2,285 posts categorized "MO & Chardal"

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, 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: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, 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: 54 | 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, 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: 69 | Categories: Crime, 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...

December 12, 2014: Chief Rabbi Blocks Ordination Exam Reform At Last Minute As Candidates Forced To Wait Up To 2 Years For Exam Results
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
As wannabee rabbis wait up to two years to find out if they've passed an ordination exam, Israel's haredi Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi blocks reform. Above: Haredi Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau Chief Rabbi Blocks Ordination Exam Reform At...

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 11, 2014: Arsonists Who Burned Jewish-Arab Jerusalem School Members Of Right-Wing Haredi-Zionist Orthodox Racist Extremist Organization, Shin Bet Says
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The racist thugs who allegedly set a Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem on fire 12 days ago and smeared anti-Arab and pro-Kahane slogans on its walls have been identified by Israel’s Internal Security Service commonly known as the Shin Bet as...

December 9, 2014: Jewish West Bank Settlers Smash Windshields Of Arab Vehicles As Israeli Cops Look On And Do Nothing To Stop Them
Comments: 23 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
This unequal and blatantly discriminatory enforcement of the law is what the world sees, and it is through this lens, a lens of racist violence and thuggery of Israel’s own making, that Israel is most often viewed – judged. Two...

December 9, 2014: Haredim Skirt Law In Order To Make Getting Married More Difficult For Secular Israelis
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“Instead of welcoming the change in the law and making things easier for couples registering for marriage, the [haredi controlled chief] rabbinate [of Israel] is creating bureaucratic difficulties which have no justification administratively or in Jewish law.” And secular Israelis...

December 8, 2014: Class Action 'You're Not Kosher' Lawsuit Against Hebrew National Finally Over, Hebrew National Wins
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
The plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit against Hebrew National (ConAgra Foods) for allegedly selling less than "100% kosher" beef products has ended because the plaintiffs did not appeal the lower court's ruling against them. It took many, many months,...

December 8, 2014: Government Gives Haredi And Zionist Orthodox Schools Much More Money Per Student Than Secular Jewish Public Schools, Arab Public Schools
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Details on exactly how much money various school systems in Israel get from the Education Ministry were made public last week, and they show discrimination – in favor of haredi schools and Zionist Orthodox schools and against secular public schools...

December 7, 2014: Arrests – Apparently Of Jewish Extremists – Made In Arson Hate Crime Against Jewish-Arab School In Jerusalem
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal
The arson took place the night of December 29. Anti-Arab slogans – including “Death to Arabs,” "There's no coexisting with cancer," "Enough assimilation," and “Kahane was right” – were painted on the Max Rayne Hand-in-Hand School in Jerusalem and the...

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 7, 2014: Controversial Former IDF Chief Rabbi Accused Of Spying For Naftali Bennett To Run For Knesset
Comments: 1 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal
Rabbi Avichai Rontzki (sometimes spelled without the “t”) was forced out as the IDF’s chief rabbi in 2010 after repeatedly attempting force religion on secular soldiers. During the Gaza War last summer, Rontzki was accused of using his status as...

December 5, 2014: Zionist Orthodox University Admits Discriminating Against Non-Orthodox Students
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
Bar Ilan University, Israel’s Zionist Orthodox rough equivalent of New York’s Yeshiva University, has been accused of discriminating against non-Orthodox students in housing – and the university has essentially admitted that claim is true, but says that discrimination is justified....

December 4, 2014: Zionist Orthodox MK Says It’s Wrong To Rely Only On God, Israel Prize Winner Objects Because Children Will Hear
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
"A leader must have rational considerations…I want to say something to people who think God works for us…We try to put logic into God and assign roles to him, but God does not have the figure of a man, either...

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: 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 1, 2014: Will A Tiny New York State Village Be Dissolved? So Far, The Yes Votes Are Leading
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Voters supporting the dissolution of the tiny upstate New York Village of Bloomingburg, which would be folded into the adjoining into the Town of Mamakating if the vote is successful, have a 46-vote lead in the vote tally after the...

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...

November 30, 2014: How’s This For A Wedding Gift? In Israel, If You’re Jewish And Marry Outside The Auspices Of The Haredi-Controlled Chief Rabbinate, You Could Serve 2-Years In Prison
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israeli couples who marry in Israel without first registering their marriage with the haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate can be sentenced to uo two years in prison, and the rabbis who perform those illegal marriage ceremonies also face the same potential two-year...

November 30, 2014: Tel Aviv Orthodox Synagogue Hit With Apparent Hate Crime
Comments: 3 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
A Tel Aviv synagogue headed by a liberal Zionist Orthodox rabbi was hit with what appears to be an anti-Orthodox hate crime directly linked to the proposed Jewish State Bill that many legal experts, including Israel’s own attorney general, believe...

November 30, 2014: Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: Media "Liars;" I Never Called For Collective Punishment Of Arabs
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
In a bizarre radio interview, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky claims the media are "liars," that "the Geneva Convention doesn't apply anymore," that his call for collective punishment against Israeli Arabs and Palestinians was not collective punishment but instead prevention of terrorism,...

