10,503 posts categorized "Haredim"

November 22, 2014: Ex-Hasid Organizes Lawsuit Against NYC Over Inadequate Secular Education In Hasidic Yeshivas
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
"…So now Mr. Moster is taking legal action. A handful of modern Orthodox supporters have agreed to cover the legal fees and, with Mr. Moster, are interviewing lawyers. The plaintiffs in a lawsuit, however, must be either students who are...

November 22, 2014: Report: Lev Tahor Haredi Cult Owes $4.4 Million In Back Canadian Taxes
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim
The Canada Revenue Agency, Canada’s equivalent of the US Internal Revenue Service, has put a $4.4 million lien on properties owned by the haredi Lev Tahor cult in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec after the cult fled Canada for Guatemala earlier this year....

November 21, 2014: Williamsburg-Lakewood Scammers Busted For Fraud – Again
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Chaim “Charlie” Gottlieb, 43, of 144 Ross Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and David Faria, 43, of 63 Seminole Drive in Lakewood, New Jersey were arrested and arraigned November 5 on a 41-count fraud and money laundering indictment. If convicted, each...

November 21, 2014: Dead Jews Necessary To Atone For Generation, Bring Messiah, Haredi Rabbinic Leader Says
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
"The Messiah has to come,” Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky said. “There needs to be an atonement" made for this generation so the Messiah can come, and those who died and were wounded in the attack had partially made that atonement through...

November 21, 2014: Video: Williamsburg Condo Evictions Leave 150 Hasidim Out In The Cold
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
On a freezing cold day in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 150 condo-owning hasidim are evicted after their building's developer, Skillman Estates, fails to repay loan.

November 21, 2014: Egged Public Bus Company Fires Many Of Its Arab Drivers
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel
Israel’s Egged public bus company has summarily fired 27 Arab bus drivers. The Arab drivers tried to stage work slowdowns and a strike after a fellow Arab driver was found hanged in his bus. Several other Arab drivers say the...

November 21, 2014: London Haredim Issue New Modesty Guidelines
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
The Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations issues new even more extreme modesty guidelines to keep men from seeing or having even incidental contact with women. Please click to enlarge: [Hat Tip: D.O.]

November 20, 2014: Giving State-Appointed Fiscal Monitor Veto Power Over School District’s Spending “Goes Against Democracy,” Haredi Leades Claim
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim
If New York State appoints a fiscal monitor who could override decisions made by the scandal-plagued haredi-controlled East Ramapo School District’s board and supervisor, that would disenfranchise voters and be undemocratic, haredi and Orthodox leaders said. Above: Hank Greenberg Giving...

November 20, 2014: Bring Guns To Synagogue On Shabbat, Leading Sefardi Haredi Rabbi Rules
Comments: 25 | Categories: Halakha , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim , Terrorism
Rabbi David Yosef – one of the four members of Sefardi haredi Shas Party’s Council of Torah Sages and a son of its late head, Shas Party founder Rabbi Ovadia Yosef – ruled today that everyone with a valid gun...

November 20, 2014: List Of All Voters Disqualified In Bloomingburg's Recent Dissolution Referendum Appears To Show Shalom Lamm Registered To Vote In Two Different NY Counties
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Satmar hasidim are trying to take over the tiny 420-person New York State Village of Bloomingburg which until a few months ago had no known hasidic residents at all. The list is divided between those now-disqualified voters who tried to...

November 20, 2014: Haredi Rabbi Orders Followers To Bring Cellphones To Shul On Shabbat
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
“In any case of doubt [about danger], one should call the emergency police 100 number [immediately] and one needn’t do so with a shinui [through using a non-normative dialing method due to Shabbat retractions],” the senior member of the vehemently...

November 19, 2014: Bobov Succession Fight Finally Over – Again
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Bobov 45, the losing Bobov faction in the embarrassing 10-year Bobov war of succession, has decided to agree to call itself "Bobov 45" rather than "Bobov." But it apparently does not accept the rest of the beit din ruling against...

November 19, 2014: New “International Beit Din” Hopes To End Agunah Crisis One Case And One Loophole At A Time
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
“There is no more relationship — they have gone their separate ways. The husband doesn’t want to give the get unless he gets money. It’s not true that he doesn’t want to give a divorce, but he wants money. Deep...

