6,853 posts categorized "Israel"

July 29, 2015: Knesset Hears About Haredi Corruption In Jerusalem City Kosher Supervision As Police Decide Whether Or Not To Open Criminal Corruption Investigation
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The Knesset Internal Affairs Committee began an investigation of Jerusalem’s official state religious council and its associated kosher supervision company today after Jerusalem’s Zionist Orthodox Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern went public with evidence of widespread corruption. Police are now deciding...

July 29, 2015: Report: Excluded, For God's Sake: Gender Segregation And The Exclusion Of Women In The Public Sphere In Israel
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The Israel Religious Action Center (an arm of the Reform Movement) has been a leading force in trying to obtain religious pluralism and gender equality in Israel. It has just released a new report, "Excluded, for God's Sake: Gender Segregation...

July 29, 2015: As Haredim Harass And Assault Non-Jewish Tourists At King David’s Tomb, Israel Police Fail To Act
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
In one incident, a tour guide escorting two tourists was shoved by a haredi man wielding a shtender (lectern). He also blocked the entrance to the prayer room as he screamed at the tourists. The visitors reportedly fled in terror....

July 28, 2015: Report: Haredi Women Help Fuel Israel’s High Tech Boom But Only Get Paid Paid Minimum Wage For Doing So
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Rather than outsource to India for cheap labor, Israel's high tech companies are increasingly setting up centers in haredi areas and hiring haredim, almost all of whom are women, to fill those roles. But the dirty little secret of the...

July 28, 2015: Haredi Girls Schools Ban All Girls Whose Parents Are Employed
Comments: 50 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
In the haredi town of Elad, Israel, work does not pay. More than 100 girls, Sefardim and Ashkenazim, were denied places in the only two girls high school yeshivas (known as seminaries) in Elad for one reason and one reason...

July 27, 2015: Case Of Illegal Haredi Construction Could “Spark A Religious War,” Insiders Say
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
On advice of her rabbi, “C” called police – twice. And police came twice and tried to speak with her upstairs neighbor, who refused to answer his door. But because this is Israel where the rule of law is very...

July 27, 2015: Haredi Boy Tries To Refuse Life-Saving Anti-Cancer Treatment Because Haredi Rabbi Promised Refusing It Would Heal Him
Comments: 40 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Religion, Religion & State
A 16-year-old haredi teen has released an online video asking Israelis to demonstrate in front of a Haifa hospital to force it to allow him to stop anti-cancer treatment. Above: Rambam Medical Center Haredi Boy Tries To Refuse Life-Saving Anti-Cancer...

July 27, 2015: Alleged Serial Rapist Rabbi-Kabbalist Indicted
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Zionist Orthodox kabbalist Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg was indicted on charges that he sexually abused, raped or sodomized at least 13 women. Above: Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg Alleged Serial Rapist Rabbi-Kabbalist Indicted Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Zionist Orthodox kabbalist Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg...

July 27, 2015: Is Orthodox Judaism On The Verge Of A Historic Schism?
Comments: 22 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
In Israel, as opposed to the United States, worshipers don’t wait for the rabbis to allow them to pray under equal conditions. In light of the attempts to stop them, Prof. Tamar Ross, a professor of Jewish philosophy at Bar-Ilan...

July 26, 2015: Bnei Brak Chabad House Hit With Arson And Vandalism On Tisha B’Av
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
The Chabad House in the haredi city of Bnei Brak’s Shikun Hey neighborhood was hit by an arson attack overnight, coinciding with Tisha B’Av. One arrest was made. Bnei Brak Chabad House Hit With Arson And Vandalism On Tisha B’Av...

July 26, 2015: Jews Locked Inside Israeli Conservative Shul With Traps Set To Harm Them
Comments: 34 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
“I went out to help her and realized something was blocking it. When I finally managed to open it, I noticed that someone had assembled four [heavy concrete] flowerpots in front of it to block it. Somebody had also tied...

July 26, 2015: Exposé: Sex Abuse In The Haredi Community
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Israel's Channel 1 News aired a new documentary report on the sexual abuse of women and girls in the haredi community centered around one organization: Ezer Mizion. [Hat Tip: Joel Katz.]

