10,394 posts categorized "Haredim"

October 25, 2014: Satmar Hasid Who Allegedly Took Photo Of Child Sex Abuse Victim Testifying Has Charges Dropped By Brooklyn DA
Comments: 4 | 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: 12 | 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: 14 | 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: 16 | 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...

October 20, 2014: We Can’t Live With You Any More: Non-Haredi Politicians Demand Beit Shemesh Be Divided Into Two Separate Municipalities, One Haredi, One Not
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Haredim are staunchly opposed to dividing the city because the vast majority of taxpayers in the city are not haredi, and a haredi-only city carved out of Beit Shemesh would be impoverished. Since their population grew to the point where...

October 19, 2014: Haredi Yeshiva Student Who Could Not Sail Rents Boat And Is Almost Lost At Sea
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim
A yeshiva student from New York rented a speedboat in New York City during the intermediate days of Sukkot and sailed it out to sea without having any idea of how to sail or how to get back. Haredi Yeshiva...

October 19, 2014: Hiddush Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Former Chief Rabbi Of Israel
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
The election for the two chief rabbis of Jerusalem is less than 48 hours away, and the religious freedom and freedom from religion organization Hiddush has now reportedly made an urgent appeal to Israel’s Attorney General and to the State...

October 19, 2014: Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Apparently Violates Plea Deal – Again
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
In what appears to be yet another violation of his plea deal, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto used the Ometz rights organization as a proxy to file a petition with Israel’s High Court of Justice against the senior police officer he...

October 18, 2014: Stepping Off The Path And Redefining Faith
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Skepticism & Former Haredim
Sam Freedman's New York Times column this week, Stepping Off the Path and Redefining Faith, is about artist Sara Erenthal, who is ex-haredi and ex-Neturei Karta, and Footsteps. And it even mentions FailedMessiah.com. Above: Sara Erenthal Sam Freedman's New York...

October 18, 2014: The Beggars Of Lakewood
Comments: 56 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Poverty & Homelessness
Lakewood, New Jersey, the home of the famous Lakewood Yeshiva, is inundated with haredi beggars. So Lakewood's haredi community regulates them. Here's how it does it, courtesy of the New York Times. The New York Times Magazine has a long...

October 18, 2014: Breslov Hasid Dies Using Icy Lake For Religious Ritual
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
A 27-year-old Breslov hasid from the Shuvu Banim sect, which is headed by accused sex offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland, drowned in an icy lake in Belgium which the sect was using for an unnamed religious "ritual." Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland...

October 15, 2014: [Updated] Buying Love Through Lies: The New York Times' Joseph Berger
Comments: 8 | Categories: Books , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Many people think Joseph Berger of the New York Times is a dishonest and incompetent reporter who consistently minimizes the wrongdoing of Satmar and other haredim while glorifying their lifestyle. Berger allegedly argued against covering haredi child sex abuse and...

October 14, 2014: Video: Ex-Con Turned Hasidic Rabbi Busted For Posing As Cop
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
A former Brooklyn gang member who apparently became a hasidic rabbi named Rabbi Avraham Gross is facing dozens of charges after he allegedly posed as a law enforcement officer in a case that prosecutors call "one of the strangest" they've...

October 14, 2014: Major Haredi Philanthropist Accused Of Being “Serial Violator” Of Nursing Home Regulations, Laws
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz is a major haredi philanthropist. He is also a son-in-law of haredi Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, the rosh yeshiva of Torah Vodaas who has been accused of repeatedly protecting haredi pedophiles. Belsky is also allegedly linked to in...

October 14, 2014: Haredim Lash Out At British Government Over Schools Enforcement
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The National Association of Orthodox Jewish Schools says the government has approached haredi schools negatively, creating a “climate of hostility” and also claims the government is discriminating against haredi schools. The Guardian reports: A group representing Orthodox Jewish schools has...

October 14, 2014: Main Bobov Hasidic Faction Bans Every Jew Who Has An Internet-Enabled Cellphone From Its "Holy" Sukkah
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Web/Tech
Any Jew with an Internet-enabled cellphone is banned from entering the sukkah of the Bobov 48 hasidic sect – even if the phone is turned off. Meanwhile, the rival Bobov faction banned all women from entering its sukkah – just...

October 14, 2014: WoW’s Bat Mitzvah Bus Ads Are An Unwanted Provocation, Kotel Rabbi Says
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
"I regret that there are still those who wish to fan the flames of controversy, and put on an aggressive media campaign. And to our sorrow, the Women of the Wall group is responsible for putting forth an attempt via...

