1,987 posts categorized "MO & Chardal"

April 23, 2014: West Bank Settler Youth Allegedly Attack Firefighters With Stones And Metal Rods
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
A team of firefighters who were called to extinguish a fire in a trash dumpster in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Beit El Monday night were allegedly beaten with metal rods and stoned by settlement youth. Firefighter injured in...

April 23, 2014: William E. Rapfogel, Rabbi David Cohen Plead Guilty In Thefts From The Metropolitan Council On Jewish Poverty
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
William E. Rapfogel, the Modern Orthodox former CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, the New York City Jewish community’s anti-poverty arm, pleaded guilty this morning to grand larceny, money laundering, tax fraud and offering a false instrument for...

April 23, 2014: Police Search Home Of Radical West Bank Rabbi Linked To Chabad
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Xenophobia
The home of radical Rabbi Yosef Elitzur – the co-head of Od Yosef Chai, a radical yeshiva in the West Bank founded and still headed by radical Chabad Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg – was searched by police today after Elitzur and...

April 22, 2014: Report: Modern Orthodox Embezzler To Plead Guilty Tomorrow
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
William E. Rapfogel – the Modern Orthodox former CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, the New York City Jewish community’s anti-poverty arm – is expected to plead guilty tomorrow in a Manhattan state court. William E. Rapfogel, left,...

April 19, 2014: Haredim Protest Shabbat “Desecration” In Safed
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
“Shabbat is our most precious thing and we won’t lend a hand to its public desecration. We won’t agree for it to stay open. Keeping the Sabbath [laws] in the city is important to secular people too. The city’s rabbis...

April 18, 2014: Another Racist ‘Price Tag’ Attack Against Mosque
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
"We have been silent long enough regarding 'price tag' attacks. This time, the response to this act should be strong. Attacks on mosques cross a red line. Unfortunately, in the past the police have failed in their duties - they...

April 14, 2014: Former Modern Orthodox Met Council Head: Help Me Raise Money So I Can Stay Out Of Prison
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
"…Last night, as I hugged one of my grand kids who turns 7 in April, I wondered how many birthdays of hers and my six other grandkids that I would miss. My youngest son is 22 and "in the parsha"...

April 14, 2014: Jewish Community Quietly Rallying Around Man Who Allegedly Stole Millions Of Dollars From Poor Jews
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
Members of New York City’s Jewish community are raising millions of dollars to help former Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty CEO William E. Rapfogel. William E. Rapfogel Jewish Community Quietly Rallying Around Man Who Allegedly Stole Millions Of Dollars From...

April 13, 2014: Man Stabbed To Death In Fight In Safed Synagogue
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
An argument between three people, one of them allegedly a homeless man, in a synagogue in Safed over Shabbat turned violent, resulting in the death of one man. Man Stabbed To Death In Fight In Safed Synagogue Shmarya Rosenberg •...

April 11, 2014: Daily News Haredi Beat Reporter Named One Of Source Magazine's 25 Women To Watch
Comments: 3 | Categories: Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal
Simone Weichselbaum, who often covers the haredi community for the New York Daily News, has been named as one of the hip hop publication Source Magazine's 25 Women To Watch. Simone Weichselbaum Simone Weichselbaum, who often covers the haredi community...

April 11, 2014: Racist, Violent, Chabad Influenced Yeshiva Closed By IDF
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
Israel Defense Forces soldiers and a border police unit took over and closed down the Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg's Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the West Bank Settlement of Yitzhar today after its students rioted and attacked local Arabs, IDF solders...

April 10, 2014: Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Jacob Birnbaum, Founder Of SSSJ
Comments: 4 | Categories: MO & Chardal
Jacob Birnbaum, who founded Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry in 1964 and with it the modern movement to save Soviet Jews, has passed away. He was 87 years old. Jacob Birnbaum Jacob Birnbaum, who founded Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry...

April 9, 2014: 7 Guilty In Rabbi Ordination Fraud
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Sefardim
Seven people were convicted today in a scheme that awarded unearned smicha (rabbinic ordination) to police officers and others who lacked the necessary qualifications to hold the title. 7 Guilty In Rabbi Ordination Fraud Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Seven people...

