Failed Messiah On Crime

The Failed Messiah is the rather odd name used by Shmarya Rosenberg, a Jew running a blog in New York. He reports on the dirt which does not make him popular. It seems that religious Jews like to keep their sins private, crimes ditto. There is lot of it. Linking to four thousand odd is not on but it does indicate what God's Chosen People when they are not in synagogues doing whatever it is they do. Albeit we remember that Jesus complained that: Thou hast turned my temple into a Den of Thieves.

 

4,247 posts categorized "Crime, etc."

November 25, 2011: Slumlord Swindles Thousands In Benefits Scam
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Joshua Dansky conned the state by falsely claiming tenants were living in his properties. Joshua Dansky Salford slum landlord swindled thousands in benefits scam Mike Keegan • Manchester Evening News A Salford businessman once branded one of Britain’s worst slum...


November 25, 2011: Haredi Street Gang Leader Busted
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Yosef Meir Hazan, a member of the Sikrikim (Sicarii) extremist ultra-Orthodox street gang cum mafia, was arrested this week ias part of a special operation by the Jerusalem Police. Sikrikim member arrested in Jerusalem Man in extremist ultra-Orthodox group is...


November 24, 2011: Leaders Of UFCW's Brooklyn Local Indicted For Racketeering
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Kosher Scandal
 

Leaders of the United Food and Commercial Union's Brooklyn local were indicted last month for racketeering, extortion, money laundering and witness tampering. “[The indicted leaders’] alleged actions were damaging to the union and the workers they were sworn to represent,...


November 24, 2011: All Voices Must Be Heard – Unless They Tell Us A Truth We Do Not Want To Hear
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"We can empathize with Holocaust survivors who lose faith in G-d and in people, so why are abuse victims who are no longer observant or trusting of “Daat Torah” labeled as “traitors” with “an agenda?” If there is an anti-religious...


November 24, 2011: Proposed Bill Would Mandate Abuse Reporting
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The proposed law would mandate that every person in the State of New York who knows about an incident of child sex abuse report it to police or ACS (state child protection services). The only problem I see with this...


November 23, 2011: The Uphill Battle To Expose Haredi Pedophiles
Comments: 69 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media , Pedophilia
 

The Brooklyn DA allows predators to make sweetheart plea deals that keep them out of prison and off sex offender registries. Haredi rabbis demand to be the gatekeepers who decide which, if any, allegations of pedophilia are reported to police....


November 23, 2011: Haredi Street Gangs Fight For Control Of Jerusalem
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Gangs of opposing haredim fight each other for control of valuable Jerusalem real estate – just as similar gangs fought in Eastern Europe 150 years ago. Haredi gang wars aren't a new phenomenon, Here's why.


November 22, 2011: 13 More Arrested In SAT Cheating Scandal
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
 

The arrests announced Tuesday make for a total of 20 people caught up in the SAT cheating probe since the first seven arrests in September. Three of the defendants in the latest wave of arrests have not yet surrendered, but...


November 22, 2011: Understanding Rubashkin's Sentence, And Why His Judge Is Not Hitler
Comments: 67 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

A Chabad news blog writes yemach shema ("Ym"s"), the female equivalent of "yemach shemo," "may his name be blotted out" – a curse reserved for arch enemies of the Jewish people like Adolph Hitler and Haman – after the name...


November 22, 2011: Racist Rabbi To Be Criminally Investigated, But Only For Hate Speech – Not For Hate Halakha
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Sefardim
 

Chief Rabbi of Sefat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu will be criminally investigated for anti-Arab remarks he made – but not for a halakhic ruling he issued telling Jews not to sell or rent homes to Arabs. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu AG: Investigate...


November 22, 2011: Mentally Ill Chabad Follower Tries To Kill Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

A mentally ill man who had previously run over a Chabad rabbi and was recently indicted for murder tells police: 'I came to Kotel to kill Rabbi Ovadia', but the rabbi cancelled his appearance at last minute. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef...


November 22, 2011: Save Our Kids From Pedophiles
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Details continue to unfold about the shocking scandal over allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-up at Penn State University. I think this is one of those "teachable moments" where other, similarly terrible incidents don't usually get these same front-page...


November 21, 2011: Court Rejects Haredi Thug's Appeal
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Shmuel Veisfish, an activist in the haredi street gang cum mafia known as the Sicarii or the Sikrikim, was convicted for rioting, extortion, assault and grievous bodily harm. Court denies appeal by haredi extremist over J'lem attack Shmuel Veisfish, an...


November 20, 2011: Audio: A Knockdown Drag Out Fight Over Haredi Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 113 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

MIchael Salamon, PhD. dukes it out with Ami Magazine's dishonest publisher Rabbi Yizchok Frankfurter and Pinny Taub, the Patty Hearst of haredi child sex abuse survivors. In the process, Salamon threw bloggers and advocates under the bus, Frankfurter was sleazy...


November 20, 2011: Rabin Has "No Heritage" As Leader, Rabbi Says
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Sefardim
 

The rabbi, who is a leading Zionist Orthodox figure in Israel, also attacked his own community. "I'm saying these harsh things [about the Zionist Orthodox community] because it [the religious extremism that led to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination by...


November 19, 2011: Satmar Slaughterhouse Fights County Over Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Waste Water Charges
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

The Kiryas Joel Poultry Processing Plant has sued in state Supreme Court to challenge a $380,000 annual surcharge the county imposed in May — in addition to $211,000 in regular sewer charges and late fees — because of the added...


November 18, 2011: Child Sex Abuse Topic Of Saturday Night Radio Broadcast
Comments: 1 | Categories: Books , Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia , Religion
 

Michael Salamon, Ph.D will talk about his book documenting child sex abuse coverups Saturday night. Michael Salamon, Ph.D will be on Zev Brenner's Talkline radio show at midnight Eastern Standard Time Saturday night/Sunday morning talking about his book, Abuse in...


November 18, 2011: Another Child Sex Scandal Rocks College Sports
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia , Sports
 

Two former Syracuse University ball boys say they were molested by associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine, starting in the late 1970s and continuing into the 1990s. Bernie Fine Originally published at 10:53 pm CST 11-17-11. Syracuse's Bernie Fine placed...


November 17, 2011: Rabbi Mordechai Tendler Loses – Again
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex
 

Court rules that Tendler's demand to know the identity of anonymous bloggers who reported on Tendler's clergy sex abuse is rejected. Rabbi Mordechai Tendler For the second time, a court has rejected Rabbi Mordechai Tendler's attempt to out anonymous bloggers...


November 17, 2011: Ex-Wife Of Rabbi Caught With Hookers On Shabbat Busted For Fraud
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc.
 

The ex-wife of a Bellmore rabbi, who had secretly videotaped her ex-husband meeting with prostitutes on the Sabbath, was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly posed as a psychiatrist and billed an insurance company despite not having a medical license. Amora...


November 17, 2011: Alleged Chabad Money Laundering Linked To Medical Fraud Case
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

As the College of Physicians and Sugeons pursues its own charges against Dr. Sokol, legally piggybacking on Dr. Sokol's guilty plea, the initial police allegations were of a scheme in which he sent proceeds of his billing in 26 installments...


November 16, 2011: Chabad Launches "Pidyon Shvuyim" Fund To Fight Extradition
Comments: 37 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel
 

The official beit din, religious court, of Chabad rabbis in Israel has asked all Chabad communities worldwide to raise money for Yitzchak Shuchat. Shuchat allegedly beat a black honors student in Crown Heights as the student walked home after school....


November 16, 2011: In Crown Heights, A Battle Pits Jew Against Jew
Comments: 40 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A fight breaks out at a decrepit and overcrowded dormitory for young men who follow the late rabbi and want to become rabbis themselves. The security force of the not-so-messianic Lubavitcher faction responds before the police. In moments, a small...


November 15, 2011: Tnuva To Drop Distribution Agreement With Flaum's Due To Poor Labor Practices
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Tnuva, the huge Israeli dairy conglomerate, decided not to renew its distribution agreement with Flaum's Appetizing, the hasidic-owned Brooklyn-based food manufacturer and distributor, due to Flaum's ongoing legal troubles stemming from its illegal firing of immigrant workers who tried to...


November 15, 2011: Agudath Israel Child Sex Abuse Meeting
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Agudath Israel of America, whose stated halakhic position is that senior haredi rabbis should evaluate each allegation of child sex abuse and determine whether or not police should be called, is having a session at its national convention for synagogue...


November 15, 2011: Hasidic Bus Company Issues New Guidelines – Apparently To Mask History Of Forced Gender Segregation
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
 

In response to massive condemnation of the forced gender segregation on the B110 bus line, a hasidic-owned privately operated public bus line in Brooklyn that services a primarily haredi and hasidic clientele, Private Transportation Corporation issues a new and apparently...


November 14, 2011: After Years Of Ignoring The Problem, Haredi Synagogue Bans Serial Pedophile
Comments: 141 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Jerry Yechiel Brauner is a notorious Borough Park pedophile who was just released from a psychiatric facility. One of his favored stomping grounds is the Shomer Shabbos synagogue, a popular neighborhood minyan factory. For years, the rabbi who runs Shomer...


November 14, 2011: Brooklyn DA On Radio Tonight
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes will be on the radio this evening talking about the recent rise in antisemitism in Brooklyn. This would be a good time to ask Hynes about his office's claim to have arrested almost 90 haredi and...


November 14, 2011: Grenade Attack On Kabbalist Linked To Multimillion Dollar Haredi Extortion Plot
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, the Sefardic “mystic” and “kabbalist” known as a rabbi to prominent businesspeople, athletes, politicians and actors, had a “grenade” thrown at his home in Israel Sunday after Israeli media reported that Pinto had asked America’s Federal...


November 14, 2011: Haredi Gang Attacks Girls, Riot Ensues
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

Three girls described by a haredi eyewitness as being “modestly dressed” were attacked by a group of Sicarii, the haredi street-gang-cum-mafia which often acts as “modesty police” and as extortionists. Haredi Gang Attacks Girls, Riot Ensues Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...


