10,930 posts categorized "Haredim"

February 27, 2015: Israel Medical Association Billboard Banned In Jerusalem Because Of Haredi Objections To Photo – Of Elderly Woman
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The Deal Tov billboard company refused to publish the billboards, which included a photo of an elderly women, reportedly telling the IMA that the Jerusalem Municipality bans the publication of women's pictures on billboards and posters in “a haredi area"...

February 27, 2015: Satmar Hasidic Village Of Kiryas Joel Launches PR Ad Campaign Touting – Sustainability
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bad Spin , Haredim , Religion
The Satmar hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel, New York has launched a public relations advertising campaign that touts Kiryas Joel's "respect" and "sustainability" – two things non-Satmar locals overwhelmingly find to be untrue. Instead, from its community poultry plant with...

February 27, 2015: Borough Park Haredi Man Busted For Attempted Luring, Related Charges, In Teen Penis Enlargement Ploy
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A haredi man from Borough Park, Brooklyn has been arrested and charged with attempted luring of teenage boys, acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17 and disseminating indecent material to a minor. Borough Park Haredi Man Busted...

February 27, 2015: An Open Letter To The Victims Of Child Sex Abuse And The Community From Chabad's Yeshivah Centre In Melbourne
Comments: 34 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
What follows is an open letter sent today not long before Shabbat to victims of child sex abuse and to the Chabad Yeshivah Centre community from Yeshivah Centre leadership. The letter is in response to the shocking and awful testimony...

February 27, 2015: Video: In Interview With Ha'aretz, MK Rabbi Dov Lipman Talks About Haredim, About Allowing Reform Rabbis To Conduct Marriages, And About Other Religion-State Issues In Israel
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Member of Knesset Rabbi Dov Lipman (right) of the centrist Yesh Atid Party tells Ha'aretz how he believes the rift between secular and haredi communities in Israel can be bridged, what his party is doing to encourage haredi men and...

February 26, 2015: She's Baaaack!
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Torah & Science
Want an evil eye removed? Hoping for some medieval lead poring to scope out your future? Jerusalem-based haredi Rebeitzin Aidel Miller is back in New York seeking to do incantations and the like for you – at very modern prices,...

February 26, 2015: Does New Video Show Haredi Policy Change On Child Sex Abuse Reporting? Probably Not
Comments: 59 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Unidentified man 2: A child of 11 years old – a disgusting person sexually abused him. The person [i.e., the alleged victim] wants to know if he can go to the police or not? Kanievsky: "Presumably yes - he will...

February 26, 2015: Will Haredim Scam The New NYC Circumcision Protocol? Here's One Way They Might Do It
Comments: 29 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Many people familiar with issue of herpes transmission through metzitzah b'peh (MBP, the direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis sucking done by haredi mohels after cutting off a baby's foreskin) believe haredim will scam the new MBP agreement they made with New York City....

February 26, 2015: Beit Shemesh Moderates Fight Back Against Extreme Haredi Modesty Rules
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes , Women & Judaism
The group took out advertisements in the local papers and launched a Facebook campaign in both English and Hebrew, all centering around an image of an ultra-Orthodox woman sitting with her young daughter looking through a magazine. The girl in...

February 25, 2015: Murdered Satmar Slumlord's Brother Reportedly Caught In Alleged Section 8 Housing Fraud
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The brother of murdered Satmar slumlord Menachem "Max" Stark appears to have grown fat off government money meant for those who cannot afford Brooklyn’s skyrocketing rents. Proof of Aron "Al" Stark's alleged fraud surfaced in court while he was trying...

February 25, 2015: More Resignations Of Chabad Leaders Over Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 58 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Two more top Australian Chabad leaders have resigned due to their roles in the massive child sex abuse scandal that has shaken the Australian Jewish community – and, indeed Australai itself – to its core. In a story dated 2-26-2015,...

February 25, 2015: Israeli Haredi Girls School Test Teaches Girls To Serve Their Future Husbands
Comments: 44 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Explain what the [proper] role of a woman in this world is based on the verse "it is not good for man to be alone, I [God] will create him a helpmate.” Correct answer: To ensure that her husband doesn't...

February 25, 2015: NYC Won't Releasae Names Of Infected Mohels, Even If They've Been Banned By City
Comments: 25 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Under the new deal with haredim, de Blasio administration officials said it is unlikely New York City would release the name of any mohel who was banned after testing positive for infecting an infant with herpes – meaning Bill de...

