2,525 posts categorized "MO & Chardal"

August 4, 2015: Why Is The Shin Bet Having So Much Trouble Stopping Jewish Terrorism?
Comments: 3 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Allegedly because many Shin Bet agents and politicians they ultimately report to do not want to take decisive action against other Jews – even though they all back taking these same actions against Arabs. And also because a leading right-wing...

August 4, 2015: And From Them, The Evil Weed Of Terror Grew
Comments: 0 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Alleged Jewish terrorist organization head Meir Ettinger, a grandson of the late extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane, met friends from the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in Yitzhar, and began to be drawn to hasidic-messianic ideas about hastening salvation through deeds. The...

August 4, 2015: Is There A Right-Wing Orthodox Terror Problem In Israel?
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Yes there is, and here is the empirical evidence to prove it. Is There a Right-Wing Orthodox Terror Problem In Israel? Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Chemi Shalev has written a brilliant satirical send-up of Israel’s right-wing, which reacts to every...

August 4, 2015: Entire Right-Wing And All But One Government Minister Boycotts Special Knesset Session On Last Week’s Anti-Gay And Anti-Arab Jewish Terror Attacks
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism
Right-wing Members of Knesset and every government minister save one boycotted a special Knesset session called to address last week’s anti-Arab and anti-gay Jewish terror attacks. Entire Right-Wing And All But One Government Minister Boycotts Special Knesset Session On Last...

August 3, 2015: It Was An Evil Weed Cultivated By Kahane And Ginsburgh, And Then It Grew Wild
Comments: 42 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
"…We are talking about a group of young Jews which has adopted an ideological, anti-Zionist, fanatic and anarchistic common denominator, seeking to destroy the "state of the Zionists" (that's their terminology) and establish a holy kingdom [Jewish theocracy] instead of...

August 3, 2015: Rabbi Meir Kahane’s Grandson Arrested As Primary Suspect In Church Arson, Terror Attacks Against Arab Civilians; Wanted To Overthrow Government Of Israel
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
24-year-old Meir Ettinger allegedly ramped up his anti-Arab activity last year by planning a series of violent attacks against Palestinians with aim of causing widespread unrest among Palestinians. In turn, Ettinger planned to use that unrest and the Israeli reaction...

August 3, 2015: Mayor’s Car Firebombed In Apparent Warning From Supporters Of Jewish Terror Cell
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Don’t speak out against hate crimes perpetrated by religious Jews. That’s likely the message Kiryat Yam’s mayor, David Even Zur, was supposed to get when in his car was firebombed Saturday night near his house, city officials believe. Above: Kiryat...

July 31, 2015: Mikvah Peeping Rabbi's 6-1/2 Year Sentence Upheld
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Barry Freundel's 6-1/2-year prison sentence was been upheld today, meaning Freundel's motion to have the sentence reconsidered was denied. The judge said that all of Freundel's 52 victims (who were inside the Statute of Limitations; in total, there were...

July 31, 2015: Murder: Jewish Settlers Allegedly Firebomb Occupied Arab House, Kill Baby, Injure 3 Other Family Members
Comments: 30 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
A one-and-a-half-year-old Palestinian baby was burned to death and three others were seriously injured after Jewish settlers allegedly set fire to a Palestinian home in the Palestinian Arab village of Douma, near Nablus in the West Bank. Above: "Revenge!" spray-painted...

July 30, 2015: 3 Indicted In Israeli Church Arson
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
One of the assailants, who lives in the haredi city of Bnei Brak, allegedly wrote and and distributed a letter setting out the alleged “necessity” of attacking both non-Jewish institutions like the church and the “necessity” to attack non-Jewish people,...

July 30, 2015: Dozens Of Former Yeshiva Students Sign Open Letter To Rabbi Admitting Their Homosexuality
Comments: 15 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
“We demand to be treated like everyone else. The whole point is is that they should be treating us like human beings and equals in the community." Above: Rabbi Elyakim Levonon Dozens Of Former Yeshiva Students Sign Open Letter To...

July 30, 2015: Mamakating To Sue Bloomingburg Over Modern Orthodox Developer’s Hasidic Development
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
The Town of Mamakating, New York decided Monday night to go to court if necessary to stop the adjoining Village of Bloomingburg from issuing certificates of occupancy for completed units in Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s 396-unit high-density hasidic townhouse...

