10,317 posts categorized "Haredim"

October 1, 2014: Bloomingburg And Ramapo Elections: Votes Impounded, Votes Challenged, Poll Watchers Banned And Haredi Voter Fraud Caught On Tape
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
The results of two important referendum votes meant in part to limit haredi political power could take as much as a month to be announced because the votes from both referendums are tied up by legal wrangling. Bloomingburg And Ramapo...

September 30, 2014: El Al Has No Policy In Place To Deal With Disruptive Haredim Who Refuse To Sit Next To Women And Does Not Plan On Having One
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Despite public outcry over the disruption of an El Al flight from New York to Israel last week after male ultra-Orthodox Jewish passengers refused to be seated next to women, El Al says it has no official policy for dealing...

September 30, 2014: Fake Calls From "Board Of Elections" Tell Ramapo Voters To Vote No On Ward Referendum
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
People who sound haredi claiming to be the Rockland County "board of elections" made at least one call today and left a voicemail telling the recipient to go out and vote no in the referendum on converting the town of...

September 30, 2014: Notorious Convicted Sex Offender Employed By Satmar
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Convicted hasidic child molester Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Lebovits was relased from jail last night. His emploment address on the New York State Sex Offender Registry is 82 Lee Avenue in Brooklyn, New York – the headquarters of the Satmar Zalman...

September 30, 2014: New Study Shows That Pregnant Women Who Fast On Yom Kippur Are Twice As Likely To Have Premature Birth
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
A new study conducted by researchers from the Soroka University Medical Center and Ben Gurion University of the Negev shows that women in the later stages of pregnancy who abstain from food and liquids for 25 hours – the Yom...

September 30, 2014: Group Of Grassroots Haredim Buck Rabbis In Ramapo
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
The brochure, written by activists claiming to be the “silent majority” of the Orthodox Jewish community, urged voters to support the ward system and bring an end” to this irresponsible behavior that only benefits the pockets of a numbered few...

September 30, 2014: Video: Dozens Of Dead, Unused Chickens Found At Hasidic Kapparot Center
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal
Dozens of unused dead kapparot chickens found in cages in Borough Park. The cages were left out in the hot sun and the chickens had no water or food. The incident happened at a pop-up kapparot center across the street...

September 30, 2014: Hasidic Child Molester Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Free
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits, perhaps Brooklyn’s most notorious hasidic child molester, walked out of prison a free man last night after serving less than three months in prison. Hasidic Child Molester Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Free Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Rabbi Baruch...

September 29, 2014: Court Sentences Two Top Haredi Rabbis To Prison In Ordination Fraud Case
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
The Jerusalem District Court has sentenced two haredi rabbis to prison in a fraudulent rabbinic ordination scandal that reached to the top of Israel’s haredi-controlled chief rabbinate. Court Sentences Two Top Haredi Rabbis To Prison In Ordination Fraud Case Shmarya...

September 29, 2014: Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Come Out Against Chicken Kapparot
Comments: 32 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Tzohar, the Israeli moderate Zionist Orthodox rabbinical association, has issued a statement opposing using live chickens for the kapparot (atonement) ritual done by many Orthodox and almost all haredi Jews before Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement which begins...

September 29, 2014: 3-Year-Old Found Alone Locked In Parked Car
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
A three-year-old girl was found alone locked inside a parked car on Rashbi Street in the haredi town of Elad yesterday. 3-Year-Old Found Alone Locked In Parked Car Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A three-year-old girl was found alone locked inside...

September 29, 2014: Tense Vote Scheduled For Tuesday In Bloomingburg
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
The tiny Village of Bloomingburg in eastern Sullivan County, New York will vote tomorrow on a referendum to dissolve and merge the 420-person village with the adjoining Town of Mamakating, allegedly to prevent a Satmar hasidic takeover. Tense Vote Scheduled...

September 29, 2014: Israel Farmers Association Threatens To Refuse To Sell To IDF Over Haredi Shmita Accommodation
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
The Israel Farmers Association threatened to refuse to sell produce to the IDF until the IDF clearly explains its new policy on observance of shmita, the biblically ordained sabbatical year in which all land in Israel is supposed to law...

September 29, 2014: 19-Year-Old New Square Man Arrested On Felony Drug Possession Charges
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Skepticism & Former Haredim
Pinches Surkis allegedly had psychedelic mushrooms, cocaine, prescription drugs, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and packaging material with him in a rental car that reeked of marijuana when he was arrested at about 6:20 am Wednesday. Above: Pinches Surkis mug shot from...