April 9, 2014: Victims Of Orthodox Ponzi Schemer Gershon Barkany Sue Haredi Charities To Recover Some Of Their Lost Millions
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
Gershon Barkany pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars in a ponzi scheme and admitted his crime. As Barkany awaits sentencing, his victims are suing several haredi charities to try to get back part of their stolen money that Barkan...

April 9, 2014: Haredim To Open Gender-Segregated Holocaust Museum
Comments: 51 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Chabad , Haredim , History , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"…Asked how the museum could depict both women’s stories without offending ultra-Orthodox men, Reidel said that on days when ultra-Orthodox school groups visit the museum, they might have to make sure no images of the women are on display.…" The...

April 8, 2014: Video: Rockland Clergy For Social Justice Press Conference On East Ramapo Schools
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion
Rockland Clergy for Social Justice Press Conference held earlier today. Speakers included Rabbi Adam Baldachin of the Montebello Jewish Center; Rabbi Ari Hart of Uri L'Tzedek (Orthodox Social Justice); Rev. Weldon McWilliams IV, PhD of the First Baptist Church in...

April 7, 2014: Convicted Zionist Orthodox Child Sex Abuser Stops Teaching In Yeshiva After Grassroots Protests
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Zionist Orthodox child sex abuser Rabbi Moti Elon has not taught his weekly class at Rabbi Haim Druckman's Or Etzion Yeshiva for the past six weeks. Rabbi Mordechai "Moti" Elon Convicted Zionist Orthodox Child Sex Abuser Stops Teaching In Yeshiva...

April 5, 2014: Haredi Certified Kosher Enema
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bizarre , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
An Israeli enema is certified kosher by the rabbinate of Rishon Letzion and kosher "le-mehadrin min ha-mehadrin" by the haredi beit din (religious court) of the rabbis of the Chug Chatam Sofer kosher supervision. Please click to enlarge: [Via: Heeb.]

April 4, 2014: Large-Scale Anti-Christian Price Tag Attack In Northen Israel
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The tires of 40 vehicles were slashed and a wall was spray painted with a message reading “only goyim should be evacuated from our land" Wednesday night or early Thursday morning in Jish, a small Arab village with about 3,000...

April 3, 2014: Zauder Gets 13 Years
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Evan Zauder, the Yeshiva University graduate and Modern Orthodox day school teacher who pleaded guilty in January of last year to one count each of enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, transportation, receipt, and distribution of...

April 3, 2014: Judge Biased, Alleged YU Sex Abuse Victims Say
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Judge John Koeltl “assumed the role” of a defense attorney by “concocting” an argument YU's actual attorneys never made, the plaintiffs say in their appeal brief. Judge Biased, Alleged YU Sex Abuse Victims Say Shmarya Rosenberg • Failedmessiah.com The Manhattan...

April 2, 2014: Shalom Lamm, Family, Hasidim Were Not Eligible To Vote In Bloomingburg, Board Of Elections Rules
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Sullivan County’s Board of Elections has backed claims that more than 100 residents of the upstate New York village of Bloomingburg — including Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm and his family and about 100 Satmar hasidim— were not legally eligible to...

April 2, 2014: Modern Orthodox Real Estate Developer Drops Bloomingburg Election Challenge
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Scandal-plagued Modern Orthodox real estate developer Shalom Lamm has dropped his challenge to the election results in the tiny New York State Village of Bloomingburg. Modern Orthodox Real Estate Developer Drops Bloomingburg Election Challenge Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Scandal-plagued Modern...

April 1, 2014: Let The Poor Go Hungry? Updates On The Scandal-Plagued Metropolitan Council On Jewish Poverty's Passover Food Card Program
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
More than two decades of embezzlement. Millions of dollars still missing. Allegations – backed by credible reporting from the New York Times – that it's now former CEO worked for decades to block affordable housing from being built on the...

April 1, 2014: “Jesus Is A Monkey” Spray Painted On Catholic Monastery In Israel In Apparent Price Tag Attack
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
A Catholic monastery in Deir Rafat near Beit Shemesh has been vandalized with anti-American and anti-Christian graffiti in what appears to be another price tag attack by West Bank Jewish settlers and their sympathizers. File photo: "price tag" spray painted...

