6,484 posts categorized "Israel"

March 27, 2015: Don't Give Charity To Haredim Who Did Not Vote For An Approved Haredi Political Party, Haredi Newspaper Editor Says
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Hessed , Israel
Regarding his call not to give them any help, even though among them there are needy families, Greenbaum justified his position by saying: "There is no need to say a lot regarding the fact that they are not justified in...

March 27, 2015: 101-Year Old Top Haredi Rabbi In Critical Condition
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
The leading posek (decisor of halakha, Orthodox Jewish law) for hasidim worldwide, Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Wosner, is reportedly in critical condition in Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Bak. Above: Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Wosner in 2006 101-Year Old Haredi Rabbi In...

March 27, 2015: To Circumvent Israeli High Court Ruling, Haredim Set Up Rabbinic Arbitration Panels
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
It is unfathomable that Israel of all places should not have an official rabbinical court for choshen mishpat [financial disputes],” said marketing expert Menachem Lubinsky. “Who but our Torah set the standards for fairness and justice in mitigating business disputes,”...

March 26, 2015: 4-Year-Old Found Alone, Neglected, Dirty, Malnourished And Sleeping On The Street In A Cardboard Box In The Haredi City Of Elad, Father Arrested
Comments: 43 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
"It was "shocking to see the toddler's condition,” a police source reportedly said. "The boy suffered severe neglect, and although we have seen almost everything, it was difficult to see his condition. We were shocked when we saw him and...

March 26, 2015: Video: The Torah's Buried Secrets
Comments: 19 | Categories: History , Israel , Religion
What science and history really show about the creation of Judaism and the truth – or the opposite – of the Torah's claims. Some of the reenactments are anachronistic – Jews wearing tallit katans and kippot during the First Exile,...

March 25, 2015: 22 Haredim Arrested In Massive Extortion Scam Meant To Save Failing Haredi PR Organ
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism
Israel Police arrested 21 haredim from Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, Ashdod, Yeruham, and Modi'in Illit Tuesday night and a 22nd haredi person Wednesday morning in a massive extortion scam meant to keep the floundering haredi HaPeles newspaper afloat. 22 Haredim Arrested...

March 24, 2015: After Long Fight, Disputed Secular School Building Given To Haredim
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
The school had been divided earlier in the school year, with roughly half remaining a secular school and half becoming a haredi girls school. But the manner in which that division took place – including city workers erecting makeshift walls...

March 23, 2015: Video: Father Speaking At Burial Of His 7 Children
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The father of the seven Sassoon children killed in a horrific house fire in Brooklyn early Saturday morning speaks at their burial in Jerusalem earlier today.

March 23, 2015: Chabad Tries To Take Jerusalem Properties Of Late Millionaire Guma Aguiar
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Israel
The Chabad Movement in Israel has filed a petition with the Jerusalem District Court demanding the court recognize its ownership of two properties one owned by the late multimillionaire Guma Aguiar. Above: Guma Aguiar Chabad Tries To Take Jerusalem Properties...

March 22, 2015: Will Israel Survive The Premiership Of Benjamin Netanyahu?
Comments: 22 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Rants / Editorials
“There is a rightist public that is deeply connected to Likud that Netanyahu reached in the final days. He used the most fraudulent and racist utterances that exist. And it worked.…something should be learned from the principal motif that caused...

March 21, 2015: Video: Jeffrey Goldberg, Ari Shavit, And Other Experts Talk About The Israeli Election And Israel's Deteriorating Relationships With The US And The West
Comments: 7 | Categories: Israel
Charlie Rose hosted this discussion Wednesday night between various Israeli and American journalists and academics and a Palestinian think tank scholar.

March 21, 2015: IDF Bars Female Officer From Mess Hall Where New ‘Haredi’ Recruits – Most of Whom Were Not Actually Haredi Or Even Orthodox – Were Eating
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The IDF closed a mess hall to women and blocked a female officer who tried to enter, all because new recruits the IDF has designated as haredi were inside eating. IDF Bars Female Officer From Mess Hall Where New ‘Haredi’...

March 20, 2015: On Eve Of Election, Netanyahu Promised Chabad He Will Never Cede Land To Arabs, Palestinians
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion
On the eve of this week’s Knesset elections and desperate for a win as opinion polls showed his Likud Party floundering – largely because of his own unpopularity – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a prominent Israeli haredi man...

