2,253 posts categorized "MO & Chardal"

November 26, 2014: OU Condemns Anti-Arab Racist Remarks, But Fails To Name Or Reprimand Prominent Modern Orthodox Rabbi Who Made Them
Comments: 1 | 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: 20 | 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...

November 12, 2014: Nothing Wrong With Rabbis, Rabbi Says, No Changes Needed After Mikvah Scandal
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"…I do not understand why one would generalize from one man’s disgusting behavior to sully an entire group of people? In particular, rabbis. The perversion this man demonstrated is not part of a rabbinic mindset or protocol. No psychology or...

November 12, 2014: US Attorney Claims Difficulty In Identifying Victims Of Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The prosecution in the case of politically connected accused mikvah (ritual bath) voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel told a Washington, DC Superior Court judge today that they need more time to see if there are more victims before they can decide...

November 12, 2014: RCA President Condemns Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s Comparison Of Jewish Week To Nazi Newspaper
Comments: 5 | Categories: Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal
Rabbi Leonard Matanky, the president of the largely Modern and Centrist Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America, the largest Orthodox rabbinical association in the world, has openly condemned remarks by RCA executive committee member Rabbi Steven Pruzansky. Above: Rabbi Steven Pruzansky...

November 12, 2014: Updated: Government Reportedly Negotiating Plea Deal Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Freundel, who allegedly secretly videoed naked women as they prepared to immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) adjacent to the Kesher Israel Modern Orthodox synagogue he headed in the Georgetown neighborhood of the nation’s capital, was arrested last month and...

November 11, 2014: Chovevei Torah Rabbi Says Haredi View Of Sex, Not Criminal Rabbis, Behind Abuse Coverups
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Skepticism & Former Haredim
"…In order to make some sense of this community’s abhorrent and cavalier attitude toward sexual violence it is important to emphasize a basic distinction: the difference between sex, something physical which we do instinctively, and eros, an emotion which has...

November 10, 2014: Terror Victim Rabbi Yehuda Glick Put Back In Medically-Induced Coma
Comments: 1 | Categories: Antisemitism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
Rabbi Yehuda Glick, an American-born Zionist Orthodox rabbi who is a leading activist for Jewish control of the Temple Mount, was shot four time in a terror attack in Jerusalem in front of the Menachem Begin Center two weeks ago....

November 9, 2014: Have Israeli Government Fund Jewish Education In The Diaspora, Deputy Education Minister Says
Comments: 9 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“Anyone who leaves the Jewish world is our responsibility as the home of the Jewish people. The government of Israel must help children in the diaspora obtain a Jewish education. If we allocate 55 billion shekels [$14.5 billion] a year...

November 8, 2014: Accused Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Owns Jerusalem Apartment – Next Door To A Mikvah
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Kesher Israel leaders had been discussing not renewing Freundel’s contract when it expires in 2016. Freundel purchased an apartment in Jerusalem, and some expected that he would retire there. Next door to the apartment is a mikvah. Freundel's DC synagogue's...

November 8, 2014: Video: Emails Reveal University Swept Bathrooms For Hidden Cameras As Students Of Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Worried
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Towson University students worried alleged voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel (pictured at right) secretly videotaped them using university bathrooms and the mikva (ritual bath) adjacent to Freundel's Washington, DC synagogue.

November 7, 2014: Beit Din Of America Appoints Women To Its Board
Comments: 17 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Dr. Michelle Friedman – the founder and chair of the Department of Pastoral Counseling at Yeshiva University’s rabbinical school’s liberal Modern Orthodox rival, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) – and several other women have been invited to join the board of...

November 7, 2014: Haredi Rabbis Circulate Declaration Saying They Will Not Recognize Conversions To Judaism Done Under Israel’s New Conversion Reform
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
It's our way or the highway, haredi rabbis to tell potential converts. Haredi Rabbis Circulate Declaration Saying They Will Not Recognize Conversions To Judaism Done Under Israel’s New Conversion Reform Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel’s haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate has already...

