10,618 posts categorized "Haredim"

December 21, 2014: Bloomingburg Votes Against Dissolution Paving Way For Satmar Takeover Of Tiny Village
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Bloomingburg will not dissolve – but it will likely be taken over by Satmar hasidim and renamed Kiryas Yated Lev. Bloomingburg Votes Against Dissolution Paving Way For Satmar Takeover Of Tiny Village Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Bloomingburg will not dissolve...

December 21, 2014: Six More Racist Group’s Members Arrested
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Israel Police arrested eight more members of the radical right-wing racist neo-Kahanist Lehava organization today for allegedly inciting racist violence, Ynet reported, but then released four of them shortly afterward. Above: Bentzion "Bentzi" Gopstein Six More Racist Group’s Members Arrested...

December 21, 2014: One Day in Prison: Brooklyn DA Does Sweetheart Plea Deal With Chabad Street Patrol Member Who Beat Innocent Black Teen
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson dropped hate crime charges against Yitzchak Shuchat, a member of the Crown Heights Shmira street patrol who used a police baton in 2008 to attack a young black man. Shuchat fled to Israel and fought extradition...

December 20, 2014: Alleged Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups To Be Investigated
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
Weekend papers throughout Australia ran a large ad from the Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse coverups at schools and religious institutions about its upcoming hearing investigating child sex abuse coverups at various Chabad institutions in Melbourne and Sydney. Despite...

December 20, 2014: Hanukkah Menorah Fire Burns Down Haredi House
Comments: 18 | Categories: Hanukkah , Haredim
A two-story home in a haredi neighborhood in Ramapo, New York was destroyed by fire early Friday evening after residents lit a Hanukkah menorah and left it unattended. Hanukkah Menorah Fire Burns Down Haredi House Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A...

December 19, 2014: Haredi Organ Trafficker Released From Prison, Will Not Be Deported
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, the first person in the US to ever be convicted of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs, has been released from prison. Above: Levy Izhak Rosenbaum Haredi Organ Trafficker Released From Prison, Will Not Be...

December 19, 2014: Can History Help Us Understand The Haredi View Of Religion And State?
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , History , Religion
Haredim, especially haredi politicians and top rabbis, generally do not recognize any separation between religion and state – unless such a separation directly benefits them. A new work on the history of religion likely explains why. From Fields of Blood...

December 19, 2014: Sefardi Haredi Pol Gets Death Threats After Leaving Shas To Form New Political Party
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Turf Disputes
Former Shas Party leader and Member of Knesset Eli Yishai has been receiving death threats, and so far one Shas supporter has been arrested. Above: Eli Yishai Sefardi Haredi Pol Gets Death Threats After Leaving Shas To Form New Political...

December 19, 2014: Video: Rockland County Haredi Pol Gets Mock ISIS Death Threat
Comments: 21 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Haredim
Aron Wieder has received a photo mockup of himself being beheaded by an ISIS terrorist. Above: Aron Wieder

December 18, 2014: Sarah Silverman Joins Women of the Wall For Menorah Lighting, Kotel Guards Try To Stop Women From Bringing Menorahs To The Holy Site
Comments: 34 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Women of the Wall (WoW) may have been prevented from lighting a large public menorah at the Kotel (Western Wall) today, but it didn’t stop the feminist group from holding a special menorah-lighting at the holy site attended by Comedian...

December 18, 2014: Satmar School Closed For Fire, Safety, Permit Violations
Comments: 24 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Haredim
96 Sanford Street in Brooklyn was closed today by the New York City Department of Buildings for multiple fire and safety violations, along with other major issues. Satmar is trying to find another location to teach the 200 girls who...

December 18, 2014: Israel's High Court Allows State Haredi-Controlled Rabbinical Court To Annul Conversion, Ruling Could Spark New Conversion Crisis
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israel’s High Court of Justice has just ruled that a haredi-controlled state rabbinical court can retroactively annul conversions if the convert in question is believed to have deceived the court with regard to his or her commitment to keep halakha...

December 18, 2014: Haredi Thug Who Allegedly Robbed Newspaper Vendor Arrested In Beit Shemesh, Rest Of Haredi Gang Still At Large
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
A haredi man allegedly affiliated with the violent haredi Sicarii (zealots) group-cum-street-gang was finally arrested in Beit Shemesh today after evading several previous arrest attempts. Haredi Thug Who Allegedly Robbed Newspaper Vendor Arrested In Beit Shemesh, Rest Of Haredi Gang...

