2,163 posts categorized "Pedophilia & Related Crimes"

March 26, 2015: Cut Off Funding To Chabad Schools Until Chabad Takes Responsibility For Child Sex Abuse Coverups And Ostracism Of Victims And Takes Real Steps To Protect Children, Lawmaker Says
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Worst of all was to learn that these same people, respected and learned rabbis, leaders of our community, had engaged in slander and abuse of former Yeshivah students who had the courage to come forward and testify about the abuse...

March 26, 2015: Chabad Bosses Allegedly Refuse To Make Necessary Changes To Fully Protect Children, Prompting The Only Well-Liked Chabad Educator In Melbourne To Consider Leaving
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The well-liked principal of Chabad’s Beth Rivkah school located in its Yeshivah Centre campus in Melbourne, Australia is reportedly about to leave the school after the school’s Committee of Management allegedly stonewalled needed changes highlighted by the horrific testimony about...

March 25, 2015: Chabad’s Top Australian Rabbi Tells Child Sex Abuse Victim He Was Wrong To Call Police Without Getting Permission From Rabbis
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre of Melbourne’s top rabbi, Tzvi Hirsh Telsner, allegedly told a member of the Yeshivah Centre’s synagogue this week that he was wrong to have reported child sex abuse to police without first getting permission from a rabbi....

March 24, 2015: Haredi Man, Suspected Of Serial Sexual Assaults Against Little Haredi Girls, Indicted
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Braverman allegedly has a long history of sexually abusing children, but his haredi victims and their families refused to cooperate with police because of the halakhic (Orthodox-haredi Jewish law) prohibition against mesirah (informing on another Jew) and because local haredi...

March 19, 2015: Alleged Haredi Pedophile May Walk Free Because Rabbis Ordered Victims’ Families Not To Talk To Police
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The parents and their victimized children are refusing to cooperate because haredi rabbis signed an agreement with the suspect that stipulates that he will undergo medical and psychological treatment. But police say the suspect stopped treatment on his own, violating...

March 19, 2015: Haredi Yeshiva Honors Alleged Sex Offender
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Yosef Meystel was accused of child molestation during the time he was the administrator of the Rabbi Naftali Riff Yeshiva in South Bend, Indiana, and misconduct when he was the administrator of a nursing home owned by Rabbi Morris Esformes,...

March 18, 2015: If Haredi Rabbis Refuse To Report Child Sex Abuse, Why Should We Believe They Will Report Infected Mohels?
Comments: 14 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Mayor de Blasio…is either hopelessly naive or so cynical that he’s knowingly selling children’s lives in exchange for a bloc vote. Either way, the public needs to send him a clear message that we value the safety of New York’s...

March 17, 2015: Australian Archbishop Criminally Charged With Covering Up Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The case has striking similarities to the coverups allegedly instituted by Chabad in both Sydney and Melbourne, and could foreshadow criminal charges that may be brought against top Chabad rabbinic and lay leaders in both cities. Australian Archbishop Criminally Charged...

March 16, 2015: Breaking: Hung Jury In Case Of Accused Haredi Pedophile
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A hung jury in the case of accused haredi pedophile Rabbi Todros Grynhaus, who jumped bail and fled to Israel on a false passport and then fought extradition and deportation before finally being deported to the UK in October, means...

March 15, 2015: Was The Resignation Real? Senior Chabad Rabbi Still Listed As Jewish Social Services Organization's Chief Rabbi, Despited Forced Resignation One Month Ago After Disgraceful Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal Testimony
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
On February 16 in the wake of his embarrassing testimony at the Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse at Chabad institutions, Chabad Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant resigned as the General Manager of Cultural & Spiritual services at Jewish Care Victoria...

March 15, 2015: Report: Wife Of Convicted Chabad Pedophile Allegedly Harassing One Of His Victims
Comments: 62 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The wife of a convicted Chabad pedophile is allegedly harassing one of his victims online. The Herald Sun reports about the actions of a woman who is very likely the wife of convicted Chabad pedophile Samuel David Cyprys. Cyprys was...

