10,420 posts categorized "Haredim"

October 31, 2014: Large Number Of Israelis Of Jewish Descent Not Recognized As Jews By Haredi Rabbis Leave Israel For Diaspora, Expert Says
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
A disproportionate number of Israelis who leave Israel to live elsewhere in the world are immigrants from the former Soviet Union – immigrants whose Jewish status was questioned by the country’s haredi-controlled chief rabbinate and government agencies acting on the...

October 31, 2014: The Case Of The Missing – And Possibly Stolen – $7,000 16th Century Hebrew Bible
Comments: 9 | Categories: Books , Crime, etc. , Haredim
Was it a crime of opportunity? A rare Hebrew Bible printed in eight volumes in about 1540 has gone missing – and may have been stolen – in the heavily hasidic town of Monsey, New York. The Case Of The...

October 31, 2014: Inside A Satmar Women's Mikvah
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
"…Every month for four years, between two births and getting to know my husband, whom I’d met only once before agreeing to the match…I sat in the bathtub and lifted my legs so that the mikveh lady could inspect my...

October 30, 2014: Rabbi Todros Grynhaus Deported
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Accused haredi child molester Rabbi Todros Grynhaus, who jumped bail in England and fled to Israel in early 2013, has apprently been deported to Britain. An Israeli court previously ruled that Rabbi Todros Grynhaus – who jumped bail and fled...

October 30, 2014: No More Special Exclusive VIP Treatment For Haredi Rabbis At Airport, Government Is Forced To Say
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
In response to a petition filed against it in the High Court of Justice in January, the Government of Israel has finally decided to end the special VIP treatment top haredi rabbis get at Ben Gurion International Airport – special...

October 30, 2014: Picture Of The Day: Haredim, Sukkot And Parking
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Taken this Sukkot in a sukkah in Brooklyn, New York (apparently belonging to the Shomer Shabbos Synagogue located at 53rd Street and 13th Avenue in Borough Park – the same haredi minyan factory-synagogue that for years refused to ban notorious...

October 30, 2014: IDF Orders Outside Vendors, Employers At Job Fair To Follow Orthodox-Friendly Dress Code, Bans “Immodest” Pictures In Brochures, Tank Tops, Short Skirts After Orthodox Soldiers Complain
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
Israel’s Ministry of Defense is now mandating that all companies that send representatives to IDF job fairs held for soldiers preparing to go off active duty must ensure their female representatives do not wear tank tops, short skirts or any...

October 29, 2014: Dov Hikind And OU Sponsor Job Fair – Charge Unemployed $20 Each To Enter
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
Orthodox New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind and the Orthodox Union (OU) sponsored a job fair last week at the Young Israel of Midwood synagogue in the heavily haredi neighborhood of Midwood, Brooklyn and charged unemployed people $20 each to...

October 29, 2014: UNICEF: Israel Has 4th Highest Child Poverty Rate In The Developed World
Comments: 19 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion
“This report is a warning light to Israel. We must make children our focus to prevent further deterioration and bring about long-term change,” Jonny Cline, UNICEF’s Israel office executive director, reportedly said. A large number of the poor children, however,...

October 29, 2014: Haredi MKs Disrupt Knesset Finance Committee, One Assaults Knesset Security Officer, Another Ejected After Accusing Zionist Orthodox MK Of Stealing Money From Haredi Yeshivas
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
On the very same day that Israel’s State Comptroller Yosef Shapira uncovered massive haredi tax evasion and money laundering, Member of Knesset Rabbi Moshe Gafne of the Ashkenazi haredi Untied Torah Judaism Party was ejected from a meeting of the...

October 29, 2014: Haredim Commit Massive Tax Fraud, Israel’s State Comptroller Finds
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Shapira found that haredim exchange money “under the table,” concealing transactions and employment from tax authorities, and use haredi haredi charities and kosher supervision beit dins (religious courts; Badatz [name of haredi community or town]) to launder money and hide...

October 29, 2014: As Women Panic And Refuse To Use Mikvahs After Voyeurism Scandal, Rabbis Paternalistically Tell Them There's Nothing To Worry About
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Untrained Modern Orthodox and Centrist rabbis claim to have "swept" mikvahs to check for hidden video recording devices, many of which they wouldn't know how to find, and tell women that everything is all better now. Meanwhile, haredi rabbis won't...

