2,325 posts categorized "MO & Chardal"

January 27, 2015: Sheldon Silver's Fall Happened Only So That We Haredim Turn To God For Our Needs, Haredi Letter-Writer Says
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
"…One of the most powerful people in New York State, a Shomer Shabbos Jew is losing his place of power and fame. The reason? So that we can turn to Hashem. For the last twenty years, since Sheldon Silver had...

January 27, 2015: Orthodox State Assembly Speaker Forced Out Due To Federal Corruption Charges
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Sheldon "Shelly" Silver, an Orthodox Jew who is the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, has been forced out as speaker effective next week due to federal corruption charges filed against him. Silver allegedly took millions of dollars...

January 26, 2015: Yesh Atid Woos Moderate Orthodox Voters, Launches a Moderate Orthodox Faction, Will No Longer Push For Allowing Public Transportation On Shabbat
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Yesh Atid hopes to be able to draw disaffected voters who previously supported the National Religious Party, which morphed into the increasingly right-wing Zionist Orthodox HaBayit HaYehudi Party headed by Economy, Diaspora and Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett. Above: Yair...

January 26, 2015: New York City's Least Eligible Bachelor Is A Modern Orthodox Jew
Comments: 22 | Categories: MO & Chardal
Imagine opening your inbox to find a video of a hairy British man — wearing nothing more than a hat and a Union Jack to cover the family jewels — asking you on a date. For some other guy. A...

January 25, 2015: Sheldon Silver, Out On Bail, Treated Like A Hero By His Orthodox Synagogue
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver may have been arrested by the FBI Thursday and charged with taking at least $4 million in kickbacks and bribes, but he’s still a hero to his Lower East Side Orthodox community. Above:...

January 23, 2015: Mob Of Orthodox Jews Attack, Beat Druze IDF Veteran In Random Act Of Racist Violence
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Xenophobia
"Blood ran down all over me – my head, my ears and on my shirt. I have no idea who they are. They just saw me speaking Arabic and I have no idea why they chose to harass me specifically."...

January 23, 2015: As Measles Outbreak Worsens In California, A Look At Jewish Schools' Immunization Rates Reveals Many Flaws
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
At the Ramaz School, a modern Orthodox day school in Manhattan, principal Rabbi Haskel Lookstein issued a ruling that vaccinations are considered “p’kuach nefesh,” a Jewish legal standard under which religious requirements are suspended to protect human life. “It’s a...

January 22, 2015: Metropolitan Council On Jewish Poverty To Go Out Of Business
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
Met Council officials reportedly met with other Jewish nonprofit leaders about the closure today – the same day the met Council’s chief legislative patron, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was arrested by the FBI for allegedly taking millions...

January 22, 2015: Video: The Most Dangerous Thing For Religion Is Its Involvement In Politics, Rabbi Says
Comments: 18 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Religion
"The most dangerous thing for religion is when it's married to political power. When it's an instrument of political power then it betrays its own message." Above: Rabbi David Rosen At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Orthodox Rabbi...

January 22, 2015: The Criminal Complaint Against Sheldon "Shelly" Silver
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
The complete federal criminal complaint against the powerful New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon "Shelly" Silver, an Orthodox Jew, for public corruption. Above: Sheldon Silver Here is the entire complaint as a PDF file. Please right click to read in...

January 22, 2015: Sheldon Silver Arrested
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Sheldon Silver, a 70-year-old Orthodox Jew and the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, was reportedly arrested this morning by federal authorities on public corruption charges. Silver turned himself in at 8:00 am at 26 Federal Plaza in...

January 21, 2015: Report: Sheldon Silver To Be Arrested On Corruption Charges
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, an Orthodox Jew who is the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with knowledge of the matter said, in a case that is likely...

January 19, 2015: Game Change: First Orthodox Female Halakhic Decisor Appointed In Israel
Comments: 27 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The moderate West Bank settlement of Efrat has appointed a woman to serve as a religious leader – the first ever appointed in Israel. Above: Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld Game Change: First Orthodox Female Halakhic Decisor Appointed In Israel Shmarya Rosenberg...

