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August 20, 2014: Haredim To Hold Anti-Draft Protest Today, Despite War
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Missiles may be flying and Israel’s security services and police may be on high terrorism alert, but haredim are still planning to stage a large anti-draft protest in Jerusalem today, anyway. Above: file photo; haredim stone police in Mea Shearim...

August 20, 2014: Baruch Dayan HaEmet: IDF Corporal David Menachem Gordon
Comments: 6 | Categories: Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Skepticism & Former Haredim
Corporal David Menachem Gordon, a 21-year-old Israeli soldier from the US who went missing over the weekend and was then found dead near his base, wrote a piece last year about being sexually abused as a child. Above: Corporal David...

August 20, 2014: Israel Busts Mob-Connected Organ Trafficking Ring
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Med-Ethics
The ring allegedly ran an extensive trafficking network that preyed on vulnerable poor people (who appear to have been predominantly females) who sold their own organs out of desperation – and frequently only after being coerced and threatened by the...

August 19, 2014: Despite Missiles From Gaza, Haredim Riot Against Serving In The IDF
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Despite the newly-resumed large scale rocket fire from Gaza, and despite the fact that IDF airmen and women were flying combat missions while IDF units prepare for a possible invasion of Gaza, haredim took to the streets to of Jerusalem...

August 19, 2014: A Note On The End Of The Cease Fire, The Collapse Of Truce Talks, And What It Likely Means For Israeli Society
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Rants / Editorials , Religion
As you know, several Grad rockets were fired into Israel this morning from Gaza, ending the cease fire many hours prematurely and Israel responded by hitting several terrorist target in Gaza. This could mean Israel will face a prolonged war...

August 19, 2014: State Rabbinic Court Refuses To Hear Testimony From Females, Including Wife, In Divorce Case
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The judges asked the woman’s husband to leave the courtroom. After he left, they asked the woman’s attorney how many witnesses he planned to call. After he answered, the rabbi-judges asked on their own initiative without prompting, “Are your witnesses...

August 19, 2014: Controversial Orthodox IDF Commander Begrudgingly Orders Troops To Watch Performance Of Band That Included Female Musicians
Comments: 19 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"This is just for one song that I have no control over. I'm asking you to have patience. I've suffered from this enough over the last week. My wife can't listen to all of this poppycock either. I've seen great...

August 19, 2014: Gang Attacks And Almost Kills Eritrean Refugee In Tel Aviv
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Xenophobia
An Israel Police officer saved the life of a 23-year-old Eritrean refugee who had been beaten unconscious and near death by a gang of youths in Tel Aviv. Gang Attacks And Almost Kills Eritrean Refugee In Tel Aviv Shmarya Rosenberg...

August 18, 2014: Report: All 3 Killers Of Arab Boy Come From Same Sefardi Haredi Family
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
All three killers of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir come from the same Jerusalem haredi family, and the lead killer's father is well-known Sefardi haredi rabbi and rosh yeshiva. Above: Yosef Haim Ben-David The Washington Post reports on the alleged killers...

August 18, 2014: Video: "Dump That Donkey!"
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
Racist protesters from the racist neo-Kahanist Lehava organization shouted racist slurs and tried to rush the wedding hall where a Muslim-Jewish couple was celebrating their wedding. They also attacked a Ha'aretz photojournalist and caused other trouble. Ha'aretz reports: …Each guest...

August 18, 2014: Likud Interior Minister Allegedly Closed TA Supermarkets On Shabbat In Exchange For Haredi Votes For Presidential Candidate
Comments: 0 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Member of Knesset Meir Sheetrit of the Hatnua Party says he lost the runoff presidential election in Knesset earlier this year because of a deal Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar made with haredim – and that deal involved Saar closing the...

August 17, 2014: Haredi Yeshiva Evicted By Secular Mayor For Teaching, Get This, Secular Subjects
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
It’s a twisted tale that could only happen in a country as twisted and confused as Israel often is. Hochmei Lev Yeshiva High School, a small one-year-old haredi yeshiva that combines regular yeshiva study with secular studies in a way...

August 17, 2014: Hundreds Of Haredim Protest, Riot Over Arrest Of Yeshiva Student Draft Dodger
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Even though Israel is still at war with with Hamas, hundreds of haredim from Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach’s non-hasidic haredi rebel faction demonstrated, sometimes violently, last night against the arrest and imprisonment of a haredi draft dodger from Ashdod – which...

