8,560 posts categorized "Crime, Litigation, etc."

August 4, 2015: New Lawsuits Filed Against East Ramapo School Board Members
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
Backed by the pro bono law firm Advocates for Justice, the group of public school parents of this Rockland County enclave just north of New York City appealed to the state Education Department to remove all members of the school...

August 4, 2015: And From Them, The Evil Weed Of Terror Grew
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Alleged Jewish terrorist organization head Meir Ettinger, a grandson of the late extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane, met friends from the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in Yitzhar, and began to be drawn to hasidic-messianic ideas about hastening salvation through deeds. The...

August 4, 2015: Is There A Right-Wing Orthodox Terror Problem In Israel?
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Yes there is, and here is the empirical evidence to prove it. Is There a Right-Wing Orthodox Terror Problem In Israel? Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Chemi Shalev has written a brilliant satirical send-up of Israel’s right-wing, which reacts to every...

August 3, 2015: Haredim Extort Business Owner To Force Café To Close On Shabbat
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The Landwer café located in Independence Park near downtown Jerusalem has agreed not to open on Shabbat after haredim threatened to pull the kosher certification from Landwer Coffee, a separate company founded by the same family but now completely separate...

August 3, 2015: Haredi Man Arrested For Praising Gay Pride Knife Attack, Expressing Delight At Murder Of 16-Year-Old Girl
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
A haredi man from Kiryat Malachi who expressed support for Yishai Shlissel and rejoiced at the death of one of his victims has been arrested by Israel Police – twice. Haredi Man Arrested For Praising Gay Pride Knife Attack, Expressing...

August 3, 2015: Mayor’s Car Firebombed In Apparent Warning From Supporters Of Jewish Terror Cell
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Don’t speak out against hate crimes perpetrated by religious Jews. That’s likely the message Kiryat Yam’s mayor, David Even Zur, was supposed to get when in his car was firebombed Saturday night near his house, city officials believe. Above: Kiryat...

August 2, 2015: Haredi Rebbitzin Suspected Of Cooperating In Jerusalem Gay Pride Stabbing Attack Has Long History Of Extremism And Inciting Violence
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Religion, Religion & State
Rebbetzin Yocheved Grossman, the Meah Shearim woman who, along with her husband, is thought to have assisted or encouraged the knife attack on Thursday’s Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade carried out by a haredi man, Yishai Shlissel (also spelled Schlissel), is...

August 2, 2015: Report: Hasidic “Sex Fiend” Rabbi Hiding On Small Carribean Island, Hasidim Claim
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the head of the Shuvu Banim sect, is allegedly living on a remote island in the Caribbean after jumping bail and fleeing Holland, likely on a false passport. Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland in handcuffs in Zimbabwe in...

August 2, 2015: Murderer! Youngest Victim Of Haredi Gay Pride Stabber Dies Of Her Wounds, Wasn’t Even Gay
Comments: 83 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
16-year-old Shira Banki (earlier reports incorrectly said she was 17) died Sunday afternoon. She was a student at Hebrew University High School in Jerusalem and reportedly marched in the parade to show solidarity with her LGBT friends. She wasn’t gay....

August 2, 2015: Child Sex Abuse Charges Against Hasidic Bus Driver To Be Dropped
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A felony first-degree child sexual abuse charge against Shlomo Erps, a hasidic school bus driver in Monsey, New York, was essentially dropped Friday after prosecutors told a court they could not prove their case. Child Sex Abuse Charges Against Hasidic...

August 2, 2015: Police Question Haredi Rabbi, Wife Over Alleged Roles In Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Stabbings
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Religion, Religion & State
The rabbi’s wife, who police believe knew about the attack ahead of time but failed to warn police or parade organizers, was first briefly detained by police Thursday night as they tried unsuccessfully to locate her husband. When police returned...

August 1, 2015: City Tells NY Times It Will Go After Haredi Yeshivas That Do Not Provide Adequate Secular Education – But Is It True?
Comments: 11 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The Education Department said it was finalizing requests that the superintendents would send to the yeshivas mentioned in the letter. If, based on the responses, a superintendent determines that a yeshiva is not providing instruction substantially equivalent to that in...

