712 posts categorized "Sefardim"

April 10, 2014: Criminal Case Against Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Accused Of Extortion Closed
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Israel’s Southern District Prosecutor’s Office announced that the extortion case against Rabbi Yoram Abergel has been closed. Rabbi Yoram Abergel Criminal Case Against Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Accused Of Extortion Closed Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel’s Southern District Prosecutor’s Office announced...

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: 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....

March 31, 2014: Pinto’s Second Manhattan Synagogue Listed For Sale
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
A tony Upper West Side commercial property that was supposed to house a synagogue led by Sefardi haredi kabbalist to the stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto has been listed for sale. Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Pinto’s Second Manhattan Synagogue Listed...

March 31, 2014: Kabbalist’s US Charity Sued By Lenders For Forclosure
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
Corigin Real Estate Group, a private equity firm based in Manhattan, filed suit to foreclose on $20 million in loans for 122 East 58th Street – a tony Manhattan property owned by Mosdot Shuva Israel, a nonprofit organization headed and...

March 31, 2014: Kabbalist's Charity To Be Forcibly Liquidated
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The High Court found that there was "plenty of evidence" that Hazon Yeshaya "acted illegally to deceive donors." Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto The Israeli Hebrew language business daily Calcalist reports that Israel's High Court of Justice has upheld a lower...

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 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 18, 2014: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Daughter To Be Awarded The Israel Prize
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Rabbanit Adina Bar-Shalom – founder of a haredi college and the daughter of the late Sefardi haredi leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef – will be awarded the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement to Society and to the State. Rabbanit Adina Bar-Shalom...

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: Will Corrupt Kabbalist Get A Sweetheart Plea Deal?
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
"…[I]f Pinto is convicted, the prosecution has [allegedly] agreed not to ask for more than a nine-month prison sentence for Pinto, while his lawyers will ask for only probation.…" Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Ha'aretz somewhat fleshes out the alleged plea...

March 9, 2014: Leading Sefardi Haredi Rabbi Calls Zionist Orthodox Jews, Yair Lapid "Idiots," "Animals," “Amalek”
Comments: 11 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
"[Lapid] wants to destroy everything, destroy the world of the Torah, the yeshivas, the kollels. This is terrible, only Amalek could do this. He even pulls religious people along - I don't want to say their names - how are...

March 3, 2014: Report: AG To Give Corrupt Kabbalist Sweetheart Plea Deal Despite Being Caught Bribing Cops And Allegedly Looting A Charity
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto – the kabbalist to the stars and top Israeli politicians whose behavior allegedly more closely resembles characters from the Sopranos rather than a holy man – may get most of the criminal charges against him dropped in...

February 26, 2014: Document: Lawsuit Against Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
Sefardi kabbalist to the stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, his chief aide (and relative), former pornographer Ben Zion Suky, and Pinto's brother Menachem are being sued in New York for allegedly orchestrating the false arrest of a rival who allegedly...

February 25, 2014: Haredi Rabbis Ban All Yeshiva Students From Serving In The IDF Under Any Circumstances
Comments: 48 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
“The Councils of Torah Sages demand from the authorities that they immediately cancel the decisions of the [Knesset enlistment] committee [providing for] the coercive drafting into military service of yeshiva students, and call on all yeshiva students not to enlist...

February 24, 2014: Rabbi Meir Abehsera Said To Be Critically Ill
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Sefardim
Rabbi Meir Michel Abehsera, a pioneer of the modern day ba'al teshuva movement who is both a member of the Abehsera family of Sefardi kabbalists and hasid of the late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Scheerson, is reportedly critically ill....

February 23, 2014: The State Of Kosher Supervision In Israel
Comments: 48 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , Sefardim
“[T]hree months ago they forced me to send them assurances that I wouldn’t compete with Cardi’s [local] slaughterhouse and that I wouldn’t sell to businesses working with it. They told me: ‘It isn’t worth arguing with Rabbi Deri. First put...