August 17, 2014: Israel's Shameful Rate Of Organ Donation Gets International Negative Attention
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
Since 2000, one [organ] trafficking prosecution after the next has implicated Israelis in some way. Although recent legal changes have made it less enticing for Israelis to seek transplants overseas, they have contributed to longer wait lists at home. That...

August 17, 2014: Court Refuses To Block Racist Right-Wing Demonstration At Private Jewish-Muslim Wedding
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
An Israeli court refused to stop a racist right-wing demonstration outside a wedding hall where an Arab-Jewish couple is holding a wedding celebration even though the couple and their families have received death threats. Above: Lehava's chairman Bentizion "Bentzi" Gupstein...

August 15, 2014: Jewish-Arab Intermarriage Prompts Right-Wing Protest, Threats
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
An Israeli Arab man and his formerly Jewish wife were forced to hire 14 security guards to protect their wedding celebration after openly racist right-wing neo-Kahanist group Lehava, made up predominately of Zionist Orthodox, haredi and Chabad Jews, decided to...

August 15, 2014: Israeli Human Rights Organization Tossed Off National Civilian Service Program For Its Support Of Gaza Civilians
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Israel , Terrorism
The controversial Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories has been booted out of Israel’s state-run civilian national service volunteer program because it acted “against the state and its soldiers.” Israeli...

August 15, 2014: Jerusalem Street Finally To Be Named For Controversial Orthodox Academic
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
After a long 20-year fight led by rightists and haredim to prevent it, a Jerusalem street has finally been named for the extremely controversial Orthodox Hebrew University Professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz. Above: Professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz Jerusalem Street Finally To Be Named...

August 15, 2014: Satmar Synagogue Bans Hebrew
Comments: 26 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
"REQUEST AND WARNING: It is forbidden to speak in our Beis Hamidrash in the impure sectarian Hebrew language." A sign posted at the entrance ot a Satmar synagogue, apparently the main Satmar synagogue in Kiryas Joel, New York: "REQUEST AND...

August 15, 2014: The Myth Of The Temple Menorah And The Vatican Exposed By Leading National Newspaper – With The Help Of YU Professor, Class
Comments: 21 | Categories: Halakha , Haredim , History , Israel , MO & Chardal
The menorah – the size of a human being and made of solid gold – is purportedly being held captive in the bowels of the Vatican, many Orthodox and haredi rabbis believe. But is this true? The Arch of Titus...

August 14, 2014: Is The Latest US-Israel Fight Real? And, If It is, What Does It Mean For Israel?
Comments: 27 | Categories: Ethics , Israel , Terrorism
By now, you've probably seen reports on the latest alleged disagreement between the Obama Administration and the Israeli government. If you haven't, the claim is that Israel went behind the back of the White House and State Department to get...

August 14, 2014: Ignore Parents, Skip College And Study In A Haredi Yeshiva, Chief Rabbi Says
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Israel's Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef recently decided that when it comes to respecting one's parent's wishes, if it involves an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva "Honor thy father and mother" gets thrown out the window. Above: Rabbi Yizhak Yosef Hiddush, an Israeli...

August 13, 2014: Video: Satmar Boys Camp – "Zionists" Started WW2
Comments: 37 | Categories: Haredim , History , Israel
In a Satmar hasidic boys summer camp, students hear the Satmer-fueled lies that Zionists started World War 2 and that Zionists are persecuting all haredi yeshiva students.

August 13, 2014: Rockets Fired At Israel From Gaza
Comments: 4 | Categories: Israel , Terrorism
Rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza within the past 30 minutes, apparently ending the humanitarian cease fire brokered by Egypt two hours early. Rockets Fired At Israel From Gaza Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Rockets were fired at Israel from...

August 13, 2014: Israel’s State Comptroller To Investigate Possible War Crimes
Comments: 8 | Categories: Israel , Terrorism
Israel’s State Comptroller Yosef Shapira has just launched an investigation into the decision-making process and oversight mechanisms Israel’s political and military leadership used before and during the Gaza War. Shapira, who announced his decision to investigate today, said he had...

August 12, 2014: Israel To Launch Bible Classes For All Israelis
Comments: 5 | Categories: Israel , Religion
The program, called “Our Story – a Daily Bible Chapter,” focuses on 25- to 40-year-olds and includes activities meant to cause “a change of consciousness regarding the status of the Book of Books. Israel To Launch Bible Classes For All...