January 18, 2015: Orthodox Knesset Member Joins Largely Secular Yesh Atid Party
Comments: 1 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Member of Knesset Elazar Stern has left former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni’s centrist Hatnuah Party to join Yair Lapid’s centrist and largely secular Yesh Atid Party. Above: Brigadier General (Ret.) MK Elazar Stern Orthodox Knesset Member Joins Largely Secular Yesh...

January 17, 2015: Associate Of Shalom Lamm Allegedly Physically Attacks Lamm Opponent
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Shalom Lamm’s former front man Duane Roe Jr. is in trouble with the law after attacking an opponent of Lamm's controversial high-density hasidic townhouse development in tiny Bloomingburg, New York. Associate Of Shalom Lamm Allegedly Physically Attacks Lamm Opponent Shmarya...

January 16, 2015: Trial Of Accused Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Delayed For Second Time
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Prosecutors said they need additional time to investigate the case and asked that a new hearing date be set for February 16. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel Trial Of Accused Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Delayed For Second Time Shmarya Rosenberg...

January 15, 2015: Racist Rabbi Praises Racist Organization, Justifies Arson Of Jewish-Arab School In Article Published On Chabad’s Israel Website
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“Not only is the mall crawling with Arabs luring poor daughters of Israel into their nets, not ceasing by day or night, but the entire main street of Kiryat Haim, Ya’alon’s birthplace, is full of decorated spruce trees. Cafes and...

January 14, 2015: Should French Jews leave France?
Comments: 11 | Categories: Antisemitism , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
"…French Jews often talk about aliyah as a potential necessity, but never as something easy.…How could you not leave, when your child might not make it back from school, on a continent that knows the dangers of obscurantism all too...

January 13, 2015: Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm Allegedly Ignores Village Engineer’s Warnings, Causing Sewage System To Fail
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Shalom Lamm's response to all the complaints against him and the development has been a constant. He has repeatedly accused critics of being anti-Semitic – even though some of the most prominent critics are non-Orthodox Jews - and claimed the...

January 11, 2015: Israeli Newspaper Gets Waves Of Death Threats Over Cartoon – Threats That Came From Israel’s Jewish Right-Wing, Not From Radical Islam
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
“We must do what the terrorists did to them in France, but at Haaretz." "Why is there no terror attack at Haaretz?” “Let the terrorists eliminate them." “With God’s help, the journalists at Haaretz will be murdered just like in...

January 8, 2015: Another Modern Orthodox Doctor Misleads About Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice
Comments: 30 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
Dr. Aaron Glatt does not want you to know the truth about the dangers of metzitzah b'peh (MBP), the direct mouth-to-bleeding penis sucking done by haredi mohels after cutting off the baby's foreskin. Above: Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt The Forward...

January 8, 2015: Zionists Discriminating Against Us, Top Haredi Pol Tells Prime Minister
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“The implication is that in every community in which a national-religious and a haredi rabbi apply for a job, the national-religious rabbi will be chosen and haredi rabbis will be wiped out, there won’t be haredi rabbis any more in...

January 7, 2015: Lawsuit Against Westhampton Eruv Fails Again
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
A six-year legal battle over the Westhampton, New York eruv – a fiction in Jewish law which allows a thin wire strung around an area to be deemed a fence or wall that encloses that area, thereby allowing Orthodox Jews...

January 7, 2015: Video: Prominent Orthodox Contractor Accused Of Fraud
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
The home of Adam Gardin, the owner of GarCon Building Group in Toronto and an Orthodox Jew, is being picketed by homeowners and subcontractors who allege Gardin defrauded them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even though some have...

January 6, 2015: Transgender Woman Denied Entrance To Kotel
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Kay Long went to the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem’s Old City to day to place a prayer note in the Wall. But when she got there, an Orthodox female guard at the women’s entrance reportedly refused to let her...

January 4, 2015: Inside Lehava – The Right-Wing Racist Neo-Kahanist Israeli Anti-"Racemixing" Organization
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
"The cancer we spoke about in the beginning has offshoots in the Knesset of Israel too," he says. "Thirty years ago, Rabbi Kahane stood up in the Knesset and took out a hangman's noose for traitors, a noose for the...

