6,113 posts categorized "Israel"

October 30, 2014: Israeli Security Services Shoot, Kill Terrorist Who Allegedly Tried To Assassinate Right-Wing Activist Rabbi
Comments: 2 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
Israeli security forces shot and killed the man who is believed to have tried to assassinate a well-known right-wing activist, Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Yehuda Glick, last night outside the annual Temple Mount and Eretz Yisrael Faithful Movement event held at...

October 30, 2014: IDF Orders Outside Vendors, Employers At Job Fair To Follow Orthodox-Friendly Dress Code, Bans “Immodest” Pictures In Brochures, Tank Tops, Short Skirts After Orthodox Soldiers Complain
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
Israel’s Ministry of Defense is now mandating that all companies that send representatives to IDF job fairs held for soldiers preparing to go off active duty must ensure their female representatives do not wear tank tops, short skirts or any...

October 30, 2014: OU Israel Job Fair Allegedly Charged Unemployed Job Seekers An Entry Fee
Comments: 0 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
The Orthodox Union's Israel branch allegedly charged unemployed job seekers 50 shekels to enter its Jerusalem job fair this past spring. OU Israel Job Fair Allegedly Charged Unemployed Job Seekers An Entry Fee Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The Orthodox Union...

October 29, 2014: Leading Right-Wing Activist Rabbi Shot At Begin Center Event
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
Rabbi Yehuda Glick. a leading right-wing activist and advocate for Jewish control of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, was shot tonight in an apparent terrorist attack at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. Above: Yehuda Glick Leading Temple Mount...

October 29, 2014: UNICEF: Israel Has 4th Highest Child Poverty Rate In The Developed World
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion
“This report is a warning light to Israel. We must make children our focus to prevent further deterioration and bring about long-term change,” Jonny Cline, UNICEF’s Israel office executive director, reportedly said. A large number of the poor children, however,...

October 29, 2014: Haredi MKs Disrupt Knesset Finance Committee, One Assaults Knesset Security Officer, Another Ejected After Accusing Zionist Orthodox MK Of Stealing Money From Haredi Yeshivas
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
On the very same day that Israel’s State Comptroller Yosef Shapira uncovered massive haredi tax evasion and money laundering, Member of Knesset Rabbi Moshe Gafne of the Ashkenazi haredi Untied Torah Judaism Party was ejected from a meeting of the...

October 29, 2014: Haredim Commit Massive Tax Fraud, Israel’s State Comptroller Finds
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Shapira found that haredim exchange money “under the table,” concealing transactions and employment from tax authorities, and use haredi haredi charities and kosher supervision beit dins (religious courts; Badatz [name of haredi community or town]) to launder money and hide...

October 29, 2014: Israel: 1 Million People Prohibited From Marrying ‘Pure’ Jews By Haredim, Moderate Rabbis Say
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
According to Tzohar, over 700,000 Jews living in Israel have been banned from marrying by the haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate because their Jewish ancestry cannot be clearly verified due to records destroyed during WW1 and WW2 and by the communist regimes...

October 28, 2014: Hasidim Allegedly Physically Attack Girls In Arad, Try To Take Over Secular School
Comments: 38 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
Secular parents say hasidim broke through that separation barrier Sunday and tried to take over the area used by the secular tutoring center. As they were doing so, the hasidim also physically assaulted four young female Sherut Leumi (national civilian...

October 28, 2014: We Won’t Recognize Conversions Done By Local Orthodox Rabbis, Chief Rabbis Warn Netanayahu
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israel’s haredi chief rabbis warned Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu today that they would refuse to recognize any conversions to Judaism done outside the conversions courts they control under the new conversion reform bill now making its way through the Knesset...

October 28, 2014: Leading Right-Wing Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Equates Conversion Reform With Destruction Of Second Temple
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The conversion reform bill will “bring a complete destruction the magnitude of which cannot be described.…[It permits] any kind of conversion a person wishes, Reform, Conservative, light, half, whatever one wishes,” Aviner insisted, adding that the bill allows Arab Israelis...

October 28, 2014: Israeli Cult Leader Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Incest, Sex Abuse
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
An Israeli polygamous cult leader who had 21 wives and 38 children, many of which he sexually abused, was sentenced to 30 years in prison today by the Tel Aviv District Court – an extremely harsh sentence by Israeli standards....