March 15, 2015: Scamming The Government From The Hasidic Village Of New Square, New York
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“'Is this a scam?' I asked. Gavriel gave me a wary glance. 'Not at all,' he said. 'The rebbe doesn’t allow any more scams.' There’d been problems in the past, with fraudulent use of government programs. Four men, including Gavriel...

March 13, 2015: Accusations Are Revenge And Extortion Attempt, Haredi Alleged Child Sex Abuser Tells Court
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Alleged child sex abuser Rabbi Toros Grynhaus claims the allegations made against him by two young teen haredi girls were made out of revenge and in a bid to try to extort money from him. Above: Rabbi Todros Grynhaus Accusations...

March 12, 2015: A Response From A Victim To Chabad Of Melbourne
Comments: 16 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Anybody who was expecting that genuine and much needed reform was imminent will be sorely disappointed. You will find no acceptance of responsibility and no commitment to seriously consider adopting the recommendations of the Royal Commission. Instead, just confirmation that...

March 12, 2015: An Open Letter To The Melbourne Chabad Community
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…We regret, therefore, that we find ourselves in a position where the good name of the [Chabad Yeshivah] Centre is under threat and confidence has been diminished. We wish it were otherwise. We want to reassure everyone that we are...

March 11, 2015: Four More Members Of Chabad’s Melbourne Leadership Resign Under Pressure
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Four members of Melbourne, Australia's Chabad’s Yeshivah Centre’s committee of management (COM) have just resigned under pressure as Chabad's out of control child sex abuse scandal continues to take its toll on the men and women who enabled it. Four...

March 11, 2015: Another Form Of Public Corruption? De Blasio, Cuomo, Other NY Officials Fail To Respond To Written Complaints Over Inadequate Haredi Education
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“We wrote to the governor, the attorney general, the mayor and the chancellor. I do that periodically…and this is the first time I’ve never gotten a single response." As FailedMessiah.com has reported for years, many hasidic yeshivas teach secular subjects...

March 11, 2015: 200 Disruptive Breslov Hasidim Refuse To Leave Holiday Park In Holland, Park Threatens Eviction
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The hasidim are followers of Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the Shuvu Banim Breslov leader wanted in Israel for alleged sex crimes against female followers – including at least one minor. Berland has been on the run for more than two years...

March 11, 2015: Chabad Refuses To Respond To Resignations Demand From Child Sex Abuse Victims
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A Chabad Yeshivah Melbourne spokesman said the centre would not be responding to the victims' letter calling for resignations of Chabad's Board of Trustees and its Committee of Management. Above: The late leader of international Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson...

March 11, 2015: Chabad Promised Help To Child Sex Abuse Victims But Then Failed To Help Victim In Time Of Intense Crisis, Emails Show
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
After 12 days, repeated emails, danger and frustration, Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne still refuses to help a victim of child sex abuse who is in crisis, even though Chabad said it was opening a program to help victims get...

March 10, 2015: An Open Letter To Chabad's Yeshivah Centre Board And Committee Of Management From 11 Survivors Of Child Sex Abuse Calls For All Leaders To Resign Immediately
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…It is astounding and a further indictment on the Yeshivah Centre that no genuine public action has been taken to date by your institution in response to the Royal Commission public hearing. Rather, Yeshivah has merely issued a carefully crafted...

March 10, 2015: Hasidic Abuse Whistleblower Sam Kellner Sues Alan And Nathan Dershowitz
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“This is just to show for every kid, no matter how small you think you are, in the end the truth is going to come out. This is to give courage to those people. The top-notch lawyers are coming against...

March 9, 2015: How Serious Is Chabad's Claim To Want To Help Its Victims Of Child Sex Abuse? Not Very, Emails Reveal
Comments: 47 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Recognising the need for action, [Chabad's] Yeshivah Centre [in Melbourne, Australia] is establishing a discreet and confidential process through which Yeshivah Centre will provide victims and their families with our full support, professional counselling, and personal apologies. We are appointing...

