291 posts categorized "Turf Disputes"

January 29, 2015: More Rioting In Poneviz Yeshiva
Comments: 8 | 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: Police Raid Major Haredi Yeshiva In Middle Of The Night, Make Wave Of Arrests
Comments: 7 | 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 20, 2015: Community Groups Press NYC Mayor Over Satmar Hasidic Housing Discrimination Against Blacks And Latinos
Comments: 26 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
More than 40 community activist groups say the hasidic developers are reserving apartments for fellow hasidim and excluding non-Jews – especially Latinos and Blacks. Above: The Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum Community Groups Press NYC Mayor Over Satmar Hasidic...

January 17, 2015: Associate Of Shalom Lamm Allegedly Physically Attacks Lamm Opponent
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Shalom Lamm’s former front man Duane Roe Jr. is in trouble with the law after attacking an opponent of Lamm's controversial high-density hasidic townhouse development in tiny Bloomingburg, New York. Associate Of Shalom Lamm Allegedly Physically Attacks Lamm Opponent Shmarya...

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: Video: Attorney For Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School Board Throws Served Legal Papers In Trash
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Legal papers were served to two members of the haredi-controlled scandal-plagued East Ramapo school board during Tuesday's meeting. The papers are part of the new petition to block the sale of Hillcrest Elementary school to a Skvere girls school, Avir...

January 14, 2015: Petition Filed With State To Void Sale Of School By Scandal-Plagued Haredi-Controlled School Board To Hasidic School At Below Market Rate
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
"The fact that they're selling [Hillcrest School] to the same people, that they sold it in an emergency meeting and the fact that enrollment is increasing — I think that these three facts alone should require that [the sale] be...

January 13, 2015: Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm Allegedly Ignores Village Engineer’s Warnings, Causing Sewage System To Fail
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Shalom Lamm's response to all the complaints against him and the development has been a constant. He has repeatedly accused critics of being anti-Semitic – even though some of the most prominent critics are non-Orthodox Jews - and claimed the...

January 7, 2015: Lawsuit Against Westhampton Eruv Fails Again
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
A six-year legal battle over the Westhampton, New York eruv – a fiction in Jewish law which allows a thin wire strung around an area to be deemed a fence or wall that encloses that area, thereby allowing Orthodox Jews...

January 6, 2015: Tiny Upstate NY Village May Be Able To Dissolve After All, Block Satmar Takeover
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
A dissolution revote for the tiny 420-person Village of Bloomingburg, NY might be ordered by a judge and, if it is and is ordered for the right reason, that could mean a victory for the locals who oppose Modern Orthodox...

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,”...

December 31, 2014: New Annexation Petition By Monroe, NY Homeowners Could End Satmar Hasidic Village's Annexation Attempts
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Despite frequent sympathy for the housing needs of the hasidim, many locals bemoan the loss of the area’s bucolic almost rural ambiance that would come with annexation by Kiryas Joel and complain about various attempts by Satmar hasidim to use...

December 28, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm Hails "Victory" In Bloomingburg, Hasidic "Shtetl" Moves Forward, Hasidim To Take Over Tiny Village Unless State Or Feds Step In
Comments: 35 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
On Zev Brenner's radio show, Shalom Lamm gave a history of his Bloomingburg development known to most of the haredi would as the Satmar shtetl of Kiryas Yatev Lev – a history that appears to be almost completely unsupported by...

December 21, 2014: Bloomingburg Votes Against Dissolution Paving Way For Satmar Takeover Of Tiny Village
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Bloomingburg will not dissolve – but it will likely be taken over by Satmar hasidim and renamed Kiryas Yated Lev. Bloomingburg Votes Against Dissolution Paving Way For Satmar Takeover Of Tiny Village Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Bloomingburg will not dissolve...

