11,314 posts categorized "Haredim"

May 22, 2015: Lakewood Haredi Rabbis Ask Haredim To Gender Segregate Public Buses And Install Curtains To Separate The Genders
Comments: 25 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
"We find ourselves in turbulent times in which darkness covers the land. It is our duty to strengthen and to enlighten ourselves by guarding the holiness and purity of our city.…Therefore we ask anyone traveling on township buses to guard...

May 22, 2015: Whooping Cough Outbreak In Haredi Brooklyn, Mostly Among Non-Vaccnated Haredim, Health Department Says
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has detected an increase in pertussis cases in the Orthodox Jewish communities in Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn. From October 2014 through April 2015, 21 cases of pertussis have...

May 22, 2015: Joseph Hayon, Founder Of Brooklyn's Tea Party, Arrested On Child Porn Charges
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Sefardim
Joseph Hayon, the founder of Brooklyn's Tea Party and a Sefardi haredi community activist, has been arrested for child porn yesterday and was arraigned today. An important person from Brooklyn's Sefardi haredi community has been arrested for child porn and...

May 22, 2015: Why Do We Eat Dairy Foods On Shavuot Morning?
Comments: 24 | Categories: Food , Haredim , History , Religion
There are many rabbinically posited explanations for the custom of eating dairy foods on the morning of Shavuot, some more fanciful than others. But the real reason may have much more to do with practicality and non-Judaism-related local custom than...

May 22, 2015: Haredi-Controlled Petach Tikva Rabbinate Caught Discriminating Against Ethiopian Jews, But Israel’s Haredi-Controlled Religious Services Ministry Says The Discrimination Does Not Exist
Comments: 9 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Israel’s Army Radio reported yesterday that Ethiopian Jewish couples in Petach Tikva have been forced to wait to marry for more than nine months while the Petach Tikva official state rabbinate, which is haredi-controlled, delayed approving their marriage documents –...

May 21, 2015: Child Sex Abuse And The Community: For Lessons In What Not To Do, Look At Chabad In Australia
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"…Last week, a Chabad official told me that they were taking action, but that change takes time. The Australian experience shows that this issue cannot wait for concerted action. If organizations are serious about this problem, they need to have...

May 21, 2015: Man Found Dead In Bnei Brak Mikvah, Cops Fear It May Have Been Murder
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Was it murder? A man in his 20s was found lifeless in a mikvah on Breuer Street in the haredi city of Bnei Brak, and police are reportedly investigating to see if the man was murdered. Man Found Dead In...

May 21, 2015: Make Your Homes Safer, Haredi Rabbis Order Followers
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Following several recent serious accidents and fires in haredi homes, many involving children, members of haredi rabbinical courts are calling on haredim to invest in safer housing. Arutz Sheva reported today that following several recent serious accidents (and fires) in...

May 21, 2015: Where's Miri? Shas Party Newspaper Removes All Female Cabinet Ministers From Official Government Photo
Comments: 28 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Actually, a newspaper affiliated with the Sefardi haredi Shas Party, photoshopped an offical photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's entire new cabinet to entirely remove its three female members – including the new minister in charge of gender equality....

May 21, 2015: Haredi Teen Wanted For Series Of Alleged Child Sex Assaults Flees Cops
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Intelligence officers from an elite police unit went to arrest the boy, but when he saw them he fled and a car chase ensued. Haredi Teen Wanted For Series Of Alleged Child Sex Assaults Flees Cops Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

May 20, 2015: Haredi News Website Blurs Out Faces Of New Female Israeli Cabinet Ministers – Including The New Minister Of Gender Equality
Comments: 108 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Behadrei Haredim’s censorship appeared to have fallen short: while it blurred out all the female faces and female’s visible necklines in the photo, it forgot to blur out Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev’s bare legs, which are in full...

May 20, 2015: Chabad Hasidic “Grave Finder” Allegedly Defrauds Chabad Hasidim Out Of Thousands Of Dollars
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
David Krinsky – who appears be Dovid Krinsky, the son of top Chabad leader Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky – made a deal with Mendel Notik to buy two plots in the Joseph Family Society Section in Old Montefiore Cemetery for $80,000,...