December 18, 2014: Rabbi Who Equated Child Sex Abuse To Having Diarrhea Makes New Film On The Kabbalistic Take On Sexual Intimacy
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Film , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex
Rabbi Manis Friedman, the Chabad rabbi and shaliach (emissary) who called for collective punishment and genocide against Israel's enemies (the Moment Magazine incident) and compared being sexually abused or raped as a child to having a case of diarrhea, is...

December 17, 2014: Head Of Right-Wing Racist Neo-Kahanist Group Remanded By Court
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein, the head of the right-wing racist neo-Kahanist group Lehava, arrested along with nine other Lehava members Tuesday on suspicion of incitement to racist violence, was remanded to custody by a Jerusalem judge. Above: Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein (sometimes...

December 17, 2014: NGO To Ask Elections Committee To Warn Haredi Parties About Trading Rabbinic Blessings And Amulets For Votes
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Israeli law prohibits anyone from promising spiritual reward, blessings, health, or wealth in exchange for voting for a particular political party or threatening spiritual harm, excommunication, early death or other maladies if the wrong party is voted for. The law...

December 17, 2014: Haredim Get 60% More State Benefits Than Other Groups But Are Still Poor
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
While households across all Israeli population groups are suffering financially, the new State of the Nation report issued by the Taub Center for Social Policy has found that haredim get 60% more in state benefits than any other group. Haredim...

December 17, 2014: Video: Rockland County Hasidic Legislator Hands Out Protest Signs And Literature Against State Oversight At Meeting Of Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School Board
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Aron Wieder passed out protest signs and literature against state oversight of the scandal-plagued haredi-controlled East Ramapo school board at the last meeting of that school board. Wieder gave the material to hasidim he apparently recruited to come to the...

December 16, 2014: Top Haredi Rabbi Forbids Women From Studying In Universities And Colleges, Even If Orthodox-Run
Comments: 63 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The 101-year-old leader of non-hasidic haredim, Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman, has again ruled that it is forbidden for women to study in college or university – even Orthodox-run colleges and universities because the evil inclanation works through "opinionated" women to...

December 16, 2014: Israeli Arab Poverty Drops While Haredi Poverty Rises; Israel's Poverty Rate Third Highest In Developed World
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
Israel now has the third-highest rate of poverty in the developed world. (Only Mexico and Chile are worse.) A large part of of Israel's poverty rate comes from the Arab and haredi communities, which are poor in large part due...

December 16, 2014: Israel Police Raid Homes Of Racist Right-Wing Neo-Kahanist Group, Arrest 10
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israel Police raided the houses of 10 activists of the right-wing racist neo-Kahanist Lehava organization this morning, including the home of Lehava’s chairman, Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein, and arrested all 10 men. Above: Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein Israel Police Raid Homes Of...

December 16, 2014: Haredi Modesty Squad Members Beat Secular Runner In Jerusalem
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A young secular Israeli fresh out of IDF service went for a run in Jerusalem earlier this week and was allegedly beaten by haredi modesty squad members who kicked him, punched him and hit him with an iron chain. Above:...

December 15, 2014: Video: Haredi Supporters Of Shas Leader Break Into, Disrupt, Press Conference Of Shas Party's New Rival
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
In front reporters and with dozens of television cameras rolling, several supporters of the chairman of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party, Aryeh Deri, broke into a press conference in the Ramada Hotel in Jerusalem where Deri’s archrival, Eli Yishai, was...

December 15, 2014: Full Transcript Of Haredi Mega Thief Eliyahu Weinstein's Sentencing Hearing
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
As first reported by Failedmessiah.com, earlier today haredi mega-thief Eliyahu Weinstein was sentenced for his role in the Weinstein 2 fraud case. Here is the complete transcript of this sentencing hearing, complete with remarks about Weinstein's mistress, his out of...

December 15, 2014: Haredi Mega-Fraudster Eliyahu Weinstein Sentenced, Judge Lashes Out At Lakewood Haredi Community
Comments: 62 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Judge Joel Pisano also lashed out at the Lakewood haredi community for taking money from criminals and for not condemning crime committed by fellow haredim. Above: Eliyahu Weinstein Haredi Mega-Fraudster Eliyahu Weinstein Sentenced, Judge Lashes Out At Lakewood Haredi Community...

