10,064 posts categorized "Haredim"

August 1, 2014: What It Really Means To be Poor
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Poverty & Homelessness
After your housing costs and cost of medical insurance, can you and your wife live on less than $700 total for food, transportation, clothing, non-covered medical, dental and eyecare expenses and OTC medicine like Tylenol, especially in New York City...

August 1, 2014: Haredi Journalist Calls For Genocide Against Gaza Palestinians
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Yochanan Gordon, the son of 5 Towns Jewish Times publisher Larry Gordon and the grandson of the late Chabad journalist Nison Gordon, published a column today arguing that the right thing to do to bring Israel stability and peace is...

August 1, 2014: Orthodox Man From Queens Busted For Allegedly Hiding Mother’s Death To Steal 4 Years Of German Holocaust Reparations Payments
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
A 61-year-old Orthodox man from Forest Hills, Queens, New York allegedly hid the death of his mother for four years to illegally keep collecting German Holocaust reparations meant for her. Above: Gary Jacoby leaving a Queens courthouse 7-31-2014 (Daily News)...

August 1, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Allegedly Continues To Violate Stop Work Order, Tries To Block Appointment Of Code Enforcement Officer
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Residents and the village claim that Lamm is violating at least one existent stop-work order and is allowing buildings that lack certificates of occupancy to be used by hasidim – including using the second floor of one small structure as...

July 31, 2014: Small Anonymous Group Of Haredim Allegedly Wants To Volunteer For IDF Combat Duty
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
A small group of anonymous haredi yeshiva students reportedly claims it wants to enlist as a group and serve on the front lines in Gaza – but with preconditions. Small Anonymous Group Of Haredim Allegedly Wants To Volunteer For IDF...

July 31, 2014: Haredi-Founded, Israel-Based US Tax Scam Discovered By IRS
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A scam to file falsified tax returns to get unwarranted child tax credits for American expats living in Israel that began in the haredi community allegedly spread throughout the American ex-pat community in Israel causing a crackdown by the US...

July 31, 2014: Picture Of The Day: Neturei Karta Members Doing Inverted Nazi Salute At Anti-Israel Protest
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
At a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Manchester, England members of the rabidly anti-Zionist haredi group Neturei Karta did the the Quenelle – as an inverted Nazi salute and an anti-semitic gesture – countries across Europe are trying to ban because of...

July 31, 2014: Cop Shoots Haredi Burka Cult Woman At Kotel
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
There was a security alert in place last night at the Kotel (Western Wall), and police were on edge. Yeshiva students had been warned to stay indoors rather than mill about the plaza in front of the Kotel or pray...

July 31, 2014: New Square Rabbi Charged With Felony Child Sex Abuse Rejects Plea Deal
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld, a New Square teacher who is the father of 20 children, is charged with repeatedly sexually abusing a young boy over a five-year period of time. Earlier this month, Taubenfeld turned down a plea deal offered...

July 30, 2014: Video: Historian Simon Schama Says Orthodox And Haredi Jews Are "In Denial"
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , History , MO & Chardal
Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews essentially are in denial because they deny history and deny fact in order to maintain separatist beliefs and a separatist society, the noted historian says. Above: Simon Schama There's no date on this video, but it...

July 30, 2014: Tying Tzitzit For IDF Soldiers “Work Of The Devil,” Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Rabbi Tuvia Novick, the mashgiach ruchani (dean of students) of the haredi yeshiva in Hadera, told his students that tying ritual fringes for IDF soldiers is wrong because it is “the work of Satan.” Tying Tzitzit For IDF Soldiers “Work...

July 30, 2014: Accused Crown Heights Rapists Sue Ex-DA Over Allegedly Bogus Criminal Charges
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
And leave it to New York City's sleaziest daily tabloid to misreport the story. While we're on the unfortunate subject of bad reporting (please see the previous post), the New York Post has an awful report on a new lawsuit...

July 30, 2014: New York Magazine Publishes Fawning Profile Of Disgraced Haredi Kabbalist-To-The-Stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
"…[Pinto] became aware of his own supernatural abilities when he was just 11 years old. “The rabbi was a kid in school,” related a follower who’d been told the story. “And there was a teacher who was not good. The...

