205 posts categorized "Homophobia and its Discontents"

July 30, 2015: In Recent Radio Interview, Today’s Gay Pride Parade Stabber Said He Would Do Something “Extreme” To Stop Parade
Comments: 16 | 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: Dozens Of Former Yeshiva Students Sign Open Letter To Rabbi Admitting Their Homosexuality
Comments: 12 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
“We demand to be treated like everyone else. The whole point is is that they should be treating us like human beings and equals in the community." Above: Rabbi Elyakim Levonon Dozens Of Former Yeshiva Students Sign Open Letter To...

July 30, 2015: Cops Knew Haredi Gay Pride Attacker Was Getting Out Of Prison, Failed To Watch Him During Parade
Comments: 6 | 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: 46 | 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: 17 | 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 1, 2015: The Haredi World's One-Man Homophobia Machine
Comments: 58 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
He lies. He deceives. He uses trickery and intentionally hateful language to inflame and hurt people, all to get his message of hate in the media. He has done so for at least a decade, inspired and guided by a...

July 1, 2015: How Orthodox And Haredi Rabbis Sent Young Gay To Fraudulent Fake-Orthodox Therapy Group
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
Despite Goldberg’s lack of formal Jewish education — he left yeshiva after grammar school — and his personal non-observance, he was instrumental in the formation of right-wing Orthodoxy’s approach toward gay Jews. It was Goldberg’s name that was on the...

June 25, 2015: Jewish Gay-To-Straight "Conversion Therapy" Organization Backed By Many MO And Haredi Rabbis Defrauded Clients, Jury Finds
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents , Religion, Religion & State
A New Jersey jury on Thursday found JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), a nonprofit that provides supposed gay-to-straight conversion therapy, guilty of consumer fraud for falsely promising clients they could overcome their same-sex urges by doing things including...

June 25, 2015: A Transgender Surprise: Groom Born As A Female Married By Jerusalem Rabbinate
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The Rabbinate gave the couple permission to marry – a necessity in Israel, where all Jews are forced to marry through the auspices of the haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate of Israel and its local affiliates. The couple wanted a small wedding...

June 11, 2015: Bar-Ilan University Uses Pedophile Excuse To Block LGBT Students From Holding Gay Pride Event
Comments: 67 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
"…[I]f a group were to come and say ‘We believe in pedophilia, in allowing sex with minors, and we want to hold a happening’… Any call to break the law is problematic and these are the laws of the Torah....

March 20, 2015: Charges To Be Dropped Against One Hasidic Shomrim Member Indicted For Gang Assault
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
Charges one of the five indicted hasidic Shomrim street patrol members who allegedly savagely beat a gay black man walking home from a party in the early hours of December 1, 2013 reportedly will be dropped. Above and above right:...

March 10, 2015: Orthodox Jewish Gay Drag Queens Take NYC By Storm
Comments: 44 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal
“Being a drag queen frees you up to say whatever the f#*k you want.” Above: Lady SinAGAGA The Guardian reports: This March, one of New York’s up-and-coming drag queens, Lady SinAGAGA, made her debut at the historic Stonewall Inn. She...

March 5, 2015: Bostoner Rebbe Equates LGBT Jews To Murderers
Comments: 19 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel
"There is a community which wants to murder other people. It's their nature and they must murder – so we should give them equality? Why give them equality, because they are murderers?" Horowitz said during a rare press conference held...

February 26, 2015: Banned Audio: Top YU Rabbi Talks About LGBT Jews, Women's Minyans, Female Orthodox Clergy, And Other Related Topics
Comments: 33 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Yeshiva University's Rabbi Mordechai Willig held a Q & A session at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh in Jerusalem recently, and the audio was allegedly briefly posted on Yeshiva University's Torah website, but was quickly taken down. Willig talks about women's roles...

February 17, 2015: Drag Queens Stage Race And Celebration In Jerusalem
Comments: 8 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel
Drag Queens raced through the streets of Jerusalem in high heels and put on musical performances in an event sponsored by the LGBT student community and the City of Jerusalem. Drag Queens Stage Race And Celebration In Jerusalem Shmarya Rosenberg...