November 6, 2014: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin v. Haredim, Part 2
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Here is a more complete transcript of the on-air fight over conversion to Judaism between top haredi activist and confidant of top haredi leaders on one hand and Modern Orthodox Rabbi Shlom Riskin on the other. Above: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin...

November 6, 2014: Exclusive: Emails Show Collusion, Manipulation Of Media, Minimizing Of Sex Abuse, By Senior OU Rabbi And Chabad Propagandist
Comments: 28 | Categories: Books , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
If you haven't yet doubted the honesty reviews of books by prominent Orthodox rabbis, if you really believe that many favorable reviews and articles they publish about Chabad are true (rather than propaganda), or that many Jewish newspapers and magazines...

November 6, 2014: High Court: Couple Who Listened To A Rabbi Over A Doctor And Refused To Abort Seriously Damaged Fetus Must Pay For The Baby’s Care Out Of Their Own Pockets
Comments: 51 | Categories: Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal , Religion , Sefardim
The Meuhedet Health Fund (an HMO) refused to provide medical care for the baby the couple had refused to abort, claiming that HMO doctors warned the couple the child would be born paralyzed and had urged them to abort. nstead,...

November 5, 2014: Right-Wing RCA Rabbi Equates NY Jewish Week With Notorious Nazi Propaganda Newspaper
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"…The Jewish Week’s publisher and Julius Streicher (Der Sturmer) published newspapers that dealt a lot with Jews. Same business, I suppose. That’s bad company to be in.” Above: Rabbi Steven Pruzansky Right-Wing RCA Rabbi Equates NY Jewish Week With Notorious...

November 4, 2014: LA Mikvah Society Announces Mikvah Safe, But Only Did Professional Security Sweep After Annoncement, Weeks After DC Rabbi Arrested
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
In the wake of the alleged mikvah voyeurism of Washington, DC’s top Modern Orthodox rabbi, Barry Freundel, the Mikvah Society of Los Angeles distributed a letter on October 28 through local Modern Orthodox synagogues reassuring women that its mikvah (ritual...

November 4, 2014: Haredi Chief Rabbi Says Evil Conversion Reform Law Was Passed Only To Please One Man – Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbi David Stav
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“They are doing everything possible for one rabbi. There is a rabbi called Rabbi David Stav, and who wants to convert minors and implement leniencies regarding conversion. Rabbi Zalman Melamed, Shlita [the right-wing Zionist Orthodox West Bank settler rabbi whose...

November 4, 2014: New Law Stops Government Rabbis Blocked From Charging For Performing Weddings
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Government-employed chief rabbis of cities, towns and rural areas in Israel will no longer be able to charge couples for performing their weddings, a new law passed by the Knesset Monday says. New Law Stops Government Rabbis Blocked From Charging...

November 4, 2014: Leading Israel Modern Orthodox Rabbi Lashes Out At Haredi Rabbinic Leaders Over Conversions
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
During an interview on Galei Yisrael Radio yesterday conducted by a haredi interviewer, Dov Halberthal, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin lashed out at haredim – including Israel's chief rabbis – who won't recognize his (and other Modern Orthodox and Zionist Orthodox) conversions...

November 3, 2014: Moving Truck Scheduled For Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s DC Home
Comments: 33 | Categories: Abdication , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A moving truck was scheduled for 7:00 am this morning at the Georgetown home of accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel. Moving Truck Scheduled For Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s DC Home Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A moving truck was scheduled for 7:00...

November 3, 2014: Conversion Reform A “Slap In The Face To The Concept Of A Jewish State,” Haredi Knesset Member Says
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
MK Rabbi Yaakov Litzman summed up haredi feelings by calling the adoption of the reforms, which were supported by moderate Zionist Orthodox and Modern Orthodox rabbis, a “slap in the face to the concept of a Jewish state.” Above: MK...