December 15, 2014: Three Sefardi Haredi Members Of The Right-Wing Neo-Kahanist Lehava Organization Indicted For Torching Jewish-Arab School
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Three smirking and laughing members of the right-wing neo-Kahanist Lehava organization were indicted today for the hate crime arson of a Jewish-Arab Jerusalem school, the Max Rayne Hand-in-Hand School. Three Sefardi Haredi Members Of The Right-Wing Neo-Kahanist Lehava Organization Indicted...

December 15, 2014: People Who Vote For Haredi Political Parties Have The Blood Of All Terror Victims On Their Hands, Satmar Rebbe Says
Comments: 47 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
The blood of all Jewish terror victims past and future is stained on the hands of anyone who votes for haredi political parties in the March 17 Israeli Knesset elections, the Kiryas Joel Satmar Rebbe Rabbi Ahron Teitelbaum said Saturday...

December 15, 2014: Video: At East Ramapo School Board Meeting, Hasidim Demand "Rights"
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
A group of hasidim went to the East Ramapo school board meeting last Tuesday and took over the front rows of the meeting. From there, they proceeded to shout down students and demand their "rights" – as if looting a...

December 15, 2014: Royal Commission Hearing On Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups Scheduled For February 2
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Australia's Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday February 2, 2015. The hearing will examine the response of Chabad's Yeshivah Melbourne and Chabad's Yeshiva Bondi to allegations of child sexual abuse. Australia's Royal Commission investigating child...

December 14, 2014: Jerusalem Post Paints Hasidic Secular Education Advocate Naftuli Moster As A Mosser
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion
“The orthodox community is happy to have a conversation as long as you have the conversation without undermining the existing communal hierarchy, Instead of talking about it with the educators and the big rabbis they have gone outside the system...

December 14, 2014: Acting Through It’s Haredi Rabbinic Proxy, Government Refuses To Allow Women Of The Wall To Light Hanukkah Candles At Kotel
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
In another stunning and clear violation of a court order, the haredi rabbi of the Kotel (Western Wall) Shmuel Rabinowitz has forbidden Women of the Wall (WoW) from lighting Hanukkah candles at the holy site. Above: Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz (also...

December 13, 2014: Roy Naim Found Guilty Of Child Porn
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Sefardim
Roy Naim, a Brooklyn-based 30-year-old Orthodox Sefardi immigration reform activist associated with Orthodox organizations for sick children, was convicted Wednesday on federal child porn charges. Above: Roy Naim Roy Naim Found Guilty Of Child Porn Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Roy...

December 12, 2014: Orthodox Judge Sued For Alleged Sexual Harassment Against Orthodox Secretary
Comments: 69 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
A 61-year-old Orthodox Jewish longtime Brooklyn judge allegedly sexually harassed his 57-year-old Orthodox Jewish secretary, and her employer, the court system, did nothing to stop it when she complained, a new lawsuit claims. Above: Judge David Schmidt Orthodox Judge Sued...

December 12, 2014: Haredi Publisher Artscroll Censors Bible Commentary Of Leading Medieval Rabbi
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Books , Haredim
Rashbam (Troyes, France c. 1085 CE to c. 1158 CE), Rashi's grandson, was a major Rishon (medieval rabbi). But he wrote some things his Torah commentary that the haredi censors at Artscroll (Mesorah Publications) didn't like. So Artscroll did something...

December 12, 2014: Israeli Film About An Agunah And Israel’s Oppressive Rabbinical Courts Nominated For Golden Globe Award
Comments: 0 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
"Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Israeli Film About An Agunah And Israel’s Oppressive Rabbinical Courts Nominated For Golden Globe Award Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" was...

December 12, 2014: Chief Rabbi Blocks Ordination Exam Reform At Last Minute As Candidates Forced To Wait Up To 2 Years For Exam Results
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
As wannabee rabbis wait up to two years to find out if they've passed an ordination exam, Israel's haredi Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi blocks reform. Above: Haredi Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau Chief Rabbi Blocks Ordination Exam Reform At...

December 11, 2014: Agudah Falsely Claims Hasidic Yeshivas Provide Good Education, Teach Secular Subjects
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
“Recognizing in fact that the Orthodox yeshivas have a highly rigorous program, there has been a lot of flexibility that has been shown [by the government] to these schools in the past. Most of the children who grow up within...

December 11, 2014: Arsonists Who Burned Jewish-Arab Jerusalem School Members Of Right-Wing Haredi-Zionist Orthodox Racist Extremist Organization, Shin Bet Says
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The racist thugs who allegedly set a Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem on fire 12 days ago and smeared anti-Arab and pro-Kahane slogans on its walls have been identified by Israel’s Internal Security Service commonly known as the Shin Bet as...