October 29, 2014: Israel: 1 Million People Prohibited From Marrying ‘Pure’ Jews By Haredim, Moderate Rabbis Say
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
According to Tzohar, over 700,000 Jews living in Israel have been banned from marrying by the haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate because their Jewish ancestry cannot be clearly verified due to records destroyed during WW1 and WW2 and by the communist regimes...

October 28, 2014: Hasidim Allegedly Physically Attack Girls In Arad, Try To Take Over Secular School
Comments: 39 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
Secular parents say hasidim broke through that separation barrier Sunday and tried to take over the area used by the secular tutoring center. As they were doing so, the hasidim also physically assaulted four young female Sherut Leumi (national civilian...

October 28, 2014: We Won’t Recognize Conversions Done By Local Orthodox Rabbis, Chief Rabbis Warn Netanayahu
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israel’s haredi chief rabbis warned Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu today that they would refuse to recognize any conversions to Judaism done outside the conversions courts they control under the new conversion reform bill now making its way through the Knesset...

October 28, 2014: Haredi Mega-Thief Eliyahu Weinstein Receives Summons In Prison For Yet Another Alleged Fraud
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Eliyahu Weinstein stole hundreds of millions of dollars in fake stock schemes, fake real estate deals and in related frauds, and is now serving a 22-year prison sentence. Weinstein received a summons in federal prison for yet another alleged fraud....

October 28, 2014: Leading Right-Wing Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Equates Conversion Reform With Destruction Of Second Temple
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The conversion reform bill will “bring a complete destruction the magnitude of which cannot be described.…[It permits] any kind of conversion a person wishes, Reform, Conservative, light, half, whatever one wishes,” Aviner insisted, adding that the bill allows Arab Israelis...

October 27, 2014: Lemon Juice Sues Satmar Rebbe’s Aide Over Fake Twitter Account, Arrest
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Brooklyn hasid who really changed his legal name to Lemon Juice several years ago is suing a top aide of the Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe for impersonating him on Twitter and using that fraudulent Twitter account to tweet a photo...

October 27, 2014: Cops To Fugitive Breslov Rabbi: Tell Your Misbehaving Followers To Leave Holland Now – Or Else
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
After multiple incidents of misbehavior by followers of Shuvu Banim Breslov hasidic sect leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland – including a group of his hasidim illegally squatting and camping in a children’s outdoor playground park in Amsterdam, driving away local children...

October 27, 2014: Hasidic Children's Torah Textbook Says Balaam Gave Moabite King The Evil Idea To Build A Walmart Store With "Impure" Pictures So Jewish Children Will Have "Impure" Eyes
Comments: 37 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion
Bilaam (Balaam, the non-Israelite prophet the Torah says was hired by King of Balak of Moab to curse the Israelites) gave King Balak a "bad idea" to "build a goyisha store like Walmart" with "impure pictures" so the Jewish children...

October 27, 2014: More Arrests Possible In Rapfogel Scandal, Former Board Members May Be Targets, AG Says
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
New York State’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman appears to be targeting former Met Council board members who may have turned a blind eye to or participated in the embezzlement of at least $9 million from the Met Council. More Arrests...

October 27, 2014: Haredi Man Arrested In Israel For Smuggling, Allegedly Used Haredi Charity As Cover
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A haredi man living in the Israeli port city of Ashdod, Shimon Alfasi, was arrested for allegedly smuggling goods in shipping containers being shipped to a haredi charity in the city. Haredi Man Arrested In Israel For Smuggling, Allegedly Used...

October 27, 2014: Conversion Reform Bill Passes Knesset Committee
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu previously removed those administrative changes from the cabinet’s schedule in order to appease haredi political parties with whom he hopes to form a new coalition government after the next election, and use their numbers to push...

October 26, 2014: Decades Of Alleged Satmar Voter Fraud Documented But Never Prosecuted
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
It's too hard to figure out who committed the crime, a DA who benefits from the Satmar bloc vote claims. So therefore, no prosecutions. Above: Two questionable and likely fraudulant Kiryas Joel voting signatures. Please click to enlarge. Chris McKenna...

October 26, 2014: What Jewish Law About Abortion Says About Orthodox And Haredi Rabbis
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"…Therefore, in an extremely pressing situation, such as when the fetus suffers from Tay-Sachs or other severe defects, or the fetus is known to be a mamzer, or continuing the pregnancy could cause blindness or deafness to the mother [or...

