632 posts categorized "Jewish Leadership"

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...

January 31, 2015: Consistently Dishonest British Pro-Shechita Group Attacks British Veterinary Association Over Shechita
Comments: 98 | Categories: Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Religion
A parliamentary petition demanding an outright ban on slaughtering animals without stunning them first has attracted more than 100,000 backers, causing Simon "Shimon" Cohen of Shechita UK to criticize the BVA for its "obsession" with ritual religious slaughter, calling it...

January 8, 2015: Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Dead At 101
Comments: 20 | Categories: Jewish Leadership
Dead at 101, a grand lady of modern Zionism. Above: Ruth popkin One of my two favorite non-Orthodox Jewish community leaders in the US and internationally was Ruth Popkin, Hadassah's former president who died last week at age 101. Hadassah...

October 27, 2014: More Arrests Possible In Rapfogel Scandal, Former Board Members May Be Targets, AG Says
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
New York State’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman appears to be targeting former Met Council board members who may have turned a blind eye to or participated in the embezzlement of at least $9 million from the Met Council. More Arrests...

October 22, 2014: Men Who Investigated – And Cleared – Abusive Voyeur Rabbi Now Head The OU, NYC Jewish Federation
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Among those tasked by the RCA and its affiliated Beth Din of America with investigating [previous complaints against] Freundel [and who found Freundel fit to continue doing conversions and serving as a rabbi] were two attorneys who now lead major...

April 30, 2014: Aide To Senior Haredi MK Found To Be Fake Yeshiva Student Illegally Receiving Government Stipend
Comments: 6 | Categories: Current Affairs , Hats , Jewish Leadership
An aide to senior haredi Member of Knesset and former Deputy Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman of the Ashkenazi haredi Untied Torah Judaism Party (UTJ) is fraudulently listed as a yeshiva student and illegally receives government funding meant for haredi...

March 14, 2014: World Jewish Congress Issues Deceptive Misleading Statement To UN On Shechita And Circumcision
Comments: 7 | Categories: Circumcision , Jewish Leadership , Kosher Scandal
"…Judaism was the first culture to teach that animals, and even plants, should be treated with respect, at a time when humanity had not begun to think in terms of animal rights. Quite conveniently, some prefer to ignore the origin...

November 4, 2013: Sharansky Calls Kotel "The Most Ancient Orthodox Synagogue In The World" Which Needs To Be Protected From Seculars, Non-Orthodox, WoW
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , Women & Judaism
"One religious woman shouted at a female in a prayer shawl, 'You’re the reason our soldiers have died!' Up in the plaza where the men stood, a line of haredi boys formed a sort of face-off with American secular teenage...

October 24, 2013: Women Of The Wall's Leader Compares Herself To Rosa Parks
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , Women & Judaism
Anat Hoffman compares herself to Rosa Parks while at the same time lauding a compromise that relegates women to the back of the bus. Anat Hoffman Women of the Wall's leader, Anat Hoffman, had something truly bizarre to say about...

October 21, 2013: Bloomberg Wins Jewish “Nobel Prize”
Comments: 24 | Categories: Israel , Jewish Leadership
“It is a great honor for the entire Jewish people to celebrate his achievements, his commitment to improving the world, and in particular his city: New York. We are certain that his selection as the recipient of the Genesis Prize...

October 17, 2013: Rabbi Joel Roth Allegedly Helped Cover Up Inappropriate Sexual Relationship At Jewish Day School
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Jewish Leadership
"I told [Rabbi Joel Roth] that I could corroborate everything I said but he ignored me. When I pointed out that I had read in the New York Times that day that a CEO had lost his job for a...

October 16, 2013: As Conservative Movement Implodes, Leaders Offer No Concrete Solutions
Comments: 31 | Categories: Jewish Leadership , Kosher Scandal
“Our house is on fire. If you don’t read anything else in the Pew report, we have maybe 10 years left…In the next 10 years I see the rapid collapse of synagogues and the national organization that supports them,” he...

October 7, 2013: Under Pressure From Conservative Movement, Women Of The Wall Agree To Government Compromise
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Israeli media reports confirm FailedMessiah.com's exclusive reporting. Under Pressure From Conservative Movement, Women Of The Wall Agree To Government Compromise Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Under pressure from the Conservative Movement which had moved to isolate it and fearful that the...