February 24, 2015: Agudath Israel Of America Says Still Must Ask Rabbis Before Reporting Most Cases Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Top Agudath Israel of America staffers say they don't know if Agudah's top rabbis know about the Australian Chabad child sex abuse scandal and the haredi umbrella organization's policy, which is illegal, remains the same: almost every case of child...

February 24, 2015: NYC Made Deal On Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice Because Haredim Won't Keep The Law Anyway, City Official Says
Comments: 11 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
The de Blasio administration's rationale for the new policy, which its own health department says could put infants at risk, is that this is the only way it can receive cooperation from the community. In the two-plus years since the...

February 24, 2015: De Blasio Ends Informed Consent Requirement For Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Rite
Comments: 26 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim
The deal scrapping the metzitzah b'peh (MBP, the direct mouth-to-bleeding penis sucking done by many haredi mohels after cutting off a baby's foreskin) informed consent requirement depends completely on haredim cooperating. There are apparently no penalties at all for haredi...

February 24, 2015: Trial Of Accused Child Sex Abuser Todros Grynhaus Begins
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Todros Grynhaus, 50, who has taught in Jewish schools, is accused of exposing himself to one alleged victim he was ‘obsessed’ with, treating her as a ‘plaything’ and taking her to a hotel where he abused her in a jacuzzi....

February 24, 2015: Rabbi "General" Fredrik "Fishel" Todd Sentencing Hearing Transcript
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The entire sentencing hearing transcript of Rabbi Fredrik "Fishel" Todd, the Lakewood-based US Army "General" (who really wasn't) who provided the US military with Orthodox and haredi chaplains. Todd was involved in the second Eliyahu Weinstein fraud and turned government...

February 24, 2015: Disgraced Chabad Rabbi Yosef "Yossi" Feldman Explains No-Sex Sex Tape
Comments: 62 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"It bothers me that it seems from some of your responses lately that you now don't believe in keeping Shabbos. I hope you still consciously believe in Hashem and the Torah. It's certainly a service for the community to expose...

February 24, 2015: NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Kisses Hand Of Skvere Rebbe
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio made a trip last night to New Square, the Skvere hasidic village in Rockland County, about an hour north of the city, to attend the wedding of the Skvere Rebbe David Twersky's son. This...

February 24, 2015: Alleged Prodfather Rabbi Mendel Epstein Claims To Be Mafia Mediator
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
In an undercover video played at his federal kidnapping and extortion trial in Trenton, New Jersey Monday, Rabbi Mendel Epstein is seen telling undercover FBI agents that he works as a mediator in disputes with the Mafia. Above: Rabbi Mendel...

February 24, 2015: Haredi-Cofounded Nonprofit Organization That Helped Child Molester’s Family Make Aliya Wins Jerusalem Prize
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
This year’s Jerusalem Prize for Aliyah and Absorption was awarded to the cofounders of Nefesh B’Nefesh today – despite the fact that Nefesh B’Nefesh helped the family of a child molester who fled justice move to Israel to join him...

February 24, 2015: Shamed Before Royal Commission, Senior Chabad Rabbi Resigns From Yet Another Communal Position
Comments: 28 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad Rabbi Yosef Feldman has stepped down from his role as the interim rav ha-machshir (kosher food supervising authority) for the prominent Sydney-based kosher caterer Amaze in Taste. But Feldman still holds the position as top rabbi of a synagogue,...

February 23, 2015: Chabad Child Rapist David Cyprys Charged With Five Counts For Alleged Jailhouse Rape Of Teen
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Top Chabad rabbis protected him for almost 30 years as he raped and molested his way though the children in Chabad's care. But Now convicted child rapist Samuel David Cyprys is facing five more criminal charges stemming from his alleged...

February 23, 2015: New Charges Against Chabad Pedophile David Cyprys?
Comments: 44 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Samuel David Cyprys, Melbourne, Australia's most notorious child rapist who is currently serving time in prison of child rape and abuse charges, is due in court next month – perhaps for the alleged rape of an 18-year-old prisoner. Cyprys was...

February 23, 2015: Dishonest Pro-Shechita British Organization Lies Again
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal
Simon "Shimon" Cohen wouldn't know how to tell the truth if his very life depended on it, and his Shechita UK organization (which also now markets itself as Shechita EU) is the most consistently dishonest Jewish community organization I've seen...

