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July 31, 2014: Cop Shoots Haredi Burka Cult Woman At Kotel
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
There was a security alert in place last night at the Kotel (Western Wall), and police were on edge. Yeshiva students had been warned to stay indoors rather than mill about the plaza in front of the Kotel or pray...

July 27, 2014: OTD Woman Who Posted Near-Nude Selfies Wrapped In Tefillin Has Car Accident, Haredim Claim God Punished Her For Her Sins
Comments: 100 | Categories: Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Rants / Editorials , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Women & Judaism
Brenda Turtle's car accident would not be news if it the haredi reaction to it had not been so typically haredi, and if the New York Post's reaction had not been so typical of New York City's sleaziest tabloid. Above:...

July 25, 2014: Crown Heights Modesty Sign Illegally Warns Women
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
New Crown Heights modesty signs illegally posted on public property warn women to dress "modestly" because Crown Heights is "a Jewish neighborhood." Alexa Antopol writes via email: Yesterday on the way to the 3 train for my morning commute, I...

July 23, 2014: Mandatory Haredi Modesty Checklist For Women Issued
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
No "bubble" skirts, sleeves down to the wrists, "move to the side when men pass and not overtake a man in the streets," "stop wearing eyeliner and/or eye shadow," "not to chat with minicab drivers – even a non Jew,"...

July 18, 2014: Jerusalem Haredi Modesty Poster Equates Women Wearing Tight Skirts With Hamas Suicide Bombers
Comments: 50 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
"…A story is told of one of the greatest students of the Hazon Ish, who said: I am more afraid of boarding a bus where an immodestly dressed woman is sitting, than of boarding a bus carrying a terrorist!!! Please!...

July 17, 2014: Haredim Call Modesty Instruction Meetings For Beauticians, Sheitl-Machers And Sellers Of Women's Hats And Stockings
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
The haredi Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congrgations based in London, England has called a special series of modesty instruction meetings for beauticians, sheitel-machers (wig makers and wig stylists), and for sellers of women's stockings and women's hats. Please click to...

July 17, 2014: Chabad Says Little Girls Can Protect Israel From Missiles By Dressing "Modestly"
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism

July 16, 2014: Video: Mixed Dancing Causes Cancer And Deaths Of Children, Sefardi Haredi Kiruv Rabbi Says
Comments: 34 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
Sefardi haredi kiruv (intra-Jewish missionary outreach) Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi says mixed dancing at weddings, 'immodest' women's clothing, and related sins cause cancer and deaths of children. Above: Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi Sefardi haredi kiruv (intra-Jewish missionary outreach) Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi says...

July 16, 2014: Haredim Illegally Ban Women And Girls From "Male Only" Bomb Shelter, Leave Women Unprotected
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
"As rockets flew over Ashdod and red alerts sent people running for shelter, the Ashdod rabbanut had other plans for women. Men went to the [bomb] shelter and were allowed in. Women, on the other hand, were not allowed in....

July 13, 2014: Non-War Picture Of The Day: Anti-Haredi Modesty Sign Poster In Jerusalem
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism , Women & Judaism
A sign posted at a bus stop in Jerusalem tells busybodies of all types to leave people alone. From a bus stop in Jerusalem. The sign reads, "How am I dressed? Call 1-800-NONE-OF-YOUR-BUSINESS!" [Hat Tip: Dorron.]

July 3, 2014: Haredi Lev Tahor Cult Causing Friction With Locals In Guatemala
Comments: 4 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
“This is a country where people tend to have an idealistic perception of the Jewish people, and then the only Jewish people they actually meet are the members of a bizarre cult,” he said. He advised the country’s Jewish leaders...

July 2, 2014: The Day The Rabbanit Said Kaddish
Comments: 17 | Categories: Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
At the end of the eulogies at her son’s funeral, as his body lay before her, Rachel Sprecher Frankel stood with her husband and their younger son and began to say kaddish – something most Israelis have never seen, even...

July 1, 2014: Haredi Girls School Principal Uses Racial Slurs, Calls Student A Loose “Bimbo” Who Already Slept With “Half The Boys In Town”
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
It all allegedly started with an open top button on a schoolgirl’s blouse. It led to an out of control haredi principal calling the girl a loose "bimbo" who had "slept with half the boys in town," the shaken girl...

