2,026 posts categorized "Pedophilia & Related Crimes"

December 15, 2014: Royal Commission Hearing On Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups Scheduled For February 2
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Australia's Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday February 2, 2015. The hearing will examine the response of Chabad's Yeshivah Melbourne and Chabad's Yeshiva Bondi to allegations of child sexual abuse. Australia's Royal Commission investigating child...

December 13, 2014: Roy Naim Found Guilty Of Child Porn
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Sefardim
Roy Naim, a Brooklyn-based 30-year-old Orthodox Sefardi immigration reform activist associated with Orthodox organizations for sick children, was convicted Wednesday on federal child porn charges. Above: Roy Naim Roy Naim Found Guilty Of Child Porn Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Roy...

December 11, 2014: YU Starts Online Course To Train Rabbis About Child Abuse
Comments: 3 | Categories: Child Safety , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
But Yeshiva University's press release only talks about child abuse in general – not child sexual abuse. In fact, the words "sex," "sexual" and "molestation" are not even mentioned. YU's press release. Note there is no mention of the decades...

December 7, 2014: Convicted Non-Hasidic Sex Offender Rabbi Mordechai Elon To Hold Public Hasidic Holiday Commemoration, Sparking Controversy
Comments: 5 | Categories: Abdication , Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Israeli Orthodox singer Yonatan Razel has backed out of a Yud-Tet Kislev event meant to commemorate the release of the first Chabad Rebbe, Shneur Zalman of Liady, from Tzarist prison – and, apparently, Rabbi Mordechai Elon's no-prison sweetheart sentence for...

December 4, 2014: New Jewish Newspaper Openly Censors Negative Stories About Jewish Leaders, Institutions
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, 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"…we do not publish articles or accept adverts that:…Scandalise negative events within the community, or degrade institutions or community figures.…" Via an email sent to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...

December 3, 2014: Combat Soldiers Allegedly Sexually Assaulted By Commander, Top IDF Zionist Orthodox Officer Allegedly Lies To Victims, Covers Up Crimes
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The two soldiers claim to have reported the molestation to the brigade’s entire command structure from the company commander, to the battalion commander to the brigade commander, Colonel Ofer Winter. But Winter – a Zionist Orthodox soldier with a history...

December 3, 2014: The Secret, Cult-Like World Of New Square Hasidim Exposed
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A long exposé on the hasidic Village of New Square, New York shows that the Skvere Rebbe, Rabbi David Twersky, is running a cult that uses draconian tactics – some clearly illegal – to control the lives of his largely...

December 3, 2014: Jewish Law Student Sues Alleged Voyeur Rabbi, Mikvah, Synagogue, University Over Alleged Mikvah-Peeping
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“This case involves an unfathomable breach of trust by a Georgetown professor and religious leader and defendants’ utter failure to prevent and/or stop it.…Defendants turned a blind eye to obvious signs of Freundel’s increasingly bizarre behavior, ignoring the bright red...

December 2, 2014: How Early Trauma Influences Behavior
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Science
Traumatic events leave their mark. People exposed to a traumatic experience early in life are more likely to be affected by illnesses such as borderline personality disorder or depression. However such experience can also have positive effects in certain circumstances....

December 1, 2014: Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Finally Fired
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Alleged mikvah-peeping voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel, once one of the top few Centrist or Modern Orthodox rabbis in the country, has been fired by the board of the Kesher Israel Synagogue in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Above: Rabbi...

December 1, 2014: “Sex Pest” Hasidic Rabbi Won’t Be Deported Or Extradited For Now Because His Crimes Were Allegedly Committed In "Occupied" East Jerusalem
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the accused sexual predator who heads Breslov Shuvu Banim sect, will not be deported from Holland to Israel – for now. Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland “Sex Pest” Hasidic Rabbi Won’t Be Deported Or Extradited For Now Because...

November 30, 2014: Rabbi Eliezer Berland Hospitalized One Day Before Likely Extradition
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the accused sexual abuser who heads the Beslov hasidic Shuvu Banim movement and yeshiva, was hospitalized today in Amsterdam, one day before a Dutch court will likely rule the 77-year-old alleged sexual predator must be returned to...

November 30, 2014: Hasidim Flock To Amsterdam To Spend Shabbat With Alleged Rapist Rabbi
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Hundreds of Breslov hasidim from New York, Miami and Belgium reportedly spent Shabbat with Rabbi Eliezer Berland in Amsterdam – the last Shababt Berland may have as a free man for quite some time. Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland in handcuffs...

November 26, 2014: Haredi Teacher Indicted For Serial Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 2 | 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: 21 | 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...

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