2,186 posts categorized "MO & Chardal"

October 25, 2014: RCA's Lack Of Transparency With Regard To Abuse Complaints Against Its Rabbis Needs To Change, JOFA Says
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“The system of oversight is unknown, and that’s what needs to change,” said Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. “Rabbinic institutions need to figure out how to relay complaints and concerns about rabbinic authority, abuse, problems...

October 24, 2014: Police Find Hidden Cameras At Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
A search by Washington, DC police of the Towson University office used by Rabbi Barry Freundel repoprtedly found “a backpack with an assortment of tiny cameras hidden in everyday household objects, including ones embedded in a computer charger, a clock...

October 24, 2014: IDF To Allow Female Kosher Food Inspectors
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The Chief Rabbinate of the Israel Defense Forces has finally agreed to allow female soldiers to serve as kosher food inspectors in IDF kitchens. IDF To Allow Female Kosher Food Inspectors Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The Chief Rabbinate of the...

October 24, 2014: Screw The Election, Don’t Recognize New Chief Rabbi, Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
When democracy works in your favor, celebrate it; when it doesn’t, attack it, ignore the vote and do what haredi rabbis want. That’s the message being sent by a prominent Israeli haredi rabbi upset with the results of this week’s...

October 23, 2014: Pro-Shechita Organization Lies About Jewish Ritual Slaughter – Again
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Shechita UK, the British Jewish community's haredi-dominated pro-Jewish ritual slaughter organization, has a long history of lying about the humaneness shechita. Now it's scientific adviser – Dr. Stuart Rosen, a haredi cardiologist – has written a deceptive article on the...

October 23, 2014: Would Alleged Voyeur Rabbi's Illegal Behavior Have Been Stopped By Making His Wife Into His Own Personal Web Cam Girl?
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"…Boteach misses a crucial point: the alleged objects of Freundel’s gratification were women who did not consent. In fact, voyeurism is not so much about finding “new flesh,” but about autonomy and control. The “object” of a voyeur’s gratification has...

October 23, 2014: DC Police Seize Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office Computer
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
The Towson University office computer used by accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel has now been seized by Washington, DC police and his campus office searched. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel DC Police Seize Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office Computer Shmarya Rosenberg...

October 23, 2014: Ouote Of The Day: Israel's Selfish, Self-Serving Prime Minister And Haredim
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“When the haredim are in the coalition the kashrut system continues to be corrupt, and Shabbat is what it is now, and there’s religious coercion, and marriage and divorce are in their current state. But when that the same situation...

October 22, 2014: University Opens Investigation Into Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness , Women & Judaism
A university spokesman reportedly said the university is investigating whether it violated provisions of Title IX, the federal law which prohibits various types of gender and sex discrimination on college and university campuses. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel University Opens Investigation...

October 22, 2014: Senior RCA Rabbi Lashes Out At Jewish Feminists, Media, 'Weak' Orthodox Jews In Wake Of Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Arrest
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
"…Granted, there are some sins that are more grievous than others and some failures are inexcusable – especially those in which the practice of the rabbinate is corrupted. I would love it if all rabbis (myself included) were above reproach...

October 22, 2014: Men Who Investigated – And Cleared – Abusive Voyeur Rabbi Now Head The OU, NYC Jewish Federation
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Among those tasked by the RCA and its affiliated Beth Din of America with investigating [previous complaints against] Freundel [and who found Freundel fit to continue doing conversions and serving as a rabbi] were two attorneys who now lead major...

October 21, 2014: Jerusalem Has New Chief Rabbis After 11-Year Gap
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The results of yesterday’s elections for the two chief rabbis of Jerusalem are in. And one of the new chief rabbis is not haredi. Jerusalem Has New Chief Rabbis After 11-Year Gap Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The results of yesterday’s...

October 21, 2014: Israel's Chief Rabbis Say Voyeur Rabbi's Conversions Still Valid
Comments: 92 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
"After a thorough review of the halacha, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel now announces that all past conversions of rabbi Freundel will not be affected by recent events. They are acknowledged as Jews. Conversions that will be conducted by Freundel...