March 20, 2015: Leaked EU Report Harshly Condemns Israel, Urges Sanctions And Says Arab-Jewish Tensions In Jerusalem At Near-All-Time High
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion
A leaked EU report on the status of Jerusalem warns that the city has reached a dangerous level of “polarisation and violence” more severe than anything since the end of the second Intifada in 2005. It places much of the...

March 20, 2015: Prehistoric Stone Tools Found In Israel Bear 500,000-Year-Old Animal Residue
Comments: 12 | Categories: History , Israel , Science , Torah & Science
Sound faintly biblically familiar? Some 2.5 million years ago, early humans survived on a paltry diet of plants. As the human brain expanded, however, it required more substantial nourishment — namely fat and meat — to sustain it. This drove...

March 20, 2015: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Misses Court Date, Prosecutors Want To Seize Bond And May Void Plea Deal
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Israel’s State Prosecutor’s Office may void the plea bargain it signed with Sefardi haredi kabbalist-to-the-stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto (pictured at right) after Pinto failed to appear for court hearings, prosecutors reportedly told the court yesterday. Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto...

March 19, 2015: Alleged Haredi Pedophile May Walk Free Because Rabbis Ordered Victims’ Families Not To Talk To Police
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The parents and their victimized children are refusing to cooperate because haredi rabbis signed an agreement with the suspect that stipulates that he will undergo medical and psychological treatment. But police say the suspect stopped treatment on his own, violating...

March 19, 2015: Conservative Rabbis Condemn Prime Minister Netanyahu Over Divisive Racist Comments
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Jewish Leadership , Religion
"…On Election Day, March 17, 2015, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated that Israel was endangered by Israeli Arabs exercising their right to vote. ‘The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are going en masse to the polls,’ said Prime...

March 19, 2015: Human Parasites Found In Medieval Era Jerusalem Latrine Reveal Links – Including The Spread Of Disease –Between The Middle East And Europe, Researchers Find
Comments: 17 | Categories: History , Israel , Science
A new analysis of a medieval cesspit in the Christian quarter of the old city of Jerusalem has revealed the presence of a number of ancient parasite eggs, providing a window into the nature and spread of infectious diseases in...

March 18, 2015: Somali Anti-Islam Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali Says She Wants To Convert To Judaism
Comments: 34 | Categories: Israel , Religion
“I hope and pray I die in bed of old age at 100. But if they get me before then, please, I beg of you, do not give in." Above: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Somali Anti-Islam Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali Says...

March 18, 2015: How Netanyahu Won
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion
"…[T]he polls published last week, before the polling blackout began, which showed Likud trailing by an average of four seats, were pretty accurate. They were spot on when it came to the size of the Zionist Union and of the...

March 18, 2015: Likud Wins Surprise Decisive Victory After Netanyahu Demagogues On Election Day
Comments: 41 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel
After warning Jewish Israelis on election day that Arabs were coming out to vote in droves and they better rush to the polls to save Israel from the Arab-Israeli onslaught – a level of overt racism never before exhibited by...

March 17, 2015: Shas-Linked Haredi Radio Station Violates Law, Direct Central Elections Committee Order, And Illegally Campaigns On Election Day
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The Central Election Committee issued an emergency order to the Sefardi haredi Shas Party-linked Kol Chai Radio to stop airing Shas campaign ads and propaganda on election day in violation of the law. The Shas-controlled radio station responded by ignoring...

March 17, 2015: Names Of Israeli Haredi Rabbis Who Encouraged Voting In Today's Election "Should Be Blotted Out," Williamsburg Hasidic Rebbe Says
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
"The name of the wicked should rot. All these instigators and subverters who order [Jews] to go to vote [in today's national election in Israel] [–] [non-hasidic supreme haredi rabbinic leader] Aharon Leib Steinman, Yisrultcha Hager [the Vizhniter Rebbe], Yenkel...

March 17, 2015: So Far, There Are 51 Open Police Investigations Into Alleged Voter Fraud In Israel’s National Election Held Today
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Twenty-three suspects are reportedly still being pursued by police, while one man – likely an activist of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party – has already been arrested. Several polling places were also closed due to voting irregularities and alleged voter...