February 11, 2015: Lawsuit Against Debunked Abusive Jewish Gay To Straight "Conversion Therapy" Group Favored By Haredi And Orthodox Rabbis Proceeds
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents
Chaim Levin prayed to God to cure his homosexuality—and Alan Downing promised to answer his prayers. Levin, an 18-year-old orthodox Jew and a victim of childhood sexual abuse, believed his attraction to men was a disorder; Downing, a gay conversion...

January 15, 2015: Former Chabad Rabbi Now Transgender Woman
Comments: 47 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel
Yiscah Smith used to be Rabbi Yaakov Smith, the Chabad shaliach (emissary) in Jerusalem's Old City Jewish Quarter from 1985 through 1991. He then taught at Aish HaTorah for a brief time. And now, years later he is a she,...

January 6, 2015: Transgender Woman Denied Entrance To Kotel
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Kay Long went to the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem’s Old City to day to place a prayer note in the Wall. But when she got there, an Orthodox female guard at the women’s entrance reportedly refused to let her...

December 26, 2014: Top YU Rabbi Endorses Dangerous, Discredited Therapy, Allegedly Refuses To Meet With Therapy Opponents
Comments: 65 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Yeshiva University's Rabbi Mordechai Willig is by many accounts unsuited to be either a rabbi or a teacher. Here is another example of why that is. Above: Rabbi Mordechai Willig Yeshiva University's Rabbi Mordechai Willig played a major role in...

October 8, 2014: Right-Wing Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Says He Will Promote Dangerous Psychological Therapy Despite Health Ministry Ban
Comments: 9 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Despite a rapidly growing body of evidence which shows that conversion therapy (sometimes called reparative therapy) meant to “convert” homosexuals to heterosexuality does not work and is dangerous, and despite the fact that psychological associations across the globe have banned...

October 6, 2014: Israel’s Ministry Of Health Comes Out – Against Conversion Therapy
Comments: 10 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Israel’s Ministry of Health issued a public warning Sunday against so-called conversion therapies which claim to convert homosexuals into heterosexuals. The ministry noted that there is no evidence conversion therapy works while there is evidence that it likely causes harm....

July 9, 2014: Sefardi Haredi Kiruv Rabbi Calls Hamas Rocket Fire, Kidnapping And Murders Of Jewish Teens Punishments From God And “A Blessing”
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Terrorism
Yemenite kiruv (intra-Judaism missionary) Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak said the West Bank kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens last month and the current rocket fire at Israel from Palestinian terrorists in Gaza are punishments by God for Tel Aviv’s Gay...

June 27, 2014: Is Brooklyn's New DA Telling The Truth? (Part 2)
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
15 to 20 hasidim, most members of the Shomrim street patrol, allegedly savagely beat a gay black college student 7 months ago. Is Brooklyn's new DA telling the whole truth about that beating and the very delayed arrests related to...

June 27, 2014: Is Brooklyn's New DA Telling The Truth?
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
15 to 20 hasidim, most members of the Shomrim street patrol, allegedly savagely beat a black college student 7 months ago. Is Brooklyn's new DA telling the truth about that beating and the very delayed arrests related to it? Above:...

June 17, 2014: Shomrim Sued By Black Gay Assault Victim
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
Taj Patterson, who was allegedly savagely beaten by a gang of Satmar hasidim associated with the Shomrim street patrol last December, is now suing some of those hasidim and Shomrim. Above: Taj Patterson after the alleged assault took place Shomrim...

June 11, 2014: 14-Years-Old, Orthodox – And Transgendered
Comments: 69 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal
One day, 12-year-old Moshe stood in his mother’s bedroom and said, “‘Hashem [God] knows I’m a girl,’ going on to explain that he just couldn’t do it anymore, couldn’t have a bar mitzvah, that every time he put on tzitzit...

June 8, 2014: Jewish ‘Conversion Therapy” Group JONAH May Be Liable For Damages It Allegedly Caused Gay Men, Judge Rules
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents
The judge, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr., ruled Friday that Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH) and its co-defendants may be liable for three times the amounts of money the the four men paid for...

