11,228 posts categorized "Haredim"

May 4, 2015: Haredi Yeshivas To Get $257 Million In Coalition Deal
Comments: 1 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
In return for signing a deal to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government, Netanyahu promised the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party many things – including $257 million for haredi yeshivas. Above: Benjamin Netanyahu Ynet reports: …The agreement with...

May 4, 2015: Warning: Anti-Porn Activist Who Is An Unlicensed Therapist Allegedly Preys On Orthodox Women And Girls
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"There is an individual loose in our community who presents himself as both a therapist and an activist fighting against the dangers of internet pornography addiction. He gives public lectures and speeches in various venues presenting himself as an expert...

May 4, 2015: Sefardi Haredi Shas Party Joins New Netanyahu Government, Gets Religious Affairs And Economy Ministries
Comments: 0 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
The Sefardi haredi Shas Party signed a coalition agreement today with the Likud Party, making it the third party to join the new government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Sefardi Haredi Shas Party Joins New Netanyahu Government, Gets Religious...

May 4, 2015: Coalition Deal Would See Haredi Yeshivas As Degree-Granting Colleges – Even Though Most Graduates Can't Do Simple Algebra Or Correctly Write A Modern Hebrew Sentence
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredim now bring many yeshiva students from the Diaspora to Israel to study with full government funding as part of the Taglit-Birthright Israel program. Haredim already get 100 million shekels ($27.5 million) for this annually, fully one-third of which goes...

May 4, 2015: President Meets With Haredi Mayors, Warns Of Need For Integration
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
"In 2018, almost a quarter of the first grade students in Israel will be from the haredi community. This community is no longer a minority and we must understand this and adjust our concept regarding the nature of the relationship...

May 4, 2015: Alleged “Sex Pest” Rabbi And Wife Hospitalized
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland – an accused sex offender who has been on the run from Israel for more than two years – is in a cardiac unit and his wife reportedly has a leg fracture. Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland Alleged...

May 4, 2015: Haredi Help Wanted: Internet Mashgiach
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Religion , Web/Tech
A man seeks fellow haredim to say Psalms and learn Torah out loud next to him as he uses the Internet for his business. This is similar to the ad we posted in January. Please click to enlarge: Related Post:...

May 3, 2015: Alleged Haredi Cult Leader Rabbi Aharon Ramati Arrested
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Aharon Ramati, the head of the sefardi haredi Be'er Miriam women’s seminary in the Sanhedria neighborhood of Jerusalem, was arrested today and his seminary was raided by police and whole host of government agencies. Alleged Haredi Cult Leader Rabbi...

May 3, 2015: Hasidic School's Lag Ba-Omer Quiz Equates Zionists To Ancient Enemies Of The Jewish People
Comments: 36 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
A hasidic school's Lag Ba-Omer quiz for young children lumps Zionists together with two ancient enemies of the Jewish people and asks, Who wanted to kill Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai? Those enemies or the Zionists? A translation made by the...

May 2, 2015: Large Haredi Money Changing Operation-Cum-Illegal-Bank Collapses, Leaving Millions In Debts And Many Haredim Destitute
Comments: 82 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A large haredi money changing company-cum-illegal-bank in Bnei Brak has suddenly declared bankruptcy, leaving smaller money changers and check cashing kiosks that relied on it and the company’s haredi investors facing millions of shekels in losses. Large Haredi Money Changing...

May 2, 2015: Shabbat Bus Service Launches In Jerusalem Without Major Incident
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Several dozen haredim protested on Hanevi’im Street on the edge of downtown where many of Jerusalem’s cafés and other entertainment venues are located. They blocked traffic and demanded that the road be closed to traffic on Shabbat. Police dispersed them...

May 2, 2015: Jewish Violence At Christian Event In Israel Averted – But Only After Police Give In To Jewish Mob
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
The crowd of Rabbi Peretz’s protesters grew much larger and angrier. They demanded the two protesters be immediately released from police custody. At this point, police used a police vehicle to block the entrance to the building to prevent the...

May 1, 2015: Rockland County Announces Crackdown On Illegal Housing And Construction, Executive Threatens To Call IRS On Illegal Landlords
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"To those greedy landlords who risk families and firefighter's lives ... I will bring every resource to bear to stop you including the IRS. If it was good enough to stop Al Capone, it is good enough to stop you."...

