2,086 posts categorized "MO & Chardal"

July 23, 2014: Small Village May Dissolve In Order To Block Massive Satmar Hasidic Development
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
In an attempt to fight a 396-unit high-density Satmar hasidic townhouse development that was allegedly originally pitched to village officials through a front man as a low-density vacation and retirement cottage development complete with a golf course, the tiny Village...

July 23, 2014: Rapfogel Sentenced To Up To 10 Years In Prison
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
William E. Rapfogel, the former executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for leading a scheme that embezzled at least $9 million from the New York...

July 23, 2014: IDF Can Indiscriminately Carpet Bomb Gaza To “Exterminate The Enemy,” Senior Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Rules
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Halakha , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
A well-known right wing rabbi with a notorious racist background has ruled that Israel may carpetbomb Gaza and completely destroy it if it wants to, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians if it so chooses. Above: Rabbi Dov Lior IDF...

July 22, 2014: The Only Way To Really Stop Hamas Terrorists Is To Rape Their Mothers And Sisters, Zionist Orthodox Professor Says
Comments: 44 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“The only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped. It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East.” Above: Mordechai Kedar...

July 17, 2014: Land Used For Controversial Satmar Hasidic “Shtetl” Illegally Annexed But Construction Can Continue Anyway, Court Rules
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
A Sullivan County, New York judge ruled yesterday that the 2006 annexation of Town of Mamakating land by the tiny Village of Bloomingburg was illegal and violates the New York State Constitution because it was not properly put to a...

July 15, 2014: Scandal-Plagued Modern Orthodox Developer Ignores Stop-Work Orders, Allows Property To Be Occupied Without Permit, Village Says
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
The tiny Village of Bloomingburg, New York issued the stop-work orders. But controversial Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s company ignored them and continued to work on the building in question, a former hardware store on the corner of Main Street...

July 11, 2014: World Bnei Akiva Refuses To Fire Or Discipline Top Rabbi Who Called For Mass Murder Of Arabs
Comments: 1 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
The governing body of the World Bnei Akiva Zionist youth movement chose not to fire or discipline its secretary-general, Rabbi Noam Perel – even though Perel called for mass murder of Arabs as revenge for the kidnapping and murder of...

July 10, 2014: Leading Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Known For Enabling Child Sex Abusers Says Don’t Fire Or Discipline Rabbi Who Called For Hundreds Of Palestinians To Be Murdered In Revenge For Israeli Teens’ Murders
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Xenophobia
"We live in a country that has an army, and Rabbi Noam demanded that the army take action. The status did not refer to a private person and no one can take the law into his own hands.…Rabbi Noam wrote...

July 9, 2014: New Smartphone App Allows Users To Form A Minyan By Hooking Up With Nearby Users
Comments: 16 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Religion , Web/Tech
"…Often, it is hard to find or 'get' a minyan when traveling or while out at social events. This app solves that problem by pinging and notifying Jewish males in your immediate area that you are in need of a...

July 9, 2014: President Obama Nominates Orthodox Jew As US Ambassador To Costa Rica
Comments: 21 | Categories: MO & Chardal
S. Fitzgerald Haney has been nominated to be the US Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica. Above: S. Fitzgerald Haney S. Fitzgerald Haney is a convert of Orthodox Judaism and has been active in the Englewood, NJ Modern Orthodox...

July 8, 2014: As Missiles Fly, Haredi Yeshivas Flee South, Mocked By Non-Haredim For Cowardice
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Haredi rabbis have long claimed the Torah study of their students protects Israel from harm and have used that theology to order their students not to serve in the IDF, but when missiles begin to fly, these haredi yeshivas run...

July 7, 2014: Bnei Akiva UK: Fire World Bnei Akiva Head Who Called For Mass Murder Of Palestinians Or We Walk
Comments: 19 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Xenophobia
The British branch of the World Bnei Akiva movement is threatening to cut ties with the Zionist Orthodox youth movement if it does not immediately fire its secretary-general, Rabbi Noam Perel. Above: Rabbi Noam Perel Bnei Akiva UK: Fire World...

July 6, 2014: Hundreds Of Orthodox Israelis Riot In Jerusalem
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Hundreds of Israeli protesters, most of them Orthodox, rioted and clashed with Police and Border Police at the Bar-Ilan Junction in Jerusalem. Above: file phot Ha'aretz is reporting that hundreds of Israeli protesters, most of them Orthodox, rioted and clashed...

