2,427 posts categorized "MO & Chardal"

May 26, 2015: Boycott Israel’s Chief Rabbis, Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbinic Leader Tells US Jews
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Rabbi David Stav, head of the moderate Zionist Orthodox Tzohar rabbinical association, called on American Jews today to boycott Israel's official state Chief Rabbis and the country’s official state Chief Rabbinate – both of which are haredi controlled – if...

May 25, 2015: Revenge: Haredi Chief Rabbis Move To Strip Job Of Modern Orthodox Rabbi Who Supports Conversion Liberalization
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The haredi-controlled Council of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate decided not to automatically renew the tenure of the Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Modern Orthodox Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the Jerusalem Post reported. The move brought immediate and vociferous opposition from a wide swath...

May 21, 2015: Why Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel's Victims Are Justified In Suing The RCA
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Like many of Freundel’s conversion candidates, she was asked to do hours of unpaid administrative work in his home office until late in the evening. She spent hours taking dictation from him, including of his personal emails, even writing his...

May 20, 2015: Tzohar Reluctantly Gives Into Heavy Pressure, Allows Non-Orthodox Rabbis To Teach At Shavuot Event
Comments: 20 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The Tzavta theater in Tel Aviv and the moderate Zionist Orthodox Tzohar rabbinical association announced yesterday that Conservative and Reform rabbis will, after all, be part of their planned all-night Shavuot study at the theater. Above: The head of Tzohar...

May 19, 2015: Many Sickened At Elegant ‘Halakhic’ Dinner Led By Rabbi Meir Soloveichik That Served Locusts, Duck Foie Gras, Veal Hearts And Other ‘Delicacies’
Comments: 73 | Categories: Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal , Religion , Sefardim
The menu reportedly consisted of a salad of mixed greens topped with etrog dressing; crispy shallot-topped veal intestines stuffed with veal heart, chicken gizzards, duck liver and kidneys; truffle oil-drizzled poached brains with garbanzo beans, white pickled garlic and lemon;...

May 19, 2015: Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel To Appeal
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Barry Freundel's attorney, Jeffrey Harris, claimed the 6-1/2-year sentence is “illegal" and said Freundel would appeal if the sentencing judge does not correct it. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel Originally published at 11:30 pm CDT 5-18-2015 Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry...

May 17, 2015: Jews And Palestinians Violently Riot In Old City
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Jews and Palestinians fought at Damascus Gate in the Arab Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City today as Zionist Orthodox right-wing Jews waving Israeli flags marched in honor of Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). Meanwhile, haredi children stoned firefighters in another Jerusalem...

May 17, 2015: Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbinic Group Invites Head Of Israel’s Non-Orthodox Masorati Movement To Speak At Shavuot Event
Comments: 5 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The moderate Zionist Orthodox Tzohar rabbinic organization vetoed participation of Reform and Conservative rabbis in the all-night Shavuot study session to be held next Saturday at the Tzavta Tel Aviv Theater, but at the same time, it invited the head...

May 15, 2015: The Terrible Impact Of Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Mikvah Voyeurism In The Words Of One Of His Victims
Comments: 119 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“To me, the practice dunk was a true immersion to cleanse myself of 25 years of not doing mitzvos, of touching a dead body, of my sexual exploits in my early 20s. Now I am 30 and have to reevaluate...

May 15, 2015: Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Sentenced To 6 1/2 Years In Prison
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
45 days for each count. 6 1/2 years in prison. 45 days for each count. 6 1/2 years in prison. Is now in custody. I'll update when more information is available. Related Posts: All Rabbi Barry Freundel Mikvah Peeping Posts.

May 15, 2015: Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbis To Launch Own Conversion Court System To Compete With State-Backed Haredim
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Rabbi Haim Amsellem, a former Shas Party Member of Knesset who rebelled against party leadership over several things, including its unnecessarily strict approach to conversion to Judaism praised Tzohar’s move and called the establishment of a Tzhoar conversion court a...

May 15, 2015: Chabad, Right-Wing Zionist Orthodox Organizations Using Jewish Identity Education Seminars For IDF Offices To Proselytize And Push Political Views
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal , Outreach , Religion
Most of the IDF’s weekend Jewish identity education programs for commanders are run by Orthodox Jewish organizations like Chabad and the right-wing Ir David (City of David) nonprofit, both of which push political and religious views on participants and even...

May 14, 2015: Cost Of Netanyahu’s Deals With Coalition Partners More Than The Entire Cost Of Coalition Deals For The Last Three Governments Combined
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Much of the money doled out by Netanyahu this month goes to haredim to fund haredi yeshivas, housing and other social programs while at the same time the coalition agreements Netanyahu signed with haredi parties allow haredim to dodge the...

