8,218 posts categorized "Crime, Litigation, etc."

April 27, 2015: Man Assaulted By Kotel Security Guard After Giving Torah Scroll To Women Of The Wall Will Sue Assailant If Police Continue To Refuse To Enforce The Law
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Charlie Kalech handed a Torah scroll from the men’s section of the Kotel to members of Women of the Wall (WoW) in the women’s section, sparking a violent response from an as yet unidentified Kotel security guard. But police arrested...

April 27, 2015: “We Won’t Let Beit Shemesh Turn Into A Taliban City!”
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Four women who won court fight against haredi-controlled city promise to use their financial judgements to fight illegal haredi discrimination against women. Above: File photo of an illegal haredi modesty sign in Beit Shemesh “We Won’t Let Beit Shemesh Turn...

April 27, 2015: Amsterdam Rabbi And Triangle-K Kosher Supervision Head Tied To Violent New York Divorce Squad
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Women & Judaism
One of the victims, Menachem Teitelbaum, accused the head of Triangle-K kosher supervision Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag, who is also the Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam, of threatening and beating him. He stated in his testimony that Ralbag received between $25,000 and...

April 26, 2015: Jew Versus Jew Rape And Murder In Medieval Spain
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , History , Religion , Sefardim
Before the Inquisition, border communities in Spain had their share of violence – and some of it was committed by Jews against others Jews, even by Jewish communal leaders against Jewish community members. And many Jews' greatest fear was that...

April 26, 2015: Eight-Hundred-Fifty Rabbis Demand Disqualification Of Justices Kagan And Ginsberg in Upcoming Supreme Court Case
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Rabbi Yehuda Levin, Torah values spokesman for the 75 year old, 850 members Rabbinical Alliance of America stated: "We join many other who are appalled and deeply ashamed that less than a week before the Supreme Court hearing on same...

April 26, 2015: Government Trains Mikvah Ladies To Spot Domestic Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Some state-employed mikvah attendants in Israel – it is unclear how many – are being trained to spot signs of domestic abuse and report it to police. Government Trains Mikvah Ladies To Spot Domestic Abuse Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Some...

April 26, 2015: Hamodia Condemns Haredi Mob Attack On Orthodox IDF Officer – Sort Of
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The Israeli edition of the haredi newspaper Hamodia – which is essentially the house organ of the Gerrer hasidic sect, the largest hasidic sect in Israel, and of the hasidic half of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism political party...

April 25, 2015: Judge Orders Receiver To Take Over Assisted Living Facility Allegedly Looted By Chabad Hasid
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Families and supporters of seven Park Slope seniors cheered the recent decision by a Brooklyn judge to appoint a temporary receiver for their embattled Park Slope assisted living facility owned by prominent Chabad hasid Haysha Deitsch. Deitsch's sister Rivka Marga...

April 24, 2015: Teacher At Melbourne Jewish School Resigns Over Inappropriate Online Contact With Students
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A teacher at the King David school in Melbourne has resigned after inappropriate online contact between the teacher and two students was uncovered. Manny Waks, the former head of the Australian anti-child-sex-abuse organization Tzedek, writes: I have spoken to the...

April 24, 2015: IDF Officer Attacked By Haredi Mob In Mea Shearim
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Dozens of people - both adults and children - allegedly threw stones and eggs at the officer, vandalized his car, and screamed at him, "Hardak! [Haredi cockroach, the current derogatory haredi slang for haredi IDF soldiers] We will kill you!”...

April 24, 2015: More Federal Criminal Charges Filed Against Embattled Modern Orthodox Politician
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Prosecutors from the Manhattan US Attorney's office brought new additional criminal charges against former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver yesterday. The new charges are related to earlier corruption charges filed by the government against Silver, a pillar of...

April 23, 2015: New Square Honors Man Who Tried To Murder Dissident
Comments: 56 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion
The Skvere hasidic sect's weekly magazine, BaChatzar HaKodesh (In The Holy Courtyard), has coverage of an event held in Skvere's main hall in New Square honoring Shaul Spitzer, the hoos bukher (butler) of the Skvere Rebbe who tried to murder...

