11,082 posts categorized "Haredim"

March 31, 2015: Report Haredi Voter Fraud And Intimidation, Top Rabbi Says
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
“Since we heard that there were many cases of fraud and intimidation at the polls, and the Yachad Party as a result did not pass the threshold [of votes necessary to hold any Knesset seats], I hereby give notice that...

March 30, 2015: Recording Of Official Hatzolah Radio Transmissions For Horrific House Fire That Killed 7 Haredi Children
Comments: 20 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Med-Ethics
The audio is an official recording of the radio transmissions between Flatbush Hatzolah EMT/ambulance service and its EMTs and ambulances. Based on eyewitness accounts and other information, it appears to begin about 10 minutes after the FDNY arrived at the...

March 30, 2015: Ex-Chief Rabbi, Deemed A Severe Flight Risk, Is Barred From Leaving Country For Family Celebration
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger stepped down from his position after being arrested 15 months ago. He allegedly exploited his office to obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal payments, fraudulent charitable donations and bribes. Above:...

March 30, 2015: Haredi Kosher Food And Supervision Mag Runs Article On "Kosher Marijuana"
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics , Media & Media Criticism
Need some kosher medicinal herb? Kashrus Magazine has the answer for you. Please click to enlarge:

March 30, 2015: 6-Year-Old Haredi Child Drinks Bleach In Passover Cleaning Mishap
Comments: 18 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
A 6-year-old haredi boy remains hospitalized today after drinking bleach yesterday which was brought into the child’s home on Ben-Zakai Street in Bnei Brak in an empty soda bottle and was meant to used to clean the home for Passover....

March 30, 2015: Video: 'Kosher For Passover' Cigarettes
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics
Cigarettes cause cancer, heart attacks and other health problems and are forbidden by an increasing number of rabbis (mostly Modern Orthodox). But lots of haredim smoke anyway and now a group of Israelis is taking advantage of that sad fact...

March 30, 2015: Video: Father Of 7 Haredi Kids Killed In Brooklyn House Fire Speaks About His Family
Comments: 9 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Sefardim
Gabriel Sassoon, the father of the seven children killed in a horrific Brooklyn house fire 9 days ago, talks about his kids and the importance of family.

March 30, 2015: Hasidic Candidate Aaron Tzvi Rabiner Wins Bloomingburg Election By 9 Votes – But Was It Legal?
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm's hasidic candidate Aaron Tzvi Rabiner won the Board of Trustees election in tiny 420-person Bloomingburg, New York by 9 votes – but only after the county's board of elections changed its own ruling without informing...

March 29, 2015: Haredi Modesty Squad Mashgiach Bans Ad Showing 2-Year-Old Girl’s Clothed Ankles And Feet
Comments: 42 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Two local haredi newspapers in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh refused to publish an ad for a stocking shop that showed the shod feet and clothed ankles and shins of a two-year-old girl. Above and below: the banned ad...

March 29, 2015: Child Sex Abuse Victims Ask Australian PM To Take Over Melbourne Chabad Schools
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Victims of the child sexual assault scandal that rocked Melbourne’s Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish community have called on Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne to intervene in the running of Chabad’s Yeshivah College in a bid to...

March 29, 2015: Dozens Of Jewish Leaders, Including At least 19 Rabbis, Pleaded To Get William E. Rapfogel A Sweetheart Deal In $9 Million Theft From Jewish Poor
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
Who sent letters to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asking him to go easy on William E. Rapfogel, the Modern Orthodox former head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty who stole at least $9 million from the...

March 29, 2015: Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi Blames A Specific Jew's Supposed Lack Of Shabbat And Mitzvah Observance For The Deaths Of 7 Haredi Children In Tragic House Fire
Comments: 33 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Religion , Sefardim
"a mechalel shabbat garbage like you have no right to open their fealty mouth ,jews are dying because of your crime and then you have the audacity to blame others such a moron" Above: Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi (Mizrahi) To be...

March 29, 2015: Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim's $100 Million Lawsuit Against Ramapo NY Villages Thrown Out Of Court
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
For more than ten years, Mosdos Chofetz Chaim has pursued a policy of filing what many claim are largely frivolous lawsuits and related legal actions against the villages of Pomona, Chestnut Ridge, Wesley Hills, and Montebello, all located in Ramapo,...