September 28, 2014: Government Tries To Use Coalition Changes To Force Liberal Jewish Movements To Cede More To Haredim
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
The Government of Israel is using Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s effort to bring haredi political parties into the ruling coalition while forcing out the centrist and largely secular Yesh Atid Party to pressure liberal Jewish religious leaders to accept slightly...

September 28, 2014: Haredi Anti-Cult And Missionary Org Allegedly Refuses To Help Secular Israelis Lured Into Haredi Cults
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
If it's haredi, does this mean it cannot be a cult? Yad L'Achim was started by a Chabad-Lubavitch hasid, Rabbi Sholom Ber Lifshitz, who studied in non-haredi yeshivas and who was close to Chabad's rebbe and to non-haredi leaders. Now...

September 28, 2014: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Alleges Israeli Cabinet Minister Threatened Him Over US Rep Michael Grimm Contributions
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
A top official in Israel tried to intimidate Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto – who claims Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm shook him down for donations, sources familiar with the investigation – likely Pinto's attorneys Alan Dershowitz and Arthur Aidala –...

September 27, 2014: How Haredi Rabbis' Ignorance Of Science Could Sicken And Even Kill Thousands Of People
Comments: 45 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , Science
A growing number of haredim, including American haredi #2 Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky, oppose vaccines. Their opposition, and the opposition of various new age hippie groups and others, endangers the lives of millions of others. This video will explain why: How...

September 27, 2014: Breslov Rabbis: Stay Away From Uman Immodest Women!
Comments: 51 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
An association of Breslov hasidic rabbis and the “Uman Holiness Guard,” Beslov’s modesty patrol in Uman, Ukraine, issued an announcement before Rosh Hashana asking all women to stay away from the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. Breslov Rabbis: Stay...

September 27, 2014: Haredim Disrupt El Al Flight Over Women, Airline Does Nothing To Stop Them
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
It was, passengers said, an “11-hour-nightmare” – a nightmare caused by misbehaving haredim and the refusal of Israel’s national airline El Al to properly deal with it. Haredim Disrupt El Al Flight Over Women, Airline Does Nothing To Stop Them...

September 24, 2014: 11-Year-Old Boy Sexually Assaulted In Broad Daylight
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A young boy was sexually assaulted as he walked along Oldhill Street in London's Stamford Hill neighborhood. London 24 News reports: A young boy was sexually assaulted as he walked along Oldhill Street in Stamford Hill on Sunday September 14....

September 24, 2014: Anti-Zionist Haredi Leader Lists “Evil Decrees” Haredim Must Fight To Please God
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
On the first night Ashkenazim begin to say the slichot (penitential) prayers that statrt being recited the week before Rosh Hashana, the #2 rabbi in the virulently anti-Zionist haredi umbrella organization Edah Hareidit, Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, spoke to haredi yeshiva...

September 24, 2014: How Big Are Your Esrogs?
Comments: 16 | Categories: Halakha , Haredim , Israel
Yemenite-custom etrogs are very, very large – the larger the better. Non-hasidic haredi #2 Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky is apparently accustomed to using many different types of etrogim on Sukkot in order to cover all the different halakhic opinions and customs,...

September 23, 2014: 6-Month-Old Haredi Baby Dies After Being Dropped Down Stairs
Comments: 12 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
A six-month-old haredi baby has passed away after being dropped last week by an older brother and tumbling down a flight of stairs. 6-Month-Old Haredi Baby Dies After Being Dropped Down Stairs Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A six-month-old haredi baby...

September 23, 2014: Agudah Reissues Pronouncement On Kapparot
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal
"As the y’mei ho’rachamim ve’hadin rapidly approach, and as Jews will soon be fulfilling the minhag of Kapporos during the Aseres Yimei Teshuva, we wish to emphasize the need for all public Kapporos centers to be under the exacting Hashgacha...

September 23, 2014: Lev Tahor Girls Flee Foster Family, Escape Canada For The US
Comments: 3 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion
The Lev Tahor haredi cult allegedly helped two of its children remanded to foster care to flee Canada for the US – and New York State is allegedly allowing the girls to live with their father in New York. Above:...

September 23, 2014: By A Large Majority, Israelis Fed Up With State-Mandated Religion
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The 2014 Religion and State Index demonstrates growing public support for freedom of religion and equality in Israel. In addition to surveying Israeli public opinion on core issues surrounding Israel's religion and state conflict, (marriage, conversion, equality in sharing the...