October 21, 2014: Haredi Rabbi Threatens To Void Conversion Done By Modern Orthodox Rabbi Unless Modern Orthodox Rabbi Swears Universe Is Only 5,775 Years Old
Comments: 65 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Torah & Science
"…A good friend of mine (an upstanding Orthodox rabbi of an Orthodox congregation) was recently informed by a charedi rabbi that a conversion he had performed several decades ago was to be invalidated unless he would declare under oath that...

October 21, 2014: Voyeur Rabbi Coerced And Forced Female Conversion Candidates To Labor For Him For Free, RCA Turned Blind Eye
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“He had total control of my life, and he loved having that power over me,” she said. “I couldn’t marry, I couldn’t move, I couldn’t take a new job until the conversion was done.” During her conversion, Mandel said Freundel...

October 21, 2014: Voyeur Rabbi Brought Non-Jewish Female Co-Eds To Mikvah, Urged Them To Disrobe, Shower And Dip
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“He basically said that not all Orthodox synagogues have [a mikvah], so it was kind of a rarity. He told us he was instrumental in getting it to his synagogue, he was proud of it. He proposed it as a...

October 20, 2014: Israel’s Chief Rabbis May Rule Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Conversions Invalid
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
“We are appalled by the accusations against Rabbi Barry Freundel and wish to stress that the acts attributed to him are atrocious and strictly against Jewish law. We offer our deepest sympathy to any victims. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel...

October 20, 2014: In Response To Rabbi's Alleged Voyeurism And Sexual Contact With A Non-Jewish Woman He Was Converting, RCA Brings Female Ombudsmen Into Conversion Process
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
…The RCA and the Beth Din of America have agreed that every Beit Din [religious court; in this case, a religious court impaneled to perform a conversion] assembled under their Geirus Protocol and Standards (GPS) [the conversion to Judaism protocol...

October 20, 2014: [UPDATED] Alleged Mikva Voyeur Rabbi Falsely Claimed To Have Coined The Republican Catch Phrase "Family Values"
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Barry Freundel, who was arrested last week for allegedly secretly videotaping naked women preparing to immerse in the his community's mikvah (ritual bath), claims he created the Republican Party's catch phrase 'family values" and was the man behind the...

October 20, 2014: RCA Says Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel's Conversions Valid
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Today the RCA is able to announce that the Beth Din of America - under the leadership of Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz - has concluded as a matter of Jewish law that conversions performed by Rabbi Freundel prior to his...

October 20, 2014: We Can’t Live With You Any More: Non-Haredi Politicians Demand Beit Shemesh Be Divided Into Two Separate Municipalities, One Haredi, One Not
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Haredim are staunchly opposed to dividing the city because the vast majority of taxpayers in the city are not haredi, and a haredi-only city carved out of Beit Shemesh would be impoverished. Since their population grew to the point where...

October 19, 2014: Full Text Of Rabbi Avi Weiss' Speech Announcing His Retirement
Comments: 2 | Categories: MO & Chardal
The following speech represents Rabbi Avi Weiss’s full statement which he delivered at Hebrew Institute of Riverdale on Thursday during Shemini Atzeret services: To my beloved congregants, I penned this open letter a few days before Shmini Atzeret. It represents...

October 18, 2014: Report: Rabbi Barry Freundel Videoed Naked Women In Mikvah For Several Years, Took Cross Country Trip With Non-Jewish Woman In Process Of Conversion, Hundreds Of Women May Have Been Secretly Videoed
Comments: 89 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Until last year the highest-ranking rabbi in the country on the question of who can be considered an Orthodox Jew in America, Freundel maintained a set of practices with converts that sources alternately described as “creepy,” “weird,” “inappropriate,” and, in...

October 18, 2014: Controversial Modern Orthodox Rabbi To Retire
Comments: 1 | Categories: MO & Chardal
Rabbi Avi Weiss has been a champion of women’s inclusion in Orthodox life and is the founder of Yeshivat Maharat, an all-female institution which trains female Orthodox leaders he calls Maharat – an acronym which means a female spiritual, legal...

October 15, 2014: RCA, Beit Din Of America, Suspend Freundel
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The suspension appears to have taken place after FailedMessiah.com pointed out that while Freundel’s synagogue suspended Freundel without pay yesterday, the RCA had not suspended him. Instead, while the RCA’s president had answered some media questions with regard to Freundel...

