11,728 posts categorized "Haredim"

August 28, 2015: Sign In Lakewood Yeshiva Warns Students Not To Bring 'Immodest' Taster's Choice Coffee Jars Into The Yeshiva
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Banning 'immodest' coffee jars seem to be the latest modesty craze in the haredi community. A Lakewood source writes: Now in BMG there is a (unofficial) sign telling people about the women picture on Taster's Choice [Coffee]. So strange. It...

August 28, 2015: Chabad’s Iconic Yeshiva At 770 Eastern Parkway Bans Unfiltered Cellphones, Tablets
Comments: 19 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Chabad , Haredim , Web/Tech
"Whoever does not do one of the two above mentioned options is removing himself immediately from the Yeshiva without any warning or additional notice." Above: The late rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died in 1994 Chabad’s Iconic...

August 28, 2015: "Notice For VIPs And Rich People"
Comments: 26 | Categories: Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
"Notice for VIPs and Rich People: If you are willing to pay $1,800…This is a segula [mystical charm, remedy, protection] which has already performed many miracles. Serious inquiries only." Above: a white gartel Notice for VIPs and Rich People If...

August 28, 2015: Video: Ladies, Don't Shave Your Heads
Comments: 49 | Categories: Haredim , Music , Women & Judaism
Jewish music superstar Lipa Schmeltzer has a word for women who shave their heads and for the men who rule they must do so. [Hat Tip: Burich.]

August 27, 2015: 2-Year-Old Drinks Bleach Left In Plastic Cup
Comments: 19 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
A 2-year-old child in the haredi city of Bnei Brak was rushed to a hospital yesterday after he drank bleach that had been left in a plastic cup. 2-Year-Old Drinks Bleach Left In Plastic Cup Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A...

August 27, 2015: Was The Election Rigged? Haredi-Opposed Ward Referendum Defeated, Supporters Cry Foul
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
"We believe if the town had acted honestly and not tried to deceive, the propositions would have passed." Was The Election Rigged? Haredi-Opposed Ward Referendum Defeated, Supporters Cry Foul Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Voters in the own of Ramapo in...

August 27, 2015: SEC Charges Moshe Yehuda Dunoff With Securities Fraud
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , MO & Chardal
"The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Moshe Yehuda Dunoff, of West Palm Beach, Florida, with participating in a "boiler room"-type offering fraud that raised over $1.5 million from 58 investors in 14 countries through the purported purchase and sale...

August 27, 2015: Almost 100 Haredi Kindergarten Assistants Refuse To Be Transferred To Secular Kindergartens
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“Putting us with the secular Jews is like fire and water. What will happen when I light Shabbat candles and a non-religious child will ask me what these candles are about? It is simply not compatible." Almost 100 Haredi Kindergarten...

August 27, 2015: Haredi IDF Soldiers Get Death Threats, Cops Do Nothing
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“If you [haredi IDF soldiers] are Jews, we're ISIS.…Itbach Al-Yahud! [Death to the Jews!].” Above: An Orthodox IDF officer's car after he was attacked by a haredi mob in Mea Shearim in April Haredi IDF Soldiers Get Death Threats, Cops...

August 27, 2015: Haredim Launch Campaign To Remove Woman's Photo From Coffee Jars
Comments: 46 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Haredim want this photo of a woman removed from a major coffee label's jar, and there's now a campaign to call the company's 800 number and complain about the 'immodest' packaging of it product. "To remove a stumbling block. Please...

August 27, 2015: NYC Issues New Bris Safety Brochure
Comments: 21 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued a new brochure on metzitzah b'peh (MBP), the dangerous direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis sucking done primarily by haredi mohels after removing the baby's foreskin. MBP transmits disease to babies, including...

August 26, 2015: Haredim Issue Ban On Non-Kosher…Taxis
Comments: 24 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
The Ashkenazi haredi Va’ad HaRabbonim for the Purity of the Camp (i.e., the Israeli Ashkenazi haredi national modesty squad linked to the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party) has issued a new ban – on non-kosher taxis. Haredim Issue Ban...