March 17, 2015: Alleged Voter Fraud In Haredi, Arab-Israeli Polling Stations, Violence And A Haredi 'Get Out Of Hell Free' Card Predictably Mar Israel's National Election
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
At least two political parties are alleging that in many haredi polling stations, their party’s voter slip/ballots are missing so voters cannot vote for their party and that the key of party symbols is missing their party. Both are violations...

March 16, 2015: Israel's Elections Law Forbids Interference With Individual Voters, But Haredi Parties And Rabbis Do It Anyway – Why Haven't They Been Prosecuted?
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
The answer is that Israel's elections law is really toothless, and even when it is enforced, it means almost nothing to the parties and individuals found to have violated it. This allows political parties – especially haredi political parties –...

March 16, 2015: Haifa University Researchers Discover The Largest Bronze Mask of Greek Sex God Ever Found
Comments: 9 | Categories: History , Israel , Religion , Science
Horns like the ones on the mask are usually associated with Pan, the half-man half-goat god of the shepherds, music and pleasure. A more thorough cleaning in the lab, revealed strands of a goat beard, long pointed ears, and other...

March 16, 2015: High Court Rules Haredi Papers Do Not Have To Run Ads From Haredi All-Female Political Party
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
In part, Yated Ne’eman claimed that it cannot be compelled to run photos or depictions of women in Yated Ne’eman because doing so violates haredi modesty laws. There is no actual halakha (Orthodox Jewish law) banning modest photographs of women...

March 16, 2015: Video: Candidates From New Haredi Women's Party Campaign In Über Haredi Beit Shemesh
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Ruth Colian and Noa Erez, candidates running for Knesset on the slate of the all-female haredi B'Zechutan Party, tried to campaign in the über haredi area of the town of Beit Shemesh. Here's a brief video showing how that worked...

March 14, 2015: Haredi Woman Chained To A Hospital Bed By Police For Refusing To Follow Illegal Order From Haredi Rabbinical Court Is Now Running For Knesset
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Gila Yashar, a haredi woman who made headlines after being falsely defined as a "get refuser" by a haredi-controlled state beit din (Orthodox religious court), is now running for Knesset on the slate of the all-female haredi B'Zechutan Party. Above...

March 14, 2015: Israeli Court Orders Haredi Papers To Publish Campaign Ads From New All-Female Haredi Political Party – Despite Rabbis’ Objections
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
An Israeli court ordered two haredi newspapers – Yated Ne'eman, the mouthpiece of the Degel HaTorah faction, the non-hasidic half of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party; and the Sefardi haredi Shas Party’s Yom Le'yom – to run campaign...

March 13, 2015: Ever Dishonest, Israel's Prime Minister Uses US Congress Speech Footage In New Campaign Video
Comments: 13 | Categories: Israel
It was, the prime minister claimed, an event meant to transcend politics. But despite repeated denials from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party that his controversial speech to the US Congress was really a ploy meant to boost...

March 13, 2015: Ban Rabbis From Speaking At IDF Induction Ceremonies, Brigadier General Says
Comments: 5 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal
"I believe it is flawed that the central figures in the ceremony, alongside the unit commander, are the corps rabbi and the unit rabbi. The ceremony is not religious and there is no reason for it to appear religious.…The rabbinate...

March 12, 2015: Vast Majority Of Haredi Soldiers Aren’t Really Haredim, Internal IDF Report Finds
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
An internal IDF report on the recruitment of ultra-Orthodox soldiers shows that almost all of the soldiers entering haredi IDF units are not actually haredim, confirming what FailedMessiah.com has been reporting for two years. The report also shows that the...

March 11, 2015: Controversial Comedian Sarah Silverman Gets Out Vote For Left-Wing Meretz Party
Comments: 16 | Categories: Israel
"ISRAEL! If you are a Meretz supporter you NEED to VOTE MARCH 17. Every vote counts. If you don't vote, you can't complain," Silverman tweeted today. Controversial Comedian Sarah Silverman Gets Out Vote For Left-Wing Meretz Party Shmarya Rosenberg •...

March 11, 2015: 102-Year-Old Haredi Leader Tells Haredim To Get Out The Vote To Avoid A "Desecration Of God's Name"
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman's speech was exceedingly brief and succinct, but its message was clear – get out and vote for the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party (UTJ) in next week's national Knesset election or you'll cause a massive...

