257 posts categorized "Media & Media Criticism"

April 15, 2015: Right-Wing Israeli Newspaper Owned By Billionaire Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson Allegedly Gives Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu Right To Scuttle Headlines He Doesn’t Like
Comments: 15 | Categories: Israel , Media & Media Criticism
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly routinely given Israel HaYom newspaper headlines before publication and is allowed to approve or reject them. Above: Sheldon Adelson, left; Benjamin Netanyahu, right Right-Wing Israeli Newspaper Owned By Billionaire Casino...

April 14, 2015: Haredi Man Indicted In Haredi Newspaper Alleged Conspiracy To Extort Businesses
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism
Avraham Trager faces charges of harassment and extortion. He and at least 19 others allegedly harassed and extorted potential advertisers – almost all of them senior executives of large companies and government companies – at all hours of the day...

April 8, 2015: Enough Of The Massive Haredi-Orthodox Chillul Hashem On Hol HaMoed Outings!
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion
"The following might be painful for some to read. Silence, however, is not an option.. Some may label this op-ed “anti-Charedi” or “typical self-hating Jew drivel” – but it is not. This is not directed at any sect of Orthodox...

March 30, 2015: Haredi Kosher Food And Supervision Mag Runs Article On "Kosher Marijuana"
Comments: 19 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health , Media & Media Criticism
Need some kosher medicinal herb? Kashrus Magazine has the answer for you. Please click to enlarge:

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 2, 2015: AJN Denies Firing Whistleblower Journalist
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Australian Jewish News has denied sacking a senior journalist who helped the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse by supplying a damaging text message from a senior rabbi. But it looks like the paper's editor may...

March 1, 2015: Leading Jewish Newspaper Fires Whistleblower Who Exposed Chabad Rabbi’s Duplicity And Intimidation In Massive Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“In my view it’s clear that [Kamien] was effectively dismissed for disclosing to me a vital bit of evidence for submission to the royal commission. Had the text message not been disclosed, Rabbi Kluwgant would probably still have his senior...

February 22, 2015: Journalist Who Leaked Damning Texts From Chabad Rabbi Reportedly Forced Out Of Job At Australian Jewish Newspaper
Comments: 60 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The journalist in question took text messages sent by Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant to the AJN's editor Zeddy Lawrence as Waks' father Zephania was testifying and gave them to Manny Waks. The messages attacked Zephania for the damage his testimony...

February 18, 2015: AJN Staff Member Who Allegedly Leaked Damning Text Messages Sent By Chabad Rabbi Has Been Suspended
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Australian Royal Commission investigation Chabad child sex abuse continues to have repercussions. This time, a Jewish newspaper staffer allegedly tried to help an abuse victim show a Chabad rabbi (pictured at right) was lying – and that staffer is...

February 16, 2015: Head Of Chabad Front Group Again Calls To Arm Europe's Jews
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Media & Media Criticism , Religion , Terrorism , Turf Disputes
Rabbi Menachem Margolin wants European countries to make an exception to gun control laws and allow Jews to arm themselves – a call many actual European Jewish leaders strongly oppose. Above: Rabbi Menachem Margolin Newsweek has a pretty awful report...

January 27, 2015: Baruch Dayan HaEmet: David Landau
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism
Former Jerusalem Post and Ha'aretz editor David Landau had the broad shouldered physique of an athlete, loved to play football [soccer], was an almost stereo-typed British gentleman except when his hackles rose, and then he could be the exact opposite....

January 21, 2015: Blame The Victims: Murdered French Cartoonists “Sinned” Against Society, Chabad Rabbi Says
Comments: 104 | Categories: Chabad , Ethics , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion , Terrorism
Talk about blaming the victims. A prominent Chabad rabbi in England triggered outrage after he wrote that that the cartoonists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo who were slaughtered by Islamist fundamentalist terrorists sinned against society. Above: Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet...

January 15, 2015: Editor Of Haredi Paper Defends Removing Female World Leaders From Iconic Paris Unity March Photo
Comments: 19 | Categories: Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
“The eight-year-old can’t see what I don’t want him to see. True, a picture of Angela Merkel should not ruin the child, but if I draw a line, I have to put it there from the bottom all the way...

