10,782 posts categorized "Haredim"

January 29, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Charged With Child Sex Abuse Sees Bail Reduced From $5 Million
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"He had no idea that an arrest warrant was pending. He wasn't running from these charges." Above: Rabbi Fredrick Martin “Ephraim” Karp Haredi Rabbi Charged With Child Sex Abuse Sees Bail Reduced From $5 Million Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Rabbi...

January 29, 2015: More Rioting In Poneviz Yeshiva
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
The nearly decade-long succession battle for control of the Israel’s second largest non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi yeshiva got even more heated tonight. More Rioting In Poneviz Yeshiva Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The nearly decade-long succession battle for control of the Israel’s...

January 29, 2015: London Haredi Women Try To Stop Non-Jewish Cleaning Ladies From Raising Their Fees
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim
A "goita" is a non-Jewish cleaning lady. In London, these women are most often from Eastern Europe and undocumented. They are usually paid a small amount of cash per hour off the books to work as house cleaners in the...

January 29, 2015: Women Shouldn't Talk Loudly Or Laugh In Public, Satmar Rebbe Says
Comments: 36 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
“If a woman must go on the street, she should walk quickly and not stroll…not talk loudly, not laugh,” Teitelbaum said, and if she walks with her husband and there's contact [talking] with each other, its a "disgusting" act. Similarly,...

January 29, 2015: Wrapped In Quebec Flag, Man Tries To "Liberate" Haredi School Students
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Draped in a flag of the Canadian province of Quebec, a middle-aged man tried to enter a haredi day school on Tuesday, claiming he wanted to ‘liberate’ its students. The Montreal Gazette reports: Draped in a flag of Quebec, a...

January 29, 2015: Sefardi Haredi Renegade Party Joins Up With Hard Right-Wing Ashkenazi Racist Party
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Sefardim
Eli Yishai's new political party, Yachad - Ha'am Itanu, has joined with the hard right-wing neo-Kahanist Otzma Yehudit Party to form a joint list for the upcoming Knesset elections. Above: Eli Yishai Sefardi Haredi Renegade Party Joins Up With Hard...

January 29, 2015: Prominent Chabad Community Member, Under police Investigation For Alleged Child Sex Abuse, Tells Community It's Okay To Kill Fellow Jews Who Cooperate With Police
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"It is practical halocho [Jewish law] that a mosser [informer] may be killed, here and now in 21st century Australia, by anyone who is able to get away with it." The Age reports: A Melbourne man wanted by police for...

January 29, 2015: Haredim Charge British Government With Bias Over Haredi Schools
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion
The British government’s Education Department’s inspection arm known as Ofsted is unfairly targeting haredi and hasidic schools, a haredi rabbi who works for Ofsted as an inspector told the National Jewish Education Conference for Primary School Teachers last week. Haredim...

January 29, 2015: Police Raid Major Haredi Yeshiva In Middle Of The Night, Make Wave Of Arrests
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
Israel Police raided the Poneviz (Ponivitch) Yeshiva in Bnei Brak in the middle of the night and made a wave of arrests and detentions. Police Raid Major Haredi Yeshiva In Middle Of The Night, Make Wave Of Arrests Shmarya Rosenberg...

January 29, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Charged With Child Sex Abuse Extradited, Bail Set At $5 Million
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Frederick Martin “Ephraim” Karp was ordered extradited yesterday afternoon by a Queens, New York court to Maryland to face charges stemming from his alleged serial sexual abuse of a young teen girl. Above: Rabbi Fredrick Martin "Ephraim" Karp Haredi...

January 28, 2015: Police Charge Haredi Man Who Mowed Down Pedestrian In Brooklyn Crosswalk
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Simcha Rosemblatt was allegedly driving recklessly and without a valid license when he ran over Raul Leone-Vasquez. Police Charge Haredi Man Who Mowed Down Pedestrian In Brooklyn Crosswalk Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Police have criminally charged a Lakewood, New Jersey...

January 28, 2015: "If Jews, God Forbid, Become Friends With Goyyim, God Will Punish [the Jews]," Hasidic Children's Storybook Says
Comments: 45 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim
"If Jews, God forbid!, become friends with goyyim [gentiles], God will punish them [the Jews]!" So teaches a hasidic children's storybook. Please click to enlarge: [Via: ChasiDick WTF moments.]