February 22, 2014: Evidence Supplied By Sefardi Kabbalist Against Allegedly Corrupt Cop Appears To Be Forged
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Purported evidence against former senior police officer Menashe Arviv that was given to Israel’s Attorney General by Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto’s attorneys is fabricated, Arviv's attorneys told Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein in a letter Friday that contained what appears to...

February 22, 2014: Sefardi Kabbalist Allegedly Ordered NYPD Cop To Arrest Investor Who Allegedly Caught Top Pinto Aide Stealing
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Sefardi haredi kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto allegedly used a corrupt New York cop to harass threaten and arrest a rival who had caught Pinto's top aide, ex-pornographer Ben Zion Suky, stealing large amounts of money from a New York...

February 20, 2014: Sefardi Kabbalist Looted Charity, Obstructed Justice, Threatened Police And Witnesses, And Tried To Bribe His Way Out Of A Looming Indictment
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Israel Police allege Sefardi kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto systematically collected information about senior police officers, threatened at least one of them, demanded others be fired, offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, and intimidated witnesses all to try...

February 18, 2014: Sefardi Haredi Rabbis Fear Ashkenazi Counterparts Have Sold Out Sefardim Who Will Be Used To Fill Bulk Of Haredi Draft Quota While Ashkenazim Walk Free
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Sefardi haredi rabbis and rosh yeshivas (yeshiva deans) are afraid that Ashkenazi haredi leaders have found a way to misuse the proposed new draft law by using Sefardi haredi yeshiva students to fill the bulk of the newly proposed haredi...

February 13, 2014: Haredi Pols Meet With Disgraced Mayor To Plan Re-Election Bid
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
In most democracies, Rabbi Moshe Abutbol would be toxic and no politicians would want to be seen within miles of him. But not Israel. Rabbi Moshe Abutbol, second from left. MK Meir Porush, left; Rabbi Moshe Gafni to Abutbol's immediate...

February 12, 2014: Reports: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto To Be Indicted
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Israel's News 10 and Ynet (still only in Hebrew) are reporting that Israel's attorney general has accepted the police recommendation to indict kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto on a series of severe charges, including bribery, public corruption, obstruction of justice,...

February 12, 2014: Video: Holocaust Was "5 Years Of Punishment" From God "To Many Wicked People," Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi Says
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Sefardim
Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi says non-Orthodox Jews are supposed to suffer, Orthodox women who were murdered in the Holocaust honored God while non-Orthodox women murdered in the Holocaust did not, and claims that the Holocaust was "five years of punishment to...

February 10, 2014: Top Prosecutor In Kabbalist’s Bribery Case Steps Down After AG Overrules Decision To Indict
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The seasoned prosecutor with much experience prosecuting fraud cases is vehemently opposed to giving Pinto a deal and has now stepped down from the case rather than participate in possibly giving him one. Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Top Prosecutor In...

February 9, 2014: Top Cop In Kabbalist’s Bribery Case Abruptly Resigns
Comments: 0 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Major-General Menashe Arviv cited what he called unfair treatment by police, the legal system and the media as the reason for his resignation. Arviv, left, and Pinto several years ago Top Cop In Kabbalist’s Bribery Case Abruptly Resigns Shmarya Rosenberg...

February 7, 2014: Sefardi Rabbi Blames Assimilated Jews For The Holocaust
Comments: 48 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Sefardim
Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi is known for saying that non-Orthodox Jews caused the Holocaust through their assimilation and that Orthodox and haredi Jews in countries with high levels of assimilation were also responsible for the Holocaust because they did not condemn...

February 5, 2014: High Court Rejects Haredi Mayor’s Appeal, Orders New Elections
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Hessed , Israel , Sefardim
Israel’s High Court of Justice has rejected an appeal filed by the haredi Mayor of Beit Shemesh Rabbi Moshe Abutbol. Abutbol wanted to block the new elections ordered after widespread haredi pro-Abutbol voter fraud was discovered on election day by...