January 12, 2015: Haredi Newspaper Censors Female World Leaders From Iconic Paris Unity March Photo
Comments: 43 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Women & Judaism
The Israeli haredi daily HaMevasser photoshopped an iconic photo of yesterday's Paris unity march, removing female world leaders from the photograph. Walla! News was the first to detect and report the photoshopping. Mediaite then picked up the Walla! story. All...

December 14, 2014: Jerusalem Post Paints Hasidic Secular Education Advocate Naftuli Moster As A Mosser
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion
“The orthodox community is happy to have a conversation as long as you have the conversation without undermining the existing communal hierarchy, Instead of talking about it with the educators and the big rabbis they have gone outside the system...

December 11, 2014: Ami Magazine Runs Ad For Group Trying To Reform Haredi Education, Claims Ad Is Mistake
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion
Ami Magazine, the haredi publication that linked President Barack Obama to Nazis and which called bloggers Nazis has now issued an apology for mistakenly publishing an ad for Yaffed, a nonprofit that advocates for New York State and New York...

December 4, 2014: New Jewish Newspaper Openly Censors Negative Stories About Jewish Leaders, Institutions
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…we do not publish articles or accept adverts that:…Scandalise negative events within the community, or degrade institutions or community figures.…" Via an email sent to Australian Jewish community members by the Melbourne Jewish Report: Melbourne Jewish Report Introducing a new...

November 30, 2014: Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: Media "Liars;" I Never Called For Collective Punishment Of Arabs
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
In a bizarre radio interview, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky claims the media are "liars," that "the Geneva Convention doesn't apply anymore," that his call for collective punishment against Israeli Arabs and Palestinians was not collective punishment but instead prevention of terrorism,...

November 17, 2014: Forward Says it Did Not Smear Sam Kellner – Despite Evidence That It Did
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Despite its blatantly false and unethical reporting that smeared hasidic child-sex-abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner, the Forward is refusing to admit it did anything wrong. Despite its blatantly false and unethical reporting that smeared hasidic child-sex-abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner, the Forward...

November 17, 2014: Melbourne Rabbis Admit – Kind Of – That They Lied About Child Sex Abuse Reportage
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…At the request of the AJN the RCV wishes to clarify a specific part of that media statement which stated that AJN reporter Adam Kamien was advised in no uncertain terms by a senior RCV member that no meeting (asking...

November 13, 2014: AJN Retracts Story On Controversial Chabad Rabbi
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Did leading Australian rabbis ask Rabbi Avrohom Glick to resign from his senior position at Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne? The rabbis in question now say that did not do so. The real question, though, is why haven't demanded that...

November 12, 2014: RCA President Condemns Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s Comparison Of Jewish Week To Nazi Newspaper
Comments: 5 | Categories: Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal
Rabbi Leonard Matanky, the president of the largely Modern and Centrist Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America, the largest Orthodox rabbinical association in the world, has openly condemned remarks by RCA executive committee member Rabbi Steven Pruzansky. Above: Rabbi Steven Pruzansky...

November 11, 2014: In The Heart Of Urban America, A Troubling Hasidic Theocracy
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…The highly localized, hermetically sealed nature of Hasidic life helps explain why the theocratic rot in Borough Park has persisted, even as America more generally has been simultaneously engaged in a full-on culture war against the purveyors of shariah.…" In...

November 6, 2014: Exclusive: Emails Show Collusion, Manipulation Of Media, Minimizing Of Sex Abuse, By Senior OU Rabbi And Chabad Propagandist
Comments: 28 | Categories: Books , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
If you haven't yet doubted the honesty reviews of books by prominent Orthodox rabbis, if you really believe that many favorable reviews and articles they publish about Chabad are true (rather than propaganda), or that many Jewish newspapers and magazines...

November 5, 2014: Right-Wing RCA Rabbi Equates NY Jewish Week With Notorious Nazi Propaganda Newspaper
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"…The Jewish Week’s publisher and Julius Streicher (Der Sturmer) published newspapers that dealt a lot with Jews. Same business, I suppose. That’s bad company to be in.” Above: Rabbi Steven Pruzansky Right-Wing RCA Rabbi Equates NY Jewish Week With Notorious...

