1,361 posts categorized "Women & Judaism"

September 3, 2015: In The Bedroom With Orthodox Jewish Women
Comments: 10 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"…"A" poses in six-inch black stilettos, a number of lacy nightdresses, and even one of her husband’s unbuttoned dress shirts. But while she thinks he will be delighted by the photos, she says she wouldn’t want anyone in her community...

September 3, 2015: Top YU Rabbi Allegedly Uses Threats, Strong-Arm Tactics To Thwart Efforts To Free Agunot
Comments: 13 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"…According to a letter by Rabbi Krauss defending the IBD against Rabbi Schachter’s attack, Rabbi Blau agreed to resign in exchange for an agreement that Rabbi Schachter would not publicly attack the court. But according to the letter, Rabbi Schachter...

September 2, 2015: Haredi Magazine Publishes Pre-WW2 Shtetl Photos, But Blots Out Faces And Necks Of Women
Comments: 32 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
The Monsey, New York haredi publication The View published a series of photos taken in European shtetls before the Holocaust, and it blurred out the faces and necks (even from behind) of all the women and girls in the photos....

September 1, 2015: Chief Rabbis Say Woman Can’t Be Top Administrator Of Israel’s Religious Courts
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Sefardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau insist the head administrator position demands a thorough knowledge of halakha (Orthodox Jewish law) and halakhic legal decisions, as well a deep grasp of how these legal decisions are...

August 30, 2015: New Chief Rabbi Of Kfar Chabad Launches Modesty Campaign
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Web/Tech , Women & Judaism
Skirt too short? Stockings inadequate? Wrong type of head covering worn? Neck exposed? Ladies, it's time to correct these 'problems.' The Chief Rabbi of Kfar Chabad, the Chabad hasidic village in central Israel not far from Tel Aviv, has launched...

August 28, 2015: Sign In Lakewood Yeshiva Warns Students Not To Bring 'Immodest' Taster's Choice Coffee Jars Into The Yeshiva
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Banning 'immodest' coffee jars seem to be the latest modesty craze in the haredi community. A Lakewood source writes: Now in BMG there is a (unofficial) sign telling people about the women picture on Taster's Choice [Coffee]. So strange. It...

August 28, 2015: Video: Ladies, Don't Shave Your Heads
Comments: 67 | Categories: Haredim , Music , Women & Judaism
Jewish music superstar Lipa Schmeltzer has a word for women who shave their heads and for the men who rule they must do so. [Hat Tip: Burich.]

August 27, 2015: Haredim Launch Campaign To Remove Woman's Photo From Coffee Jars
Comments: 48 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Haredim want this photo of a woman removed from a major coffee label's jar, and there's now a campaign to call the company's 800 number and complain about the 'immodest' packaging of it product. "To remove a stumbling block. Please...

August 26, 2015: Haredim Issue Ban On Non-Kosher…Taxis
Comments: 25 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
The Ashkenazi haredi Va’ad HaRabbonim for the Purity of the Camp (i.e., the Israeli Ashkenazi haredi national modesty squad linked to the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party) has issued a new ban – on non-kosher taxis. Haredim Issue Ban...

August 26, 2015: Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Released From “Solitary Confinement,” Victim's Husband Says
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
According to Jeffery Shulevitz, the husband of Emma Shulevitz, who is one of Rabbi Barry Freundel's victims, Freundel has been released from segregation (solitary confinement) in the DC Jail and was given a prison job – teaching GED classes to...

August 23, 2015: New Hasidic Ban On…Monkey Bars
Comments: 31 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Monsey-area hasidim have issued a ban on the venerable piece of playground equipment known to generations of kids as monkey bars. The reason for the ban? Monkey bars, these hasidim claim, are immodest. Please click to enlarge:

August 21, 2015: Husband Of Victim Of Rabbi Barry Freundel Asks For Freundel's Release From "Solitary Confinement"
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
"…Freundel has been in solitary confinement for the past 3 months and has our sympathy. We also have sympathy towards the others who are held in solitary confinement. My wife and I are not jumping for joy, nor do we...

August 19, 2015: A Certain Hypocrisy: Rabbi Mordechai Willig And Talmud Study For Women
Comments: 54 | Categories: History , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Last week, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University and man who enabled child abuser Rabbi Baruch Lanner, came out against women's Talmud study. But what was Willig doing the day Talmud was first taught at Stern, YU's...