May 20, 2015: Arrest Made In Haredi Mob Attack On IDF Soldier
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Police reportedly arrested an 18-year-old haredi male in connection with the mob assault. He was arraigned Tuesday morning, and police are said to hoping to make additional arrests in the case. Above: File photo of haredim throwing stones at police...

May 19, 2015: Picture Of The Day: Haredi Grocery Store Admits To Manipulating Government Program
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"The halav stam [regular milk; i.e., milk that is not kosher supervised from the time of milking] is not for sale, but we must keep it… [on the store shelves so we can appear to fulfill the requirements for participation...

May 19, 2015: Politicians Join Demonstration Against Prominent Chabad Hasid Who Allegedly Is Mistreating Frail Elderly In Order To Force Them To Leave Assisted Living Facility He Wants To Have Converted To Luxury Housing
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
“The court appointed a third party receiver so that the few remaining frail seniors would not be left to live out their final days in fear, hunger and squalor. That [Haysha Deitsch] refuses to pay the receiver[, however,] is not...

May 19, 2015: Haredim, Police Violate Law, Block Women Of The Wall From Reading From Torah Scroll At Western Wall
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
A day after Jerusalem Day, which celebrates Jerusalem’s reunification and renewed Jewish access to the Kotel (Western Wall), Women of the Wall (WoW) was blocked from reading from or from having access to a Torah Scroll there. The haredi official...

May 19, 2015: Todros Grynhaus Guilty On All Counts
Comments: 80 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A court in Manchester, England has just found Todros Grynhaus, a former haredi educator from a prominent English haredi family, guilty on seven counts of child sex abuse. Above: Todros Grynhaus A court in Manchester, England has just found Todros...

May 19, 2015: Hasidic Bus Company Sued Over Alleged Gender Discrimination
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
The hasidic-owned Monsey Trails bus company is being sued in a class-action lawsuit because it allegedly refuses to hire female drivers. Above: A Monsey Trails bus Updated at 10:07 am CDT 5-19-2015 Hasidic Bus Company Sued Over Alleged Gender Discrimination...

May 19, 2015: Belz Hasidic Leadership In London Reiterates Ban On Women Driving, Threatens To Expel Children From Belz Schools If Their Mothers Drive
Comments: 39 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Women & Judaism
In a letter sent to parents yesterday, Belz rabbinic leadership in London, England reiterated its previous ban on Belz women driving cars and added an ominous warning to hasidim – we'll expel your children from our schools if you don't...

May 19, 2015: More Than 10,000 Haredim Protest Shabbat Violation In Ashdod, Demand Shopping Center Be Forced To Close
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Over 10,000 people, almost all of them haredim, held a mass prayer rally in a haredi neighborhood in the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod yesterday to protest a new shopping center that is open on Shabbat. More Than 10,000...

May 18, 2015: Haredi Yeshiva Covers Statues In Event Center With Sheets
Comments: 39 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
The Yeshiva of Waterbury (CT) has an event tonight at Terrace on the Park in Queens, New York – and covered all of the statues in the ballroom hallway, apparently for modesty reasons. One of the statues completely covered: My...

May 18, 2015: London Haredi School Issues New Regulations Regarding Internet Use, Technology
Comments: 41 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Web/Tech
The haredi Yesodey HaTorah school in the Stamford Hill neighborhood of London has issued new rules for its students regarding technology and the Internet. Please click to enlarge:

May 18, 2015: Haredi Chief Rabbis Want Government To Vet All Proposed Legislation Through The Haredi-Controlled Chief Rabbinate
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Is it another step toward an Iran-like theocracy? Speaking at a conference of the Israel Bar Association in Eilat today, the haredi Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau called for a law to be passed by the Knesset that...

May 18, 2015: Jerusalem Zoo To Remain Open On Shabbat, Despite Haredi Rabbis’ Pressure (Or Lack Thereof)
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
The Tisch Family's Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem, more commonly known as the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, will remain open on Shabbat – despite ostensible haredi demands to close it. Jerusalem Zoo To Remain Open On Shabbat, Despite Haredi Rabbis’ Pressure (Or...

May 18, 2015: Haredi Boys Find 1,400-Year-Old Wine Press In Unauthorized Archaeological Dig
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , History , Israel
A group of young haredi boys in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Jerusalem, all reportedly about 13-years-old, staged an unauthorized archeological dig and found a 1,400-year-old wine press. Haredi Boys Find 1,400-Year-Old Wine Press In Unauthorized Archaeological Dig Shmarya Rosenberg...