March 29, 2015: Fire In Viznitz Yeshiva Caused By Unattended Candles
Comments: 12 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
Only a week after the horrific house fire in Brooklyn that killed seven haredi children and critically injured two other members of that family, hasidim apparently left lit candles unattended in an Israeli yeshiva last night, sparking a fire. Fire...

March 29, 2015: Video: Why Smoke Alarms Might Not Protect Your Kids And What You Can Do About It
Comments: 2 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
Smoke alarms might not protect your kids because kids sleep differently than adults do. Here's a brief video explaining what that means for your kids' safety and what you can do to make their odds of surviving a fire better....

March 28, 2015: Satmar Falsely Claims Its Kiryas Joel Yeshiva Does Not Discriminate By "Race, Color Or Ethnic Origin"
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bad Spin , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion
Satmar has now taken out an ad that deceptively claims its Yeshivah Gedolah (i.e., its high school-level yeshiva) linked to the Satmar hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel, New York does not discriminate by "race, color national and ethnic origin." Satmar...

March 27, 2015: Don't Give Charity To Haredim Who Did Not Vote For An Approved Haredi Political Party, Haredi Newspaper Editor Says
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , Hessed , Israel
Regarding his call not to give them any help, even though among them there are needy families, Greenbaum justified his position by saying: "There is no need to say a lot regarding the fact that they are not justified in...

March 27, 2015: 101-Year Old Top Haredi Rabbi In Critical Condition
Comments: 38 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
The leading posek (decisor of halakha, Orthodox Jewish law) for hasidim worldwide, Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Wosner, is reportedly in critical condition in Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Bak. Above: Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Wosner in 2006 101-Year Old Haredi Rabbi In...

March 27, 2015: The Vaccine Wars
Comments: 66 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics
All opponents of vaccines, including haredi opponents like Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky and his wife, should be encouraged to watch this video. PBS/Frontline's Vaccine War website with additional information and interviews.

March 27, 2015: To Circumvent Israeli High Court Ruling, Haredim Set Up Rabbinic Arbitration Panels
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
It is unfathomable that Israel of all places should not have an official rabbinical court for choshen mishpat [financial disputes],” said marketing expert Menachem Lubinsky. “Who but our Torah set the standards for fairness and justice in mitigating business disputes,”...

March 27, 2015: As Shabbat Approaches, Haredim Wonder If Their Kitchens – And Families – Are Safe
Comments: 41 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
“Basically, everyone is trying to figure out what should they do this Sabbath,” said Edgar Gluck, a prominent rabbi in Borough Park who has been helping to counsel people. He personally uses a hot plate, he said, but places it...

March 26, 2015: Video: Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi Blames Death Of 7 Sasson Children On Facebook, Women's 'Immodest' Wigs
Comments: 95 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
Mizrahi blames the deaths of the seven Sassoon children – who were all killed early last Saturday in a Brooklyn house fire started by a Shabbat hotplate left on and unattended – on Facebook, text messages, immodesty, lack of proper...

March 26, 2015: Video: Yossi Gestetner Interviewed About Grotesque Video Smearing Opponents Of Haredi Community In Rockland County
Comments: 14 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
Satmar hasidic PR hack Yossi Gestetner's Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) has released a disgusting video that smears opponents of the haredi community as anti-Semites and potential terrorists without ever once mentioning the very real misbehavior of many haredim....

March 26, 2015: 4-Year-Old Found Alone, Neglected, Dirty, Malnourished And Sleeping On The Street In A Cardboard Box In The Haredi City Of Elad, Father Arrested
Comments: 50 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
"It was "shocking to see the toddler's condition,” a police source reportedly said. "The boy suffered severe neglect, and although we have seen almost everything, it was difficult to see his condition. We were shocked when we saw him and...

March 26, 2015: Cut Off Funding To Chabad Schools Until Chabad Takes Responsibility For Child Sex Abuse Coverups And Ostracism Of Victims And Takes Real Steps To Protect Children, Lawmaker Says
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Worst of all was to learn that these same people, respected and learned rabbis, leaders of our community, had engaged in slander and abuse of former Yeshivah students who had the courage to come forward and testify about the abuse...