August 26, 2015: Video: Satmar And The Iran Deal
Comments: 47 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
Satmar hasidim held a children's rally in upstate New York to showcase its opposition to the opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement. Watch how Satmar children are indoctrinated in a way that any survivor of a destructive cult will immediately...

August 25, 2015: Gang Of “Haredi-Appearing” Males Attack Public Bus In Jerusalem
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A gang of "haredi-appearing" males slashes the tires and breaks the windows of a public bus as it waited near a crosswalk. Above: file photo Gang Of “Haredi-Appearing” Males Attack Public Bus In Jerusalem Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel Police...

August 25, 2015: Keep Vaccinated Kids Out Of Haredi Schools, Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 31 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Rabbi Eliezer HaLevi Dunner says Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky's anti-vaccine ruling means that parents of vaccinated children who complain about allowing non-vaccinated children into haredi schools should shut up and keep their vaccinated children home if they don't like Kanievsky's ruling....

August 25, 2015: Judge Asked To Stop Public Kapparot Chicken Slaughter Over Health And Animal Welfare Concerns
Comments: 51 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal
The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos was in Manhattan court today to back 19 Brooklyn residents who have asked a judge to issue an order to stop the ritual slaughter of chickens on public sidewalks and streets during the...

August 25, 2015: Top Haredi Rabbis Ban New Generation ‘Almost Kosher’ Smartphones
Comments: 15 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Web/Tech
The top Bnei Brak rabbis of the non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi Degel HaTorah faction of the haredi United Torah Judaism Party (UTJ) have lashed out against new “non-kosher” smartphones that are advertised as being compatible with “kosher” SIM cards. Top Haredi...

August 25, 2015: Federal Bankruptcy Court Orders Haredim To Withdraw Beit Din Proceeding, Rules Beit Din's Actions Void From The Moment They Were Taken
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
"…I have…imposed coercive sanctions on Bais Chinuch and each of the individuals named in the Motion, at the hearing giving them until the close of business on the following day to request the beis din to cease its proceeding and...

August 25, 2015: Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, Top Lakewood Haredi Rabbis Rule Non-Vaccinated Children Must be Allowed To Attend Haredi Schools
Comments: 53 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Two top Lakewood haredi rabbis and Shmuel Kamenetsky have ruled that non-vaccinated children must be allowed to attend haredi schools, despite the danger these children pose to others. The ruling claims to be based on a ruling by Rabbi Chaim...

August 24, 2015: Haredi Yeshiva Illegally Fines, Expels Students Who Have A Drivers License
Comments: 40 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“Any decision made in this matter was done after rabbis of 23 yeshivas met to discuss the matter, including gedolei hador [top haredi rabbinic leaders] and profound Torah scholars,” a source in Ohr Baruch reportedly said, adding that no student...

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 24, 2015: Haredi News Blogs Fail To Report Haredi Rabbis' Letter On Reporting Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Do top haredi rabbis and their mouthpieces really care about stopping child sex abuse? A group of 107 haredi rabbis signed a kol koreh (public proclamation) telling people it is their Torah responsibility to promptly report reasonable suspicions of child...

August 23, 2015: New Hasidic Ban On…Monkey Bars
Comments: 31 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Monsey-area hasidim have issued a ban on the venerable piece of playground equipment known to generations of kids as monkey bars. The reason for the ban? Monkey bars, these hasidim claim, are immodest. Please click to enlarge:

August 23, 2015: Nadvorna Rebbe Bans Metal Eyeglass Frames
Comments: 23 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel
The Nadvorna Rebbe of Jerusalem has ordered his yeshiva students to only wear eyeglasses with frames made ​​of plastic. Many other hasidic groups have similar bans in place, but they require yeshiva students to wear metal frames only. Above: Woody...

