6,971 posts categorized "Israel"

September 3, 2015: “Nazi,” “Murderer,” “Mengele” Spray-Painted On Home Of Haredi IDF Recruiter
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
The home of a haredi man who recruits haredim into the IDF was vandalized with hate graffiti last night. “Nazi,” “Murderer,” “Mengele” Spray-Painted On Home Of Haredi IDF Recruiter Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The home of a haredi man who...

September 3, 2015: Hasidic Rebbe’s Great-Grandson Arrested For Draft Dodging
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
A 19-year-old great-grandson of the late Tosher Rebbe was arrested by Military Police in Ben-Gurion Airport last night for being AWOL from the IDF. The young man, who is a dual Israeli-Canadian citizen, had failed to answer his draft notice...

September 2, 2015: Haredi Man Who Attacked Haredi IDF Soldier Is Indicted
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
The haredi man rushed the haredi soldier in the shul and began punching him in the chest as he also tried to grab P.M.’s military beret off his shoulder epaulet. The haredi soldier’s father tried to stop the man, who...

September 2, 2015: Senior IDF Rabbi Attacked By Haredim In Jerusalem
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
The rabbi, who was wearing his uniform, was driving in his civilian car on Yechezkel Street at about 10:00 pm when the attack took place, Yeshiva World reported. The rear window of the car was smashed, but Eitan escaped the...

September 2, 2015: In The World's Eyes, Israel Is Now A Third World Backwater, Not A First World State
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Darfur , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
Over the past five years, about 200 African asylum seekers living in Israel, most from Ethiopia and Eritrea, were secretly resettled in other Western countries, including the US, by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – an unheard of...

September 1, 2015: Chabad Kindergarten Enrolls Ethiopian Jewish Students, Chabad Parents Strike In Response
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Chabad & EJs , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
Parents of students in a Chabad kindergarten in Kfar Yona have refused to send their children to school because the school accepted several Ethiopian Jewish children as students. In total, 34 children are staying home to protest the inclusion of...

September 1, 2015: Bid To Rename Street Named After IDF Hero For Haredi Rabbi Fails Amid Outrage
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , History , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“My father defended the entire valley including Afula and the surrounding area during the War of Independence. This is unprecedented chutzpah. I think everyone has gone crazy and landed on their heads. It is not sufficient for us that the...

September 1, 2015: Chief Rabbis Say Woman Can’t Be Top Administrator Of Israel’s Religious Courts
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Sefardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau insist the head administrator position demands a thorough knowledge of halakha (Orthodox Jewish law) and halakhic legal decisions, as well a deep grasp of how these legal decisions are...

August 31, 2015: Israeli Hasidic Rebbes Issue Warning About Shabbat Violations, Order Followers To Boycott Stores
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Religion, Religion & State
"…Do not support stores which operate on Shabbat or stores which are part of national chains that operate on Shabbat – even if the particular store in question is kept closed on Shabbat.Do not support shopping centers which operate on...

August 31, 2015: Israeli Researchers Use Ancient Tools To Reconstruct–And Eat–Prehistoric Cuisine
Comments: 8 | Categories: Food , History , Israel , Science
A group of intrepid Israeli researchers recently went back to the dawn of the Stone Age…and made lunch. Where Bread Began: Israeli Researchers Use Ancient Tools To Reconstruct–And Eat–Prehistoric Cuisine Bar-Ilan University A group of intrepid Israeli researchers recently went...

August 31, 2015: Haredi Principal Loses Court Fight In Failed Bid To Discriminate Against Sefardi Girls
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
The principal of the Bais Yaakov HaYoshon haredi girls high school in Jerusalem faced a tough hearing at the Education Ministry and punishing sanctions after he refused to accept 21 girls, almost all Sefardim, assigned to the school by the...

August 31, 2015: Haredim Threaten To Stop Jerusalem Public Bike Rentals Over Potential “Shabbat Desecration”
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“There is not a shadow of doubt that we view [bike rentals] with the utmost seriousness. We will do everything we can to prevent [the bike rentals]. I know that there are similar initiatives in Tel Aviv and other places,...

August 31, 2015: Sefardi Man Commits Suicide After Haredi School Refuses To Accept His 5-Year-Old Daughter
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
“It is a mafia here in Rechasim. I will not give my name for if I do I will be a dead man. Tomorrow my daughter will be thrown out of school and they will make sure to ruin my...