February 2, 2014: Activists Threaten To Petition High Court If State Does Not Indict Kabbalist For Bribery, Related Crimes
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The Movement for Quality of Government in Israel has demanded that State Attorney Shai Nitzan indict Sefardi kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto on bribery and corruption charges as any other citizen would be under similar circumstances. If Nitzan does not...

January 30, 2014: Haifa’s Sefardi Chief Rabbi On Verge Of Being Charged With Fraud, Breach Of Public Trust
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Both Haifa prosecutors and the State of Israel’s Prosecutor's Office have reportedly recommended that Rabbi Shmuel Shaloush be prosecuted for fraud and breach of public trust. Haifa’s Sefardi Chief Rabbi On Verge Of Being Charged With Fraud, Breach Of Public...

January 28, 2014: Electronic Currency Innovator Busted For Money Laundering And Drug Buys
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Sefardim
Twenty-four year old Charlie Shrem – a Yeshiva of Flatbush grad who is the CEO of the digital currency exchange BitInstant and the vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, a nonprofit group aimed at promoting the digital currency – was...

January 22, 2014: Haredi Rabbi Says Haredim Don’t Serve In The IDF Due To The “Immorality” And “Abominations” Found There
Comments: 35 | Categories: Haredim , Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
“If they [i.e., the IDF] provide me with kosher food on my level, make certain I will not be exposed to pritzut [immorality and immodestly dressed women, etc.] and to’eva [abominations, specifically homosexuality], and I will not be required to...

January 21, 2014: Kabbalist’s Murderer Gets Life In Prison
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Rabbi Asher dahan gets life in prison for murding the kabbalist, Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, who allegedly fleeced him out of thousands of dollars in a fake blessings scheme. Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira Kabbalist’s Murderer Gets Life In Prison Shmarya Rosenberg •...

January 19, 2014: AG, Top Cops, To Meet With Embattled Kabbalist’s Lawyers Over Police Bribery And Embezzlement Affair
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Sefardi haredi kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto hopes his claims of bribing a top Israel Police officer will keep him out of prison over other charges of embezzelment, attempted bribery of another police officer, money laundering and, just perhaps, bribery...

January 16, 2014: All “Bombshell” Evidence Allegedly Showing Kabbalist’s Innocence Apparently Came From Kabbalist Himself
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
It turns out that those “bombshell” Israeli media reports yesterday about crooked cops and pressure from an Israeli cabinet minister on Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto meant to stop Pinto from helping the FBI nab US Congressman Michael Grimm on campaign...

January 16, 2014: Israeli Government, Police Allegedly Tampered With Key Witness Against US Congressman, Infuriating FBI
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto is one of Israel's 10 richest rabbis with a net worth in the tens of millions of dollars. He splits his time between Manhattan and Israel and 'counsels' the rich and famous both in the US...

January 15, 2014: Head Of Israel’s “FBI” Allegedly Took Bribes From Kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The department in Israel’s Ministry of Justice that investigates alleged police misconduct is reportedly investigating the head of Israel’s version of the FBI on suspicion he took bribes from Sefardi ‘kabbalist’ Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto and from wealthy businessmen who...

January 15, 2014: Israeli Government Minister Allegedly Involved In Scandal Surrounding Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, US Congressman
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The FBI has allegedly received information showing that an Israeli government minister is involved in the complex criminal scandal swirling around a prominent Israeli haredi rabbi and a Republican US Congressman. Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Israeli Government Minister Allegedly Involved...

January 10, 2014: Haredi Mayor Says Votes Cast By Haredim With Fake IDs Could Not Have Thrown Election In His Favor, Asks High Court To Reinstate Election Results
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The haredi mayor of Beit Shemesh, Rabbi Moshe Abutbol (sometimes spelled Abutbul) of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party, filed an appeal with Israel’s High Court of Justice yesterday over a lower court’s disqualification of local election results after widespread haredi...

