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April 24, 2014: Shomrim Members Allegedly Obstructed Justice In Taj Patterson Beating Case
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim
In the hours after the Taj Patterson beating, approximately 20 members of Williamsburg's Shomrim street patrol allegedly went door to door over a 10 block radius from the site of the Taj Patterson beating to erase or destroy security camera...

April 24, 2014: Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Child Sex Abuse Trial Delayed Again
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The trial of alleged pedophile Rabbi Baruch Lebovits has been delayed again. Rabbi Baruch Lebovits The trial of alleged pedophile Rabbi Baruch Lebovits has been delayed again, this time until May 7th. I'll post more details if they become available.

April 24, 2014: Kiryas Joel Satmar Rebbe Compares Israelis To Nazis, Holocaust To Haredi Draft
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
“…This is perhaps why we raise our glasses while saying Vehi Sheamdah, to express [the idea] that just as this cup stood by our forefathers to save them from trouble during the Holocaust, today as well, when the wicked in...

April 24, 2014: Kabbalist Reportedly About To Accept Plea Deal In Bribery, Obstruction Of Justice And Money Laundering Case
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Sefardi haredi kabbalist to the stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto is leaning toward accepting a plea deal that would see him serve only one year in prison for an array of crimes that includes trying to bribe a senior police...

April 24, 2014: Shomrim Issues Deceptive Statement On Yesterday's Arrests
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
Five hasidic men linked to the Shomrim Safety Patrol of Williamsburg, Brooklyn were arrested yesterday for allegedly savagely beating Taj Patterson, a gay black college student, in early December. Today, Shomrim issued a deceptive, highly parsed statement. Here it is…...

April 24, 2014: Is New Square A Haredi Cult?
Comments: 54 | Categories: Haredim
"There are no restaurants, bakeries, prepared food stores in all of New Square. The only supermarket sells only basic items, no prepared food, no national brands. Everyone eats the same few staples [because the Rebbe says to].…" The Skverer Rebbe...

April 24, 2014: Owned By Satmar? New York City’s Mayor Stonewalls On Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice
Comments: 4 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim
City refuses to share public records on enforcement of the city's informed consent requirement or answer questions about it. The city's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, promised Satmar he would abolish the requirement in exchange for their bloc votes. The...

April 24, 2014: Notorious Hasidic Slumlords Get Subpoena From Governor
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Governor Cuomo: “It is not only unconscionable, but it is flat-out illegal for any landlord to subject families to living without running water or a functioning bathroom or kitchen.” Joel Israel A kitchen in one of the Israel brother's apartments...

April 23, 2014: Video: Williamsburg Shomrim Arrests
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Media & Media Criticism
A News 12 video report on the arrests of 5 of the approximately 15 hasidic men from the Williamsburg Shomrim street patrol who savagely beat a gay black college student December 1 on the edge of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Note that...

April 23, 2014: Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg Allegedly Attacked By Satmar Mob In Williamsburg
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Anti-child-sex-abuse activist Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg says he was just attacked by a gang of rock-throwing Satmar teens in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg tweets: I was just attacked by mob of Rock-throwing Satmar teenagers IFO Satmar Shul...

April 23, 2014: 5 Shomrim Members Face Up To 25 Years in Prison In Beating Of Gay Black College Student
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
“We simply cannot allow anyone walking on the streets of Brooklyn to be knocked to the ground, stomped and brutally beaten. Our streets must be free of such violence and everyone must adhere to the rule of law, including these...

April 23, 2014: Hasidic Man Pleads Guilty To Using Charity As Illegal Bank To Launder Money
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
A haredi man who operated a Klausneberg-Sanz hasidic charity as an illegal bank used by depositors to launder money, evade taxes and commit other crimes has pleaded guilty. Solomon Dwek's mug shot Hasidic Man Pleads Guilty To Using Charity As...

April 23, 2014: William E. Rapfogel, Rabbi David Cohen Plead Guilty In Thefts From The Metropolitan Council On Jewish Poverty
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
William E. Rapfogel, the Modern Orthodox former CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, the New York City Jewish community’s anti-poverty arm, pleaded guilty this morning to grand larceny, money laundering, tax fraud and offering a false instrument for...