August 12, 2014: Israel Lifts Haredi-Imposed Ban On Open Funerals And Marked Graves For Stillborns
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israel's Health, Justice and Religious Services ministries have finally agreed to address a sad problem created by a very strict interpretation of Jewish law and the goverment’s prolonged failure to reign in haredi rabbis. Israel Lifts Haredi-Imposed Ban On Open...

August 12, 2014: Haredi Version Of YU Set To Open In Israel Under Intense Objections From Mainstream
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
A new haredi yeshiva gedola based on the Yeshiva University model is set to open in Israel.The yeshiva will have yeshiva studies in the morning and secular studies toward a college degree in the late afternoon. But today's Yated Ne'eman...

August 12, 2014: Murderer Of Arab Boy Says He Regrets Killing
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Yosef Haim Ben-David kidnapped and savagely murdered a 16-year-old Arab boy, burning him alive with the help of two accomplices – one of them a haredi yeshiva student. Ben-David told police he was sorry for the murder because, after all,...

August 11, 2014: Chabad Rabbi Busted On Child Sex Abuse Charges
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
45-year-old Sholom Pevzner worked as a kosher food supervisor for Chabad’s kosher supervision in the heavily Chabad town of Kiryat Malachi and fled Israel in 2002 to escape arrest. He allegedly sexually abused minors in his home, at his work,...

August 11, 2014: Hamas Terror Tunnels Only Built Because Former Top Haredi Rabbinic Leader Died, Ending His Magical Protection, Senior Haredi Rabbi Claims
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
A senior Ashkenazi haredi rabbi, Yitzchak Zilberstein, claims Hamas terror tunnels were only dug after the death of supreme Ashkenazi haredi leader Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, and that Elyashiv’s Torah study and prayer had protected Israel from Hamas while Elyashiv...

August 11, 2014: Controversial Orthodox IDF Brigade Commander Bans Popular Female Pop Star From Performing For Troops
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
The controversial Orthodox commander of an Israeli army infantry brigade refused to allow a top female Israeli pop star to sing for his troops because he was afraid it would insult a minority of those soldiers who are Orthodox. Above:...

August 11, 2014: Deceptive Haredi Spin Exposed
Comments: 35 | Categories: Bad Spin , Haredim , Israel
A haredi spokesman gets caught with his pants down. Above: Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblum Haredi spokesperson and spinmeister Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblum writes: …After 40,000 reservists were called up for Operation Protective Edge, Mrs. Sharon Isaacson, a member of the chareidi community...

August 10, 2014: 10 Right-Wing Jews Expected To Be Indicted Tomorrow For Savage Hate Crime Beating Of Two Jerusalem Arabs
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Xenophobia
Ten suspects, three of them minors, will be indicted tomorrow for the July 25 savage unprovoked beating of two 20-year-old Palestinian men in Jerusalem. 10 Right Wing Jews Expected To Be Indicted Tomorrow For Savage Hate Crime Beating Of Two...

August 10, 2014: Hasidic Singer Attacked By Haredim In Beit Shemesh Over Support For IDF
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Arale Samet was attacked in the street Sicarii members who reportedly shouted “Hard”k!” (a haredi slur reserved for IDF soldiers, loosely translated as “haredi cockroach”) at him. Above: Arale Samet Hasidic Singer Attacked By Haredim In Beit Shemesh Over Support...

August 10, 2014: Prosecutors Warn Rabbi Avraham Yosef Criminal Charges Are Likely To Be Filed Against Him
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Religion , Sefardim
Prosecutors say they are considering charging Chief Rabbi of Holon Rabbi Avraham Yosef with breach of public trust and fraud charges. Prosecutors Warn Rabbi Avraham Yosef Criminal Charges Are Likely To Be Filed Against Him Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Prosecutors...

August 10, 2014: Israeli BT Billionaire Claims He Struck Oil – In The Congo
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
The billionaire, who is close to Chabad and senior haredi rabbis, made his fortune in the diamond mining business but has been linked to shady deals, so-called blood diamonds, and the alleged looting of the Democratic Republic of Congo done...

August 10, 2014: New Cease Fire To Begin At Midnight
Comments: 1 | Categories: Israel , Terrorism
Senior Israeli officials announced that Israel has accepted a new 72-hour humanitarian cease fire proposal brokered by Egypt. The new cease fire is set to begin at midnight Sunday. But will Hamas break the new cease fire like it broke...