March 11, 2015: Has ISIS Come To Israel? Zionist Orthodox Jews Smash 'Immodest' Biblical Statue Over Alleged “Idol Worship”
Comments: 19 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
A local artist made a statue of a woman depicting a scene from Tanakh (the Hebrew bible) and put it up on a traffic circle in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Tekoa, sparking a backlash of fundamentalism in the...

March 10, 2015: Jerusalem Supermarket Removes Haredi Modesty Sign But Admits No Wrongdoing
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
A haredi modesty sign has been removed from a public supermarket in Jerusalem's Talpiot neighborhood after customers, neighbors and, ultimately, a local politician and the store’s landlord complained. Jerusalem Supermarket Removes Haredi Modesty Sign But Admits No Wrongdoing Shmarya Rosenberg...

March 10, 2015: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Reportedly Blocked From Running For Knesset, Threatened By Shas Party Rabbis And Apparatchiks
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
Adina Bar-Shalom, who is due to get the Israel Prize this year, wanted to run for Knesset, but the rabbis and apparatchiks of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party her late father founded blocked her from doing so by threatening to...

March 10, 2015: Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Says He Has Cancer And Is Too Sick To Return To Israel To Stand Trial, Court Doesn’t Believe Him
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Is Sefardi haredi kabbalist to the stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto faking an illness to avoid having to return to Israel to face justice? Above: Rabbi Yoshiayhu Yosef Pinto Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Says He Has Cancer And Is Too Sick...

March 9, 2015: Embarrassing Picture Of The Day
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
The Sefardi haredi Shas Party has a campaign billboard featuring the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef running in a very inconvenient and embarrassing location. That location? Above the Sex City sex shop: [Via: Lahav Hakarov.]

March 9, 2015: Israel’s HPV Vaccination Program Expands – Because Zionist Orthodox And Haredi Parents Refuse To Use It
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
Israel’s Ministry of Health will now offer Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines to eighth-grade boys as well as girls in the hopes this will prevent boys from transmitting the cancer-causing virus to girls when they get older. The money the...

March 8, 2015: Top Sefardi Haredi Rabbi Was Lenient On Conversions To Judaism – Until He Entered Politics
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
A handwritten letter by a senior Sefardi haredi rabbi, Meir Mazuz, the spiritual leader of former Shas Party Chairman Eli Yishai’s new Yahad Party, shows that Mazuz adopted a lenient position on conversion to Judaism – something Mazuz now claims...

March 8, 2015: Orthodox Man Convicted Of Praying While Driving
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
An Orthodox man stopped by Jerusalem Police for driving while wearing tefillin and a tallit (and, apparently, praying as well) was convicted by a Jerusalem court Sunday morning. Orthodox Man Convicted Of Praying While Driving Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com An...

March 8, 2015: Video: Vehemently Anti-Zionist Haredim Burn Poster Of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who died in late 2013, was the most important Sefardi haredi rabbi of his generation. But he also served as Chief Rabbi of Israel in the 1970s, and Mea Shearim's vehemently anti-Zionist haredim have never forgiven him...

March 7, 2015: Top Haredi Rabbi Hospitalized In Serious Condition
Comments: 42 | Categories: Haredim , Hessed , Israel
The 101-year-old top posek (decisor of halakha, Orthodox Jewish law) for hasidic communities worldwide is hospitalized in serious condition on respirator. Above: Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Wosner. Below: a pashkvil (wall poster) calling on the public to pray for him Top...

March 7, 2015: Anyone But Netanyahu: Tens Of Thousands Demonstrate Against The Prime Minister In Tel Aviv
Comments: 19 | Categories: Israel
Tens of thousands of Israelis came to Rabin Square in Tel Aviv tonight to demand a new government headed by anyone except current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel Police estimated the crowd at 40,000 while the centrist and left-of-center organizers...

March 6, 2015: After 18 Years Of Refusal, Man Finally Gives Wife A Get
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
18 years of refusing to grant a Jewish religious divorce known as a “get” to his wife culminating in a two-month stint in prison ended Wednesday when a recalcitrant husband finally did the right thing and granted the get. While...

March 6, 2015: Police Raid Home In Haredi Town, Confiscate Large Quantity Of Dangerous Illegal Fireworks
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A 23-year-old man from the overwhelmingly haredi town of Elad in central Israel was detained by police for questioning Wednesday night after a large cache of dangerous illegal fireworks was found in his family home. Police Raid Home In Haredi...

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