May 1, 2015: In West Bank Haredi Town, “Arab Burglars” Turn Out To Be Haredim
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Xenophobia
At least two suspects are reportedly in police custody after a wave of break-ins in the haredi West Bank town of Betar Illit, located six miles south of Jerusalem. In West Bank Haredi Town, “Arab Burglars” Turn Out To Be...

May 1, 2015: Nepal Earthquake Caused By Sexual Immorality And Fake Conversions – In Israel, Top Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 59 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch said the earthquake happened because of incest and other sexual immorality taking place in Israel along with “fraudulent” conversions to Judaism performed by Israeli state Orthodox rabbis who are not strictly haredi. Above: Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch Nepal...

May 1, 2015: Top Haredi Rabbi Opines On Nepal Earthquake, Secular Education
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman replied the yeshiva student should find a different marriage partner and exclaimed in Yiddish, “Nebach! A rachmanus on a Yiddisher daughter…rachmanus on the daughter of Israel,” essentially meaning that the girl is “a mercy case” because...

May 1, 2015: Haredim Lash Out At Israel’s President Over Call For Haredim To Study Secular Subjects, Serve The Country And Work
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Unnamed sources from the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party (UTJ) are reportedly lashing out at Israel’s president Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin after Rivlin told a conference on education and the economy Wednesday that the new coalition deal between UTJ and...

May 1, 2015: 2-Year-Old Haredi Girl In Serious Condition After Falling From 2nd Story Window, Police Investigating
Comments: 8 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The girl was leaning on a second floor window screen. It gave way and the girl fell approximately 20 feet to the ground below. 2-Year-Old Haredi Girl In Serious Condition After Falling From 2nd Story Window Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

May 1, 2015: Two Incidents Of Attempted Luring Of Children In Lakewood
Comments: 14 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Two incidents of attempted luring of young children took place Wednesday in Lakewood, New Jersey. Two Incidents Of Attempted Luring Of Children In Lakewood Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com According to to a Yeshiva World report that is in turn based...

April 30, 2015: Israeli President Lashes Out At Coalition Deal Allowing Haredi Schools Not To Teach Math, Modern Hebrew
Comments: 32 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
"…Haredim need to understand what math and the other core subjects are. The issue of [their need to] study Torah is not an excuse to remove haredim from other aspects of society [which is what not knowing math, science, Modern...

April 30, 2015: Video: Hasidic Lawmaker Aaron Wieder Lashes Out
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
Aaron Wieder again implies it is anti-Semitism and bias – not years of haredi mismanagement of East Ramapo's school district, repeated violations of New York State open meetings laws, abuse of public school parents and activists by the haredi-controlled school...

April 30, 2015: Haredi Yeshiva Student Faces As Much As Life In Prison For Alleged Child Sex Assault
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Haim Bourkis is charged with three counts of predatory sexual assault against a child and first-degree sexual abuse – all felonies. Haredi Yeshiva Student Faces As Much As Life In Prison For Alleged Child Sex Assault Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

April 30, 2015: Video: Alleged Sex Abuser Rabbi Performs Bizarre Wedding
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the leader of the Shuvu Banim Breslov hasidic sect who is still on the run from sex abuse allegations made by former followers in Israel, performs a wedding for a couple in Holland in under two minutes...

April 30, 2015: Hasidic Doctor Banned By Government Over Sex Abuse
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The tribunal found that Dr John Barry Myers had failed to be deterred by a caution, counseling or a fine and posed too great a risk to the public to be able to practice medicine any longer. Meyers (pictured above)...

April 30, 2015: Netanyahu Promises Haredim Their Schools Won’t Have To Teach Secular Subjects, Will Still Get State Funding
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
What did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promise the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party (UTJ) in return for UTJ agreeing to join Netanyahu’s likely new coalition government? A lot. And much of it is very damaging to Israel's future –...

April 29, 2015: Resolution To Support State Bills Calling For Oversight Of Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School Board Dies In Committee, Despite Wide County Legislature Support
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
Despite having overwhelming support from members of the Rockland County, New York legislature, a resolution expressing support for a state bill (Senate Bill 3821 and Assembly Bill 5355) to appoint a formal state fiscal monitor to oversee the scandal-plagued haredi-controlled...