April 1, 2014: Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Founder Of Women Of The Wall Passes Away
Comments: 3 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Rivkah Haut, who conceived (and convened) the first women’s Torah service at the Kotel (Western Wall) on December 1, 1988, and founded Women of the Wall, has passed away after a short battle against cancer. Rivkah Haut Rivkah Haut, who...

March 31, 2014: Leading MO Rabbis, Community Leaders Write Letters Supporting MO Child Pornographer-Pedophile
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Who wrote letters in support of this Modern Orthodox child pornographer and pedophile? Modern Orthodox leaders, that's who. Evan Zauder Evan Zauder is a Modern Orthodox YU graduate who taught in Modern Orthodox day schools and founded and ran Yeshivat...

March 31, 2014: Judge Denies Developer Shalom Lamm's Motion For Recusal
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm's attorneys made a motion this morning to try to force Sullivan County Court Judge Stephen Schick to recuse himself from the election fraud case in the tiny village of Bloomingburg. Lamm alleges Schick's wife posted...

March 30, 2014: IDF Publishes New Shabbat Guide For Haredi And Orthodox Soldiers
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The IDF has published a new booklet on the interface of a soldier’s duties and the restrictions of Shabbat law, Ynet reported. Primarily aimed at haredi soldiers and called "Defending the Nation, Guarding the Torah," the booklet contains Shabbat rules...

March 30, 2014: Build A Synagogue On The Temple Mount, Leading Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Tell Netanyahu
Comments: 14 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“The Temple Mount is a unique place for prayer. As Prime Minister, we ask you to do what is necessary to establish a place of prayer for Jews on the Temple Mount, in a respectable and peaceful manner, that will...

March 26, 2014: Scandal-Ridden Jewish Anti-Poverty Charity Halts Passover Food Program
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
Without explanation, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, the New York City Jewish community's anti-poverty arm, has closed its Passover food card program, leaving many of the city's Jewish poor without adequate food for the Passover holiday. William E. Rapfogel,...

March 26, 2014: Orthodox Jewish Synagogue Hosts Post-Nup Signing Event With Couples
Comments: 1 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"As we continue to read stories in national media outlets about spouses who refuse to grant religious divorce (get) to one another, the need to act becomes ever greater. As a response, The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale - The Bayit...

March 26, 2014: Women Of The Wall Close To Deal With Government
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
Women of the Wall is close to reaching an agreement with the government that likely will include a clause that will annul the regulations in the Law of the Holy Places that have been used for decades to stop WoW...

March 26, 2014: New Poll Finds 26% Of Haredi Teens Are Zionist
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
A new poll shows that while the vast majority of haredi youth say they will not join the IDF or national civilian service, many are proud of being Israeli citizens and have a nationalistic, patriotic worldview. New Poll Finds 26%...

March 25, 2014: Zionist Yeshiva To Honor Chabad Rabbi Who Allegedly Covered Up For Pedophiles
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner, the late head of Chabad in Melbourne, Australia, is being memorialized by Machon Meir, a Zionist Orthodox yeshiva in Jerusalem – despite the fact that Groner allegedly covered up for pedophiles. Because of those alleged coverups,...

March 24, 2014: IDF Forced By Government To Back Down To Haredi Demands
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The new special induction centers meant to process haredi men answering their draft orders have been abruptly put on hold after haredi leadership, afraid that some yeshiva students would actually enlist rather than get deferments, threatened to order all yeshiva...

March 23, 2014: Sheldon Silver And William E. Rapfogel Allegedly Blocked Low Income Housing In Order To Keep Lower East Side "Jewish"
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
William E. Rapfogel, the disgraced former head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, the Jewish community's anti-poverty arm, and New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver – both Orthodox Jews with roots on the Lower East Side – allegedly...

March 23, 2014: Former MK Rabbi Michael Melchior Joins Anti-Child-Sex-Abuse Org's Advisory Board
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…[F]ormer Member of Knesset and Cabinet Minister, Rabbi Michael Melchior, has accepted our invitation to join the Tzedek Board of Advisors. For several years Rabbi Melchior served as Chairman of the Committee for Children’s Rights in the Knesset, where in...

