10,032 posts categorized "Haredim"

July 23, 2014: Believing The Iron Dome Missile Defense System Protects Israel Is Idol Worship, Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
"You must not say that [the Iron Dome protects us]. Everything is actually miracles [and not science, not engineering, not the IDF]. 1,500 missiles fell [on Israel] and almost [none] hit [targets]! This is not normal – this is an...

July 23, 2014: Small Village May Dissolve In Order To Block Massive Satmar Hasidic Development
Comments: 2 | 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: Mandatory Haredi Modesty Checklist For Women Issued
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
No "bubble" skirts, sleeves down to the wrists, "move to the side when men pass and not overtake a man in the streets," "stop wearing eyeliner and/or eye shadow," "not to chat with minicab drivers – even a non Jew,"...

July 23, 2014: Allegation: Dov Hikind Used Campaign Cash To ‘Donate” To Haredi Charities Controlled By His Political Cronies
Comments: 4 | 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: Kiryas Joel Satmar Rebbe Issues Call To Pray For Jews In Israel – But Not The IDF
Comments: 36 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
The Aharon faction of Satmar has issued an official call for its followers to pray for the safety of Jews living in Israel. However, the notice makes no mention of the IDF or of its soldiers who are currently risking...

July 22, 2014: 2 New NYC Herpes Infections From Haredi Mouth-To-Penis Circumcision Rite
Comments: 12 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim
Two new cases of dangerous neonatal herpes following ritual Jewish circumcision with direct orogenital suction were reported in New York City in July 2014. From: < > Date: Jul 22, 2014 11:16 AM Subject: NYC DOHMH Alert # 16 -...

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: God, Not The IDF, Not The Iron Dome, Is Saving Israel From Hamas Rockets Haredi Columnist Says
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Rants / Editorials , Religion , Terrorism
The haredi columnist ‘quotes’ a nonexistent CNN interview with a Hamas representative in which that Hamas representative allegedly claimed that Hamas rockets are extremely accurate and that “80%” of the rockets Hamas fires are diverted to uninhabited areas by the...

July 20, 2014: Pictures: Neturei Karta Protests Against Israel In Manhattan
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
The vehemently anti-Zionist haredi Neturei Karta organization protested against Israel today in Manhattan, waving Palestinian flags and carrying anti-Israel signs. Neturei Karta also used children to make its point .

July 20, 2014: NY Governor Gives Extreme Hasidic Village $195,000 For After School Programs
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim
“By funding these afterschool programs, we are ensuring that children in communities across the State have access to learning opportunities and cultural exposure that will further their development for years to come. Our administration is focused on providing exceptional learning...

July 20, 2014: Haredi Leader Asks Jews To Pray For “People Of Israel” – But Does Not Ask Them To Pray For IDF
Comments: 36 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
"Because of the severe situation prevailing in our Holy Land, I request from the Jewish people to increase their prayers for our brothers the people of Israel who need great mercy.…It is a time of distress for the Jewish people....

July 20, 2014: Haredi Chief Rabbi Of Israel Visits Wounded IDF Soldiers, Offers Prayers – Not Haredi Enlistment
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
“This is the beauty of our nation. I saw dedicated doctors, dear parents, and dedicated sons, soldiers and fighters who only wish to defend their homes from the murderous terror which does not stop for a moment." Above: Rabbi David...

July 20, 2014: Haredim Offer To Pray For IDF Soldiers To "Protect" Them
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
While Israeli soldiers risk their lives in Gaza to uproot Hamas rocket launchers and terror tunnels, haredim – few of whom serve in the IDF and whose political and religious leaders have openly forbidden their followers from doing so –...

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: Tel Aviv To Make Another Try To Open Supermarkets On Shabbat
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Tel Aviv’s city council plans to meet in two weeks to discuss passing a new version of a bylaw that would allow some kiosks and smaller supermarkets to open on Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath. A previous version allowing about 300...

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: Haredi Paper Says Hamas Missile Fire Has Done Something Very Good – Reduce Shabbat Desecration By Secular Jews In Tel Aviv
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
The haredi newspaper Yated Ne'eman, the official mouthpiece of Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman’s mainstream non-hasidic haredi faction, proclaimed that Hamas rocket and missile fire on the Tel Aviv area are doing something positive for the city – reducing Shabbat “desecration.”...

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: Haredim Call Modesty Instruction Meetings For Beauticians, Sheitl-Machers And Sellers Of Women's Hats And Stockings
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
The haredi Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congrgations based in London, England has called a special series of modesty instruction meetings for beauticians, sheitel-machers (wig makers and wig stylists), and for sellers of women's stockings and women's hats. Please click to...