October 27, 2014: Israel’s AG Demands Defense Minsiter Explain Decision To Ban Vetted Palestinian Workers From Jewish-Owned Buses
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Xenophobia
Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has now demanded that Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon of the Likud Party explain his decision to ban pre-vetted Palestinian workers from Jewish-run bus lines in the West Bank – a ban some Jewish Israelis, including...

October 27, 2014: Israel's President Commemorates Massacre Of Arab Civilians By Israeli Border Police By Calling For Equality And End Of Discrimination Against Arab Citizens Of Israel
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel
On Sunday's anniversary of the massacre of 48 Arab civilians by Israel Border Police, Israel's president calls for equality, and end to discrimination against Arab citizens of Israel and parity in funding for Arab comminities. "…We must state plainly -...

October 27, 2014: Israel Continues To Illegally Detain African Asylum-Seekers, Despite High Court Rulings
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Refugees , Xenophobia
The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants has petitioned Israel’s High Court of Justice, demanding the release of 138 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers who have been illegally held in Israeli detention facilities for more than two years, despite High Court rulings...

October 27, 2014: Haredi Man Arrested In Israel For Smuggling, Allegedly Used Haredi Charity As Cover
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A haredi man living in the Israeli port city of Ashdod, Shimon Alfasi, was arrested for allegedly smuggling goods in shipping containers being shipped to a haredi charity in the city. Haredi Man Arrested In Israel For Smuggling, Allegedly Used...

October 27, 2014: Conversion Reform Bill Passes Knesset Committee
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu previously removed those administrative changes from the cabinet’s schedule in order to appease haredi political parties with whom he hopes to form a new coalition government after the next election, and use their numbers to push...

October 27, 2014: Government’s Ban On West Bank Palestinian Workers Riding Jewish-Run Buses Called “Apartheid” – By Israelis
Comments: 38 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion , Xenophobia
“Not only has Defense Minister Ya’alon destroyed our relations with the United States; now he is also destroying our relations with the entire democratic world. This is an official, governmental stamp of approval for a policy of apartheid in the...

October 26, 2014: Racist Extremist Rabbi To Step Down From West Bank Position
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
The racist extremist Chief Rabbi of of the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba and adjacent Hebron, Dov Lior, is stepping down – but not out. Instead of retiring, the 80-year-old Lior will reportedly move to the disputed Beit Orot...

October 25, 2014: Riots Sweep Across East Jerusalem
Comments: 8 | Categories: Israel , Terrorism
Riots swept across East Jerusalem Saturday night with masked men throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks, blocking roads and setting fire to garbage dumpsters near the Beit Orot yeshiva, which is located adjacent to the largely Arab At-Tur neighborhood of the...

October 24, 2014: IDF To Allow Female Kosher Food Inspectors
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The Chief Rabbinate of the Israel Defense Forces has finally agreed to allow female soldiers to serve as kosher food inspectors in IDF kitchens. IDF To Allow Female Kosher Food Inspectors Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The Chief Rabbinate of the...

October 24, 2014: Screw The Election, Don’t Recognize New Chief Rabbi, Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
When democracy works in your favor, celebrate it; when it doesn’t, attack it, ignore the vote and do what haredi rabbis want. That’s the message being sent by a prominent Israeli haredi rabbi upset with the results of this week’s...

October 24, 2014: Women Of The Wall Smuggles Mini Torah Scroll Into The Kotel, Holds Torah Reading Bat Mitzvah, Kotel’s Haredi Rabbi Angered
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Women of the Wall (WoW) smuggled a miniature Torah scroll into the women’s section of the Kotel (Western Wall) today after police again refused to allow them to bring a full-sized Torah to the site. Above: Today's Women of the...

October 24, 2014: Vice News Video: Haredim vs IDF – Israel's Religious War
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Vice News takes a look inside the IDF's 'haredi' Netzach Yehuda battalion, which is really primarily made up of ex-haredim and right wing Zionist Orthodox, and the haredi opposition to serving in the IDF.

October 23, 2014: Haredi Soldier Attacked By Haredi Mob In Jerusalem Synagogue, Police Take 15 Minutes To Respond
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredi rioters broke a window of the synagogue in an attempt to break in, beat up the haredi soldier and drag him outside as the soldier and his friends waited inside for police, who took 15 minutes to come. Above:...

