259 posts categorized "Turf Disputes"

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: 25 | 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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...

September 1, 2014: Riot Erupts Over Beit Shemesh School Cut In Half By City For Haredim
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Turf Disputes
Israel’s school year began today and secular parents in the secular/haredi battleground of Beit Shemesh and teachers in the secular public school the parents' children attend went on strike to protest the haredi-controlled city’s last minute decision to cut their...

August 31, 2014: Bobov 45 Launches Boycott Of Businesses That Receive Kosher Supervision From Beit Din Judge Who Ruled Against It
Comments: 25 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Bobov 45, the Bobov hasidic splinter group that lost a ten-year beit din fight for control of the Bobov name and movement 10 days ago, is now urging haredim to boycott stores and food manufacturers which have the kosher supervision...

August 30, 2014: Gone But Not Forgotten: Haredi Cult Expelled From Small Guatemalan Town
Comments: 5 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
After fleeing Canada amid allegations of child abuse, about 230 members of the ultraorthodox Jewish group Lev Tahor have now been expelled from the Guatemalan village where they had reassembled their reclusive community. Above and above right: Lev Tahor expelled...

August 29, 2014: Only Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach Is Left To Speak For God, Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
"…All of Yiddishkeit depends on [the survival of HaPeles]! It is a clear and simple thing, and whoever does not understand this is just mindless! [Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach] speaks in the name of God through this newspaper! He is the...

August 28, 2014: Bloomingburg: Planning Board Refuses To Approve New Satmar Girls School
Comments: 0 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
The planning board of the Town of Mamakating, New York has – temporarily – blocked Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s plan to open a Satmar hasidic girls school early next month in the neighboring Village of Bloomingburg. Bloomingburg: Planning Board...

August 27, 2014: Video: Bobov 45 Rebbe May Ignore Beit Din Decision But Says He Wants Peace With His Rival
Comments: 41 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
The Bobov 45 rebbe – the rebbe of the Bobov faction which lost a ten-year fight for succession last week in one of the longest-running beit dins in history – is allegedly consulting with important rabbis from Israel to see...

August 26, 2014: Video: Monroe Town Board Gives Kiryas Joel Lead Agency Status On Land Annexation Without Allowing Public Comment
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
The Town of Monroe, New York gave lead agency status on a land annexation bid by the neighboring Satmar hasidic village of Kirays Joel to Kiryas Joel over strong opposition. The board did this without allowing any public comment in...

August 26, 2014: Bloomingburg: Petition To Fold Tiny Village Into Neighboring Town In An Effort To Control Deceptive Hasidic Development Allegedly Illegal
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
The plan to fold the tiny 420-person Bloomingburg into the larger neighboring Town of Mamakating was proposed in large part to deal with a deceptive high density 396-unit townhouse development originally pitched to the rural village, through an alleged straw...

August 25, 2014: Bobov 45 Sues Bobov 48 In Israeli Secular Court
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Bobov 45 lost the decade-long beit din case over Bobov succession last week. So what did it do? It filed a civil suit in Israel to try to gain control over Kiryas Bobov. Please click to enlarge: Via. A Few...

August 21, 2014: Beit Din Issues Final Ruling In Decade-Long Bobov Hasidic Succession Fight
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
Bobov 45 (i.e., the rebel or breakaway faction) must call Bobov 48 (the main faction) "Bobov" without any qualifying identifiers (for example, like "Bobov 48"). Bobov 48 (the mainstream faction) must call Bobov 45 "Bobov 45" without adding any derogatory...

August 21, 2014: New Attempt To Annex Land For Satmar Hasidic Village
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
A group of Satmar hasidic Monroe, New York property owners have filed a new petition to annex land from Monroe into the adjoining Satmar hasidic village of Kiryas Joel. New Attempt To Annex Land For Satmar Hasidic Village Shmarya Rosenberg...

August 17, 2014: Battling Kiryas Joel Flyers
Comments: 19 | Categories: Haredim , Turf Disputes
Here are two flyers, one that appears to be anti-United Monroe propaganda distributed to counter United Monroe's own leafleting of the second flyer in Kiryas Joel today. Related Post: United Monroe To Leaflet Kiryas Joel Sunday.

August 15, 2014: United Monroe To Leaflet Kiryas Joel Sunday
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
"…We welcome the Kiryas Joel citizens to live among us, we simply wish to maintain the rural beauty and character of the Hudson Valley region. Kiryas Joel leaders wish to expand the borders of Kiryas Joel in all directions to...

August 4, 2014: State Police Arrest Man In Vandalism Of Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm’s Building
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
New York State police arrested a 38-year-old Wurtsburo man on suspicion that he shattered a window at one of Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s Bloomingbug buildings. Above: Michael Essig State Police Arrest Man In Vandalism Of Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom...

August 1, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Allegedly Continues To Violate Stop Work Order, Tries To Block Appointment Of Code Enforcement Officer
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Residents and the village claim that Lamm is violating at least one existent stop-work order and is allowing buildings that lack certificates of occupancy to be used by hasidim – including using the second floor of one small structure as...

July 23, 2014: Small Village May Dissolve In Order To Block Massive Satmar Hasidic Development
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
In an attempt to fight a 396-unit high-density Satmar hasidic townhouse development that was allegedly originally pitched to village officials through a front man as a low-density vacation and retirement cottage development complete with a golf course, the tiny Village...

