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July 23, 2014: Haredi Rabbi Guilty Of Tax Evasion, Charities Fraud
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Poverty & Homelessness
Rabbi Yaakov Weingarten convicted of felony tax fraud, required to make restitution to New York State and to charitable causes, permanently barred from charitable fundraising. Above: Rabbi Yaakov Weingarten The AG's press release: A.G. Schneiderman Announces Criminal Conviction And $500k...

July 23, 2014: The Sad, Troubling And Very Self-Absorbed Life Of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Media & Media Criticism
I asked if he thought [Chabad] had helped him heal from the pain of his parents’ divorce. “Well, I was hoping it would, and, yeah, it did,” he said, before continuing: “I don’t think the healing was very deep, because...

July 23, 2014: Small Village May Dissolve In Order To Block Massive Satmar Hasidic Development
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
In an attempt to fight a 396-unit high-density Satmar hasidic townhouse development that was allegedly originally pitched to village officials through a front man as a low-density vacation and retirement cottage development complete with a golf course, the tiny Village...

July 23, 2014: Feds Allegedly Convene Grand Jury In Case Of Former Brooklyn DA Charles J. Hynes For Possible Corruption Charges
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc.
Former Brooklyn DA Charles J. Hynes allegedly took hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money and used it for campaign expenses and to give political cronies no-work jobs. A New York City investigative report has confirmed much of the...

July 23, 2014: Rapfogel Sentenced To Up To 10 Years In Prison
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
William E. Rapfogel, the former executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for leading a scheme that embezzled at least $9 million from the New York...

July 23, 2014: IDF Can Indiscriminately Carpet Bomb Gaza To “Exterminate The Enemy,” Senior Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Rules
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Halakha , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
A well-known right wing rabbi with a notorious racist background has ruled that Israel may carpetbomb Gaza and completely destroy it if it wants to, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians if it so chooses. Above: Rabbi Dov Lior IDF...

July 23, 2014: Allegation: Dov Hikind Used Campaign Cash To ‘Donate” To Haredi Charities Controlled By His Political Cronies
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
"There's nothing wrong with giving [to] charity," New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind told the Daily News. And Hikind would normally be right – except that those donations came from his campaign account and allegedly went to haredi organizations linked...

July 22, 2014: Israel Moves To Extradite Hasidic Arms Dealer Who Allegedly Sold Fighter Jet Parts To Iran
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The Department of International Affairs of Israel’s State Attorney's Office filed a petition in the in Jerusalem District Court Monday to extradite hasidic arms dealer Aryeh Eliyahu “Eli” Cohen. Above: Eli Cohen, left, and Avishai Weinstein, right Israel Moves To...

July 21, 2014: Haredi Day Camp Delays Opening, Refuses To Refund Parents’ Money
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Hessed
A haredi day camp, My Yellow Bus run by a Rebbitzen Liefer, moved from its old facilites to new facilities almost two weeks ago. But it lacked proper permits and a certificate of occupancy and could not open for almost...

July 21, 2014: Graves Desecration 0n In Long Island?
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc.
Old gravestones used as a berm at water's edge in Oak Beach, Long Island. Old gravestones are being used as a berm at water's edge in Oak Beach, Long Island. Are they stolen from local cemeteries? Is a local cemetery...

July 21, 2014: Leader Of Gang That Killed Arab Boy Named
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Terrorism , Xenophobia
The main suspect in the murder of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir is an eyeglasses salesman with a small store in the haredi Jerusalem neighborhood of Geula and a history of mental illness. Above: Yosef Chaim Ben David Leader Of Gang...

July 18, 2014: Did Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe Lie?
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
In an interview with VINNews, Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe repeatedly says a haredi man convicted of forcible touching and other related misdomeaanors could not have gone to prison. Is Zugibe telling the truth? Above: Thomas Zugibe Is Zugibe...

July 18, 2014: Yitzchak Shuchat Extradited To US
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
The Chabad hasid who, as a member of the Crown Heights street patrol Shmira allegedly beat an innocent black teen who was innocently on his was home from school, has been extradited from Israel after a long court fight. Above:...