August 1, 2015: Haredi Cult Accused Of Child Abuse Illegally Rents Homes For Children's Camp
Comments: 16 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The haredi Lev Tahor cult is back to its old tricks. Above: file photo of Lev Tahor cult preteen girls The CBC reports: About 40 people have been removed from a set of houses in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts owned by the Ultra-Orthodox...

July 31, 2015: Mob Boss "Moshe The Religious" Sentenced To 32 Years In Prison
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
A Los Angeles man nicknamed "Moshe the Religious" who prosecutors say was a leader of an Israeli organized crime ring that moved drugs and money across the world was sentenced by a federal judge Friday to 32 years in prison....

July 31, 2015: Mikvah Peeping Rabbi's 6-1/2 Year Sentence Upheld
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Barry Freundel's 6-1/2-year prison sentence was been upheld today, meaning Freundel's motion to have the sentence reconsidered was denied. The judge said that all of Freundel's 52 victims (who were inside the Statute of Limitations; in total, there were...

July 31, 2015: Haredi Gay Pride Stabber Rejects Authority Of The Court As Police Say It Wasn’t Their Job To Monitor Him
Comments: 32 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
"I do not accept this court's authority. This court does not follow the rules of the holy Torah. This court is part of the mechanism of evil. I have no interest in cooperating at all. I do not recognize any...

July 31, 2015: Murder: Jewish Settlers Allegedly Firebomb Occupied Arab House, Kill Baby, Injure 3 Other Family Members
Comments: 30 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
A one-and-a-half-year-old Palestinian baby was burned to death and three others were seriously injured after Jewish settlers allegedly set fire to a Palestinian home in the Palestinian Arab village of Douma, near Nablus in the West Bank. Above: "Revenge!" spray-painted...

July 30, 2015: Haredi Couple Arrested For Alleged Ongoing Physical Abuse Of Their 18-Month-Old Daughter
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A young haredi husband and wife from the southern Israeli city of Ofakim were arrested yesterday for allegedly beating their 18-month-old daughter over a prolonged period of time. Haredi Couple Arrested For Alleged Ongoing Physical Abuse Of Their 18-Month-Old Daughter...

July 30, 2015: 3 Indicted In Israeli Church Arson
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
One of the assailants, who lives in the haredi city of Bnei Brak, allegedly wrote and and distributed a letter setting out the alleged “necessity” of attacking both non-Jewish institutions like the church and the “necessity” to attack non-Jewish people,...

July 30, 2015: Rabbi Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld Not Guilty Of Child Sex Abuse, Judge Rules
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg – a longtime haredi anti-child-sex-abuse activist who has faced threats, harassment and ostracism along with two assaults (one with a gun and the other with bleach thrown in his face) over his activism – called the verdict...

July 30, 2015: In Recent Radio Interview, Today’s Gay Pride Parade Stabber Said He Would Do Something “Extreme” To Stop Parade
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“If a single person comes and wants to hold the [gay pride] parade, then therefore in order to do something, something extreme is necessary.…these impure people want to defile Jerusalem [and]…the objective — I need to stop this parade." Above:...

July 30, 2015: Cops Knew Haredi Gay Pride Attacker Was Getting Out Of Prison, Failed To Watch Him During Parade
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
How inept is the Israel Police? About as inept as any modern police department can be, it seems. The Times of Israel reports: …Jerusalem District police chief Moshe Adri says police knew Schlissel was released from prison, but didn’t have...

July 30, 2015: Haredi Man Who Stabbed 6 At Jerusalem Gay Pride March Committed Similar Attack In 2005
Comments: 49 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
Police say the haredi who allegedly stabbed 6 people at today's Jerusalem gay pride parade is Yishai Shlissel, the same person who committed the stabbing attack on the Jerusalem gay pride parade 10 years ago. Above and above right: Yishai...

July 30, 2015: Haredi Man Stabs At least 6 People At Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade
Comments: 19 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
At least six people were stabbed at Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride Parade today. The assailant is allegedly a haredi man. At Least 6 Stabbed By Haredi Man At Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com At least four six...

July 30, 2015: Mamakating To Sue Bloomingburg Over Modern Orthodox Developer’s Hasidic Development
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
The Town of Mamakating, New York decided Monday night to go to court if necessary to stop the adjoining Village of Bloomingburg from issuing certificates of occupancy for completed units in Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s 396-unit high-density hasidic townhouse...

