1,652 posts categorized "Religion"

January 29, 2015: More Rioting In Poneviz Yeshiva
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
The nearly decade-long succession battle for control of the Israel’s second largest non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi yeshiva got even more heated tonight. More Rioting In Poneviz Yeshiva Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The nearly decade-long succession battle for control of the Israel’s...

January 29, 2015: Women Shouldn't Talk Loudly Or Laugh In Public, Satmar Rebbe Says
Comments: 39 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
“If a woman must go on the street, she should walk quickly and not stroll…not talk loudly, not laugh,” Teitelbaum said, and if she walks with her husband and there's contact [talking] with each other, its a "disgusting" act. Similarly,...

January 29, 2015: Sefardi Haredi Renegade Party Joins Up With Hard Right-Wing Ashkenazi Racist Party
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Sefardim
Eli Yishai's new political party, Yachad - Ha'am Itanu, has joined with the hard right-wing neo-Kahanist Otzma Yehudit Party to form a joint list for the upcoming Knesset elections. Above: Eli Yishai Sefardi Haredi Renegade Party Joins Up With Hard...

January 29, 2015: Haredim Charge British Government With Bias Over Haredi Schools
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion
The British government’s Education Department’s inspection arm known as Ofsted is unfairly targeting haredi and hasidic schools, a haredi rabbi who works for Ofsted as an inspector told the National Jewish Education Conference for Primary School Teachers last week. Haredim...

January 29, 2015: Police Raid Major Haredi Yeshiva In Middle Of The Night, Make Wave Of Arrests
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
Israel Police raided the Poneviz (Ponivitch) Yeshiva in Bnei Brak in the middle of the night and made a wave of arrests and detentions. Police Raid Major Haredi Yeshiva In Middle Of The Night, Make Wave Of Arrests Shmarya Rosenberg...

January 27, 2015: OU Takes Out Ads Against Mayor To Try To Force City To Fund 1/2 Day Pre-K For Haredim, Orthodox
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Religion
The OU has just published a series of ads claiming de Balsio’s prekindergarten policy costs Jewish families $50 million a year because de Blasio’s program mandates full-day participation, and Orthodox and haredi schools refuse to provide that. Instead, they provide...

January 26, 2015: Haredi Gang Dumps Fish Oil Outside Leading Rabbi's Home In Latest Battle Over Non-Existent Jewish Graves
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The protest is another in a long line of similar protests and violent street assaults allegedly carried out by the gang and by the Atra Kadisha graves protection organization. Above: Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch Haredi Gang Dumps Fish Oil Outside Leading...

January 25, 2015: With The Help Of Right-Wing Allies, Haredim Block Funding For IDF Lone Soldiers Center
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
“They crossed an ethical red line — this is politics of the lowest kind. I think they’re embarrassing the haredi community. I don’t think the haredim would want to hurt lone soldiers." With The Help Of Right-Wing Allies, Haredim Block...

January 25, 2015: As Haredi Poverty Deepens, Young Married Haredim Feel An Even Greater Sense Of Entitlement – Because They Were Raised To
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
"My parents pay our rent and we go to them and my wife’s parents just about every Shabbos [to eat], and we also take frozen foods and cans [home to our apartment from their house]. Yes, we are parasites.… So...

January 24, 2015: Don’t Encourage French Jews To Move To Israel Because It Will Lead To Intermarriage, Haredi Rabbis Say
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
About 50% of French Jews are intermarried, meaning many of the French Jews who would come to Israel would bring with them a non-Jewish spouse and non-Jewish children. Because of that, top Ashkenazi haredi rabbis say Israel should not encourage...

January 22, 2015: Video: The Most Dangerous Thing For Religion Is Its Involvement In Politics, Rabbi Says
Comments: 18 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Religion
"The most dangerous thing for religion is when it's married to political power. When it's an instrument of political power then it betrays its own message." Above: Rabbi David Rosen At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Orthodox Rabbi...

January 22, 2015: The Orthodox Sex Guru
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , Rabbis & Sex , Religion
…“She’d just found out what and where her clitoris is, after her third child,” Marcus said. “She’d told her OB-GYN that she was having pain,” and during their conversation he informed her about her anatomy. Merely having this basic knowledge...