July 17, 2014: Satmar Rebbe: Zionism, Orthodox "Collaborators" With Zionism, Caused Holocaust
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , History
The sin of Zionism was so grave that even its bitter opponents, Rabbi Yoel’s anti-Zionist followers were punished for it. It was through Jacob the Patriarch that a few of the believers, in the true way of the Torah, that...

July 17, 2014: Chabad Says Little Girls Can Protect Israel From Missiles By Dressing "Modestly"
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
"AS WAR RAGES IN THE HOLY LAND. JEWS AROUND THE WORLD SAY TEHILIM. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE WE CAN DO TO HELP OUR BROTHERS IN THEIR TIME OF NEED? A GROUP OF WOMEN IN CROWN HEIGHTS SAY YES." Please click...

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: The Satmar Rebbe's Conduct During And After The Holocaust Was Selfish And Ungrateful, Researcher Alleges
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , History , Religion
"…Rabbi Yoel elected to run a rescue campaign from the safety of Switzerland. His efforts to rescue Jewish children raised by gentiles were restricted to fundraising, and even in that task, he failed abysmally.116 Once again, his conduct stands in...

July 16, 2014: Video: Mixed Dancing Causes Cancer And Deaths Of Children, Sefardi Haredi Kiruv Rabbi Says
Comments: 34 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
Sefardi haredi kiruv (intra-Jewish missionary outreach) Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi says mixed dancing at weddings, 'immodest' women's clothing, and related sins cause cancer and deaths of children. Above: Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi Sefardi haredi kiruv (intra-Jewish missionary outreach) Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi says...

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: Holocaust: The Satmar Rebbe Knew About Mass Murder Of Polish Jews In 1943, Did Not Tell Followers To Flee, Resist Or Hide
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , History
Menachem Keren-Kratz, a researcher on Hungarian Jewry and the Holocaust, has written a long article on the mostly bad role the first Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Joel "Yoelish" Teitelbaum, played during the Holocaust. Above: The first Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Joel "Yoelish"...

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 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 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: 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: Non-War Picture Of The Day: Anti-Haredi Modesty Sign Poster In Jerusalem
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism , Women & Judaism
A sign posted at a bus stop in Jerusalem tells busybodies of all types to leave people alone. From a bus stop in Jerusalem. The sign reads, "How am I dressed? Call 1-800-NONE-OF-YOUR-BUSINESS!" [Hat Tip: Dorron.]

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: Should A Jew Run For Cover When A Rocket Warning Siren Sounds? Or Should He Keep On Praying?
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
The supreme leader of Ashkenazi non-hasidic haredim, Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman (often spelled Shteinman), was asked two halakhic (Jewish law) questions and one theological question about the continued rocket attacks against Israel from Gaza and Lebanon. Here are the questions...

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: 71 | 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: Chabad Front Group Calls For Jews To Wear Tefillin – To Protect Israel And Defeat Hamas
Comments: 43 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
The Chabad front group the Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP), originally founded by Chabad leaders to combat any territorial concessions to Palestinians and to work for the restored integrity of the biblical territory of the Land of Israel (which includes...

July 11, 2014: Open Letter From United Monroe To The Satmar Hasidic Village Of Kiryas Joel
Comments: 19 | Categories: Haredim
An open letter from the activist group United Monroe to the Satmar hasidic village of Kiryas Joel. From United Monroe: Open Letter From United Monroe to the Leadership of Kiryas Joel: We are interested in peace between our communities. We...

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: Agudath Israel Of America Statement On The Gaza Crisis
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
"As enemy missiles continue to rain on Jewish communities in Eretz Yisroel, and many are intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, it is incumbent on all Jews to feel hakaras hatov, “recognition of the good,” toward the United States...

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: 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 , 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...

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: Elderly Haredi Mohel Cuts Off Baby's Penis, Penis Could Not Be Surgically Reattached
Comments: 40 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
An elderly mohel recently cut off the glans and part of the shaft of a baby's penis in a horrible circumcision accident that will seriously impact the child for the rest of his life. Above: file photo Exclusive: Elderly Haredi...

July 9, 2014: Town Of Monroe Wants To Split From Satmar Hasidic Village Of Kiryas Joel
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim
The majority of Town of Monroe, New York’s elected leaders want to split from the Satmar hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel in return for Kiryas Joel giving Monroe complete control over Kiryas Joel’s controversial expansion plan. Town Of Monroe Wants...

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