September 19, 2014: Guest Post: NY Times Reporter Writes Dishonest Book About Haredi Judaism
Comments: 4 | Categories: Books , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism
Many people think Joseph Berger of the New York Times is a dishonest and incompetent reporter who consistently minimizes the wrongdoing of Satmar and other haredim while glorifying their lifestyle. Berger allegedly argued against covering haredi child sex abuse and...

August 14, 2014: Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Founder Of Moment Magazine Passes Away
Comments: 10 | Categories: Media & Media Criticism
The founder and founding editor of the American Jewish community's seminal independent cross-movement magazine, Leonard “Leibel” Fein passed away yesterday at the age of 80 , Moment Magazine has just announced. Above: Leonard “Leibel” Fein STATEMENT FROM MOMENT MAGAZINE ON...

August 5, 2014: Video: On CNN, Hamas Spokesman Cites Orthodox Five Towns Jewish Times Journalist's Call For Genocide Against Palestinians
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Ethics , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
Speaking to Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Hamas spokesperson Osama Hamdan cited Five Towns Jewish Times journalist Yochanan Gordon's call for genocide against all Gaza Palestinians as support for his own blood libel of the Jewish people. Hamdan's logic is insane...

July 27, 2014: OTD Woman Who Posted Near-Nude Selfies Wrapped In Tefillin Has Car Accident, Haredim Claim God Punished Her For Her Sins
Comments: 101 | Categories: Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Rants / Editorials , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Women & Judaism
Brenda Turtle's car accident would not be news if it the haredi reaction to it had not been so typically haredi, and if the New York Post's reaction had not been so typical of New York City's sleaziest tabloid. Above:...

July 23, 2014: The Sad, Troubling And Very Self-Absorbed Life Of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Media & Media Criticism
I asked if he thought [Chabad] had helped him heal from the pain of his parents’ divorce. “Well, I was hoping it would, and, yeah, it did,” he said, before continuing: “I don’t think the healing was very deep, because...

July 21, 2014: God, Not The IDF, Not The Iron Dome, Is Saving Israel From Hamas Rockets Haredi Columnist Says
Comments: 32 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Rants / Editorials , Religion , Terrorism
The haredi columnist ‘quotes’ a nonexistent CNN interview with a Hamas representative in which that Hamas representative allegedly claimed that Hamas rockets are extremely accurate and that “80%” of the rockets Hamas fires are diverted to uninhabited areas by the...

July 1, 2014: How Chabad Really Took Russia
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Chabad History , Media & Media Criticism
Ever wonder how Chabad became so big in Russia and who got hurt in the process? Here's how to find out. Above: The late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson Ha'aretz has an article on Chabad's "astonishing" growth in Russia...

June 10, 2014: Coverage Of Paris Get Extortion Scandal Omits Chabad's Alleged Role
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism
The JTA presents itself as the news service of the Jewish people. The butt of the oft-repeated joke, yesterday's news tomorrow, the JTA has many problems. And as a story released today shows, lack of honesty when it come to...

May 25, 2014: New Head Of Australian Rabbis Group Says He Wants To Clean Up Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Meir Shlomo Klugwant wants to clean up and modernize how Australia's Orthodox community deals with child sex abuse. Above: Rabbi Meir Shlomo Klugwant The Herald Sun has a brief article on Chabad's Rabbi Meir Shlomo Klugwant's election has head...

April 23, 2014: Video: Williamsburg Shomrim Arrests
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Media & Media Criticism
A News 12 video report on the arrests of 5 of the approximately 15 hasidic men from the Williamsburg Shomrim street patrol who savagely beat a gay black college student December 1 on the edge of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Note that...

April 22, 2014: Israel’s Uncomfortable History Of Racism
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Refugees
Writing in the Forward, the Jerusalem Post's opinion editor Seth Frantzman lists some recent and some not so recent examples of Israeli racism. And while his attempt to show American Jews how deeply racist much of Israeli society can be...

April 11, 2014: Daily News Haredi Beat Reporter Named One Of Source Magazine's 25 Women To Watch
Comments: 3 | Categories: Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal
Simone Weichselbaum, who often covers the haredi community for the New York Daily News, has been named as one of the hip hop publication Source Magazine's 25 Women To Watch. Simone Weichselbaum Simone Weichselbaum, who often covers the haredi community...