January 8, 2014: Hundreds Of Haredim Riot In Jerusalem
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Hundreds of haredim upset that the Sanhedria cemetery is closed after dark rioted in Jerusalem tonight. Haredim tried to block the nearby Bar Ilan intersection and threw stones at police, damaging at least one patrol car. File photo: Haredim throw...

January 2, 2014: Being Part Of Israel’s Current Governing Coalition Or Supporting It Is Like A “Crime,” Sefardi Haredi Rabbis Say
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
“The [Shas] Council of Torah Sages sees every member of the government as responsible for this serious situation. Continuing to sit in and cooperate with a government which acts mercilessly toward the weak and toward religious people is like a...

December 29, 2013: Former Crime Boss Turned Haredi Rabbi Sentenced In Shooting Attack On Escaped Convict
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Rabbi Menachem (Manny) Edry – a well-known former Israeli crime boss who had repented in prison, become a haredi rabbi and later opened his own yeshiva, Yeshivat Ben Ish Hai, for fellow penitents – ejected one of those fellow penitents...

December 23, 2013: Senior Sefardi Haredi Rabbi Threatens To Convert Children Of Haredi Draft Supporters To Haredism In Retaliation For Draft
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
"[Underestimating the Sephardi opposition to the draft is] a big mistake on their part. We will not surrender to them and we will not let them think our boys will follow them. The only way to frustrate them is for...

December 17, 2013: As African Refugees Protest "Open" Detention Center, UN Says Israel Violates International Law
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Refugees , Religion , Sefardim
Israel repeatedly and intentionally violated international law and the treaties it signed in order to persecute African asylum seekers, UN says. As African Refugees Protest, UN Criticizes Israel’s African Refugee Policy Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Israel's policy toward African refugees...

December 17, 2013: Haredi Mayor Suspected Of Election Fraud Files Incitement Complaint Against Citizens Who Condemn Him
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The scandal-ridden and arguably corrupt haredi mayor of Beit Shemesh, Rabbi Moshe Abutbul of the Sefardi haredi Shas Party, filed a formal complaint with police today after hateful comments about him and about the haredi community were posted online. Those...

December 16, 2013: Haredi Organization Uses Jeep To Take Women To Mikvah In Blizzard Rather Than Rescue Thousands Of Israelis Trapped In Frigid Weather In Snowbound Cars
Comments: 55 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
At a time when Israel’s government was warning Israelis to stay indoors and off Jerusalem’s treacherous, snow choked roads, a haredi organization ignored those orders and went out in a jeep, not to rescue trapped motorists or bring food and...

December 15, 2013: Haredi Rabbi Beats Sex Assault Charges After Victims’ Rep Allegedly Tries To Extort Rabbi’s Family
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
The 80-year-old former chief rabbi of Kiryat Bialik, Aminadav Krispin, was cleared of a string of sexual assault, sexual harassment and witness tampering charges after the court learned that a representative of the three alleged victims of the rabbi had...

December 11, 2013: Police To Justice Ministry: Stop Delaying And Indict Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto For Bribery And Related Crimes
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
Israel Police publicly urged Israel's Justice Ministry to indict Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto for bribery and related crimes. Police reportedly don't understand why the Justice Minsitry has delayed indicting the wealthy and politically connected Pinto after police amassed overwhelming evidence...

December 8, 2013: Former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Blames Former Haredi Leader Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv For Election Of Criminal Chief Rabbi, Confirms FailedMessiah.com’s Exclusive Reporting
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Sefardim
"We in fact knew about it before [Rabbi Yona metzger] was elected, and I declared and announced that, God forbid, there would be a defamation of [the Name of] God, because I was aware of the reality. I was told,...

December 3, 2013: Israeli Mobsters And Sex Criminal Rabbi Use Morocco To Escape Justice In Israel, Angering Local Jews And The King Alike
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Sefardim
“[Breslov Rabbi Eliezer] Berland was the last straw; he really had to go,” said Sam Ben Chetrit, president of the World Federation of Moroccan Jewry. “Morocco’s emergence as the go-to place for the Israeli mafia is very bad for Muslim-Jewish...

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