November 13, 2011: Jerusalem Mayor Tell Police To Stop Haredi-Driven Exclusion Of Women From Billboards And Bus Ads
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

After several weeks of outrage from women's groups and from secular and Modern Orthodox politicians and groups, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat told the Jerusalem District Police Commander to stop the haredi-driven exclusion of women's images from billboards across the city,...


November 13, 2011: Lessons For Haredim And Modern Orthodoxy From The Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 66 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Does Penn State's long coverup of a coach's pedophilia and its board's relatively swift response when that information became public carry specific lessons for the Orthodox and haredi Jewish communities? If it does, are those the lessons hareim and Orthodox...


November 11, 2011: Have 89 Brooklyn Haredim Been Arrested For Child Sex Abuse Since 2009?
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Forward reports the Brooklyn DA claims 89 haredim have been arrested on child sex abuse charges since 2009, a figure far higher than advocates and victims are aware of. Is the claim true? Kings County, New York (i.e., Brooklyn)...


November 11, 2011: Modern Orthodox Yeshiva Kids Accused Of S.A.T. Fraud
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
 

Two students at a Great Neck yeshiva are suspected of paying someone smarter to take their SAT tests, according to a ballooning probe that has ensnared 35 kids at five Long Island high schools. LI yeshiva kids probed in SAT...


November 11, 2011: Haredi Gang War Continues – Gerrer Hasid Beaten By Sicarii In Beit Shemesh
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Turf Disputes
 

A Gerrer hasid tried to stop two Sicarii members from posting signs from Eidah Charedit condemning Gerrer violence against the Sicarii. The two haredi groups are fighting for control over the Batei Warsaw houses in Mea Shearim. Both Ger and...


November 11, 2011: Hasidic Bus Company Uses Yiddish To Illegally Order Passengers to Segregate By Gender
Comments: 56 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
 

Private Transportation Corporation's B110 schedule and guidelines seems benign in English. But its Yiddish version orders men and women to segregate by gender and cites a ruling by haredi rabbis that forbids the sexes from mixing on the B110 –...


November 10, 2011: Accused Crown Heights Pedophile Arrested
Comments: 87 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Alleged pedophile Tzion Zuviv arrested on charges of sexual abuse Tuesday. [Via: CrownHeightsWatch.]


November 10, 2011: Chabadnik Who Fled To Israel To Be Extradited
Comments: 36 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Xenophobia
 

Shmira street patrol member Yitzchak Shuchat is suspected of beating a black honors student, Andrew Charles, with a club in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in April 2008. He fled to Canada and from there to Israel to escape...


November 10, 2011: Chief Rabbi "Sees The Light" After Visiting Shelter For Battered Jewish Women
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

Studies of abused Jewish women show that they remain in abusive relationships four times longer than non- Jewish women. When they approach a rabbi for advice on how to deal with an abusive situation, they are often told that shalom...


November 10, 2011: A Stain That Will Not Go Away
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
 

Whether we want it to or not, the murder of Yitzhak Rabin by a Zionist Orthodox student shall forever remain a terrible stain in the history of Zionist Orthodoxy. Up until now, Zionist Orthodox leaders chose to avoid a genuine...


November 9, 2011: "Tell Your Father To Stop" – Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky On Sex Abuse
Comments: 143 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The haredi gadol who is the rosh yeshiva of the Philadelphia yeshiva and Agudath Israel of America's number two rabbinic leader again shows why haredi rabbis are dangerous for women and children, and that they should not be allowed to...


November 8, 2011: Peace Now Gets Death Threats
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
 

One day after Peace Now’s Israel office received a bomb threat, the home of the director of its Settlement Watch project was defaced with graffiti that included a death threat and that supported “price tag” violence against Arabs, police and...


November 7, 2011: Kletzky Murder Trial To Stay In Brooklyn – For Now
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man who confessed to killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky and carving up his corpse, will have to face trial in Brooklyn after an appeals court skewered his bid for a change of venue. Levi Aron B'klyn man...


November 7, 2011: Abuse In The Jewish Community
Comments: 83 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

A new book documents the ongoing coverups of child sex abuse in the haredi community and explains the communtiy values and mores that make those coverups possible. Dr. Michael Salamon Occasional FailedMessiah.com contributor Dr. Michael Salamon’s new book, Abuse in...


November 6, 2011: Haredi School Advertises "Private Rooms" Where A Teacher Can Have A Private Meeting With A Grade School Boy
Comments: 90 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A haredi heder (grade school) in Antwerp, Belgium is advertising that in its new, state-of-the-art building each classroom has an attached "private room" where teachers (males) can have private meetings with students – a clear breeding ground for pedophilia. Translation...


November 6, 2011: As Haredim Spit At Armenian Clergy And Churches, Police Begin To Crack Down
Comments: 42 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
 

When Narek Garabidian, a Canadian of Armenian extraction, came to Israel to study at the Armenian Orthodox theological seminary in Jerusalem, he never thought he would have to endure harsh insults from passersby. For the past 18 months, Garabidian said...


November 4, 2011: Gangs Force Poor To Sell Organs To Israelis, Report Says
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
 

Because of rulings from haredi rabbis like 101-year-old haredi leader Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv that forbid donating organs under most circumstances, and haredi rabbis' opposition to donor cards, Israel's organ shortage has made sick Israelis depserate. And those can afford...


November 4, 2011: Haredi Election Ad
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Anti-Bob Rhodes ad attacks him for enforcing the law against haredim and implies that Christopher St. Lawrence won't. [Hat Tip: Critical Minyan.]


November 4, 2011: Haredim Spit On Priests Every Day, Cops Don't Help
Comments: 35 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
 

Ultra-Orthodox young men curse and spit at Christian clergymen in the streets of Jerusalem's Old City as a matter of routine. In most cases the clergymen ignore the attacks, but sometimes they strike back. Ultra-Orthodox spitting attacks on Old City...


November 3, 2011: Rubashkin Appeal Denied
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Sholom Rubashkin's request for an en banc hearing of his appeal's earlier rejection by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals was denied late this afternoon. JUDGE ORDER: denying…petition for enbanc rehearing filed by Appellant Mr. Sholom Rubashkin. Petition for panel...

 

 

 

November 3, 2011: Brother Of Slain Kabbalist Scam Artist Adopts Hooded Dress, Photograph Ban
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

Rabbi David Abuhatzira, the brother of murdered Kabbalist cum scam artist and extortionist Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzira, has decided to wear a hooded garment and to ban photographers from taking photographs of him. A rare photograph of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzira Rabbi...


November 3, 2011: No Comment On Rubashkin
Comments: 56 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

"It’s shameful and insensitive that Obama would not even take the time to acknowledge sentencing disparities in our justice system." No comment on Rubashkin It’s shameful and insensitive that Obama would not even take the time to acknowledge sentencing disparities...


November 2, 2011: The Battle Of Beit Shemesh
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
 

At 8am, little girls carrying backpacks stuffed with books and lunchboxes greet each other with giggles and whispers as they wait for the security guard to unlock the school gates. All are dressed in compliance with the school's regulations: skirt...


November 2, 2011: Jewish Whistle Blower Blows Lid Off NYC Medicaid Fraud
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Dr. Gabriel Feldman, a 50-year-old former kosher restaurant owner who works in public health, is the son of a Conservative rabbi. After two decades fo trying, Feldman blew the lid off NYC Medicaid fraud. His elderly mother hopes than he'll...


November 2, 2011: Rabbi Mordechai Elon Indicted For Sex Assault
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

A criminal indictment was served today against Rabbi Mordechai (Moti) Elon, one of the most prominent rabbis in Israel's Orthodox Zionist movement, for two counts of indecent and sexual assault against two minor boys, one of whom was his student...


November 2, 2011: Women Fight Back Against Haredi-Imposed Ban Against Images Of Women
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

On Tuesday, six women met in Jerusalem to be photographed so their pictures can be hung from balconies throughout the city to counteract what appears to be the attempt to keep women out of advertising in the capital. Jerusalem women...


November 1, 2011: Israel Closes Down Settler Yeshiva Due To Violent Attacks Against Palestinans, Israel Security Forces
Comments: 18 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
 

Israel's Education Ministry decided Tuesday to follow the recommendations of the Israel's secrect service the Shin Bet and close down the yeshiva in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, following its students' involvement in violent acts against Palestinians and Israeli...


November 1, 2011: Crown Heights Pedophile Arrested
Comments: 46 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Haim Feinhandler is arrested and charged with child sex abuse. [Hat Tip: Crown Heights Watch.]


November 1, 2011: Modern Orthodox Beit Shemesh Leader Appeases Haredim
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
 

The ultra- Orthodox population is reproducing at a far more rapid pace than the rest of the country. At some stage, the ultra-Orthodox will constitute a majority of Jews in Israel. Is that a problem? God forbid! The average ultra-Orthodox...


October 31, 2011: Exclusive: Yiddish Sign Ordering Jewish Women To Step Aside For Men Still Posted On Public Property In Brooklyn
Comments: 74 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
 

Despite earlier reports that the signs ordering women to step aside for men had been removed from public property by the city, at least one of these signs is still posted – bolted to a tree on public property in...


October 31, 2011: Satmar Schools May Go Down In Massive Bankruptcy Fraud Linked To Rubashkin Crony
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Satmar’s massive United Talmudical Academy network of schools is being sued for $200 million dollars by the bankruptcy trustee for Allou Healthcare, the Satmar-hasid owned pharmaceutical, healthcare and beauty supply wholesaler whose owners were imprisoned for fraud. Satmar Schools May...


October 31, 2011: Priest Gets Pass For Punching Yeshiva Student
Comments: 56 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

In a rare ruling, a judge in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court dismissed an indictment filed against a priest who punched a haredi yeshiva student in the face after the student spat at him as he walked on the street. An...


