1,356 posts categorized "Religion"

August 1, 2014: Haredi Journalist Calls For Genocide Against Gaza Palestinians
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Yochanan Gordon, the son of 5 Towns Jewish Times publisher Larry Gordon and the grandson of the late Chabad journalist Nison Gordon, published a column today arguing that the right thing to do to bring Israel stability and peace is...

August 1, 2014: Zionist Orthodox IDF Brigade Commander Declared “Holy War” On Hamas, Told Haredim To Study Torah To Protect Israel
Comments: 6 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
The Zionist Orthodox commander of the IDF’s Givati Brigade Colonel Ofer Winter told the haredi newspaper Mishpacha that “anyone who can sit and study [Torah] – it’s his duty to do so. In a time of war the thing the...

July 31, 2014: Small Anonymous Group Of Haredim Allegedly Wants To Volunteer For IDF Combat Duty
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
A small group of anonymous haredi yeshiva students reportedly claims it wants to enlist as a group and serve on the front lines in Gaza – but with preconditions. Small Anonymous Group Of Haredim Allegedly Wants To Volunteer For IDF...

July 30, 2014: Tying Tzitzit For IDF Soldiers “Work Of The Devil,” Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Rabbi Tuvia Novick, the mashgiach ruchani (dean of students) of the haredi yeshiva in Hadera, told his students that tying ritual fringes for IDF soldiers is wrong because it is “the work of Satan.” Tying Tzitzit For IDF Soldiers “Work...

July 30, 2014: New York Magazine Publishes Fawning Profile Of Disgraced Haredi Kabbalist-To-The-Stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
"…[Pinto] became aware of his own supernatural abilities when he was just 11 years old. “The rabbi was a kid in school,” related a follower who’d been told the story. “And there was a teacher who was not good. The...

July 30, 2014: Ashkenazi Haredim To Cancel Yeshiva Vacations Because It Looks Bad To Have Yeshiva Students Vacationing During A War They Refuse To Serve In
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
"…We need to know this is not like the other times. We are now in a terrible situation. Our brothers who have strayed [from Torah and haredi Orthodoxy – i.e., Jews who are not haredi] take every opportunity to make...

July 29, 2014: Most Hasidic Groups In Israel Will Keep Yeshivas Open During Summer Vacation Due To The War
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Major hasidic groups in Israel, excluding Chabad, will not close their yeshivas for the normal summer vacation period that runs from approximately Tisha B’Av to Rosh Hodesh Elul. The official rationale for this move is supposed to be the idea...

July 29, 2014: Suspect In Gruesome Murder Of Arab Boy Tells Reporters “I Am The Messiah”
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
As he made his way into a Jerusalem court to hear the indictment against him read out by Jerusalem District Court Judge Yaakov Tzaban, Yosef Chaim Ben-David was asked by reporters if he felt any remorse for the kidnapping Abu...

July 28, 2014: Chabad And Breslov Missionize IDF Combat Soldiers As Former IDF Chief Rabbi Visits Troops And Tells Them This Is a Religious War Against Hamas
Comments: 12 | Categories: BTs , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Breslover hasidim are a common sight along the Gaza border, as are their Chabad-Lubavitch competitors. Military police have been blocking access to vehicles that do not belong to local residents, but somehow the hasidim are getting through anyway. So have...

July 28, 2014: Shomrei Emunim Rebbe: President Obama “Black Dog,” “Worse Than Hitler”
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
“Suddenly…he gestured with his hands to ask what is happening in the world. At first I thought he was asking me about personal things, but he said that was not what he meant, and that he wanted to know what...

July 28, 2014: Reform Rabbi Named To Be US Ambassador For International Religious Freedom
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Religion
Rabbi David Saperstein’s appointment will likely increase pressure on Israel to prosecute price tag attacks and other hate crimes against minorities – including a long string of hate crimes against African asylum-seekers – and hate crimes against non-Orthodox Jewish movements...