May 18, 2015: 65-Year-Old Hasidic Woman Gives Birth To First Child
Comments: 35 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
A 65-year-old Nadvorna hasidic woman from Bnai Brak gave birth to her first child today – the oldest woman in Israel to ever give birth. 65-Year-Old Hasidic Woman Gives Birth To First Child Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A 65-year-old Nadvorna...

May 18, 2015: Rabbis Rush Wedding So Dying Father Can See Daughter Married
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
The state religious council of the southern Israeli town of Netivot expedited a wedding because the father of the bride was very ill and in deteriorating health. The wedding was conducted within hours after the council’s rabbis were told of...

May 17, 2015: Israel Will Have Massive Earthquake If Pinto Put In Prison, Sefardi Haredi Kabbalists Claim, Say Nepal Quake Was Supposed To Strike Israel But Was Diverted Due To Kabbalist’s Prayers
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Pinto bribed top police officers to try to get inside information on the police investigation into Hazon Yeshaya, a charity Pinto controlled through close followers. Those close followers allegedly looted the charity, taking tens of millions of dollars in food...

May 17, 2015: Jews And Palestinians Violently Riot In Old City
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Jews and Palestinians fought at Damascus Gate in the Arab Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City today as Zionist Orthodox right-wing Jews waving Israeli flags marched in honor of Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). Meanwhile, haredi children stoned firefighters in another Jerusalem...

May 17, 2015: Satmar Aaron Faction Equates NY State Lawmaker With Hitler, Satmar PR Flack Yossi Gestetner Agrees
Comments: 28 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
"Pharaoh, Haman, Hitler, etc. Didn't succeed in curbing growth of Jews so will Assemblyman @KarlBrabenec not succeed…" Above: Yossi Gestetner On Twitter, Satmar Headquarters (@HQSatmar), a quasi-official Satmar Twitter news feed, equated New York State Assemblyman Karl Brabenec to Hitler,...

May 15, 2015: Should A Lawbreaking Rabbi Who Poses A Danger To The Public Be Reported To Police?
Comments: 37 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Should an Orthodox rabbi who uses a hand-held cellphone while driving – a violation of the law – be reported to police? After all, the reason using a hand-held phone while driving is that it is dangerous and causes accidents....

May 15, 2015: Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbis To Launch Own Conversion Court System To Compete With State-Backed Haredim
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Rabbi Haim Amsellem, a former Shas Party Member of Knesset who rebelled against party leadership over several things, including its unnecessarily strict approach to conversion to Judaism praised Tzohar’s move and called the establishment of a Tzhoar conversion court a...

May 15, 2015: Satmar And Violence, A "Military" History
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion
"Religion, it has been noted, speaks the language of violence as often as of peace. This article explores the pronounced role of military language and a martial outlook in one particularly intriguing and unlikely branch of Judaism, the Satmar Hasidic...

May 15, 2015: We Didn’t Employ Her, We Shouldn’t Be Held Responsible For Her Sex Abuse, Über-Haredi School’s Lawyer Tells Judge
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer was employed by the Adass Israel Congregation, not by the Adass Israel school, and therefore the school should not be held liable for any sex abuse she might have committed against its students, the...

May 15, 2015: Jury In Trial Of Accused Child Molester Todros Grynhaus Begins Deliberations As Senior Rabbinic Judge Says Proper Punishment For Sex Abuse Is A “Good Dressing Down” By A Beit Din
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Todros Grynhaus, a 50-year-old former teacher in haredi girls’ schools, come from a prominent British haredi rabbinic family. He is accused of five counts of alleged indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault against two girls committed when they...

May 14, 2015: Cost Of Netanyahu’s Deals With Coalition Partners More Than The Entire Cost Of Coalition Deals For The Last Three Governments Combined
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Much of the money doled out by Netanyahu this month goes to haredim to fund haredi yeshivas, housing and other social programs while at the same time the coalition agreements Netanyahu signed with haredi parties allow haredim to dodge the...

May 14, 2015: Are They Really Haredi?
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Because of the supposed increase of haredi soldiers who are stationed at the Netavim Air Force base, the base was given a Torah scroll over the weekend. 60 so-called haredi soldiers now serve there. But are they really haredi? Are...