August 30, 2015: New Chief Rabbi Of Kfar Chabad Launches Modesty Campaign
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Web/Tech , Women & Judaism
Skirt too short? Stockings inadequate? Wrong type of head covering worn? Neck exposed? Ladies, it's time to correct these 'problems.' The Chief Rabbi of Kfar Chabad, the Chabad hasidic village in central Israel not far from Tel Aviv, has launched...

August 30, 2015: Rabbis Who “Harass” Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Are Rodefs, Leading Right-Wing Rabbi Says
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Don’t like Israel’s haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate and say or do anything about that, even something completely non-violent and legal? If you do, you’re a rodef (pursuer), a person who under halakha (Orthodox Jewish law) can be murdered by any Jew...

August 30, 2015: Top Hasidic Rabbis Order Haredi Girls High Schools To Keep Discriminatory Admissions Policy
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
The existing system of admissions tests and other requirements – like barring all girls from admission who come from homes in which both parents or the father works (outside the haredi educational system) – has been repeatedly used to discriminate...

August 28, 2015: European Pigs, Opium, Cumin All Introduced Into Israel By…The Philistines
Comments: 1 | Categories: History , Israel , Science
The results of this research indicate that the ca. 600 year presence of the Philistine culture in Israel had a major and long-term impact on local floral biodiversity. The Philistines left as a biological heritage a variety of plants still...

August 27, 2015: 2-Year-Old Drinks Bleach Left In Plastic Cup
Comments: 19 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel
A 2-year-old child in the haredi city of Bnei Brak was rushed to a hospital yesterday after he drank bleach that had been left in a plastic cup. 2-Year-Old Drinks Bleach Left In Plastic Cup Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A...

August 27, 2015: Almost 100 Haredi Kindergarten Assistants Refuse To Be Transferred To Secular Kindergartens
Comments: 19 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“Putting us with the secular Jews is like fire and water. What will happen when I light Shabbat candles and a non-religious child will ask me what these candles are about? It is simply not compatible." Almost 100 Haredi Kindergarten...

August 27, 2015: Haredi IDF Soldiers Get Death Threats, Cops Do Nothing
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“If you [haredi IDF soldiers] are Jews, we're ISIS.…Itbach Al-Yahud! [Death to the Jews!].” Above: An Orthodox IDF officer's car after he was attacked by a haredi mob in Mea Shearim in April Haredi IDF Soldiers Get Death Threats, Cops...

August 27, 2015: Police, Shin Bet Raid High Level Meeting Of Extreme Right Wing Jewish Settlers, Rabbis
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Israel Police surrounded and then raided a high-level meeting of right-wing Zionist Orthodox rabbis and community leaders today. At least four people who violated government orders to stay out of the West Bank have reportedly been arrested at the meeting...

August 26, 2015: Government And Jewish Agency Allegedly Took Bribes From Ethiopian Jews Desperate To Reunite Their Families
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
A number of Ethiopian Jews living in Israel allege they were forced to bribe the Jewish Agency and government officials in order to reunify their families. "This is high-level corruption from employees in the establishment, while senior officials closed their...

August 26, 2015: Video: Satmar And The Iran Deal
Comments: 47 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
Satmar hasidim held a children's rally in upstate New York to showcase its opposition to the opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement. Watch how Satmar children are indoctrinated in a way that any survivor of a destructive cult will immediately...

August 26, 2015: Netanyahu Government Games High Court Again, Persecutes African Refugees Just Released From Israeli Detention
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Darfur , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
The head of Enforcement and Foreign Workers at Israel's Population Authority, Yossi Edelstein, came to Holot to supervise the African asylum seekers release process. “We hope they keep to the restrictions,” he said, referring to the [newly issued government] ban...

August 25, 2015: Gang Of “Haredi-Appearing” Males Attack Public Bus In Jerusalem
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A gang of "haredi-appearing" males slashes the tires and breaks the windows of a public bus as it waited near a crosswalk. Above: file photo Gang Of “Haredi-Appearing” Males Attack Public Bus In Jerusalem Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel Police...

