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April 23, 2014: Haredi IDF Soldier Verbally Assaulted In Haredi City – By Haredim
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
“Chardak [insect; haredi traitor who serves in the IDF]! Get out of our City! You are an embarrassment to Yiddishkeit [Judaism]!” File photo: haredi man walks past soldiers at the Kotel, Western Wall Haredi IDF Soldier Verbally Assaulted In Haredi...

April 23, 2014: Vizhniter Rebbe Tells Yeshiva Students To Dodge The Draft No Matter What
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
"…The first thing is not to panic, and to trust the Creator…do not pay any attention to all the letters that arrive from [the IDF]. Parents should treat the [draft] order [for thir son] as if it is just some...

April 20, 2014: Number Of Israeli Draft Dodgers Skyrocketed In 2013, Mostly Due To Haredim
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The combined number of draft dodgers (defined as those who received draft orders but did not report for duty) and deserters (soldiers who left their bases without leave) is reportedly enough to fill two entire IDF brigades. Number Of Israeli...

April 17, 2014: Video: Footsteps – Project Freedom
Comments: 3 | Categories: Religion , Skepticism & Former Haredim
"As part of our 10th anniversary year, we are proud to announce the launch of Footsteps Project Freedom a series of videos in which our members express what freedom means to them. First up is Sara Erenthal, a performance artist...

April 14, 2014: Haredi Cult Wins Partial Victory On Appeal
Comments: 2 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion
A local judge in rural Ontario, Canada has ordered that a group of children from the Lev Tahor haredi cult do not have to be sent back to Quebec. But she also ruled that child protection should continue to investigate...

April 13, 2014: South African Chief Rabbi Tells Jews Not Help Breslov Hasidic Leader Fleeing Israeli Police, Haredim Object
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
Following wanted alleged sex criminal Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s sudden arrival in South Africa after being expelled from Zimbabwe late last week, South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein sent a letter to his rabbinic colleagues asking them to tell their congregants...

April 13, 2014: New Poll Shocks Haredim, Finds Secular Israelis Do Not Hate Haredim And Do Not Want To Persecute Them
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The haredi newspaper Mishpacha sponsored a poll to determine the attitudes of secular Israelis towards haredim and hired one of Israel’s top pollsters, Mina Tzemach, to conduct it. Much to the shock of Mishpacha's editors, the poll found that the...

April 13, 2014: Draft Dodger Haredi Yeshiva Student Released From Prison Early After Leading Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Intervenes And Haredim Threaten Widespread Violence
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Eliyahu Cohen, the draft dodging haredi yeshiva student whose arrest and 20-day prison sentence sparked widespread haredi rioting, has suddenly been freed from military prison. Draft Dodger Haredi Yeshiva Student Released From Prison Early After Leading Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Intervenes...

April 13, 2014: Haredim Use Banned Social Media App To Organize Protest Riot Against IDF
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredim rioted across the country last night after news spread that Eli Cohen, who dodged the draft on orders from his haredi rabbis, would not be released from IDF prison early for Passover, Yeshiva World reported. The demonstration was announced...

April 12, 2014: Haredim Riot, At Least 3 Police Hurt, 8 Haredim Arrested
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Three police officers were lightly injured Saturday night as haredim protested and rioted in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak and Ashdod against the arrest of a haredi draft dodger. File photo: Haredim riot in Jerusalem earlier this month over arrest of haredi...

April 10, 2014: Israel Allegedly Decides To Free Haredi Draft Dodger Who Sparked Riots For Passover
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The chairman of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party, Member of Knesset Aryeh Deri, has apparently negotiated a deal with the IDF to release a draft-dodging yeshiva student from jail so he can spend Passover with his family. The student's arrest...

April 10, 2014: Video: Hundreds Of Haredim Violently Riot In Jerusalem, At least 5 Arrested
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredim rioted in the Geulah neighborhood adjacent to Mea Shearim in Jerusalem today after a haredi yeshiva student, Eliyahu Cohen, was arrested for draft dodging. Hundreds Of Haredim Violently Riot In Jerusalem, At least 5 Arrested Shmarya Rosenberg • Failedmessiah.com...

April 9, 2014: Rabbi Who Called Zionist Orthodox Jews “Amalek” Appointed Head Of Shas Rabbis’ Council
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Six months after the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Rabbi Shalom Cohen, the outspoken controversial head of the Sefardi haredi Porat Yosef Yeshiva in Jerusalem, has been named the head of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party’s Council of Torah Sages....