March 26, 2015: Video: Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein On The Horrific Fire Deaths Of 7 Haredi Children
Comments: 48 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
Early last Saturday morning, 7 haredi siblings from the Sassoon family died in a horrific house fire in Brooklyn. There were no smoke alarms on the first or second floors of the house, and a Shabbat hotplate had been left...

March 26, 2015: Chabad Bosses Allegedly Refuse To Make Necessary Changes To Fully Protect Children, Prompting The Only Well-Liked Chabad Educator In Melbourne To Consider Leaving
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The well-liked principal of Chabad’s Beth Rivkah school located in its Yeshivah Centre campus in Melbourne, Australia is reportedly about to leave the school after the school’s Committee of Management allegedly stonewalled needed changes highlighted by the horrific testimony about...

March 26, 2015: Votes Opened; Hasidic Candidate Now Leads By 9
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
“The question is whether we have a tainted election with a large number of people who shouldn’t have voted.” Above: Aaron Tzvi Rabiner Votes Opened; Hasidic Candidate Now Leads By 9 Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com 23 of the 41 sealed...

March 25, 2015: Planning Board Gives Green Light For Bloomingburg Satmar Girls School
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm’s proposed Satmar hasidic girls school was was finally approved by the Town of Mamakating, New York’s Planning Board Tuesday night, after which the spokesman for Lamm and the hasidic community Michael Fragin lashed out at...

March 25, 2015: Chabad’s Top Australian Rabbi Tells Child Sex Abuse Victim He Was Wrong To Call Police Without Getting Permission From Rabbis
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre of Melbourne’s top rabbi, Tzvi Hirsh Telsner, allegedly told a member of the Yeshivah Centre’s synagogue this week that he was wrong to have reported child sex abuse to police without first getting permission from a rabbi....

March 25, 2015: Non-Hasidic Bloomingburg Residents And Neighboring Elected Officials Demand DA Investigate Alleged Hasidic Voter Misconduct
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Residents of a tiny 420-person village in the Catskill Mountains in New York State are demanding that Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell investigate the Sullivan County Board of Elections. The outraged Bloomingburg residents and elected officials from the adjoining...

March 25, 2015: Queens Fire Safety Event Combined With Memorial For 7 Children Killed In Horrific Brooklyn House Fire
Comments: 12 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
A haredi community in Queens, New York is holding a Saturday night memorial for the seven Sassoon children killed early last Saturday in a horrific house fire caused by a dangerous Shabbat hot plate known as a plata. The memorial...

March 25, 2015: De Blasio Likely To Replace Bloomberg-Era Health Board Members Before Controversial Circumcision Vote
Comments: 36 | Categories: Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has the ability to fill a majority of the seats on the New York City Board of Health with his own appointees before he asks that board to repeal the city’s informed consent...

March 25, 2015: 22 Haredim Arrested In Massive Extortion Scam Meant To Save Failing Haredi PR Organ
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism
Israel Police arrested 21 haredim from Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, Ashdod, Yeruham, and Modi'in Illit Tuesday night and a 22nd haredi person Wednesday morning in a massive extortion scam meant to keep the floundering haredi HaPeles newspaper afloat. 22 Haredim Arrested...

March 25, 2015: Video: Interview With Conservative Jewish Couple Who Called 911 To Report Horrific Brooklyn House Fire That Killed 7 Haredi Children
Comments: 46 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Hessed
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rosenblatt talk about calling 911 to report the horrific Brooklyn house fire that killed seven haredi children early Saturday morning and their attempts after the fire to get and distribute fire safety information to their neighbors....

March 25, 2015: Father Of 7 Children Killed In Horrific House Fire Wants More Children, Asks Rabbi For Blessing
Comments: 82 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Sefardim
“He’d prepare special drinks for every kid every morning, all the right proteins, that kind of guy,’’ the friend said, adding that it appears that Sassoon is turning to his faith to try to deal with any guilt he may...

March 25, 2015: Free Smoke Alarms In Rockland County
Comments: 5 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
Rockland County, New York, located about an hour north of New York City and the home to tens of thousands of haredim, is offering free smoke alarms to eligible residents through its Healthy Neighborhoods Program. Here are the details… Please...

