10,278 posts categorized "Haredim"

September 20, 2014: Haredi Toddler Killed By Car
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim
One-and-a-half-year-old Tova Fraidel Danzinger of Chestnut Ridge passed away on Shabbat after being struck by a car in the Village of Chestnut Ridge, New York early Friday afternoon. The toddler was reportedly in the road at the time the accident...

September 20, 2014: Haredim Reportedly Run Roughshod Over Hapless Judge’s Ruling
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
The wall illegally erected by the haredi-controlled government of the City of Beit Shemesh to divide the secular Languages ​​and Cultures School in two may be gone, but the separation it was meant to enforce – and that judge thought...

September 19, 2014: Federal Judge Rejects Bizarre Claim That Pedophile Was Married To Child Victim
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Twenty-nine-year-old Andrew Goodman, a convicted pedophile who is now facing a federal trial for transporting a 15-year-old boy across state lines for the purpose of having sex with him can’t claim at trial that he and the victim were married...

September 19, 2014: London Council Removes Illegal Haredi Modesty Posters
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
Haredi modesty posters warning women to walk on the opposite side of the street from men have been removed by London's Hackney Council. The [London] Evening Standard reports: Posters warning women they should only walk on one side of the...

September 19, 2014: Video: Grandson Of Anti-Zionist Satmar Rebbe Serves In IDF
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
A grandson of the notoriously anti-Zionist Satmar rebbe is serving in the IDF. He also shaves and wears a small black yarmulke in the Zionist Orthodox style.

September 19, 2014: New Affidavit In Stein / Weiss Divorce Battle Alleges Fraud, Perjury, Stalking, Threats Of Violence – Against Rabbis
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Yoel Weiss refuses to give his wife, Rivky Stein, a Jewish divorce known as a "get." Without a get, Stein cannot remarry, and any children she may have with someone other than Weiss would be ruled mamzerim (bastards), and they...

September 19, 2014: Guest Post: NY Times Reporter Writes Dishonest Book About Haredi Judaism
Comments: 3 | Categories: Books , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism
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...

September 19, 2014: IDF Partially Adopts Haredi Rabbinic Opinion, Shocking Many
Comments: 9 | Categories: Halakha , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
In what is being called a precedent-setting decision, the IDF has decided to largely adhere to haredi stringencies for the shmitta (sabbatical) year, drawing sharp criticism from of Israeli farmers, most of whom, unlike haredim, have actually served in the...

September 19, 2014: Prime Minister Tables Conversion Reform Bill To Please Haredim
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given in to haredi pressure and tabled the Stern Bill that would have decentralized conversions to Judaism, taking them out of the exclusive province of the haredi-controlled chief rabbinate. Above: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Prime...

September 18, 2014: Dozens Of Hasidic Kids Not Enrolled In School Because Rabbis Are Blocking Yeshiva Placements To Hurt Parents, Activist Alleges
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
There are allegedly at least 40 hasidic kids between the ages of six and 12 living in Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn who don't have a yeshiva to go to because rabbis are using yeshiva placement as a club to...

September 18, 2014: Another Haredi Alleged Get-Extortionist Indicted With Rabbi Mendel Epstein
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Another name has been added to the indictment against Rabbi Mendel Epstein, Rabbi Martin "Mordechai" Wolmark and the other cattle-prod-to-the-genitals get (Jewish divorce) extortionists. Above: Rabbi Mendel Epstein Another name has been added to the indictment against Rabbi Mendel Epstein,...

September 18, 2014: This Day In History: Famous Controversial Rabbi Dies
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , History , Religion
Rabbi Jonathan Eybeschutz fought against the rampant rabbinic corruption of his time, including the sale of rabbinical positions to the highest bidder, and at the same time, he also fought against the Enlightenment, which was taking ever increasing numbers of...

September 18, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Lay Leader Resigns Over Money "Tainted" By – Christians
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion
It’s a canard that refuses to die, a canard illustrates the high level of anti-Christian prejudice still common in the haredi and the right-wing Israeli Zionist Orthodox communities, despite the fact that believing Christians are some of the closest allies...

