230 posts categorized "Homophobia and its Discontents"

August 24, 2015: Haredi Terrorist Indicted For Gay Pride Parade Murder, Says Parades Must Be Cancelled To "Elevate The Soul" Of His Teen Victim
Comments: 28 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“The [Gay] Pride Parade must be canceled to elevate Shira Banki’s soul. If you care for her wellbeing, you must cease this blasphemy against God. The [Gay Pride Parades] bring harsh decrees on Israel.…Whenever there is a Gay Pride Parade,...

August 20, 2015: Haredi Gay Pride Parade Terrorist Fit To Stand Trial
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Yishai Shlissel was released from prison only three weeks before this year’s terror attack, but police failed to put him under surveillance despite his open threats to attack the parade again. Shlissel walked right into the parade past police, calmly...

August 19, 2015: The Snake Oil Salesman And Scam Artist Trusted By Orthodox And Haredi Rabbis To Make Gay Men Straight
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
…[A]bout 25 years before a jury found that JONAH had engaged in “unconscionable” business practices, Arthur Goldberg pleaded guilty to mail fraud and conspiracy in connection with what the U.S. attorney alleged was a fraudulent scheme of “spectacular” scope, involving...

August 16, 2015: "I Wish You Had Never Been Born"
Comments: 56 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal
"…I chanted my bar mitzvah portion in 1946 to a relatively full synagogue, including several dozen of my relatives, but this, for me, was the end of formal Jewish practice. I did not embrace the ritual duties of a Jewish...

August 13, 2015: Tzedek Cancels Orthodox Psychologist's Talk After Apparent Homophobia Exposed
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…More recently, we have become aware of other matters and controversies relating to Dr Goldwasser. Amongst other things, we have taken on board concerns raised by the LGBTI community. As a result we have reviewed the matter and decided that...

August 12, 2015: Israel’s Keystone Cops: Law Student Stabbed During Gay Pride Parade Says Cops Mishandled Parade Security And Aftermath Of The Attack
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
“The way the police dealt with me and my family was negligent in ways that make you question the way they’re dealing with the investigation itself." Israel’s Keystone Cops: Law Student Stabbed During Gay Pride Parade Says Cops Mishandled Parade...

August 11, 2015: Cops Summon Head Of Racist Right-Wing Neo-Kahanist Organization Lehava
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Earlier today, Israeli Police summoned Rabbi Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein – a hard right-wing follower of the late extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane – for questioning after Gopstein made public comments last week supporting church-burning and then doubled down on that incitement...

August 11, 2015: An Interview With Dr. Norman Goldwasser: In His Own Words, Goldwasser Tries To Explain What Appears To Many To Be His Open Homophobia
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
At a recent JCW event you allegedly described a patient who "was abused as a child and now lives in South Beach.…I don't need to tell you what's in South Beach.” Did you say this? “I don't remember each word...

August 11, 2015: Gay Pride Parade Terrorist To Be Admitted For Extended Psychiatric Evaluation, May Not Be Fit To Stand Trial
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Yishai Shlissel (sometimes spelled “Schlissel”), the haredi terrorist who stabbed six people during Jerusalem's Gay Pride Parade last month, killing one of them, a 16-year-old girl, will be admitted to a psychiatric hospital for extended observation to determine if he...

August 11, 2015: Report: Haredi School Disinvites Israeli President Over His Support For Tolerance For Gays
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Israeli President Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin was supposed to go to the Kehillat Yaakov haredi school in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem this coming Sunday to open the school year. But Rivlin’s visit to the school had to be cancelled after...

August 10, 2015: Man Who Praised Haredi Terror Attack Against Jerusalem Gay Pride Marchers Indicted
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
A haredi man who praised haredi terrorist Yishai Shlissel’s stabbing attack late last month on marchers in the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade has been indicted. Above: Gilad Kleiner Man Who Praised Haredi Terror Attack Against Jerusalem Gay Pride Marchers Indicted...

August 9, 2015: Why Is A Psychologist Who Supports A Dangerous And Discredited Therapy Speaking To A Jewish Group About Child Sex Abuse?
Comments: 8 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A psychologist was suspended in Florida 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...

August 9, 2015: Small Anonymous Group Of Haredim Visit TA Gay Center
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
“The mere fact of my coming here means addressing my deepest fears,” one of the haredi men said. “We’re very homophobic,” another haredi man, who is reportedly prominent in the haredi community, said. “The haredi…community fears homosexuals and all those...

August 6, 2015: Senior Cop Warned Colleagues About Haredi Terrorist Before Gay Pride Parade Attack, But Cops Failed To Act To Protect Marchers
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
A senior police officer says he issued a special warning to his colleagues about Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade stabber Yishai Shlissel prior to the attack, and yet no action was taken by them to prevent Shlissel attack or even to...

August 6, 2015: More Haredi Posters In Support Of Gay Pride Parade Terrorist
Comments: 36 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Two more haredi pashkvils (wall posters) in support of the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade terrorist murderer Yishai Shlissel (Schlissel): Please click to enlarge Yesterday's haredi pashkvil in support of Shlissel. Related Posts: All Yishai Shlissel Posts.

August 6, 2015: Video: 16-Year-Old Killed By Haredi Terrorist At Gay Pride Parade Was Talented Classical Pianist
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Music , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Shira Banki was a student at a prestigious music school in Jerusalem. Here's a video of her performing at a recital in 2009 when she was only 10-years-old.

August 5, 2015: Mea Shearim Posters Praise Gay Pride Parade Terrorist
Comments: 46 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Pashkivils (wall posters) posted in the haredi neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem praise Yishai Shlissel, the haredi man who stabbed six people at last week's Gay Pride Parade. One of Shlissel's victims, a 16-year-old girl, died from her wounds....

August 5, 2015: Does Judaism Have An Ancient Gay Past?
Comments: 34 | Categories: History , Homophobia and its Discontents , Religion, Religion & State
Belz hasid Jiří Langer argued that “brotherly love,” i.e. love of a man for a man, is in fact the deepest basic urge in Judaism, at the basis of the commandment of “love thy fellow man as thyself.” In his...

August 5, 2015: Mother Of Gay Pride Terrorist Says Family Regrets Attack, Prays For Victims’ Recovery
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
“We think it’s really a great tragedy, we regret it very much and pray for the recovery of the wounded,” Rivka Shlissel told the 16-year-old Shira Banki’s family. Banki died Sunday from her wounds. Rivka Shlissel met with members of...

August 4, 2015: Is There A Right-Wing Orthodox Terror Problem In Israel?
Comments: 25 | 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: Haredi Man Arrested For Praising Gay Pride Knife Attack, Expressing Delight At Murder Of 16-Year-Old Girl
Comments: 20 | 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 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: 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: 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...

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 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: Dozens Of Former Yeshiva Students Sign Open Letter To Rabbi Admitting Their Homosexuality
Comments: 16 | 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: 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 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: 48 | 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...

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