May 13, 2015: Modern Orthodox Developer's Outlandish Lawsuits Causing Local Town Officials To Quit Government
Comments: 14 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
“[Town boards members] are quitting on us in droves. We have pretty much lost half of our boards over the last year — the planning board, town board, zoning board and ethics board — and we are having trouble filling...

May 13, 2015: Report: Statements In Defense Of Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Taken Without Permission From Social Media, Ripped Out Of Context By Freundel
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
In Rabbi Barry Freundel's own sentencing memo, several women are named by the defense and are quoted expressing sympathy for Freundel and even calling for leniency in Freundel's. Most of these remarks, it turns out, were reportedly taken without permission...

May 11, 2015: Give Peeping Tom Rabbi Community Service Only, Attorney Tells Court
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Jeffrey Harris, the attorney for mikvah voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel asked a DC judge to sentence Freundel – who pleaded guilty to secretly video-recording 52 naked women preparing to immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) adjoining his Georgetown Modern Orthodox...

May 11, 2015: Rabbi David Cohen Sentenced To One Year In Jail – Kind Of – And $650,000 In Restitution In Met Council Fraud
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
Haredi Rabbi David Cohen, former executive director of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), has been sentenced to one year in jail. He also paid $650,000 in restitution to Met Council. Cohen, together with former Met Council CEO...

May 10, 2015: In Last Act As Religious Services Minister, Naftali Bennett Orders State To Pay Salaries Of Hundreds Of Additional Orthodox And Haredi Rabbis
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Only moments before leaving his position as the Minister of Religious Services last week, Naftali Bennett of the right-wing Zionist Orthodox HaBayit HaYehudi Party instituted new regulations that will see hundreds of additional Orthodox and haredi rabbis – but no...

May 9, 2015: Prosecutors Have Videotapes Of Married Former Top Modern Orthodox Rabbi Having Sex With Several Women
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
…In a 25-page memo, prosecutors attacked Freundel’s credibility as a religious leader and said he lived a “double life.” Prosecutors said they found videos of the rabbi, who is married, having sex with several women.…" Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel In...

May 8, 2015: Prosecutors Want A 17-Year Prison Sentence For Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
“If Mr. Freundel is given a lenient sentence despite the overwhelming amount of evidence presented here it sends the message to Jewish victims of other sex crimes that it’s not worth coming forward in the future. It sends the message...

May 6, 2015: Prominent Rabbi Tells Jews To Flee City Of Tiberias Which He Claims Will Be Struck With A Major Calamity Caused By “Immodesty”
Comments: 47 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“Run away!…Whoever goes there is a sinner! He will not have peace in his household! The souls in the cemetery are being forced to witness this immodesty [of mixed-gender swimming and sunbathing]! They [the souls of the people buried in...

May 4, 2015: Warning: Anti-Porn Activist Who Is An Unlicensed Therapist Allegedly Preys On Orthodox Women And Girls
Comments: 39 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"There is an individual loose in our community who presents himself as both a therapist and an activist fighting against the dangers of internet pornography addiction. He gives public lectures and speeches in various venues presenting himself as an expert...

April 28, 2015: Sheldon Silver Trial Date Set; Claims Feds Withheld Evidence
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and his lawyers are accusing federal prosecutors of withholding key – but unspecified – evidence. Above: Sheldon Silver Sheldon Silver Trial Date Set; Claims Feds Withheld Evidence Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Former...

April 24, 2015: More Federal Criminal Charges Filed Against Embattled Modern Orthodox Politician
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Prosecutors from the Manhattan US Attorney's office brought new additional criminal charges against former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver yesterday. The new charges are related to earlier corruption charges filed by the government against Silver, a pillar of...

April 23, 2015: Criminal Allegedly Preying On Detroit Orthodox Community Prompts Rabbinic Warning – But Allegedly No Call To Police
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
Rabbi Doniel Neustadt of the Vaad HaRabbonim of Greater Detroit released a warning (posted below the page break) that is, I'm told, posted in Orthodox/haredi synagogues in the Detroit area, about a criminal who is defrauding members of the community....

April 22, 2015: YU Medical School Child Psychologist Busted For Trying To Have Sex With 14-Year-Old Girl
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Justin Miller, a 34-year-old child psychologist at Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, was arrested yesterday for allegedly attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex. YU Medical School Child Psychologist Busted For Trying To Have Sex With 14-Year-Old...