April 29, 2015: Hasidic Bus Driver Was Reckless And Speeding, Cops Say
Comments: 22 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The New Square hasidic bus driver who ran a stop sign and plowed his school bus into a much smaller East Ramapo school district mini school bus yesterday was issued three summonses for his conduct. Hasidic Bus Driver Was Reckless...

April 29, 2015: Ashkenazi Haredim Reach Deal With PM Netanyahu On Inclusion In New Coalition Government
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Likud’s deal with UTJ appears to scrap all criminal penalties for haredim who dodge Israel’s military draft, scuttle much of the recent law drafting them, and roll back a whole host of changes on religion and state issues that were...

April 29, 2015: Attorney For Accused Haredi Pedophile Accuses Alleged Victim Of Reporting Abuse To Cover Up Her Own Alleged “Marital Difficulties”
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
An alleged victim of accused haredi pedophile Rabbi Todros Grynhaus sobbed in open court in Manchester, England as she described being ordered by Grynhaus to “enjoy” his alleged sex abuse, but Grynhaus' attorney accused the woman of making up the...

April 29, 2015: Rabbi Mendel Tevel Pleads Guilty In Sweetheart Plea Deal
Comments: 17 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Mendel Tevel, a Chabad-ordained rabbi who was arrested in October 2013 in Beverly Hills, California on New York State child sex abuse charges and was subsequently extradited to New York, has now pleaded guilty in a sweetheart plea deal that...

April 29, 2015: A Statement by Masorti/Conservative Jewish Leaders To the Cancellation of Bar and Bat Mitzvah Ceremony For Children with Disabilities in Rehovot, Israel
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Religion
"To slam a door on a Jewish teen at the moment they are about to enter the fellowship of the Jewish People is terrible; to do so to a young person with disabilities is unforgivable. The insult to the dignity...

April 29, 2015: Haredi Mayor Abruptly Cancels Public Bar And Bat Mitzvah Ceremony For Disabled Children In Slap At Conservative Movement
Comments: 40 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Rahamim Malul, the haredi mayor of the Israeli city of Rehovot canceled a public bar and bat mitzvah ceremony for children with disabilities because it was scheduled to held at a Conservative synagogue. Wha t Malul did is almost certainly...

April 29, 2015: Re-Trial Of Alleged Haredi Pedophile Todros Grynhaus Begins
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
He jumped bail, fled to Israel on a false passport, fought deportation and then saw his first trial end in a hung jury. And now Todros Grynhaus, a father of 10 children and the son of a prominent haredi rabbi,...

April 29, 2015: New Short Film On Hasidim
Comments: 26 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Religion
A 23-year-old hasidic Jew struggles to come to terms with the tension of staying true to tradition, and life as a young man in modern Britain, in Billy Lumby's short film Samuel-613. Set in east London, Shmilu (played by Theo...

April 28, 2015: Audio: East Ramapo Schools Oversight Protest In Albany
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
There was a protest in Albany, New York today demanding New York State oversight of the scandal-plagued haredi-controlled East Ramapo school district. Here's audio. Above: file photo of a protest at an East Ramapo school board meeting in 2013 Please...

April 28, 2015: DA Reportedly Launches Haredi Child Sex Abuse Witness Tampering Investigation
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth “Ken” Thompson has opened an investigation into witness tampering in the Rabbi Baruch Lebovits child sex abuse case abuse case. But will the investigation be thorough and complete? Some observers don't think it will. Above: file...

April 28, 2015: New Square Yeshiva Bus Allegedly Blows Stop Sign, Striking Public School Bus
Comments: 20 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Moishe Eisenbach, a school bus driver for a New Square hasidic yeshiva, Yeshiva Avir Yakov, allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into an East Ramapo school district mini bus this morning. Above: file photo New Square Yeshiva Bus Allegedly...

April 28, 2015: If I Serve Even 1 Day In Prison, My Children Will Be Given To Goyyim, Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Says
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Sefardim
One of the documents Pinto submitted to the court contends that if Pinto serves even one day in prison, his children – who spend half of each year in New York City with Pinto and his wife – will be...