July 24, 2015: Small Group Of Modern Orthodox Rabbis Raises Small Amount Of Money For Catholic Church Burned In Jewish Hate Crime
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
A small group of generally liberal-leaning Zionist Orthodox and Modern Orthodox rabbis have made a donation to rebuild a damaged Catholic church in northern Israel. Small Group Of Modern Orthodox Rabbis Raises Small Amount Of Money For Catholic Church Burned...

July 23, 2015: Historical Video: Chabad Hasidim In Jerusalem React To News Of The Death Of The Last Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe
Comments: 125 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
Contemporaneous reactions of the Chabad community in Jerusalem to the death of the last Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson on June 12, 1994. Above: the late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson I recognize many of the faces in this video...

July 23, 2015: Researchers Find Proof In Israel Of Earliest Ever Human Agricultural Cultivation
Comments: 14 | Categories: Food , History , Israel
The new study offers evidence that early humans clearly functioned with a basic knowledge of agriculture and, perhaps more importantly, exhibited foresight and extensive agricultural planning more than 10,000 years earlier than previously believed. Above: more than ten millennia before...

July 23, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Of The Kotel Writes 530-Page Book On The Holy Site, Devotes Only 7 Lines To 'Bleeding' Women
Comments: 26 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"…In order to understand you better, I have read your book, Hilkhot Hakotel, cover to cover. In your letter you say that you are a moderator, bridging the gap between extremes, but your book was written by someone whose world...

July 23, 2015: Two Kahane Supporters Who Burned Jewish-Arab School Get “Harsh” Prison Sentences
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Xenophobia
After the court hearing was over, the brothers said burning the school was "worth the price" and then burst into triumphant songs praising God as they were led away by guards. Above: "Kahane was right" painted on the school, November...

July 22, 2015: Ministerial Committee For Legislation Passes Bill That Would Give Haredi Draft Dodgers Priority In Hiring, Angering Many Israelis
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
Reform Rabbi Uri Regev, who heads of the religious freedom NGO Hiddush, called the bill an “unequaled moral distortion” and suggested renaming the bill “operation ‘a job for every draft evader.’” Ministerial Committee For Legislation Passes Bill That Would Give...

July 22, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison For Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Nazareth District Court sentenced a haredi rabbi from Afula to nine years in prison today for sexually abusing four teens. He represented the sex to the teens as being ordered by God and as being a mystical cure for...

July 22, 2015: Kotel Security Staff Allegedly Stops Journalists From Bringing Cameras To Document Abuse Of Women Of The Wall
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Editorials, News Analysis , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"…One woman carrying in a table, which we bring because no tables are provided for women, was stopped and she was told, “Tables are not allowed.” Another woman was told that siddurim [prayer books] were not allowed to be brought...

July 22, 2015: Haredi Rosh Yeshiva Arrested For Alleged Tax Evasion
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
The rosh yeshiva allegedly failed to pay taxes on NIS 5.5 million (about $1.44 million) of income he earned over the past 15 years from five apartments he owns. Haredi Rosh Yeshiva Arrested For Alleged Tax Evasion Shmarya Rosenberg •...

July 22, 2015: Corrupt State Religious Officials And Rabbis Threaten To Fire Chief Rabbi's Top Aide After Aide Uncovers Their Alleged Criminal Behavior
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
After finding widespread alleged corruption, including many rabbis who hold no-show jobs as kosher supervisors for the city's kosher supervision agency, top aide to the new Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Aryeh Stern is slated for dismissal by the allegedly...

July 21, 2015: How Deficient Is Haredi Education In Israel?
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
How deficient is haredi education in Israel? Very according to new information released today. Updated 12:54 pm CDT 7-22-2015 How deficient is haredi education in Israel? Very. According to a report in the Jerusalem Post today, 75.1% of non-haredi Jewish...

July 21, 2015: Cops Raid Netanya Religious Council
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
The raid took place after police first completed an undercover investigation that uncovered as yet unspecified illegal activity at the council, which oversees all local religious services from synagogues and mikvahs to local kosher supervision. Cops Raid Netanya Religious Council...

July 21, 2015: 4 People Arrested In Israel, Florida, For Massive Securities Fraud Hacks
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel
Law enforcement authorities arrested four people in Israel and Florida and revealed a complex securities fraud scheme tied to the computer hacks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other financial institutions. Bloomberg reports: Law enforcement authorities arrested four people in...