April 23, 2015: Criminal Allegedly Preying On Detroit Orthodox Community Prompts Rabbinic Warning – But Allegedly No Call To Police
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
Rabbi Doniel Neustadt of the Vaad HaRabbonim of Greater Detroit released a warning (posted below the page break) that is, I'm told, posted in Orthodox/haredi synagogues in the Detroit area, about a criminal who is defrauding members of the community....

April 23, 2015: Why Is This Man On The Board Of An Organization That Claims To Fight Child Sex Abuse And Help Survivors?
Comments: 40 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A psychologist is suspended for breaching a patient's confidentiality and related issues, and then suspended again (twice) for failing to pay the fines and get the extra continuing education mandated by the state licensing authority in order for him to...

April 22, 2015: Statement From Rabbi Mendel Epstein's Attorney On The Conviction Of His Client
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"…Obviously, we are disappointed that the jury convicted him on the conspiracy count. We plan to appeal that verdict on a number of legal grounds, believing that the Court of Appeals will eventually agree that the Government overreached in its...

April 22, 2015: YU Medical School Child Psychologist Busted For Trying To Have Sex With 14-Year-Old Girl
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Justin Miller, a 34-year-old child psychologist at Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, was arrested yesterday for allegedly attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex. YU Medical School Child Psychologist Busted For Trying To Have Sex With 14-Year-Old...

April 22, 2015: Near-Riot In Beit Shemesh Between Haredim And Opponents Over Memorial Day Ceremony
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
A public Yom Hazikoron (Memorial Day) ceremony today in Beit Shemesh was disrupted by haredim, leading to violence. Near-Riot In Beit Shemesh Between Haredim And Opponents Over Memorial Day Ceremony Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A public Yom Hazikoron (Memorial Day)...

April 21, 2015: A Former NYPD Cop Tells His Story In New Book
Comments: 22 | Categories: Books , Crime, Litigation, etc.
In his 20 years as a New York City police officer, Steve Osborne made thousands of arrests. He nearly got run over by a train while chasing a suspect through a subway tunnel. He dealt with decaying corpses discovered in...

April 21, 2015: "Prodfather" Rabbi Mendel Epstein Guilty Of Kidnapping Conspiracy
Comments: 78 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Haredi Rabbi Mendel Epstein was found guilty of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and not guilty of attempted kidnapping. Two other rabbis, Jay Goldstein and Benyamin Stimler, were both found guilty of conspiracy to commit kidnapping as well as attempted kidnapping....

April 21, 2015: Alleged “Prodfather” Rabbi Mendel Epstein’s Attorneys Ask For Mistrial, Judge Says No
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Defense attorneys for the alleged “Prodfather,” Rabbi Mendel Epstein, and three of his associates asked a federal judge to grant a mistrial today. The judge, US District Court Judge Freda L. Wolfson, denied the motion. Instead, she told the jury...

April 21, 2015: Sex Crimes More Common In Certain Families, Research Shows
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Science
Close relatives of men convicted of sexual offenses commit similar offenses themselves more frequently than comparison subjects. This is due to genetic factors rather than shared family environment, a new comprehensive study has found. Sex Crimes More Common In Certain...

April 21, 2015: In Israel As Elsewhere, Leaving The Haredi Community Exposes Large Gaps In Education And Training – And Prompts Lawsuit Against The Government
Comments: 83 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim
"I once heard them talk about the theory of evolution, very furtively, in the yeshiva when someone said certain people think they are descended from the apes. It triggered a gale of laughter and the rabbi said that anyone who...

April 21, 2015: Gruesomely Murdered Arab Boy Added To Official Israeli State Memorial Plaque For Victims Of Terror
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Sefardim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the 16-year-old East Jerusalem Arab boy gruesomely murdered last summer by right-wing terrorists from an extended Sefardi haredi family, has had his name added to the list of names on the official Israeli government memorial plaque memorializing...

April 20, 2015: Parents Of Alleged Yeshiva University High School Child Sex Abuse Victim To Sue YU For Deceptive Advertising
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
In what their lawyer calls a first-of-its-kind move in the state, Israel and Chaya Gutman are set to file a lawsuit Monday claiming that [Yeshiva University’s] embattled Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy in Manhattan is guilty of deceptive advertising by touting...