July 17, 2014: Land Used For Controversial Satmar Hasidic “Shtetl” Illegally Annexed But Construction Can Continue Anyway, Court Rules
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
A Sullivan County, New York judge ruled yesterday that the 2006 annexation of Town of Mamakating land by the tiny Village of Bloomingburg was illegal and violates the New York State Constitution because it was not properly put to a...

July 17, 2014: Hasidic Shul Warns Congregants Not To Give Charity To Many "Russian" And Other Beggars Who Are "Fakes"
Comments: 39 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethics , Haredim , Hessed , Religion
A sign posted by the synagogue with the rabbi's explicit permission argues that giving beggars money does not fulfill the mitzvah of tzedaka (giving charity) and claims that helping them is perpetuating their frauds. It says some of these beggars...

July 17, 2014: 3 Alleged Murderers Of Arab Boy Indicted
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Three Jews, all believed to be haredim or ex-haredim, were indicted this morning in Israel for the revenge kidnapping and gruesome murder of Mohammed Abu Khbeir, a 16-year-old Arab boy kidnapped from East Jerusalem early this month. Above: Mohammed Abu...

July 17, 2014: Video: Abuse Documentary Featuring Jewish Victim To Air On National TV
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC documentary Code of Silence, which features the story of Tzedek founder and CEO Manny Waks, will be screened on ABC1 on Tuesday 12 August at 8:30pm. Tzedek writes: We are pleased to share that the...

July 16, 2014: Video: Haredi Man Refuses To Follow Police Commands, Resists Arrest
Comments: 95 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
A haredi man in New York disobeys police commands and resists arrest. A police officer pleads with him to get out of the automobile he's driving but he repeatedly refuses, eventually prompting the cop to mace him. The saddest thing...

July 16, 2014: Madoff’s Sons Allegedly Used Father’s Company Like Personal Piggy Bank, Hid Their Roles In Biggest Ponzi Scheme In History
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc.
It was the biggest financial fraud in US history with losses as high as $65 billion. And now a trustee is alleging that the sons of Bernard Madoff hid their roles in that fraud and improperly gained millions of dollars...

July 16, 2014: Haredim Illegally Ban Women And Girls From "Male Only" Bomb Shelter, Leave Women Unprotected
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
"As rockets flew over Ashdod and red alerts sent people running for shelter, the Ashdod rabbanut had other plans for women. Men went to the [bomb] shelter and were allowed in. Women, on the other hand, were not allowed in....

July 16, 2014: Video: Anti-Israel Riot At Paris Synagogue
Comments: 18 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Israel
Video of the JDL and Beitar charging fleeing pro-Palestinian rioters near a Paris synagogue on Sunday, July 13. Related Post: UPDATED: Anti-Israel Rioters Try To Sack Paris Shul, Pushed Back In Street Brawl By Jewish Security, JDL And Beitar.

July 15, 2014: Scandal-Plagued Modern Orthodox Developer Ignores Stop-Work Orders, Allows Property To Be Occupied Without Permit, Village Says
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
The tiny Village of Bloomingburg, New York issued the stop-work orders. But controversial Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s company ignored them and continued to work on the building in question, a former hardware store on the corner of Main Street...

July 15, 2014: Hasidic School In London Fails Across The Board
Comments: 4 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Haredim
The British government's education arm, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), report on the horrible conditions in the Vizhnitz heder in London, England, June 2014. The report finds safety and health violations as well as...

July 15, 2014: Video: Violent Israeli Right Wing Racist Thugs Spotted Wearing Neo-Nazi T-Shirts
Comments: 48 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Xenophobia
Photos and videos clearly show some of the rightists wearing t-shirts with the slogan “Good night left side” encircling a stylized image of a neo-Nazi about to smash a fallen leftist with a target on his shirt with the leftist's...

July 15, 2014: Video: Kosher Food Warehouse Changes Expiration Dates To Sell Older Food As Fresh
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
A kosher food warehouse allegedly has employees change expiration dates on food packages to extend their shelf life and ability to be sold.

July 14, 2014: 2 Leaders Of Israeli Lottery Fraud Ring Sentenced In Manhattan
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that AVI AYACHE and YARON BAR, two leaders of an Israeli lottery fraud ring, were sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Loretta A. Preska...