October 31, 2011: Kabbalah Follower Sues Jews Over High Holidays
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Religion
 

A Kabbalah follower from Brooklyn is suing her former Jewish employers because they refused to let her take time off work for the Jewish holidays. Kabbalah Follower Sues Jews Over High Holidays Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Shayla Sweatt, a Kabbalah...


October 30, 2011: Sefat Jewish Landlord Kicks Out Druze Students After Haredi Threats
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Xenophobia
 

Almost a year after Zionist Orthodox and haredi rabbis' published a letter illegally ordering Jews to not rent or sell apartments to Arabs, Druze and other non-Jews – even those who serve in Israel's army – racism strikes in Sefat...


October 30, 2011: Haredi Rabbi's Fraud Of "Biblical Proportions" Sparks Extradition
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Considering his claims to be able to decode the Bible to predict the future, Rabbi Avraham David should have seen his arrest coming. Instead the rabbi, aka suspended New York lawyer Earl S. David, sits in the Toronto West detention...


October 30, 2011: Exclusive: Convicted Sex Offender Moving To Boca Raton, Florida
Comments: 86 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Baruch Lanner is allegedly moving to Boca Raton, Florida. Lanner physically, sexually and emotionally abused dozens – perhaps hundreds – of boys and girls during more than 40 years at the OU's NCSY youth movement and at least one...


October 29, 2011: Live: Women To The Back Of The Bus
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Turf Disputes , Women & Judaism
 

The reporters who broke the Brooklyn B-110 segregation story will talk about the forced gender segregation and a deputy mayor of Jerusalem will talk about the violence between the the Sicarii and Gerrer hasidim tonight on the radio. SASHA CHAVKIN...


October 29, 2011: White House Turns Down Rubashkin Petetion
Comments: 56 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Thank you for signing the petition "Call an Investigation into Allegations of Prosecutorial & Judicial Misconduct in the Case of Sholom Rubashkin." We appreciate your participation in the We the People platform on WhiteHouse.gov.… Sholom Rubashkin Various Chabad and haredi...


October 28, 2011: Elderly Widow Claims Chabad Rabbis Scammed Her
Comments: 92 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

An elderly widow claims father-and-son rabbis swooped down on her the day after her husband died and coerced her into signing over to Chabad of California her multimillion-dollar Malibu home, and buying a $100,000 Torah, while deceptively promising "to support...


October 28, 2011: Gender Segregation Continues On Brooklyn Bus Line
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
 

Despite promises made to the city by Private Transportation Corporation's hasidic owner, the Brooklyn B-110 bus line is still segregated by gender. No signs forbidding such forced segregation were posted, and the bus driver did not intercede to stop hasidic...


October 28, 2011: Haredi Violence Rocks Mea Shearim
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Turf Disputes
 

Residents of the Mea She'arim neighborhood in Jerusalem fear the violence that has erupted between two ultra-Orthodox sects will grow and complain the police are not protecting them. Violence between ultra-Orthodox sects rocks Jerusalem neighborhood A group of Hasidim brutally...


October 27, 2011: Weinstein Indicted In $200 Million Scam
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Eliyahu Weinstein, a/k/a “Eli Weinstein,” was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Newark on charges alleging he ran an investment fraud scheme causing losses of at least $200 million, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Weinstein...


October 27, 2011: Haredi Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Black Market Kidneys
Comments: 84 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
 

Levy Izhak Rosenbaum pleaded guilty in federal court in Trenton to brokering three illegal kidney transplants for New Jersey-based customers in exchange for payments of $120,000 or more. He also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to broker an...


October 27, 2011: Haredi Rabbi Pleads Not Guilty To Child Sex Abuse Counts
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Moishe Turner has pleaded not guilty in a Spring Valley court today to seven counts of committing a criminal sexual act and child endangerment. News 12 calls Turner a "self proclaimed rabbi" because haredim claim that Turner, who worked...


October 27, 2011: Thousands Of Haredim Demonstrate Against Inter-Haredi Violence
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Thousands of haredim demonstrated against inter-haredi violence last night in Mea Shearim. The demonstration came one day after 20 Ger hasidim ambushed and beat a leader of the Neturei Karta linked haredi street gang, the Sicarii, with clubs and spikes...


October 27, 2011: Gutnick Knew Of Child Sex Abuse Claims In 2003
Comments: 31 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Chabad community leader multimillionaire Rabbi Joseph Gutnick's personal bodyguard told a Melbourne court yesterday that his employer was aware of child sex allegations against Yeshivah College security guard David Cyprys in 2003. David Cyprys Originally published at 10:30 pm CDT...


October 26, 2011: Happy Birthday Rubashkin
Comments: 45 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Today is Sholom Rubashkin's 52nd birthday. Rubashkin, the former VP of Agriprocessors, once the largest kosher meatpacker in the world, is currently serving a 27- year prison sentence for bank fraud, related charges and perjury. He lost his appeal and,...


October 26, 2011: Hasidic PR Flack Says Rabbis Tell Followers To Call Police
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Despite reams of evidence to the contrary, including the faact that rabbis knew about the alleged child sex abuse committed by Rabbi Moishe Turner for years but never called police or allowed their followers to call police, haredi spinmeister Yossie...


October 26, 2011: Hasid Arrested For Assaulting Cameraman
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

A Toldos Aharon hasid was arrested yesterday for allegedly assaulting a Hot TV news photographer on Simchat Torah in Mea Shearim. Yeshiva World is reporting that a Toldos Aharon hasid was arrested yesterday for allegedly assaulting a Hot TV news...


October 26, 2011: New Square Arsonist Arrested For Violating Court Order
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Ramapo police arrested Shaul Spitzer after he left the Rockland County Courthouse following an appearance on felony charges of attempted murder, arson and assault. Police today accused Spitzer of standing outside Aron Rottenberg's Truman Avenue house on Oct. 4 at...


October 26, 2011: New Square Arsonist Due In Court Today
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Shaul Spitzer, the 18-year-old butler of the Skvere Rebbe, is due in criminal court in Rockland County today on arson and attempted murder charges. Spitzer tried to burn down the home of Aron Rottenberg, a New Square dissident, in May....


October 26, 2011: End Of The Road For Haredi Bus Gender Segregation?
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
 

The Williambsburg to Borough Park B-110 bus, operated by a hasidic-owned company that franchises with the City of New York to operate the B-110, has for years forced women to sit at the back of the bus. But after an...


October 26, 2011: Alleged Chabad Pedophile May Face More Charges
Comments: 51 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

More alleged victims have come forward to accuse Samuel David Cyprys, who was a guard and karate teacher at Chabad's Yeshivah College in Melbourne. Cyprys is currently charged with 29 counts of indecent assault and gross indecency relating to former...


October 26, 2011: The "Messiah" Of Mea Shearim
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Ethics , Haredim , Israel
 

The attorney who defends violent extremist haredim who beat, extort, steal and bully Jews they oppose is a hero in Mea Shearim. "Their word is their word," the attorney says about these criminals. "I know too that in most cases...


October 26, 2011: Haredi Gang Beats Jew With Clubs And Spikes
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Turf Disputes
 

Avraham Hirschman was walking home to Batei Warsaw in Mea Shearim. But he didn't make it. Ten masked haredim jumped out of a truck and beat Hirschman with clubs and metal spikes, leaving him lying in the street in a...


October 25, 2011: Video: Rabbis Knew Turner Was Allegedly Raping Boys But Failed To Call Police
Comments: 58 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

That's right. Haredi rabbis knew of credible allegations that Rabbi Moishe Turner was raping boys. They banned him from a local synagogue but they did not call police or allow victims' families to call police. And Turner went on to...


October 25, 2011: Video: Levi Aron's Attorneys Talk About Insanity Defense
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The attorneys for confessed child butcher Levi Aron, who slaughtered and dismembered 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in July, explain why their client's confession should be disregarded and why they believe him to be insane. [Hat Tip: FGBA.]


October 25, 2011: Spring Valley Man Accused Of Child Sex Abuse Due Back In Court Thursday
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"We want to state, without commenting further, that Mr. Turner intends to enter a plea of not guilty and that we intend to litigate this matter in court," his attorney Kenneth Gribetz said. A felony hearing will be held on...


October 25, 2011: Haredi Rabbi's Murder Trial Delayed
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Koltun complained that his health has worsened in Orange County Jail, and he says he's been harassed there because he is a rabbi and a devout Hasidic Jew. He claimed the jail has not provided proper kosher food, so he...


October 25, 2011: Racist Rabbi: "Better To Kill A Terrorist Than Call Police"
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
 

Rabbi Yosef Elitzur of the Od Yosef Hai yeshiva in Yitzhar and co-author of the racist book Torat Hamelech, wrote in a halachic ruling on Monday that should someone encounter a terrorist, it is preferable to shoot and kill them...


October 25, 2011: Alleged Chabad Sex Offender Violated Bail, Court Told
Comments: 68 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A security guard at Chabad's Melbourne yeshiva who has been charged with multiple sex offences should have his bail revoked because he was seen with children, prosecutors say. David Cyprys Originally published 10-24-2011 at 11:39 pm Alleged sex offender seen...


October 24, 2011: Video: Spring Valley Rabbi Arrested For Molestation
Comments: 62 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Neighbors claim to be "shocked" by the arrest of Rabbi Moishe Turner on child sex abuse charges. [Hat Tip: 613 Enforcer.]


October 24, 2011: Attorneys Say Kletzky Murder Confession "Coerced," Levi Aron "Insane"
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Defense attorneys for a New York City man charged with abducting, killing and dismembering an 8-year-old boy say his confession was coerced and that Levi Aron is "insane." "My opinion is you'll get him to admit he shot Kennedy if...


October 24, 2011: Confessed Kletzky Murderer To Ask For Trial To Be Moved, New Defense Lawyer Added
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron's attorneys are expected to ask for his trial to be moved out of Brooklyn because they claim the publicity surrounding the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky – a hasidic boy whose dismembered body was found in Aron's apartment...