October 23, 2014: Ouote Of The Day: Israel's Selfish, Self-Serving Prime Minister And Haredim
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“When the haredim are in the coalition the kashrut system continues to be corrupt, and Shabbat is what it is now, and there’s religious coercion, and marriage and divorce are in their current state. But when that the same situation...

October 21, 2014: Newly Discovered Ancient Tablet Appears To Provide Answer To Question Over Cause Of The Bar Kokhba Revolt
Comments: 6 | Categories: History , Israel , Science
What caused the Bar Kokhba Revolt in 132 CE which almost led to a third Jewish commonwealth but instead led to disaster and the end of any significant Jewish presence in Jerusalem for hundreds and hundreds of years? Now we...

October 21, 2014: Again: Haredim Refuse To Sit Next To People Of Opposite Gender, Delay Delta Airlines Flight By More Than One Hour
Comments: 49 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Because their baggage then had to be located and then removed from the plane’s cargo hold, departure had to be delayed by approximately 75 minutes. Haredim Refuse To Sit Next To People Of Opposite Gender, Delay Delta Airlines Flight By...

October 21, 2014: Jerusalem Has New Chief Rabbis After 11-Year Gap
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The results of yesterday’s elections for the two chief rabbis of Jerusalem are in. And one of the new chief rabbis is not haredi. Jerusalem Has New Chief Rabbis After 11-Year Gap Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The results of yesterday’s...

October 21, 2014: Top Haredi Pol Lashes Out At Secular Jerusalem Mayor For Kissing Man On The Cheek In Greeting
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Rabbis & Sex
Israel’s former Deputy Minister of Health, Rabbi and Member of Knesset Yaakov Litzman, a Gur hasid, lashed out at Jerusalem's secular mayor for kissing aanother Gur hasid's cheeks in greeting. Gur has a long series of bizarre, extreme sexual takanot...

October 20, 2014: Prime Minister Kills Conversion Reform To Appease Haredim
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
In another attempt to try to bring haredi political parties into his coalition government and force out centrist parties, Israel’s right of center Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told coalition members today that he will not allow conversion reform to go...

October 20, 2014: Haredim Riot, Attack Egged Buses, Smash Windows, Puncture Tires, Enraged Over Women Of The Wall Ads
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The haredi rioters targeted Women of the Wall ads on the buses, enraged because some of the 12-year-old girls in those ads were wearing yarmulkes (skullcaps) and because female faces were being publicly shown. Haredim Riot, Attack Egged Buses, Smash...

October 20, 2014: We Can’t Live With You Any More: Non-Haredi Politicians Demand Beit Shemesh Be Divided Into Two Separate Municipalities, One Haredi, One Not
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Haredim are staunchly opposed to dividing the city because the vast majority of taxpayers in the city are not haredi, and a haredi-only city carved out of Beit Shemesh would be impoverished. Since their population grew to the point where...

October 19, 2014: Daughter Of Hamas Leader Treated In Israeli Hospital
Comments: 10 | Categories: Hessed , Israel
A daughter of Ismail Haniyeh was hospitalized at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv for "a number of days" in October, Avi Shushan, a spokesman for for the hospital said. Daughter Of Hamas Leader Treated In Israeli Hospital Shmarya Rosenberg •...

October 19, 2014: Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Apparently Violates Plea Deal – Again
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
In what appears to be yet another violation of his plea deal, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto used the Ometz rights organization as a proxy to file a petition with Israel’s High Court of Justice against the senior police officer he...

October 19, 2014: Video: Rabbis Approve High Rise Skyscraper Cemetery
Comments: 12 | Categories: Israel
At a newly-built Jewish cemetery complex near Tel Aviv, Israel saves land by putting graves in a multi-level concrete structure that looks almost like a large multi-level parking garage. During the last century BCE and the first century CE, Jews...

October 18, 2014: The Beggars Of Lakewood
Comments: 56 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Poverty & Homelessness
Lakewood, New Jersey, the home of the famous Lakewood Yeshiva, is inundated with haredi beggars. So Lakewood's haredi community regulates them. Here's how it does it, courtesy of the New York Times. The New York Times Magazine has a long...

October 14, 2014: More French Jews Allegedly Join Islamic Terror Group
Comments: 12 | Categories: Israel , Religion , Terrorism
A small number of Jews have left France to join ISIS in Syria, a French government official reportedly told Israel’s Channel 2 News today based on French intelligence reports. Many appear to be Jewish converts to Islam. More French Jews...