November 28, 2014: Synagogue Mandates Rabbi Steven Pruzansky Submit Writings To Editorial Board After Controversial Rabbi Called For Collective Punishment, Live Fire, Against Israeli Arabs
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“I probably have suffered sporadically over the years from lack of a resource that all other writers have — a good editor. As such, I have agreed (upon recommendation of the shul leadership) to form a panel of people that...

November 27, 2014: IDF Chief Rabbi Attacks Islam, Says Almost All Of Temple Mount Has No Holiness To Islam
Comments: 24 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier General Rafi Peretz wants Zionist Orthodox IDF soldiers to know that the almost all of the Temple Mount is not holy to Islam, that Islam’s view of the Temple Mount is made up, and that “ninety...

November 26, 2014: Knesset Bans Non-Orthodox Rabbis And Rabbinical Students From Praying In Knesset’s Synagogue, Which Is Reserved For Orthodox Use Only, Knesset Speaker Says
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“A lot of the students were very upset and shocked. You’d think that the Knesset would be a place of ingathering of the Jewish people, but actually we learned that it has boundaries that don’t include liberal Jews. Paradoxically, this...

November 26, 2014: OU Condemns Anti-Arab Racist Remarks, But Fails To Name Or Reprimand Prominent Modern Orthodox Rabbi Who Made Them
Comments: 15 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
"…[W]e cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli Arabs, or calls for the destruction or dismantling of Muslim holy places. Such rhetoric is anathema to the Jewish religious tradition...

November 24, 2014: Estate Of Eccentric Millionaire Guma Aguiar To Be Divided
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal
The estate of Guma Aguiar, the eccentric philanthropist connected primarily to Zionist Orthodox and Chabad causes, has been divided among his heirs by a Florida court in a compromise reportedly agreed to by all sides. Above: Guma Aguiar Estate Of...

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 24, 2014: Senior RCA Rabbi Calls To Expel Arabs From Israel
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism , Xenophobia
Rabbi Steven Pruzansky – the senior rabbi of Teaneck, New Jersey’s largest Modern Orthodox synagogue, Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, and senior member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) – has called for Israel to use collective punishment against Israeli Arabs...

November 23, 2014: Jewish State Bill Passes Cabinet, Despite Language That Is Likely Illegal
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Refugees
"The bill submitted today to the government puts a Jewish state before democracy. Ben-Gurion would not approve this bill. Begin and Jabotinsky would not approve it. It is an anti-democratic bill." Above: Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu Jewish State Bill Passes...

November 23, 2014: Arab House Set On Fire In Alleged Jewish Settler Hate Crime
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Religion
According to Palestinians from the village of Khirbat Abu Falah, Jewish settlers pounded on the doors of a house in the village overnight. When no one answered, they painted “Death to Arabs,” ”Vengance" and other anti-Arab slogans on the house,...

November 20, 2014: List Of All Voters Disqualified In Bloomingburg's Recent Dissolution Referendum Appears To Show Shalom Lamm Registered To Vote In Two Different NY Counties
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Satmar hasidim are trying to take over the tiny 420-person New York State Village of Bloomingburg which until a few months ago had no known hasidic residents at all. The list is divided between those now-disqualified voters who tried to...

November 19, 2014: New “International Beit Din” Hopes To End Agunah Crisis One Case And One Loophole At A Time
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
“There is no more relationship — they have gone their separate ways. The husband doesn’t want to give the get unless he gets money. It’s not true that he doesn’t want to give a divorce, but he wants money. Deep...

November 18, 2014: 11-18-2014 Terror Victims
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
The names of the four rabbis murdered by Palestinian terrorists from East Jerusalem as they were praying in a synagogue in a residential neighborhood of Jerusalem at about 7:00 am this morning. Updated at 10:27 am CST 11-18-2014 Terror Victims...

November 17, 2014: Modern Orthodox Author Loses Another Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Comments: 5 | Categories: Books , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Modern Orthodox author Naomi Ragen has lost yet another copyright infringement lawsuit brought against her by a haredi writer. Above: Naomi Ragen Modern Orthodox Author Loses Another Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Modern Orthodox author Naomi Ragen has...

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: Georgia Branch Of Kiruv Organization Targets High School Students Without Telling Students Or Parents Of Its Tie To The Orthodoxy
Comments: 15 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Outreach
The Jewish Student Union is a kiruv (intra-Jewish-community missionary outreach) organization that targets high school students. In Georgia, its chapters fail to tell parents and students that it is part of NCSY – the Orthodox Union's missionary outreach (kiruv) youth...

November 16, 2014: Ministerial Law Committee Votes Down Bill That Would Have Lengthened Time Zionist Orthodox Yeshiva Students Serve On Active IDF Duty
Comments: 4 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Israel’s Ministerial Law Committee voted down a bill that would have extended the active duty military service time of Zionist Orthodox soldiers who serve as part of the Hesder yeshiva program from 17 months to 24 months. Secular male soldiers...

November 14, 2014: 92% Of West Bank Anti-Palestinian Hate Crimes Unsolved, Only 2% Of Cases Lead To Indictments
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Police investigations into alleged hate crimes against West Bank Palestinians, many of them so-called price tag attacks committed by right-wing Jewish settlers, are almost always closed by police without catching the perpetrators, Yesh Din, an Israeli human rights group with...

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...

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