April 23, 2014: UPDATED: 5 Satmar Hasidic Shomrim Members Arrested In Beating Of Gay Black Man
Comments: 26 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents
The NYPD hate crimes unit has arrested five individuals from Williamsburg’s hasidic community in the December 1 beating of a gay black man, 22-year-old Taj Patterson. Each hasid faces as much as 25 years in prison. Taj Patterson after the...

April 23, 2014: Haredi IDF Soldier Verbally Assaulted In Haredi City – By Haredim
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
“Chardak [insect; haredi traitor who serves in the IDF]! Get out of our City! You are an embarrassment to Yiddishkeit [Judaism]!” File photo: haredi man walks past soldiers at the Kotel, Western Wall Haredi IDF Soldier Verbally Assaulted In Haredi...

April 23, 2014: Vizhniter Rebbe Tells Yeshiva Students To Dodge The Draft No Matter What
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
"…The first thing is not to panic, and to trust the Creator…do not pay any attention to all the letters that arrive from [the IDF]. Parents should treat the [draft] order [for thir son] as if it is just some...

April 22, 2014: City Sponsored Male Only Post Passover Mimouna Celebration Rankles Non-Haredi City Residents
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
A city-sponsored public Mimouna celebration in the costal city of Ashdod was illegally gender segregated by haredim, angering many non-haredi residents. City Sponsored Male Only Post Passover Mimouna Celebration Rankles Non-Haredi City Residents Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A city-sponsored public...

April 22, 2014: Report: Modern Orthodox Embezzler To Plead Guilty Tomorrow
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
William E. Rapfogel – the Modern Orthodox former CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, the New York City Jewish community’s anti-poverty arm – is expected to plead guilty tomorrow in a Manhattan state court. William E. Rapfogel, left,...

April 22, 2014: Haredi MK: Government Fails Haredi Community
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
Member of Knesset Rabbi Moshe Gafni of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party accused the government failing the haredi community by doing too little fund social welfare and employment projects in the haredi community. Rabbi Moshe Gafni Haredi MK:...

April 20, 2014: Number Of Israeli Draft Dodgers Skyrocketed In 2013, Mostly Due To Haredim
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The combined number of draft dodgers (defined as those who received draft orders but did not report for duty) and deserters (soldiers who left their bases without leave) is reportedly enough to fill two entire IDF brigades. Number Of Israeli...

April 19, 2014: Haredim Protest Shabbat “Desecration” In Safed
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
“Shabbat is our most precious thing and we won’t lend a hand to its public desecration. We won’t agree for it to stay open. Keeping the Sabbath [laws] in the city is important to secular people too. The city’s rabbis...

April 19, 2014: Moshe M. Lehrfield's Billing Records At The Heart Of The New Criminal Case Against Haredi Mega Scammer Eliyahu Weinstein
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Greenberg Taurig's Moshe M. Lehrfield's billing records for the real estate 'deal' at the center of the new criminal case against haredi mega scammer Eliyahu Weinstein. Eliyahu Weinstein Read the details of why what Lehrfield did was crucial for Weinstein...

April 18, 2014: Haredi British Alleged Pedophile Tries To Flee To Gambia
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
In prison in Israel and fighting extradition to Britain, alleged haredi pedophile Todros Grynhaus tried to escape the law by running to Gambia with the help of his lawyers. Grynhaus' father is a senior dayan (rabbinic judge) on the Union...

April 18, 2014: The New Indictment Against Haredi Mega Thief Eliyahu Weinstein
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Here's the new indictment issued yesterday against haredi mega-thief Eliyahu Weinstein, the darling of Lakewood, New Jersey. Weinstein allegedly stole millions of dollars from what appear to be non-Jews while he was on pre-sentencing release for previous thefts totally at...

April 17, 2014: Haredi Mega-Fraudster Eliyahu Weinstein Indicted On 13 New Fraud Charges
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Eliyahu Weinstein, 38, of Lakewood, N.J., was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, five counts of wire fraud committed while on pretrial release, and seven counts of transacting in criminal proceeds. The government is seeking the...

April 17, 2014: Chabad Oligarch Lev Leviev Wins British High Court Battle In Theft Of Billions From Rival Arkady Gaydamak
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
"…The row between the two men goes back to 2001, when…Mr Gaydamak claims, he agreed for Mr Leviev to be the public face of his half of their lucrative diamond business in Angola, keeping his own 50 per cent stake...

