2,013 posts categorized "Pedophilia & Related Crimes"

November 26, 2014: Haredi Teacher Indicted For Serial Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A teacher in a haredi Talmud Torah school in Beitar Illit was charged today with a series of child sex abuse charges. Above: File photo Haredi Teacher Indicted For Serial Child Sex Abuse Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A teacher in...

November 26, 2014: Hidden Crisis Of Violence Against Women And Girls Needs Immediate Actions. Studies Show
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Globally, one in three women will experience intimate partner and/or sexual violence by non-partners in their lifetime, which shows that more investment needs to be made in prevention.…No magic wand will eliminate violence against women and girls. But evidence tells...

November 25, 2014: Chabad Pedophile Deported To US
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi David Kramer, the twice-convicted Chabad pedophile who has served time in both US and Australian prisons for sexually abusing boys in a Chabad school and in an Orthodox synagogue, was deported in September from Australia to the US. His...

November 25, 2014: London Trial Of Accused Child Molester Halted, Remaining Charges May Be Dropped
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Skepticism & Former Haredim
The trial of a South Tottenham, London, UK "rebel" haredi man accused of molesting an “innocent and vulnerable” 14-year-old haredi girl in her own home has been halted on the first day of the hearing and one charge against him...

November 25, 2014: Case Against Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, Pnimim Seminary, Et Al Settled Out Of Court
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The civil suit against Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, Pnimim Seminary, its American fundraising arm, several other haredi seminaries once controlled by Meisels, and others has been settled out of court. Meisels allegedly sexually abused and exploited young haredi women who were...

November 25, 2014: Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups New Target Of Royal Commission
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne will become the focus of a royal commission hearing into its apparent coverups of child sexual abuse scandals. More victims are expected to come forward and Chabad community leaders who allegedly participated in or ran...

November 24, 2014: Report: Chabad Pedophile Deported By Australia Without Notice To Victims And Jewish Communities
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Now that [Rabbi David] Kramer has concluded his sentence and [has been] released into the broader community, it's critical that we’re informed of his whereabouts so that we can ensure the safety of our children. Kramer has a shocking track-record...

November 24, 2014: Modern Orthodox Day School, Kollel Invites Haredi "Protector Of Pedophiles" To Speak
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Hillel Modern Orthodox day school in Passaic, New Jersey and its affiliated kollel (advanced yeshiva for married students, in this case, more of a community education and outreach organization rather than a traditional stand alone kollel) the Passaic Clifton...

November 18, 2014: Disgraced Hasidic Doctor Runs For Office To "Get Rid Of" The Medical Board That Sanctioned Him For Misbehavior With Female Patients
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Dr. John Barry Myers, who prays at Chabad (he was given mafir there last spring), defended allegations that he groped and requested oral sex from a 68-year-old female patient of a Western Australian hospital. But Meyers has other allegations of...

November 17, 2014: Dutch Court Will Rule On Extradition Of Breslov Rabbi In 2 Weeks
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland – who is accused of sexually assaulting several of his female followers in Jerusalem, including at least one minor – walked to the court building in Haarlem, Netherlands wearing his tallit (prayer shawl) and tefillin (phylacteries) and...

November 17, 2014: Forward Says it Did Not Smear Sam Kellner – Despite Evidence That It Did
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, 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, 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 16, 2014: Sam Kellner Sues The Jewish Daily Forward As “Pravda For Pedophiles”
Comments: 46 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Samuel “Sam” Kellner, the hasidic child sex abuse whistleblower who was indicted in 2011 on trumped up charges of bribery and extortion, is suing the Jewish Daily Forward for defamation. Updated with civil complaint at 3:05 pm CST Sam Kellner...

November 13, 2014: AJN Retracts Story On Controversial Chabad Rabbi
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, 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 13, 2014: Chicago Mikvahs Issue Safety Letter, Security Firm Hired To Inspect Mikvahs
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
In wake of arrest of Washington, DC alleged mikvah voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Chicago Mikvah Association has hired security firm to periodically inspect its mikvahs. Please click to enlarge: Related: All Rabbi Barry Freundel Alleged Mikvah Peeping Posts.

November 13, 2014: US Attorney Backpedals On Plea Deal For Alleged Voyeur Rabbi
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia now claims that talk of a plea deal with accused mikvah voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel is premature – even though they told a judge in Washington, DC’s Superior Court yesterday that...

November 13, 2014: The Internet, Religion, Transparency, And Battling Tyranny
Comments: 5 | Categories: Blogs , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Web/Tech
“Blogs like UOJ and Failed Messiah, along with the Awareness Center, were instrumental in fostering the anti-abuse movement in the Orthodox community, publicizing stories of abuse and exposing those (often powerful and until then, untouchable) people, who enabled it and...