July 6, 2014: American Friends Of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva Try To Whitewash Rabbi's Call For Mass Murder Of Arabs
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal
"We are thankful that Rabbi Perel immediately retracted his comments and issued an apology when he realized that his use of Biblical analogies to call for the IDF to take harsh steps against Hamas were misinterpreted by some readers as...

July 4, 2014: Due To Deteriorating Security Situation, Haredi Radio Stations To Broadcast On Silent Emergency Mode Over Shabbat
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Due to the deteriorating security situation, haredi radio stations in Israel will be in silent emergency radio broadcast mode over Shabbat to broadcast vital security updates to Shabbat-observant Jews, the government’s Homefront Command announced. Due To Deteriorating Security Situation, Haredi...

July 4, 2014: Bnei Akiva Of US And Canada Issues Weak Condemnation Of World Bnei Akiva Head's Call For Mass Murder Of Arabs In Revenge For Kidnap-Murder Of Yeshiva Students
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
"…As you may be aware, a leader of World Bnei Akiva in Israel has reacted to this tragedy with inflammatory comments. These comments were his own and do not represent the broader movement of Bnei Akiva. Bnei Akiva of the...

July 3, 2014: Head Of World Bnei Akiva Calls For Murder Of Hundreds If Not Thousands Of Arabs As Revenge For Kidnapping And Murder Of 3 Zionist Orthodox Teens
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
"An entire nation and thousands of years of history demand revenge. The government of Israel is gathering for a revenge meeting that isn't a grief meeting. The landlord has gone mad at the sight of his sons' bodies. A government...

July 2, 2014: Kahanist-Inspired Jewish Mobs Attacks Arabs In Jerusalem, Police Arrest 47, Save At Least 8 Arabs From Lynching
Comments: 19 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
"Everyone here wants revenge [for the terrorist kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teen boys in the West Bank], the ground is burning. People have had enough, one murder after another. If the government won't do it, we will.” Above:...

July 1, 2014: OU Gives Kosher Supervision To Injection-Only Prescription Drug – The First Time This Has Ever Been Done
Comments: 22 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
A new injection-only drug has received a hechsher (rabbinic supervision mark) from the Orthodox Union and is the first pharmaceutical prescription drug ever to receive one – a complete innovation in halakha (Jewish law) because the drug is given by...

July 1, 2014: Rabbi Aidin Steinsaltz On The Terrorist Murder Of The Three Teen Boys
Comments: 36 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche was driving Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz yesterday when the phone rang. Allouche answered and was told by the caller that the bodies of the three kidnapped teenage boys – two of them Steinsaltz's students – had been found...

June 30, 2014: Video: Modern Orthodox Developer Speaks Out Bloomingburg "Hate"
Comments: 19 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Shalom Lamm, the controversial Modern Orthodox developer building 396-unit Satmar shtetl in Bloomingburg, New York, speaks out against the vandalism that has plagued some of his properties. Lamm makes no mention of his organized attempt to have about 100 ineligible...

June 30, 2014: Prayers For Murdered Boys’ Safe Return Were Not In Vain, Top Haredi Rabbi Insists
Comments: 42 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, the Ashkenazi haredi world’s #2 mainstream leader, said tonight that even though the three Zionist Orthodox teenage boys kidnapped in the West Bank on June 12 were found murdered this morning, the prayers of tens of thousands...

June 30, 2014: Report: Kidnapped Zionist Orthodox Teens' Bodies May Have Been Found
Comments: 4 | Categories: Antisemitism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
The IDF reportedly fears the bodies of three kidnapped Zionist Orthodox Israeli teen boys kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank alone at night three weeks ago may have been found. Above from left: 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach and 16-year-olds Gil-Ad...

June 29, 2014: Israel’s High Court Rules Rabbinical Courts Overstepped Their Authority To Try To Force Mother To Circumcise Her Toddler
Comments: 11 | Categories: Circumcision , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Skepticism
In a dramatic 6-1 ruling, Israel’s High Court of Justice removed the case of a divorcing couple and the fight over their baby’s circumcision from the state rabbinical courts, prompting an explosion of condemnation and anger from haredim. Updated 2:43...

June 29, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Hesder Yeshivas Extend Active Military Duty Service Time Of Students To Help Find Kidnapped Boys
Comments: 3 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
The union of Zionist Orthodox hesder yeshivas, which combine active duty military service with Torah study, announced that students currently serving on active duty in the IDF will extend their time of active duty service to provide additional manpower to...