December 19, 2014: Sefardi Haredi Pol Gets Death Threats After Leaving Shas To Form New Political Party
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Turf Disputes
Former Shas Party leader and Member of Knesset Eli Yishai has been receiving death threats, and so far one Shas supporter has been arrested. Above: Eli Yishai Sefardi Haredi Pol Gets Death Threats After Leaving Shas To Form New Political...

December 9, 2014: Video: Rockland County Hasidic Lawmaker Says A State Fiscal Monitor For Scandal Plagued School District Would “Invalidate” Voting Rights
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
In another misrepresentation of how a democracy is supposed to work, Aaron Weider, a Rockland County lawmaker prominent in the haredi community there, says that if the state appoints a fiscal monitor with veto power over school district spending, that...

December 4, 2014: Bobov Succession War Continues
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Turf Disputes
An Israeli court has just ruled today that an Israeli beit headed by Rabbi Avrohom Dov Levin could have taken bribes to rule in favor of Bobov 45, the faction that lost the American beit din ruling and immediately accused...

December 4, 2014: The Haredi-Controlled East Ramapo Central School District's Response To Critical Report By NY State's Special Fiscal Monitor
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Last week, the special fiscal monitor appointed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a very critical 61-page report on abuses and likely illegal conduct by the East Ramapo Central School District and its haredi-controlled board. Here is the...

December 1, 2014: Will A Tiny New York State Village Be Dissolved? So Far, The Yes Votes Are Leading
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Voters supporting the dissolution of the tiny upstate New York Village of Bloomingburg, which would be folded into the adjoining into the Town of Mamakating if the vote is successful, have a 46-vote lead in the vote tally after the...

December 1, 2014: Fistfight In Haredi Synagogue In Beit Shemesh
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Turf Disputes
A haredi rebel faction follower, angered by an invitation to a shalom zachar from a member of the mainstream haredi faction, ripped up the invitation and when the mainstream member complained, the rebel faction member reportedly punched him twice, knocking...

November 29, 2014: Blanket Indemnification Of Haredi East Ramapo School Board Members Illegal, State Rules
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
While the results of an appeal to New York State Education Commissioner John B. King are mixed, with many decisions having to be put on hold until after federal and state criminal and civil investigations are completed, blanket indemnification of...

November 27, 2014: Controversial Heavily Haredi Neighborhood Forum Denied Planning Rights
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Some developers in the haredi community have at times “adopted an attitude to existing planning rules that have caused friction with their neighbours.…There are numerous examples of over-development including the complete in-fill of back gardens and the development of loft...

November 24, 2014: Controversial Haredi Rabbi Allegedly Says That Jerusalem Terror Attack Happened Because Of Corrupt Bobov Beit Din Rabbis
Comments: 41 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Turf Disputes
In an act of appalling theodicy, Rabbi Avraham Schorr, a controversial Flatbush haredi rabbi associated with several bans, allegedly blamed last week's gruesome terror attack on a haredi synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem on the behavior of an allegedly corrupt...

November 24, 2014: More Alleged Dishonesty, Voter Fraud, From Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm And Satmar Hasidim
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
The commissioners’ examined the questionnaires mailed to people whose votes were challenged in referendum to dissolve the village. 194 votes were challenged in all. Of them, 68 returned questionnaires. Board of Elections commissioners found that many of those 68 completed...

November 23, 2014: In Bobov Succession Fight, Israeli Rabbis Who Lack Jurisdiction Try To Assert Authority In Support Of Losing Faction
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Bobov 48 won a decade-long beit and secular court battle for control of the Bobov hasidic movement over its rival, Bobov 45. Both groups are based in Borough Park, Brooklyn. But now the losing faction has turned to an Israeli...

November 23, 2014: Bobov Succession Beit Din Rabbi: I Was Not Bribed
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
In a new letter, Rabbi Yechiel Babad defends himself against claims that he accepted a bribe from the Bobov 48 faction. Babad sat on the beit din (religious court) that ruled in Bobov 48's favor and against its rival faction...