November 12, 2014: Video: Possible Victims Of Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Upset With Government Handling Of Case
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Possible victims of the Rabbi Barry Freundel, who allegedly secretly videoed naked women as they prepared to immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) he controlled are upset with the government's handling of the case, talk of plea deal, may sue...

November 12, 2014: Nothing Wrong With Rabbis, Rabbi Says, No Changes Needed After Mikvah Scandal
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"…I do not understand why one would generalize from one man’s disgusting behavior to sully an entire group of people? In particular, rabbis. The perversion this man demonstrated is not part of a rabbinic mindset or protocol. No psychology or...

November 12, 2014: US Attorney Claims Difficulty In Identifying Victims Of Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The prosecution in the case of politically connected accused mikvah (ritual bath) voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel told a Washington, DC Superior Court judge today that they need more time to see if there are more victims before they can decide...

November 12, 2014: Updated: Government Reportedly Negotiating Plea Deal Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Freundel, who allegedly secretly videoed naked women as they prepared to immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) adjacent to the Kesher Israel Modern Orthodox synagogue he headed in the Georgetown neighborhood of the nation’s capital, was arrested last month and...

November 11, 2014: Chovevei Torah Rabbi Says Haredi View Of Sex, Not Criminal Rabbis, Behind Abuse Coverups
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Skepticism & Former Haredim
"…In order to make some sense of this community’s abhorrent and cavalier attitude toward sexual violence it is important to emphasize a basic distinction: the difference between sex, something physical which we do instinctively, and eros, an emotion which has...

November 11, 2014: In The Heart Of Urban America, A Troubling Hasidic Theocracy
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, 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 11, 2014: Fugitive Rabbi Gives Worldwide Lecture Via Satellite, Calls The Late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef “Mashiach Ben Yosef”
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland (perhaps trying to gain the support of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party to help fight criminal charges if he is deported to Israel) claimed that the late founder of Shas, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, had the soul of...

November 11, 2014: Updated With Audio: Well-Known Haredi Kabbalist Allegedly Seduced Married Woman, Told Her Sex With Him Was “Tikkun”
Comments: 57 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
A woman claims to have been tricked by a top haredi kabbalist who told her that she needed to sleep with him as a tikkun (mystical repair) for their souls. A beit din asked her to secretly tape the kabbalist...

November 8, 2014: Accused Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Owns Jerusalem Apartment – Next Door To A Mikvah
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Kesher Israel leaders had been discussing not renewing Freundel’s contract when it expires in 2016. Freundel purchased an apartment in Jerusalem, and some expected that he would retire there. Next door to the apartment is a mikvah. Freundel's DC synagogue's...

November 8, 2014: Video: Emails Reveal University Swept Bathrooms For Hidden Cameras As Students Of Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Worried
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Towson University students worried alleged voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel (pictured at right) secretly videotaped them using university bathrooms and the mikva (ritual bath) adjacent to Freundel's Washington, DC synagogue.

November 7, 2014: Beit Din Of America Appoints Women To Its Board
Comments: 17 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Dr. Michelle Friedman – the founder and chair of the Department of Pastoral Counseling at Yeshiva University’s rabbinical school’s liberal Modern Orthodox rival, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) – and several other women have been invited to join the board of...

November 7, 2014: Major Chabad Donor Gets Near-7-Year Sentence For Child Porn, Abuse
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A 53-year-old convicted pedophile with close ties to Chabad, Simeon Osen, was sentenced to 71 months in prison yesterday after admitting to 13 counts of arranging and facilitating child sex abuse, child porn. Above: Simon Osen Major Chabad Donor Gets...

November 6, 2014: Alleged Rape Victim Kills His Alleged Rapist, Gets 20 Years In Prison
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
For four years Yaron, a well-known thug and dread of the neighborhood, was shaking down an Ethiopian Jew named Yonatan for cash. But Yaron was also sexually harassing and abusing Yonaton, and allegedly raped him twice. One night, Yaron tried...

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, 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 6, 2014: As Top Australian Rabbis Ask Head Of Chabad's Flagship Yeshivah Centre To Resign, Death Threats Issued To Signer Of Anti-Abuse Petition
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
As top Australian rabbis (almost all not affiliated with Chabad) asked Rabbi Avrohom Glick of Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne to resign over his failed handling of child sex abuse and his apparent lies to a court and to police,...

November 3, 2014: Moving Truck Scheduled For Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s DC Home
Comments: 33 | Categories: Abdication , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A moving truck was scheduled for 7:00 am this morning at the Georgetown home of accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel. Moving Truck Scheduled For Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s DC Home Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A moving truck was scheduled for 7:00...

November 3, 2014: The New Yorker Reports On The Sam Kellner Extortion Case
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Beginning in the fall of 2010, [private investigator Joe] Levin bugged Kellner’s van, and he and his employees followed him. He listened to hours of Kellner’s conversations each week. But he came up with little related to the case. “It...