September 18, 2014: God Might Kill You Over Your "Impure" Cellphone, Leading Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Web/Tech
Without any doubt, holding an impure cellphone in your hands – behold, this is a great danger [for your soul when] the Day of Judgement [Rosh Hashana comes], #2 Ashkenazi haredi Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky says. Please click to enlarge: [Hat...

September 18, 2014: Haredi MK Meets With Mossad Head Over Security At Breslov Rabbi’s Grave In Uman, Ukraine
Comments: 16 | Categories: Antisemitism , Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
20,000 Jews, most of them Breslov hasidim and most from Israel, are expected to be at Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s gravesite in Uman, Ukraine for Rosh Hashana next week, despite the ongoing war between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists....

September 17, 2014: Torah To Be Dedicated In Memory Of Questionable Haredi Community Leader
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
He was dishonest in business and was a notorious alleged philanderer and an alleged sex abuser. None of this, however, stopped haredim from glorifying Steve Zakheim and honoring him while he lived, and it isn’t stopping them from honoring him...

September 17, 2014: High Court Rules Haredi Schools Don’t Have To Teach Math, Science, Other Secular Subjects
Comments: 41 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled today that haredi schools can continue to be exempt from teaching Israel core curriculum, meaning basic secular subjects like math, Hebrew and science will not be taught by haredi schools or will be given...

September 17, 2014: A "New Form" Of "Terrorism" Uses "Roses," Not Guns, Haredi Org Says
Comments: 47 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism , Xenophobia
Israel is facing a new front with the Arabs. A terrorism that is fought with roses. They target young, vulnerable Jewish girls and they often pretend they are Jewish. “He wore a kippa and said Amen to brachas,” explained Sara,...

September 17, 2014: Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Agrees To Plead Guilty To Bribery, Obstruction Of Justice
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Sefardi haredi ‘kabbalist’-to-the-stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto has agreed to plead guilty and to testify against former police Major Geneneral Menashe Arbiv in exchange for a receiving a reduced jail sentence. Above: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Agrees...

September 17, 2014: Netanyahu Wants To Bring Haredim Into The Government, Toss Lapid, Shaked Says
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
The Knesset faction leader of the right-wing Zionist Orthodox HaBayit HaYehudi Party, Ayelet Shaked, said Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to push the centrist, largely secular Yesh Atid Party out of the coalition government and bring in haredi...

September 16, 2014: Avi Schick Misleads About Dangers Of Controversial Haredi Circumcision Practice
Comments: 29 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics , Religion
Avi Schick, a former deputy attorney general of New York State, has published a deceptive op-ed about metzitzah b' peh (MBP), the direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis-sucking done by haredi mohels after cutting off a baby's foreskin. How many babies must be killed...

September 16, 2014: Haredi Organization Uses Photo Of Auschwitz Crematoria In Fundraising Ad
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim
Misaskim, the haredi organization that buries poor Jews and provides folding chairs and prayerbooks for shiva houses – but which might be best known for blocking autopsies, including in cases where foul play might have been the cause of death...

September 16, 2014: Breslov Rabbi Fleeing From Justice Was Tenant From Hell, Landlords Say
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland's grandchildren wrote on the villa's walls. His hasidim cut across the adjoining golf course and jumped in golfers' carts. When the golf course manager complained, they hit him. Berland was evicted from two different luxury villas because...

September 16, 2014: Haredi Man Charged With Groping Waitress
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A Monsey haredi man has been charged with forcible touching, a misdemeanor, after he allegedly groped a woman in a local restaurant. Above: Avraham Gefner Haredi Man Charged With Groping Waitress Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A Monsey haredi man has...

September 16, 2014: Haredi Rabbis Opposition To Conversion Decentralization Is Purely Political, Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Says
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“We are in a generation in which considerations that lead us are not necessarily always halakhic but are instead sometimes political.…Most of the rabbis who signed the declaration against the [decentralization of conversions] bill are not aware of its details,...