July 1, 2014: Skvere Hasidim CENSOR The Torah
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Books , Haredim , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
Skvere hasidim from New Square, New York have published a CENSORED Chumash (FIve Books of Moses; the Torah; the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible) for girls that removes the first two pashiyot – perhaps because they deal with...

June 30, 2014: Government To Step Up Enforcement Of High Court Ruling Prohibiting Forced Gender Segregation On Public Buses, Sidewalks
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Despite High Court of Justice rulings against it, forced gender segregation continues on so-called mehadrin buses in violation of the law. Female passengers are often intimidated by verbal insults and threats from haredim and sometimes are assaulted if they refuse...

June 29, 2014: Kiryas Joel Satmar Bans 3-Year-Old Girls From Wearing Short Socks
Comments: 52 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"…And in light of the fact that there has been a lapse in standards by some people [in] that girls from the age three are going dressed with short socks. Therefore, at a meeting which was held by the Rebbe...

June 27, 2014: The Problem With College, Haredi Woman Says, Is that It Makes Haredi Women Give Up Haredi Religion
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
"…[W]e became accustomed to the idea that there is the Torah and the opinion of the Torah, which are supreme, and all of a sudden we are told in a [college or technical college] seminar that there is another supreme...

June 26, 2014: Women Can Go To College After All, New Shas Rabbi Says, But Only If It Teaches Every Subject In Conformity To Haredi Law
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
“This is all under the condition that all lecturers will be eligible to teach according to the ways of our forefathers, and that all the studies and content [taught to students] will be based on the words of our [rabbinic]...

June 26, 2014: Satmar Village Of Kiryas Joel Illegally Gender Segregates Streets
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
The Satmar hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel in upstate New York is illegally gender segregating its streets. The signs read: "Please stay on the designated sides of the street, especially on Shabbos and Yom Tov afternoon," and are posted on...

June 25, 2014: First Book Of Halakhic Responsa Written By Ordained Modern Orthodox Women Published
Comments: 7 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The book’s authors were ordained three years ago by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and by Rabbi Shuki Reich. Before being ordained, the two women reportedly completed a five-year ordination course and passed tests equivalent to those given by the Chief Rabbinate...

June 25, 2014: Did Get Refuser Yoel Weiss Hold His Young Wife Prisoner? A Former Neighbor Believes He Did
Comments: 72 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"I live on a very quiet block in Flatbush. All of sudden in 2008, they [Yoel and Rivky] move onto the block and he [Yoel Weiss] turns the house he was renting into a warehouse, his deliveries of all sorts...

June 25, 2014: Haredi Colleges And College Programs Discriminate Against Women, Researchers Find
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Accommodating haredi demands for complete gender segregation has made haredi colleges and college programs inhospitable and blatantly discriminatory to many women, three researchers told Israeli government officials Tuesday. Haredi Colleges And College Programs Discriminate Against Women, Researchers Find Shmarya Rosenberg...

June 25, 2014: State Rabbinic Court Lashes Out At Haredi Rabbi In Controversial Divorce Case Fallout
Comments: 1 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
After facing withering attacks from leading haredi rabbis, the Safed state rabbinical court headed by Rabbi Uriel Lavi has (albeit politely) lashed out at one of its critics in an almost unprecedented publicly released open letter. Originally published at 11:34...

June 24, 2014: Haredi Woman Launches Social Media Campaign To Try To Get Jewish Divorce
Comments: 55 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
Another in a long line of similar cases of haredi and Orthodox women who are trapped in dead Jewish marriages by recalcitrant husbands who try to use withholding the Jewish divorce document to extort their wife and her family to...

June 23, 2014: Crown Heights Rabbi Pleads Guilty In Get Kidnapping And Extortion Case
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Sholom Shuchat pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark today to one count of traveling in interstate commerce to commit an act of violence. Shuchat, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was part of team of eleven men, allegedly headed by...

June 23, 2014: Shas Party Spiritual Head Bans All Women From Going To College
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Shalom Cohen – whose hateful rhetoric against Zionist Orthodox Jews drew countrywide condemnation earlier this year – reportedly wrote a position paper/letter in his capacity as the president of Shas’ Council of Torah Sages that rules that teachers who...