October 15, 2014: Prosecution Charging Documents Against Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The US Attorney's charging documents against accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel. Please right click to read in a new browser window or tab, or left click to download: Download Freundel charging documents

October 15, 2014: The RCA Twice Investigated Rabbi Barry Freundel For Alleged Conversion-Related Misbehavior – Including An Alleged Sexual Dalliance With A Female In The Process Of Conversion
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The largest body of Orthodox rabbis in North America, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), recently investigated Rabbi Barry Freundel after allegations were made that Freundel was sleeping with at least one woman who was in the process of converting...

October 15, 2014: Orthodox Drug Smuggler's Co-Defendant Found Murdered
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
32-year-old David Akiva Saltzman was found dead early this month, shot and then burned in his car in LA. Saltzman was co-defendant in the drug smuggling case of Jonathan Braun. Braun and his parents are close to Chabad, and while...

October 15, 2014: Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel's Police Incident Report
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel, one of the top Modern Orthodox rabbis in the world, is Jformer US Senator Joseph Lieberman's and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's rabbi, was arrested yesterday ona voyeurism charge. Here's the police incident report. Note that Freundel...

October 14, 2014: Synagogue Suspends Leading Modern Orthodox Rabbi Without Pay Over Women's Mikva Electronic Peeping
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Upon receiving information regarding potentially inappropriate activity, the Board of Directors quickly alerted the appropriate officials. Throughout the investigation, we cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. After today’s arrest of Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel, the...

October 14, 2014: Leading Modern Orthodox Rabbi Arrested On Voyeurism Charge
Comments: 71 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
Uniformed police officers and plainclothes detectives swarmed the Georgetown home of Rabbi Barry Freundel, the senior rabbi at Washington, DC’s Kesher Israel synagogue, this morning. Freundel was reportedly taken away in handcuffs by the Metropolitan Police, who also took computers...

October 14, 2014: Wave Of Anti-Arab Hate Crimes Near Settlement Linked To Extremist Rabbi
Comments: 17 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Xenophobia
A mosque was burned and Arab olive trees destroyed in attacks that appear to have been carried out by followers of the late extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane. Above: File photo Wave Of Anti-Arab Hate Crimes Near Settlement Linked To Extremist...

October 13, 2014: Let Women Dance With Torah Scrolls On Simchat Torah, Liberal Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Say
Comments: 10 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The liberal Zionist Orthodox Beit Hillel rabbinical association issued a ruling today that not only permits, but also encourages, synagogues to allow women to dance with Torah scrolls on Simchat Torah, the Jewish holiday that in rabbinic tradition celebrates the...

October 12, 2014: Hadassah Hospital Halts Educational Program For Rabbis On Organ Donation After Pressure From Leading Haredi Rabbi
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
Hadassah tried to teach Orthodox rabbis the science of brain stem death and organ donation so they would better know how to advise families, and a haredi rabbi used his muscle – much of which is based on previous violent...

October 8, 2014: Right-Wing Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Says He Will Promote Dangerous Psychological Therapy Despite Health Ministry Ban
Comments: 9 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Despite a rapidly growing body of evidence which shows that conversion therapy (sometimes called reparative therapy) meant to “convert” homosexuals to heterosexuality does not work and is dangerous, and despite the fact that psychological associations across the globe have banned...

October 6, 2014: Israel’s Ministry Of Health Comes Out – Against Conversion Therapy
Comments: 10 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , MO & Chardal
Israel’s Ministry of Health issued a public warning Sunday against so-called conversion therapies which claim to convert homosexuals into heterosexuals. The ministry noted that there is no evidence conversion therapy works while there is evidence that it likely causes harm....

October 3, 2014: Video: Live Chicken Kapparot In Israeli Hospital Nursery
Comments: 24 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion
An actual live chicken was brought intio an Israeli hospital nursery and kapparot was done for one of the babies. Neonates have very immature immune systems, and this unnecessarily exposed babies to disease.

September 30, 2014: New Study Shows That Pregnant Women Who Fast On Yom Kippur Are Twice As Likely To Have Premature Birth
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
A new study conducted by researchers from the Soroka University Medical Center and Ben Gurion University of the Negev shows that women in the later stages of pregnancy who abstain from food and liquids for 25 hours – the Yom...