October 14, 2014: WoW’s Bat Mitzvah Bus Ads Are An Unwanted Provocation, Kotel Rabbi Says
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
"I regret that there are still those who wish to fan the flames of controversy, and put on an aggressive media campaign. And to our sorrow, the Women of the Wall group is responsible for putting forth an attempt via...

October 14, 2014: Wave Of Anti-Arab Hate Crimes Near Settlement Linked To Extremist Rabbi
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Xenophobia
A mosque was burned and Arab olive trees destroyed in attacks that appear to have been carried out by followers of the late extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane. Above: File photo Wave Of Anti-Arab Hate Crimes Near Settlement Linked To Extremist...

October 14, 2014: Will The World End In 2060?
Comments: 22 | Categories: Books , History , Israel
In his cursive English, occasionally laced with Hebrew words, Sir Isaac Newton applied his scientific mind to measurements of the ancient Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and predicted the end of the world in the year 2060. Above: Sir Isaac Newton...

October 13, 2014: First Jerusalem Public Bus Ads In Years Depicting Women Spark Haredi Outrage And Vandalism
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Ads depicting women from two organizations haredim love to hate – Women of the Wall and Yerushalmim – have begun to run on public buses in Jerusalem, and haredim have already begun to fight back. Above: The Yerushalmim ad First...

October 13, 2014: Anti-Mikva Video Sparks Outrage
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
An Israeli nonprofit that works to achieve civil marriage in Israel sparked a wildfire of criticism after it posted a video against state rabbinic control of mikvas (ritual baths) and forced mikva use on its Facebook page. Anti-Mikva Video Sparks...

October 13, 2014: Let Women Dance With Torah Scrolls On Simchat Torah, Liberal Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Say
Comments: 10 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The liberal Zionist Orthodox Beit Hillel rabbinical association issued a ruling today that not only permits, but also encourages, synagogues to allow women to dance with Torah scrolls on Simchat Torah, the Jewish holiday that in rabbinic tradition celebrates the...

October 12, 2014: Hadassah Hospital Halts Educational Program For Rabbis On Organ Donation After Pressure From Leading Haredi Rabbi
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
Hadassah tried to teach Orthodox rabbis the science of brain stem death and organ donation so they would better know how to advise families, and a haredi rabbi used his muscle – much of which is based on previous violent...

October 11, 2014: Haredim Publish Poster Depicting A Haredi IDF Soldier As A Pig, Hamas Puts Poster On Its Twitter Page
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
A cartoon poster depicting a haredi IDF solider as a pig holding a volume of the Babylonian Talmud and attempting to lure other haredim into IDF service was posted in haredi neighborhoods of Jerusalem during Sukkot. Updated 12:44 am CDT...

October 8, 2014: Did King David Have An Etrog?
Comments: 43 | Categories: History , Israel , Religion , Science
Did King David wave an etrog on the holiday of Sukkot? Did he ever hold an etrog, see an etrog or even know that a fruit we call "citron" in English even existed? Did King David Have An Etrog? Shmarya...

October 8, 2014: Right-Wing Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Says He Will Promote Dangerous Psychological Therapy Despite Health Ministry Ban
Comments: 9 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Despite a rapidly growing body of evidence which shows that conversion therapy (sometimes called reparative therapy) meant to “convert” homosexuals to heterosexuality does not work and is dangerous, and despite the fact that psychological associations across the globe have banned...

October 8, 2014: Former Top US Peace Negotiator Surreptitiously Recorded In Shul On Yom Kippur; Right-Wing Accuses Him Of "Bashing" Israel
Comments: 15 | Categories: Israel
“What I think we discovered … trying to make peace this time around, was that [the US] would crack the whip, but no one was responding to our whip cracks." Above: Martin Indyk On Yom Kippur, former top Mideast negotiator...

October 7, 2014: Ancient Mikva Last Used During Bar Kokhba Revolt Found Near Beit Shemesh
Comments: 5 | Categories: History , Israel
A 1,900 year old ritual bath (miqwe) was recently exposed at Ha-Ela Junction in excavations undertaken by the Israel Antiquities Authority and financed by the Netivei Israel Company, prior to widening Highway 38. An enormous 1,700 years old water cistern...

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