July 14, 2014: Video: Illegal Haredi Schools In London Exposed
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Students reportedly learn no secular subjects and often are taught only religious subjects and only in Yiddish. The illegal haredi schools violate British law and the government has known about them since at least 2008 but has not shut them...

July 14, 2014: Haredi Kiruv Rabbi Removed From All Control Or Contact With Seminaries He Allegedly Used To Sexually Abuse Students, Beit Din Claims
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…The problem that was of late revealed through the claims to the beit din in Chicago from a part of the seminaries reached resolution through the removal of the party responsible from every function and connection with the seminaries.…" Above:...

July 14, 2014: UPDATED – Police: Murderers Of Arab Boy Planned Crime In Advance, Sought To Murder Vulnerable Arab As Revenge Killing
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
The right wing Jews who kidnapped and burned alive 16-year-old Jerusalem Arab boy, Mohammed Abu Khbeir, two weeks ago planned the kidnapping and murder in advance, police say, purchasing the gasoline used to burn him alive and other items needed...

July 14, 2014: Illegal Haredi Schools Exposed
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Former pupils at London haredi yeshiva schools told Dispatches that they spoke entirely in Yiddish and that secular subjects were not taught. “I didn’t even know what the word science meant. I hadn’t heard this word before,” said one. The...

July 14, 2014: Arabs Riot Again In Jerusalem, IDF Makes 5 Arrests Linked To Kidnapping And Murder Of 3 Israeli Teens
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Terrorism
Israel Police reportedly arrested 36 Arabs Sunday in Jerusalem on riot-related charges while the IDF made arrests overnight related to the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens last month in the West Bank. Above: file photo Arabs Riot Again...

July 14, 2014: Report: Killers Of 16-Year-Old Arab Boy To Plead Temporary Insanity
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
The three right wing Jews who admitted to kidnapping and murdering a 16-year-old Arab boy, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, two weeks ago in Jerusalem are all reportedly planning on pleading temporary insanity this morning. Above: Mohammed Abu Khdeir Report: Killers Of...

July 13, 2014: Chabad’s Chief Rabbi Of Russia Allegedly Forcibly Invades Crimean Reform Synagogue, Sparking Outrage
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Court Jews , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Chabad’s Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, and his entourage allegedly forced their way into the offices of a Crimean Reform synagogue Thursday whose former rabbi was harshly critical of the Russian invasion and annexation. Above: Vladimir Putin, left, and...

July 13, 2014: Right Wing Mobs Roam Jerusalem Shouting “Death To Arabs” As Monument To Murdered Arab Teen Destroyed – Twice
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel
Right-wing activists and teens reportedly continue to roam Jerusalem’s city center in gangs shouting “Death to the Arabs” and looking for Arabs to assault. Police have allegedly done little to stop this – even though even without assaulting anyone, yelling...

July 13, 2014: Right Wing Thugs Attack Left Wing Protesters In Tel Aviv, Police Allegedly Do Nothing, Make No Arrests
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel
Dozens of right wing Jewish thugs interrupted a left wing anti-war demonstration in central Tel Aviv Saturday night, beating some leftists with clubs and threatening others. Above: "The Shade," Yoav Eliasi, and right wing thugs in Tel Aviv tonight Originally...

July 12, 2014: Killer Of Satmar Slumlord Menachem “Max” Stark Reportedly Told Police How The Crime Happened
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The man accused of killing Satmar slumlord Menachem “Max” Stark early this year in Brooklyn told police how the crime took place, court documents reportedly show. Above: Menachem “Max” Stark Killer Of Satmar Slumlord Menachem “Max” Stark Reportedly Told Police...

July 11, 2014: UPDATED: Haredi Kiruv Rabbi Accused Of Having “Unwanted Physical Contact Of A Sexual Nature” With Female Students
Comments: 73 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Outreach
Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz and two other senior Chicago rabbis – Shmuel Feurst, the dayan (senior decisor of Jewish law) of Agudath Israel of Illinois, and Zev Cohen of Congregation Adas Yeshurun – convened as a special beit din to...

July 11, 2014: Murdered Boy Was Waiting For His Father On The Steps Of His Father's Store When Kidnapped
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism
Hussein Abu Khdeir, the father of the murdered boy, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped and burned alive by Jewish terrorists last week in Jerusalem, wants to emphasize that his son Mohammed looked younger than his age and was far...