April 20, 2015: NY State Assemblywoman Margret Markey Asks Pope For Help In Passing Child Sex Abuse Prevention Law
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
The Assemblywoman said this is a unique opportunity for the Catholic Church to take leadership in addressing the crisis in how poorly New York treats victims of childhood sexual abuse. The state currently ranks among the very worst of all...

April 20, 2015: High Court Orders State To Fess Up Regarding Haredi Draft Numbers
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The nine justice High Court panel that heard its petition reportedly agreed that the law as it is currently structured is unequal and discriminates against non-haredim – which may mean the High Court will strike it down. High Court Orders...

April 20, 2015: Man Who Gave Torah To Women Of The Wall Assaulted By Kotel Security Then Detained By Police
Comments: 50 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The American immigrant who handed one of the Kotel's Torah scrolls from the men’s section to Women of the Wall was assaulted by a Kotel usher working for haredi Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz and, when he reported the assault to police,...

April 20, 2015: Ex-Spring Valley Mayor Convicted On Bribery Charges
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc.
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that former Spring Valley Mayor NORAMIE JASMIN (right) was found guilty in federal court today of engaging in a bribery scheme in which she negotiated a...

April 20, 2015: Letter Of Apology From The Children Of The Late Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner To Chabad Abuse Victims
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"We, the family of Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner OBM, are very sorry for what has occurred to those who were the victims of sexual abuse while they attended the Yeshivah Centre Melbourne when our father was the senior Rabbi.…" Above:...

April 20, 2015: Women Of The Wall Reads From Torah Scroll At Kotel Sparking Haredi Mini Riot
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
It was a game-changing moment. Early this morning Jerusalem time, Women of the Wall (WoW) read from a full sized Torah scroll at the Kotel (Western Wall) – the first time since WoW was founded 25 years ago it has...

April 19, 2015: Jerusalem Agrees To Remove Illegal Haredi Modesty Signs
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The High Court of Justice has already found similar haredi modesty signs posted in Beit Shemesh to be illegal. But just as that city has either failed to remove those haredi modesty signs or, in some cases, has failed to...

April 19, 2015: Video: Newly-Elected Hasidic Village Trustee Refuses To Answer Questions On His Alleged Voter Fraud
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Newly-elected village of Bloomingburg, New York trustee Aaron Tzvi Rabiner refuses to spell his name or admit whether he used a Monroe, New York address as his personal residence for a state corporation filing in October – months after he...

April 19, 2015: High Court Decides To Continue To Allow Haredi Rabbis To Use State Powers To Blacklist Alleged Adulterers
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
“Blacklisting women due to allegations against them is a serious blow to their dignity and civil rights. The instructions [from Yosef to the state rabbinical courts] do not prevent the grave infringement of human rights.” High Court Decides To Continue...

April 18, 2015: Pinto Equates Himself To Rabbi Akiva, Says He Suffers For His Followers Sins
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Before Shabbat, Pinto did what he had done at least twice before, once earlier this year and once late last year – he told followers in the port city of Ashdod that he wasn’t really guilty. Instead, Pinto claimed he...

April 17, 2015: Report: Feds Investigating Possibly Corrupt Sale Of Iconic Lower East Side Orthodox Nursing Home By Gerrer Hasidim Allegedly Out To Loot It
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The US Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York is now reportedly looking into the attempted sale of the Home of of Sages nursing home/synagogue by Rabbi Samuel Aschkenazi, a Gerrer hasid who allegedly put together a fake...

April 17, 2015: A Child Sex Abuse Panic In Jerusalem
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
What appears to be another child sex abuse panic is now ongoing in the haredi neighborhood of Sanhedria Murchevet. Menachem Kaiser has piece in Tablet about what appears to be a child sex abuse mass hysteria in another haredi neighborhood...

April 17, 2015: Israeli Christian Cemetery Vandalized In Apparent Price Tag Hate Crime Attack
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Religion
Vandals reportedly smashed at least 20 gravestones along with a number of crosses at a Maronite Christian cemetery in the derelict village of Kufr Birim located in northern Israel near the Lebanese border. Above: File photo of price tag graffiti...