March 24, 2015: Williamsburg Rabbis Ban Chol HaMoed Plays Due To 'Immodesty' And Women
Comments: 15 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Rabbis of the Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based Hisachdus rabbinic organization, which is dominated by Satmar, have banned Chol HaMoed plays due the 'immodesty' that would otherwise be caused when women go out in public to see them. Please click to enlarge:

March 24, 2015: Haredi Man, Suspected Of Serial Sexual Assaults Against Little Haredi Girls, Indicted
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Braverman allegedly has a long history of sexually abusing children, but his haredi victims and their families refused to cooperate with police because of the halakhic (Orthodox-haredi Jewish law) prohibition against mesirah (informing on another Jew) and because local haredi...

March 24, 2015: Agudath Israel Of America Spokesman: Blame Hotplate Manufacturer For Deadly Fire, Not Haredim!
Comments: 59 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Rants / Editorials , Religion
"…The insinuation that observant Jews engage in dangerous Sabbath practices and are indifferent to the hazards of fire and electricity is a pernicious one. To be sure, smoke detectors – which fire officials suspect were absent on the main floor...

March 24, 2015: After Long Fight, Disputed Secular School Building Given To Haredim
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
The school had been divided earlier in the school year, with roughly half remaining a secular school and half becoming a haredi girls school. But the manner in which that division took place – including city workers erecting makeshift walls...

March 23, 2015: Hamodia: Ignore The Physical Causes Of The Fire And Repent
Comments: 82 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Religion
"When learning of a tragedy of any sort, there is a natural inclination to make inquiries as to precisely what occurred and how it happened. Often, these questions are driven by a fear of this happening to us, and the...

March 23, 2015: Rabbi Mendel Epstein Took $60,000 To Extort Aharon Friedman, Rabbi-Attorney Testifies
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Tamar Epstein’s attorney testified today that Rabbi Mendel Epstein (who is not related to her) told Tamar Epstein’s family to pay Rabbi Mendel Epstein's two synagogues $60,000 to get her an Orthodox Jewish religious divorce known as a get. Above"...

March 23, 2015: FDNY's Fire Safety Recommendations For Jewish Observances
Comments: 21 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , MO & Chardal
The Fire Department of New York's information handout for Orthodox and haredi Jews on fire safety and candle safety. Note how many of the recommendations do not jibe with haredi or even Orthodox observance and practice. Note that much of...

March 23, 2015: Video: NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind Warns About Hotplates, Urgent Need For Working Smoke Alarms
Comments: 24 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind emotionally argues that Shabbat hotplate use has to be reevaluated and that every home has to have working smoke alarms immediately – two points no haredi rabbinic group has yet made.

March 23, 2015: Video: Father Speaking At Burial Of His 7 Children
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The father of the seven Sassoon children killed in a horrific house fire in Brooklyn early Saturday morning speaks at their burial in Jerusalem earlier today.

March 23, 2015: A Grotesque Smear: Rockland County Haredi PR Video Plays Holocaust Card, Equates The Situation Of Haredim In Rockland To Paris Terror Attacks
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bad Spin , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Satmar hasidic PR hack Yossi Gestetner's Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) has released a disgusting video that smears opponents of the haredi community as anti-Semites and potential terrorists without ever once mentioning the very real misbehavior of many haredim....

March 22, 2015: Funeral At 3 PM Today For 7 Haredi Siblings Killed In Horrific House Fire
Comments: 46 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Sefardim
The funeral for the seven Sassoon children killed in the horrific house fire in Brooklyn early Saturday will be held at 3 pm today. The funeral for the seven Sassoon children killed in the horrific house fire in Brooklyn early...

March 22, 2015: Support State Fiscal Monitor For Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School District, County Executive Says
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
…Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year appointed Hank Greenberg, a former federal prosecutor, to assess the East Ramapo school board's conduct and fiscal management. He found that board members had shown favoritism to the Orthodox Jewish students who attend private schools...

March 22, 2015: Free Smoke Alarms, Batteries In Brooklyn Today
Comments: 19 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim
The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) will be giving out smoke alarms, batteries and fire safety education materials at four locations in Flatbush, Brooklyn today from 11:00AM – 3:00PM at the following locations: The Fire Department...

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