January 21, 2015: Blame The Victims: Murdered French Cartoonists “Sinned” Against Society, Chabad Rabbi Says
Comments: 104 | Categories: Chabad , Ethics , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion , Terrorism
Talk about blaming the victims. A prominent Chabad rabbi in England triggered outrage after he wrote that that the cartoonists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo who were slaughtered by Islamist fundamentalist terrorists sinned against society. Above: Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet...

January 21, 2015: Picture of the Day: Female Haredi 'Kabbalist's' Evil Eye Removal Business Card
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Religion
Did someone put the hex on you? Rebetzin Aidel Miller claims she can remove it – for a fee. Here's a picture of her ayin hara removal business card. Related Posts: All Rebetzin Aidel Miller Lead Pouring Evil Eye Removal...

January 21, 2015: Report: Israel’s Looming Economic Disaster Caused Primarily By Haredim
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
“We are keeping you alive and supporting you! It is not you who sustains us, as you believe,” Blau insisted, meaning haredi Torah study and prayer were the only reasons Israel exists and thrives, and that non-haredi Israelis should be...

January 21, 2015: Top Haredi Politician: No True Haredi Man Works For A Living
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
"…There are those who opt to leave yeshiva and join the working community." "Are they called haredim?" "No they are not! I do not accept this. It does not exist. One who does not learn [full time] in kollel and...

January 20, 2015: Former Mossad Head Says Israel’s Haredi Chief Rabbis Blocking Implementation Of Israel’s Conversion Reform
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion
Israel’s haredi-controlled chief rabbinate is obstructing the implementation of the new conversion to Judaism reform law in the hopes that the next government will repeal it, a former head of the Mossad reportedly said today. Above: Israel's haredi Chief Rabbis....

January 20, 2015: US Supreme Court Rules Muslim Prisoner Can Grow Beard: Agudath Israel Of America, OU Hail Decision
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Religion
"Hair on the head is a more plausible place to hide contraband than a 1/2 inch beard—and the same is true of an inmate’s clothing and shoes. Nevertheless, the [state] does not require inmates to go about bald, barefoot, or...

January 18, 2015: Hasidic Newspaper Ad: It's Goyish For Men To Push Baby Strollers
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
The Dvar Yom B'Yomo hasidic newspaper published an that wants men to know that a man pushing a baby stroller in public as his wife walks nearby is goyish behavior [non-Jewish behavior]. It cites a Satmar rabbi as its source....

January 18, 2015: Chabad Rabbi Answers Questions From The Grave?
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Religion
Rabbi Yosef Loschak died more than six months ago. But Chabad's Ask Moses website still shows him as being alive – and answering readers questions. Above: Rabbi Yosef Loschak Rabbi Yosef Loschak died more than six months ago, as you...

January 18, 2015: Hasidic Coloring Sheet For Grade School Children
Comments: 53 | Categories: Haredim , Religion
A hasidic coloring sheet on a Torah portion claims "all the [wild] animals came to Egypt, and they devoured the Egyptians. Even from the houses the animals schlepped out the Egyptians and devoured them." Watching in peace as the animals...

January 18, 2015: Orthodox Knesset Member Joins Largely Secular Yesh Atid Party
Comments: 1 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Member of Knesset Elazar Stern has left former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni’s centrist Hatnuah Party to join Yair Lapid’s centrist and largely secular Yesh Atid Party. Above: Brigadier General (Ret.) MK Elazar Stern Orthodox Knesset Member Joins Largely Secular Yesh...

January 17, 2015: Jews And Muslims Gather In Tunis To Remember Jew Murdered In Paris Terror Attack
Comments: 11 | Categories: Religion , Terrorism
Dozens of Jews and Muslims gathered outside the Grand Synagogue in Tunis, Tunisia Saturday night in a candlelight vigil in memory of 21-year-old Yoav Hattab, a son of the chief rabbi of Tunisia Benjamin Hattab, who was murdered in the...

January 16, 2015: Under Threat From High Court, Government To Install Heat For African Asylum Seekers
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , Refugees , Religion
Temperatures dropped to around zero degrees Celsius, and last week many of the approximately 2,300 African asylum seekers detained in Holot complained that the Israel Prison Service (IPS) had confiscated their personal space heaters. All of the rooms in Holot...