June 22, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Grade School Bans Fathers From Attending Daughters' 2nd Grade Graduation
Comments: 26 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The state-funded Zionist Orthodox Ramabam grade school in Kiryat Gat sent out invitations to its girls 2nd grade graduation to parents, but the invitations ban fathers and older male siblings from attending, despite a state policy forbidding this stype of...

June 19, 2014: Video: All Female Haredi EMT Squad Opens In Brooklyn
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
An all-female crew of haredi Jewish emergency medical technicians, Ezras Nashim, hit Borough Park's streets Tuesday for the first time. Founder Ruchie Freier says it was a struggle to launch Ezras Nashim, but it was well worth doing. Above: Ruchie...

June 17, 2014: Top Haredi Rabbis Slam Lenient Rabbinic Court Ruling Granting Divorce To Woman Whose Husband Has Been In A Coma For 7 Years
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
“We trembled to see that a ruling was issued to permit a married woman (a woman whose husband is [in a] vegetative state, by means of a get zikui) [to be divorced], [a ruling which is] stacked with fabricated reasoning...

June 12, 2014: Orthodox Father Murders Children In Alleged Revenge Against Ex-Wife
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Sarah and Yishai Levy, a 10-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl from a Modern Orthodox family, were stabbed to death by their father yesterday after the children flew to Israel from the US to visit him the day before. Orthodox Father...

June 12, 2014: Haredim, Zionist Orthodox Lash Out At Bill Requiring Equal Representation Of Women On Local Religious Councils Across Israel
Comments: 0 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
“We are setting a regulation in place compelling the appointment of one woman [to each of the] councils, hence 20% representation [of women on most councils], which is fair,” Deputy Minister of Religious Services Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan said in...

June 9, 2014: Haredi Wedding Hall Installs Mechitza In Elevator To Gender Segregate Passengers
Comments: 22 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The Armonot Chen wedding hall in the heavily haredi Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem has set up a so-called mehadrin elevator with a mechitza – in this case, a curtain – down the middle of the car to gender-segregate women...

June 3, 2014: 40 Percent Of Zionist Orthodox Girls High Schools Refuse To Allow IDF To Talk To Students About Enlisting
Comments: 1 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The Israeli Zionist Orthodox nonprofit Aluma says that about 40% of Zionist Orthodox girls high schools refuse to allow Aluma members and IDF representatives into the schools to talk to girls about enlisting in the IDF, even though those same...

June 2, 2014: Haredi Doctor Who Lied To And Misled Patient And Caused Her Painful Injury Is Featured Speaker At Chabad Event On Jewish Values In The Workplace
Comments: 27 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Med-Ethics , Women & Judaism
Just over a decade ago, Dr. Daniel Lanzer advertized his "qualifications as a dermatologist, skin cancer surgeon, and cosmetic laser and liposuction surgeon. But in fact he held no specialist surgical qualification," an Australian court found. That court also found...

June 2, 2014: Government Orders Hospitals And HMOs To Stop Illegally Gender-Segregating And Illegally Enforcing Haredi Modesty Demands
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Israel’s Ministry of Health is – finally – starting to get tough on HMO clinics that illegally gender-segregate waiting rooms, office hours, and that post haredi modesty squad signs regulating dress, cellphone use and other behavior. Above: An illegal haredi...

May 28, 2014: Lakewood Robo-Call Says Cutting Your Sheitl To Make It Shorter Will Save Lives
Comments: 41 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
It's all about women's modesty. A robo-call in the haredi community of Lakewood, New Jersey tells women that having their wigs cut to a shorter length will save lives, reduce the number of tragedies and reduce the number of calls...

May 28, 2014: Haredi Women Say New Affirmative Action Policy For Haredi Men Discriminates Against Haredi Women
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Haredi women say a new program backed by Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett is discriminatory becuase it excludes them. Haredi Women Say New Affirmative Action Policy For Haredi Men Discriminates Against Haredi Women Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Haredi women...

May 25, 2014: Satmar Yeshiva Forbids Mothers Wearing "Dusters" To Come To Yeshiva To Pick Up Their Children
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
A Satmar yeshiva, Torah V'Yirah in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has ordered mothers not wear dusters (heavy housecoats that cover the arms to the wrist and the legs to at least the ankle) when picking up their children. Why? The housecoats are...

