1,978 posts categorized "Pedophilia & Related Crimes"

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: 8 | 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: 9 | 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: 23 | 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: 32 | 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...

October 21, 2014: Video: Breslov Hasidim Illegally Camp In Amsterdam Playground
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Followers of fugitive Breslov Shuvu Banim sect leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland have illegally taken over a children's playground in Amsterdam where they are now camping. Berland – accused of sexually assaulting several female followers in Israel, including at least one...

October 21, 2014: Israel's Chief Rabbis Say Voyeur Rabbi's Conversions Still Valid
Comments: 92 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
"After a thorough review of the halacha, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel now announces that all past conversions of rabbi Freundel will not be affected by recent events. They are acknowledged as Jews. Conversions that will be conducted by Freundel...

October 21, 2014: Voyeur Rabbi Coerced And Forced Female Conversion Candidates To Labor For Him For Free, RCA Turned Blind Eye
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“He had total control of my life, and he loved having that power over me,” she said. “I couldn’t marry, I couldn’t move, I couldn’t take a new job until the conversion was done.” During her conversion, Mandel said Freundel...

October 21, 2014: Voyeur Rabbi Brought Non-Jewish Female Co-Eds To Mikvah, Urged Them To Disrobe, Shower And Dip
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“He basically said that not all Orthodox synagogues have [a mikvah], so it was kind of a rarity. He told us he was instrumental in getting it to his synagogue, he was proud of it. He proposed it as a...

October 20, 2014: Video: The Life And Early Death Of An Ex-Hasidic Anti-Abuse Activist
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Skepticism & Former Haredim
WPIX 11's Mary Murphy profiled the life and death of ex-hasidic anti-child sex abuse activist (and child sex abuse victim) Joey DiAngelo, who passed away earlier this week. Joe was raped at age 7 in a Satmar mikvah in Williamsburg.

October 20, 2014: Israel’s Chief Rabbis May Rule Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Conversions Invalid
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
“We are appalled by the accusations against Rabbi Barry Freundel and wish to stress that the acts attributed to him are atrocious and strictly against Jewish law. We offer our deepest sympathy to any victims. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel...

October 20, 2014: WPIX 11 To Profile Ex-Haredi Child Sex Abuse Prevention Activist Tonight
Comments: 14 | Categories: Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Skepticism & Former Haredim
WPIX 11's Mary Murphy is doing a story tonight about the life and death of ex-hasidic anti-child sex abuse activist (and child sex abuse victim) Joey DiAngelo, who passed away earlier this week. Above: Joey DiAngelo WPIX 11's Mary Murphy...

October 20, 2014: In Response To Rabbi's Alleged Voyeurism And Sexual Contact With A Non-Jewish Woman He Was Converting, RCA Brings Female Ombudsmen Into Conversion Process
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
…The RCA and the Beth Din of America have agreed that every Beit Din [religious court; in this case, a religious court impaneled to perform a conversion] assembled under their Geirus Protocol and Standards (GPS) [the conversion to Judaism protocol...

October 20, 2014: [UPDATED] Alleged Mikva Voyeur Rabbi Falsely Claimed To Have Coined The Republican Catch Phrase "Family Values"
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Barry Freundel, who was arrested last week for allegedly secretly videotaping naked women preparing to immerse in the his community's mikvah (ritual bath), claims he created the Republican Party's catch phrase 'family values" and was the man behind the...

October 20, 2014: RCA Says Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel's Conversions Valid
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Today the RCA is able to announce that the Beth Din of America - under the leadership of Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz - has concluded as a matter of Jewish law that conversions performed by Rabbi Freundel prior to his...

October 15, 2014: RCA, Beit Din Of America, Suspend Freundel
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The suspension appears to have taken place after FailedMessiah.com pointed out that while Freundel’s synagogue suspended Freundel without pay yesterday, the RCA had not suspended him. Instead, while the RCA’s president had answered some media questions with regard to Freundel...

October 15, 2014: Prosecution Charging Documents Against Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The US Attorney's charging documents against accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel. Please right click to read in a new browser window or tab, or left click to download: Download Freundel charging documents

October 15, 2014: The RCA Twice Investigated Rabbi Barry Freundel For Alleged Conversion-Related Misbehavior – Including An Alleged Sexual Dalliance With A Female In The Process Of Conversion
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The largest body of Orthodox rabbis in North America, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), recently investigated Rabbi Barry Freundel after allegations were made that Freundel was sleeping with at least one woman who was in the process of converting...

October 15, 2014: Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel's Police Incident Report
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel, one of the top Modern Orthodox rabbis in the world, is Jformer US Senator Joseph Lieberman's and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's rabbi, was arrested yesterday ona voyeurism charge. Here's the police incident report. Note that Freundel...

October 15, 2014: [Updated] Buying Love Through Lies: The New York Times' Joseph Berger
Comments: 8 | Categories: Books , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
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...

October 14, 2014: Synagogue Suspends Leading Modern Orthodox Rabbi Without Pay Over Women's Mikva Electronic Peeping
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Upon receiving information regarding potentially inappropriate activity, the Board of Directors quickly alerted the appropriate officials. Throughout the investigation, we cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. After today’s arrest of Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel, the...

October 12, 2014: Woman Allegedly Made Homeless By Chabad Charity Allegedly Sexually Assaulted In Chabad’s Main Synagogue – Where She Was Sleeping
Comments: 36 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion , Women & Judaism
A Chabad-Lubavitch organization meant to house and feed hasidim, primarily from Israel and France, who come to Crown Heights, Brooklyn for the month of Tishrei to spend the High Holidays, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret “with” Chabad’s long-dead rebbe, Rabbi Menachem...