July 30, 2014: Ashkenazi Haredim To Cancel Yeshiva Vacations Because It Looks Bad To Have Yeshiva Students Vacationing During A War They Refuse To Serve In
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
"…We need to know this is not like the other times. We are now in a terrible situation. Our brothers who have strayed [from Torah and haredi Orthodoxy – i.e., Jews who are not haredi] take every opportunity to make...

July 30, 2014: Kiryas Joel Satmar Hasid Busted For Alleged Child Molestation
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The New York State Police in Monroe arrested 27-year-old Joel Mendlowitz of the Satmar hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel for sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. Above: Joel Mendlowitz Kiryas Joel Satmar Hasid Busted For Alleged Child...

July 30, 2014: UPDATED: Lawsuit Against Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist-To-The-Stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
Tomer Shohat's updated lawsuit against Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, Pinto's brother Menachem, NYPD cop Eric Patino and Pinto's aide, cousin and ex-pornographer Benzion Suky. Among the money Shohat alleges Suky and Pinto stole is $4,800 they took from the company...

July 29, 2014: Most Hasidic Groups In Israel Will Keep Yeshivas Open During Summer Vacation Due To The War
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Major hasidic groups in Israel, excluding Chabad, will not close their yeshivas for the normal summer vacation period that runs from approximately Tisha B’Av to Rosh Hodesh Elul. The official rationale for this move is supposed to be the idea...

July 29, 2014: Satmar Aharon Faction Tries To Build New 620-Family Hasidic Development Near Kiryas Joel
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim
South Blooming Grove is about four miles north of the rapidly growing Satmar hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel – the poorest municipality in the entire country. The South Blooming Grove development would be an extention of it. Satmar Aharon Faction...

July 29, 2014: Why Do Haredim Do Metzitzah B’Peh, The Dangerous Circumcision-Related Practice That Has Killed And Maimed Babies?
Comments: 23 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim
Why do so many ultra-Orthodox Jews still do metzitzah b'peh (MBP), even though it is dangerous and risks babies' lives? What follows is an answer to that question. Why Do Haredim Do Metzitzah B’Peh, The Dangerous Circumcision-Related Practice That Has...

July 29, 2014: Suspect In Gruesome Murder Of Arab Boy Tells Reporters “I Am The Messiah”
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
As he made his way into a Jerusalem court to hear the indictment against him read out by Jerusalem District Court Judge Yaakov Tzaban, Yosef Chaim Ben-David was asked by reporters if he felt any remorse for the kidnapping Abu...

July 28, 2014: Chabad And Breslov Missionize IDF Combat Soldiers As Former IDF Chief Rabbi Visits Troops And Tells Them This Is a Religious War Against Hamas
Comments: 12 | Categories: BTs , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Breslover hasidim are a common sight along the Gaza border, as are their Chabad-Lubavitch competitors. Military police have been blocking access to vehicles that do not belong to local residents, but somehow the hasidim are getting through anyway. So have...

July 28, 2014: Shomrei Emunim Rebbe: President Obama “Black Dog,” “Worse Than Hitler”
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
“Suddenly…he gestured with his hands to ask what is happening in the world. At first I thought he was asking me about personal things, but he said that was not what he meant, and that he wanted to know what...

July 28, 2014: Appraiser Who Allegedly Took $5,000 From Skvere Hasidim Gets Sweetheart Plea Deal, Hasidim, School Board Members Still Not Charged
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
More than a year after the appraiser's arrest, prosecutors reportedly still refuse to identify the Skvere hasidim who allegedly bribed Vardi and at least one school board member who allegedly played a role in the scheme, and none of them...

July 27, 2014: Report: Residential Health Care Facility Owned By Lakewood Rabbi Mice-Ridden, Filthy, Dangerous
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics
Dover Woods residential healthcare is owned by Erez Healthcare Realty Company of Lakewood, New Jersey. Mice allegedly infest the Toms River, New Jersey facility as residents sit amid stench in urine-fouled clothing. Erez, a for-profit entity, was founded and is...

July 27, 2014: OTD Woman Who Posted Near-Nude Selfies Wrapped In Tefillin Has Car Accident, Haredim Claim God Punished Her For Her Sins
Comments: 100 | Categories: Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Rants / Editorials , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Women & Judaism
Brenda Turtle's car accident would not be news if it the haredi reaction to it had not been so typically haredi, and if the New York Post's reaction had not been so typical of New York City's sleaziest tabloid. Above:...