August 19, 2015: Haredim Want To Gender-Segregate Public Library
Comments: 30 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Haredim in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of Jerusalem want the city to gender-segregate a new neighborhood swimming pool – and the public library. Above: a haredi gender segregation sign (file) Haredim Want To Gender-Segregate Public Library Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

August 17, 2015: Haredi Man Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On 15-Year-Old Pants-Wearing Girl
Comments: 50 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The girl was walking with her family when she was allegedly accosted by Yosef Chaim Jabali adjacent to a health clinic on Strauss Street and spit on. Haredi Man Arrested For Allegedly Spitting On 15-Year-Old Pants-Wearing Girl Shmarya Rosenberg •...

August 16, 2015: WoW Reads From Torah Scroll At Kotel, Blows Shofar, As Police And Kotel Guards Repeatedly Violate Agreement Made With The Women’s Prayer Group
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
At about to 4:00 am, police entered the women’s section and searched WoW’s bags, finding the Torah scroll. Despite the agreement with the Old City's police chief, police tried to confiscate the Torah scroll and hold the WoW members for...

August 16, 2015: How A Bais Yaakov Cookbook Mis-Teaches History
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , History , Women & Judaism
How can you tell Orthodox Jews in 1937 America had a substandard commitment to Orthodoxy? Let the Bais Yaakov Cookbook tell you why. This is from the Bais Yaakov cookbook. It was posted to a Facebook group and has circulated...

August 13, 2015: Secret Recording Shows Accused Rapist Rabbi’s Wife Allowed Him To Have Sex With Other Women As Kabbalistic Cure
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
The wife of accused rapist kabbalist Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg admitted her husband told her of two cases in which he had sex with other women. But Sheinberg’s wife did not complain about it or divorce him because she believed Sheinberg...

August 12, 2015: Haredi Top Jerusalem Rabbinical Court Judge Gives Custody To Absentee Deadbeat Haredi Father Because Children’s Mother Is No Longer Haredi
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Women & Judaism
Previously in a different case, the same haredi rabbinical court judge ruled that a man who beat his wife and who was considered to be a current danger to her by welfare authorities should have custody of the couple's children,...

August 7, 2015: Accused Rapist Rabbi Claims To Be Doing Teshuva But Still Won’t Admit Breaking The Law
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg, who is charged with raping and abusing at least 13 women, claims he is doing teshuva. Even so, he still refuses to admit he did anything illegal. Above: Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg Accused Rapist Rabbi Claims To Be...

August 6, 2015: Haredim Accost, Harass Secular Woman On Public Bus, Driver Fails To Call Police
Comments: 45 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
"To my surprise, the boy got up, turned his back on me, snapped his fingers as if he were addressing a dog, and said to me: 'Go backwards, that's where you belong." Haredim Accost, Harass Secular Woman On Public Bus,...

August 4, 2015: #2 Anti-Zionist Rabbi Rules Prenuptuial Agreements Are Not Kosher Because They Only Help Agunahs
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, the head of the beit din (religious court) for the vehemently anti-Zionist Edah Haredit haredi umbrella organization, rules halakhic prenuptial agreements are not kosher because a prenup may force a husband to divorce his wife unjustifiably. This...

August 2, 2015: Report: Hasidic “Sex Fiend” Rabbi Hiding On Small Carribean Island, Hasidim Claim
Comments: 52 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the head of the Shuvu Banim sect, is allegedly living on a remote island in the Caribbean after jumping bail and fleeing Holland, likely on a false passport. Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland in handcuffs in Zimbabwe in...

August 2, 2015: Resort Rabbi Publishes Modesty Rules For Visiting Haredim, Bans All Females No Matter What Age From Riding Bikes
Comments: 20 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
But don't feel too bad. Married yeshiva students are also forbidden to ride those 'immodest' bikes, the rabbi ruled. Resort Rabbi Publishes Modesty Rules For Visiting Haredim Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Many haredim are vacationing at resorts both inside and...

July 31, 2015: Mikvah Peeping Rabbi's 6-1/2 Year Sentence Upheld
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Barry Freundel's 6-1/2-year prison sentence was been upheld today, meaning Freundel's motion to have the sentence reconsidered was denied. The judge said that all of Freundel's 52 victims (who were inside the Statute of Limitations; in total, there were...

July 29, 2015: Report: Excluded, For God's Sake: Gender Segregation And The Exclusion Of Women In The Public Sphere In Israel
Comments: 3 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The Israel Religious Action Center (an arm of the Reform Movement) has been a leading force in trying to obtain religious pluralism and gender equality in Israel. It has just released a new report, "Excluded, for God's Sake: Gender Segregation...