September 23, 2013: The Best Kept Secret In The Jewish World
Comments: 10 | Categories: Jewish Leadership , Sefardim
The news from Syria reminds Judy Feld Carr of the Jewish family she ransomed out after they were told they “were next” when neighbours in their Jewish ghetto were butchered — the pregnant woman’s fetus cut out and left on...

September 8, 2013: Small Number Of Rabbis – None Haredi – Ask Congress To Strike Syria
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Religion
"We Jews are a people who themselves once faced the horrors of genocide and survived. We never again wish to open our newspapers and see images of mass graves filled with suffocated young children." Originally published at 11:20 pm CDT...

April 11, 2013: Non-Orthodox Australian Jewish Community Allegedly Fails To Properly Deal With Child Sex Abuse, Enables And Perpetrates Coverups
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"…Why is it important to share this information with the public? One of the reasons is to help dispel a myth that it is only an Orthodox issue; that they are the only ones who mishandle the response to child...

March 6, 2013: Video: MK's Inaugural Knesset Speech Talks About Holocaust Rescuer Rudolph Kasztner
Comments: 63 | Categories: Haredim , History , Israel , Jewish Leadership
Member of Knesset Merav Michaeli's opening speech in the Knesset dealt in part with her grandfather Rudolf (Israel) Kasztner. Kasztner saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, negotiating directly with Nazi leader Adolph Eichmann, yemach shemo, to do so. Oskar...

December 21, 2012: Israel’s Public Bus Companies Refuse Kadima Party Ads For Being Anti-Haredi
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , Religion , Women & Judaism
The Kadima political party alleged yesterday that the Egged bus company, which operates public buses in Jerusalem and surrounding areas along with more remote parts of the country, and the Dan bus company, which operates public buses in Tel Aviv...

December 17, 2012: Australian Jewry's Roof Body Continues To Deny The Abuse Coverups It Is Part Of
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership
"it is also about the ECAJ’s unequivocal defence of the Jewish institutions involved in the abuse allegations and the subsequent alleged cover-ups. The ECAJ has repeatedly gone on the public record to say that all the institutions are being fully...

November 29, 2012: Australia's Official Jewish Community Upset Over Truth
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
I mean, they issued a couple press releases, after all. Isn't issuing a press release the equivalent of actually tacking real action or helping someone? Barney Zwartz's article in The Age: Jewish community embroiled in new child sex charges Barney...

November 14, 2012: Better Late Than Never, Too?
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The head of Australian Jewry lies about Chabad coverup of child sexual abuse on national radio, claiming that Chabad has fully cooperated with police when police repeatedly have stated – including in court under oath – that the Chabad community...

November 5, 2012: Jewish Federation Releases $10 Million For Hurricane Relief
Comments: 12 | Categories: Hessed , Jewish Leadership
The UJA-Federation of Greater New York released $10 million to its member agencies and synagogues to use for emergency hurricane relief. The decision to release the funds was made last night by the UJA-Federation’s board of directors, which met in...

October 25, 2012: Likud, Yisrael Beiteinu Parties To Run On Unified Secular Right Wing Ticket
Comments: 8 | Categories: Israel , Jewish Leadership
Nearly six months after shocking the political system by forming a unity government with Kadima, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thrown another curve ball by joining forces with Avigdor Lieberman ahead of the upcoming elections. In a special press conference...

October 22, 2012: New Melbourne Jewish Community Child Sexual Abuse Policy
Comments: 1 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria's final version of its policy on child sexual abuse and neglect compared to its original draft version – which was written by a woman who is living with a child sexual abuser. The original...

October 10, 2012: Israel Early Elections Update: The Bad, The Good, The (Formerly) Criminal
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal
Earlier this week (while many of the Diaspora's Orthodox and haredi Jews were still too drunk to notice), Israel's right wing prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early Knesset elections that his coalition is expected to win. The exact date...

