6,201 posts categorized "Israel"

November 28, 2014: Synagogue Mandates Rabbi Steven Pruzansky Submit Writings To Editorial Board After Controversial Rabbi Called For Collective Punishment, Live Fire, Against Israeli Arabs
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“I probably have suffered sporadically over the years from lack of a resource that all other writers have — a good editor. As such, I have agreed (upon recommendation of the shul leadership) to form a panel of people that...

November 28, 2014: Bill To Stop Imprisoned Get-Refusers From Serving Time In Yeshiva Prison Passes First Knesset Reading
Comments: 5 | Categories: Israel , Women & Judaism
The bill would deprive recalcitrant husbands sentenced by the religious courts to prison over get refusal of all special religious accommodations in prison. These men would no longer be allowed to serve their time in a prison’s yeshiva wing or...

November 28, 2014: What Are Haredim Demanding To Form A New Government With PM Benjamin Netanyahu? This…
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
The haredi list of demands, which haredim insist must be sealed in written contract form and signed by Netanyhu, for Netanyahu to get haredi parties' support for forming a new government. Above: Haredi MK Rabbi Yaakov Litzman What Are Haredim...

November 28, 2014: Jerusalem 'Top Of The Line’ Kosher Slaughterhouse Closed By Government For Serious Health And Sanitation Violations
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
Oaf Glatt, located in the Atarot Industrial Zone, has the strictest kosher supervision available but was an immediate danger to public health, Ministry of Health and city officials found. Originally published at 11:19 pm CST 11-19-2014 Jerusalem ’Top Of The...

November 27, 2014: IDF Chief Rabbi Attacks Islam, Says Almost All Of Temple Mount Has No Holiness To Islam
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier General Rafi Peretz wants Zionist Orthodox IDF soldiers to know that the almost all of the Temple Mount is not holy to Islam, that Islam’s view of the Temple Mount is made up, and that “ninety...

November 27, 2014: Haredim Reportedly Agree To Back Netanyahu For PM After Next Election
Comments: 1 | 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: 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 26, 2014: OU Condemns Anti-Arab Racist Remarks, But Fails To Name Or Reprimand Prominent Modern Orthodox Rabbi Who Made Them
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
"…[W]e cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli Arabs, or calls for the destruction or dismantling of Muslim holy places. Such rhetoric is anathema to the Jewish religious tradition...

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: Israeli Mayor, Charged With Racism And Nazi-Like Behavior, Doubles Down
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel
The mayor of the Israeli port city of Ashkelon, Itamar Shimoni, uses Jim Crow KKK-like tactic to continue to skirt Israel's anti-racism law. Israeli Mayor, Charged With Racism And Nazi-Like Behavior, Doubles Down Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Last week, the...

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 24, 2014: Estate Of Eccentric Millionaire Guma Aguiar To Be Divided
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal
The estate of Guma Aguiar, the eccentric philanthropist connected primarily to Zionist Orthodox and Chabad causes, has been divided among his heirs by a Florida court in a compromise reportedly agreed to by all sides. Above: Guma Aguiar Estate Of...

November 24, 2014: Senior RCA Rabbi Calls To Expel Arabs From Israel
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism , Xenophobia
Rabbi Steven Pruzansky – the senior rabbi of Teaneck, New Jersey’s largest Modern Orthodox synagogue, Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, and senior member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) – has called for Israel to use collective punishment against Israeli Arabs...

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: Racist Attacks Continue Across Israel
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion
Racist and nationalist attacks against both Arabs and Jews continue to take place across Israel as the country spirals further into violence. Racist Attacks Continue Across Israel Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com An Israeli Arab taxi driver was reportedly attacked by...

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: Jewish State Bill Passes Cabinet, Despite Language That Is Likely Illegal
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees
"The bill submitted today to the government puts a Jewish state before democracy. Ben-Gurion would not approve this bill. Begin and Jabotinsky would not approve it. It is an anti-democratic bill." Above: Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu Jewish State Bill Passes...

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 21, 2014: Israel Further Unravels Into Violence
Comments: 2 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
From a violent acid attack on the car of a Israeli Muslim interfaith peace activist to attacks on police and Arab workers and attacks on Jews, Israel shows more signs of unravelling into a spiral of racist violence. “Wave” Of...

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: Swedish Orthodox Rabbi Receives Death Threat
Comments: 1 | Categories: Antisemitism , Israel , Terrorism
"What a wonderful day! Four of your satanic murderers were taken from the world, how wonderful! But what a pity that you weren't among them. But soon will come the time when the Gothenburg synagogue will be destroyed to the...

November 21, 2014: Two Yeshiva Students Attacked On Mount Of Olives
Comments: 5 | Categories: Antisemitism , Israel , Terrorism
The two men were reportedly stoned and beaten with metal rods and rods spiked with nails near the Zionist Orthodox Beit Orot Yeshiva in the new Beit Orot Jewish neighborhood on the largely Arab Mount of Olives. Above: The Beit...