October 24, 2011: Sicarii Threaten To Kill Israel's Haredi Deputy Health Minister
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

The Shin Bet and Prime Minister's Office have decided to provide Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman with private bodyguards following death threats from the Mea Shearim haredi extremist group known as the Sicarii. Rabbi Yakov Litzman Deputy Minister Litzman gets...


October 23, 2011: Spring Valley Rabbi Accused Of Sodomizing Boys
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Ramapo police arrested 58-year-old Rabbi Moishe Turner earlier this week for allegedly sodomizing boys. Rabbi Moishe Turner Spring Valley Rabbi Accused Of Sodomizing Boys News 12 Ramapo police arrested 58-year-old Rabbi Moishe Turner earlier this week for allegedly sodomizing boys....


October 22, 2011: NYC Will Close Gender Segregated Hasidic Bus Line
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
 

New York City authorities said they will shut down a city bus service run by hasidic Jews if the group doesn't stop making women sit at the back of the bus. NY may close bus service that makes women sit...


October 22, 2011: Haredim Throw Concrete Blocks At Police
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Haredim in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim hurled concrete blocks from their balconies at police officers on Saturday. Several officers were lightly wounded and treated on the spot. Earlier on Saturday, police arrested one man on suspicion of disorderly...


October 19, 2011: Rubashkin Robo Calls Violate Law
Comments: 58 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

"We have been receiving phone calls nightly between 10:00-10:30pm from 718-640-1870. It is an automated call to sign the [Sholom] Rubaskin [White House] petition. Not only are they waking me up, but my husband is going through chemotherapy…and they are...


October 19, 2011: In Brooklyn, An Illegally Gender Segregated City Bus
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
 

Hasidim have turned a public bus line into a gender-segregated bus line, despite New York City regulations (and court decisions) that make this illegal. And the city is doing nothing to stop it. The B-110 bus. Sasha Chavkin/The New York..

 

 

 

October 18, 2011: The Founders Of Pop Kabbalah (Part 2)
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion
 

After complaining that Karen had too much power, "we were presented with an ultimatum -- to have us agree that Karen Berg possessed Ru'ah HaKodesh -- Holy Spirit (total obedience to every decision of hers) or that we could no...


October 18, 2011: Haredi Zealots Attack Bookstore – Again
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

The store is haredi-owned and stocks only religious books, but they include volumes published by Orthodox institutions that are Zionist -- anathema to the Sikrikim, who believe a Jewish state can be established only with the coming of the Messiah....


October 18, 2011: Another Arrest In The Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 49 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Another alleged pedophile at Chabad's Yeshiva College has been arrested. The charges relate to molestations that allegedly took place during the past five years. Aron Ezriel "Ezzy" Kestecher top and above left in Chabad Youth T-shirt and tzitzit Another alleged...


October 18, 2011: Jerusalem City Council Member Stripped Of Portfolios For Opposing Haredi Gender Segregation
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

Jerusalem City Council Member Rachel Azaria quickly paid a high price for standing up for what she believes in. Earlier today, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat stripped her of her portfolios on the city council that concern community councils and early...


October 17, 2011: The Founders Of Pop Kabbalah
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

He is a former haredi yeshiva student and insurance salesman who used ghost writers to make his books appeal to a mass non-Jewish audience. She is his former secretary. They married after having an affair and built a multi-million dollar...


October 16, 2011: A Letter To An Agudath Israel Of America "Gadol"
Comments: 58 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"As an adult survivor of severe and unrelenting childhood sexual abuse, I have followed your halachic decisions and media pronouncements regarding this issue with great concern. I am a Litvak, yeshiva-trained, from Monsey, New York. For many years I taught...


October 16, 2011: High Court Again Rules Against Mea Shearim Gender Segregation
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

"I call on the court to intervene immediately in what is happening in the haredi neighborhoods and ensure that women feel comfortable walking anywhere in the State of Israel. If Rosa Parks succeeded in racist US of the 1950s, we...


October 16, 2011: Does Judaism Really Want Women To Step Aside For Men?
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
 

The Talmud (Horiyot 13b) indicates that the reason a man should not walk between two women has to do with the superstition that it may impair the man’s ability to remember the Torah he learned. Many haredi men are particular...


October 15, 2011: Kiryas Joel Leader Fails To Show Up For Arraignment
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Moishy Deutsch apparently did not show up for his arraignment, which was scheduled for last week. I'm told Moishy Deutsch, a leader in Kiryas Joel, the Satmar hasidic village in New York, did not show up for his arraignment last...


October 15, 2011: Lawsuits Pile Up Against Haredi Rabbi Accused Of Real Estate Fraud
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A web of lawsuits have been woven around an allegedly crooked rabbi accused of forging paperwork to steal a whole building. According to court records and knowledgeable sources, Rabbi Benjamin Herbst and cohorts have been the focus of a number...


October 15, 2011: Prosecution Wants To Introduce Rabbi's Prior Crimes At Murder Trial
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Prosecutors want to use Victor Koltun's federal criminal record to discredit him if the rabbi testifies at his upcoming murder trial. Koltun, 42, of Brooklyn, and co-defendants Frank Lewis, 57, of Brooklyn, and Craig Fennell, 52, of Manhattan, face first-...


October 15, 2011: Bishop Indicted For Failure To Report Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

A Kansas City Roman Catholic bishop was indicted for failing to report child sex abuse – a charge that could apply to leading haredi rabbis and to some of their followers. Agudath Israel of America is lucky it has few...


October 12, 2011: Jewish Heroes?
Comments: 32 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Jewish Leadership , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

The Federations' Jewish Hero Awards quietly disqualified a left wing nominee from Jewish Voice for Peace. But its top vote getter so far is Leah Rubashkin, convicted felon Sholom Rubashkin's wife and the sister-in-law and aunt of convicted felons Moshe...


October 12, 2011: Several Haredim, Bible Codes Expert, Others Indicted For Immigration Fraud
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
 

Earl Seth David, better known in the Jewish community as Rabbi Avraham David, is accused of running a scheme in which his Manhattan law practice submitted at least 25,000 immigration applications over nearly 15 years, based mainly on fake claims...


October 12, 2011: Real Estate Investor Gets 7 Years For Wire Fraud
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Sefardim
 

Ezri Namvar, a real estate investor who was formerly a pillar of the Los Angeles Iranian Jewish community, was sentenced yesterday to seven years in federal prison for wire fraud. Ezri Namvar Real Estate Investor Gets 7 Years For Wire...


October 12, 2011: Rubashkin Files Petition For Appeal
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Sholom Rubashkin has filed a a petition for enbanc rehearing and also for rehearing by panel, which means he wants all the judges of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to sit together enbanc and review his appeal. Originally published...


October 11, 2011: Video: Confronting Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Video of a seminar on child sex abuse that was given for the Melbourne Jewish community in the wake of the Chabad child sex abuse scandals. It features Dr. Danny Lamm, Sergeant Scott Wells of the Victoria Police Sexual Offences...


October 11, 2011: Ashkenazi Haredi School Refuses To Admit Sefardi Students
Comments: 6 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

Kol Hai Radio on Sunday aired a recording of a principal of a haredi high school for girls in Beitar Illit, complaining about the number of Sephardic students he already has and refusing to admit any more. Seminary refuses to...


October 11, 2011: Mea Shearim Haredim Ban Women From Public Streets
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

The ultra-Orthodox community in Mea She'arim is planning to impose gender segregation in the Jerusalem neighborhood's streets on Sukkot, despite a High Court order forbidding it. Women's rights and other watchdog groups intend to fight against the segregation, which excludes...


October 11, 2011: City Workers Remove Sexist Yiddish Signs
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Media
 

City workers have removed signs warning women in a Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn to step aside for men. The signs were first reported on FailedMessiah.com. City workers remove Yiddish signs directing women to move aside for men in Hasid neighborhood...


October 10, 2011: Between Mudslinging And Exposing Cover-Ups
Comments: 53 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In Brooklyn, Yehuda Kolko was arrested yet again recently for harassing one of his young victims. He continues to be welcomed in the Flatbush shul of Rabbi Weinfeld, where until last year he was honored by being the Baal Tkiah,...


October 9, 2011: Israeli Chabadniks Behaving Badly
Comments: 33 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

A yeshiva student walking home late at night was attacked from behind, a towel wrapped around his head so that he could not see his attackers, kicked and punched to the moment he felt that he was surely going to...


October 9, 2011: Haredi 2-Year-Old Found Walking Alone At 3 AM
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed
 

Borough Park Shomrim patrolling the streets of Borough Park were shocked when they came across a 2-year-old boy walking alone early Sunday morning just before 3:00 a.m. Miracle In BP: Shomrim Find 2-Year-Old Child Wandering Streets On Motzei Yom Kippur...


October 9, 2011: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's Charity Under Fire – Again
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

The 2009 Form 990 filing indicates the charity took in more than $651K in contributions and other revenue and racked up $638K in operating and administrative expenses--but only $70 K of that figure amounted to charitable disbursements. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach...


October 9, 2011: On Orders From Rabbi, Settler Violates House Arrest To Fly To Rabbi Nachman's Grave In Uman, Ukraine
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

The Petah Tikva Magistrates' Court on Sunday extended the remand of a 25-year-old man from Elon Moreh by two days because he flew to Uman on the orders of his rabbi despite being under house arrest, entering and leaving the...


October 8, 2011: 25% To 30% Of Israeli Prostitutes' Customers Are Haredi, Activists Say
Comments: 73 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

While there is no exact figures on how many people in Israel utilize the services of sex workers in Israel, Atzum estimates that up to 10,000 men each month visit one of the hundreds of discreet apartments or brothels throughout...


October 7, 2011: An Equal Opportunity Abuser
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal
 

An Israeli haredi man holds his child in one hand and a chicken in the other. Both are held incorrectly in ways that can cause pain and can also cause damage. If you recognize these children, show this picture to...