May 14, 2015: Haredi Family Of 50 Ruled Non-Jews Over Decades-Old Conversion
Comments: 34 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
“The incident shows the intransigence of the rabbinical courts. Rather than seeking to certify and verify the original conversion they rely on a clerk who tells them the conversion is no good, and then humiliate an entire extended family by...

May 14, 2015: Video: The Hasidic Tashbar Cheder In Williamsburg Holds An Anti-Israel Demonstration
Comments: 34 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
The Tashbar cheder (yeshiva grade school) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn held an anti-Israel demonstration late last month. Here's video:

May 14, 2015: Haredi Prisoner Refuses To Share Cell With Secular Jews, Sent To Isolation – Prisoner, Family Claim Religious Discrimination
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
An unnamed haredi prisoner and his family are complaining that the haredi prisoner is forced to spend Shabbat in his assigned cell – a cell he shares with a non-Orthodox prisoner who watches TV on Shabbat. The haredi prisoner has...

May 13, 2015: How Did Accused Child Rapist Malka Leifer Really Flee Melbourne?
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
How did the Adass Israel School in Melbourne, Australia find out in 2008 that its principal, Malka Leifer, was allegedly sexually abusing and raping female students? And why and how did Leifer flee? Like this, it seems. Above: Malka Leifer...

May 13, 2015: Haredi Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping And Abusing Three Of His Daughters
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Israel Police reportedly arrested a 54-year-old man in the haredi town of Kiryat Ye'arim (also known as Telshe-Stone and Telz-Stone) for allegedly sexually abusing and raping three of his daughters over a period of years. The man reportedly claims the...

May 13, 2015: Picture Of The Day: Hasidim In Williamsburg Hang Effigy Of Last Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe
Comments: 36 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , History , Religion
Sometime in the 1970s when Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum was still alive and was still the Satmar Rebbe, hasidim in his home enclave of Williamsburg, Brooklyn hung an effigy on a public street corner to great celebration – an effigy of...

May 13, 2015: 74% Of Likud Voters Opposed To Party's Deal With Ashkenazi Haredim
Comments: 0 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Some 74% of Likud voters said the deal included "too many" or "many" concessions to [the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party] UTJ, [while only] 22% said it was balanced. The Jerusalem Post reports that new poll conducted by the...

May 13, 2015: Do Not Sell Homes To Lubavitcher Sinners!
Comments: 38 | Categories: Haredim , Religion
A new pashkvil (poster) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn warns locals in the heavily Satmar and Pupa hasidic neighborhood not to sell homes to Lubavitcher sinners. It is signed by the Va’ad to Keep Lubavitchers Out [of Williamsburg]. A Pupa hasid sold...

May 13, 2015: Modern Orthodox Developer's Outlandish Lawsuits Causing Local Town Officials To Quit Government
Comments: 14 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
“[Town boards members] are quitting on us in droves. We have pretty much lost half of our boards over the last year — the planning board, town board, zoning board and ethics board — and we are having trouble filling...

May 12, 2015: Video: Klausenberg Yeshiva In Williamsburg On Fire
Comments: 26 | Categories: Haredim
The Klausenberg hasidic yeshiva in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York is on fire.

May 12, 2015: ‘I Put in White Tenants’: The Grim, Racist (And Likely Illegal) Methods Of One Brooklyn Haredi Landlord
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
A Brooklyn hasidic landlord explains how he exploits the system and uses racist tactics to do it. New York Magazine's Intelligencer column has a piece by DW Gibson on a hasidic landlord and developer named "Ephraim" and the likely illegal...

May 12, 2015: Official Haredi-Controlled State Rabbinical Court Blocks Mother From Seeing Her Children Because She Is Now Secular
Comments: 21 | Categories: BTs , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The haredi-controlled official state Jerusalem Rabbinical Court ruled earlier this month that a haredi man does not have to pay his ex-wife child support for their two daughters because his ex-wife is no longer Orthodox and blocked her from seeing...

May 12, 2015: Another Unregulated Haredi Check-Casher, Money-Changer Goes Out Of Business As What Could Be Another Haredi Ponzi Scheme Collapses
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A second large haredi check-cashing and money-changing business has collapsed in less than two weeks in what appears to be a another Ponzi scheme gone bad. Behadrei Haredim reports that a second large haredi check-cashing and money-changing business has collapsed...

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