May 23, 2014: "A Liberal Scandal"? Compassionate Lenient Ruling In Divorce Case Enrages Haredi Rabbinic Leaders
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
A compassionate lenient ruling by a state rabbinical court run by Zionist Orthodox rabbis has drawn a howl of haredi criticism and the accusation from a close confidant of late supreme haredi rabbinic leader Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv that the...

May 22, 2014: Four Haredi Rabbis, One Of Their Sons Indicted In Divorce-Compelling Kidnap Conspiracy – All Face Possible Life In Prison
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
A federal grand jury today indicted four Orthodox Jewish Rabbis and one of their sons for allegedly conspiring to kidnap and force Jewish men to grant their wives religious divorces, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Above: Rabbi Mendel Epstein...

May 22, 2014: Haredi Rebel Faction Demands Right To Appoint Haredi “Supervisors” To Monitor IDF Induction Centers
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The faction wants IDF inductions centers to be completely free of all female personnel and it also also wants to have its own supervisor at each IDF induction center to make sure the IDF does not try to convince haredi...

May 19, 2014: HMO In Beit Shemesh Publishes Picture Of Every Doctor On Staff – Except For Its Only Female Doctor – In Order To Appease Haredim
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Reform Rabbi Uri Regev, an attorney who heads Hiddush, a nonprofit that fights for freedom of and from religion in Israel, called for Health Minister Yael German to "issue regulations which will impose deterring fines on HMOs and other health...

May 15, 2014: Rabbi Mendel Epstein's Son And Founder Of Lakewood Shomrim Both Arrested For Get Extortion, Kidnapping
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
David Aryeh Epstein, 39, and Chaim Baruch Rubin (identified as “R” in a post earlier today on FailedMessiah.com), 32, allegedly forced a recalcitrant husband to grant his wife a get (Jewish religious divorce) by beating him and shocking him with...

May 15, 2014: Satmar Newspaper Blots Out Woman In Picture Of President Obama And Satmar Leaders
Comments: 19 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Der Blatt, the Yiddish-language newspaper controlled by the Aharonite Satmar faction, blots out the image of a woman in a photo of President Obama talking to Satmar leaders, including the mayor of Kiryas Joel. This was at the Tappan Zee...

May 15, 2014: Another Arrest In Get Extortion Case
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
FailedMessiah.com has been told that there has been another arrest related to the Rabbi David Wax get extortion case. FailedMessiah.com has been told that there has been another arrest in the Rabbi David Wax get extortion case. The person arrested...

May 12, 2014: Controversial YU Rabbi To Get Katz Prize
Comments: 16 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
This year's Katz Awards are not good news if you are an Orthodox Jewish woman seeking greater participation in public religious life or if you are concerned about pedophilia or racism. Rabbi Hershel Schachter Controversial YU Rabbi To Get Katz...

May 9, 2014: "How Much Goyishe [Non-Jewish] History Do Our Children Actually Need To Know?"
Comments: 64 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
A recent letter in the Satmar-hasid-owned Der Blatt Yiddish newspaper published in Brooklyn asks – and answers – a very important question for hasidim: How much goyishe [non-Jewish] history do our children actually need to know? Here is a translation...

May 7, 2014: New “Get” Extortion, This Time In Paris, Catches Senior French Haredi And Chabad Rabbis In Alleged Extortion
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Chabad and haredi rabbis in Paris forced the family of a young woman seeking a get (Jewish religious divorce) for five years to pay 30,000 Euros to get it. They also told the woman's family to write a 90,000 Euro...

May 7, 2014: Haredi Soldier Booted From Officer Training Course After He Refused To Train With Females
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
A haredi soldier who was an officer candidate was expelled from his officer training program after he refused to participate in training that included females. Haredi Soldier Booted From Officer Training Course After He Refused To Train With Females Shmarya...

May 7, 2014: Rabbi David Wax Implicates Rabbi Mendel Epstein, Others, In Jewish Divorce Extortion Scheme
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
While pleading guilty yesterday, Rabbi David Wax told the court that Epstein sent several co-conspirators, including Rabbi Martin Wolmark, Jay “Yaakov” Goldstein, Alexander “Sendy” Frankel and Mendel Epstein’s son, David “Ari” Epstein, to Wax’s house to help with the kidnapping...


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