August 10, 2014: US Secret Service Dismantles Israel-US Counterfeit Currency Ring
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel
13 members of an international Israel-based counterfeiting network have been indicted in the US on RICO and counterfeit currency charges. Press release: U.S. SECRET SERVICE INVESTIGATION DISMANTLES COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY RING 13 Members of an International Counterfeiting Network Indicted on Racketeering...

August 8, 2014: Top Ashkenazi Haredi Rabbinic Leader Bans Red Tablecloths As Non-Jewish
Comments: 51 | Categories: Haredim , Insanity , Israel , Religion , Xenophobia
The supreme leader of non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi worldwide, 100-year-old Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman, banned red tablecloths today because they are "for goyyim." Above: Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman Top Ashkenazi Haredi Rabbinic Leader Bans Red Tablecloths As Non-Jewish Shmarya Rosenberg •...

August 8, 2014: Israel Resumes Targeted Bombing Of Gaza In Response To Rocket Fire
Comments: 7 | Categories: Israel , Terrorism
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon ordered the Israel Defense Forces to respond with force to rocket fire from Gaza. The IDF says 18 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since 8:01 am Israel Time....

August 8, 2014: Father-In-Law Of Terror Victim Verbally Attacked Over Anti-Zionist Speech
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Chanon, the father-in-law Rabbi Avrohom Wallis who was killed in a terror attack in Jerusalem earlier this week, was attacked by a fellow haredi upset that Chanon had blamed the government, the IDF and Zionists for his...

August 8, 2014: At Least 10 Rockets Fired At Israel
Comments: 8 | Categories: Israel , Terrorism
At least 10 rockets have been fired from Gaza into southern Israel. According to the IDF, at least 10 rockets have been fired from Gaza into southern Israel over the past 75 minutes, CNN has just reported. It appears that...

August 8, 2014: Rocket Fired At Ashkelon From Gaza, Iron Dome Intercepts
Comments: 3 | Categories: Israel , Terrorism
A rocket has reportedly been fired at Ashkelon from Gaza. It was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. A rocket was reportedly been fired at Ashkelon from Gaza one minute after the cease fire ended at 8:00 Israel...

August 7, 2014: Obama Orders “Targeted” Iraq Air Strikes If Necessary, Humanitarian Aid Air Drops; Mortars Fired From Gaza Into Israel
Comments: 5 | Categories: Israel , Terrorism
US President Barack Obama has authorized "targeted" US airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and air drops of humanitarian supplies to religious minorities, primarily Yazidis and Christians but also Shiites , who fled their homes as approaching Islamic State...

August 7, 2014: Haredi Paper Lashes Out Against “Spiritual Terror Tunnels” Dug By Secular Israelis, Government, IDF To Entrap Haredim
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
In an editorial, Yated Ne’eman argued that the haredi community had drawn too close to the IDF during the war and that the government, the IDF and secular Israelis wanted to entrap them in “spiritual terror tunnels.” Above: Rabbi Aharon...

August 7, 2014: Hamas Military Wing Says Say “No” To Truce With Israel
Comments: 9 | Categories: Israel , Terrorism
The military wing of Hamas, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, released a statement to the media about 30 minutes ago vowing to destroy Israeli ground forces if they attempt to re-enter Gaza and threatening to shut down air traffic at...

August 7, 2014: Updated: Haredi Rabbis, Seminaries, Sued Over Alleged Sex Abuse
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Seven named plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in Federal Court Monday against Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, Rachel Slanger, Peninim of America, Yaakov Yarmish, Tzvi Gartner and four subsidiary Jewish seminaries in Jerusalem over alleged systemic and pervasive sex abuse by Meisels. Above:...

August 7, 2014: Anti-Zionist Haredi Terror Victim’s Family Rips Up Letters Of Condolence From Top Government Officials
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Israel’s new president, Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, sent a message of condolence to the family of Rabbi Avrohom Wallis, the young haredi father-of-six who was killed in a Jerusalem terror attack earlier this week. But the family was not happy to...

August 7, 2014: Main Suspect In Revenge Murder Of Arab Boy To Be Held In Custody Until Trial Completed
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Yosef Haim Ben-David, the main suspect in the kidnapping and gruesome murder of 16-year-old Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir in early July, has been remanded into custody until the end of his trial. Above: Yosef Haim Ben-David Main Suspect In...

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