October 5, 2011: Haredim Stone Bomb Squad
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Ultra-Orthodox Jews stoned the bomb squad Wednesday as they responded to a call about a suspicious object on Spitzer Street in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood. Haredim stoning police in July in Mea Shearim Haredim Stone Bomb Squad Ultra-Orthodox Jews stoned...


October 5, 2011: 3rd Jerusalem Pedophile Indicted
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office announced on Sunday that an indictment has been filed charging a Jerusalem man with sexually abusing minors in the capital. 3rd indictment filed in Jerusalem pedophile case Zalman Cohen one of 5 men arrested in...


October 5, 2011: Haredi Man Busted For Drug Smuggling
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

A 47-year-old hareidi resident of Jerusalem's Meah Shearim neighborhood was arrested and arraigned for smuggling $1.5 million worth of cocaine. Meah Shearim Resident Indicted For Smuggling Cocaine Yeshiva World News An indictment was filed against a 47-year-old chareidi man, a...


October 5, 2011: Kiryas Joel Leader Arrested
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A leader of the Satmar village of Kiryas Joel was arrested and arraigned today. The Rockland County Times is reporting that Moishy Deutsch, a leader in Kiryas Joel, has been arrested and arraigned on a charge of petit larceny. I'll...


October 4, 2011: America's Last Chief Rabbi Passes Away
Comments: 63 | Categories: Chabad , Chabad History , Crime, etc.
 

Rabbi Rivkin's father stood up to the Rebbe and in response was mercilessly harassed and hounded by hasidim until the elderly man dropped dead. Petira Of Rabbi Shalom Rivkin ZATZAL – Last ‘Chief Rabbi’ Of An American City Yeshiva World...


October 4, 2011: SEC Bans Former WexTrust Officer
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Amnon Cohen, who was responsible for making and managing loans for the investment company's high-yield debt funds, knew by mid-2007 that WexTrust's CEO and its chief operating officer were diverting money from the loan funds to pay expenses at other...


October 3, 2011: Video: Israeli Arab Mosque Torched
Comments: 21 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
 

In what police are calling a "price tag" attack, a mosque in an Israeli Arab village near Tzfat was set on fire last night, apparently by right wing Jews. Israel's chief rabbis rushed to the scene to condemn the attack....


October 3, 2011: Say No To Racist Rabbis
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
 

Many in the orthodox establishment have made it clear that Torah law will always supersede the laws of the State of Israel. Such sentiment not only complicates the widening religious-secular divide, but is problematic from a legal perspective, because Israel...


October 3, 2011: The Silence Of The Rabbis
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

In the course of the attempts to reach a compromise with these haredi zealots, bookstore managers were told to comply with several conditions in order to bring the violence to an end: One condition was that Or Hachaim would have...


October 2, 2011: Police Bust Crown Heights Hasid On Rosh Hashana
Comments: 71 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

"It was a Rosh Hashana from hell for one Jew after he spent its first night in the custody of the NYPD, following a stupid altercation. Disturbing video footage, captured by an equally disturbed reader with a cell phone camera,...


October 2, 2011: Molested In The Mikva
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

A Bnei Brak man was arrested, indicted and charged earlier today with sodomy and indecent assault against three boys that he allegedly molested in a mikva. Molested In The Mikva Bnei Brak man arrested, indicted and charged with sodomy and...


October 2, 2011: Video: Settlers Attack, Beat left Wing Activists Near Jerusalem
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel
 

Dozens of settlers clashed with left-wing protesters outside Anathoth settlement, near Jerusalem on Friday, injuring seven and leading to the arrest of three others. Settlers claimed a child was injured by stones cast at her. Leftists, settlers clash near Jerusalem...


October 1, 2011: After Trashing Planes And Fighting With Crew, El Al Lays Down The Law For Breslov Hasidim
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Following hasidic pilgrims' inappropriate behavior on previous El Al flights to Uman, the airline's rabbi issues instructions to passengers flying to the annual Rosh Hashana pilgrimage to Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's Uman grave. El Al to Hasidim: Don't smoke on...


October 1, 2011: An Unholy Mess In Jerusalem
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Parents in Nahlaot alerted police to a possible pedophile ring in their Jerusalem neighborhood, but the police allege that what they did next may have allowed the alleged pedophiles to walk free. An unholy mess in the Holy City Parents...


October 1, 2011: Melbourne's Other Haredi Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"We have family strife, break-ups," says Professor Israel Herszberg, "but my guess is that only 5 per cent would be divorced. We probably get a higher number of parking fines. When you've got eight kids to ferry around, that is...


September 27, 2011: Breslov Hasidim “Wreaked Havoc” At Ben Gurion Airport
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Israel Radio is reporting that Breslov hasidim on their way to Uman for Rosh Hashana wreaked havoc Ben Gurion airport. Breslov Hasidim “Wreaked Havoc” At Ben Gurion Airport According to the Jerusalem Post, Israel Radio is reporting that Breslov hasidim...


September 27, 2011: Kabbalist's Security Team "Roughs Up" ABC Correspondent And Camera Crew
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
 

Scandal-plagued rabbi-to-the-Stars Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto managed to slip past a camera crew and correspondent from the ABC News program — but his security guards weren't nearly as silky. Pinto's hired muscle allegedly roughed up "Nightline" correspondent Dan Harris and a...


September 27, 2011: Scandal-Ridden Haredi Dominated School Board Hit With New Allegations
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

An East Ramapo school district resident is petitioning the state Department of Education to halt the 2011-12 lease of Hillcrest Elementary School to Congregation Yeshiva Avir Yakov of New Square. The petition charges that East Ramapo's haredi-dominated school board rented...


September 26, 2011: A Haredi Leader Explains Why He Will Not Publicly Condemn Haredi Violence
Comments: 67 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Turf Disputes
 

Rabbi Chaim Malinowitz is a rabbi in Beit Shemesh, a hotbed of haredi violence. He's also the general editor of Artscroll's Talmud series. Beit Shemesh has seen haredi thugs attack and beat Modern Orthodox teens, stone little Modern Orthodox boys,...


September 26, 2011: Extortion In Lakewood
Comments: 102 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A haredi community activist is told by rabbis that he must drop out of politics and do nothing to benefit the Jewish community without their prior approval. If he won't agree, his daughters will not be accepted into Lakewood schools....


September 25, 2011: West Bank Rabbi Calls For Collective Punishment
Comments: 30 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Terrorism
 

Dov Lior, Kiryat Arba's chief rabbi and a leader of the West Bank’s most radical Jewish settlers, called for collective punishment against “rioters” he blames for the deaths of Hillel Palmer and his one-year-old son Yonatan, who were killed Friday...


September 25, 2011: Report: More Than 2000 Pro-Modern Orthodox Demonstrate In Beit Shemesh
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
 

Thousands of Modern Orthodox demonstrate in Beit Shemesh, Israel support of the Orot Banot girls grade school and against haredi extremism. A Beit Shemesh reader writes: just came back from this "rest of beit shemesh showing the charedim we are...


September 25, 2011: Hasidic Alzheimer's Patient Paid More Than $1.2 Million In Txpayer Money By His Family's Nonprofit
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
 

A wealthy hasidic real-estate family with a checkered past and a nonprofit medical center in Williamsburg has paid its patriarch more than $1.2 million in recent years with taxpayer cash -- though he’s an 89-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who needs round-the-clock...

 

 

 

September 25, 2011: Modern Orthodox To Rally In Beit Shemesh
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
 

"The time has come to join together and to say enough to the domination and violence of the [ultra-Orthodox] extremists Who Are Destroying Our City" Unity Gathering For The Sake Of Our City For The Sake Of Our Children For...


September 25, 2011: Haredi Businessman Freed From Bolivian Prison
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A judge ordered the release on bond Friday of a New York businessmen held in a Bolivian prison without charge for three months in a money laundering investigation. Jacob Ostreicher maintains he is the victim of judicial abuse and his...


September 24, 2011: Beit Shemesh Resembles A "War Zone"
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
 

Herzog Boulevard, the road that runs between the ultra- Orthodox neighborhood of Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet and the older Kiryat Aryeh Sheinfeld community, resembles a war zone. On one side of the tree-lined street black-hatted men and turban-clad woman stand...


September 24, 2011: Baltimore Man Assaults Store Employees, Customer, Off Duty Cop In Fight Over Chair
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Stanley Jacob Drebin faces charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, and has been released on $50,000 bail. Baltimore Man Arrested After Argument at Staples Angry about a chair, a man tried to attack the store manager and...


September 23, 2011: Weinstein Bail Revocation Hearing Rescheduled
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Prosecutors allege that in one recent fraud committed while on bail, Weinstein tricked a past victim of his -- a Staten Island-based accountant referred to in government papers as “M.R.” -- into wiring him $101,700 in February. Weinstein allegedy fooled...


September 23, 2011: Haredim Vandalize Bookstore, Owners To Sue Police
Comments: 40 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Books , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

"We believe the police are not doing enough about this," says one of the store workers. "After the incident a patrol car arrived, but didn't even wait for me to come. They left the security guard a form to fill...


September 23, 2011: Flaum Appetizing Tries To Cheat Workers – Again
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Flaum Appetizing, the hasidic-owned Brooklyn-based kosher food manufacturer and distributor that distributes Tnuva products in the US, has long history of cheating its immigrant workforce. Now workers allege that a Flaum attorney tricked them into signing a document voiding claims...


September 23, 2011: Exclusive: Chabad's Coverup Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Chabad has been engaged in a coverup of child sexual abuse at its Melbourne, Australia flagship institution since the 1980s, if not earlier. For the first time, here is proof of a small amount of that coverup. The following email...


September 22, 2011: Rabbi Gets Probation In Dwek Money Laundering Scandal
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
 

"Traditionally, you have the motivation of greed or financial gain. But Rabbi Nahum never sought or received any personal benefit. He never was involved in any cash transactions or international transaction. They tried to give him a $1,000 check and...


September 22, 2011: "The Rubashkin Travesty: What You Can Do"
Comments: 62 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

On Friday, September 16, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a draconian sentence on Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, a sentence which is essentially a life sentence for him and his wife and 10 children. We now have a unique opportunity...