July 28, 2014: Jerusalem Jews Blast Shema Prayer On Loudspeakers At 2:30 AM To Irritate Arabs
Comments: 29 | Categories: Israel , Religion
Upset by Ramadan calls to prayer from mosque loudspeakers in the adjacent Arab neighborhood of Tzur Baher waking them in the middle of the night, a group of Jews from the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of southern Jerusalem decided to get...

July 26, 2014: Jewish Mob Allegedly Beats, Seriously Injures, 2 Palestinians With Iron Bars, Baseball Bats
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion , Xenophobia
Both men, Amir Shwiki and Samer Mahfouz, were seriously injured and are hospitalized in Hadassah University Hospital Ein Karem. Jewish Mob Allegedly Beats, Seriously Injures, 2 Palestinians With Iron Bars, Baseball Bats Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Two 20-year-old Palestinian men...

July 25, 2014: Haredi War News: Haredi Faction Bans Haredim From Attending Home Front Command's Missile Defense Instruction Sessions
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Hessed , Israel , Religion
HaPeles, the mouthpiece newspaper of the non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi rebel faction led by Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, ordered haredim not to attend the Home Front Command's war education sessions held specifically for haredim in haredi neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Why? The sessions...

July 25, 2014: While His Soldiers Fight And Die, Defense Minister Takes Time Off To Visit Chabad, Participate In Torah-Writing Ceremony
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion
While the soldiers he commands are fighting and dying in Gaza, Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe took some time off Thursday to appear at a Chabad function some are calling a publicity stunt in Kfar Chabad near Tel Aviv. Above: Moshe...

July 25, 2014: Crown Heights Modesty Sign Illegally Warns Women
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
New Crown Heights modesty signs illegally posted on public property warn women to dress "modestly" because Crown Heights is "a Jewish neighborhood." Alexa Antopol writes via email: Yesterday on the way to the 3 train for my morning commute, I...

July 25, 2014: Video: Islamic Terrorists Blow Up Tomb Of Jonah The Prophet In Iraq
Comments: 12 | Categories: History , Religion , Terrorism
ISIS intentionally destroyed the mosque and tomb below it of Jonah the Prophet in Mosul, Iraq. The site has long been considered to be the tomb of the biblical Jonah, who the Bible says was swallowed by a fish after...

July 24, 2014: Spiritual Head Of Sefardi Haredi Shas Party Refuses To Bless IDF Soldiers, Insists “Israel Does Not Need An Army”
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Terrorism
During a special prayer service at the Kotel (Western Wall) featuring the recitation of psalms on behalf of IDF soldiers, Rabbi Shalom Cohen announced to shocked worshippers that “Israel does not need an army!" Above: Rabbi Shalom Cohen Spiritual Head...

July 24, 2014: Top Haredi Leader Says Only God Is Protecting Israel, Offers No Thanks Or Support For IDF, Iron Dome Scientists
Comments: 48 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
During the time of Jeremiah the Prophet, people lacked trust in God, and when the people were asked why they were not engaged in Torah study, they answered that they had to earn a living. Today, God is once again...

July 23, 2014: IDF Can Indiscriminately Carpet Bomb Gaza To “Exterminate The Enemy,” Senior Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Rules
Comments: 26 | 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 21, 2014: God, Not The IDF, Not The Iron Dome, Is Saving Israel From Hamas Rockets Haredi Columnist Says
Comments: 32 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Rants / Editorials , Religion , Terrorism
The haredi columnist ‘quotes’ a nonexistent CNN interview with a Hamas representative in which that Hamas representative allegedly claimed that Hamas rockets are extremely accurate and that “80%” of the rockets Hamas fires are diverted to uninhabited areas by the...

July 20, 2014: Haredi Leader Asks Jews To Pray For “People Of Israel” – But Does Not Ask Them To Pray For IDF
Comments: 36 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
"Because of the severe situation prevailing in our Holy Land, I request from the Jewish people to increase their prayers for our brothers the people of Israel who need great mercy.…It is a time of distress for the Jewish people....

July 20, 2014: Haredi Chief Rabbi Of Israel Visits Wounded IDF Soldiers, Offers Prayers – Not Haredi Enlistment
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
“This is the beauty of our nation. I saw dedicated doctors, dear parents, and dedicated sons, soldiers and fighters who only wish to defend their homes from the murderous terror which does not stop for a moment." Above: Rabbi David...