August 23, 2015: Haredi Kosher Food Company Allegedly Misrepresents Calories, Fat, Fiber And Carbs By Large Amount, Fooling Consumers
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Mauzone Mania allegedly misrepresented the calories, fat, fiber and carbs in its products posing "unacceptable risks to consumers, especially those with medical conditions that would put them at risk if they consume the mislabeled or falsely advertised products" Note this...

August 23, 2015: High Court Rules Netanyahu Political Trick To Allow Haredi Rabbi To Head Israel’s Health Ministry Is Illegal
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"The health system is one of the State of Israel's most complicated and problematic systems and it deserves a minister who can fulfill the position with all the necessary authorities and responsibilities required from a minister in the State of...

August 23, 2015: More Than 100 Haredi Rabbis Say Report Suspected Child Sex Abuse To Police, But Top Haredi Rabbis Won't Sign On
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A group of haredi rabbis in the US, none of them (except one) top tier, none of them representatives of any haredi umbrella organizations, have issued a kol koreh (Torah proclamation) telling everyone with a reasonable suspicion of child sex...

August 23, 2015: If You Leave The Haredi World, You Cannot Return
Comments: 97 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Skepticism & Former Haredim
"…I personally was very close to a young [ex-haredi] man who killed himself a year and a half ago. He was 24 and had gone through all the possible options in the haredi world before leaving – Bratslav [Breslov; a...

August 21, 2015: Haredim Disrupt IDF Recruitment Meeting, Riot; Police Use Water Cannon, 3 Haredim Arrested
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“It looks like until a haredi soldier is murdered, nothing will be done to stop terror against the [IDF] recruitment of haredi men. The feeble response of authorities [to this violence and incitement] strengthens the daring and insolent behavior of...

August 21, 2015: Government Haredi Rabbi Issues Excommunication Threat To Local Haredi Pols Who Reported Government Corruption To Authorities
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Rabbi Dovid Tzvi Ordentlich believes reporting corruption and theft from the government perpetrated by haredim is mesira (informing), a crime under halakha (Orthodox Jewish law), and issued his excommunication threat in response. Government Haredi Rabbi Issues Excommunication Threat To Local...

August 20, 2015: Orthodox Cleaning Business Owner Arrested For Allegedly Defrauding Day Laborers
Comments: 37 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
Five day laborers each worked more than 24 hours straight cleaning homes for the Just Clean cleaning business owned by 21-year-old Samuel Just. Four of the workers, all women, cleaned the homes of Orthodox Jews before Passover, working around the...

August 20, 2015: Don’t Let Men Who Own TVs Or Smartphones Lead Prayers, Chief Rabbi Says
Comments: 42 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Web/Tech
“One must find a prayer leader who fears Heaven. If you know that the prayer leader has a TV at home and watches videos of abomination or [has] a TV in his pocket [i.e., a smartphone] and watches these types...

August 20, 2015: Hasidic Group To Charge Adherents $40 Each To Immerse In Mikva Water Used To Immerse Dead Rebbe’s Body
Comments: 129 | Categories: Bizarre , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
Tosh intends to leave the water unchanged and charge hasidim $40 a pop to immerse in it before or during the High Holidays. Above: The late Rebbe of Tosh Rabbi Meshulam Feivsh Lowy Hasidic Group To Charge Adherents $40 Each...

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: Did Jerusalem’s Secular Mayor Agree To Close 8 Mini-Markets On Shabbat To Appease Haredim?
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
The change in Shabbat blue law enforcement will mean that eight mini-markets located in the center city area will almost certainly be forced to close – even though some of them have been open on Shabbat for decades. Above: Haredim...

August 19, 2015: As Spanish-Speaking Parents And Students Speak, Haredi-Controlled School Board Doesn’t Listen To Simultaneous Translation
Comments: 23 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
State monitor Dennis Walcott sat on the dais with the board and listened attentively as a large number of public school students, parents and activists complained about the district schools and the board. When Spanish speakers got up to speak,...