January 28, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Will Be Extradited, DA’s Office Says
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Fredrick Martin “Ephraim” Karp will likely be ordered extradited to Maryland to face child sex abuse charges there, a spokesman for the Queens, New York District Attorney’s Office reportedly said. Above: Rabbi Fredrick Martin “Ephraim” Karp Haredi Rabbi Will...

January 28, 2015: Obsessive-Compulsive, And Orthodox
Comments: 34 | Categories: BTs , Haredim , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
"Alone in my living room, I took three steps backward, then three steps forward in preparation for the Shmoneh Esrei, part of the afternoon prayer service. As I began to recite the first blessing, an image came to mind, unbidden:...

January 28, 2015: Rabbi Eliezer Berland: I Couldn’t Have Sexually Assaulted Those Women And The Girl – I Have No Sex Drive!
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“I feel nothing. There are no sexual feelings anymore. For 20 years already.…Sex? No, no, no. I had surgery on my prostate. All lust is gone. I never touched those women." Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland in handcuffs in Zimbabwe Rabbi...

January 28, 2015: Haredi Lawyer, Convicted Of A Sex-Realted Simple Assault, Still Denies Guilt
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"This whole thing is very unfortunate," Neuberger said in court Tuesday, wearing a plaid scarf atop his suit collar. "It's a misunderstanding and I'm sorry I agreed to those facts." Above: The lighted, paved path between Isaac Neuberger's home on...

January 27, 2015: OU Takes Out Ads Against Mayor To Try To Force City To Fund 1/2 Day Pre-K For Haredim, Orthodox
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Religion
The OU has just published a series of ads claiming de Balsio’s prekindergarten policy costs Jewish families $50 million a year because de Blasio’s program mandates full-day participation, and Orthodox and haredi schools refuse to provide that. Instead, they provide...

January 27, 2015: Prominent Haredi Rabbi Arrested For Alleged Rape
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A prominent 63-year-old Bnei Brak haredi rabbi, a head rabbi of a local haredi synagogue who is also a long time resident of the haredi city, was arrested Monday for the alleged serial rape a 17-year-old girl over an extended...

January 27, 2015: Haredi Man Caught Smuggling West Bank Palestinians Into Israel
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A 32-year-old haredi man from Bnei Brak was arrested Tuesday evening at a security checkpoint in the West Bank after he was caught trying to smuggle Palestinians into Israel. Haredi Man Caught Smuggling West Bank Palestinians Into Israel Shmarya Rosenberg...

January 27, 2015: "Urgent Appeal For Pidyon Shvuyim"
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
The haredi gang allegedly used an electric cattle prod and kidnapping to force husbands to give their wives a Jewish divorce known as a get. But this wasn't altruistic. These haredi thugs charged about $100,000 per divorce. They were arrested...

January 27, 2015: Sheldon Silver's Fall Happened Only So That We Haredim Turn To God For Our Needs, Haredi Letter-Writer Says
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
"…One of the most powerful people in New York State, a Shomer Shabbos Jew is losing his place of power and fame. The reason? So that we can turn to Hashem. For the last twenty years, since Sheldon Silver had...

January 27, 2015: Baruch Dayan HaEmet: David Landau
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism
Former Jerusalem Post and Ha'aretz editor David Landau had the broad shouldered physique of an athlete, loved to play football [soccer], was an almost stereo-typed British gentleman except when his hackles rose, and then he could be the exact opposite....

January 27, 2015: Secret Recording, Emails Show Victim Of Sex Abuse At Chabad Threatened, Intentionally Smeared, Over Cooperation With Police
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Fairfax Media has also obtained a series of emails which show how three influential members of [Chabad's] St Kilda's Yeshivah community asserted that the victim's assistance to police in the Cyprys case had "crossed red lines" and had the "potential...

January 27, 2015: Report: Infected Haredi Mohels Still Suck
Comments: 22 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
A Rockland community member who has been involved with the issue said the two mohels did test positive for the virus. They both continue to perform MBP. “They are continuing to practice and use whatever safety practices they were using...