April 22, 2015: After Losing 2 Sons To Suicide, Orthodox Couple Tries To Raise Suicide Awareness And Prevention In The Orthodox Community, IDF
Comments: 22 | Categories: Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal , Religion
Gil and Esther Alexander lost two sons, both IDF soldiers, to suicide and have dedicated their lives to raising the issues of suicide awareness and prevention in the Orthodox community – and in the IDF itself. After Losing 2 Sons...

April 22, 2015: Rabbi Arthur Schneier To Be Knighted By Pope
Comments: 8 | Categories: MO & Chardal
Pope Francis has announced that he will knight Rabbi Arthur Schneier, the founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and the senior rabbi of Manhattan’s Park East Synagogue. Above: Rabbi Arthur Schneier Rabbi Arthur Schneier To Be Knighted By Pope...

April 22, 2015: Near-Riot In Beit Shemesh Between Haredim And Opponents Over Memorial Day Ceremony
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
A public Yom Hazikoron (Memorial Day) ceremony today in Beit Shemesh was disrupted by haredim, leading to violence. Near-Riot In Beit Shemesh Between Haredim And Opponents Over Memorial Day Ceremony Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A public Yom Hazikoron (Memorial Day)...

April 21, 2015: Gruesomely Murdered Arab Boy Added To Official Israeli State Memorial Plaque For Victims Of Terror
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Sefardim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the 16-year-old East Jerusalem Arab boy gruesomely murdered last summer by right-wing terrorists from an extended Sefardi haredi family, has had his name added to the list of names on the official Israeli government memorial plaque memorializing...

April 20, 2015: Parents Of Alleged Yeshiva University High School Child Sex Abuse Victim To Sue YU For Deceptive Advertising
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
In what their lawyer calls a first-of-its-kind move in the state, Israel and Chaya Gutman are set to file a lawsuit Monday claiming that [Yeshiva University’s] embattled Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy in Manhattan is guilty of deceptive advertising by touting...

April 20, 2015: Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein
Comments: 10 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal
Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein, a son-in-law of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveichik and the preeminent rabbi in Modern Orthodoxy today, has passed away at age 81. Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein, a son-in-law of Rabbi...

April 18, 2015: Does Israel Really Have Religious Freedom? Increasingly, Observers Doubt It Does
Comments: 51 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The largely secular and affluent Israeli city of Ra’anana abruptly canceled a Jehovah’s Witnesses event scheduled for Saturday, claiming it was concerned that the Christian group’s event would “hurt the feelings of the public.” Does Israel Really Have Religious Freedom?...

April 17, 2015: “Effeminate” Liberals Sexually Attracted To “Masculine Strength And Brutality” Of Radical Islamic Fundamentalism, Orthodox Rabbi Claims
Comments: 32 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Bizarre , MO & Chardal , Religion
Politically right-wing Orthodox Rabbi Daniel Lapin, the mentor of people like right-wing talk radio host Michael Medved, says liberals’ supposed attraction to radical Islam has a “sexual dimension” caused by the left's supposed femininity. Above: Rabbi Daniel Lapin “Effeminate” Liberals...

April 15, 2015: Sheldon Silver's Daughter Not A Registered CPA
Comments: 60 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Michelle Trebitsch – who is reportedly likely to arrested for her role in a Ponzi scheme allegedly run by her husband, Rabbi Marcello "Yair" Trebitsch – is not a registered CPA in New York State, and that might mean that...

April 15, 2015: Sheldon Silver’s Daughter Likely To Be Indicted In Fraud Case, Law Enforcement Source Reportedly Says
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 37-year-old daughter, Michelle Trebitsch, will likely be criminally charged in the $7 million Ponzi scheme her husband, Rabbi Marcello “Yair” Trebitsch, allegedly ran, a law enforcement source says. Above: Sheldon Silver, left;...

April 14, 2015: Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm, Others Sued Over Alleged Racketeering
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
In a federal lawsuit filed today, two Hudson Valley communities argue that Shalom Lamm, a real estate developer seeking to take control of local government for his personal benefit, has engaged in racketeering activity consisting of repeated instances of deception,...

April 14, 2015: Video: Watch Alleged Ponzi Schemer Rabbi Marcello “Yair” Trebitsch Teach Talmud
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Indicted former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's rabbi-son-in-law Marcello “Yair” Trebitsch teaches Talmud. Trebitsch was arrested yesterday in a $7 million Ponzi scheme. From TorahAnytime.com: Here's a screenshot. Please click to enlarge: Related Posts: Sheldon Silver’s Son-In-Law Busted...