January 16, 2015: Beit Shemesh: Secular School Given To Haredim; Secular Students To Be Forced To Move To Distant, Decrepit School Building
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
The haredi-controlled government of the City of Beit Shemesh has reportedly decided to move 150 secular children out of the Safot Vetarbuyot (Languages and Cultures) school in the Ramat Beit Shemesh neighborhood and put haredi girls in the school building...

January 15, 2015: Mea Shearim Fish Shop Has Gender Separate Entrances And Counters
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
This would have been completely foreign to haredim living 50 years ago let alone 150 years ago, but a fish shop in the haredi Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem now has gender-separate entrances and counters (and, apparently, hours, as well)....

January 15, 2015: Editor Of Haredi Paper Defends Removing Female World Leaders From Iconic Paris Unity March Photo
Comments: 19 | Categories: Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
“The eight-year-old can’t see what I don’t want him to see. True, a picture of Angela Merkel should not ruin the child, but if I draw a line, I have to put it there from the bottom all the way...

January 15, 2015: Haredi Woman Arrested, Chained To Hospital Bed For Refusing To Accept Get From Husband
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
A haredi woman who had just been released from a hospital following surgery was arrested by police Tuesday and then chained to a hospital bed for refusing to accept a get (Jewish religious divorce) from her husband, even though the...

January 15, 2015: Muslim Who Saved Jews During Terror Attack To Be Awarded French Citizenship
Comments: 11 | Categories: Religion , Terrorism
Lassana Bathily, the 24-year-old Muslim employee of the Hyper Cacher kosher market in Paris who saved the lives of many hostages during last week’s terror attack, will now become a French citizen. Above: Lassana Bathily Muslim Who Saved Jews During...

January 15, 2015: Racist Rabbi Praises Racist Organization, Justifies Arson Of Jewish-Arab School In Article Published On Chabad’s Israel Website
Comments: 13 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“Not only is the mall crawling with Arabs luring poor daughters of Israel into their nets, not ceasing by day or night, but the entire main street of Kiryat Haim, Ya’alon’s birthplace, is full of decorated spruce trees. Cafes and...

January 14, 2015: Should French Jews leave France?
Comments: 11 | Categories: Antisemitism , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
"…French Jews often talk about aliyah as a potential necessity, but never as something easy.…How could you not leave, when your child might not make it back from school, on a continent that knows the dangers of obscurantism all too...

January 13, 2015: Bilingualism Changes Children’s Beliefs
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion , Science
Although these communities were not studied, the study appears to show that hasidic communities whose schools teach only in Yiddish and whose public life in conducted only in Yiddish predispose hasidic children to have essentialist (and therefore fundamentalist) beliefs in...

January 13, 2015: Video: French Jewish Community ‘Shocked But Not Surprised’ By Attacks On Kosher Market
Comments: 15 | Categories: Antisemitism , Religion , Terrorism
Even before last week's attack in Paris, attacks on the Jewish community in France have been on the rise, prompting several thousand Jews to flee the country.

January 12, 2015: Deri ‘Returns’ As Sefardi Haredi Shas Party Head To The Surprise Of No One – Except Perhaps Haredim
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
After purportedly resigning two weeks ago, Shas Party head Aryeh Deri formally announced today that he will in fact ‘resume’ his duties as the chairman of the Sefardi haredi political party – a party he continued to quietly lead even...

January 11, 2015: ISIS Issues Death Threats Against Western Journalists, Politicians
Comments: 6 | Categories: Religion , Terrorism
ISIS issued what is considered to be a credible threat today to murder journalists, politicians and police in the US, Australia, Canada and Great Britain, prompting the NYPD to issue a warning to journalists and politicans and for the Boston...

January 11, 2015: Paris Unity March Draws At Least 3.7 Million, Official Says
Comments: 20 | Categories: Antisemitism , Israel , Religion , Terrorism
The hastily-planned unity march held in response to Wednesday's terror attack on the Paris-based Charlie Hebdo magazine and Friday's terror attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris drew at least 3.7 million people – the rough equivalent of...

January 11, 2015: Israeli Newspaper Gets Waves Of Death Threats Over Cartoon – Threats That Came From Israel’s Jewish Right-Wing, Not From Radical Islam
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Terrorism
“We must do what the terrorists did to them in France, but at Haaretz." "Why is there no terror attack at Haaretz?” “Let the terrorists eliminate them." “With God’s help, the journalists at Haaretz will be murdered just like in...