July 30, 2015: UPDATED: Victim Wants Peeping Tom Rabbi Barry Freundel Released From Jail
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"I feel like the best response once anyone is incarcerated is to ask for their good treatment," Emma Shulevitz told FailedMessiah.com. "The challenge is to make [Rabbi Barry Freundel] into a good person who can do better. I believe he...

July 29, 2015: Knesset Hears About Haredi Corruption In Jerusalem City Kosher Supervision As Police Decide Whether Or Not To Open Criminal Corruption Investigation
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The Knesset Internal Affairs Committee began an investigation of Jerusalem’s official state religious council and its associated kosher supervision company today after Jerusalem’s Zionist Orthodox Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern went public with evidence of widespread corruption. Police are now deciding...

July 29, 2015: As Haredim Harass And Assault Non-Jewish Tourists At King David’s Tomb, Israel Police Fail To Act
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
In one incident, a tour guide escorting two tourists was shoved by a haredi man wielding a shtender (lectern). He also blocked the entrance to the prayer room as he screamed at the tourists. The visitors reportedly fled in terror....

July 27, 2015: Victims Win Court Battle Against Mikvah Peeping Rabbi
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Hundreds of women victimized by Rabbi Barry Freundel convinced a federal judge today to move their class action lawsuits back to DC Superior Court against Freundel’s wishes. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel Victims Win Court Battle Against Mikvah Peeping Rabbi Shmarya...

July 27, 2015: Is Orthodox Judaism On The Verge Of A Historic Schism?
Comments: 22 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
In Israel, as opposed to the United States, worshipers don’t wait for the rabbis to allow them to pray under equal conditions. In light of the attempts to stop them, Prof. Tamar Ross, a professor of Jewish philosophy at Bar-Ilan...

July 26, 2015: Jews Locked Inside Israeli Conservative Shul With Traps Set To Harm Them
Comments: 34 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
“I went out to help her and realized something was blocking it. When I finally managed to open it, I noticed that someone had assembled four [heavy concrete] flowerpots in front of it to block it. Somebody had also tied...

July 24, 2015: Small Group Of Modern Orthodox Rabbis Raises Small Amount Of Money For Catholic Church Burned In Jewish Hate Crime
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
A small group of generally liberal-leaning Zionist Orthodox and Modern Orthodox rabbis have made a donation to rebuild a damaged Catholic church in northern Israel. Small Group Of Modern Orthodox Rabbis Raises Small Amount Of Money For Catholic Church Burned...

July 22, 2015: Corrupt State Religious Officials And Rabbis Threaten To Fire Chief Rabbi's Top Aide After Aide Uncovers Their Alleged Criminal Behavior
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
After finding widespread alleged corruption, including many rabbis who hold no-show jobs as kosher supervisors for the city's kosher supervision agency, top aide to the new Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Aryeh Stern is slated for dismissal by the allegedly...

July 21, 2015: Cops Raid Netanya Religious Council
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
The raid took place after police first completed an undercover investigation that uncovered as yet unspecified illegal activity at the council, which oversees all local religious services from synagogues and mikvahs to local kosher supervision. Cops Raid Netanya Religious Council...

July 21, 2015: All 13 Women Who Claim I Raped Or Abused Them Were Forced To Lie About Me By An Unnamed Conspiracist, Rabbi-Kabbalist Says
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"A guiding hand has caused the complainants to complain against me; today is a holiday and the truth will come out.…One thing leads to another and one complainant comes forward, then another admits she was forced into saying what she...

July 20, 2015: Report: Head Of Zionist Orthodox Women's Seminary Tricks About 100 Women Into Having Sex With Him
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Around 100 women claim they were enticed into relationships with a married, Zionist Orthodox man who tricked them into believing he was an IDF officer. "He sent us all pictures from Gaza, asking us to pray for him, and he...

July 20, 2015: Did Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Cover Up For Alleged Rapist Rabbi?
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“…it’s your fault…Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu! Twelve years ago you planted the seeds of evil. You waged terror against any woman who dared to complain. I blame you! Twelve years ago, 120 religious Zionist rabbis heard complaints from women who were...

July 20, 2015: President's Handpicked Orthodox Rabbi To Be A No-Show At Contrived Unity Event
Comments: 18 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Uri Sherki called Reform Jews "total heretics" before pulling out of the unity event. Above: Rabbi Uri Sherki President's Handpicked Orthodox Rabbi To Be A No-Show At Contrived Unity Event Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel's President Reuven...