November 19, 2014: Satmar Rebbe Blames Jews, Not Terrorists, For Gruesome Israel Synagogue Murders
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
“Regarding the prohibition of ascending the Temple Mount, which all Jews who fear G-d know demands the punishment of kares [excision; destruction of a person’s soul], it has unfortunately become easy for people to take it lightly because of false...

November 19, 2014: Shin Bet Head Contradicts Prime Minister, Says Abbas, PA Don’t Want Terror, 3rd Intifada, Says MKs Should Stay Off Temple Mount
Comments: 2 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
“The religious dimension of the conflict is very dangerous and explosive, because it has implications for the Palestinians and for Muslims everywhere in the world. We have to do everything possible to instill calm.” Shin Bet Head Contradicts Prime Minister,...

November 18, 2014: Israeli Rabbi Attcked By Teens On Subway Platform In NYC For Cancer Treatment
Comments: 18 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Haredim
An Israeli rabbi in NYC for cancer treatment was physically attacked by a group of teens who shouting anti-Semitic epithets on the Marcy Avenue train platform in Brooklyn. [Hat Tip: Ruthie.]

November 18, 2014: Fire All Arabs, Hasidic Rebbe Orders
Comments: 45 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
In the wake of today's gruesome terror attack in Jerusalem that killed four haredi rabbis, the Karlin-Stolin Rebbe issued urgent orders to his aides to immediately fire all Arab employees of Karlin-Stolin institutions. Above: The Karlin-Stolin Rebbe Hasidic Rebbe Orders...

November 18, 2014: Ex-Hasid Sues Government, Yeshivas, School Board Over Lack Of Secular Education In Hasidic Schools
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Yochanan Lowen says that as a child, the hasidic schools deprived him of even basic secular education – secular education Quebec law entitles him to. Now 37-years-old, Lowen says he can’t find work outside the haredi community he left in...

November 18, 2014: Cops Now Act As Shabbos Goyyim In Heavily Haredi Lakewood, NJ
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Police in Lakewood, New Jersey are now acting as Shabbos goyyim for the town’s large 60,000-strong haredi community, going to drug stores to pick up medicine for sick haredi children, turning lights on and off, changing hearing aid batteries, turning...

November 18, 2014: Illegal, Dangerous Satmar Yeshiva Still Open, Despite Repeated Violations
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Like a bad neighbor who refuses to move away, Satmar is still there. A Satmar yeshiva illegally occupying an old factory building in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York for the past 20 years as successive city governments...

November 18, 2014: Disgraced Hasidic Doctor Runs For Office To "Get Rid Of" The Medical Board That Sanctioned Him For Misbehavior With Female Patients
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Dr. John Barry Myers, who prays at Chabad (he was given mafir there last spring), defended allegations that he groped and requested oral sex from a 68-year-old female patient of a Western Australian hospital. But Meyers has other allegations of...

November 18, 2014: 11-18-2014 Terror Victims
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
The names of the four rabbis murdered by Palestinian terrorists from East Jerusalem as they were praying in a synagogue in a residential neighborhood of Jerusalem at about 7:00 am this morning. Updated at 10:27 am CST 11-18-2014 Terror Victims...

November 17, 2014: Dutch Court Will Rule On Extradition Of Breslov Rabbi In 2 Weeks
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland – who is accused of sexually assaulting several of his female followers in Jerusalem, including at least one minor – walked to the court building in Haarlem, Netherlands wearing his tallit (prayer shawl) and tefillin (phylacteries) and...

November 17, 2014: Cuomo’s Fiscal Monitor Asks Legislature To Pass Law To Appoint Monitor With Veto Power For Haredi-Controlled Scandal-Plagued School District
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
"…This much seems absolutely clear and essential to me: Whatever final model the legislature and the governor are to adopt in this case, it has to be one that, in real time, allows someone the ability to reverse bad decisions...

November 17, 2014: Forward Says it Did Not Smear Sam Kellner – Despite Evidence That It Did
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Despite its blatantly false and unethical reporting that smeared hasidic child-sex-abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner, the Forward is refusing to admit it did anything wrong. Despite its blatantly false and unethical reporting that smeared hasidic child-sex-abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner, the Forward...