March 7, 2015: Why Have Rabbis Telsner And Kluwgant Been Allowed To Continue Supervising Kosher Food?
Comments: 29 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
It is but days since the Royal Commission finished its inquiries into the Melbourne and Sydney Chabad child sex abuse scandal and already some progress has been made. Regrettably, in the area of kashrut a glaring oversight remains unchanged. That...

March 6, 2015: Top Rabbi Confronted Accused Pedophile Todros Grynhaus, Court Hears
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The only thing Rabbi Todros Grynhaus reportedly said once confronted was "what do you want me to do?" Grynhaus was later reported to police (apparently by one of his alleged victims), was arrested, released on bail and the fled to...

March 5, 2015: Cleveland Haredi Rabbi Still In Jail Awaiting Trial On Child Sex Charges
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Frederick “Ephraim” Karp was indicted last week in Maryland on child sexual abuse and related charges and remains in jail pending trial. Above: Rabbi Frederick “Ephraim” Karp Cleveland Haredi Rabbi Still In Jail Awaiting Trial On Child Sex Charges...

March 5, 2015: Chabad Rabbi Says He Doubted 12-Year-Old’s Abuse Story And Failed To Call Police Because She Was “Prone To Bend The Truth To Get Out Of Trouble”
Comments: 18 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad Rabbi Baruch Lesches, once the #2 Chabad rabbi and the top posek (decisor of Orthodox Jewish law) in Sydney, Australia, has told the Australian Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse at Chabad institutions in a belated written statement that...

March 5, 2015: The Pain Of Ostracism, Shunning And Exclusion
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Science
Our need to matter and our need to belong are as fundamental as our need to eat and breathe. Therefore ostracism -- rejection, silence, exclusion -- is one of the most powerful punishments that one person can inflict on another....

March 4, 2015: Lie To The Royal Commission, Read The Megillah For The Main Chabad Synagogue Only Days Later
Comments: 74 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Does Chabad take its rabbis' disgraceful behavior seriously? Is it really trying to learn from the Royal Commission? Many child sex abuse victims and advocates doubt it and Chabad continues to show nothing has really changed. Thursday morning in Melbourne,...

March 4, 2015: New Jewish Community Letter On Australian Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
In light of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and the historical cases of abuse that have come to light at various institutions, Mount Scopus Memorial College is taking its role in the community very seriously....

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 2, 2015: Former Employee Of Chabad's Yeshivah Centre Charged With Sexual Assault Of Two Victims While In Prison
Comments: 98 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A former employee of Chabad's Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne, Australia – almost certainly Samuel David Cyprys – has been charged with two counts of indecent assault against one victim, and three counts of indecent assault against another victim - all...

March 2, 2015: Petition Calls On Chabad Yeshivah Centre's Board Of Management To Resign Over Handling Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Members of Melbourne’s Jewish community have called for the immediate resignation of the board at the disgraced [Chabad] Yeshivah Centre in the wake of a damning royal commission probe. While several high-profile rabbis have already ­resigned from positions — ­including...

March 1, 2015: Crown Heights Chabad Rabbi Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Charges
Comments: 125 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Gershon Selinger was arrested Friday and charged with multiple accounts of sexual abuse of a minor. Selinger has reportedly taught in a number of Chabad schools in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. Above: Rabbi Gershon Selinger Please click to...

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...

March 1, 2015: See Some Small Evil, Cover Up Other Larger Evil, Protect Chabad
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Australia's Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence attributes the evil we saw from a series of Chabad rabbis testifying before Australia's Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse at Chabad institutions to lack of training and tries to make it appear as...

February 27, 2015: Borough Park Haredi Man Busted For Attempted Luring, Related Charges, In Teen Penis Enlargement Ploy
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A haredi man from Borough Park, Brooklyn has been arrested and charged with attempted luring of teenage boys, acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17 and disseminating indecent material to a minor. Borough Park Haredi Man Busted...

February 27, 2015: An Open Letter To The Victims Of Child Sex Abuse And The Community From Chabad's Yeshivah Centre In Melbourne
Comments: 39 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
What follows is an open letter sent today not long before Shabbat to victims of child sex abuse and to the Chabad Yeshivah Centre community from Yeshivah Centre leadership. The letter is in response to the shocking and awful testimony...