September 15, 2014: I Couldn’t Have Raped Those Women, I’m Impotent! Breslov Hasidic Sect Leader Claims
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the 77-year-old head of Beslov’s Shuvu Banim sect who has been on an almost two-year flight from justice, says there is no way he could have raped and sexually abused several female followers in Jerusalem because he’s...

September 15, 2014: Trial Of Alleged New Square Child Molester Postponed
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Jury selection for the trial of Rabbi Moshe Moshe Taubenfeld has been postponed because DA Thomas Zugibe says he needs more time to prepare his case. Above: Rabbi Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld Trial Of Alleged New Square Child Molester Postponed Shmarya...

September 15, 2014: Haredi Conference On Workplace Integrity Features Presentation On Prison Life
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
A haredi conference on workplace integrity held in Lakewood, New Jersey featured a session on the struggles haredim face while in prison. Please click to enlarge: Rafi G. thought this glorified crime and life in prison. I think the inclusion...

September 14, 2014: How Hasidim Looted East Ramapo
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
The NPR show This American Life devoted an entire hour to an in-depth documentary on the haredi-controlled East Ramapo school board. Listen now: Haredi members of the East Ramapo school board in 2011 The NPR show This American Life devoted...

September 14, 2014: London Haredi Rabbis Threaten To Refuse To Recognize Israeli Conversions To Judaism If Haredi Demands Are Not Met
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Senior haredi rabbis in London have warned that if Israel decentralizes conversions to Judaism, they will no longer recognize Israeli conversions as valid. Above: Rabbi David Lau London Haredi Rabbis Threaten To Refuse To Recognize Israeli Conversions To Judaism If...

September 14, 2014: Breslov Hasidic Leader Awaits Extradition, Claims To Be Innocent, Says Israel Is A “Country Of Hamas For Me”
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"It's all rumors spread over the past ten years. No proof exists. The police [in Amsterdam] released me and told me that that all complaints against me had no foundation and no basis.… I'm finished with the land of Israel....

September 13, 2014: City Of Jerusalem Blots Out Lady Gaga Concert Posters
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Music , Women & Judaism
Billboards promoting tonight’s Lady Gaga concert in Tel Aviv were plastered over last week with large white stickers in Jerusalem after a city councilman from the Sefardi haredi Shas Party, Nati Lasri, complained the billboards were " abominations" and “immodest.”...

September 12, 2014: Haredi "General" Rabbi Fred "Fishel" Todd Linked To Ball State University Fraud
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Haredi Rabbi Fred "Fishel" Todd of Lakewood, New Jersey vetted chaplains for the US Military and ran a smicha (rabbinic ordination) program. He also helped haredi über-scammer Eliyahu Weinstein steal millions of dollars. When caught, Todd acted as a cooperating...

September 12, 2014: Haredi Woman Leaves 2-Year Old Child On City Bus
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Yesterday, an Egged bus driver on the #36 route in Jerusalem did a routine security sweep of his bus at he end of the route and made a surprise find – an abandoned baby carriage with a two-year-old toddler inside...

September 12, 2014: 4 Jewish Teen Yeshiva Students Arrested For Spitting Hate Crime Against Arab
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Xenophobia
Israel Police reportedly arrested four 14-year-old Jewish teens Tuesday after they allegedly spat at an Arab vendor near King David’s purported tomb on Mount Zion adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City and shouted at him, “Go to Gaza!” 4 Jewish Teen...

September 11, 2014: Leading Haredi Rabbi: Polio, Other Vaccines Are A "Hoax"
Comments: 52 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , Science
Vaccines have repeatedly been proved safe in extensive peer reviewed medical studies. And they have absolutely and without any question saved millions of lives from diseases like polio and whooping cough. But the myth that vaccines cause Autism or other...

September 11, 2014: Report: Senior Chabad Rabbis To Be Subpoenaed Over Alleged Child Sex Abuse Coverups
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Senior Chabad rabbinical leaders will be subpoenaed by Australia's royal commission investigating child sex abuse coverups in religious institutions. They will compelled to testify about alleged coverups that allowed several pedophiles in Chabad institutions to escape punishment and continue sexually...