August 25, 2015: Top Haredi Rabbis Ban New Generation ‘Almost Kosher’ Smartphones
Comments: 15 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Web/Tech
The top Bnei Brak rabbis of the non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi Degel HaTorah faction of the haredi United Torah Judaism Party (UTJ) have lashed out against new “non-kosher” smartphones that are advertised as being compatible with “kosher” SIM cards. Top Haredi...

August 25, 2015: African Asylum Seekers To Be Released From Detention On High Court’s Orders, But Netanyahu Government Issues Order Banning Them From Tel Aviv, Eilat
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
1,178 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers will be released from the Holot detention-facility-cum-prison today and Wednesday, but few have any idea where they will live or how they will survive after the government issued a new decree that cuts off...

August 24, 2015: New “Sanhedrin” Praises Alleged Jewish Terrorists
Comments: 23 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
"…The Sanhedrin, which sits on Mount Zion in Holy Jerusalem, hereby strengthens your spirits and reduces your sorrow, as you were seized while acting for the respect of God and the nation of Israel, risking your lives for the holiness...

August 24, 2015: Haredi Yeshiva Illegally Fines, Expels Students Who Have A Drivers License
Comments: 40 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“Any decision made in this matter was done after rabbis of 23 yeshivas met to discuss the matter, including gedolei hador [top haredi rabbinic leaders] and profound Torah scholars,” a source in Ohr Baruch reportedly said, adding that no student...

August 24, 2015: Haredi Terrorist Indicted For Gay Pride Parade Murder, Says Parades Must Be Cancelled To "Elevate The Soul" Of His Teen Victim
Comments: 28 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“The [Gay] Pride Parade must be canceled to elevate Shira Banki’s soul. If you care for her wellbeing, you must cease this blasphemy against God. The [Gay Pride Parades] bring harsh decrees on Israel.…Whenever there is a Gay Pride Parade,...

August 23, 2015: Nadvorna Rebbe Bans Metal Eyeglass Frames
Comments: 23 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel
The Nadvorna Rebbe of Jerusalem has ordered his yeshiva students to only wear eyeglasses with frames made ​​of plastic. Many other hasidic groups have similar bans in place, but they require yeshiva students to wear metal frames only. Above: Woody...

August 23, 2015: High Court Rules Netanyahu Political Trick To Allow Haredi Rabbi To Head Israel’s Health Ministry Is Illegal
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"The health system is one of the State of Israel's most complicated and problematic systems and it deserves a minister who can fulfill the position with all the necessary authorities and responsibilities required from a minister in the State of...

August 23, 2015: If You Leave The Haredi World, You Cannot Return
Comments: 97 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Skepticism & Former Haredim
"…I personally was very close to a young [ex-haredi] man who killed himself a year and a half ago. He was 24 and had gone through all the possible options in the haredi world before leaving – Bratslav [Breslov; a...

August 21, 2015: Video: Former Mossad Chief Supports Iran Nuke Deal
Comments: 11 | Categories: Israel
Ephraim Halevy, a former head of Israel's spy agency the Mossad and of Israel's National Security Council, supports the nuclear deal with Iran. Halevy also brought about the peace deal with Jordan. What he has to say is important, and...

August 21, 2015: Haredim Disrupt IDF Recruitment Meeting, Riot; Police Use Water Cannon, 3 Haredim Arrested
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
“It looks like until a haredi soldier is murdered, nothing will be done to stop terror against the [IDF] recruitment of haredi men. The feeble response of authorities [to this violence and incitement] strengthens the daring and insolent behavior of...

August 21, 2015: Government Haredi Rabbi Issues Excommunication Threat To Local Haredi Pols Who Reported Government Corruption To Authorities
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Rabbi Dovid Tzvi Ordentlich believes reporting corruption and theft from the government perpetrated by haredim is mesira (informing), a crime under halakha (Orthodox Jewish law), and issued his excommunication threat in response. Government Haredi Rabbi Issues Excommunication Threat To Local...

August 20, 2015: Don’t Let Men Who Own TVs Or Smartphones Lead Prayers, Chief Rabbi Says
Comments: 42 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Web/Tech
“One must find a prayer leader who fears Heaven. If you know that the prayer leader has a TV at home and watches videos of abomination or [has] a TV in his pocket [i.e., a smartphone] and watches these types...