September 21, 2012: Exclusive: Dueling Jewish Submissions To Parliamentary Committee Investigating Child Sex Abuse Coverups In Religious Organizations
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
Melbourne Jewry's roof body, the JCCV, has submitted a self-serving report to a Victorian Parliamentary committee regarding the steps it claims to have taken to combat child sexual abuse and to properly handle allegations of these crimes when they do...

August 30, 2012: Israel's Most Existential Threat
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Sefardim
Students will be taught by their teachers that “the rabbi has the final word…They will be educated to hate the secular courts, they will listen to Rabbi Ovadia [Yosef] who says [those secular courts and the judges who sit on...

August 17, 2012: Video: The Woman Who Saved Syrian Jews
Comments: 59 | Categories: Antisemitism , Jewish Leadership
Judy Feld-Car is a Canadian-Jewish grandmother who rescued thousands of Syrian Jews. Here's how she did it…

July 3, 2012: Kashering Yitzhak Shamir
Comments: 20 | Categories: Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Jewish Leadership
Stephen Spector, an academic who wrote a well-reviewed book on Operation Solomon, the 1991 airlift was supposed to rescue the last of Ethiopia's Jews, omits facts and shades the truth in order to make Israel – and Yitzhak Shamir, who...

June 19, 2012: Video: The Woman Who Saved Syria's Jews Gets Israel's Presidential Medal Of Honor
Comments: 21 | Categories: Israel , Jewish Leadership , Sefardim
Judy Feld Carr, the Canadian Jew who – literally and almost single-handedly – saved Syria's Jews is honored with Israel's Presidential Medal of Honor by President Shimon Peres. When Judy Feld-Carr says nobody knew what she was doing, that isn't...

April 16, 2012: End Run Around Justice
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Jewish Leadership
The Likud-led coalition wants to pass a law that will allow the Knesset to pass laws already ruled unconstitutional by the High Court. Basic Law: Right-wing Legislation Coalition proposes a law, which will make it possible to pass a law...

March 29, 2012: Haredim Gloat Over Tzipi Livni's Downfall
Comments: 51 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , Women & Judaism
Livni was a driving force in protesting haredi attempts to forcibly gender segregate public buses and sidewalks. She lost her position as head of the Kadima political party when former defense minister and army chief of staff Shaul Mofaz, who...

February 6, 2012: Board Member Sues To Have Non-Jew Exhumed And Removed From Jewish Cemetery
Comments: 74 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Jewish Leadership , Religion
Juliet Steer was dying of lymphoma when she told her brother Paul she wanted to be buried just like Jesus, following Jewish customs. Even though she’s a black Christian, she chose a plot in the secluded interfaith section of this...

February 4, 2012: Jewish Federations Won't Intervene In Anti-Ethiopian Discrimination
Comments: 31 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Jewish Leadership
“The relationship between American Jewry and Israel is very delicate. Our role is not to lobby the Israeli government but to create and support initiatives that indicate a commitment to a particular issue. The difference may be subtle and nuanced,...

January 9, 2012: Fighting Haredi Fundamentalism
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , Religion , Women & Judaism
"Those of us who support Israel financially, either individually, through federations or through other organizations, should insist that none of our support be used to support Haredi institutions. Of course, doing so is practically impossible, since those institutions are supported...

December 7, 2011: Former Israeli President Goes To Prison For Rape
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Sefardim
Still protesting his conviction, Moshe Katsav entered the special Orthodox wing of Ma'asiyahu Prison at 10 am today to begin a 7 year sentence for two counts of rape and other related sexual offenses. Katsav will initially be on suicide...

December 3, 2011: Gemach's Aren't Just For Orthodox Jews Anymore
Comments: 37 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Hessed , Jewish Leadership , Poverty & Homelessness
Jewish free loan funds often run by haredim now serve an expanded clientele that includes people not usually considered part of their communities. But the economic downturn has hit many Jews hard, and as I've reported many times, the Jewish...

November 30, 2011: Jewish Org Fires Employee For Saying Kaddish
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Jewish Leadership
A 65-year-old employee who worked for a major Jewish women’s group says his supervisor harassed him for leaving work to pray when his mom died — and fired him when he complained to her boss. Marshall Garvin Oy vey! Jewish...