June 6, 2014: 68% Of Israeli Haredi Gay Men Are Married To A Woman, Almost Half Of Them Admit To Having Regular Sex With Men, Nonprofit Finds
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Sixty-eight percent of Israeli haredi homosexuals marry women, and many regularly cheat on their wives by having sex with other men, Hod, an Israeli organization that advocates for Orthodox homosexuals, has found. 68% Of Israeli Haredi Gay Men Are Married...

May 15, 2014: Senior Zionist Orthodox Rabbi: It Is Forbidden To Rent Apartments To Lesbian Couples
Comments: 43 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, a senior Zionist Orthodox rabbinic leader who is also the state employed chief rabbi of Ramat Gan, issued a ruling earlier this week forbidding Jews to rent apartments to lesbians couples. Chief Rabbi of Ramat Gan Yaakov...

May 13, 2014: Orthodox Rabbi Warns Men To Keep Their Wives Away From Lesbian Dance Teacher
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
A Jerusalem rabbi affiliated with right wing political causes has been ordered by the Jerusalem District Court to pay a local dance teacher over $17,000 dollars after he publicly outed her as a lesbian and warned local men to keep...

April 27, 2014: First Rabbinically Approved Safe Sex Anti-HIV Information Published In Israel
Comments: 33 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal
"We must understand in the clearest manner that silence has its price. When we fail to talk about a certain issue – it basically doesn't exist in our consciousness, and when it happens – the way to risky behavior is...

April 24, 2014: Shomrim Issues Deceptive Statement On Yesterday's Arrests
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
Five hasidic men linked to the Shomrim Safety Patrol of Williamsburg, Brooklyn were arrested yesterday for allegedly savagely beating Taj Patterson, a gay black college student, in early December. Today, Shomrim issued a deceptive, highly parsed statement. Here it is…...

April 23, 2014: Video: Williamsburg Shomrim Arrests
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Media & Media Criticism
A News 12 video report on the arrests of 5 of the approximately 15 hasidic men from the Williamsburg Shomrim street patrol who savagely beat a gay black college student December 1 on the edge of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Note that...

April 23, 2014: 5 Shomrim Members Face Up To 25 Years in Prison In Beating Of Gay Black College Student
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
“We simply cannot allow anyone walking on the streets of Brooklyn to be knocked to the ground, stomped and brutally beaten. Our streets must be free of such violence and everyone must adhere to the rule of law, including these...

April 23, 2014: UPDATED: 5 Satmar Hasidic Shomrim Members Arrested In Beating Of Gay Black Man
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
The NYPD hate crimes unit has arrested five individuals from Williamsburg’s hasidic community in the December 1 beating of a gay black man, 22-year-old Taj Patterson. Each hasid faces as much as 25 years in prison. Taj Patterson after the...

March 13, 2014: No NYPD Updates On Beating Of Black Gay Student, Allegedly By Hasidic Shomrim Street Patrol
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
The NYPD has no new information on the December 1st beating of a black gay college student by a gang described by witnesses as a hasidic street patrol. The NYPD has made no arrests and apparently no progress – even...

January 22, 2014: Haredi Rabbi Says Haredim Don’t Serve In The IDF Due To The “Immorality” And “Abominations” Found There
Comments: 35 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
“If they [i.e., the IDF] provide me with kosher food on my level, make certain I will not be exposed to pritzut [immorality and immodestly dressed women, etc.] and to’eva [abominations, specifically homosexuality], and I will not be required to...

December 29, 2013: Gay Jews Are Superior To Straight Non-Jews, Israeli Leader Says
Comments: 23 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
Gay Jews have "higher souls" than all non-Jews, gay or straight, Israel’s Deputy Minister for Religious Services, Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan of the of the right wing Zionist Orthodox HaBayit HaYehudi Party, says. But that doesn't mean, Ben-Dahan hastened to add,...