September 11, 2014: Coalition Of Right-Wing, Zionist Orthodox And Haredi Parties Could Have Enough Seats To Govern, New Poll Finds
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Israel’s Knesset TV Channel commissioned a poll that found that a coalition of right-wing, Zionist Orthodox and haredi political parties could win enough seats in a new election to govern. Coalition Of Right-Wing, Zionist Orthodox And Haredi Parties Could Have...

September 11, 2014: A Sad 9-11 Truth
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Terrorism
Amid all the pain, sorrow and fear surrounding 9-11 came so-called miracle stories of people who were saved from death because they were late to work or bumped from a flight. Here is one such story. I was reading Yeshiva...

September 11, 2014: Haredi "General" Rabbi Fred "Fishel" Todd's Plea Agreement
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Haredi Rabbi Fred "Fishel" Todd of Lakewood, New Jersey vetted chaplains for the US Military and ran a smicha (rabbinic ordination) program. He also helped haredi über-scammer Eliyahu Weinstein steal millions of dollars. When caught, he acted as a cooperating...

September 11, 2014: Busted! Fleeing Hasidic Rabbi Nabbed In Amsterdam After Almost 2-Year Chase
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
After hopping from country to country, seeking refuge from Israeli law in places like Morocco, Zimbabwe and South Africa, Breslov Rabbi Eliezer Berland was finally arrested early today in Amsterdam’s international airport. Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland in police custody in...

September 10, 2014: Haredim Riot Against Draft, One Cop Injured
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Dozens of haredim protested and rioted against the IDF draft near Mea Shearim yesterday, throwing stones at police and trying to block the road. Above: Haredim throwing stone in Mea Shearim, July 2011 Haredim Riot Against Draft, One Cop Injured...

September 10, 2014: Lev Tahor Allegedly Forged Passports, Marriage Licenses
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim
Members of the Lev Tahor haredi cult are believed to have falsified some passports, marriage licences and birth certificates, according to an affidavit filed by Quebec provincial police to obtain a search warrant. Above: Lev Tahor women (file photo) The...

September 10, 2014: Fleeing Breslov Rabbi Leads Cops On Wild Car Chase
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland and his driver led police on wild chase as Berland's car drove on sidewalks and laws to escape. "We could not shoot at him because it is not how we wanted to operate this. [But] we know...

September 10, 2014: New York Haredi Man Arrested In Israel For Unnamed Alleged Crimes Committed Against His Own Daughter
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Interpol reportedly worked with the Israel Police over a period of several months to track down a 55-year-old divorced haredi man who is suspected of serious crimes allegedly perpetrated against one of his children. New York Haredi Man Arrested In...

September 10, 2014: Haredi Cult On National Public Radio
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim
The haredi Lev Tahor cult's current problems are the topic of a new report on National Public Radio: Above: Lev Tahor women in Canada (file photo) Related Posts: All Lev Tahor In Guatemala Posts. All Lev Tahor Posts. All Rabbi...

September 9, 2014: Haredi "General" Pleads Guilty In Eliyahu Weinstein Fraud
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Fred Todd, 61, of Lakewood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of transacting in...

September 9, 2014: Video: Haredi Mayor To Young Yeshiva Students: Lie To Secular Court, Judge Might Not Catch You
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
"We tried hard to succeed, and God helped us from Above, and thank God we were able to win. This is how we need to prepare for the Day of Judgment - with [preparation:] prayer, repentance and charity.…But with a...

September 9, 2014: Police Try – And Fail, Again – To Bust Fleeing Breslov Hasidic Leader
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Shuvu Banim Breslov hasidic leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland, is on the lam and in hiding in South Africa from an international arrest warrant issued at Israel’s request over alleged serial sex abuse of female followers there – some of whom...

September 8, 2014: Satmar Hasidim Sue Bloomingburg, Mamakating For Alleged KKK-Like “Anti-Semitism”
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
The so-called hasidic “community” of Bloomingburg, New York – a tiny number of people who have lived in the 420-person village for less than six months – have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the village and neighboring Town of...

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