July 20, 2014: Haredim Offer To Pray For IDF Soldiers To "Protect" Them
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
While Israeli soldiers risk their lives in Gaza to uproot Hamas rocket launchers and terror tunnels, haredim – few of whom serve in the IDF and whose political and religious leaders have openly forbidden their followers from doing so –...

July 20, 2014: Studies: Children Exposed to Religion Have A Hard Time Distinguishing Fact From Fiction
Comments: 44 | Categories: Religion , Science , Skepticism
Two new studies published as Judgments About Fact and Fiction by Children From Religious and Nonreligious Backgrounds in the journal Cognitive Science find that young children given religious education have noticeable difficulty telling fact from fiction while children of the...

July 18, 2014: Jerusalem Haredi Modesty Poster Equates Women Wearing Tight Skirts With Hamas Suicide Bombers
Comments: 50 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
"…A story is told of one of the greatest students of the Hazon Ish, who said: I am more afraid of boarding a bus where an immodestly dressed woman is sitting, than of boarding a bus carrying a terrorist!!! Please!...

July 18, 2014: Tel Aviv To Make Another Try To Open Supermarkets On Shabbat
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Tel Aviv’s city council plans to meet in two weeks to discuss passing a new version of a bylaw that would allow some kiosks and smaller supermarkets to open on Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath. A previous version allowing about 300...

July 17, 2014: Haredi Paper Says Hamas Missile Fire Has Done Something Very Good – Reduce Shabbat Desecration By Secular Jews In Tel Aviv
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
The haredi newspaper Yated Ne'eman, the official mouthpiece of Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman’s mainstream non-hasidic haredi faction, proclaimed that Hamas rocket and missile fire on the Tel Aviv area are doing something positive for the city – reducing Shabbat “desecration.”...

July 17, 2014: Hasidic Shul Warns Congregants Not To Give Charity To Many "Russian" And Other Beggars Who Are "Fakes"
Comments: 39 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethics , Haredim , Hessed , Religion
A sign posted by the synagogue with the rabbi's explicit permission argues that giving beggars money does not fulfill the mitzvah of tzedaka (giving charity) and claims that helping them is perpetuating their frauds. It says some of these beggars...

July 17, 2014: Chabad Says Little Girls Can Protect Israel From Missiles By Dressing "Modestly"
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
"AS WAR RAGES IN THE HOLY LAND. JEWS AROUND THE WORLD SAY TEHILIM. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE WE CAN DO TO HELP OUR BROTHERS IN THEIR TIME OF NEED? A GROUP OF WOMEN IN CROWN HEIGHTS SAY YES." Please click...

July 17, 2014: 3 Alleged Murderers Of Arab Boy Indicted
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Three Jews, all believed to be haredim or ex-haredim, were indicted this morning in Israel for the revenge kidnapping and gruesome murder of Mohammed Abu Khbeir, a 16-year-old Arab boy kidnapped from East Jerusalem early this month. Above: Mohammed Abu...

July 16, 2014: The Satmar Rebbe's Conduct During And After The Holocaust Was Selfish And Ungrateful, Researcher Alleges
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , History , Religion
"…Rabbi Yoel elected to run a rescue campaign from the safety of Switzerland. His efforts to rescue Jewish children raised by gentiles were restricted to fundraising, and even in that task, he failed abysmally.116 Once again, his conduct stands in...

July 16, 2014: Video: Mixed Dancing Causes Cancer And Deaths Of Children, Sefardi Haredi Kiruv Rabbi Says
Comments: 34 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
Sefardi haredi kiruv (intra-Jewish missionary outreach) Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi says mixed dancing at weddings, 'immodest' women's clothing, and related sins cause cancer and deaths of children. Above: Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi Sefardi haredi kiruv (intra-Jewish missionary outreach) Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi says...

July 16, 2014: Haredim Illegally Ban Women And Girls From "Male Only" Bomb Shelter, Leave Women Unprotected
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
"As rockets flew over Ashdod and red alerts sent people running for shelter, the Ashdod rabbanut had other plans for women. Men went to the [bomb] shelter and were allowed in. Women, on the other hand, were not allowed in....