October 26, 2014: Don't Worry About Climate Change, Agudath Israel's Spokesman Says, Study Torah And Do Mitzvos And Everything Will Be Just Fine
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Torah & Science
"…Enviro-zealots are convinced that the current climate change signals the end of the world (or, at least, the destruction of the world as we know it), and that humanity is at fault for the impending doom (and has the power...

October 25, 2014: Satmar Hasid Who Allegedly Took Photo Of Child Sex Abuse Victim Testifying Has Charges Dropped By Brooklyn DA
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A Satmar hasid who allegedly took pictures of a child sex abuse victim as she testified against a Satmar community leader in his 2012 trial was slated to have the charges against him dropped Friday. Above: the photo in question...

October 24, 2014: IDF To Allow Female Kosher Food Inspectors
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The Chief Rabbinate of the Israel Defense Forces has finally agreed to allow female soldiers to serve as kosher food inspectors in IDF kitchens. IDF To Allow Female Kosher Food Inspectors Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The Chief Rabbinate of the...

October 24, 2014: Screw The Election, Don’t Recognize New Chief Rabbi, Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
When democracy works in your favor, celebrate it; when it doesn’t, attack it, ignore the vote and do what haredi rabbis want. That’s the message being sent by a prominent Israeli haredi rabbi upset with the results of this week’s...

October 24, 2014: Women Of The Wall Smuggles Mini Torah Scroll Into The Kotel, Holds Torah Reading Bat Mitzvah, Kotel’s Haredi Rabbi Angered
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Women of the Wall (WoW) smuggled a miniature Torah scroll into the women’s section of the Kotel (Western Wall) today after police again refused to allow them to bring a full-sized Torah to the site. Above: Today's Women of the...

October 24, 2014: Vice News Video: Haredim vs IDF – Israel's Religious War
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Vice News takes a look inside the IDF's 'haredi' Netzach Yehuda battalion, which is really primarily made up of ex-haredim and right wing Zionist Orthodox, and the haredi opposition to serving in the IDF.

October 23, 2014: Ex-NYPD Jewish Liaison Reportedly Arrested On Grand Larceny, Stolen Property Charges
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
37-year-old Shulem “Sol” Lipschitz, a community affairs Jewish representative at the NYPD’s 62nd precinct in Brooklyn, was arrested at around 3:00pm Thursday in Borough Park and is being held at the NYPD’s 66th precinct there. Above: Shulem “Sol” Lipschitz Ex-NYPD...

October 23, 2014: Haredi Soldier Attacked By Haredi Mob In Jerusalem Synagogue, Police Take 15 Minutes To Respond
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredi rioters broke a window of the synagogue in an attempt to break in, beat up the haredi soldier and drag him outside as the soldier and his friends waited inside for police, who took 15 minutes to come. Above:...

October 23, 2014: Government Files Suit Against Kiryas Joel Slaughterhouse
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Judith Enck, Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), announced today that the United States has filed and simultaneously entered into a consent decree...

October 23, 2014: Pro-Shechita Organization Lies About Jewish Ritual Slaughter – Again
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Shechita UK, the British Jewish community's haredi-dominated pro-Jewish ritual slaughter organization, has a long history of lying about the humaneness shechita. Now it's scientific adviser – Dr. Stuart Rosen, a haredi cardiologist – has written a deceptive article on the...

October 23, 2014: British Government Threatens To Close Dirty, Dangerous Satmar Hasidic School
Comments: 14 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion
The British government has threatened to close the Satmar hasidic movement’s Talmud Torah Yetev Lev, one of the largest hasidic schools in London. Above: Satmar school children in Monroe, NY (file photo) British Government Threatens To Close Dirty, Dangerous Satmar...

October 23, 2014: Court Rules Against Board Of Elections, Outside Inspectors Can Be Placed At Kiryas Joel’s Polling Places, Despite Satmar Opposition
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The board of elections initially approved six inspectors for Kiryas Joel’s polling places after the citizen’s group United Monroe claimed that voters there were bullied and intimidated at the ballot boxes by community leaders and their proxies. But the board...

October 23, 2014: Ouote Of The Day: Israel's Selfish, Self-Serving Prime Minister And Haredim
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“When the haredim are in the coalition the kashrut system continues to be corrupt, and Shabbat is what it is now, and there’s religious coercion, and marriage and divorce are in their current state. But when that the same situation...