July 25, 2014: Haredi War News: Haredi Faction Bans Haredim From Attending Home Front Command's Missile Defense Instruction Sessions
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Hessed , Israel , Religion
HaPeles, the mouthpiece newspaper of the non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi rebel faction led by Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, ordered haredim not to attend the Home Front Command's war education sessions held specifically for haredim in haredi neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Why? The sessions...

July 25, 2014: While His Soldiers Fight And Die, Defense Minister Takes Time Off To Visit Chabad, Participate In Torah-Writing Ceremony
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion
While the soldiers he commands are fighting and dying in Gaza, Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe took some time off Thursday to appear at a Chabad function some are calling a publicity stunt in Kfar Chabad near Tel Aviv. Above: Moshe...

July 25, 2014: Crown Heights Modesty Sign Illegally Warns Women
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
New Crown Heights modesty signs illegally posted on public property warn women to dress "modestly" because Crown Heights is "a Jewish neighborhood." Alexa Antopol writes via email: Yesterday on the way to the 3 train for my morning commute, I...

July 24, 2014: Montreal Haredim To Pray For "Brethren" In "Land Of Israel" – No Mention Of Or Thanks Given To IDF, Soldiers Or State
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
The Montreal Vaad Ha'ir asks Jews to pray for "brethren" in "Eretz Yisrael" [the Land of Israel] "who are facing grave danger. Many are need of Refuah Sheleima [healing]." The call to prayer fails to mention, Gaza and Hamas rocket...

July 24, 2014: Spiritual Head Of Sefardi Haredi Shas Party Refuses To Bless IDF Soldiers, Insists “Israel Does Not Need An Army”
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Terrorism
During a special prayer service at the Kotel (Western Wall) featuring the recitation of psalms on behalf of IDF soldiers, Rabbi Shalom Cohen announced to shocked worshippers that “Israel does not need an army!" Above: Rabbi Shalom Cohen Spiritual Head...

July 24, 2014: Top Haredi Leader Says Only God Is Protecting Israel, Offers No Thanks Or Support For IDF, Iron Dome Scientists
Comments: 48 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
During the time of Jeremiah the Prophet, people lacked trust in God, and when the people were asked why they were not engaged in Torah study, they answered that they had to earn a living. Today, God is once again...

July 23, 2014: Haredi Rabbi Guilty Of Tax Evasion, Charities Fraud
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Poverty & Homelessness
Rabbi Yaakov Weingarten convicted of felony tax fraud, required to make restitution to New York State and to charitable causes, permanently barred from charitable fundraising. Above: Rabbi Yaakov Weingarten The AG's press release: A.G. Schneiderman Announces Criminal Conviction And $500k...

July 23, 2014: Believing The Iron Dome Missile Defense System Protects Israel Is Idol Worship, Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
"You must not say that [the Iron Dome protects us]. Everything is actually miracles [and not science, not engineering, not the IDF]. 1,500 missiles fell [on Israel] and almost [none] hit [targets]! This is not normal – this is an...

July 23, 2014: Small Village May Dissolve In Order To Block Massive Satmar Hasidic Development
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
In an attempt to fight a 396-unit high-density Satmar hasidic townhouse development that was allegedly originally pitched to village officials through a front man as a low-density vacation and retirement cottage development complete with a golf course, the tiny Village...

July 23, 2014: Mandatory Haredi Modesty Checklist For Women Issued
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
No "bubble" skirts, sleeves down to the wrists, "move to the side when men pass and not overtake a man in the streets," "stop wearing eyeliner and/or eye shadow," "not to chat with minicab drivers – even a non Jew,"...

July 23, 2014: Allegation: Dov Hikind Used Campaign Cash To ‘Donate” To Haredi Charities Controlled By His Political Cronies
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
"There's nothing wrong with giving [to] charity," New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind told the Daily News. And Hikind would normally be right – except that those donations came from his campaign account and allegedly went to haredi organizations linked...

July 22, 2014: Kiryas Joel Satmar Rebbe Issues Call To Pray For Jews In Israel – But Not The IDF
Comments: 37 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Terrorism
The Aharon faction of Satmar has issued an official call for its followers to pray for the safety of Jews living in Israel. However, the notice makes no mention of the IDF or of its soldiers who are currently risking...

July 22, 2014: 2 New NYC Herpes Infections From Haredi Mouth-To-Penis Circumcision Rite
Comments: 14 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim
Two new cases of dangerous neonatal herpes following ritual Jewish circumcision with direct orogenital suction were reported in New York City in July 2014. From: < > Date: Jul 22, 2014 11:16 AM Subject: NYC DOHMH Alert # 16 -...