November 9, 2013: Haredi Mayor Of Beit Shemesh Says Town Has No Gays Or Lesbians, Gays And Lesbians Are Criminals And Ill
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Sefardim
What does Rabbi Moshe Abubtbol, the town’s Sefardi haredi Shas Party mayor – who was reelected late last month on a wave of massive haredi voter fraud allegedly carried out by his cronies – think of gays and lesbians? Rabbi...

November 8, 2013: Statement Of Haredi Umbrella Organization Agudath Israel Of America On Senate Passage Of The Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
"…The most unfortunate aspect of ENDA’s history is that today it has little to do with “discrimination.” ENDA is no longer intended simply to “right a wrong.” Rather, many of its proponents have used it – as they have used...

October 16, 2013: Updated: Leading Haredi Rabbis Order Followers To Vote Against Cory Booker And For Tea Party Candidate, Now Claim "Hoax" – But Is It?
Comments: 25 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, the rosh yeshiva (dean) of the Philadelphia haredi yeshiva and the number two rabbi in Agudath Israel of America's Council of Torah Sages (the Moetzet); Rabbi Yisroel Neuman, rosh yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha (Lakewood Yeshiva); and...

September 1, 2013: Ex-Orthodox Transsexual Woman Standing For Australian Federal Parliament
Comments: 7 | Categories: BTs , Homophobia and its Discontents , Skepticism & Former Haredim
Melissa Starr is running for Australia's parliament on the the Sex Party ticket. She's Jewish, a former BT – and a transsexual. Above: Melissa Starr Here's her pitch to voters.

August 7, 2013: Spanish Jewish Community Responds To Uproar Over Haredi Chief Rabbi’s Anti-Gay Remarks By Insisting He Never Made Them
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Sefardim
Almost a week after the incident sparked an international outcry, the official Jewish community of Madrid, Spain responded to a report that their haredi chief rabbi had called homosexuals “deviants” who are in need of “reeducating” by denying their rabbi...

August 4, 2013: Madrid Haredi Chief Rabbi: Gays Deviants Who Need To Be Re-Educated
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
“Homosexuality is a deviation from nature. It’s an anti-natural tendency and a sin…The pastoral duties with regards to homosexuals are focused on re-educating them about their tendencies to return them to normal.” The haredi Chief Rabbi of Madrid Moshe Bendahan...

August 1, 2013: Three Haredim Arrested At Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel
"About 2,500 participated in the march and there were no incidents, except for one stink bomb being thrown. An ultra-Orthodox (Jew) and two women suspected of causing the provocation were detained,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. But that relative calm...

August 1, 2013: Israel's First Orthodox Drag Queen
Comments: 6 | Categories: BTs , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Just shy of midnight, Shahar Hadar trades his knitted white yarmulke for a wavy blond wig and a pink velvet dress. Cheers greet him in a packed gay bar as he starts to swivel to a Hebrew pop song, his...

July 17, 2013: Haredim Demand Governor Veto Bill That Prohibits Gay Conversion Therapy On Minors
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
Reparative therapy claims to be able to make gay people straight. But it has been exposed as being a dangerous, failed therapy that hurts manypeople and helps very few (if any). It full of abuses, and has no significant support...

July 16, 2013: Racist Candidate For Chief Rabbi Lied To Attorney General
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Sefardim
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu told Israel's Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein that he did not make any of the racist and homophobic statements attributed to him. When Weinstein didn't believe him, Eliyahu responded by justifying those very same comments – the comments...

June 28, 2013: For Gay Haredi And Orthodox Jews, Growth Of Social Media Creates A Safe Space Online
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal
“I am a frum, gay & married male who feels compelled to share,” he wrote in his first blog entry. “I could be a mispallel [2] in your shul listening to the Rov talk about the perverts and mishkav zochornicks...

June 6, 2013: Haredi Man Busted For Threatening Lesbians With Axe
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel
A 46-year-old haredi man from Bnei Brak was arrested in Tel Aviv for allegedly threatening a group of lesbians with an axe. Yeshiva World reports: A 46-year-old Bnei Brak resident described as “chareidi” was taken into custody for allegedly threatening...

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