September 23, 2014: Agudath Israel Of America: Vote No In Ramapo
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim
The haredi umbrella group wants haredim to vote no on a referendum to establish a ward system. It says the sytem would hurt haredim and African Americans – however, what it doesn't say is that the existing system it wants...

September 23, 2014: Hasid Critically Injured In Monsey
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim
A great-grandchild of the Vizhnitz Rebbe from Monsey is in critical condition tonight after being struck by an automobile in the upstate New York town. Hasid Critically Injured In Monsey Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A great-grandchild of the Vizhnitz Rebbe...

September 22, 2014: Prominent Ramapo Leader Shimon Sontag Arrested
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Shimon Sontag, a property owner and businessman described as a “prominent Ramapo community leader," was arrested this morning after he allegedly filed false documentation to get a tax exemption for a large land parcel. Prominent Ramapo Leader Shimon Sontag Arrested...

September 22, 2014: Ramapo Man Lured Boy With Intent To Sexually Abuse Him, Cops Say
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A 25-year-old man faces child sexual abuse charges after he tried to lure a 6-year-old boy into a vacant room in a local Ramapo, New York synagogue. Last updated 7:06 pm CDT Ramapo Man Lured Boy With Intent To Sexually...

September 22, 2014: Orthodox NYPD Clergy Liaison Reportedly Stabbed In Brooklyn
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The incident happened at approximately 1:30 pm at 172 Montague Street near Clinton Street in the confines of the NYPD’s 84th Precinct. The victim is now undergoing emergency surgery. Orthodox NYPD Clergy Liaison Reportedly Stabbed In Brooklyn Shmarya Rosenberg •...

September 22, 2014: Bloomingburg: Modern Orthodox Developer’s Proxies File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Tiny Village, Claiming Anti-Semitism
Comments: 5 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
Shalom Lamm-affiliated businesses, organizations and individuals have filed a $25 million federal lawsuit against the Village of Bloomingburg, the adjoining Town of Mamakating, Bloomingburg Mayor Frank Gerardi, Mamakating Supervisor Bill Herrmann, and Holly Roche of the Rural Community Coalition. The...

September 22, 2014: Arsonists Torch Anti-Zionist Rabbi's Car
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Arsonists poured petrol over Rabbi Ahron Cohen's Volvo estate before setting fire to the vehicle outside his home in a suburb of Manchester, England. Above: Rabbi Ahron Cohen The Mirror reports: Arsonists have torched the car of a Rabbi who...

September 22, 2014: Don't Fight With Or Engage Anti-Annexation Activists Or Believe Their "Lies," Kiryas Joel Satmar Leaders Tell Hasidim Ahead Of Annexation Meeting
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
"…It is also expected that the "United Monroe" group will possibly keep on their "missionary tactics" and will try to hand out Yiddish literature and pamphlets in the hall or on the streets with lies and appeasing messages, it is...

September 21, 2014: 2 Breslov Hasidim Busted For Trying To Use Forged Passports To Travel To Uman
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Two Breslov hasidim trying to fly to Uman, Ukraine for Rosh Hashana were arrested today in Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport. The 43-year-old resident of Jerusalem and 25-year-old resident of Ma’ale Levana in the West Bank allegedly printed fake passports...

September 21, 2014: Miami Police Say They Know Some Of The People Involved In Rabbi's Murder
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
Rabbi Joseph Raksin was shot to death on Shabbat morning August 9 while walking to shul. Now police say they think they know some of the people who killed him. They also say the crime wasn't a hate crime and...

September 21, 2014: 2 Lev Tahor Girls Leave Foster Care
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
Police refused to provide any further details, other than to say the two girls are safe and refer questions to Chatham-Kent Children's Services for any further comment. All but a handful of cult members have already fled Canada for Guatemala...

September 21, 2014: Petition Demands Chabad Leaders Resign Over Mishandling And Coverups Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"[Once these Chabad leaders resign], our community will be able to move forward in a much more constructive manner. But the onus continues to be on Yeshivah. They have no one else to blame but themselves." The Age reports: A...

September 20, 2014: Haredi Toddler Killed By Car
Comments: 19 | 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: 3 | 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: 25 | 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: 16 | 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: 23 | 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: 37 | 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: 4 | 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: 13 | 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,...

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