January 3, 2015: Modern Orthodox Developer Sues Town, 2 Residents, Over Mikvah Refusal
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Town Supervisor Bill Hermann said he doesn’t understand why the lawsuit names the two neighbors when all they did is follow the normal appeals process. Lamm is just suing people who oppose him or his projects and labeling them “anti-Semitic,”...

December 31, 2014: Did Sheldon Silver Help A Notorious Slumlord Because His Rabbi Asked Him To?
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
The small law firm that made significant financial payments to Modern Orthodox New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon "Shelly" Silver – payments which Silver reportedly failed to disclose and which are the focus of an ongoing FBI and US Attorney’s...

December 31, 2014: Jewish Settlers Allegedly Throw Firebomb Inside Occupied Palestinian House In New Hate Crime Attack
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Two masked men broke the home's window at about 4:00 am and threw the firebomb inside into the living room while 10 people were sleeping inside house. The word "revenge" was also painted on the side of the house. Above:...

December 29, 2014: NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Reportedly Under Federal Investigation
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Sheldon "Shelly" Silver, the powerful Modern Orthodox New York State Assembly Speaker, is reportedly under federal investigation for taking money from a local real estate tax law firm, not declaring the payments, and then using his influence in the assembly...

December 28, 2014: When Public Funds Become Pocket Change For Israeli Politicians, Bad Things Often Happen
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
The Knesset's Finance Committee is the state's biggest conversion system. The state budget is handed over to the committee like a newborn baby and undergoes a proper conversion process there. When the committee is headed by an ultra-Orthodox Knesset member,...

December 28, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm Hails "Victory" In Bloomingburg, Hasidic "Shtetl" Moves Forward, Hasidim To Take Over Tiny Village Unless State Or Feds Step In
Comments: 35 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
On Zev Brenner's radio show, Shalom Lamm gave a history of his Bloomingburg development known to most of the haredi would as the Satmar shtetl of Kiryas Yatev Lev – a history that appears to be almost completely unsupported by...

December 27, 2014: Only 49% Of Right Wing Zionist Orthodox Voters Are Actually Zionist Orthodox, 11% Are Actually Haredi, New Study Finds
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
22% percent of Israeli Jews identify with Zionist Orthodoxy politically even though one third of those Israeli Jews are not even Orthodox. Above: Naftali Bennett Only 49% Of Right Wing Zionist Orthodox Voters Are Actually Zionist Orthodox, 11% Are Actually...

December 26, 2014: Police Drop Case Against Alleged Hate Crime Monastery Arsonist
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Moshe Auerbach will not be prosecuted for the price tag hate crime arson of the Latrun Monastery. Above: Jesus is a monkey painted on the monastery wall Police Drop Case Against Alleged Hate Crime Monastery Arsonist Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

December 26, 2014: Top YU Rabbi Endorses Dangerous, Discredited Therapy, Allegedly Refuses To Meet With Therapy Opponents
Comments: 64 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Yeshiva University's Rabbi Mordechai Willig is by many accounts unsuited to be either a rabbi or a teacher. Here is another example of why that is. Above: Rabbi Mordechai Willig Yeshiva University's Rabbi Mordechai Willig played a major role in...

December 25, 2014: Top Zionist Orthodox IDF Officer Escapes Punishment For Allegedly Covering Up Sex Abuse, Violating IDF Rules
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
The IDF’s advocate general closed the case against Givati commander Colonel Ofer Winter, perhaps the most well-known Zionist Orthodox soldier in the IDF. Winter allegedly failed to report alleged sexual harassment of male and female soldiers by one of his...

December 23, 2014: 2 West Bank Settlers Get Unprecedented 30-Month Sentence For Price Tag Hate Crimes
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
The sentence is reportedly the longest ever handed down for a price tag hate crime. In fact, until the US began publicly chiding Israel over anti-Arab, anti-Christian and anti-Muslim hate crimes earlier this year, the vast majority of perpetrators of...

December 23, 2014: British Jewish Pro-Shechita Organization Misrepresents Kosher, Ritual Slaughter
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Shechita UK again publishes false and misleading information about Jewish ritual slaughter and kosher food in general. The chairman of Shechita UK writes in the London Telegraph: SIR – Jews have always labelled food (“Shoppers will be told how their...