April 13, 2015: Sheldon Silver’s Son-In-Law Busted By FBI In Alleged $7 Million Ponzi Scheme
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Marcello “Yair” Trebitsch, a 37-year-old son-in-law of indicted Orthodox former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was arrested by the FBI today on charges that he ran a $7 million Ponzi scheme. Sheldon Silver’s Son-In-Law Busted By FBI In...

April 13, 2015: Should Agunahs Walk Away From Orthodoxy? Here's Why They Should – And Why You Probably Should, Too
Comments: 57 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Rants / Editorials , Religion , Women & Judaism
“Asking [an agunah] to give up her religion is asking her to accept her abuse and have it extend through all aspects of her life and her sense of self. It’s pointing the finger in the direction of the victim...

April 12, 2015: "Secret" Orthodox Sect Allegedly A Cult Exploiting Female Recruits
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
The young women were recruited to study at the sect’s seminary for women by the seminary’s rabbi and his wife but are instead allegedly sent out to work and are required to turn over their pay to the rabbi and...

April 8, 2015: Over-Broad Subpoenas Issued By Slippery Modern Orthodox Developer’s Supporters Blocked By Federal Judge
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s supporters wanted to go fishing for “anti-Semitic” and “anti-hasidic” private correspondence between opponents of Lamm’s controversial – and some say, illegal – Chestnut Ridge development in the tiny 420-person village of Bloomingburg, New York in...

April 7, 2015: Modern Orthodox Rabbi Wants To Hold Holocaust Memorial…In Ramallah
Comments: 14 | Categories: MO & Chardal
Rabbi Marc Schneier, the President of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and a prominent Modern Orthodox rabbi in New York City and the Hamptons, wants to hold a Holocaust memorial ceremony next year in the Palestinian Authority capital of Ramallah...

April 7, 2015: Creeping Closer Toward Fascism, Israeli Political Party Wants To Override And Neuter High Court, Appoint Judges Based On Religious Affiliation And Political Views
Comments: 27 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
HaBayit HaYehudi representatives are reportedly demanding the new government agree to pass for legislation to curb the power of Israel’s High Court of Justice, which serves as the only check against the otherwise unrestrained power of the Knesset’s majority. Above:...

April 6, 2015: Report: Netanyahu And Likud Have Promised Haredim They Will Kill Conversion Reform If Haredi Parties Join His Government Or Support It
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Sources in the haredi Shas and United Torah Judaism political parties say they have reached an agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party to rescind the recent reforms made in the official state conversion-to-Judaism process. Likud has apparently promised...

April 3, 2015: $11,000 Per Person Luxe Orthodox Passover Retreat Calls Everything The Holiday Is Supposed To Mean Into Question
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion
For $11,000 per head, the St. Regis’ “Prime Passover Experience” promises Viennese dessert tables, open bar until 1 a.m., and hobnobbing with reality stars. (Last year they offered a kosher lunch with the Kardashians, and former Chief Rabbi of England...

April 1, 2015: Did Modern Orthodox Man Who Stole Millions From The Jewish Poor And Homeless Get Kid Glove Treatment From NY State's AG?
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
William E. Rapfogel stole at least $9 million from poor and homeless Jews, and destroyed the New York City Jewish Community's anti-poverty arm in the process. But did New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman give Rapfogel a much better...

April 1, 2015: Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi’s Wife Speaks Out About Sex Abuse, Trauma And PTSD; We May Never Understand Why Bad Things Happen, Sharon Freundel Said, But God Is With Us
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Sharon Freundel quoted Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik as saying that marriage can be a place we can go at times of trauma and loneliness “when we believe nobody ‘gets’ us.…the ultimate answer is to turn to the One above [i.e.,...

April 1, 2015: Obama Is "Existentially" Endangering Israel, Leading Modern Orthodox Rabbi Says, But He Isn't Haman
Comments: 18 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
According to Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, his previous remarks linking US President Barack Obama with Haman, the biblical archenemy of the Jews from the Purim story, were misunderstood. Obama isn't Haman, Riskin now says. Above: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin The JTA reports...

March 31, 2015: The Complete List Of Jewish Communal Leaders Who Asked AG For Leniency For Man Who Stole Millions From Poor Jews
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal
Here's the complete list of all the Jewish community leaders who wrote to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asking for leniency for William E. Rapfogel, the Modern Orthodox former head of the the New York City Jewish community's...

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