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 6, 2014: A Manufactured Crisis? Haredim Protest Shabbat “Desecration” In Safed
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Haredim in Safed protested the opening of a swimming pool on Shabbat, claiming it violated the city’s long-standing status quo – despite the fact that the pool has allegedly been open on Shabbat for 30 years. A Manufactured Crisis? Haredim...

April 4, 2014: Haredi Cult Must Follow Canadian Law, Judge Warns
Comments: 3 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
"Your obligation is to raise your children the way this country has guaranteed children be raised." Lev Tahor children cry and pray after their teacher was arrested earlier this week (credit: Blackburn News) Haredi Cult Must Follow Canadian Law, Judge...

April 4, 2014: Rockland County Haredi Yeshiva Students Get Free Childcare At Government Expense
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Religion
A free childcare program meant to help unemployed or marginally employed New York State parents find and keep decent jobs is being used by haredi yeshiva students to pay for their children’s childcare. Rockland County Haredi Yeshiva Students Get Free...

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: The Forgotten Method of Eating Matzah
Comments: 13 | Categories: Halakha , Haredim , History , Religion
You are about to learn the 'best' method of eating your matzoh according to Jewish law as interpreted by haredi (and, to be fair, some 'centrist' Orthodox) rabbis. And in the process you will learn why the Jewish law these...

April 2, 2014: Police Raid Haredi Cult’s Compound
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion
Police blocked the entrances to the area as immigration authorities went door to door searching for seven Lev Tahor members who are reportedly illegally in the country. Several Lev Tahor adults were arrested and an unknown number of Lev Tahor...

April 1, 2014: Will Haredim Leave Yeshiva In Order To Work?
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
28,000 haredi who will receive full military draft exemptions under the new haredi draft law passed by the Knesset late last month are being given a free boost into the workforce from the government, which hopes many of these men...

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: Haredi Yeshivas' Fundraising Poster Compares Government Of Israel To The Biblical Pharaoh
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
"In every generation, they rise up against us to destroy us…" Taken directly from the Passover Haggadah, the Hebrew headline in this fundraising poster for haredi kollels (advanced yeshivas) refers to Pharaoh, the biblical archenemy of the Jewish people, the...

March 31, 2014: Hasidic Father Of 3 Arrested At IDF Induction Center
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The man – a Visnitzer hasid who teaches in the Vishnitzer heder (grade school) in Bnei Brak – was told by the Vizhnitzer Rebbeto go the induction center with his tallit (prayer shawl) and tefillin (phylacteries), speak only in Yiddish,...

March 31, 2014: PEOPLE v. HELBRANS
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion
"The defendant, a leader of a religious group, disapproved of the secular upbringing of a 13-year-old boy and sought to raise him according to the tenets of the defendant's religious beliefs. A prime issue in the case is whether the...

March 31, 2014: Satmar Village Agrees Not To Endorse Gender Segregation At Public Playground
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
The New York Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union have settled a lawsuit against the Village of Kiryas Joel with the government agreeing it will not endorse segregation of the sexes in a public park. The New...

March 31, 2014: England Will Not Allow Haredi Schools To Censor Out Test Questions On Evolution
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Science , Torah & Science
Great Britain’s school testing overseer has ruled that schools – even haredi yeshivas – will not be allowed to screen out exam questions which contradict their religious beliefs. Rabbi Avrohom Pinter of the Yesody HaTorah girls school, London England Will...

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 28, 2014: Almost Half Of Israelis Strongly Want Chief Rabbis To Recognize Reform And Conservative Movements
Comments: 8 | Categories: Israel , Religion
A poll conducted by Teleseker Polling for the US-based Ruderman Family Foundation has found that 49% of Israelis strongly believe Israel’s official state Chief Rabbinate should recognize the legitimacy of Reform and Conservative Judaism to strengthen Israel’s connection with American...

March 27, 2014: Leading Sefardi Haredi Rabbi Tells University Students It Is Kosher To Cheat And Plagiarize
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Chief Rabbi of Holon Rabbi Avraham Yosef – who sits on the Israel Chief Rabbinate’s council and who is a son of the late Sefardi haredi leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef – gave permission for university students to cheat and plagiarize....

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 25, 2014: Haredi Draft Dodger Released From Prison, Gets Hero’s Welcome From Fellow Haredim
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
"…You just do not understand! You will not break us! We are stronger than you and them. We have rabbis and Torah on our side. We will not serve [in the IDF]! We will not fold! And we will continue...