February 26, 2015: Does New Video Show Haredi Policy Change On Child Sex Abuse Reporting? Probably Not
Comments: 62 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Unidentified man 2: A child of 11 years old – a disgusting person sexually abused him. The person [i.e., the alleged victim] wants to know if he can go to the police or not? Kanievsky: "Presumably yes - he will...

February 25, 2015: More Resignations Of Chabad Leaders Over Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 59 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Two more top Australian Chabad leaders have resigned due to their roles in the massive child sex abuse scandal that has shaken the Australian Jewish community – and, indeed Australai itself – to its core. In a story dated 2-26-2015,...

February 24, 2015: Agudath Israel Of America Says Still Must Ask Rabbis Before Reporting Most Cases Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Top Agudath Israel of America staffers say they don't know if Agudah's top rabbis know about the Australian Chabad child sex abuse scandal and the haredi umbrella organization's policy, which is illegal, remains the same: almost every case of child...

February 24, 2015: Trial Of Accused Child Sex Abuser Todros Grynhaus Begins
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Todros Grynhaus, 50, who has taught in Jewish schools, is accused of exposing himself to one alleged victim he was ‘obsessed’ with, treating her as a ‘plaything’ and taking her to a hotel where he abused her in a jacuzzi....

February 24, 2015: Disgraced Chabad Rabbi Yosef "Yossi" Feldman Explains No-Sex Sex Tape
Comments: 62 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"It bothers me that it seems from some of your responses lately that you now don't believe in keeping Shabbos. I hope you still consciously believe in Hashem and the Torah. It's certainly a service for the community to expose...

February 24, 2015: Haredi-Cofounded Nonprofit Organization That Helped Child Molester’s Family Make Aliya Wins Jerusalem Prize
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
This year’s Jerusalem Prize for Aliyah and Absorption was awarded to the cofounders of Nefesh B’Nefesh today – despite the fact that Nefesh B’Nefesh helped the family of a child molester who fled justice move to Israel to join him...

February 24, 2015: Shamed Before Royal Commission, Senior Chabad Rabbi Resigns From Yet Another Communal Position
Comments: 28 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Chabad Rabbi Yosef Feldman has stepped down from his role as the interim rav ha-machshir (kosher food supervising authority) for the prominent Sydney-based kosher caterer Amaze in Taste. But Feldman still holds the position as top rabbi of a synagogue,...

February 23, 2015: Chabad Child Rapist David Cyprys Charged With Five Counts For Alleged Jailhouse Rape Of Teen
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Top Chabad rabbis protected him for almost 30 years as he raped and molested his way though the children in Chabad's care. But Now convicted child rapist Samuel David Cyprys is facing five more criminal charges stemming from his alleged...

February 23, 2015: New Charges Against Chabad Pedophile David Cyprys?
Comments: 45 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Samuel David Cyprys, Melbourne, Australia's most notorious child rapist who is currently serving time in prison of child rape and abuse charges, is due in court next month – perhaps for the alleged rape of an 18-year-old prisoner. Cyprys was...

February 23, 2015: David Cyprys Raped Child At Knife-Point In Chabad School, Victim's Rabbi-Father Says
Comments: 48 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The brutality of convicted pedophile Samuel David Cyprys on display once again. For the first time ever, Rabbi Laibl Wolf publicly states that Cyprys held a knife to the throat of his son Yaakov while threatening him and sexually assaulting...

February 22, 2015: Journalist Who Leaked Damning Texts From Chabad Rabbi Reportedly Forced Out Of Job At Australian Jewish Newspaper
Comments: 63 | 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 21, 2015: After Massive Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Can Chabad Really Change For The Better? Many Members Of The Australian Orthodox Community Don't Think It Can
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Can Chabad leadership really change its ways? That is the question that troubles many people now. "They need to be more consultative with other rabbis, lay leaders and women," Rabbi Kennard, principal at Burwood's Mt Scopus Memorial College, told Fairfax...

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