September 22, 2011: Satmar Yeshivas Subpoenaed
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Investigators scrutinizing former Correction Department chaplain Leib Glanz have subpoenaed records from the giant United Talmudical Academy, Glanz’s landlord during a 15-year period where he’s accused of stealing more than $200,000 in federal rent subsidies. Rabbi Leib Glanz Probe hits...


September 21, 2011: Eliyahu Weinstein Violated Bail Conditions, Government Says
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

The US Attorney’s office asks judge to revoke alleged $200 million Ponzi schemer’s bail. Eliyahu Weinstein Eliyahu Weinstein Violated Bail Conditions, Government Says US Attorney’s office asks judge to revoke alleged $200 million Ponzi schemer’s bail Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...


September 21, 2011: Hundreds Of Haredim Rally In Beit Shemesh, Female Journalist Assaulted
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox residents of Beit Shemesh staged a demonstration Tuesday evening outside an Orthodox Zionist girls' grade school in protest of the Education Ministry's decision to open the school on the border of a haredi neighborhood. Senior Beit Shemesh...


September 20, 2011: 35 Orthodox Rabbis Sign Petition For Prison Reform
Comments: 61 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
 

None of the rabbis who signed are Chabad or are linked to Sholom Rubashkin's defense fund, and few, if any, appear to be haredi. Our prison system is broken and we need to fix it! Join Uri L'Tzedek and over...


September 20, 2011: Haredim Plan Mass Protest Against Girls' Grade School
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel
 

Haredim plan a mass protest in Beit Shemesh against the Orthodox Zionist girls' grade school, Orot Banot, that is located adjacent to a haredi neighborhood in Beit Shemesh. Haredim have previously assaulted little girls, pelted them with eggs and tomatoes,...


September 20, 2011: Arrests In Mea Shearim, Haredim Riot In Response
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Police arrested two prominent Eda Haredit and Neturi Karta activists in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Arrested were Yoielish Kraus, a prominent Eda Charedit figure, and Mordechai Hirsch, the son of Moshe Hirsch, who served as a cabinet minister in the Palestinian...


September 20, 2011: Cops Bust Leader Of Jerusalem Bookstore Attacks
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

After months of vandalism and terroristic threats, some of which were caught on security video that clearly showed the faces of the vandals, Israeli police have finally arrested one of the leaders of the haredi mafia-like group the Sicariim for...


September 19, 2011: Pollard Tried To Spy For Australia, South Africa
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel
 

Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard spied for South Africa and tried to spy for Australia before he settled on spying for Israel, a new report says. Pollard also allegedly took many documents unrelated to Israel's security and sold them to...


September 19, 2011: The Mea Shearim Haredi Mafia
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

An employee at a CD and DVD store that opened in Mea She'arim three years ago told how the Sikrikim had held protests outside the shop, blocked customers from coming in, thrown rocks at him and broken the store owner's...


September 19, 2011: Agudah Spokesman: Haredi Rabbi Convicted Of Fraud Who Refuses To Give Government Information About Co-Conspirators "Selfless," "Principled," "Laudable"
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Halakha , Haredim
 

"A common misconception about chillul Hashem is that it includes anything that is looked down upon by people. But for something to qualify as chillul Hashem it must first be a sin; and the fulfillment of an obligation" – like...


September 19, 2011: Political Hack Becomes Chabad Rabbi
Comments: 36 | Categories: Chabad , Creative PR , Crime, etc. , Spin
 

Hank Sheinkopf, the political consultant and spin doctor who is currently spinning webs of lies on behalf of the Skvere Rebbe and the Village of New Square in an attempt to keep the Skvere Rebbe and the village government safe...


September 18, 2011: Sholom Rubashkin Writes To His Family After Appeal Denied
Comments: 128 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

"What really worried me all this time was that there were those that thought they had an idea of what to do to help, there was too much put in to thinking that the children of Eisov will have even...


September 18, 2011: Two Haredim Arrested For Throwing Eggs At Little Girls
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

Two haredi men allegedly threw eggs and tomatoes today at students of the Orthodox Zionist girl’s grammar school Orot Banot in Beit Shemesh. Haredim scuffle with Modern Orthodox parents near the Orot Banot school in Beit Shemesh last month Two...


September 18, 2011: The Sholom Rubashkin Appeal
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Why it was rejected, and where Sholom Rubashkin and his legal team will go from here, along with remarks from his lead attorney, Nathan Lewin. Nathan Lewin. left; Sholom Rubashkin, right. On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals rejected...


September 18, 2011: Money Laundering Accusation Against Kabbalist Dropped
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

After first accusing his son-in-law, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, of using him to launder money, Argentine Chief Rabbi Shlomo Ben Hamo retracted his claim in an agreement that was given the force of a verdict by the Jerusalem District Court. Rabbi...


September 17, 2011: US Tax Fraud Probe Turns To Israeli Banks
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel
 

The US pursuit of offshore tax evaders is widening to include Israel, where US authorities are scrutinizing three of Israel's largest banks over suspicions their Swiss outposts helped American clients evade taxes. US tax probe turns to Israeli banks Justice...


September 17, 2011: The Radical Messianic Settler Threat
Comments: 8 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
 

“[Hanan] Porat, a master of words and brimming with charisma, promised that we are close to the Messiah’s arrival and that the Six-Day War was a divine miracle en route to complete salvation,” he recalls. “We admired every word that...


September 16, 2011: RUBASHKIN APPEAL DENIED
Comments: 107 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Rubashkin Workers
 

A federal appeals court has denied a former Postville meatpacking executive’s request for a new trial, saying he failed to show the judge in the case was unfairly biased in favor of the prosecution. Sholom Rubashkin Appeals court: Rubashkin doesn't...


September 15, 2011: New York Post Sued Over XXX Rabbi Videos
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex
 

A Long Island rabbi is suing his ex-wife and the New York Post over the publication of sordid sex tapes that allegedly show him cavorting with prostitutes after a Sabbath service. New York Post sued over 'randy rabbi' videos Jessica...


September 15, 2011: Satmar Rabbi Busted For "Massive" Housing Fraud
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

"Leib and Menashe Glanz engaged in a years-long subterfuge to take criminal advantage of federal housing subsidies," U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. "Especially in these trying economic times, we cannot tolerate stealing from the public." The scam is "the largest...


September 14, 2011: Haredi Mafia Attacks Bookstore – Again
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

“The only thing left to do is beat these people up. Just find these people and beat them to a pulp. They’re cowards and only violence will quiet them down.” Or HaChaim's broken front window looking out from inside the...


September 14, 2011: 5 Arrested In Jerusalem For Pedophilia
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The men, all who are in their 40s and 50s and at least four of whom are haredi, knew each other through the neighborhood where they all lived but were not acting in an organized fashion, according to police. At...


September 14, 2011: Former Haredi Department Of Corrections Chaplain Leib Glanz Charged In Federal Housing Fraud
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Leib Glanz and Menashe Glanz are charged with defrauding the United States Government of $200,000. Leib Glanz Glanz was forced out as a Department of Corrections chaplain after he set up lavish bar mitzvahs and other ceremonies in prison for...


September 14, 2011: Satmar Rabbi Misrepresents Himself To Help Convicted Pedophile
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi David Weis tells a federal judge that his ruling to send the daughter of Rabbi Israel Weingarten away from home to protect her from her father who was raping her did not actually indict Weingarten, and that once a...


September 14, 2011: Will Israel Extradite Notorious Agriprocessors Supervisor?
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

U.S. prosecutors are waiting to hear whether Israel will extradite a former supervisor accused of some of the worst abuses of workers at a former Postville meatpacking plant. Hosam Amara, left; Zev Levi, right Postville meat plant official's extradition weighed...


September 13, 2011: Is The Zionist Orthodox Educational System Contributing To Anti-Arab Violence?
Comments: 30 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
 

Though mainstream Religious Zionists do not support acts of violence, what their children are being taught may be contributing to it. "Price Tag" and other graffiti spray painted on an Arab house in the West Bank, October 2010 ‘Price tag’...


September 13, 2011: Is This The Reason For The Timid Response To The Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal?
Comments: 23 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Some alleged victims and their advocates have accused the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (i.e., Melbourne, Australia) of responding timidly to the child sex abuse scandal in the Melbourne Chabad community. And the reason they give for that timidity will...


September 13, 2011: Hasidic Rabbi Who Raped His Own Daughter Resentenced
Comments: 53 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Israel Weingarten was originally convicted on 5 counts related to the systematic rape of his minor daughter and transporting this daughter across international borders to commit incest and rape. Rabbi Israel Weingarten Originally published at 11:29 pm, 9-12-2011 Rabbi...


September 12, 2011: Kidnapped Boy Finds Mother Through Facebook
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel
 

Jared Liebers was only 5 years old when he was taken in 1999 by his father and hidden in Israel. Jared was reunited with his mother on Sunday for the first time in 12 years -- thanks to Facebook. Facebook...


September 11, 2011: Four Arab Workers Attacked By Haredim In Jerusalem
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Four Arab’s who work for the City of Jerusalem were attacked in Jerusalem's Givat Shmuel neighborhood Sunday. The four were taken to the Shaare Zedek hospital for treatment where their injuries were classified as “light.” Police believe the attack was...


September 11, 2011: Chabad Member Beaten By Jews In Postville
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Agri Star's Rav HaMachshir, it's main kosher supervisor Rabbi Meiselish, has allegedly been cracking down on Chabad messianism by firing as many Chabad employees as possible, with the goal of driving out all Chabad members from Postville. When a Chabad...


September 9, 2011: Govt Loses Round In Fight To Force Haredi School To Teach Secular Subjects
Comments: 69 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Quebec Superior Court refused to grant the government an injunction that would have forced Yeshiva Toras Moshe in the Canadian province of Quebec to stop teaching its students – because it no longer has permit to teach children. Government loses...