August 20, 2015: Netanyahu Governments Appear To Have Lied About Coerced Departures Of African Asylum Seekers To Hide Its Violations Of International Law
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
8,335 asylum seekers who fled from Sudan and Eritrea to Israel seeking safety were pushed out of Israel over the past two-and-a-half years. But despite Netanyahu government claims that these refugees were going to safe third countries in Africa where...

August 20, 2015: Haredi Gay Pride Parade Terrorist Fit To Stand Trial
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Yishai Shlissel was released from prison only three weeks before this year’s terror attack, but police failed to put him under surveillance despite his open threats to attack the parade again. Shlissel walked right into the parade past police, calmly...

August 19, 2015: Did Jerusalem’s Secular Mayor Agree To Close 8 Mini-Markets On Shabbat To Appease Haredim?
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
The change in Shabbat blue law enforcement will mean that eight mini-markets located in the center city area will almost certainly be forced to close – even though some of them have been open on Shabbat for decades. Above: Haredim...

August 19, 2015: Haredim Want To Gender-Segregate Public Library
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Haredim in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of Jerusalem want the city to gender-segregate a new neighborhood swimming pool – and the public library. Above: a haredi gender segregation sign (file) Haredim Want To Gender-Segregate Public Library Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

August 19, 2015: Music Festival Removes Apparently Anti-Semitic Matisyahu Ban, Re-Invites Jewish Reggae Singer
Comments: 12 | Categories: Antisemitism , Israel , Music , Religion, Religion & State , Skepticism & Former Haredim
A publicly funded Spanish music festival that banned Matisyahu after he refused to comply with a demand from the festival to issue a public statement in support of a Palestinian state has recanted and re-invited the Jewish reggae singer to...

August 18, 2015: IDF’s Conversion Program To Be Closed Due To Alleged Lack Of Funds
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis, primarily immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, are not Jews according to Orthodox Jewish law. The IDF's conversion program was the fastest and simplest way for those among them who wanted to convert to Judaism...

August 18, 2015: Shun Haredi IDF Soldiers, New Haredi Pamphlet Says
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
A new pamphlet distributed in haredi neighborhoods of Jerusalem names haredim who are serving in the IDF and urges other haredim to shun them. Shun Haredi IDF Soldiers, New Haredi Pamphlet Says Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A new pamphlet distributed...

August 18, 2015: Haredi Seminaries Union Calls For State Closure Of Haredi School That Won’t Accept Most Sefardi Students – Or Maybe It Didn't
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
The Union of Seminaries (haredi girls high schools) in Israel has called for the preeminent seminary in the haredi town of Elad to be closed over its discrimination against Sefardi girls. Or maybe it hasn't. Please see the update at...

August 18, 2015: Haredi West Bank Extremist Indicted For Threatening Shin Bet Agents, Deputy State Prosecutor
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
The indictment alleges Khantsis threatened the Shin Bet agents and a state prosecutor at an August 11 court hearing in which two other alleged Jewish West Bank settler terrorists were remanded into administrative detention for six months. Khantsis shouted, “We...

August 18, 2015: Haredi-Controlled Chief Rabbinate Fails To Recognize US Orthodox Conversions, Disrupts Lives, Ruins Weddings – And Won’t Apologize
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
"The categorical denial on the part of the [Chief R] abbinate is, unfortunately, part of the problem. Rather than taking responsibility for the tragedy they inflict upon hundreds of immigrants each month, they simply bury their heads in the sand."...

August 18, 2015: Haredim Protest Alleged Grave Desecration, Three Arrested
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
For decades, groups affiliated with Edah Haredit have claimed that various construction projects desecrate ancient Jewish graves and have staged often violent protests and riots against contractors, developers, and the government archaeologists who cleared the sites for construction. In almost...

August 17, 2015: Matisyahu Makes Public Statement On Music Festival BDS-Forced Ban
Comments: 37 | Categories: Antisemitism , Israel , Music , Religion, Religion & State , Skepticism & Former Haredim
"The festival organizers contacted me because they were getting pressure from the BDS movement. They wanted me to write a letter, or make a video, stating my positions on Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to pacify the BDS people..…it was...

August 17, 2015: Haredi Man Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On 15-Year-Old Pants-Wearing Girl
Comments: 50 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The girl was walking with her family when she was allegedly accosted by Yosef Chaim Jabali adjacent to a health clinic on Strauss Street and spit on. Haredi Man Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On 15-Year-Old Pants-Wearing Girl Shmarya Rosenberg •...

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