November 20, 2014: List Of All Voters Disqualified In Bloomingburg's Recent Dissolution Referendum Appears To Show Shalom Lamm Registered To Vote In Two Different NY Counties
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Satmar hasidim are trying to take over the tiny 420-person New York State Village of Bloomingburg which until a few months ago had no known hasidic residents at all. The list is divided between those now-disqualified voters who tried to...

November 19, 2014: Bobov Succession Fight Finally Over – Again
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Bobov 45, the losing Bobov faction in the embarrassing 10-year Bobov war of succession, has decided to agree to call itself "Bobov 45" rather than "Bobov." But it apparently does not accept the rest of the beit din ruling against...

November 17, 2014: Decade-Long Bobov Succession Battle Not Over After All
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Losing faction decides to ignore beit din ruling aginst it, gathers support of Israeli haredi rabbis to do so. Updated at 4:34 pm CST A day before a beit din (Orthodox rabbinical court) ruled that it has to stop calling...

November 15, 2014: New Satmar Hasidic Village Planned As End-Around To Kiryas Joel Annexation
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
According to New York State law, forming a new village does not demand a vote by a town’s board and no state environmental review is required. All that is necessary to allow the new village to form is a referendum...

November 3, 2014: Monroe, New York Politicians Distribute Questionable Campaign Literature Allegedly Meant To Smear Opponents Who Oppose Annexation Of Town Land By Satmar Hasidic Village
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Monroe, New York Town Board members allegedly distributed fliers last night meant to smear opponents who object to allowing the hasidic village of Kiryas Joel to annex a large amount of land from Monroe. This is a hot button issue...

October 28, 2014: Hasidim Allegedly Physically Attack Girls In Arad, Try To Take Over Secular School
Comments: 39 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
Secular parents say hasidim broke through that separation barrier Sunday and tried to take over the area used by the secular tutoring center. As they were doing so, the hasidim also physically assaulted four young female Sherut Leumi (national civilian...

October 20, 2014: We Can’t Live With You Any More: Non-Haredi Politicians Demand Beit Shemesh Be Divided Into Two Separate Municipalities, One Haredi, One Not
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Haredim are staunchly opposed to dividing the city because the vast majority of taxpayers in the city are not haredi, and a haredi-only city carved out of Beit Shemesh would be impoverished. Since their population grew to the point where...

October 7, 2014: Breaking: Judge Throws Out All Ramapo Referendum Votes, Orders A Do-Over
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Garvey has just invalidated the Town of Ramapo, New York's referendums on adopting a ward system and adding two members to the town board over confusion at polling places over who could vote and over...

October 5, 2014: New Square Rabbis: If You're Not A Skvere Hasid, Don't Move Within 1 Mile Of New Square
Comments: 37 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
The rabbis of New Square's beit din (religious court) and the village board issued a public statement in Monsey, New York's local haredi shopper, Community Connections, asking all haredim not to move within one mile of the Village of New...

October 3, 2014: United Monroe Founder, 8 Others, Sue Board Of Elections Over Kiryas Joel Voting
Comments: 2 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
United Monroe founder and chairwoman Emily Convers and eight other Monroe residents filed suit in New York State Supreme Court last week after they were not allowed to act as elections inspectors in the hasidic village of Kiryas Joel. United...

October 1, 2014: Bloomingburg And Ramapo Elections: Votes Impounded, Votes Challenged, Poll Watchers Banned And Haredi Voter Fraud Caught On Tape
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
The results of two important referendum votes meant in part to limit haredi political power could take as much as a month to be announced because the votes from both referendums are tied up by legal wrangling. Bloomingburg And Ramapo...

September 30, 2014: Fake Calls From "Board Of Elections" Tell Ramapo Voters To Vote No On Ward Referendum
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
People who sound haredi claiming to be the Rockland County "board of elections" made at least one call today and left a voicemail telling the recipient to go out and vote no in the referendum on converting the town of...