October 7, 2014: Audio: Brooklyn DA Admits He Did Not Push For Tough Sentence For Notorious Hasidic Pedophile
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson was on WABC Radio yesterday. When asked about the Rabbi Baruch Lebovits child sex abuse case, he admitted his office did not press for a longer sentence, agrees with the judge's mistaken claim that similar cases...

October 7, 2014: The Haredi Sex Abuse Crackdown That Wasn’t
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson ran on the promise that he’d clean up the office’s problems with prosecuting ultra-Orthodox sex offenders who preyed on children—but so far he appears just as lax as his predecessor. Above: Ken Thompson Emily Shire reports...

October 7, 2014: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims, Part 4: Senior Chabad Rebbetzin ‘Apologizes' To Abuse Victim – But Only Under Pressure And Only Indirectly
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The apology was indirect, forced and not completely factual. Meanwhile, an anonymous blog that specialized in publishing attacks on anti-abuse advocate Manny Waks and his family has been traced by FailedMessiah.com to a powerful Melbourne Chabad family business. Senior Chabad...

October 6, 2014: Judge Erred In Sentencing Of Notorious Hasidic Pedophile – Did DA Conspire With The Judge To Cover It Up?
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Is Rabbi Baruch Lebovits the “luckiest pedophile in New York”? He might be, but only because judges and prosecutors seem willing to make 'mistakes' that favor him. Above: Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Judge Erred In Sentencing Of Notorious Hasidic Pedophile –...

October 6, 2014: Hundreds Of Breslov Hasidim To Be Evicted
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A small Dutch city has ordered the eviction of 270 Breslov hasidim from a campsite – a campsite that only legally holds 30 people. Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland Hundreds Of Breslov Hasidim To Be Evicted Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A...

October 6, 2014: Manny Waks Responds: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims, Part 3
Comments: 34 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…[Shyrla Pakula Werdiger, whose husband sits on Chabad's Yeshivah Centre board in a senior capacity] clarified that her description of ‘damaged, deranged and generally vindictive and destructive individuals who all bring a chilul hashem to the name of Judaism in...

October 5, 2014: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims, Part 2
Comments: 65 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"I don't defend the Grand Most High Pooh-bah Rebbetzin in any way but I do believe that this was a private email to Lord High Executioner waks [sic], which he chose to publicize. They [child sex abuse victims fighting for...

October 2, 2014: How Chabad Really Treats Abuse Victims
Comments: 44 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Just because a security guard molested you don't blame Yeshiva! A principal in Moriah College ( not Jewish) once molested nearly half the girls in the school! NONE of whom have ever blamed the school! Get over it!…" Pnina Feldman...

October 1, 2014: Israel Asks The Netherlands To Extradite Breslov Rabbi Accused Of Sex Crimes
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
At today’s court hearing in the Netherlands, the Dutch government reportedly presented evidence of Berland's alleged sex crimes and of additional violent crimes that he is suspected of. Above: Rabbi Elizer Berland in handcuffs after his arrest in Zimbabwe earlier...

September 30, 2014: Notorious Convicted Sex Offender Employed By Satmar
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Convicted hasidic child molester Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Lebovits was relased from jail last night. His emploment address on the New York State Sex Offender Registry is 82 Lee Avenue in Brooklyn, New York – the headquarters of the Satmar Zalman...

September 30, 2014: Hasidic Child Molester Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Free
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits, perhaps Brooklyn’s most notorious hasidic child molester, walked out of prison a free man last night after serving less than three months in prison. Hasidic Child Molester Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Free Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Rabbi Baruch...

September 24, 2014: 11-Year-Old Boy Sexually Assaulted In Broad Daylight
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A young boy was sexually assaulted as he walked along Oldhill Street in London's Stamford Hill neighborhood. London 24 News reports: A young boy was sexually assaulted as he walked along Oldhill Street in Stamford Hill on Sunday September 14....

September 23, 2014: Russian Orthodox Priest Arrested In Israel Over Russian Child Sex Abuse Charges
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Thirty-five-year-old Gleb Grozovsky was arrested by Israel Police on Sunday on an international arrest warrant and Israel’s state’s prosecutors have petitioned Jerusalem District Court for Grozovsky’s extradition to Russia. Prosecutors also reportedly asked the court to extend Grozovsky’s detention until...

September 22, 2014: Ramapo Man Lured Boy With Intent To Sexually Abuse Him, Cops Say
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A 25-year-old man faces child sexual abuse charges after he tried to lure a 6-year-old boy into a vacant room in a local Ramapo, New York synagogue. Last updated 7:06 pm CDT Ramapo Man Lured Boy With Intent To Sexually...

September 21, 2014: 2 Lev Tahor Girls Leave Foster Care
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
Police refused to provide any further details, other than to say the two girls are safe and refer questions to Chatham-Kent Children's Services for any further comment. All but a handful of cult members have already fled Canada for Guatemala...

September 21, 2014: Petition Demands Chabad Leaders Resign Over Mishandling And Coverups Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"[Once these Chabad leaders resign], our community will be able to move forward in a much more constructive manner. But the onus continues to be on Yeshivah. They have no one else to blame but themselves." The Age reports: A...

September 19, 2014: Federal Judge Rejects Bizarre Claim That Pedophile Was Married To Child Victim
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Twenty-nine-year-old Andrew Goodman, a convicted pedophile who is now facing a federal trial for transporting a 15-year-old boy across state lines for the purpose of having sex with him can’t claim at trial that he and the victim were married...

September 18, 2014: Dozens Of Hasidic Kids Not Enrolled In School Because Rabbis Are Blocking Yeshiva Placements To Hurt Parents, Activist Alleges
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
There are allegedly at least 40 hasidic kids between the ages of six and 12 living in Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn who don't have a yeshiva to go to because rabbis are using yeshiva placement as a club to...

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