November 15, 2011: Zionist Organization of America Honors Glenn Beck
Comments: 46 | Categories: Jewish Leadership , Media & Media Criticism
The Zionist Organization of America, a hard right organization that has far more in common with Rabbi Meir Kahane than it does with Theodore Herzl or David Ben Gurion, is honoring disgraced discredited talk show host Glenn Beck. Beck was...

November 3, 2011: Questions The Jewish Federations Won't Answer
Comments: 55 | Categories: Jewish Leadership
15 days ago I sent a series of questions to Andy Neusner, who runs the Jewish Heroes project for the Federations. Neusner didn't answer. What were the questions? Take a look… From: Shmarya Rosenberg Subject: Media Query Date: October 19,...

October 12, 2011: Jewish Heroes?
Comments: 32 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
The Federations' Jewish Hero Awards quietly disqualified a left wing nominee from Jewish Voice for Peace. But its top vote getter so far is Leah Rubashkin, convicted felon Sholom Rubashkin's wife and the sister-in-law and aunt of convicted felons Moshe...

July 11, 2011: Orthodox Rabbi Of Conservative Synagogue Filmed With Prostitutes
Comments: 108 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Jewish Leadership
Yeshiva University ordained Rabbi Avraham Rabinowich -- who leads the wealthy, Conservative Bellmore Jewish Center and is vice president of the Long Island Board of Rabbis -- allegedly made appointments with prostitutes on the Sabbath shortly after services. The 'randy'...

June 24, 2011: Vast Majority Of Birthright Applicants And Participants Volunteer, But Only 22% Do So Jewishly
Comments: 24 | Categories: Israel , Jewish Leadership , Religion
Young Jews volunteer in high numbers. A new study shows that 70% did so at least once during the past year. But their volunteerism is not connected to Judaism and the Jewish community – and that is because the Jewish...

June 24, 2011: An Ultra-Orthodox Foray Into Genetics
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Religion , Science , Sefardim , Torah & Science , Xenophobia
In the seemingly never-ending battle over who can and who can not perform conversions to Judaism the State of Israel will recognize, an Sefardic ultra-Orthodox government minister ventures to genetics to explain why ultra-Orthodox Jewish law must determine conversion issues....

May 20, 2011: New RCA President A Moderate
Comments: 21 | Categories: Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal
New Rabbinical Council of America president Rabbi Shmuel Goldin doesn't want to mix into Israel's politics, especially the peace process. He supports diversity in conversions, and he'd like to find a way to admit liberal Modern Orthodox rabbis into the...

April 1, 2011: President Of B'nai B'rith International Indicted For Tax Fraud
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Jewish Leadership
Dennis Glick, who abruptly resigned as president of B'nai B'rith International, has been indicted on federal charges of tax fraud, JTA has learned. B’nai B’rith chief Dennis Glick indicted on tax fraud WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Dennis Glick, who abruptly resigned...

March 30, 2011: Shame: Jewish Elderly Org Fires Cancer-Stricken CEO
Comments: 18 | Categories: Jewish Leadership
The Association of Jewish Aging Services fires a talented employee in the midst of a life-threatening health crisis. Marla Gilson was the president and CEO of the Association of Jewish Aging Services, the umbrella organization for Jewish nursing homes. She...

March 29, 2011: Sex, Human Trafficking, Underage Girls, Donald Trump's Partner, And A Jewish Billionaire
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Jewish Leadership
Alexander Mashkevich, one of Jewish world's biggest philanthropists and a supporter of haredi charities, is suspected of organizing sex party on luxurious yacht seized by Turkish police. His lawyer denies the allegations, but newly revealed facts seem to be against...

February 26, 2011: Kick Them When They're Down
Comments: 8 | Categories: Jewish Leadership , Kosher Scandal , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
The OU proves again that it is an amoral (if not immoral) organization. I received the following email Friday from a person promoting a new OU initiative for – not by – students: Dear Shmarya, In response to your post...

February 15, 2011: Why Shoot The Messenger?
Comments: 90 | Categories: Jewish Leadership , Poverty & Homelessness
A response from the head of the Metropolitain Council on Jewish Poverty to my recent post on Jewish homelessness. This post is part of an ongoing series of posts on Jewish homelessness. Yesterday, I wrote the following post: You're in...


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