July 29, 2015: Haredi Man Refuses To Sit Next To Woman On Plane, Causing Outrage
Comments: 75 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"I should not have to move because someone has a problem with my uterus." The CBC reports A former Halifax chef wants an apology from Porter Airlines, alleging she was asked to move from her seat to accommodate a man...

July 28, 2015: Report: Haredi Women Help Fuel Israel’s High Tech Boom But Only Get Paid Paid Minimum Wage For Doing So
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Rather than outsource to India for cheap labor, Israel's high tech companies are increasingly setting up centers in haredi areas and hiring haredim, almost all of whom are women, to fill those roles. But the dirty little secret of the...

July 28, 2015: Haredi Girls Schools Ban All Girls Whose Parents Are Employed
Comments: 50 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
In the haredi town of Elad, Israel, work does not pay. More than 100 girls, Sefardim and Ashkenazim, were denied places in the only two girls high school yeshivas (known as seminaries) in Elad for one reason and one reason...

July 28, 2015: Legally, "You Can't Rape Your Spouse," Top Jewish Aide To Donald Trump Says
Comments: 15 | Categories: Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
A top Jewish adviser and confidant to leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump insists there is no such thing as spousal rape. Above: Michael Cohen CNN reports: A top adviser to Donald Trump apologized Tuesday for comments he made in...

July 27, 2015: Victims Win Court Battle Against Mikvah Peeping Rabbi
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Hundreds of women victimized by Rabbi Barry Freundel convinced a federal judge today to move their class action lawsuits back to DC Superior Court against Freundel’s wishes. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel Victims Win Court Battle Against Mikvah Peeping Rabbi Shmarya...

July 27, 2015: Case Of Illegal Haredi Construction Could “Spark A Religious War,” Insiders Say
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
On advice of her rabbi, “C” called police – twice. And police came twice and tried to speak with her upstairs neighbor, who refused to answer his door. But because this is Israel where the rule of law is very...

July 27, 2015: Alleged Serial Rapist Rabbi-Kabbalist Indicted
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Zionist Orthodox kabbalist Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg was indicted on charges that he sexually abused, raped or sodomized at least 13 women. Above: Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg Alleged Serial Rapist Rabbi-Kabbalist Indicted Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Zionist Orthodox kabbalist Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg...

July 27, 2015: Is Orthodox Judaism On The Verge Of A Historic Schism?
Comments: 22 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
In Israel, as opposed to the United States, worshipers don’t wait for the rabbis to allow them to pray under equal conditions. In light of the attempts to stop them, Prof. Tamar Ross, a professor of Jewish philosophy at Bar-Ilan...

July 27, 2015: London Haredi Modesty Notice Orders Gender Segregagted Sidewalks
Comments: 25 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Women & Judaism
A modesty notice from the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations' official modesty squad orders gender segregated sidewalks, bans women from driving. Please click to enlarge:

July 26, 2015: Exposé: Sex Abuse In The Haredi Community
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Israel's Channel 1 News aired a new documentary report on the sexual abuse of women and girls in the haredi community centered around one organization: Ezer Mizion. [Hat Tip: Joel Katz.]

July 23, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Of The Kotel Writes 530-Page Book On The Holy Site, Devotes Only 7 Lines To 'Bleeding' Women
Comments: 26 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"…In order to understand you better, I have read your book, Hilkhot Hakotel, cover to cover. In your letter you say that you are a moderator, bridging the gap between extremes, but your book was written by someone whose world...

July 22, 2015: Kotel Security Staff Allegedly Stops Journalists From Bringing Cameras To Document Abuse Of Women Of The Wall
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Editorials, News Analysis , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"…One woman carrying in a table, which we bring because no tables are provided for women, was stopped and she was told, “Tables are not allowed.” Another woman was told that siddurim [prayer books] were not allowed to be brought...

July 20, 2015: Report: Head Of Zionist Orthodox Women's Seminary Tricks About 100 Women Into Having Sex With Him
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Around 100 women claim they were enticed into relationships with a married, Zionist Orthodox man who tricked them into believing he was an IDF officer. "He sent us all pictures from Gaza, asking us to pray for him, and he...