July 20, 2015: Alleged Sex Perv Rabbi Threatens Prison Guards With Kabbalist Curses
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg has taken to placing a kabbalistic curse on his jail guards, causing some of them to complain to the Israel Prisons Authority. Above: Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg Alleged Sex Perv Rabbi Threatens Prison Guards With Kabbalist Curses Shmarya...

July 20, 2015: Israel Chief Rabbis Sued Over Women’s Mikvah Incidents
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
“The mikvah is an incredibly vulnerable place. Women have rights there as well. There is no other public service that demands that individuals – women or men – submit themselves to this kind of inspection. Mikvahs around the world –...

July 20, 2015: Zionist Orthodox Jerusalem Chief Rabbi’s Office Burglarized In Ongoing Fight Over Control Of The City’s Official Kosher Supervision Company
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
It reads like something out of an American political scandal from early 1970s. Dirty tricks. An office burglarized and sensitive information stolen. But this isn't Washington, DC – it's Jerusalem, and players involved are almost all rabbis. Zionist Orthodox Jerusalem...

July 19, 2015: Kosher Supervision Company Run By Alleged Rapist Rabbi To Close
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg was the co-founder and day-to-day head of a kosher supervision company based in Sefat in Northern Israel. Accused by more than 10 women of rape and sexual abuse, Sheinberg has been jailed since he tried to flee...

July 19, 2015: Prominent Conservative Jewish Woman Faces Jail For Refusing To Divorce In Haredi-Controlled Rabbincal Court
Comments: 71 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
In Israel, there is no true freedom of religion. Instead, religion and state are inextricably intertwined, and citizens who object to the coercion that causes are often singled out and punished – as appears to be the case here. Above:...

July 17, 2015: Where's Your Yarmulke, Moses?
Comments: 30 | Categories: Halakha , Haredim , History , MO & Chardal
Here's a brief history of the Jewish skullcap (yarmulke, kippah) – a history that begins long after the death Moses and, for that matter, long after the deaths of Ezra, Nechemia, and even the Maccabees. Above: A Chabad-Lubavitch messianist yarmulke...

July 17, 2015: Sefat Rabbi Accused Of Raping And Abusing At Least 10 Women Finally Named
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Israel’s Supreme Court has finally cleared for publication the name of a prominent Sefat Zionist Orthodox rabbi accused of raping and abusing at least 10 women. Above: Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg Sefat Rabbi Accused Of Raping And Abusing At Least 10...

July 15, 2015: Zionist Orthodox Yeshiva Closed Over “Life-Threatening” Safety Violations
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The yeshiva building is too unsafe for use and poses immediate “life-threatening” danger to students, an inspector told the media. Zionist Orthodox Yeshiva Closed Over “Life-Threatening” Safety Violations Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The Zionist Orthodox hesder yeshiva in the Israeli...

July 14, 2015: Lying To Protect Haredi Judaism
Comments: 38 | Categories: Haredim , History , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
Shimon Schwab, a prominent 20th-century German haredi rabbi, argued that “a realistic historic picture” is good for “nothing but the satisfaction of curiosity.” Instead, “every generation has to put a veil over the human failings of its elders and glorify...

July 13, 2015: The Story Behind Orthodox And Haredi Rabbis' Intentional Abuse Of Converts
Comments: 37 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Rants / Editorials , Religion, Religion & State
Like it or not, converts live in a world heavily shaped by craven bitter men like Schachter and Elyashiv and by those men's apologists, like Shmuel Goldin. And in this misshapen, off-kilter world, protection from the mafioso who run it...

July 13, 2015: Sheldon Silver’s Son-In-Law Pleads Guilty To Federal Financial Fraud
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Marcello "Yair" Trebitsch, the son-in-law of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, has pleaded guilty to stealing almost $6 million in a Ponzi scheme. Above: Marcello "Yair" Trebitsch Sheldon Silver’s Son-In-Law Pleads Guilty To Federal Financial Fraud Shmarya...

July 13, 2015: Cops Say Alleged Rapist-Rabbi Also Tricked 20 Women To Have Sex With Him As Infertility Cure
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"The phenomenon of kabbalist village fools has reached the Zionist Orthodox public. Admiring these kabbalists is the next closest thing to idolatry. People believe they have super-human powers that apparently come from their sacred and prophetic abilities. This is idol...