September 9, 2011: Haredi Man Gets 18 Months For His Part In Money Laundering Scheme
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Yeshaye Ehrental pleaded guilty last year to funneling up to $400,000 to Rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim. From 2007 to 2009 Ehrental and an accomplice in Israel supplied Ben Haim with fresh cash for his laundering needs, charging him a 1.5...


September 9, 2011: Chabad Fails To Promote Anti-Child-Sex-Abuse Program
Comments: 40 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Chabad refuses to publicize the event even though most of the victims of child sex abuse in Melbourne's Orthodox Jewish community were sexually abused in Chabad's Yeshiva Centre. When Melbourne police asked Chabad's Yeshiva Centre to send out an alert...


September 8, 2011: Haredim Again Descend On School, Harass Little Girls
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

The Sicariim faction of anti-Zionist haredim again descended on an Orthodox Zionist girls grade school in Beit Shemesh today, to harass little girls in an attempt to force the school's closure. Sicariim and Modern Orthodox parents scuffle in front of...


September 8, 2011: In Court, Hasidic Rabbi Still Refuses To Testify
Comments: 88 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

"He’s just doing what’s written, he goes by the book. Mesira applies to all of earth, it doesn’t matter where. It’s like breathing, it’s like eating." Rabbi Moshe Zigelman In court, L.A. rabbi hews to beliefs, still refuses to testify...


September 8, 2011: The Haredi Mafia
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Businesses in the ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhoods of Mea Shearim and Geulah, and in Beit Shemesh are struggling against a wave of attacks by a haredi group called the Sikrikim who are known as the "mafia" of Mea Shearim. Sicariim in...


September 8, 2011: Throwing Blows In Beit Shemesh
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

The small police force guarding the school did not make much of an impression on the 40-or-so ultra-Orthodox Sicarii, who ambushed the girls after school at the top of the street, 300 meters from the school gate, and blocked both...


September 7, 2011: Riverdale Synagogue Bomb Plotter Gets 25 Years
Comments: 12 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc.
 

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that LAGUERRE PAYEN was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, and to use...


September 7, 2011: Video: Coddling Haredi Violence And Lawbreaking
Comments: 105 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

Israeli police allow haredim protesting an Orthodox Zionist girls' elementary school to block the school's entrance and the sidewalk students need to use to exit. The students are forced to walk in a busy street. The police do nothing to..

 

 

 

September 7, 2011: Wife Of Kabbalist To The Stars Explains Why Her Husband Is Innocent
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

"The rabbi [Yoshiyahu Pinto] is a holy man, does not touch money and does not deal with money. He has no possessions," she says, referring to her husband. "He is man of loving-kindness and devotes himself to those in need....


September 7, 2011: Haredim Stone Little Boys At Zionist Orthodox School
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

One of the stones thrown into the school yard hit a student in the leg. The boy received medical care. The stone thrower escaped, and a police force dispatched to the area failed to locate him. Shortly afterwards, a group...


September 7, 2011: Spinka Fraudster Could Go Back To Prison Because He Refuses To Testify Against Fellow Haredi Criminals
Comments: 55 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business?
 

Two years ago, Rabbi Moshe Zigelman went to prison rather than testify against fellow Jews in a federal tax-evasion case. Now, federal prosecutors are threatening him with a return to jail unless the 64-year-old devout hasid agrees to testify before...


September 7, 2011: Child Molester Protected By Chabad, Court Told
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Prominent members of the Melbourne Chabad community lied to the police, covered up an alleged child sex abuse scandal and protected a man accused of repeatedly molesting children from Chabad's Yeshiva College, a Melbourne court has been told. David Cyprys...


September 6, 2011: Child Sex Abuse Reporting: Ohel Versus The Jewish Week
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Ohel refuses to learn from the fiasco of the Catholic Church’s shameful system of sheltering pedophile priests, or the doomed-to-failure attempts of the Beis Din of Yeshiva University that exonerated Rabbi Baruch Lanner, who was later convicted in criminal court...


September 6, 2011: New Haredi Book On Child Safety Debuts
Comments: 29 | Categories: Books , Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Top ultra-Orthodox rabbis have endorsed a new children's book teaching haredi kids about kidnapping and molestation - a historical first for the sheltered community. Writing new chapter in kid safety: Spotlight on molesters in new book geared for Orthodox Jews...


September 6, 2011: Chabad "Protected Sex Offender," Lies To Police
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Daved Cyprys could try to flee to Israel with the help of high-ranking individuals within the Chabad community, Detective Senior Constable Lisa Metcher told the Melbourne Magistrates' Court today. She accused senior members of the Chabad community of covering up...


September 6, 2011: Alleged Chabad Pedophile Gets Bail
Comments: 8 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The court heard there were 10 alleged victims in Australia and two in the US. The alleged victims, who were all associated with Chabad's Yeshivah College, were between 7 and 17 years old at the time of the alleged assaults....


September 6, 2011: “You Kill People, You Call Me”
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

The death threats and hate mail, she says, have slowed, and she keeps her office door unlocked in defiance. There, Jennifer L. McCann, the attorney for confessed child killer Levi Aron, sits behind her desk, wearing leopard print pumps, poised...


September 5, 2011: Chabad Yeshiva Alleged Child Molester Arrested
Comments: 20 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Pedophilia
 

Yeshiva College security guard, martial arts teacher and locksmith David Cyprys has been arrested for child sex abuse allegedly committed at Chabad's flagship Melbourne school. He faces 29 counts. These crimes were allegedly covered up by the head of Chabad...


September 5, 2011: Video: An Example Of Postville "Anti-Semitism," Caught On Tape
Comments: 45 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Postville city councilperson Ginger Medberry is caught on hidden camera saying things many Chabad hasidim consider to be antisemitic. But are they? The video posted below is part of the evidence Gabay Menahem gathered to support his discrimination lawsuit against...


September 5, 2011: Gospel Concert To Benefit Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed
 

This year’s West Indian-American Day Parade in Brooklyn has a religious component for the first time in its 43-year-existence – a gospel concert featuring calypso, hip hop and reggae music with Christian and spiritual themes, staged in part to benefit...


September 5, 2011: Haredim Harass Students At Girls' School
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

Haredim, upset that Israel's Education Ministry built and opened an Orthodox Zionist girls' school on the border between haredi and Orthodox Zionist neighborhoods of Beit Shemesh, returned to school Sunday to disrupt it. The haredim believe the students are immodest,...


September 5, 2011: Settlers Stone Palestinians, Burn Mosque
Comments: 32 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
 

In another price tag attack, settlers upset with Israel's evacuation and demolition of an illegal West Bank settler outpost torch a mosque and stone Palestinian cars. In the middle of the night, a mob of West Bank Jewish settlers torched...


September 4, 2011: A Dialogue with Rabbi Yosef Feldman About Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yosef Feldman, the chief rabbi of the Orthodox rabbinic organization representing Sydney, Australia and surrounding areas is a prominent Chabad follower. He has been under fire because of leaked emails that showed him advocating not calling police in cases...


September 4, 2011: Postville Officials May Have Hated The Actions Of The Town's Black Sheep Jewish Landloard – Not Jews, Postville Author Says
Comments: 79 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Rubashkin Workers
 

"Maybe these local officials want the people who came to town to leave. It's not because they are Jewish. It may be because of the things they did," Stephen Bloom, a journalism professor and the author of a book on...


September 3, 2011: Audit Finds Haredi-Controlled School Board Bungled Millions Of Dollars
Comments: 46 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

East Ramapo's haredi-controlled school board played fast and loose with the school district's money, a comptroller's report says – often to the benefit of the haredi school board members themselves or to haredi yeshivas. Haredi members of East Ramapo's school...


September 2, 2011: Censorship: YouTube Pulls Video Of Chabadnik Beating Child
Comments: 145 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

YouTube/Google again shows that it cannot be trusted. A security camera video from the Western Wall in Jerusalem showing a French Chabad-Lubavitch hasid brutally beating his daughter, made public in Israel and which has NO copyright, has been removed by...


September 2, 2011: Caught On Video: Haredi Child Abuse At The Kotel
Comments: 84 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel
 

A man who appears to be a Chabad hasid from France brutally beats his approximately 12-year-old daughter – who seems used to being beaten by her father – at the entrance to the Western Wall in the Old City of...


September 1, 2011: Postville Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Filed By Chabadnik
Comments: 39 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Gabay Menahem, a former businessman and property owner in Postville, has received $450,000 to settle discrimination and business interference lawsuits filed in state and federal court against the City of Postville, the city clerk and two members of the city...


August 31, 2011: Nephew Of Murdered Kabbalist Threatened With Death By Known Criminal
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

A known criminal threatened to kill Rabbi Moshe Turgeman, the nephew of the murdered kabbalist Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, as he was going home from his yeshiva in Netanya Tuesday night. Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira Nephew Of Murdered Kabbalist Threatened With Death...


August 31, 2011: Do As We Say, Not As We Do
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Leading rabbis of Agudath Israel of America, the ultra-Orthodox umbrella group, coverup and enable child sexual abuse, activist says. Op Ed Agudah Rabbis: “Do as we say not as we do.” Asher Lipner, Ph.D After forbidding Jewish parents from reporting...


August 30, 2011: Haredim Use Violence, Threats To Block Girl's School
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

A week ago the school's parents committee received a letter from Mayor Abutbul in which he said that he would not allow the girls to use the new school building in the coming academic year after receiving threats from the...


August 29, 2011: Haredim, Orthodox Zionists Riot
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
 

Violent confrontations erupted Monday afternoon between hundreds of parents of students at a religious school for girls in Beit Shemesh and a group of ultra-Orthodox protesters, who arrived at the school on Sunday night and who have refused to move....


August 29, 2011: Leiby Kletzky's Father Sues Levi Aron For $100 Million
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

The father of the murdered 8-year-old hasidic boy Leiby Kletzky is suing his son's confessed murderer, Levi Aron, for $100 million. Leibly Kletzky The Daily News reports: The family of Leiby Kletzky wants his admitted butcher to fork over $100...