December 11, 2014: Haredim Stage Protest Against Yeshiva That Teaches Math And Physical Education
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
About 25 haredim protested outside the house of the yeshiva's founder and rosh yeshiva (dean). They screamed "traitor" and promised to continue protesting against the school – in fact, they reportedly promised to protest in front of Bombach’s home again...

December 11, 2014: Ami Magazine Runs Ad For Group Trying To Reform Haredi Education, Claims Ad Is Mistake
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion
Ami Magazine, the haredi publication that linked President Barack Obama to Nazis and which called bloggers Nazis has now issued an apology for mistakenly publishing an ad for Yaffed, a nonprofit that advocates for New York State and New York...

December 11, 2014: Chabad Women Honor Rubashkins, Have Sholom Rubashkin Speak Via Conference Call From Prison In Honor Of Hasidic Holiday
Comments: 61 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Neshei Chabad, the Chabad International women's organization, held a Yud Tet Kislev international farbrengen (hasidic gathering) and conference call for thousands of women in honor of Yud Tet Kislev, the "Chag Ha-Geulah" (holiday of freedom) commemorating the release from prison...

December 11, 2014: Ashkenazi Haredi Community Allegedly Harasses, Bullies Sefardi Family, Forces Them To Flee City
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
The Ashkenazi haredi grammar school Talmud Torah Zichron Gavriel in Zichron Yaakov reopened Wednesday – but without the two Sefardi boys who had earlier been denied admission and then, once finally admitted, were harassed and bullied. The absence of the...

December 10, 2014: Picture Of The Day: Brooklyn DA Pays Shiva Call To Top Satmar Leader Who Allegedly Testified Falsely To Grand Jury
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim
Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson visiting Moshe “Gabbi” Friedman, the Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Zalman Teitelbaum’s top aide, during shiva for Moshe Gabbai’s father. Moshe Gabbai allegedly testified falsely to the grand jury that indicted Sam Kellner on charges that were later...

December 10, 2014: Stop Public Bus Companies From Violating Shabbat, Chief Rabbi Tells Government
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Concerned that public desecration of Shabbat is on the rise, the haredi Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi David Lau sent a letter to Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz of the Likud Party and Religious Services, Economy and Diaspora Minister...

December 10, 2014: No More Forced Gender Segregation At Funerals, Israeli Court Says
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Israel’s official state-funded and almost always haredi-controlled hevra kadishas (burial societies) can no longer force mourners to gender segregate at funerals, the Jerusalem District Court has provisionally ruled. Above: Illegal gender segregation signs in Jerusalem's Givat Ram cemetery in 2013...

December 9, 2014: Video: Rockland County Hasidic Lawmaker Says A State Fiscal Monitor For Scandal Plagued School District Would “Invalidate” Voting Rights
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
In another misrepresentation of how a democracy is supposed to work, Aaron Weider, a Rockland County lawmaker prominent in the haredi community there, says that if the state appoints a fiscal monitor with veto power over school district spending, that...

December 9, 2014: As Victim Undergoes Emergency Surgery, Hikind Calls Stabbing By Mentally Ill Man "Reminiscent Of Har Nof" Terror Attack
Comments: 13 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
In what some say is a despicable incident of demagoguery, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called last night's stabbing in Chabad's main Brooklyn synagogue "reminiscent of [the] Har Nof" terror attack in which two Palestinian terrorists murdered four Jews...

December 9, 2014: Haredi Mega Thief Eliyahu Weinstein's Prison Location Request Denied
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Über thief Eliyahu Weinstein asked the court to mandate that he continue to be held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York while his current legal proceedings are being litigated, rather than be transferred to a federal prison...

December 9, 2014: Haredim Skirt Law In Order To Make Getting Married More Difficult For Secular Israelis
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“Instead of welcoming the change in the law and making things easier for couples registering for marriage, the [haredi controlled chief] rabbinate [of Israel] is creating bureaucratic difficulties which have no justification administratively or in Jewish law.” And secular Israelis...

December 9, 2014: Video: Witness Says Cop Was Sleeping When Stabbing Took Place, Slow To Respond
Comments: 28 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A witness to the stabbing attack last night in Chabad's main synagogue in its international headquarters in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York says cops stationed outside the synagogue, located at 770 Eastern Parkway, were sleeping when the...

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