October 22, 2014: If You Or Your Son Follow Professional Sports, Your Son Might Be Barred From This Yeshiva
Comments: 37 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim
"Do you or your son follow professional sports teams?" If you answer yes, your child may not be admitted to Yeshiva Jesode Hatorah Of Boro Park (Vien yeshiva), located at 1350 50th St, Brooklyn, NY - 11219 - 3501 near...

October 22, 2014: Metzitzah B' Peh Warning: New Studies Show Herpes Doubles Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics , Science
Metzitzah b' peh (MBP), the direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis-sucking done by haredi mohels after cutting off the baby's foreskin is a dangerous practice that can transmit disease, like Herpes Simplex 1. to the infants. Because neonates have very immature immune systems, herpes...

October 21, 2014: Again: Haredim Refuse To Sit Next To People Of Opposite Gender, Delay Delta Airlines Flight By More Than One Hour
Comments: 49 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Because their baggage then had to be located and then removed from the plane’s cargo hold, departure had to be delayed by approximately 75 minutes. Haredim Refuse To Sit Next To People Of Opposite Gender, Delay Delta Airlines Flight By...

October 21, 2014: Jerusalem Has New Chief Rabbis After 11-Year Gap
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The results of yesterday’s elections for the two chief rabbis of Jerusalem are in. And one of the new chief rabbis is not haredi. Jerusalem Has New Chief Rabbis After 11-Year Gap Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The results of yesterday’s...

October 21, 2014: Top Haredi Pol Lashes Out At Secular Jerusalem Mayor For Kissing Man On The Cheek In Greeting
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Rabbis & Sex
Israel’s former Deputy Minister of Health, Rabbi and Member of Knesset Yaakov Litzman, a Gur hasid, lashed out at Jerusalem's secular mayor for kissing aanother Gur hasid's cheeks in greeting. Gur has a long series of bizarre, extreme sexual takanot...

October 21, 2014: Video: Breslov Hasidim Illegally Camp In Amsterdam Playground
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Followers of fugitive Breslov Shuvu Banim sect leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland have illegally taken over a children's playground in Amsterdam where they are now camping. Berland – accused of sexually assaulting several female followers in Israel, including at least one...

October 21, 2014: Israel's Chief Rabbis Say Voyeur Rabbi's Conversions Still Valid
Comments: 92 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
"After a thorough review of the halacha, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel now announces that all past conversions of rabbi Freundel will not be affected by recent events. They are acknowledged as Jews. Conversions that will be conducted by Freundel...

October 21, 2014: Haredi Rabbi Threatens To Void Conversion Done By Modern Orthodox Rabbi Unless Modern Orthodox Rabbi Swears Universe Is Only 5,775 Years Old
Comments: 65 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Torah & Science
"…A good friend of mine (an upstanding Orthodox rabbi of an Orthodox congregation) was recently informed by a charedi rabbi that a conversion he had performed several decades ago was to be invalidated unless he would declare under oath that...

October 20, 2014: Video: The Life And Early Death Of An Ex-Hasidic Anti-Abuse Activist
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Skepticism & Former Haredim
WPIX 11's Mary Murphy profiled the life and death of ex-hasidic anti-child sex abuse activist (and child sex abuse victim) Joey DiAngelo, who passed away earlier this week. Joe was raped at age 7 in a Satmar mikvah in Williamsburg.

October 20, 2014: Prime Minister Kills Conversion Reform To Appease Haredim
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
In another attempt to try to bring haredi political parties into his coalition government and force out centrist parties, Israel’s right of center Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told coalition members today that he will not allow conversion reform to go...

October 20, 2014: Haredim Riot, Attack Egged Buses, Smash Windows, Puncture Tires, Enraged Over Women Of The Wall Ads
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The haredi rioters targeted Women of the Wall ads on the buses, enraged because some of the 12-year-old girls in those ads were wearing yarmulkes (skullcaps) and because female faces were being publicly shown. Haredim Riot, Attack Egged Buses, Smash...

October 20, 2014: Israel’s Chief Rabbis May Rule Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Conversions Invalid
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
“We are appalled by the accusations against Rabbi Barry Freundel and wish to stress that the acts attributed to him are atrocious and strictly against Jewish law. We offer our deepest sympathy to any victims. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel...

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