July 30, 2015: UPDATED: Victim Wants Peeping Tom Rabbi Barry Freundel Released From Jail
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"I feel like the best response once anyone is incarcerated is to ask for their good treatment," Emma Shulevitz told FailedMessiah.com. "The challenge is to make [Rabbi Barry Freundel] into a good person who can do better. I believe he...

July 29, 2015: Knesset Hears About Haredi Corruption In Jerusalem City Kosher Supervision As Police Decide Whether Or Not To Open Criminal Corruption Investigation
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The Knesset Internal Affairs Committee began an investigation of Jerusalem’s official state religious council and its associated kosher supervision company today after Jerusalem’s Zionist Orthodox Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern went public with evidence of widespread corruption. Police are now deciding...

July 29, 2015: Report: Excluded, For God's Sake: Gender Segregation And The Exclusion Of Women In The Public Sphere In Israel
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The Israel Religious Action Center (an arm of the Reform Movement) has been a leading force in trying to obtain religious pluralism and gender equality in Israel. It has just released a new report, "Excluded, for God's Sake: Gender Segregation...

July 29, 2015: As Haredim Harass And Assault Non-Jewish Tourists At King David’s Tomb, Israel Police Fail To Act
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
In one incident, a tour guide escorting two tourists was shoved by a haredi man wielding a shtender (lectern). He also blocked the entrance to the prayer room as he screamed at the tourists. The visitors reportedly fled in terror....

July 29, 2015: 52 Anonymous Haredim Sign Complaint About Lack Of Secular Education In NYC Haredi Schools, City Reportedly To Investigate
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
After years of ignoring individual complaints, New York City reportedly says it will investigate a complaint from 52 parents, graduates and former teachers of haredi yeshivas that alleges dozens of Brooklyn haredi yeshivas (and one in Queens, as well) violate...

July 28, 2015: Rabbi Gavriel Bodenheimer Takes No Prison Plea Deal On Abuse Charges
Comments: 82 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Gavriel Bodenheimer, originally charged with three counts of a first-degree criminal sexual act and one count of first-degree sex abuse for alleged oral and anal sex with a 5-year-old child, pleaded guilty today to endangering the welfare of a...

July 28, 2015: Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School District Spent 10X More In Legal Fees Than It Should Have, Judge Finds
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The scandal-plagued haredi-controlled East Ramapo school district overpaid two law firms by more than $2 million over a two-year period for their work in defending the district in a single case, a New York State judge has found. Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled...

July 28, 2015: Jonathan Pollard To Be Released In November
Comments: 46 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc.
A federal parole panel has granted parole to Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, with a planned release in November, his attorneys said Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reports: A federal parole panel has granted parole to Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, with...

July 27, 2015: Victims Win Court Battle Against Mikvah Peeping Rabbi
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Hundreds of women victimized by Rabbi Barry Freundel convinced a federal judge today to move their class action lawsuits back to DC Superior Court against Freundel’s wishes. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel Victims Win Court Battle Against Mikvah Peeping Rabbi Shmarya...

July 27, 2015: Attempted Child Abduction In The Five Towns
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Nassau County, New York Police Department that serves the 5 Towns area of Long Island is looking for a man driving in a Black Infiniti who allegedly tried to lure a 5-year-old girl into his car last week on...

July 27, 2015: Case Of Illegal Haredi Construction Could “Spark A Religious War,” Insiders Say
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
On advice of her rabbi, “C” called police – twice. And police came twice and tried to speak with her upstairs neighbor, who refused to answer his door. But because this is Israel where the rule of law is very...

July 27, 2015: Alleged Serial Rapist Rabbi-Kabbalist Indicted
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Zionist Orthodox kabbalist Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg was indicted on charges that he sexually abused, raped or sodomized at least 13 women. Above: Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg Alleged Serial Rapist Rabbi-Kabbalist Indicted Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Zionist Orthodox kabbalist Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg...