September 30, 2014: Group Of Grassroots Haredim Buck Rabbis In Ramapo
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
The brochure, written by activists claiming to be the “silent majority” of the Orthodox Jewish community, urged voters to support the ward system and bring an end” to this irresponsible behavior that only benefits the pockets of a numbered few...

September 29, 2014: Tense Vote Scheduled For Tuesday In Bloomingburg
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
The tiny Village of Bloomingburg in eastern Sullivan County, New York will vote tomorrow on a referendum to dissolve and merge the 420-person village with the adjoining Town of Mamakating, allegedly to prevent a Satmar hasidic takeover. Tense Vote Scheduled...

September 22, 2014: Bloomingburg: Modern Orthodox Developer’s Proxies File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Tiny Village, Claiming Anti-Semitism
Comments: 5 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
Shalom Lamm-affiliated businesses, organizations and individuals have filed a $25 million federal lawsuit against the Village of Bloomingburg, the adjoining Town of Mamakating, Bloomingburg Mayor Frank Gerardi, Mamakating Supervisor Bill Herrmann, and Holly Roche of the Rural Community Coalition. The...

September 22, 2014: Don't Fight With Or Engage Anti-Annexation Activists Or Believe Their "Lies," Kiryas Joel Satmar Leaders Tell Hasidim Ahead Of Annexation Meeting
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
"…It is also expected that the "United Monroe" group will possibly keep on their "missionary tactics" and will try to hand out Yiddish literature and pamphlets in the hall or on the streets with lies and appeasing messages, it is...

September 20, 2014: Haredim Reportedly Run Roughshod Over Hapless Judge’s Ruling
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
The wall illegally erected by the haredi-controlled government of the City of Beit Shemesh to divide the secular Languages ​​and Cultures School in two may be gone, but the separation it was meant to enforce – and that judge thought...

September 14, 2014: How Hasidim Looted East Ramapo
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
The NPR show This American Life devoted an entire hour to an in-depth documentary on the haredi-controlled East Ramapo school board. Listen now: Haredi members of the East Ramapo school board in 2011 The NPR show This American Life devoted...

September 9, 2014: Video: Haredi Mayor To Young Yeshiva Students: Lie To Secular Court, Judge Might Not Catch You
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
"We tried hard to succeed, and God helped us from Above, and thank God we were able to win. This is how we need to prepare for the Day of Judgment - with [preparation:] prayer, repentance and charity.…But with a...

September 8, 2014: Satmar Hasidim Sue Bloomingburg, Mamakating For Alleged KKK-Like “Anti-Semitism”
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
The so-called hasidic “community” of Bloomingburg, New York – a tiny number of people who have lived in the 420-person village for less than six months – have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the village and neighboring Town of...

September 7, 2014: UPDATED: Court Rules Haredim Can Keep Half Of Secular School, Despite Objections From Education Ministry, Secular Parents And Teachers
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Turf Disputes
The Jerusalem District Court for Administrative Affairs rejected a petition filed by Israel’s Ministry of Education asking for an injunction to stop the City of Beit Shemesh from using half of a secular school as an extension of a haredi...

September 4, 2014: In Odd Decision, Court Refuses To Grant Restraining Order, Haredim Can Seize Secular School
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Turf Disputes
The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ruled today that it has no jurisdiction to stop the haredi-controlled City of Beit Shemesh from seizing a secular school without proper legal notice and dividing it in half with a wall, and then giving half...

September 4, 2014: Chabad Rabbi Allegedly Ordered Deported From Russia Because Of Private Statements Made Against Government
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Turf Disputes
Local Jewish leaders reportedly told Kommersant that Krichevsky is “an absolutely apolitical individual.” But the paper also reported that Krichevsky had allegedly made anti-government comments in private conversations before the deportation was ordered, and that Krichevsky’s deportation could be meant...

September 3, 2014: The Haredi War For Beit Shemesh
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
The battle at the secular School for Languages and Cultures in Beit Shemesh is not over classroom space. It is a battle being fought by haredim for control of the resources of this culturally divided city, and a desperate existential...

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