July 22, 2014: Ukrainian Jewish Leaders Condemn Chabad-Kremlin Crimean Meddling
Comments: 0 | Categories: Chabad , Court Jews , Turf Disputes
Leaders of the Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine condemned actions taken by Chabad’s chief rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, and a group of 16 senior Chabad rabbis from across Europe. Lazar and the other Chabad rabbis visited Russian-occupied Crimea earlier...

July 17, 2014: Land Used For Controversial Satmar Hasidic “Shtetl” Illegally Annexed But Construction Can Continue Anyway, Court Rules
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
A Sullivan County, New York judge ruled yesterday that the 2006 annexation of Town of Mamakating land by the tiny Village of Bloomingburg was illegal and violates the New York State Constitution because it was not properly put to a...

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: Putin Allegedly Paid For Crimean Holocaust Commemoration To Use As A Propaganda Tool With Chabad's Help
Comments: 0 | Categories: Chabad , Chabad & Holocaust , Chabad & the Media , Turf Disputes
A delegation of Chabad rabbinic leaders joined Chabad's Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, for a Holocaust commemoration in Crimea that was organized by Vladimir Putin to use as propaganda to support his illegal takeover of Crimea and his trampling...

July 13, 2014: Chabad’s Chief Rabbi Of Russia Allegedly Forcibly Invades Crimean Reform Synagogue, Sparking Outrage
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Court Jews , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
Chabad’s Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, and his entourage allegedly forced their way into the offices of a Crimean Reform synagogue Thursday whose former rabbi was harshly critical of the Russian invasion and annexation. Above: Vladimir Putin, left, and...

June 30, 2014: Video: Modern Orthodox Developer Speaks Out Bloomingburg "Hate"
Comments: 19 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes
Shalom Lamm, the controversial Modern Orthodox developer building 396-unit Satmar shtetl in Bloomingburg, New York, speaks out against the vandalism that has plagued some of his properties. Lamm makes no mention of his organized attempt to have about 100 ineligible...

June 27, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Says Windows Shattered "A Hate Crime"
Comments: 20 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm – who allegedly tried to hide the true nature of his massive Satmar hasidic housing development in tiny Bloomingburg, New York by having a front man pitch the development to village officials as a vacation...

June 26, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Wants To Open Controversial Hasidic School By September
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm hopes to open a controversial Satmar hasidic girls school in Bloomingburg in time for the fall semester, Lamm’s attorney told the Mamakating Planning Board Tuesday night. Modern Orthodox Developer Wants To Open Controversial Hasidic School...

June 7, 2014: Modern Orthodox Developer Wins Appeal, Stop-Work Order For New Satmar Village Lifted Despite Voting And Other Irregularities
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm said construction on his 396-unit Satmar shtetl in the tiny upstate New York Village of Bloomingburg will resume immediately now that a state court has reversed the stop work order issued by Sullivan County Judge...

May 14, 2014: Fear Of New Satmar Village Prompts Non-Hasidic Locals To Try To Save Their School Board
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
Fear that a large number of Satmar hasidim will move into Bloomingburg and use their bloc vote to take over the Pine Bush school board has prompted a proposal to divide the school district into geographic zones with each zone...

May 4, 2014: Video: Riot At Funeral Of Zhvil Rebbetzin As Warring Hasidic Factions Rumble
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
A riot broke out at the funeral of the old Zhvil Rebbetzin late Thursday night. Her husband had predeceased her and her two sons are fighting over succession. When th older son and his followers tried to approach the body...

April 29, 2014: New Stop Work Orders Issued Against Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Modern Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm’s illegal mikva and another property he owns in the tiny upstate New York Village of Bloomingburg have been slapped with new stop work orders. New Stop Work Orders Issued Against Developer Shalom Lamm Shmarya Rosenberg...

April 25, 2014: Exclusive: 2006 Confidential Agreement Appears To Prove Modern Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm Intentionally Deceived Bloomingburg Officials To Hide His Involvement In New Satmar 'Shtetl'
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Developer Shalom Lamm and his associates have claimed that Lamm's Bloomingburg development, marketed as a Satmar village, was always meant to be a development like the one currently being built. They have also denied hiring Duane Rowe, a local builder...

April 19, 2014: Haredim Protest Shabbat “Desecration” In Safed
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
“Shabbat is our most precious thing and we won’t lend a hand to its public desecration. We won’t agree for it to stay open. Keeping the Sabbath [laws] in the city is important to secular people too. The city’s rabbis...

April 2, 2014: Shalom Lamm, Family, Hasidim Were Not Eligible To Vote In Bloomingburg, Board Of Elections Rules
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Sullivan County’s Board of Elections has backed claims that more than 100 residents of the upstate New York village of Bloomingburg — including Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm and his family and about 100 Satmar hasidim— were not legally eligible to...

April 2, 2014: Modern Orthodox Real Estate Developer Drops Bloomingburg Election Challenge
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
Scandal-plagued Modern Orthodox real estate developer Shalom Lamm has dropped his challenge to the election results in the tiny New York State Village of Bloomingburg. Modern Orthodox Real Estate Developer Drops Bloomingburg Election Challenge Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Scandal-plagued Modern...

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