February 23, 2015: Sefardi Haredi Parties Want To Ban Teaching Of Evolution In Israel's Public Schools
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Science
“As an ultra-Orthodox party that believes that our forefathers were Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and that our holy matriarchs were Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, we refuse to teach our children that they originated from apes.” Ha’aretz...

February 23, 2015: Alleged “Prodfather” Rabbi Mendel Epstein Shown On Tape In Court Offering To Kidnap And Torture Husband For $60,000
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
In the secret video recordings made by undercover FBI agents, Epstein is seen speaking with two undercover FBI agents posing as a brother and sister. Epstein is reportedly heard saying that it would cost the pair at least $60,000 to...

February 23, 2015: David Cyprys Raped Child At Knife-Point In Chabad School, Victim's Rabbi-Father Says
Comments: 48 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The brutality of convicted pedophile Samuel David Cyprys on display once again. For the first time ever, Rabbi Laibl Wolf publicly states that Cyprys held a knife to the throat of his son Yaakov while threatening him and sexually assaulting...

February 22, 2015: Journalist Who Leaked Damning Texts From Chabad Rabbi Reportedly Forced Out Of Job At Australian Jewish Newspaper
Comments: 63 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The journalist in question took text messages sent by Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant to the AJN's editor Zeddy Lawrence as Waks' father Zephania was testifying and gave them to Manny Waks. The messages attacked Zephania for the damage his testimony...

February 22, 2015: HaTikva Is “Stupid,” Top Sefardi Rabbi Says
Comments: 34 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Speaking at a Shas campaign rally in Netivot on Sunday, the head of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party’s Council of Torah Sages Rabbi Cohen called Israel’s national anthem Hatikva "a stupid song.” Cohen also reportedly disparaged people who sing it....

February 22, 2015: Terror Attack Foiled By Wedding Gift, Jerusalem Mayor
Comments: 7 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
Jerusalem has a new Caped Crusader, and it isn’t Batman – its secular Mayor Nir Barkat. Above: Nir Barkat Above: Barkat makes the tackle in the above security camera video released by the city tonight Terror Attack Foiled By Wedding...

February 22, 2015: Ex-Haredi Education Advocates Place Billboard In Haredi Neighborhood Of Brooklyn, Sparking Some Haredi Outrage, NYC Lie
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
YAFFED's controversial billboard on a Flushing Avenue building – it's first ad posted in a haredi neighborhood – in this case, Williamsburg, Brooklyn – rather than on a large public road on the outskirts – shows a young boy learning...

February 22, 2015: Haredi Sicarii Gang Member Beaten, Peyos Cut Off, After Outburst At Rabbi’s Funeral
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
During the funeral of Rabbi Levi Hacohen Rabinowitz, the author of the Ma’adanei Hashulkan, which was attended by top haredi rabbis from across Jerusalem, Dovid Noach Krauss (also spelled Krause) – a leading member of the haredi Sikrikim / Sicarri...

February 21, 2015: After Massive Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Can Chabad Really Change For The Better? Many Members Of The Australian Orthodox Community Don't Think It Can
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Can Chabad leadership really change its ways? That is the question that troubles many people now. "They need to be more consultative with other rabbis, lay leaders and women," Rabbi Kennard, principal at Burwood's Mt Scopus Memorial College, told Fairfax...

February 21, 2015: Chabad Rabbis Fail To Report More Child Sex Abuse Allegations To Police, Drawing Criticism From Expert
Comments: 28 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A leading child protection expert has criticized a Chabad-led Melbourne synagogue for not reporting child sexual abuse allegations to police. Among those covering up the alleged sex abuse are two Chabad rabbis who testified before Australia's Royal Commission earlier this...

February 20, 2015: Alleged "Sex Pest" Hasidic Rabbi Appeals Extradition To Supreme Court
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Alleged “sex pest” Rabbi Eliezer Berland is appealing to the Netherlands Supreme Court in an effort to avoid his imminent extradition to Israel. Berland, who heads the Breslov hasidic Shuvu Banim sect, alleged sexually abused several female followers, including at...