January 26, 2015: Yesh Atid Woos Moderate Orthodox Voters, Launches a Moderate Orthodox Faction, Will No Longer Push For Allowing Public Transportation On Shabbat
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Yesh Atid hopes to be able to draw disaffected voters who previously supported the National Religious Party, which morphed into the increasingly right-wing Zionist Orthodox HaBayit HaYehudi Party headed by Economy, Diaspora and Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett. Above: Yair...

January 26, 2015: Haredi Gang Dumps Fish Oil Outside Leading Rabbi's Home In Latest Battle Over Non-Existent Jewish Graves
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The protest is another in a long line of similar protests and violent street assaults allegedly carried out by the gang and by the Atra Kadisha graves protection organization. Above: Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch Haredi Gang Dumps Fish Oil Outside Leading...

January 25, 2015: An Interview With The Victim Of Isaac Neuberger
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“This didn’t take away from the fact that a crime was committed,” he said. “This can define you as a person and it can shape you for the rest of your life. It will always be part of me. This...

January 25, 2015: The Lawsuit: NYC v Ben Zion Suky
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
The complete civil complaint in New York City's lawsuit against Ben Zion Suky, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto's top aide (and a former pornographer who is also Pinto's relative), for running a dangerous and illegal hotel. Above: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto...

January 25, 2015: With The Help Of Right-Wing Allies, Haredim Block Funding For IDF Lone Soldiers Center
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
“They crossed an ethical red line — this is politics of the lowest kind. I think they’re embarrassing the haredi community. I don’t think the haredim would want to hurt lone soldiers." With The Help Of Right-Wing Allies, Haredim Block...

January 25, 2015: As Haredi Poverty Deepens, Young Married Haredim Feel An Even Greater Sense Of Entitlement – Because They Were Raised To
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
"My parents pay our rent and we go to them and my wife’s parents just about every Shabbos [to eat], and we also take frozen foods and cans [home to our apartment from their house]. Yes, we are parasites.… So...

January 25, 2015: Court Finds Against Haredi-Controlled City Government, Orders It To Pay Women Compensation After It Refused To Remove Haredi Modesty Signs
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Four Modern Orthodox residents sued the City of Beit Shemesh for refusing to remove from public property haredi modesty signs ordering gender segregation and demanding certain types of "modest" dress. Above: An illegal haredi modesty sign in Beit Shemesh ordering...

January 24, 2015: Where Will Haredi Über Thief Eliyahu Weinstein Spend The Next 19 Years?
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Where will Lakewood, New Jersey's own haredi über thief Eliyahu Weinstein, who stole hundreds of millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors, be living for the next 19 years? Above: Eliyahu Weinstein In a medium security federal prison in small remote...

January 24, 2015: Don’t Encourage French Jews To Move To Israel Because It Will Lead To Intermarriage, Haredi Rabbis Say
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
About 50% of French Jews are intermarried, meaning many of the French Jews who would come to Israel would bring with them a non-Jewish spouse and non-Jewish children. Because of that, top Ashkenazi haredi rabbis say Israel should not encourage...

January 24, 2015: Royal Commission Hearings Into Alleged Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups To Be Streamed Live
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The hearings begin in Melbourne on Monday, February 2, and will last up to two weeks. They will be streamed live each day from 10 am to 4 pm. The Age reports: Police have been swamped with reports of child...

January 24, 2015: Har Nof Haredi Rabbis Shield Convicted Child Molester, Try To Hide His Identity From Locals
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A moderated Har Nof, Jerusalem Anglo haredi community email list tells its members that it will not publish the name or address of the convicted child molester who has recently moved there. When the community's haredi rabbis decide to publicize...

January 23, 2015: Mob Of Orthodox Jews Attack, Beat Druze IDF Veteran In Random Act Of Racist Violence
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Xenophobia
"Blood ran down all over me – my head, my ears and on my shirt. I have no idea who they are. They just saw me speaking Arabic and I have no idea why they chose to harass me specifically."...

January 23, 2015: No Permits, No Honesty: Town Sues To Force Haredi Families To Pay To Remove Asphalt Path They Illegally Built Through Public Parkland
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The town of Ramapo in Rockland County, New York is suing to force the removal of a paved path that links two homes. The asphalt path – allegedly illegally built by haredim – goes through a wooded public park meant...