April 11, 2014: Will Sam Kellner Sue?
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
All charges were dropped against supposed hasidic extortionist Sam Kellner after those charges were proved to be based on evidence best characterized as complete BS. A Jewish newspaper apparently helped smear Kellner despite widespread knowledge and much proof that the...

April 9, 2014: Haredim To Open Gender-Segregated Holocaust Museum
Comments: 51 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Chabad , Haredim , History , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"…Asked how the museum could depict both women’s stories without offending ultra-Orthodox men, Reidel said that on days when ultra-Orthodox school groups visit the museum, they might have to make sure no images of the women are on display.…" The...

March 31, 2014: Sheldon Adelson Buys Ma’ariv, NRG And Makor Rishon
Comments: 6 | Categories: Israel , Media & Media Criticism
A Jerusalem court has approved the sale of the right-wing Hebrew language newspapers Makor Rishon and Ma'ariv and the Hebrew language NRG news website to Israel Hayom, the free daily newspaper owned by billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Sheldon Adelson Sheldon Adelson...

March 13, 2014: Haredi Newspaper Pushes Orgasms
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Rabbis & Sex
How did a hasidic newspaper get in the business of pushing "orgasm bags"? Gur (Gerrer) hasidim is arguably the most sexually restrictive hasidic group in the world. It has a myriad of bizarre sexual restrictions, including a complete ban on...

March 11, 2014: Fired Jewish Press Web Editor Alleges Paper That Fired Him Lied To Cover Their Own Mistakes
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal
"50 Thousand Haredim March So Only Other Jews Die in War," the headline that got Yori Yanover fired, was approved by the Jewish Press before publication, Yanover says. Yori Yanover The apology published by the Jewish Press and that announced...

March 10, 2014: Jewish Press Fires Web Editor Over Haredi "Slur"
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism
The Jewish Press fired its web editor Yori Yanover, a defender of child sex abusers and a known cyber bully, for an anti-haredi headline that is arguably true – not for his litany of previous bad behavior. The headline: “50...

January 27, 2014: The Lies Of The New York Post
Comments: 73 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The New York Post chooses to ignore the fact that that an accused pedophile's attorney lied to them and ignores the much else about the case, to try to smear a blogger for reporting the pedophile's arrest. The New York...

January 25, 2014: Haredi Newspaper Hamodia Apologizes For Saying Ariel Sharon's Memory Should Be A Blessing
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism
"…I was astonished and astounded to see that [Hamodia] honored Sharon with a very undeserving title "z"l" [zichrono l'vracha; may his memory be a blessing.) Even though the writer attempts to describe him as a very proud Jew, it seems...

January 24, 2014: Haredi Rebel Faction’s Newspaper On Brink Of Bankruptcy
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism
The financial foundation of the HaPeles newspaper, started about a year ago by followers Ashkenazi haredi rebel leader Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, is reportedly crumbling. Haredi Rebel Faction’s Newspaper On Brink Of Bankruptcy Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The financial foundation of...

January 20, 2014: Former Haredi Mayor Loses Appeal In Suit Against Haredi Bloggers
Comments: 5 | Categories: Blogs , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism
A haredi former mayor of Lakewood, New Jersey, Steven Langert, sued TheLakewoodView.com, TheLakewoodVoice.com, and the haredi men behind them over what he claimed were intentionally false stories about him claiming that he was involved in the Eliyahu Weinstein scandal. Langert...

January 6, 2014: Murdered Hasidic Slumlord Was Also Allegedly A Loanshark
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism
What we have is an alleged loan shark who was also a slumlord. He owed millions of dollars to lenders – some apparently black market – and had defaulted on many of the loans. Some of those defaults were apparently...

January 5, 2014: Editorial: Who Didn’t Want Menachem “Max” Stark Dead?
Comments: 117 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism
"…I’ve spent hours these past two days listening to Satmar hasidim complain about the Post, the Daily News, Pix 11, other media outlets and FailedMessiah.com. Not once have I heard a Satmar hasid say that what Stark allegedly did to...

November 18, 2013: The Forward's Freudian Slip
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Sam Kellner hasn't been convicted or tried. In fact, the case against him has very publicly imploded and Kellner has not been put on trial and has not pleaded guilty. But the Jewish Daily Forward not only ran a hit...

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