July 16, 2014: Israel’s Bedouin Population Left Without Missile Shelters, Warning Sirens And Iron Dome Protection
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Israel’s government has left most of the country's Bedouin population unprotected against rocket and missile attacks from Gaza. Most Bedouin communities have no missile warning sirens or bomb shelters and are not protected by the Iron Dome missile defense system....

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 14, 2014: UPDATED – Police: Murderers Of Arab Boy Planned Crime In Advance, Sought To Murder Vulnerable Arab As Revenge Killing
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
The right wing Jews who kidnapped and burned alive 16-year-old Jerusalem Arab boy, Mohammed Abu Khbeir, two weeks ago planned the kidnapping and murder in advance, police say, purchasing the gasoline used to burn him alive and other items needed...

July 13, 2014: Non-War Picture Of The Day: Anti-Haredi Modesty Sign Poster In Jerusalem
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism , Women & Judaism
A sign posted at a bus stop in Jerusalem tells busybodies of all types to leave people alone. From a bus stop in Jerusalem. The sign reads, "How am I dressed? Call 1-800-NONE-OF-YOUR-BUSINESS!" [Hat Tip: Dorron.]

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 11, 2014: Murdered Boy Was Waiting For His Father On The Steps Of His Father's Store When Kidnapped
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism
Hussein Abu Khdeir, the father of the murdered boy, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped and burned alive by Jewish terrorists last week in Jerusalem, wants to emphasize that his son Mohammed looked younger than his age and was far...

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: Court Releases 3 Of 6 Kidnap-Murder Suspects To House Arrest
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Three of the six haredim and ex-haredim accused of murdering 16-year-old Palestinian boy Mohammad Abu Khdeir by burning him alive will be released to seven days of house arrest Thursday because they reportedly did not play an "active" role in...

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: Sefardi Haredi Kiruv Rabbi Calls Hamas Rocket Fire, Kidnapping And Murders Of Jewish Teens Punishments From God And “A Blessing”
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Terrorism
Yemenite kiruv (intra-Judaism missionary) Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak said the West Bank kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens last month and the current rocket fire at Israel from Palestinian terrorists in Gaza are punishments by God for Tel Aviv’s Gay...

July 9, 2014: Rockets Near Haifa, Tel Aviv; Israeli Arab And Palestinian Riots Drastically Reduced
Comments: 8 | Categories: Israel , Religion , Terrorism
Two rockets fired from Gaza landed harmlessly in open areas north of Zikhron Ya'akov about 23 miles south of Haifa. Others landed near Tel Aviv and throughout the south. Five rockets were fired at Tel Aviv proper today. All of...

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: Haredi Family Nearly Lynched By Stone-Throwing Arab Mob In East Jerusalem
Comments: 16 | Categories: Antisemitism , Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
As the vehicle entered the Wadi Joz neighborhood, it was stoned from all sides by masked Palestinians who charged at the vehicle in an attempt to get at the Jews inside it. The driver floored the car and raced toward...

July 7, 2014: Report: Haredi Street Kids Murdered Arab Boy
Comments: 50 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Terrorism , Xenophobia
Ex-haredim and haredi street kids allegedly murdered 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir. Above: file photo of haredim, some of them street kids, stone police in Jerusalem Report: Haredi Street Kids Murdered Arab Boy Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The names of the...

July 7, 2014: 2 More Jews Confess To Brutal Murder Of 16-Year-Old Arab Boy
Comments: 2 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Xenophobia
"The Israeli government's problem is that it's not doing anything because of your extreme right wing, it was all the territories. You can't go on like that. To anyone who spoke to me I said I wanted justice, for their...

July 6, 2014: Palestinians Try To Burn Joseph’s Tomb
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , Religion
Israeli Arabs and Palestinians rioted across the country and the West Bank tonight, the fifth straight night of violence, and almost burned the purported tomb of the biblical character Joseph. Above: file photo Palestinians Try To Burn Joseph’s Tomb Shmarya...

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