April 16, 2014: Kiryas Joel Playground Still Gender Segregated Despite Settlement With Civil Liberties Union
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Just as Failedmessiah.com reported last month, the settlement between the NYCLU and Kiryas Joel was foolish and unenforcible and would easily be ignored by Kiryas Joel. And now it has been. The New York Civil Liberties Union has dropped the...

April 16, 2014: Government Slow To Respond As Israel Has Highest Rate Of OECD Poverty And Number Of Working Poor Surges
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Poverty & Homelessness
“It’s embarrassing that foreign donors need to replace the government to feed Israel’s needy,” said Gidi Kroch, the chief executive officer of Leket, Israel’s largest food bank, which gets most of its support from Jewish organizations abroad. “It is becoming...

April 14, 2014: Video: Sanz-Klausenberg Rebbe Equates NYC Firemen With Nazis
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The Sanz-Klauzenberg Rebbe tells a New York City fireman who is trying to extinguish a chametz-burning bonfire that "the Nazis in Deutchland were also doing this..." i.e., shutting down chametz-burnings. Typically the FDNY extinguishes the fires by a certain time,...

April 14, 2014: Haredi Cult Wins Partial Victory On Appeal
Comments: 2 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion
A local judge in rural Ontario, Canada has ordered that a group of children from the Lev Tahor haredi cult do not have to be sent back to Quebec. But she also ruled that child protection should continue to investigate...

April 14, 2014: Former Brooklyn DA Admitted He Believed Man Convicted Of Murdering Hasidic Rabbi Was Innocent
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes has admitted in a deposition that he did not believe that Jabbar Collins, a man his office wrongly convicted of a high profile 1994 murder of Satmar hasid Rabbi Abraham Pollack, was guilty....

April 14, 2014: Women's Modesty Ruler Now For Sale
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
A new women's modesty ruler is for sale to measure the proper minimum length of skirts. This was posted in synagogues in Borough Park. Please click to enlarge: Related Posts: Haredim To Hold Large Men-Only Modesty Gathering About…Women's Clothes. Tzniut...

April 14, 2014: Jewish Community Quietly Rallying Around Man Who Allegedly Stole Millions Of Dollars From Poor Jews
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
Members of New York City’s Jewish community are raising millions of dollars to help former Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty CEO William E. Rapfogel. William E. Rapfogel Jewish Community Quietly Rallying Around Man Who Allegedly Stole Millions Of Dollars From...

April 13, 2014: Passover Charity From A Well Known Haredi Rabbi
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Hessed
A homeless woman approched the rabbi of the synagogue, Rabbi L, showed him a letter vouching for her from the Va'ad of Queens, and asked Rabbi L. for maos chitim (Passover charity) money. The rabbi allegedly yelled at woman in...

April 13, 2014: South African Chief Rabbi Tells Jews Not Help Breslov Hasidic Leader Fleeing Israeli Police, Haredim Object
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
Following wanted alleged sex criminal Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s sudden arrival in South Africa after being expelled from Zimbabwe late last week, South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein sent a letter to his rabbinic colleagues asking them to tell their congregants...

April 13, 2014: New Poll Shocks Haredim, Finds Secular Israelis Do Not Hate Haredim And Do Not Want To Persecute Them
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The haredi newspaper Mishpacha sponsored a poll to determine the attitudes of secular Israelis towards haredim and hired one of Israel’s top pollsters, Mina Tzemach, to conduct it. Much to the shock of Mishpacha's editors, the poll found that the...

April 13, 2014: Draft Dodger Haredi Yeshiva Student Released From Prison Early After Leading Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Intervenes And Haredim Threaten Widespread Violence
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Eliyahu Cohen, the draft dodging haredi yeshiva student whose arrest and 20-day prison sentence sparked widespread haredi rioting, has suddenly been freed from military prison. Draft Dodger Haredi Yeshiva Student Released From Prison Early After Leading Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Intervenes...

April 13, 2014: Man Stabbed To Death In Fight In Safed Synagogue
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
An argument between three people, one of them allegedly a homeless man, in a synagogue in Safed over Shabbat turned violent, resulting in the death of one man. Man Stabbed To Death In Fight In Safed Synagogue Shmarya Rosenberg •...