July 21, 2015: For The First Time, City Of Jerusalem Funds Non-Orthodox Jewish Religious Schools
Comments: 1 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
The City of Jerusalem has approved funding for the Reform Movement's Hebrew Union College (HUC) and for other non-Orthodox institutions, but it isn’t clear whether haredi city councilmen whose parties are part of the governing coalition realized they were casting...

July 21, 2015: All 13 Women Who Claim I Raped Or Abused Them Were Forced To Lie About Me By An Unnamed Conspiracist, Rabbi-Kabbalist Says
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"A guiding hand has caused the complainants to complain against me; today is a holiday and the truth will come out.…One thing leads to another and one complainant comes forward, then another admits she was forced into saying what she...

July 20, 2015: Report: Head Of Zionist Orthodox Women's Seminary Tricks About 100 Women Into Having Sex With Him
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Around 100 women claim they were enticed into relationships with a married, Zionist Orthodox man who tricked them into believing he was an IDF officer. "He sent us all pictures from Gaza, asking us to pray for him, and he...

July 20, 2015: Did Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Cover Up For Alleged Rapist Rabbi?
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“…it’s your fault…Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu! Twelve years ago you planted the seeds of evil. You waged terror against any woman who dared to complain. I blame you! Twelve years ago, 120 religious Zionist rabbis heard complaints from women who were...

July 20, 2015: President's Handpicked Orthodox Rabbi To Be A No-Show At Contrived Unity Event
Comments: 18 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Uri Sherki called Reform Jews "total heretics" before pulling out of the unity event. Above: Rabbi Uri Sherki President's Handpicked Orthodox Rabbi To Be A No-Show At Contrived Unity Event Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel's President Reuven...

July 20, 2015: Alleged Sex Perv Rabbi Threatens Prison Guards With Kabbalist Curses
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg has taken to placing a kabbalistic curse on his jail guards, causing some of them to complain to the Israel Prisons Authority. Above: Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg Alleged Sex Perv Rabbi Threatens Prison Guards With Kabbalist Curses Shmarya...

July 20, 2015: Israel Chief Rabbis Sued Over Women’s Mikvah Incidents
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
“The mikvah is an incredibly vulnerable place. Women have rights there as well. There is no other public service that demands that individuals – women or men – submit themselves to this kind of inspection. Mikvahs around the world –...

July 20, 2015: Zionist Orthodox Jerusalem Chief Rabbi’s Office Burglarized In Ongoing Fight Over Control Of The City’s Official Kosher Supervision Company
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
It reads like something out of an American political scandal from early 1970s. Dirty tricks. An office burglarized and sensitive information stolen. But this isn't Washington, DC – it's Jerusalem, and players involved are almost all rabbis. Zionist Orthodox Jerusalem...

July 19, 2015: Kosher Supervision Company Run By Alleged Rapist Rabbi To Close
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg was the co-founder and day-to-day head of a kosher supervision company based in Sefat in Northern Israel. Accused by more than 10 women of rape and sexual abuse, Sheinberg has been jailed since he tried to flee...

July 19, 2015: Leading Breslov Rabbi Says No More Meetings With Women Because A Rabbi’s Temptation To Sin With Them Is Too Strong
Comments: 46 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"The evil inclination of rabbis is even greater than that of other people," Rabbi Shalom Arush said, adding that he will not see women in person anymore, even if they are accompanied by their husbands. Above: Rabbi Shalom Arush Leading...

July 19, 2015: Prominent Conservative Jewish Woman Faces Jail For Refusing To Divorce In Haredi-Controlled Rabbincal Court
Comments: 71 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
In Israel, there is no true freedom of religion. Instead, religion and state are inextricably intertwined, and citizens who object to the coercion that causes are often singled out and punished – as appears to be the case here. Above:...

July 19, 2015: IDF Haredi Soldiers To Hold Memorial Service For Recently Deceased Hasidic Rebbe
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
“The rebbe…was one of Haifa’s liberators on the one hand, and the spiritual leader of a holy hasidic congregation in the same city on the other hand. The role Holy Rebbe of Seret-Vishnitz played inspires our soldiers as he combined...