December 21, 2014: Bloomingburg Votes Against Dissolution Paving Way For Satmar Takeover Of Tiny Village
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Bloomingburg will not dissolve – but it will likely be taken over by Satmar hasidim and renamed Kiryas Yated Lev. Bloomingburg Votes Against Dissolution Paving Way For Satmar Takeover Of Tiny Village Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Bloomingburg will not dissolve...

December 21, 2014: Six More Racist Group’s Members Arrested
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Israel Police arrested eight more members of the radical right-wing racist neo-Kahanist Lehava organization today for allegedly inciting racist violence, Ynet reported, but then released four of them shortly afterward. Above: Bentzion "Bentzi" Gopstein Six More Racist Group’s Members Arrested...

December 19, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Grade School Holds Gender Segregated Hanukkah Celebrations, Bans Fathers From Attending Little Daughters’ Event
Comments: 13 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
“My girl is only in the first grade, where's the girls' singing [kol isha]? I do not understand. It's extreme, and we are a state religious school, not something else.…Even in terms of Jewish law restricting women's singing in front...

December 18, 2014: Rabbinical Council Of America Sued Over Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Alleged Mikvah-Peeping
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The lawsuit against alleged mikvah voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel, which is seeking class action status, has been expanded to include the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA). Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel Rabbinical Council Of America Sued Over Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Alleged...

December 18, 2014: Israel's High Court Allows State Haredi-Controlled Rabbinical Court To Annul Conversion, Ruling Could Spark New Conversion Crisis
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israel’s High Court of Justice has just ruled that a haredi-controlled state rabbinical court can retroactively annul conversions if the convert in question is believed to have deceived the court with regard to his or her commitment to keep halakha...

December 17, 2014: Head Of Right-Wing Racist Neo-Kahanist Group Remanded By Court
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein, the head of the right-wing racist neo-Kahanist group Lehava, arrested along with nine other Lehava members Tuesday on suspicion of incitement to racist violence, was remanded to custody by a Jerusalem judge. Above: Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein (sometimes...

December 17, 2014: Rabbi Doctor Who Visited Alan Gross In Cuba Says Gross Was Not Seriously Ill
Comments: 48 | Categories: MO & Chardal
Rabbi Elie Abadie visited Gross in Cuba two years ago in Cuba and examined him. And what he found was a healthy man – not a seriously ill, dying man stricken with all sorts of serious illnesses. In other words,...

December 16, 2014: Israel Police Raid Homes Of Racist Right-Wing Neo-Kahanist Group, Arrest 10
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israel Police raided the houses of 10 activists of the right-wing racist neo-Kahanist Lehava organization this morning, including the home of Lehava’s chairman, Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein, and arrested all 10 men. Above: Bentzion “Bentzi” Gopstein Israel Police Raid Homes Of...

December 14, 2014: Acting Through It’s Haredi Rabbinic Proxy, Government Refuses To Allow Women Of The Wall To Light Hanukkah Candles At Kotel
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
In another stunning and clear violation of a court order, the haredi rabbi of the Kotel (Western Wall) Shmuel Rabinowitz has forbidden Women of the Wall (WoW) from lighting Hanukkah candles at the holy site. Above: Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz (also...

December 14, 2014: YU Deal With Montefiore Over Med School Scuttled; Moody’s Gives YU Negative Rating
Comments: 5 | Categories: MO & Chardal
The potential transfer of Albert Einstein College of Medicine from Yeshiva University to Montefiore health care announced in May has stalled and has probably died, throwing the cash-strapped Yeshiva University deeper into financial crisis. Originally published at 11:19 pm CST...

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 12, 2014: Orthodox Judge Sued For Alleged Sexual Harassment Against Orthodox Secretary
Comments: 75 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
A 61-year-old Orthodox Jewish longtime Brooklyn judge allegedly sexually harassed his 57-year-old Orthodox Jewish secretary, and her employer, the court system, did nothing to stop it when she complained, a new lawsuit claims. Above: Judge David Schmidt Orthodox Judge Sued...

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