November 17, 2014: Decade-Long Bobov Succession Battle Not Over After All
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Losing faction decides to ignore beit din ruling aginst it, gathers support of Israeli haredi rabbis to do so. Updated at 4:34 pm CST A day before a beit din (Orthodox rabbinical court) ruled that it has to stop calling...

November 17, 2014: Video: Hasidic School Dresses Boys As Girls, Stages Biblical Wedding 'Reinactment' Complete With Shtreimls, Bekeshes And 19th Century Eastern European Jewish Music
Comments: 43 | Categories: Haredim , History
Munkatcher hasidim at the Talmud Torah Tiferes Bunim Munkacs (i.e., Munkatch) in Borough Park, Brooklyn staged a historical reinactment of the wedding of the biblical patriarch Yitzhak (Isaac) to Rivka (Rebecca) complete with shtreimls, bekeshes, modern wedding dresses, and modern...

November 17, 2014: Modern Orthodox Author Loses Another Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Comments: 5 | Categories: Books , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Modern Orthodox author Naomi Ragen has lost yet another copyright infringement lawsuit brought against her by a haredi writer. Above: Naomi Ragen Modern Orthodox Author Loses Another Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Modern Orthodox author Naomi Ragen has...

November 17, 2014: Melbourne Rabbis Admit – Kind Of – That They Lied About Child Sex Abuse Reportage
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…At the request of the AJN the RCV wishes to clarify a specific part of that media statement which stated that AJN reporter Adam Kamien was advised in no uncertain terms by a senior RCV member that no meeting (asking...

November 16, 2014: Reports: Netanyahu Asks Haredi Parties To Join Government
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Both haredi political parties – the Sefardi haredi Shas Party and the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party – are claiming that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked them to join his ruling coalition. But both parties allegedly turned him...

November 16, 2014: Video: Haredim Scream "Shabbos!" As They Attack Taxi In Jerusalem
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredim attack a taxi driving on a main public street in the Mea Shearim-Geulah neighborhood of Jerusalem yesterday on Shabbat.

November 16, 2014: Sam Kellner Sues The Jewish Daily Forward As “Pravda For Pedophiles”
Comments: 46 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Samuel “Sam” Kellner, the hasidic child sex abuse whistleblower who was indicted in 2011 on trumped up charges of bribery and extortion, is suing the Jewish Daily Forward for defamation. Updated with civil complaint at 3:05 pm CST Sam Kellner...

November 15, 2014: Kiryas Joel Journal Blots Out Faces Of 'Evil' Non-Jewish Cops
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim
The photo was taken at a press conference and the faces and names of these law enforcement officers are publicly known. But the Satmar hasidic Kiryas Joel Journal, Kiryas Joel's Yiddish-language newspaper, blotted out their faces yesterday, apparently so hasidim...

November 15, 2014: New Satmar Hasidic Village Planned As End-Around To Kiryas Joel Annexation
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
According to New York State law, forming a new village does not demand a vote by a town’s board and no state environmental review is required. All that is necessary to allow the new village to form is a referendum...

November 15, 2014: 15 Alleged Satmar Mortgage, Bank And Welfare Scammers Released On Bond
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
All 15 members of the ring were arrested in Kiryas Joel, Monroe and Brooklyn Thursday morning. Each had to secure at least 50% of bonds as high as $1 million with cash or property. 15 Alleged Satmar Mortgage, Bank And...

November 14, 2014: Chief Rabbinate Allegedly Forces Wedding Halls To Keep A Higher Standard Of Kosher Than Hotels – Even When The Couple Being Married Is Not Orthodox
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , Religion
"Ah, but that’s not quite all there is to it. The Rabbinate has new regulations. Because my waiters and barmen are not Shabbat observant, I am only permitted to serve yayin mevushal (pasteurized wine)" at your wedding. Yizhar Hess, the...

November 13, 2014: Satmar: Pray For Male Arrested Mortgage And Welfare Fraud Scammers; Women Arrested Not Mentioned
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Pray that God will help the 14 Satmar hasidim "financial supporters of our holy schools" arrested today and accused of mortage and welfare fraud and that they "should find favor in front of the judge and be freed from their...