January 11, 2015: 16 Haredi Teens Arrested For Allegedly Harassing, Assaulting Minority Bus Drivers
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The gang regularly boarded a Saturday night midnight bus that runs from the largest shopping mall in Petah Tikva to Elad. If the driver was a minority – an Ethiopian Jew or an Arab-Israeli – the teens would terrorize them,...

January 10, 2015: Muslim Employee Likely Saved 15 Hostages’ Lives In Paris Kosher Supermarket Terror Attack
Comments: 58 | Categories: Antisemitism , Hessed , Religion , Terrorism
Lassana Bathily, a 24-year-old Muslim employee of the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris, likely saved the lives of as many as 15 customers during Friday’s terror attack. Above: Lassana Bathily Muslim Employee Likely Saved 15 Hostages’ Lives In Paris...

January 10, 2015: Names Of 4 Victims Of Friday's Paris Kosher Supermarket Terror Attack
Comments: 7 | Categories: Religion , Terrorism
The names – and, in two cases, the photos – of the four victims killed at Friday's terror attack at a kosher supermarket in Paris. Above: Yoav Hattab – 21-years-old, a son of the Chief Rabbi of Tunis Via JSS...

January 9, 2015: Of Gods And Men: Societies Living In Harsh Environments Are More Likely To Believe In Moralizing Gods
Comments: 7 | Categories: History , Religion , Science
Just as physical adaptations help populations prosper in inhospitable habitats, belief in moralizing, high gods might be similarly advantageous for human cultures in poorer environments. A new study from the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) suggests that societies with less...

January 8, 2015: New Study: Circumcision Before Age 5 DOUBLES Autism Risk
Comments: 59 | Categories: Circumcision , Med-Ethics , Religion , Science
The study of more than 340,000 boys in Denmark found that circumcision raised the overall chances of an autism spectrum disorder before the age of 10 by 46 per cent. But if circumcision took place before the age of five...

January 8, 2015: After The Paris Terror Attack, How Should Islam Be Viewed?
Comments: 33 | Categories: Religion , Terrorism
Should Islam be hit with blanket condemnations because of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack in Paris? Is that attack Islam's fault? Should Islam hit with blanket condemnations because of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack in Paris? Is that attack Islam's...

January 8, 2015: Zionists Discriminating Against Us, Top Haredi Pol Tells Prime Minister
Comments: 5 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
“The implication is that in every community in which a national-religious and a haredi rabbi apply for a job, the national-religious rabbi will be chosen and haredi rabbis will be wiped out, there won’t be haredi rabbis any more in...

January 8, 2015: Video: Bill O'Reilly Exposes Kars-4-Kids, Oorah, On Fox News
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Oorah Kars4Kids , Outreach , Religion
The report is a bit unclear, but what Oorah/Joy For Our Youth/Kars-4-Kids did (and still does to some extent) is portray their organizations – all controlled by the people who control Oorah – as helping all needy kids, when in...

January 7, 2015: Video: Haredi Man Defaces Ad Showing Woman's Face
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
A haredi man in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem didn't like seeing a woman's face on an ad on the side of truck. So he defaced it. But while doing so, he was caught on video.

January 7, 2015: A Proper Response To Today's Paris Terror Attack?
Comments: 36 | Categories: Religion , Skepticism , Terrorism
"Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms.…‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our...

January 6, 2015: Son Of Notorious Violent Haredi Street Thug Busted For Assault, Draft Dodging
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
Yolish Krauss was for years the Chief Operating Officer (i.e., street thug) of the Eidah Haredit vehemently anti-Zionist haredi umbrella organization based in the über-haredi Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem. In recent years, when Edah Haredit followers rioted against police,...

January 4, 2015: Inside Lehava – The Right-Wing Racist Neo-Kahanist Israeli Anti-"Racemixing" Organization
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
"The cancer we spoke about in the beginning has offshoots in the Knesset of Israel too," he says. "Thirty years ago, Rabbi Kahane stood up in the Knesset and took out a hangman's noose for traitors, a noose for the...

January 3, 2015: Modern Orthodox Developer Sues Town, 2 Residents, Over Mikvah Refusal
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Town Supervisor Bill Hermann said he doesn’t understand why the lawsuit names the two neighbors when all they did is follow the normal appeals process. Lamm is just suing people who oppose him or his projects and labeling them “anti-Semitic,”...

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