July 20, 2015: Did Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Cover Up For Alleged Rapist Rabbi?
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“…it’s your fault…Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu! Twelve years ago you planted the seeds of evil. You waged terror against any woman who dared to complain. I blame you! Twelve years ago, 120 religious Zionist rabbis heard complaints from women who were...

July 20, 2015: Israel Chief Rabbis Sued Over Women’s Mikvah Incidents
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
“The mikvah is an incredibly vulnerable place. Women have rights there as well. There is no other public service that demands that individuals – women or men – submit themselves to this kind of inspection. Mikvahs around the world –...

July 19, 2015: Leading Breslov Rabbi Says No More Meetings With Women Because A Rabbi’s Temptation To Sin With Them Is Too Strong
Comments: 46 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"The evil inclination of rabbis is even greater than that of other people," Rabbi Shalom Arush said, adding that he will not see women in person anymore, even if they are accompanied by their husbands. Above: Rabbi Shalom Arush Leading...

July 19, 2015: Prominent Conservative Jewish Woman Faces Jail For Refusing To Divorce In Haredi-Controlled Rabbincal Court
Comments: 71 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
In Israel, there is no true freedom of religion. Instead, religion and state are inextricably intertwined, and citizens who object to the coercion that causes are often singled out and punished – as appears to be the case here. Above:...

July 17, 2015: Women Of The Wall Prevented From Reading Torah At The Kotel, Board Member Arrested
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
A board member of Women of the Wall (WoW) was arrested at the Kotel (Western Wall) this morning when she tried to sneak a Torah scroll into the women’s section. Women Of The Wall Prevented From Reading Torah At The...

July 17, 2015: Sefat Rabbi Accused Of Raping And Abusing At Least 10 Women Finally Named
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Israel’s Supreme Court has finally cleared for publication the name of a prominent Sefat Zionist Orthodox rabbi accused of raping and abusing at least 10 women. Above: Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg Sefat Rabbi Accused Of Raping And Abusing At Least 10...

July 16, 2015: Haredi-Controlled Jerusalem Rabbinical Court Caught In Bribery Scandal, Arrests Made
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Ya'akov Sabag, the secretary-administrator of the official government haredi-controlled Jerusalem Rabbinical Court, has been arrested on suspicion of bribery. Ya'akov Sabag, the secretary-administrator of the official government haredi-controlled Jerusalem Rabbinical Court, has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, Ynet reported...

July 10, 2015: Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Appeals Prison Sentence
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
He pleaded guilty to violating 52 women and likely violated at least 100 more, but mikvah voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel says his prison sentence is too long. So Freundel – who even before his fall was known as a cold,...

July 8, 2015: Alleged Rabbi-Rapist Has Remand Extended, Claims Accusations By 8 Women Against Him Are “Nonsense”
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
The well-known rabbi from Sefat in northern Israel arrested last week trying to flee the country now says all of the accusations made against him by women are “nonsense." Despite that claim, an Israeli court extended the rabbi's remand for...

July 6, 2015: Woman Wearing Kippa Allegedly Illegally Barred From Entering Kotel Area
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"…Linda, who is studying in the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, came to Western Wall. At the entrance, the security guard and the workers of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation bullied her, asked her who she was, why she came, and...

July 6, 2015: RCA Completes "Historic" "Transparent" Review Of Its Conversion "Processes"
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Will the Rabbinical Council of America's (RCA) reform of its processes of conversion to Judaism make any difference for potential converts who are, frequently it seems, exploited in one way or another by the rabbis who are supposed to be...

----------------------

----------------------

FailedMessiah.com is a reader supported website.

Thank you for your generous support!

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

Please Scroll Down Toward The Bottom Of This Page For More Search Options, For A List Of Recent Posts, And For Comments Rules

----------------------

Recent Posts

----------------------

FailedMessiah.com is a reader supported website. Please click the Donate button now to contribute.

Thank you for your generous support!

-------------------------

Comment Rules

  • 1. No anonymous comments.

    2. Use only one name or alias and stick with that.

    3. Do not use anyone else's name or alias.

    4. Do not sockpuppet.

    5. Try to argue using facts and logic.

    6. Do not lie.

    7. No name-calling, please.

    8. Do not post entire articles or long article excerpts.

    ***Violation of these rules may lead to the violator's comments being edited or his future comments being banned.***

Older Posts Complete Archives

Search FailedMessiah

----------------------

FailedMessiah.com is a reader supported website.

Thank you for your generous support!

----------------------

----------------------

FailedMessiah.com in the Media

RSS Feed