7,701 posts categorized "Crime, etc."

November 22, 2014: London Hasidic School Accused Of Hitting Students
Comments: 3 | 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: 10 | 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: 1 | 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: 2 | 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: 16 | 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: 18 | 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...

November 12, 2014: US Attorney Claims Difficulty In Identifying Victims Of Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The prosecution in the case of politically connected accused mikvah (ritual bath) voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel told a Washington, DC Superior Court judge today that they need more time to see if there are more victims before they can decide...

November 12, 2014: Updated: Government Reportedly Negotiating Plea Deal Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Freundel, who allegedly secretly videoed naked women as they prepared to immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) adjacent to the Kesher Israel Modern Orthodox synagogue he headed in the Georgetown neighborhood of the nation’s capital, was arrested last month and...

November 12, 2014: Assault Rifle, Drugs Found In Crown Heights Chabad Youth Center’s Basement
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
"We had no idea. I am shocked that he would be so stupid as to hide illegal substances in the basement of a Chabad moisad [nonprofit organization] and youth center.” Assault Rifle, Drugs Found In Crown Heights Chabad Youth Center’s...

November 11, 2014: Chovevei Torah Rabbi Says Haredi View Of Sex, Not Criminal Rabbis, Behind Abuse Coverups
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Skepticism & Former Haredim
"…In order to make some sense of this community’s abhorrent and cavalier attitude toward sexual violence it is important to emphasize a basic distinction: the difference between sex, something physical which we do instinctively, and eros, an emotion which has...

November 11, 2014: In The Heart Of Urban America, A Troubling Hasidic Theocracy
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…The highly localized, hermetically sealed nature of Hasidic life helps explain why the theocratic rot in Borough Park has persisted, even as America more generally has been simultaneously engaged in a full-on culture war against the purveyors of shariah.…" In...

November 11, 2014: Fugitive Rabbi Gives Worldwide Lecture Via Satellite, Calls The Late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef “Mashiach Ben Yosef”
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland (perhaps trying to gain the support of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party to help fight criminal charges if he is deported to Israel) claimed that the late founder of Shas, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, had the soul of...

November 11, 2014: Video: Massive Kiryas Joel Fire A Likely Arson
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Yesterday's massive fire at old school trailers in the Satmar hasidic village of Kiryas Joel is a likely arson, officials say. And internal Satmar chatter says the fear is that Kiryas Joel yeshiva students committed the arson as part of...

November 11, 2014: Updated With Audio: Well-Known Haredi Kabbalist Allegedly Seduced Married Woman, Told Her Sex With Him Was “Tikkun”
Comments: 57 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
A woman claims to have been tricked by a top haredi kabbalist who told her that she needed to sleep with him as a tikkun (mystical repair) for their souls. A beit din asked her to secretly tape the kabbalist...

November 10, 2014: Updated: Cuomo’s “Fiscal Monitor” Finally Shows Up In East Ramapo But Refuses To Speak To Media
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Henry "Hank" Greenberg, the purported “fiscal monitor” appointed for the East Ramapo School District almost five months ago by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has finally visited the scandal-plagued school district he is supposed to monitor. But he refuses to...

November 10, 2014: Haredi Mega Donor Shlomo Rechnitz Hides Ownership Of Troubled Nursing Homes, Report Finds
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Shlomo Rechnitz is the largest nursing-home owner in California with about 75 facilities. Rechnitz's homes have been the target of more complaints and federal deficiencies per bed than most other large chains in California, and Rechnitz sets up his corporate...

November 10, 2014: Senior Sefardi Haredi Rabbi Offers To Pay Rape Victim To Drop Charges Against Rapist
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Israel’s Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni announced that she will file a disciplinary complaint against Rabbi Nissim ben Shimon., the head of Tel Aviv's official state rabbinical court, after he allegedly offered cash to a rape victim if she would...

November 8, 2014: Accused Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Owns Jerusalem Apartment – Next Door To A Mikvah
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Kesher Israel leaders had been discussing not renewing Freundel’s contract when it expires in 2016. Freundel purchased an apartment in Jerusalem, and some expected that he would retire there. Next door to the apartment is a mikvah. Freundel's DC synagogue's...

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