September 29, 2014: Court Sentences Two Top Haredi Rabbis To Prison In Ordination Fraud Case
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
The Jerusalem District Court has sentenced two haredi rabbis to prison in a fraudulent rabbinic ordination scandal that reached to the top of Israel’s haredi-controlled chief rabbinate. Court Sentences Two Top Haredi Rabbis To Prison In Ordination Fraud Case Shmarya...

September 29, 2014: Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Come Out Against Chicken Kapparot
Comments: 32 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Tzohar, the Israeli moderate Zionist Orthodox rabbinical association, has issued a statement opposing using live chickens for the kapparot (atonement) ritual done by many Orthodox and almost all haredi Jews before Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement which begins...

September 29, 2014: Tense Vote Scheduled For Tuesday In Bloomingburg
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
The tiny Village of Bloomingburg in eastern Sullivan County, New York will vote tomorrow on a referendum to dissolve and merge the 420-person village with the adjoining Town of Mamakating, allegedly to prevent a Satmar hasidic takeover. Tense Vote Scheduled...

September 28, 2014: Government Tries To Use Coalition Changes To Force Liberal Jewish Movements To Cede More To Haredim
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
The Government of Israel is using Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s effort to bring haredi political parties into the ruling coalition while forcing out the centrist and largely secular Yesh Atid Party to pressure liberal Jewish religious leaders to accept slightly...

September 28, 2014: Hasidic IDF Soldier From Extremist Yeshiva Arrested For Telling Border Police To Disobey Orders
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Ariel Zilber told Border Police to disobey their orders and leave the extremist Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva. He was videoed doing this and, once the IDF saw the video, Zilber was arrested – as he tried to leave the country...

September 23, 2014: By A Large Majority, Israelis Fed Up With State-Mandated Religion
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The 2014 Religion and State Index demonstrates growing public support for freedom of religion and equality in Israel. In addition to surveying Israeli public opinion on core issues surrounding Israel's religion and state conflict, (marriage, conversion, equality in sharing the...

September 21, 2014: Government Ups Cost Of Hotels’ Kosher Supervision 30%
Comments: 7 | Categories: Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Religion
Regulations signed by Religious Services Minister Naftali Bennett of the right-wing Zionist Orthodox HaBayit HaYehudi Party increase by 30% the price each hotel in the country must pay for kosher supervision – despite that fact that tourism slumped due to...

September 19, 2014: Czech Chief Rabbi Caught In Alleged Sex Scandal
Comments: 37 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex
Rabbi Karol Sidon allegedly is having an affair with a young woman he converted to Judaism. Sidon is 72-years-old and married. The woman is in her 20s. Sidon was forced out as chief rabbi but is fighting to get his...

September 19, 2014: IDF Partially Adopts Haredi Rabbinic Opinion, Shocking Many
Comments: 9 | Categories: Halakha , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
In what is being called a precedent-setting decision, the IDF has decided to largely adhere to haredi stringencies for the shmitta (sabbatical) year, drawing sharp criticism from of Israeli farmers, most of whom, unlike haredim, have actually served in the...

September 18, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Lay Leader Resigns Over Money "Tainted" By – Christians
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion
It’s a canard that refuses to die, a canard illustrates the high level of anti-Christian prejudice still common in the haredi and the right-wing Israeli Zionist Orthodox communities, despite the fact that believing Christians are some of the closest allies...

September 17, 2014: Netanyahu Wants To Bring Haredim Into The Government, Toss Lapid, Shaked Says
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
The Knesset faction leader of the right-wing Zionist Orthodox HaBayit HaYehudi Party, Ayelet Shaked, said Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to push the centrist, largely secular Yesh Atid Party out of the coalition government and bring in haredi...

September 16, 2014: Former Zionist Orthodox IDF Chief Rabbi Booted From IDF Over Intelligence Leaks During Gaza War
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
Brigadier General (Res.) Rabbi Avichai Rontski, the IDF’s former chief rabbi, was dismissed from duty today after the IDF determined that he illegally gave classified intelligence information to Economy, Diaspora and Religious Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett during the Gaza War....

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