July 12, 2015: 89% Of Rockland County Babies Killed By Improper Sleeping Position Or Placement Were Haredi Or Orthodox, Investigation Finds
Comments: 40 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health , MO & Chardal
Since 2008, nine infant deaths in Rockland County, New York have been attributed to unsafe sleeping conditions, the Journal News reported. Of those nine death, eight – 89% – were from the county’s large Orthodox and haredi community, even though...

July 12, 2015: Rabbi Marc Schneier Allegedly To Resign From Synagogue He Founded, Move To Israel, Source Says
Comments: 27 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State
Rabbi Marc Schneier will allegedly become a real estate broker in Israel because the board of his tony Hamptons Modern Orthodox synagogue has allegedly asked him to leave. Above: Rabbi Marc Schneier Rabbi Marc Schneier To Resign From Synagogue He...

July 12, 2015: Orthodox Rabbis Admit To Doing Illegal Marriages And Divorces Not Approved By Haredi-Controlled Chief Rabbinate, Could Serve 2 Years in Prison
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The couples and the rabbis who illegally married them could face up to two years in prison for their 'crime.' Orthodox Rabbis Admit To Doing Illegal Marriages And Divorces Not Approved By Haredi-Controlled Chief Rabbinate, Could Serve 2 Years in...

July 10, 2015: Long Island Man Gets 5 Years For Securities Fraud
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Yitz Grossman from Long Island, New York was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison July 6 for securities fraud. But the sentence came with a twist Grossman likely did not expect. Yitz Grossman from Long Island, New York was...

July 10, 2015: Rabbi Allegedly Admitted Sexual Assaults, Now Says Allegations Against Him Are "Nonesense"
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"The woman did not say who it was, but in the end we realized it was him," he continued. "I asked Rabbi Haim Bazaq to be the mediator in a hearing in Tzfat [Sefat] over the issue and together we...

July 10, 2015: Israel’s National Academy of Sciences Says Netanyahu Governments Misused Archeology To Further Right-Wing And Religious Goals
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Science
In a new report, Israel’s National Academy of Sciences lashed out at the politicization of archeology in Israel, primarily by the political and religious right-wings and their enablers in successive governments of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Above: Benjamin Netanyhu Israel’s...

July 10, 2015: Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Appeals Prison Sentence
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
He pleaded guilty to violating 52 women and likely violated at least 100 more, but mikvah voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel says his prison sentence is too long. So Freundel – who even before his fall was known as a cold,...

July 9, 2015: Did Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Really Resign From The So-Called Sanhedrin? And Does He Really Oppose That Sanhedrin Putting The Pope On Trial?
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
Here are tow letters, one in Hebrew and one in English, both signed by Steinsaltz and obtained from his office, that purport to answer those questions. But do they? Above: Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (Even-Yisrael) Note the letters posted below are...

July 8, 2015: Alleged Rabbi-Rapist Has Remand Extended, Claims Accusations By 8 Women Against Him Are “Nonsense”
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
The well-known rabbi from Sefat in northern Israel arrested last week trying to flee the country now says all of the accusations made against him by women are “nonsense." Despite that claim, an Israeli court extended the rabbi's remand for...

July 8, 2015: Audio: Sauna Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt Tells His Shul He Won't Resign
Comments: 7 | Categories: MO & Chardal
After publication of the NY Times exposé about his alleged penchant for ogling naked boys and young men he took to a local sauna, Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt agreed to negotiate with the Riverdale Jewish Center’s board to arrange a buyout...

July 7, 2015: Alleged Victim Describes Sex Assault By Miami Beach Rabbi
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Sefardim
The mother said, since Karro's arrest, she has been outcast by her local community. "I know that I have to stand up for my daughter and for this community, maybe for the voices that are scared to speak out. I'm...

July 7, 2015: As Many As 50% Of Brooklyn Hasidic Boys Are Sexually Abused, Some Experts Reportedly Claim
Comments: 57 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion, Religion & State
"…While there are no statistics that relate specifically to the Jewish community, and it seems unlikely that we will ever really know the precise numbers within the closed haredi community, significant anecdotal evidence suggests a consistent level of abuse. In...

July 7, 2015: Right-Wing Self-Appointed "Sanhedrin" Threatens To Put Pope, Vatican On Trial
Comments: 48 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
“We require from you an apology for your recognizing as a nation those who stole the land, those who are known as the Palestinian Authority, and we are informing the Vatican that the sole God given right to the land...

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