October 30, 2014: Rabbi Todros Grynhaus Deported
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Accused haredi child molester Rabbi Todros Grynhaus, who jumped bail in England and fled to Israel in early 2013, has apprently been deported to Britain. An Israeli court previously ruled that Rabbi Todros Grynhaus – who jumped bail and fled...

October 30, 2014: In Wake Of Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Arrest, Controversial RCA Rabbi Resigns From Conversion Court After RCA Puts Women On Committee To Revise Conversion Standards
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
"…[T]he RCA has just appointed a committee “that will review its current Geirus Protocol and Standards (GPS) conversion process and suggest safeguards against possible abuses.” The committee consists of six men and five women, bolstering the trend on the Orthodox...

October 30, 2014: Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Encouraged Single Jewish Women To Use His Mikvah, Source Says
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel allegedly encouraged sexually active single Orthodox Jewish women from the Washington, DC-Baltimore area to use the mikva (ritual bath) he controlled – the mikvah in which Freundel allegedly had a hidden video camera positioned in...

October 29, 2014: As Women Panic And Refuse To Use Mikvahs After Voyeurism Scandal, Rabbis Paternalistically Tell Them There's Nothing To Worry About
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Untrained Modern Orthodox and Centrist rabbis claim to have "swept" mikvahs to check for hidden video recording devices, many of which they wouldn't know how to find, and tell women that everything is all better now. Meanwhile, haredi rabbis won't...

October 28, 2014: An Alleged Victim Of Rabbi Barry Freundel Speaks Out In Her Own Words
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
A college student who was in the process of converting to Judaism under the auspices of alleged voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel and who took two "practice dunks" in the mikvah because Freundel told her to do it, writes about the...

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 28, 2014: Men's Mikvah Safety Use Protocol
Comments: 21 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A guide for how to make mikvahs safe places for boys. As it now stands, mikvahs a place in which sexual assault of children is often not an unusual occurrence. The Australian anti-child-sex-abuse organization Tzedek has just issued guidelines for...

October 27, 2014: Lemon Juice Sues Satmar Rebbe’s Aide Over Fake Twitter Account, Arrest
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Brooklyn hasid who really changed his legal name to Lemon Juice several years ago is suing a top aide of the Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe for impersonating him on Twitter and using that fraudulent Twitter account to tweet a photo...

October 27, 2014: Cops To Fugitive Breslov Rabbi: Tell Your Misbehaving Followers To Leave Holland Now – Or Else
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
After multiple incidents of misbehavior by followers of Shuvu Banim Breslov hasidic sect leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland – including a group of his hasidim illegally squatting and camping in a children’s outdoor playground park in Amsterdam, driving away local children...

October 25, 2014: RCA's Lack Of Transparency With Regard To Abuse Complaints Against Its Rabbis Needs To Change, JOFA Says
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“The system of oversight is unknown, and that’s what needs to change,” said Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. “Rabbinic institutions need to figure out how to relay complaints and concerns about rabbinic authority, abuse, problems...

October 25, 2014: Satmar Hasid Who Allegedly Took Photo Of Child Sex Abuse Victim Testifying Has Charges Dropped By Brooklyn DA
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A Satmar hasid who allegedly took pictures of a child sex abuse victim as she testified against a Satmar community leader in his 2012 trial was slated to have the charges against him dropped Friday. Above: the photo in question...

October 24, 2014: Police Find Hidden Cameras At Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
A search by Washington, DC police of the Towson University office used by Rabbi Barry Freundel repoprtedly found “a backpack with an assortment of tiny cameras hidden in everyday household objects, including ones embedded in a computer charger, a clock...

October 23, 2014: Would Alleged Voyeur Rabbi's Illegal Behavior Have Been Stopped By Making His Wife Into His Own Personal Web Cam Girl?
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"…Boteach misses a crucial point: the alleged objects of Freundel’s gratification were women who did not consent. In fact, voyeurism is not so much about finding “new flesh,” but about autonomy and control. The “object” of a voyeur’s gratification has...

October 23, 2014: DC Police Seize Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office Computer
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
The Towson University office computer used by accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel has now been seized by Washington, DC police and his campus office searched. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel DC Police Seize Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office Computer Shmarya Rosenberg...

October 22, 2014: Senior RCA Rabbi Lashes Out At Jewish Feminists, Media, 'Weak' Orthodox Jews In Wake Of Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Arrest
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
"…Granted, there are some sins that are more grievous than others and some failures are inexcusable – especially those in which the practice of the rabbinate is corrupted. I would love it if all rabbis (myself included) were above reproach...

October 22, 2014: Men Who Investigated – And Cleared – Abusive Voyeur Rabbi Now Head The OU, NYC Jewish Federation
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, 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...

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