July 22, 2014: Israel Moves To Extradite Hasidic Arms Dealer Who Allegedly Sold Fighter Jet Parts To Iran
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The Department of International Affairs of Israel’s State Attorney's Office filed a petition in the in Jerusalem District Court Monday to extradite hasidic arms dealer Aryeh Eliyahu “Eli” Cohen. Above: Eli Cohen, left, and Avishai Weinstein, right Israel Moves To...

July 21, 2014: God, Not The IDF, Not The Iron Dome, Is Saving Israel From Hamas Rockets Haredi Columnist Says
Comments: 32 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Rants / Editorials , Religion , Terrorism
The haredi columnist ‘quotes’ a nonexistent CNN interview with a Hamas representative in which that Hamas representative allegedly claimed that Hamas rockets are extremely accurate and that “80%” of the rockets Hamas fires are diverted to uninhabited areas by the...

July 20, 2014: Pictures: Neturei Karta Protests Against Israel In Manhattan
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
The vehemently anti-Zionist haredi Neturei Karta organization protested against Israel today in Manhattan, waving Palestinian flags and carrying anti-Israel signs. Neturei Karta also used children to make its point .

July 20, 2014: NY Governor Gives Extreme Hasidic Village $195,000 For After School Programs
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim
“By funding these afterschool programs, we are ensuring that children in communities across the State have access to learning opportunities and cultural exposure that will further their development for years to come. Our administration is focused on providing exceptional learning...

July 20, 2014: Haredi Leader Asks Jews To Pray For “People Of Israel” – But Does Not Ask Them To Pray For IDF
Comments: 36 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
"Because of the severe situation prevailing in our Holy Land, I request from the Jewish people to increase their prayers for our brothers the people of Israel who need great mercy.…It is a time of distress for the Jewish people....

July 20, 2014: Haredi Chief Rabbi Of Israel Visits Wounded IDF Soldiers, Offers Prayers – Not Haredi Enlistment
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
“This is the beauty of our nation. I saw dedicated doctors, dear parents, and dedicated sons, soldiers and fighters who only wish to defend their homes from the murderous terror which does not stop for a moment." Above: Rabbi David...

July 20, 2014: Haredim Offer To Pray For IDF Soldiers To "Protect" Them
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
While Israeli soldiers risk their lives in Gaza to uproot Hamas rocket launchers and terror tunnels, haredim – few of whom serve in the IDF and whose political and religious leaders have openly forbidden their followers from doing so –...

July 18, 2014: Did Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe Lie?
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
In an interview with VINNews, Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe repeatedly says a haredi man convicted of forcible touching and other related misdomeaanors could not have gone to prison. Is Zugibe telling the truth? Above: Thomas Zugibe Is Zugibe...

July 18, 2014: Tel Aviv To Make Another Try To Open Supermarkets On Shabbat
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Tel Aviv’s city council plans to meet in two weeks to discuss passing a new version of a bylaw that would allow some kiosks and smaller supermarkets to open on Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath. A previous version allowing about 300...

July 17, 2014: Land Used For Controversial Satmar Hasidic “Shtetl” Illegally Annexed But Construction Can Continue Anyway, Court Rules
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
A Sullivan County, New York judge ruled yesterday that the 2006 annexation of Town of Mamakating land by the tiny Village of Bloomingburg was illegal and violates the New York State Constitution because it was not properly put to a...

July 17, 2014: Haredi Paper Says Hamas Missile Fire Has Done Something Very Good – Reduce Shabbat Desecration By Secular Jews In Tel Aviv
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
The haredi newspaper Yated Ne'eman, the official mouthpiece of Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman’s mainstream non-hasidic haredi faction, proclaimed that Hamas rocket and missile fire on the Tel Aviv area are doing something positive for the city – reducing Shabbat “desecration.”...

July 17, 2014: Hasidic Shul Warns Congregants Not To Give Charity To Many "Russian" And Other Beggars Who Are "Fakes"
Comments: 39 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethics , Haredim , Hessed , Religion
A sign posted by the synagogue with the rabbi's explicit permission argues that giving beggars money does not fulfill the mitzvah of tzedaka (giving charity) and claims that helping them is perpetuating their frauds. It says some of these beggars...


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