10,525 posts categorized "Haredim"

November 27, 2014: Haredim Reportedly Agree To Back Netanyahu For PM After Next Election
Comments: 0 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Member of Knesset Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, the head of the Agudath Israel hasidic faction of the haredi United Torah Judaism Party (UTJ), said today that both haredi parties, UTJ and the Sefardi haredi Shas Party, will recommend that Prime Minister...

November 26, 2014: State Orders Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School District And Board To Undergo Diversity Training, Training In State Open Meetings Law
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim
New York State Education Commissioner John King has ordered the entire haredi-controlled scandal-plagued East Ramapo Board of Education and the district’s Superintendent Joel Klein to undergo diversity training and complete a course on the state Open Meetings Law after a...

November 26, 2014: Convicted Felon Rabbi Milton Yehoshua Balkany Lectures To Haredi Rabbinical Association On Jewish Law
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Rabbi Milton Yehosua Balkany, former Agriprocessors VP Sholom Rubashkin's brother-in-law – was recently released from prison after serving time for attempting to extort hedge fund head Steven Cohen. Balkany joined fellow haredi rabbis at a convention of the Rabbinical Alliance...

November 26, 2014: Haredi Teacher Indicted For Serial Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A teacher in a haredi Talmud Torah school in Beitar Illit was charged today with a series of child sex abuse charges. Above: File photo Haredi Teacher Indicted For Serial Child Sex Abuse Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A teacher in...

November 26, 2014: Knesset Bans Non-Orthodox Rabbis And Rabbinical Students From Praying In Knesset’s Synagogue, Which Is Reserved For Orthodox Use Only, Knesset Speaker Says
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“A lot of the students were very upset and shocked. You’d think that the Knesset would be a place of ingathering of the Jewish people, but actually we learned that it has boundaries that don’t include liberal Jews. Paradoxically, this...

November 25, 2014: Scandal-Plagued Allegedly Corrupt Haredi-Controlled School Board Sells Unnecessarily Vacant School To Haredi Yeshiva In Second Sweetheart Deal, Despite Alleged Bribes
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The scandal-plagued haredi-controlled East Ramapo school district has completed the sale of Hillcrest Elementary School to a Skvere hasidic yeshiva, Avir Yakov. The sale price, $4.9 million, is significantly below what appears to be the fair market value for the...

November 25, 2014: Chabad Pedophile Deported To US
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi David Kramer, the twice-convicted Chabad pedophile who has served time in both US and Australian prisons for sexually abusing boys in a Chabad school and in an Orthodox synagogue, was deported in September from Australia to the US. His...

November 25, 2014: Only 300 ‘Haredim’ Joined Israel’s National Civilian Service Programs This Year
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Saar Shalom Jerbi, the head of Israel’s national civilian service programs staffed primarily by Zionist Orthodox girls who join them in lieu of serving in the military, has finally released the official number of haredi males who joined national civilian...

November 25, 2014: London Trial Of Accused Child Molester Halted, Remaining Charges May Be Dropped
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Skepticism & Former Haredim
The trial of a South Tottenham, London, UK "rebel" haredi man accused of molesting an “innocent and vulnerable” 14-year-old haredi girl in her own home has been halted on the first day of the hearing and one charge against him...

November 25, 2014: Case Against Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, Pnimim Seminary, Et Al Settled Out Of Court
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The civil suit against Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, Pnimim Seminary, its American fundraising arm, several other haredi seminaries once controlled by Meisels, and others has been settled out of court. Meisels allegedly sexually abused and exploited young haredi women who were...

November 25, 2014: Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups New Target Of Royal Commission
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne will become the focus of a royal commission hearing into its apparent coverups of child sexual abuse scandals. More victims are expected to come forward and Chabad community leaders who allegedly participated in or ran...

November 24, 2014: Report: Chabad Pedophile Deported By Australia Without Notice To Victims And Jewish Communities
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Now that [Rabbi David] Kramer has concluded his sentence and [has been] released into the broader community, it's critical that we’re informed of his whereabouts so that we can ensure the safety of our children. Kramer has a shocking track-record...