April 16, 2015: No Verdict Yet In Rabbi Mendel Epstein Get Extortion Trial
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"…A couple hours into their deliberations, jurors sent a note asking whether knowledge of someone's confinement against his will constitutes kidnapping.…" Above: Rabbi Mendel Epstein NJ.com reports: …A couple hours into their deliberations, jurors sent a note asking whether knowledge...

April 16, 2015: Haredi Slumlord Brothers Face As Much As 15 Years In Prison
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Joel Israel, 34, and his brother, Amrom (aka Aaron) Israel, 37, both of Borough Park, Brooklyn, have been indicted on one count of scheme to defraud, one count of second-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree grand larceny, one count of...

April 16, 2015: Arrested Haredi Slumlord Allegedly Had Close Ties To DA
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Rabbi Aaron "Amrom" Israel, a haredi slumlord arrested today in a housing scam meant to push rent-stabilized tenants out of apartment buildings owned by Israel and his brother Joel (who was also arrested), sits on the board of Dror, the...

April 16, 2015: Two Notorious Hasidic Slumlord Brothers Busted In Housing Scam
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Two notorious Brooklyn hasidic slumlords were arrested today for allegedly destroying apartments they told rent-stabilized tenants they were going to remodel or repair in transparent attempts to force out the low-rent long-time tenants. Above: Joel Israel; Below: one of the...

April 16, 2015: Top British Jewish Community Leader Escapes Child Sex Charges – Again
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Lord Greville Janner has pulled another rabbit out of his hat – except this time, the now 86-year-old former leader of Britain’s Jewish community may not even realize he has done so. Above: Greville Janner Top British Jewish Community Leader...

April 15, 2015: Sheldon Silver's Daughter Not A Registered CPA
Comments: 60 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Michelle Trebitsch – who is reportedly likely to arrested for her role in a Ponzi scheme allegedly run by her husband, Rabbi Marcello "Yair" Trebitsch – is not a registered CPA in New York State, and that might mean that...

April 15, 2015: Lower East Side Nursing Home And Synagogue, Now Run By Gerrer Hasid Who Allegedly Seeks To Loot It, Locks Out Long Time Worshipers
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
"As I’m sure everyone is aware, those of us who daven at the nursing home were prevented from entering the building. A Court Order was obtained this afternoon directing the nursing home not to interfere with anyone who wants to...

April 15, 2015: Birdsboro Kosher Farm Corporation Assessed $34,000 Civil Penalty By USDA
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Kosher Scandal
Birdsboro has been ordered to cease and desist from failing to pay each live poultry dealer obtaining live poultry by purchase in a cash sale, before the close of the next business day following the purchase of poultry, and each...

April 15, 2015: I’m Suffering For Your Sins, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Says
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Convicted felon Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto wants you to know he is suffering for your sins. Above: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto I’m Suffering For Your Sins, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Says Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Convicted felon Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef...

April 15, 2015: Children With Intellectual Disabilities Can Make Competent Trial Witnesses, Researchers Show
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"There is no reason why children with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities should not be provided with the same access to the investigative and judicial processes that would be initiated when typically developing children make disclosures of maltreatment." That may...

April 15, 2015: Sheldon Silver’s Daughter Likely To Be Indicted In Fraud Case, Law Enforcement Source Reportedly Says
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 37-year-old daughter, Michelle Trebitsch, will likely be criminally charged in the $7 million Ponzi scheme her husband, Rabbi Marcello “Yair” Trebitsch, allegedly ran, a law enforcement source says. Above: Sheldon Silver, left;...

April 14, 2015: Ex-Con Gets 25-Years-To-Life In Hit And Run Deaths Of Hasidic Couple, Unborn Child
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Brooklyn DA Kenneth “Ken” Thompson asked for the especially harsh (but likely justified) sentence. Thompson has sought harsh penalties for non-Jewish criminals who have preyed on the haredi community, but has conversely sought light sentences, some with no prison time...

April 14, 2015: Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm, Others Sued Over Alleged Racketeering
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
In a federal lawsuit filed today, two Hudson Valley communities argue that Shalom Lamm, a real estate developer seeking to take control of local government for his personal benefit, has engaged in racketeering activity consisting of repeated instances of deception,...

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