November 3, 2014: Government Wants To Up Criminal Penalties For Palestinian Rock-Throwers
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
Yesterday, Israel’s cabinet approved an amendment to Israel's criminal penalty code that dramatically increases the length of sentences for people – almost all Palestinian Arabs – convicted of throwing stones at vehicles. Above: Haredim throwing stones in at police in...

November 2, 2014: New Push By Some Secular Lawmakers Seeks To Increase Time On Active Military Duty Of Zionist Orthodox Yeshiva Students
Comments: 0 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“The abbreviated [amount of active duty military] service of the hesder yeshiva students and the significant financial support they receive for two years after they finish their abbreviated service is discrimination that shouts to the heavens.” New Push By Some...

November 2, 2014: Cabinet Approves Modified Conversion Reform After PM Gives In To Moderate, Secular Pressure
Comments: 1 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Because the bill was adopted as a series of administrative reforms by the cabinet rather than passed by Knesset as a law, the reforms will be implemented immediately. However, this or any subsequent cabinet can choose to rescind the reforms...

November 2, 2014: Fight Over Stricter Modesty Dress Code At Modern Orthodox Co-Ed Yeshiva Day School Continues Unabated, School Hires Modesty Squad To Police Students
Comments: 36 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
“We’re walking in and we’re being scrutinized every morning. We can’t just walk in the halls because everyone’s looking at us and judging us every second for our clothing. Obviously, it’s degrading.” Above: Melissa Duchan Fight Over Stricter Modesty Dress...

November 2, 2014: Netanyahu Caves On Conversions – This Time To Pressure From Secular Parties
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
A modified version of the conversion to Judaism reform bill previously blocked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to appease haredi political parties may be approved by cabinet decision today. Above: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu Caves On Conversions – This...

November 2, 2014: Cops Beat Detained Yeshiva Student, Right-Wing Legal Aid Org Says
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
“Two policemen choked me and hit my head against the wall three or four times,” said the yeshiva student, who received legal counsel from Honenu. “I fell onto the floor and then the policemen continued to kick me and one...

October 31, 2014: Large Number Of Israelis Of Jewish Descent Not Recognized As Jews By Haredi Rabbis Leave Israel For Diaspora, Expert Says
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
A disproportionate number of Israelis who leave Israel to live elsewhere in the world are immigrants from the former Soviet Union – immigrants whose Jewish status was questioned by the country’s haredi-controlled chief rabbinate and government agencies acting on the...

October 31, 2014: Orthodox Shul In Israel To Give Women Aliyot Tomorrow
Comments: 11 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Nachat Ruach, an Orthodox congregation in the town of Shoham near Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, has decided beginning tomorrow to allow women to be given aliyot (to be called up to the Torah) and to read from the Torah...

October 30, 2014: Right-Wing Rabbi Shot In Terrorist Assassination Attempt Shows “Very Light” Improvement
Comments: 5 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
The bullets punctured one of Rabbi Yehuda Glick’s lungs, his throat, one hand hand, and fractured ribs and caused even more harm to his small and large intestines. Above: Rabbi Yehuda Glick Right-Wing Rabbi Shot In Terrorist Assassination Attempt Shows...

October 30, 2014: Terrorist Who Allegedly Shot Right Wing Rabbi Worked At Right-Wing Center Popular With Jewish West Bank Settlers
Comments: 10 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
Muataz Hijazi spent more than a decade in prison for terrorist arson attempts and for violent attacks while in prison against prison guards and against another inmate. He slashed two guards in their faces with a razor blade, hurt a...

October 30, 2014: Condition Of Right-Wing Rabbi Shot By Terrorists Yesterday Reportedly Worsens
Comments: 12 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
The condition of right-wing activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who was shot Wednesday night in an Islamic Jihad terrorist assassination attempt outside an event at the Menachem Begin Heritiage Center in Jerusalem, has reportedly taken a turn for the worse. Above:...

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