November 24, 2014: Modern Orthodox Day School, Kollel Invites Haredi "Protector Of Pedophiles" To Speak
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Hillel Modern Orthodox day school in Passaic, New Jersey and its affiliated kollel (advanced yeshiva for married students, in this case, more of a community education and outreach organization rather than a traditional stand alone kollel) the Passaic Clifton...

November 24, 2014: Controversial Haredi Rabbi Allegedly Says That Jerusalem Terror Attack Happened Because Of Corrupt Bobov Beit Din Rabbis
Comments: 41 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Turf Disputes
In an act of appalling theodicy, Rabbi Avraham Schorr, a controversial Flatbush haredi rabbi associated with several bans, allegedly blamed last week's gruesome terror attack on a haredi synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem on the behavior of an allegedly corrupt...

November 24, 2014: More Alleged Dishonesty, Voter Fraud, From Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm And Satmar Hasidim
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
The commissioners’ examined the questionnaires mailed to people whose votes were challenged in referendum to dissolve the village. 194 votes were challenged in all. Of them, 68 returned questionnaires. Board of Elections commissioners found that many of those 68 completed...

November 23, 2014: In Bobov Succession Fight, Israeli Rabbis Who Lack Jurisdiction Try To Assert Authority In Support Of Losing Faction
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Bobov 48 won a decade-long beit and secular court battle for control of the Bobov hasidic movement over its rival, Bobov 45. Both groups are based in Borough Park, Brooklyn. But now the losing faction has turned to an Israeli...

November 23, 2014: Bobov Succession Beit Din Rabbi: I Was Not Bribed
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
In a new letter, Rabbi Yechiel Babad defends himself against claims that he accepted a bribe from the Bobov 48 faction. Babad sat on the beit din (religious court) that ruled in Bobov 48's favor and against its rival faction...

November 23, 2014: Arabs Are Subhuman, Hasidic Rebbe Says
Comments: 40 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The rebbe suddenly announced that “Ishmaelites are not bnei adam [literally, children of Adam, the first human being; i.e., Arabs are subhuman] because they are cruel by nature.” Above: The Vizhnitzer Rebbe Arabs Are Subhuman, Hasidic Rebbe Says Shmarya Rosenberg...

November 23, 2014: London Hasidic School Accused Of Hitting Students, Part 2
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
“The advantage of hitting over other forms of punishment is that it results in full submission. The modernisers’ arguments against hitting because it is dangerous are sheer nonsense. For the teachers are righteous and skilful, and injuries of pupils do...

November 23, 2014: London Hasidic School Accused Of Hitting Students
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Two hasidic schools — Talmud Torah Chaim Meirim Wiznitz [Vizhnitz] School and Talmud Torah Yetev Lev [Satmar] school, both in Stamford Hill, north London — have been threatened with closure after inspectors from Ofsted, the schools watchdog, found systematic failings...

November 23, 2014: "iSof" – The Biblical Villain Esav –Equals The iPhone, Haredi Paskvil Says
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Web/Tech
"iSof" – i.e., Esav or (Esau), the biblical villain who, according to rabbinic texts hated his brother Yitzhak (Isaac) – is equivalent to the (evil) iPhone, haredi poster says. Originally published at 11:06 pm CST 11-22-2014 Odd timing, when a...

November 22, 2014: Haredi Synagogue Hit By Terror Attack Had Cellphone-Blocking Device, Slowing Down Police Response
Comments: 47 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Terrorism , Web/Tech
A reason it took police so long to respond to the attack – 11 minutes, by some accounts – and likely a reason the death toll was as high as it was is because haredi rabbis had installed a device...

November 22, 2014: Ex-Hasid Organizes Lawsuit Against NYC Over Inadequate Secular Education In Hasidic Yeshivas
Comments: 14 | 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: 3 | 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: 8 | 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: 49 | 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: 18 | 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: 26 | 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: 10 | 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: 19 | 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...

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