March 25, 2014: The Belzer Rebbe ‘Forgets’ His Own Family’s Debt To Zionists
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , History , Religion
The previous Belzer Rebbe was saved from the Holocaust by Zionists. Before he left Europe, he publicly promised his followers and the other Jews of Budapest that they would be safe from harm. Instead, most were murdered within weeks. Did...

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: Video: Just Before He Died, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Cursed Proponents Of The Haredi-Draft With Destruction
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Just before his final hospitalization late last year, senior Sefardi haredi leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef called on God to foil the planned haredi draf and cursed its proponents. “The verse ‘pour out your wrath upon them,’ should be fulfilled for...

March 23, 2014: Rabbi, Student, Arrested In Attempted Donkey Sacrifice
Comments: 21 | Categories: Israel , Religion
Israel police in Jerusalem reportedly arrested a 54-year-old rabbi and his 24-year-old student on Friday near the of the Tomb of Samuel the prophet after they tried to to slaughter a female donkey as a sacrifice. Rabbi, Student, Arrested In...

March 21, 2014: Why Haredim Don't Serve In The IDF
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
"Ben-Gurion and his government also decreed that since Torah scholars do not serve in the army, they are legally prohibited from gainful employment, thus preventing them from supporting their families with dignity. The current legislation is even worse, as it...

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: Haredi Cult Allegedly Lied To Child Protection Workers, Documents Reveal
Comments: 11 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion
The haredi Lev Tahor cult allegedly lied to Canadian child protection workers who – despite Lev Tahor's proven history of disregard for secular courts and enforcement agenicies and its history of flight to avoid court orders – trusted a group...

March 18, 2014: Haredi Yeshiva Student Arrested For Draft Dodging, Haredim Plan Countrywide Protests
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The haredi yeshiva student reportedly failed to answer two draft notices after haredi leaders (apparently affiliated with the ‘rebel’ non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi faction headed by Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach) ordered haredi yeshiva students to ignore draft notices completely. Haredi Yeshiva Student...

March 17, 2014: Haredi Cult Members To Appear In A Guatemala Court Today
Comments: 0 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion
Nine haredi Lev Tahor cult members who fled Canada for Guatemala earlier this month in defiance of a court order are scheduled to appear in a Guatemala court today. File photo: Unidentied Lev Tahor women and girls (16x9) Haredi Cult...

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 14, 2014: Supreme Haredi Leader Calls For Government To Be Wiped Out And For Its members To Burn In Hell
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Supreme haredi leader Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman attacked the government in the strongest terms over the new draft law, equating it with Amalek, the biblical archenemy of the Jews, and calling for its members to be wiped out. Rabbi Aharon...

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 10, 2014: Haredi Chief Rabbi: Torah Prohibits Women From Serving In Israeli Military
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
Yosef insists that it actually is an issur d’oraita (prohibition from the Torah itself) for women to serve in the IDF because women in the IDF must wear men’s clothing – in this case, carry a weapon, which Yosef rules...

March 10, 2014: Israeli Haredi MK At NYC Anti-Israel Demonstration: We Survived Pharaoh And Haman, We Will Survive Israeli Government, Too
Comments: 45 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Member of Knesset Rabbi Yisroel Eichler of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party compares the Government of Israel to the biblical archenemies of the Jewish people, Pharaoh and Haman, at the haredi anti-draft, anti-Israeli-government prayer rally/media event yesterday in...

March 10, 2014: Video: Agudath Israel Statement On The Israeli Draft Of Haredim
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Agudath Israel of America calls the proposed universal draft law that would draft haredi yeshiva students into the IDF "an affront to the world Jewish community and an affront to Hashem's [God's] name," and claims drafting haredi yeshiva students will...

March 9, 2014: Lev Tahor Members Resisted Deportation, Forced To Travel On Shabbat
Comments: 11 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion
Trinidad and Tobago law enforcement officials yesterday handed over the nine members of the ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish Group Lev Tahor to Canadian law enforcement and immigration officials at the Piarco International Airport for their return to Canada. But members of...

March 9, 2014: NY Haredim Protest Israel, Haredi Draft In Manhattan
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
A pre-demonstration sticker seen on a Borough Park synagogue today seems to encapsulate the message haredi leaders want to send. Allegedly seen posted at the entrance of the Shomer Shabbos shul in Borough Park today:

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