March 20, 2014: Video: Interview With Lonna Kin, A Woman Who Has Been An Agunah For 10 Years
Comments: 55 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Though she has been civilly divorced since 2007, Lonna Kin is an "agunah" or "chained wife," stuck in her Orthodox Jewish marriage because her ex-husband won't give her a valid "get," or Jewish divorce document. She tells her story for...

March 20, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm Challenges Subpoenas Served On Satmar Voters Because They Were Not Served On Shabbos
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s attorneys are reportedly challenging the fact that new Bloomingburg voters – almost all hasidim – whose registrations were challenged by local opponents were not served with subpoenas on Shabbos. Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm Challenges...

March 20, 2014: As New Conversion Bill Advances, Chief Rabbis Threaten To Refuse To Follow It And To Not Recognize Anyone Converted Under It As Jewish
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“We represent the opinion of Judaism loyal to the Torah, religious, traditional and ultra-Orthodox [Jews], according to which conversion shall only be determined by Jewish law, and in Israel Jewish law is determined solely by the [haredi-controlled] Chief Rabbinate.” Chief...

March 19, 2014: Brooklyn Orthodox Jew Part Of Largest Child Porn Ring In History, Feds Allege
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Fourteen people have been arrested in a massive child porn sting federal law enforcement officials are calling theh largest in history, and one of them is a Brooklyn Orthodox Jew with ties to HASC, Yachad and other Jewish organizations. Roy...

March 19, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm Lied To Media About Place Of Residence
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Controversial Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm told the media yesterday he has lived in the tiny 420-person village of Bloomingburg, New York for two years. Yet a December 30, 2013 court filing specifically says Lamm lives in West Hemstead, New...

March 19, 2014: Video: Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Wears Long Blonde Women’s Wig For Purim Video, Causing Haredim To Attack Him As “Ungodly”
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Outreach
"It's unthinkable that the rabbi would dishonor the Holy Scriptures within a house of study," a haredi source said. Moderate Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Wears Long Blonde Women’s Wig For Purim Video, Causing Haredim To Attack Him As “Ungodly” Shmarya Rosenberg...

March 19, 2014: Bloomingburg Votes, Anti-Lamm Candidate Leads By More Than 3 To 1, But Many Votes Still Uncounted Due To Court Order
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm (pictured at right), a son of the former Chancellor of Yeshiva University Rabbi Norman Lamm, claims he has lived for two years in the tiny 420-person village that had no other Orthodox Jews, no synagogue...

March 15, 2014: Right Wing Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Lash Out At Government That “Does Not Have A Right To Exist”
Comments: 11 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The government “does not have a right to exist!” Levanon reportedly said to a gathering of senior Zionist Orthodox rabbis held in Jerusalem on Thursday. “The party capable of passing the conversion bill into law has no right to exist...

March 13, 2014: UPDATED – Video: FBI At Work In Bloomingburg; Satmar Voter Fraud Allegedly Basis For Raid
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
County and state law enforcement and New York's Attorney General allegedly ignored strong evidence of voter fraud by developer Norman Lamm and Satmar hasidim trying to illegally take over this tiny upsate New York village. But against all odds, one...

March 13, 2014: UPDATED: FBI Raids Bloomingburg Properties Owned By Developer Shalom Lamm In Onogoing Public Corruption Investigation
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
The FBI has reportedly descended on the tiny New York State village of Bloomingburg. Reports say that that the federal law enforcement agency has been spotted at several properties owned by developer Shalom Lamm in the tiny 400 person village...

March 12, 2014: Haredi Draft Bill Passes Knesset After Opposition Boycotts Votes
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
With the entire opposition boycotting – officially due to its claim that this and two other key bills were being rammed through their final two Knesset votes without adequate debate, but in reality also due to its desire to court...

March 12, 2014: Australian Chabad Rabbis Telsner And Groner Join Anti-Zionists in Protesting Israel
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
"…Their participation in this protest calls into question Chabad’s (and its supporters’) insistence in the pages of the AJN that Chabad rabbis are philosophically in tune with the majority of Australian Jews (80% of whom are Zionist) and are therefore...

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