – But Only After Government Agrees To Pay For Any Damage Done To Buses Over The Ads By Haredi Vandals
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Egged public buses in Jerusalem began running ads featuring women’s faces today after a six-year absence triggered by haredi violence. Egged Resumes Running Bus Ads Featuring Women – But Only After Government Agrees To Pay For Any Damage Done To...

October 5, 2014: Haredim Attack IDF Soldiers In Bnei Brak, Sparking Melee
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
"About 20 soldiers – including haredi, secular and female officers – passed by the synagogue, probably as part of a [security] tour. Some young people, probably from [Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach’s non-hasidic haredi rebel] Jerusalem faction, began shouting at them 'Hardakim!...

October 5, 2014: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims, Part 2
Comments: 65 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"I don't defend the Grand Most High Pooh-bah Rebbetzin in any way but I do believe that this was a private email to Lord High Executioner waks [sic], which he chose to publicize. They [child sex abuse victims fighting for...

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