June 27, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Says Windows Shattered "A Hate Crime"
Comments: 19 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm – who allegedly tried to hide the true nature of his massive Satmar hasidic housing development in tiny Bloomingburg, New York by having a front man pitch the development to village officials as a vacation...

June 27, 2014: Leading Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Doesn’t Want Haredim To Be Drafted, Thinks New Draft Law Is A Danger To Zionist Orthodox Yeshivas
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
Baron concluded by warning the law poses a threat to the religious Zionist hesder yeshivas as well, which he did not elaborate on. "I suggest to every dean of our [hesder] yeshivas to read the law carefully, and if they...

June 26, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Wants To Open Controversial Hasidic School By September
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm hopes to open a controversial Satmar hasidic girls school in Bloomingburg in time for the fall semester, Lamm’s attorney told the Mamakating Planning Board Tuesday night. Modern Orthodox Developer Wants To Open Controversial Hasidic School...

June 25, 2014: First Book Of Halakhic Responsa Written By Ordained Modern Orthodox Women Published
Comments: 7 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The book’s authors were ordained three years ago by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and by Rabbi Shuki Reich. Before being ordained, the two women reportedly completed a five-year ordination course and passed tests equivalent to those given by the Chief Rabbinate...

June 25, 2014: Israel’s Shochtim Want To Unionize, Rabbis Vehemently Oppose
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
“We cannot have a situation in which a rabbi will have to be accompanied by an attorney everywhere he goes in fear anything he says or does will lead to a lawsuit.…A shochet [ritual slaughterer] and mashgiach [kosher food inspector]...

June 25, 2014: Town Approves Controversial Satmar Mikva
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
The town of Mamakating, New York’s planning board approved the controversial mikva (ritual bath) meant to serve Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s 396-unit townhouse development that – despite many of Lamm’s protestations to the contrary which since have proved false...

June 25, 2014: State Rabbinic Court Lashes Out At Haredi Rabbi In Controversial Divorce Case Fallout
Comments: 1 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
After facing withering attacks from leading haredi rabbis, the Safed state rabbinical court headed by Rabbi Uriel Lavi has (albeit politely) lashed out at one of its critics in an almost unprecedented publicly released open letter. Originally published at 11:34...

June 24, 2014: Yeshiva University's Response To The Exposé Exposing Its Allegedly Horrible Financial Practices
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
Last week, a Jewish Channel exposé reporterd that YU's board, investment committee and its president, Richard Joel, reportedly squandered much of YU's massive endowment through unethical risky investments that often gave some financial or other benefits to investment committee members....

June 23, 2014: Racist Chief Rabbi Of Safed Says "Whining" Family Of Kidnapped Soldier Gilad Shalit Caused Kidnapping Of 3 West Bank Teen Boys
Comments: 23 | Categories: Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
The Chief Rabbi of Safed Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu has accused the family of a kidnapped Israeli soldier of “whining,” weakening Israel and causing the terrorist kidnapping of three Zionist Orthodox teenage boys in the West Bank June 12. Racist Chief...

June 22, 2014: New French Chief Rabbi Friend And Student Of Disgraced Predecessor
Comments: 16 | Categories: MO & Chardal
The leaders of the umbrella organization of the Jewish community of France, the Consistoire, elected the country’s new Orthodox chief rabbi today. Above: Rabbi Haim Korsia New French Chief Rabbi Friend And Student Of Disgraced Predecessor Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

June 22, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Grade School Bans Fathers From Attending Daughters' 2nd Grade Graduation
Comments: 26 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The state-funded Zionist Orthodox Ramabam grade school in Kiryat Gat sent out invitations to its girls 2nd grade graduation to parents, but the invitations ban fathers and older male siblings from attending, despite a state policy forbidding this stype of...

June 22, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Former IDF Chief Rabbi Encourages Collective Punishment Against Palestinians
Comments: 7 | Categories: BTs , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
The Zionist Orthodox former Chief Rabbi of the IDF, Avihai Ronsky, wrote on his Facebook page that there is only one way to find and rescue the three Zionist Orthodox teen boys kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank late...

June 20, 2014: Leading Zionist Orthodox Rabbi: Our Children Will Continue To Hitchhike On The West Bank, Those Who Criticize Us Are Hypocrites
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
"The same people who, to make a total distinction between a righteous person and an evil one, claim that one should not criticize a woman who was attacked in any way, and she must not be blamed even if she...