July 26, 2015: Bnei Brak Chabad House Hit With Arson And Vandalism On Tisha B’Av
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
The Chabad House in the haredi city of Bnei Brak’s Shikun Hey neighborhood was hit by an arson attack overnight, coinciding with Tisha B’Av. One arrest was made. Bnei Brak Chabad House Hit With Arson And Vandalism On Tisha B’Av...

July 26, 2015: Jews Locked Inside Israeli Conservative Shul With Traps Set To Harm Them
Comments: 34 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
“I went out to help her and realized something was blocking it. When I finally managed to open it, I noticed that someone had assembled four [heavy concrete] flowerpots in front of it to block it. Somebody had also tied...

July 26, 2015: Exposé: Sex Abuse In The Haredi Community
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Israel's Channel 1 News aired a new documentary report on the sexual abuse of women and girls in the haredi community centered around one organization: Ezer Mizion. [Hat Tip: Joel Katz.]

July 24, 2015: Another Member Of Chabad-Hasid-Led Mortgage Fraud Ring Sentenced
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Charles Lesser, a member of a mortgage fraud ring headed by prominent Chabad hasid Joseph “Yossi” Levitin, was sentenced to prison last week in New Haven, Connecticut. Above: Menachem Joseph "Yossi" Levitin Another Member Of Chabad-Hasid-Led Mortgage Fraud Ring Sentenced...

July 24, 2015: Small Group Of Modern Orthodox Rabbis Raises Small Amount Of Money For Catholic Church Burned In Jewish Hate Crime
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
A small group of generally liberal-leaning Zionist Orthodox and Modern Orthodox rabbis have made a donation to rebuild a damaged Catholic church in northern Israel. Small Group Of Modern Orthodox Rabbis Raises Small Amount Of Money For Catholic Church Burned...

July 23, 2015: Two Kahane Supporters Who Burned Jewish-Arab School Get “Harsh” Prison Sentences
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Xenophobia
After the court hearing was over, the brothers said burning the school was "worth the price" and then burst into triumphant songs praising God as they were led away by guards. Above: "Kahane was right" painted on the school, November...

July 22, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison For Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Nazareth District Court sentenced a haredi rabbi from Afula to nine years in prison today for sexually abusing four teens. He represented the sex to the teens as being ordered by God and as being a mystical cure for...

July 22, 2015: Kotel Security Staff Allegedly Stops Journalists From Bringing Cameras To Document Abuse Of Women Of The Wall
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Editorials, News Analysis , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"…One woman carrying in a table, which we bring because no tables are provided for women, was stopped and she was told, “Tables are not allowed.” Another woman was told that siddurim [prayer books] were not allowed to be brought...

July 22, 2015: Haredi Rosh Yeshiva Arrested For Alleged Tax Evasion
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
The rosh yeshiva allegedly failed to pay taxes on NIS 5.5 million (about $1.44 million) of income he earned over the past 15 years from five apartments he owns. Haredi Rosh Yeshiva Arrested For Alleged Tax Evasion Shmarya Rosenberg •...

July 22, 2015: Corrupt State Religious Officials And Rabbis Threaten To Fire Chief Rabbi's Top Aide After Aide Uncovers Their Alleged Criminal Behavior
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
After finding widespread alleged corruption, including many rabbis who hold no-show jobs as kosher supervisors for the city's kosher supervision agency, top aide to the new Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Aryeh Stern is slated for dismissal by the allegedly...

July 21, 2015: Cops Raid Netanya Religious Council
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
The raid took place after police first completed an undercover investigation that uncovered as yet unspecified illegal activity at the council, which oversees all local religious services from synagogues and mikvahs to local kosher supervision. Cops Raid Netanya Religious Council...

July 21, 2015: Australian Jewish Attorney With Ties To Chabad Investigated For Intimidation Of Child Sex Abuse Victim
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Alex Lewenberg is being investigated by the Legal Services Commissioner over comments he made to a victim of notorious Chabad pedophile David Cyprys. Lewenberg was secretly recorded telling the victim that he was a moser (snitch; a crime punishable by...

July 21, 2015: 4 People Arrested In Israel, Florida, For Massive Securities Fraud Hacks
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel
Law enforcement authorities arrested four people in Israel and Florida and revealed a complex securities fraud scheme tied to the computer hacks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other financial institutions. Bloomberg reports: Law enforcement authorities arrested four people in...

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