January 23, 2015: As Trapped Wife Sobs On Witness Stand, Recalcitrant Husband Yoel Weiss Laughs, Drawing Reproach From Judge
Comments: 49 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
[Yoel] Weiss chuckled throughout [his trapped wife Rivky] Stein’s testimony, causing Judge Esther Morgenstern to reprimand him. “There’s nothing funny here. I don’t see any humor,” said the judge, who had difficulty obtaining her own get when her marriage dissolved...

January 23, 2015: Top Aide Of Sefardi Kabbalist Runs Dangerous, Illegal Hotel, City Says
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
Ben Tzion Suky, the former pornographer who is Sefardi haredi 'kabbalist' Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto's top aide (and cousin), is running an illegal New York City hotel, the city says in a new lawsuit. In a separate lawsuit filed last...

January 23, 2015: Ner Israel's Proximity To Evil?
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Isaac Neuberger of the Baltimore Ner Israel Yeshiva Neubergers is a prominent Baltimore attorney. He was arrested in 2013 and charged with a sexual assault against a 25-year-old Orthodox male that took place in a washroom of his law firm's...

January 23, 2015: As Measles Outbreak Worsens In California, A Look At Jewish Schools' Immunization Rates Reveals Many Flaws
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
At the Ramaz School, a modern Orthodox day school in Manhattan, principal Rabbi Haskel Lookstein issued a ruling that vaccinations are considered “p’kuach nefesh,” a Jewish legal standard under which religious requirements are suspended to protect human life. “It’s a...

January 23, 2015: Local Haredim Up In Arms Over American Child Molester’s Move To Jerusalem
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"This is a pedophile defined by the US authorities danger to the public. Since coming to the neighborhood we live in constant fear and take care of our children. He must not [be allowed] to exploit his Jewishness to get...

January 22, 2015: Metropolitan Council On Jewish Poverty To Go Out Of Business
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
Met Council officials reportedly met with other Jewish nonprofit leaders about the closure today – the same day the met Council’s chief legislative patron, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was arrested by the FBI for allegedly taking millions...

January 22, 2015: Andrew Goodman Pleads Guilty To Federal Molestation Charges
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A convicted child molester who was given a slap on the wrist sentence by a Brooklyn judge has now pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the case and could serve life in prison. Above: Andrew Goodman Andrew Goodman Pleads...

January 22, 2015: British Government Calls Out Satmar School Over Inadequate Secular Education
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
"Many of the required areas of learning are covered but the school does not make sure that pupils gain technological skills or develop their creativity. Although almost all pupils speak Yiddish as their main language, English is not taught to...

January 22, 2015: As Haredi Women Politicians Are Threatened With Excommunication, State Moves To Prosecute Haredi Leaders Issuing The Threats
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
"…[H]aredi society will excommunicate you, because the haredi society will not receive your sons, it won't accept shidduchim [arranged marriages with your children]. You will be muktzeh there in the haredi society. On the personal level I say to you,...

January 22, 2015: Ohio Haredi Rabbi Charged With Alleged Serial Rape Of Underage Girl
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Police say they interviewed Rabbi Fredrick "Ephraim" Karp last week. Police got an arrest warrant sometime after the interview, but when they went back to arrest Karp, Karp was gone. Police found him at JFK airport in New York, where...

January 22, 2015: The Orthodox Sex Guru
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , Rabbis & Sex , Religion
…“She’d just found out what and where her clitoris is, after her third child,” Marcus said. “She’d told her OB-GYN that she was having pain,” and during their conversation he informed her about her anatomy. Merely having this basic knowledge...

January 21, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Arrested On Child Sex Charges Boarded Out Of Town Teens In His Home, New Report Says
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Fredrick "Ephraim" Karp and his wife boarded out of town teenagers who came to the Cleveland, Ohio area to attend local yeshivas. Karp was arrested in New York City last week on child sex abuse charges as he was...

January 21, 2015: Blame The Victims: Murdered French Cartoonists “Sinned” Against Society, Chabad Rabbi Says
Comments: 104 | Categories: Chabad , Ethics , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion , Terrorism
Talk about blaming the victims. A prominent Chabad rabbi in England triggered outrage after he wrote that that the cartoonists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo who were slaughtered by Islamist fundamentalist terrorists sinned against society. Above: Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet...

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