August 19, 2015: Haredim Want To Gender-Segregate Public Library
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Haredim in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of Jerusalem want the city to gender-segregate a new neighborhood swimming pool – and the public library. Above: a haredi gender segregation sign (file) Haredim Want To Gender-Segregate Public Library Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

August 19, 2015: Men Who Have Children At A Young Age Have Increased Early Deaths, Study Finds
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Science
In other words, what haredi rabbis encourage (and sometimes force) haredi men to do leads to increased early death in the general population. Fatherhood at young age linked to greater likelihood of mid-life death Becoming a dad before age of...

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 19, 2015: Bobov Succession Fight Back In Federal Court
Comments: 52 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
Bobov 48 (i.e., the real Bobov) petitions a federal court asking the court to force Bobov 45 (i.e., the splinter faction) to follow the beit din ruling / arbitration agreement that mandates Bobov 45 not claim to be "Bobov." The...

August 18, 2015: IDF’s Conversion Program To Be Closed Due To Alleged Lack Of Funds
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis, primarily immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, are not Jews according to Orthodox Jewish law. The IDF's conversion program was the fastest and simplest way for those among them who wanted to convert to Judaism...

August 18, 2015: Shun Haredi IDF Soldiers, New Haredi Pamphlet Says
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
A new pamphlet distributed in haredi neighborhoods of Jerusalem names haredim who are serving in the IDF and urges other haredim to shun them. Shun Haredi IDF Soldiers, New Haredi Pamphlet Says Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A new pamphlet distributed...

August 18, 2015: Haredi Seminaries Union Calls For State Closure Of Haredi School That Won’t Accept Most Sefardi Students – Or Maybe It Didn't
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
The Union of Seminaries (haredi girls high schools) in Israel has called for the preeminent seminary in the haredi town of Elad to be closed over its discrimination against Sefardi girls. Or maybe it hasn't. Please see the update at...

August 18, 2015: Haredi West Bank Extremist Indicted For Threatening Shin Bet Agents, Deputy State Prosecutor
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
The indictment alleges Khantsis threatened the Shin Bet agents and a state prosecutor at an August 11 court hearing in which two other alleged Jewish West Bank settler terrorists were remanded into administrative detention for six months. Khantsis shouted, “We...

August 18, 2015: Haredi-Controlled Chief Rabbinate Fails To Recognize US Orthodox Conversions, Disrupts Lives, Ruins Weddings – And Won’t Apologize
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
"The categorical denial on the part of the [Chief R] abbinate is, unfortunately, part of the problem. Rather than taking responsibility for the tragedy they inflict upon hundreds of immigrants each month, they simply bury their heads in the sand."...

August 18, 2015: Haredim Protest Alleged Grave Desecration, Three Arrested
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
For decades, groups affiliated with Edah Haredit have claimed that various construction projects desecrate ancient Jewish graves and have staged often violent protests and riots against contractors, developers, and the government archaeologists who cleared the sites for construction. In almost...

August 18, 2015: Abandoning The Elderly For Profit
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
"…After Justice Saitta appointed a receiver to operate the [assisted living] facility in April, Dietsch’s attorney Joel Drucker told the judge that one corporate entity owns the facility’s valuable real estate, while another entity operated the home. Drucker maintains that...

August 17, 2015: Haredi Man Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On 15-Year-Old Pants-Wearing Girl
Comments: 50 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The girl was walking with her family when she was allegedly accosted by Yosef Chaim Jabali adjacent to a health clinic on Strauss Street and spit on. Haredi Man Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On 15-Year-Old Pants-Wearing Girl Shmarya Rosenberg •...

August 17, 2015: Cooking The Books On Metzitzah B'Peh?
Comments: 6 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Rockland County's former commissioner of health, Dr. Oscar Alleyne, claims that by using DNA testing he was able to discount mohels as the source of two neonatal herpes infections (in male haredi babies who were circumcised with metzitzah b'peh [MBP],...

August 17, 2015: New Conversion Courts Won't Force Converts To be Fully Orthodox
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The demand of converts to perform all the commandments “cannot be real, and I do not believe in things that are not real. I could also not take upon myself to perform all of the commandments according to that interpretation....

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