October 13, 2014: First Jerusalem Public Bus Ads In Years Depicting Women Spark Haredi Outrage And Vandalism
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Ads depicting women from two organizations haredim love to hate – Women of the Wall and Yerushalmim – have begun to run on public buses in Jerusalem, and haredim have already begun to fight back. Above: The Yerushalmim ad First...

October 13, 2014: Anti-Mikva Video Sparks Outrage
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
An Israeli nonprofit that works to achieve civil marriage in Israel sparked a wildfire of criticism after it posted a video against state rabbinic control of mikvas (ritual baths) and forced mikva use on its Facebook page. Anti-Mikva Video Sparks...

October 12, 2014: Hadassah Hospital Halts Educational Program For Rabbis On Organ Donation After Pressure From Leading Haredi Rabbi
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
Hadassah tried to teach Orthodox rabbis the science of brain stem death and organ donation so they would better know how to advise families, and a haredi rabbi used his muscle – much of which is based on previous violent...

October 12, 2014: Woman Allegedly Made Homeless By Chabad Charity Allegedly Sexually Assaulted In Chabad’s Main Synagogue – Where She Was Sleeping
Comments: 36 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion , Women & Judaism
A Chabad-Lubavitch organization meant to house and feed hasidim, primarily from Israel and France, who come to Crown Heights, Brooklyn for the month of Tishrei to spend the High Holidays, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret “with” Chabad’s long-dead rebbe, Rabbi Menachem...

October 11, 2014: Haredi Leaders Deny Election Fraud
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Writing under the inaccurate banner headline, "Statement of Ramapo Jewish Community Leaders," haredi community activists deny that their call center claimed to be the Rockland County Board of Elections. But the recording posted online proves them wrong. Please click to...

October 11, 2014: Study Shows Haredi Community Would Likely Be Almost Extinct – If Not For The Holocaust
Comments: 90 | Categories: Haredim , History , Outreach , Religion
Dr. Michal Shaul found that the haredi community was rapidly shrinking in the decades before the Holocaust and likely would be virtually nonexistent today if the Holocaust had not spurred a rebuilding effort by a few haredi Holocaust survivors who...

October 11, 2014: Haredim Publish Poster Depicting A Haredi IDF Soldier As A Pig, Hamas Puts Poster On Its Twitter Page
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
A cartoon poster depicting a haredi IDF solider as a pig holding a volume of the Babylonian Talmud and attempting to lure other haredim into IDF service was posted in haredi neighborhoods of Jerusalem during Sukkot. Updated 12:44 am CDT...

October 8, 2014: Protesters Crowd Hasidic-Controlled School Board’s Meeting Over Superintendent’s Allegedly Anti-Immigrant, Discriminatory Remarks
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim
At last night's meeting, the board refused to address the protesters' complaints and withdrew into executive session, likely to avoid taking public comments that an open meeting requires by law. Klein did not speak with protesters or the press, and...

October 8, 2014: Haredi Landlord Settles With NYC Over Harassment Of Poor Tenants
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Poverty & Homelessness
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State’s Tenant Protection Unit has signed an agreement that will end the reported harassment and intimidation of long-term tenants at several rent-regulated buildings in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Flatbush and Crown Heights....

October 7, 2014: Audio: Brooklyn DA Admits He Did Not Push For Tough Sentence For Notorious Hasidic Pedophile
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson was on WABC Radio yesterday. When asked about the Rabbi Baruch Lebovits child sex abuse case, he admitted his office did not press for a longer sentence, agrees with the judge's mistaken claim that similar cases...

October 7, 2014: Breaking: Judge Throws Out All Ramapo Referendum Votes, Orders A Do-Over
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Garvey has just invalidated the Town of Ramapo, New York's referendums on adopting a ward system and adding two members to the town board over confusion at polling places over who could vote and over...

October 7, 2014: The Haredi Sex Abuse Crackdown That Wasn’t
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson ran on the promise that he’d clean up the office’s problems with prosecuting ultra-Orthodox sex offenders who preyed on children—but so far he appears just as lax as his predecessor. Above: Ken Thompson Emily Shire reports...

October 7, 2014: Sefrardi Haredi Kabbalist Allegedly Violates Plea Deal, Causing His Defense Attorneys To Flee The Case
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Three of Sefardi haredi kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto’s attorneys – Moshe Mazor, Ro'i Bichler and Eli Zahar – have abruptly filed to withdraw from his case after Pinto allegedly violated the terms of his plea deal in his bribery...

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