June 20, 2014: Leading Expert On Humane Slaughter Lashes Out At Kosher Slaughterhouses' Animal Abuse
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
Dr. Temple Grandin says that, while kosher slaughter itself (if properly done) isn't a problem, animal handling and related issues at kosher slaughterhouses are. "There are many bad conditions in kosher plants,” Grandin wrote. Farm Forward reports that after liberal...

June 20, 2014: Haredi Fear-Mongering Set To Derail Summer Camps For Needy Kids
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Modern Orthodox Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, has compared haredi attacks on the charity organization he founded to “Nazi Europe." “It makes me think of Nazi Europe in the past...

June 19, 2014: Anti-Jewish Laws Passed By Israeli Government Caused Kidnapping Of 3 Boys, Leading Zionist Orthodox Settler Rabbi Claims
Comments: 22 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
The right wing Zionist Orthodox Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Arba and Hebron, Dov Lior, says he knows why three Zionist Orthodox teenage boys were kidnapped on the West Bank last Thursday night. But Lior isn’t blaming the fact that the...

June 18, 2014: Maryland Man Charged With Possession And Distribution Of Child Porn
Comments: 0 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Jonathan J Lewin was employed at the Modern Orthodox Ner-Tamid synagogue in Greenspring Valley, a suburb of Baltimore, doing odd jobs. So far, the police investigation has not found that any of the children at the synagogue were victims of...

June 18, 2014: YU's Massive Financial Losses Mostly Due To High Risk Investments – Not Bernard Madoff Ponzi Scheme
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
Yeshiva University's hundreds of millions of dollars in losses since 2008 are mostly due to high risk investment schemes adopted by President Richard Joel and younger board members who took power after the much more fiscally conservative Rabbi Norman Lamm...

June 18, 2014: Kidnapped Boy’s Call To Police Was Clear And Comprehensible, Source Says
Comments: 5 | Categories: Antisemitism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
And now it appears police lied to cover up their own failure. A civilian source, who heard the recording of the phone call made by one of the Zionist Orthodox teenage boys kidnapped Thursday night in the West Bank to...

June 18, 2014: Video: 12-Year-Old Modern Orthodox Boy Tells Dirty Jokes To A Nationwide Audience On America's Got Talent
Comments: 39 | Categories: MO & Chardal
A 12-year-old Modern Orthodox boy, Josh Orlian from White Plains, New York, auditioned live on NBC's America's Got Talent last night, regaling a nationwide audience with penis jokes and the like while his supportive parents kvelled. Above: Josh Orlian Here's...

June 18, 2014: Two Modern Orthodox Preteens Murdered By Their Father To Be Buried Today
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
Ten-year-old Sara Levy and her 11-year-old brother Yishai were stabbed to death by their Israeli father on June 11 at the moshav in Israel where he lived, just hours after arriving there to visit him. Two Modern Orthodox Preteens Murdered...

June 17, 2014: Former Met Council CFO Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In Multimillion Dollar Embezzlement Scheme That Hurt Jewish Poor
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
80-Year-old Herbert Friedman Sentenced To 4 Months In Jail And Will Pay $775,000 In Restitution. AG's press release: A.G. Schneiderman And Comptroller DiNapoli Announce Sentence Of Former Met Council Chief Financial Officer For Role In Stealing $9m In Kickback Scheme...

June 17, 2014: IDF Thwarted At least 30 Terrorist Kidnapping Attempts In Last Year Alone; Despite Heightened Risk, Settler Teens Still Hitchhiking
Comments: 14 | Categories: Antisemitism , Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal
The IDF prevented at least 30 hitchhiking kidnapping attempts by Arab terrorists in the past year before three teenage settler boys were kidnapped while hitchhiking by Arab terrorists on the West Bank Thursday night. Even so, most rabbis and community...

June 17, 2014: IDF Officer’s Vehicle Attacked By Jewish Settlers In Yitzhar As Officer Aids Search For Kidnapped Boys
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
As the IDF scoured the West Bank for three Israeli teen boys kidnapped by Arab terrorists last week while hitchhiking in the West Bank, the tires of an IDF officer's vehicle were punctured in the Jewish West Bank settlement of...

June 16, 2014: Zionist Orthodox West Bank Settlers Insist Hitchhiking Will Continue, Despite Kidnappings
Comments: 27 | Categories: Antisemitism , Child Safety , Israel , MO & Chardal
"…Much more importantly, let's call a spade a spade: those who say [the kidnap victims shouldn't have been hitchhiking alone at night in the West Bank] are blaming the victim. It is a disgusting claim, akin to misogynists who say...

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