July 10, 2014: Israeli Government Minister Flooded With Right Wing Death Threats After Visiting Mourning Tent Of Murdered Arab Boy
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Terrorism , Xenophobia
A plethora of calls to murder Israel’s Minister of Environmental Protection Amir Peretz and his family were posted on Facebook by Israeli rightists after Peretz posted a note about his visit to the mourning tent of the Abu Khbeir family...

July 10, 2014: Hasidic Synagogue Bans All Beggars – Except For Hasidim
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Poverty & Homelessness
The prominent hasidic synagogue known as Landau's in Brooklyn, New York has banned all beggars from standing outside the shul and refuses to allow them to enter – unless they are hasidim known to the synagoge's rabbi and administrator. This...

July 9, 2014: Court Releases 3 Of 6 Kidnap-Murder Suspects To House Arrest
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Three of the six haredim and ex-haredim accused of murdering 16-year-old Palestinian boy Mohammad Abu Khdeir by burning him alive will be released to seven days of house arrest Thursday because they reportedly did not play an "active" role in...

July 9, 2014: Video: Secrets Of The Vatican – The Corruption And Crimes That Allegedy Caused And Prolonged The Church's Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A facinating investigative report into the sex scandals, alleged money laundering, currency smuggling and other crimes that caused one pope to retire in frustration and another to risk it all to try to clean up the corruption. Because the Vatican...

July 9, 2014: Rabbi Baruch Leibovits Sentenced To Two Years For Felony Child Sex Abuse, Could Be Free In Only Weeks
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits was sentenced this morning to to two years for felony child sex abuse in a sweetheart plea deal. Because Leibovits already served time in prison for this and other counts but was freed after an error by...

July 9, 2014: Haredi Woman Lives In Small Apartment With Body Of Dead Mother – For Up To 3 Years
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
28-year-old Chava Stirn reportedly propped her mother’s dead body up and ate dinner with her every night. She also slept next to her mother’s skeleton. Haredi Woman Lives In Small Apartment With Body Of Dead Mother – For Up To...

July 8, 2014: Alan Dershowitz Allegedly Lied To Media To Smear Sam Kellner; Widespread Alleged Witness Tampering And Bribery By Lebovits Proxies Allegedly Being Investigated By The DA
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Alan Dershowitz allegedly lied to smear anti-child-sex abuse activist Sam Kellner, Kellner's attorney alleges in a letter to the judge sentencing Dershowitz's child molester client, Rabbi Baruch Lebovits. Not only that, the DA's Rackets Bureau under Charles J. Hynes, then...

July 8, 2014: Lawyer For Sam Kellner Ask Judge To Take Convicted Molester Rabbi Baruch Lebovits' Other Victims And His Family's Alleged Witness Tampering And Bribery Into Account
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
On the eve of convicted child molester Baruch Lebovits’ sentencing, a lawyer for Sam Kellner is asking both the judge and probation officer to consider Lebovits’ other alleged victims as well as alleged witness intimidation, tampering and perjury committed by...

July 8, 2014: Accused New Square Molester Pleads Not Guilty
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Accused New Square child sex abuser Rabbi Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld pleaded not guilty this morning to one count of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. Above: Rabbi Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld Accused New Square Molester Pleads Not Guilty Shmarya...

July 8, 2014: Haredi Rabbis Condemn Killing Of Arab Boy, Some Label Killers, Who Reportedly Are Haredi, Rodefs
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
As it becomes clearer that all or many of the six Jews who allegedly kidnapped 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir from East Jerusalem last week and burned him alive in the Jerusalem Forest west of the city almost immediately afterward are...

July 7, 2014: Video: Alleged New Square Child Sex Abuse Victim Speaks Out
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The alleged victim of New Square's Rabbi Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld speaks out. Above and below the video: An official Village of New Square government modesty sign. It is arguably (and probably) illegal, but these signs hvae been posted by the...

July 7, 2014: Haredi Family Nearly Lynched By Stone-Throwing Arab Mob In East Jerusalem
Comments: 16 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
As the vehicle entered the Wadi Joz neighborhood, it was stoned from all sides by masked Palestinians who charged at the vehicle in an attempt to get at the Jews inside it. The driver floored the car and raced toward...

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