February 20, 2015: Haredi Sefardi Chief Rabbi Of Israel Vows Do Disobey Law, Will Refuse To Recognize Moderate Zionist Orthodox Conversions
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“They went ahead and made a law that municipal rabbis can perform conversions and then went over my head. The chief rabbi of Jerusalem can perform conversions, the chief rabbi of Shoham can perform conversions – they [i.e., the local...

February 20, 2015: Divorce In Israel Is Especially Awful – Largely Because Of Haredim
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Last night, Israel's Channel 2 aired a strong exposé on divorce and the haredi-controlled state beit din (religious court) system. Watch it now. Last night, Israel's Channel 2 aired a strong exposé on divorce and the haredi-controlled state beit din...

February 20, 2015: Taking Aim At Illegal Housing In Heavily-Haredi Rockland County
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
"…Some believe that violating health and building codes is no big deal. Some believe that chopping up apartments and herding students like cattle is the cost of doing business. Some believe that it's okay to exploit those who have little...

February 20, 2015: Why Has Chabad Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Telsner Not Resigned?
Comments: 34 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Telsner remains Melbourne Chabad Yeshivah Centre’s top rabbi – despite mounting pressure for him to resign immediately after his testimony at the Royal Commission inquiry into Chabad child sex abuse made it clear that he did...

February 19, 2015: Audio: FBI Undercover Agents And Rabbi Martin "Mordechai" Wolmark Talk About The Alleged "Prodfather" Rabbi Mendel Epstein
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Audio of a conversation between Rabbi Martin "Mordechai" Wolmark and an undercover agent posing as a Jewish woman in desperate need of help to convince her husband to give her a Jewish religious divorce known as a get. Wolmark refers...

February 19, 2015: Speeding Driver Convicted Of Reckless Manslaughter In Death Of Young Hasidic Couple
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Julio Acevedo was convicted today of reckless manslaughter and other charges for the March 2013 death of Nathan Glauber and Glauber’s five-month pregnant wife Raizy in a car accident in Williamsburg. Ken Thompson, Brooklyn's increasingly questionable DA, showed up in...

February 19, 2015: Get-Refuser Husband Yoel Weiss Allegedly Hid Money From City, State And IRS
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Yoel Weiss bragged about hiding his money from the government, Rivky Stein told a Brooklyn judge yesterday. Stein, 25, has been trying to divorce Weiss, 34, for years, but Weiss has refused to give her a Jewish bill of divorce...

February 19, 2015: British Chief Rabbi Downplays Current Child Sex Abuse Scandals In England While Calling For Jews To Report Cases To Police
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"Let there be no doubt: it is a legal, moral and religious imperative to report cases of sexual abuse to the police. Nobody is above the law and no institution is greater than its members or followers. The impact of...

February 19, 2015: Non-Chabad Orthodox Rabbis In Australia Form New Rabbinic Roof Body To Replace Roof Body Implicated In Child Sex Abuse Coverups Controlled By Chabad
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
A new national organization of rabbis, the New Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (NORA), was founded Tuesday night, reportedly after top rabbis from across the world insisted in the wake of the Royal Commission investigation into child sex abuse at...

February 19, 2015: Under Pressure, Top Chabad Rabbi Alleged To Have Covered Up Child Sex Abuse Resigns
Comments: 29 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Under extreme pressure from many quarters of the Australian Jewish community in the wake of his damning testimony before Australia's Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse at Chabad institutions across the country, Rabbi Avrohom Glick has resigned from all positions...

February 19, 2015: An "Enormous" Day For East Ramapo, Pro-Public Schools Group Says
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
"Today was simply an ENORMOUS day for East Ramapo children and families. Our local lawmakers, Ellen Jaffee, Ken Zebrowski and David Carlucci, delivered big time with an oversight bill (Assembly Bill 5355, Senate Bill 3821) that would create the strong...

February 18, 2015: Rabbis' Absolute Power: How Sex Abuse Tore Apart Australia's Orthodox Jewish Community
Comments: 41 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Orthodox Judaism has never been exposed to such scrutiny. From a Melbourne courtroom, the torment of the Chabad rabbis was streamed live to the world as the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse probed the city’s secretive...

February 18, 2015: “Prodfather” Rabbi Mendel Epstein Not A Kidnapper, Attorney Tells Court
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"This is not a band of men going around extorting men for money or beating them. Some laws may have been broken along the way, but it's not federal kidnapping,” Robert Stahl, a Westfield lawyer who represents Epstein, reportedly claimed...

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