July 17, 2015: Women Of The Wall Prevented From Reading Torah At The Kotel, Board Member Arrested
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
A board member of Women of the Wall (WoW) was arrested at the Kotel (Western Wall) this morning when she tried to sneak a Torah scroll into the women’s section. Women Of The Wall Prevented From Reading Torah At The...

July 17, 2015: Sefat Rabbi Accused Of Raping And Abusing At Least 10 Women Finally Named
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Israel’s Supreme Court has finally cleared for publication the name of a prominent Sefat Zionist Orthodox rabbi accused of raping and abusing at least 10 women. Above: Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg Sefat Rabbi Accused Of Raping And Abusing At Least 10...

July 17, 2015: Shas Official Stops Army Radio Journalist From Praying, Kicks Him Out Of Party’s Open Mincha Prayer Service
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
“Chutzpan! Chutzpan! [Arrogant one! Arrogant one!] Get out! I will file a complaint against you with the [Army Radio’s] station director, Yaron Dekel!…There are no haredim in Army Radio and until there are, you are ousted from the Shas mincha!”...

July 16, 2015: Haredi Boys Lost In Dead Sea Rescued By Police, IDF
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
Four haredi teens from Jerusalem were reported missing at the Dead Sea yesterday evening, prompting a large search. Haredi Boys Lost In Dead Sea Rescued By Police, IDF Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Four haredi teens from Jerusalem were reported missing...

July 16, 2015: New "Stunning" Mosaics Discovered In Ancient Galilee Synagogue
Comments: 16 | Categories: History , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Science
Excavations directed by UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences professor Jodi Magness revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor of the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq. Above: part of a mosaic...

July 16, 2015: Tax Authority Crackdown Leads To Arrests
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Among those arrested is a young married haredi yeshiva student from Jerusalem who reportedly receives a monthly government grant of NIS 2,500 ($659). He was arrested, Yeshiva World reported, for allegedly failing to report 1.3 million shekels ($343,000) in income...

July 16, 2015: Haredi-Controlled Jerusalem Rabbinical Court Caught In Bribery Scandal, Arrests Made
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Ya'akov Sabag, the secretary-administrator of the official government haredi-controlled Jerusalem Rabbinical Court, has been arrested on suspicion of bribery. Ya'akov Sabag, the secretary-administrator of the official government haredi-controlled Jerusalem Rabbinical Court, has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, Ynet reported...

July 15, 2015: Alibiing For Haredi Child Neglect
Comments: 23 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
"…The boy’s seven-year old brother had been supposed to take care of him, but managed to lose him. The tot’s father had immediately informed the authorities and the police and within a few hours he was returned safe and sound...

July 15, 2015: Disfigured Woman Prevented By Haredi Rabbis From Suing Company In Secular Court That Injured Her; 4 Years Ago The Same Rabbis Ordered A Dog To Be Stoned To Death Over Reincarnation Fears
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
In 2011, the religious court court ordered a stray black dog to be stoned to death because they believed it to be the reincarnation of a secular attorney who had cursed them 20 years before. Disfigured Woman Prevented By Haredi...

July 15, 2015: High Court Likely To Hear Controversial Kosher Food Case Sunday
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
On Sunday, the High Court of Justice is slated to hear the petition of restaurants that want to be allowed to sell their food as “kosher but not under rabbinic supervision.” Israel's haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate and both haredi political parties...

July 15, 2015: Zionist Orthodox Yeshiva Closed Over “Life-Threatening” Safety Violations
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The yeshiva building is too unsafe for use and poses immediate “life-threatening” danger to students, an inspector told the media. Zionist Orthodox Yeshiva Closed Over “Life-Threatening” Safety Violations Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The Zionist Orthodox hesder yeshiva in the Israeli...

July 14, 2015: Israel Refuses Entry To Black American Convert And Her 10-Year-Old Son
Comments: 43 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Israel , Refugees , Religion, Religion & State
"Eretz Yisrael isn’t a country for cushim [a derogatory Hebrew term that is the rough equivalent of nigger]." Above: file photo Israel Refuses Entry To Black American Convert And Her 10-Year-Old Son Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com It is uncomfortable, but...

July 14, 2015: Haredi Swimming Pool Information
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Israel
What a 'fun' 'kosher' way to swim.

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