April 13, 2014: Haredim Use Banned Social Media App To Organize Protest Riot Against IDF
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredim rioted across the country last night after news spread that Eli Cohen, who dodged the draft on orders from his haredi rabbis, would not be released from IDF prison early for Passover, Yeshiva World reported. The demonstration was announced...

April 12, 2014: Haredim Riot, At Least 3 Police Hurt, 8 Haredim Arrested
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Three police officers were lightly injured Saturday night as haredim protested and rioted in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak and Ashdod against the arrest of a haredi draft dodger. File photo: Haredim riot in Jerusalem earlier this month over arrest of haredi...

April 11, 2014: The New York Times On Hasidic Yeshivas "Woody Allen" Eyeglasses Bans
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim
"…Last month, under the headline “Another Hasidic Yeshiva Bans Plastic-Framed Woody Allen-Style Glasses,” Mr. Rosenberg posted a letter apparently sent to parents of children at the yeshiva run by the Pupa Hasidic sect, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Because several students recently...

April 11, 2014: Quebec Court Ordered All 128 Lev Tahor Cult Children Into Protective Custody
Comments: 4 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Haredim
A Quebec Provincial Court has issued apprehension orders for all 128 children in the haredi cult. Lev Tahor children cry and pray earlier this month after their teacher was arrested on immigration charges (Blackburn News) Blackburn News reports: A Quebec...

April 11, 2014: 2 Lakewood Haredim Busted In Prostitution Sting
Comments: 56 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Two Lakewood haredim were among 15 men arrested in a Wall Township prostitution sting. Yesterday, the Asbury Park Press reported the names of 15 men arrested on prostitution related charges in Wall, New Jersey, about 13 miles northeast of Lakewood,...

April 11, 2014: Will Sam Kellner Sue?
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
All charges were dropped against supposed hasidic extortionist Sam Kellner after those charges were proved to be based on evidence best characterized as complete BS. A Jewish newspaper apparently helped smear Kellner despite widespread knowledge and much proof that the...

April 10, 2014: Criminal Case Against Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Accused Of Extortion Closed
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Israel’s Southern District Prosecutor’s Office announced that the extortion case against Rabbi Yoram Abergel has been closed. Rabbi Yoram Abergel Criminal Case Against Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Accused Of Extortion Closed Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel’s Southern District Prosecutor’s Office announced...

April 10, 2014: Israel Allegedly Decides To Free Haredi Draft Dodger Who Sparked Riots For Passover
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The chairman of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party, Member of Knesset Aryeh Deri, has apparently negotiated a deal with the IDF to release a draft-dodging yeshiva student from jail so he can spend Passover with his family. The student's arrest...

April 10, 2014: Government Orders Haredi Man To Repay $24,000 In Fraudulently Earned Yeshiva Stipends
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A haredi yeshiva student from Jerusalem has been ordered by the government to repay more than $24,000 in stipends he received for being a full-time yeshiva student after a Ministry of Education investigation found that he was not a full-time...

April 10, 2014: Video: Hundreds Of Haredim Violently Riot In Jerusalem, At least 5 Arrested
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredim rioted in the Geulah neighborhood adjacent to Mea Shearim in Jerusalem today after a haredi yeshiva student, Eliyahu Cohen, was arrested for draft dodging. Hundreds Of Haredim Violently Riot In Jerusalem, At least 5 Arrested Shmarya Rosenberg • Failedmessiah.com...

April 10, 2014: Leaked Government Letter Exposes Name, Address Of Chabad Child Sex Abuse Complainant
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The man who complained to child safety authorities and police about an alleged sexual abuse cover-up at Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne, Australia is now shocked by the widespread illegal release of his complaint that includes his name and and...

April 10, 2014: Rabbi Eliezer Berland In Handcuffs: Breslov Hasidic Leader Gets 3 Month Prison Sentence In Zimbabwe, To Be Deported
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
FUGITIVE Israeli priest, Eliezer Berland (77), who was Tuesday convicted for violating the Zimbabwe's immigration laws, has been slapped with a three month prison sentence by Bulawayo senior magistrate Sibongile Msipa. Rabbi Eliezer Berland (source) AllAfrica.com reports: FUGITIVE Israeli priest,...

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