April 28, 2015: Haredi Mohel Committee Allegedly Bans Mohel
Comments: 21 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim
In a pashkvil dated Rosh Chodesh Kislev (November 23), the Vaad HaMishmeres Bris bans a mohel for having a "serious" but unnamed "deficiency." It's unclear what this deficiency is or if the vaad's claims are true. Nonetheless, the pashkvil (public...

April 28, 2015: Haredi Org That Helps Cancer-Stricken Kids Gives Away Cancer-Causing Cigars As Fundraising Prizes
Comments: 48 | Categories: Haredim , Hessed , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Chai Lifeline says it helps kids with cancer. But one of its major prizes – a box of premium Cuban cigars – to be given away at its next fundraising event cause cancer. Please click to enlarge: The entire Chai...

April 27, 2015: Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi Reacts To Nepal Earthquake: "All The Idols Worshiping Places…Are Now Destroyed"
Comments: 153 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Sefardim
No stranger to making controversial statements, Sefardi haredi Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi (Mizrahi) posted a photo of a destroyed Buddhist temple in Nepal with the text, "All [t]he idols [sic] worshiping places [i]n Nepal are now destroyed." Mizrachi's post as a...

April 27, 2015: Haredi Conference On Gynecological Health Excludes…All Women
Comments: 113 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Religion , Women & Judaism
The Meuhedet HMO and the haredi Yad Ramah Institute are holding a conference tomorrow in Jerusalem for rabbis and top doctors on gynecology and related medical ethics issues. Missing from the list of invitees and speakers is one entire class...

April 27, 2015: Man Assaulted By Kotel Security Guard After Giving Torah Scroll To Women Of The Wall Will Sue Assailant If Police Continue To Refuse To Enforce The Law
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Charlie Kalech handed a Torah scroll from the men’s section of the Kotel to members of Women of the Wall (WoW) in the women’s section, sparking a violent response from an as yet unidentified Kotel security guard. But police arrested...

April 27, 2015: “We Won’t Let Beit Shemesh Turn Into A Taliban City!”
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Four women who won court fight against haredi-controlled city promise to use their financial judgements to fight illegal haredi discrimination against women. Above: File photo of an illegal haredi modesty sign in Beit Shemesh “We Won’t Let Beit Shemesh Turn...

April 27, 2015: Amsterdam Rabbi And Triangle-K Kosher Supervision Head Tied To Violent New York Divorce Squad
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Women & Judaism
One of the victims, Menachem Teitelbaum, accused the head of Triangle-K kosher supervision Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag, who is also the Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam, of threatening and beating him. He stated in his testimony that Ralbag received between $25,000 and...

April 26, 2015: Senior Australian Chabad Rabbi Says Anti-Halal Campaign “Ignorant And Prejudiced”
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Kosher Scandal
"The current attack we are hearing against halal certification in Australia is wrong. It is the product of prejudice and ignorance. If it was against kosher certification it would be labelled anti-Semitic. If anyone believes anyone is funding terrorism and...

April 26, 2015: Top Haredi Newspaper Strongly Condemns Haredim Who Participated In Remembrance Day And Independence Day Events
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Yated Ne’eman, the largest selling haredi daily newspaper in the world and the mouthpiece of the non-hasidic half of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism political party, ignored the attack [against the Orthodox IDF soldier in Mea Shearim allegedly committed...

April 26, 2015: Eight-Hundred-Fifty Rabbis Demand Disqualification Of Justices Kagan And Ginsberg in Upcoming Supreme Court Case
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Rabbi Yehuda Levin, Torah values spokesman for the 75 year old, 850 members Rabbinical Alliance of America stated: "We join many other who are appalled and deeply ashamed that less than a week before the Supreme Court hearing on same...

April 26, 2015: Government Trains Mikvah Ladies To Spot Domestic Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Some state-employed mikvah attendants in Israel – it is unclear how many – are being trained to spot signs of domestic abuse and report it to police. Government Trains Mikvah Ladies To Spot Domestic Abuse Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Some...

April 26, 2015: Hamodia Condemns Haredi Mob Attack On Orthodox IDF Officer – Sort Of
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The Israeli edition of the haredi newspaper Hamodia – which is essentially the house organ of the Gerrer hasidic sect, the largest hasidic sect in Israel, and of the hasidic half of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism political party...

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