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 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: 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 20, 2014: In Tense Jerusalem, Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Ancient Holiday
Comments: 7 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Sigd, Amharic for prostration or worship, is the name of an ancient Ethiopian Jewish holiday held yearly on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Heshvan, 50 days after Yom Kippur. It is the day according to Ethiopian Jewish tradition...

November 20, 2014: Israeli High School Teacher Sends Out Death To Arabs Message, Is Not Fired
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel
A high school math teacher there used WhatsApp to send a group of 11th- and 12th-grade students a photo of a Muslim cemetery with a caption reading: "In times like these, it's important to remember there are also good Arabs!...

November 20, 2014: The Temple Mount: A Brief History
Comments: 12 | Categories: History , Israel
A brief history of the Temple Mount – now the epicenter of the current conflict between radical Islam and Israel – may surprise you. Ha’aretz has a history of the Temple Mount, which of course is the epicenter of the...

November 20, 2014: "You Guys Don't Like It? Go Back To Ethiopia!" Israeli Cops Allegedly Say
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
"Many complaints have reached my desk from Ethiopian emigrants who feel humiliated in face of the attitude of the police. There is a sense that when you guys get ahold of an Ethiopian you act with a much harsher hand...

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: 5th Terror Victim Buried As Haredim Urged To Attend Funeral
Comments: 9 | Categories: Israel , Terrorism
Thousands attended the funeral of the fifth victim of Tuesday morning’s gruesome terror attack on a Har Nof, Jerusalem haredi synagogue that also killed four haredi rabbis. The fifth victim, Sergeant-Major Zidan Nahad Seif, was not a rabbi – he...

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: 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: 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 18, 2014: Terror Attack In Jerusalem Synagogue Kills At Least Three Jews, Wounds 13 Others
Comments: 7 | Categories: Israel , Religion , Terrorism
At least five people have been killed and thirteen wounded in a terror attack on synagogue on Shimon Agassi Street in the western Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof Tuesday morning. Last updated at 2:16 am CST Terror Attack In Jerusalem...

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: 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: Palestinian Bus Driver Found Dead In Egged Depot, Palestinians Claim Lynched By Jews, Police Claim Suicide
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel
Riots broke out in East Jerusalem late Sunday night after the body of a 32-year-old Palestinian Egged bus driver, identified by Palestinian media as Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, was found hanging the neck in an Egged bus depot in West Jerusalem....

November 16, 2014: Ministerial Law Committee Votes Down Bill That Would Have Lengthened Time Zionist Orthodox Yeshiva Students Serve On Active IDF Duty
Comments: 4 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israel’s Ministerial Law Committee voted down a bill that would have extended the active duty military service time of Zionist Orthodox soldiers who serve as part of the Hesder yeshiva program from 17 months to 24 months. Secular male soldiers...

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 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 14, 2014: 92% Of West Bank Anti-Palestinian Hate Crimes Unsolved, Only 2% Of Cases Lead To Indictments
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Police investigations into alleged hate crimes against West Bank Palestinians, many of them so-called price tag attacks committed by right-wing Jewish settlers, are almost always closed by police without catching the perpetrators, Yesh Din, an Israeli human rights group with...

November 14, 2014: High Court Orders Haredi Beit Din To Defend Its Illegal Shunning Order Or Face Criminal Prosecution
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel
In 2013, Israel’s attorney general reportedly issued a directive that allows for anyone who issues a cherem (rabbinic order of exclusion and shunning against a person) to be criminally prosecuted, and yesterday the High Court of Justice demanded that a...

November 13, 2014: Rabbis Steinman And Kanievsky To Haredi Schools: Don’t Teach Secular Studies, Pull Out Of Government Funding Program, Don't Pollute Children's Minds
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Halakha , Israel , Religion
"We must stand as a bulwark not change an inch…God forbid, do not be tempted…there's no instruction to permit [joining the state’s haredi educational framework which requires teaching secular studies] at all, and those who have joined already must break...

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: Updated With Audio: Well-Known Haredi Kabbalist Allegedly Seduced Married Woman, Told Her Sex With Him Was “Tikkun”
Comments: 57 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
A woman claims to have been tricked by a top haredi kabbalist who told her that she needed to sleep with him as a tikkun (mystical repair) for their souls. A beit din asked her to secretly tape the kabbalist...

November 10, 2014: Haredim Least Likely Israelis To Have Infant Hearing Checked Even Though Tests Are Free, Causing Children With Hearing Loss To Unnecessarily Suffer For Decades, Study Finds
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
Babies’ hearing is checked for free in hospitals soon after being born. Parents are strongly encouraged to bring their babies in for a second free hearing test a few days after discharge, as well, a second test which is often...

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