November 13, 2014: AJN Retracts Story On Controversial Chabad Rabbi
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Did leading Australian rabbis ask Rabbi Avrohom Glick to resign from his senior position at Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne? The rabbis in question now say that did not do so. The real question, though, is why haven't demanded that...

November 13, 2014: Brooklyn Real Estate Fraud Ring Gleaning Illicit Rents From Scores of Properties, Former DA Knew, Allegedly Did Nothing
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
…While almost all of the fraudulent conveyances took place, Charles J. Hynes presided as the District Attorney of Kings County. But victims claimed he was dismissive of their allegations. “We went to him, I even made an appointment,” said Yolanda...

November 13, 2014: 14 Satmar Hasidim Charged In "Massive" Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
"…As part of the scheme to defraud, the defendants used the fraudulent loan proceeds to personally enrich themselves and their families. Fraudulently obtained loan proceeds were used toward, among other things, (i) credit card debts for personal expenses of defendants,...

November 13, 2014: The Internet, Religion, Transparency, And Battling Tyranny
Comments: 5 | Categories: Blogs , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Web/Tech
“Blogs like UOJ and Failed Messiah, along with the Awareness Center, were instrumental in fostering the anti-abuse movement in the Orthodox community, publicizing stories of abuse and exposing those (often powerful and until then, untouchable) people, who enabled it and...

November 13, 2014: Rubin Family Indictment For Alleged Welfare And Mortgage Fraud
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Here's the entire indictment for today's arrests of 13 Satmar hasidim, all linked to the powerful Rubin family of the Aron faction, for alleged welfare fraud and mortgage fraud. These are the people who were indicted today. At least 13...

November 13, 2014: 13 Hasidim Arrested On Federal Fraud Charges
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Thirteen people in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Kiryas Joel were arrested this morning and are now facing federal fraud charges. NBC NY reports: Fifteen people in two large Hasidic communities in New York are facing federal fraud charges early Thursday, NBC...

November 12, 2014: Haredi Mega-Donor's Nursing Homes May Be Better Run And More Transparent Than Report Claimed
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Because Shlomo Rechnitz takes over failing nursing homes with large numbers of care deficiencies and turns them around, and because the data in a Sacramento Bee report sometimes reflected the standard of care under previous owners, not Rechnitz, Rechnitz was...

November 12, 2014: Satmar Exposed
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim
"This is a turf war, not a religious dispute," says [Shmarya] Rosenberg, the FailedMessiah blogger. "It is financial and political. You need to look at Satmar rebbes not as spiritual leaders but as kings in a monarchy. And their kids...

November 12, 2014: Top Sefardi Haredi Rabbis Overrule Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Ban Israeli Produce During Shmita Causing Firestorm
Comments: 2 | Categories: Halakha , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
“People with vested interests, who have mehadrin [stringent] kashrut-licensing businesses whose only purpose is to squeeze money out of the weakest members of our community, charge twice or three times the value [for the imported produce]. The propaganda against heter...

November 11, 2014: Israel's High Court Hears Petition Against Haredi Military Draft Law
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
The [Movement for Quality Government in Israel] said that the nine justice panel presided over by Supreme Court President Asher D. Grunis agreed with its premise that the law was unequal, and spent much of the hearing questioning the state...

November 11, 2014: Chovevei Torah Rabbi Says Haredi View Of Sex, Not Criminal Rabbis, Behind Abuse Coverups
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Skepticism & Former Haredim
"…In order to make some sense of this community’s abhorrent and cavalier attitude toward sexual violence it is important to emphasize a basic distinction: the difference between sex, something physical which we do instinctively, and eros, an emotion which has...

November 11, 2014: In The Heart Of Urban America, A Troubling Hasidic Theocracy
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…The highly localized, hermetically sealed nature of Hasidic life helps explain why the theocratic rot in Borough Park has persisted, even as America more generally has been simultaneously engaged in a full-on culture war against the purveyors of shariah.…" In...

November 11, 2014: Fugitive Rabbi Gives Worldwide Lecture Via Satellite, Calls The Late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef “Mashiach Ben Yosef”
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland (perhaps trying to gain the support of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party to help fight criminal charges if he is deported to Israel) claimed that the late founder of Shas, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, had the soul of...

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