August 29, 2011: Satmar Drug Smuggler Gets Off
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

One of the Satmar yeshiva students caught smuggling drugs into Japan has been found not guilty. The judge believed the yeshiva student's story that he thought the bag contained antiques, not drugs. Yoel Zev Goldstein in prison According to Behadrei...


August 28, 2011: The Lies Of Rabbi Yosef Feldman
Comments: 41 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Yosef Feldman, the head rabbi of Sydney, Australia and a leading figure in Chabad in Australia, told the world that his assertion that people should call rabbis, not police, when children are sexually molested was an academic exercise that...


August 27, 2011: Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv Eats Chicken Slaughtered At The Illegal Slaughterhouse Of A Notorious Haredi Street Thug
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Shortly before the municipal and tax officials raided the establishment, they visited the houses of two ultra-Orthodox leaders suspected of operating the abattoir for years without reporting earnings for tax purposes, and without monitoring sanitation. The two leaders, Rabbi Avraham...


August 26, 2011: Monsey Man Gets Jail Plus 10 Year Probation For Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A Monsey man who pleaded guilty to a felony count of sexual abuse will serve up to six months in the county jail and will be registered as a sex offender with the state. Arthur Grossman, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday...


August 26, 2011: Ohel's New Tune
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In a new article, David Mandel, the head of Ohel Children's Home and Family Services, says report child molesters to police – or does he? Sexual Abuse: Prevent, Police, Prosecute David Mandel • The Jewish Press We play the odds...


August 25, 2011: Deranged Housekeeper Kidnaps Chabad Rabbi's Baby
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

A deranged housekeeper kidnapped a five-month-old girl from the Great Neck rabbi who recently fired her – and planned to take the baby with her to Uruguay, Long Island authorities said today. Gloria Suarez LI housekeeper kidnaps baby after being...


August 25, 2011: Haredi Yeshiva Student Busted For Possession Of Looted Goods
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A married haredi yeshiva student was arrested for possession of property looted during the London riots. London burning Behadrei Haredim is reporting that a haredi yeshiva student was arrested for possession of property looted during the London riots. It says...


August 25, 2011: "Indiana Jones" Rabbi Busted
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Magistrate Judge James Francis released Youlus on $100,000 bond. Youlus was given a nitroglycerin pill when he complained of chest pains after his arraignment. Youlus could get 20 years in federal prison. Rabbi Menachem Youlus As I reported yesterday, Rabbi...


August 24, 2011: The Real Pidyon Shvuyim Case You've Probably Never Heard Of
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Jacob Ostreicher, an orthodox Jew from New York City, is being held in a dangerous Bolivian prison while authorities investigate him for money laundering. He is the victim, he and his associates say, of a local agent he and his...


August 24, 2011: Breaking: Newspaper Apologizes To Chabad Rabbi For Reporting The Truth
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The claim made by Rabbi Yosef Feldman was, basically, I wrote what I wrote as part of a halakhic discussion. I did not necessarily believe what I wrote was true, even though I argued for the adoption of those positions...


August 24, 2011: Founder Of Save A Torah Charged With Fraud
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Defendant Allegedly Fabricated Stories Of "Rescuing" Torahs Lost Or Hidden During The Holocaust To Steal Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars. MENACHEM YOULUS MANHATTAN U.S. ATTORNEY CHARGES MARYLAND FOUNDER OF "SAVE A TORAH" CHARITY WITH FRAUD Defendant Allegedly Fabricated Stories Of...


August 24, 2011: Video: Kiryas Joel Discrimination
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

An investigative look at the allegedly illegal and unconstitutional behavior of the leadership of Kiryas Joel, a Satmar village north of New York City. I've posted this 60 Minutes report before, but since Kiryas Joel is back in the news...


August 24, 2011: Amid Criticism, Levi Aron's Attorneys Start Process For Insanity Defense
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Jennifer McCann and Pierre Bazile gave the court formal notice yesterday that they would be introducing psychiatric evidence at trial, the first step in an insanity defense. After being castigated by a judge for incompetence and inexperience, a reprimand some...


August 24, 2011: Video: Haredim Attack Bookstore
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Ohr HaChaim, a Mea Shearim bookstore that is clean, modern looking and well run, and as a result attracts tourists, is the target of haredi street thugs known as the Sicarii, has been hit with a series of their vandalism...


August 23, 2011: Rabbi's Killer Indicted
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
 

According to the indictment, Dahan was among Rabbi Abuchatzeira's followers for many years, and occasionally sought his advice on different matters. When Dahan wanted to divorce his wife because he suspected she was cheating on him, the rabbi advised him...


August 23, 2011: Hasid Convicted Of Rape Released From Prison Today
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

David Silverman was part of a porn ring that lured underage girls, got them very drunk and then raped them, filming it all. David Silverman, rapist, left; David Silverman in court on rape charges, hasidic again. From the New York...


August 23, 2011: Judge Slams Levi Aron's Attorneys For Inexperience, Mistakes
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A Brooklyn judge slammed the lawyers of accused butcher Levi Aron, ripping them for their inexperience and their gripes about media coverage of the case. Jennifer McCann and Pierre Bazile Judge slams accused murderer Levi Aron's lawyers for inexperience, complaints...


August 23, 2011: Abuses
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Baruch Lebovits was a convicted sex offender until another man was accused of tampering with witnesses against him. To some ultra-Orthodox leaders, this justifies a reluctance to go to authorities with charges of abuse. Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Updated at 5:45...


August 22, 2011: Home Invasion That Injured 2 Meant To Secure Religious Divorce
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
 

A Borough Park home invasion was carried out today to force one of the two occupants of the home to give his wife a get, a Jewish religious divorce, a source says. A home invasion reported on the Boro Park...


August 22, 2011: Raw Sewage Found In Yeshiva Dorm
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
 

A haredi yeshiva is fined for having raw sewage inside and outside its dormitory. The Journal News reports: Congregation and Kollel Noam Elimelech Litzensk Inc., operator and Congregation Litzensk Inc., owner, Congregation Litzensk Dormitory, 100 South Central Ave., Clarkstown, were...


August 22, 2011: Shabbes Wars
Comments: 63 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

“As I was driving slowly to avoid the trash, 200 Orthodox men surrounded my car. They began punching and kicking it, and then opened my door and started grabbing at me. I tried to close the door, but they wouldn’t...


August 22, 2011: Time Has Not Healed Their Wounds
Comments: 4 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

In the back of an empty Jewish deli in Brooklyn, two central figures from riots that rocked Crown Heights 20 years ago last Friday sat together at a wooden table before a plate of corned beef sandwiches. Yitzhak Bitton lying...


August 21, 2011: Rev. Al Sharpton On The Crown Heights Riots
Comments: 40 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

"Twenty years after the Crown Heights riots, the city has grown, and I believe I have grown. I'd like to share a few of my reflections about the choices I made, including the mistakes, with an eye toward advancing racial...


August 20, 2011: Sharpton Shul Appearance Should Not Have Been Canceled
Comments: 76 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

In this racially and religiously charged episode, two people lost their lives, a young black boy and young Jewish man. It was an ugly and disturbing chapter in our nation and our city's history. Rev. Al Sharpton and Rabbi Schneier...


August 18, 2011: Sharpton Opts Out, Shul Event Canceled
Comments: 43 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

Under heavy criticism, Rev. Al Sharpton opted out of the synagogue panel on race relations 20 years after the antisemitic Crown Heights riots, in which Sharpton had played a key role. Shortly after, Rabbi Marc Schneier canceled the event. Sharpton...

 

 

 

 

August 18, 2011: Murdered Jew's Brother Condemns Sharpton Shul Invite
Comments: 36 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

"It's just an absolute disgrace. His vile rhetoric incited the rioting." – Norman Rosenbaum, brother of PhD candidate Yankel Rosenbaum, who was murdered by a black mob at the beginning of the anti-semitic riots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 20 years...


August 18, 2011: Isadore Farkas Gets Bail Pending Appeal
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

The hasidic thug who beat a 70-year-old man and stole his camera, and who then beat the court system for more than five years, was sentenced to four years in prison last week. But now Farkas is free on bail,...


August 18, 2011: This Week In History: Haredim Kidnap Children From Youth Aliyah Center
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , History , Israel , Religion
 

"Ramat Hadassah must not be turned into a spiritual Auschwitz," said one rabbi. The head of Youth Aliyah, Moshe Kol, denied the allegations - he insisted that the Youth Aliyah centers had synagogues and kosher kitchens, and that they employed...


August 18, 2011: Video: Living Apart In Crown Heights
Comments: 7 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

20 years after the anti-Jewish riots that ravaged the Brooklyn neighborhood that is Chabad's international headquarters, Chabad Jews and blacks still live side by side – and apart. Living Apart in Crown Heights from Jewish Forward on Vimeo.


August 18, 2011: Rabbi “Perplexed" By Child Sex Abuse Charges
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

“It was a complete, utter shock to him,” defense attorney Howard Simmons said shortly after Rabbi Uzi Rivlin formally was charged with criminal sexual contact and child endangerment at a brief hearing in Superior Court in Hackensack. “He just doesn’t...


August 17, 2011: School Sends Out Warning About Alleged Child Molester
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

A school has written to parents warning it has grave concerns that an alleged child molester continues to have access to its premises because of police inaction and the inaction of the Orthodox synagogue that is its landlord. Chabad's Yeshiva...


August 17, 2011: Chabad Rabbi Whitewashes Jewish Crown Heights 20 Years After The Pogrom
Comments: 53 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

The incident began with a tragic car accident. A young Guyanese child was struck and killed by a car driven by a Hasidic man. The driver, whose car had been hit by another while crossing the intersection, tried to avoid...


August 17, 2011: Synagogue To Host Rev. Al Sharpton
Comments: 28 | Categories: Antisemitism , Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

The controversial activist and MSNBC host will talk about his role in the Crown Heights riots, the only pogrom on American soil which started 20 years ago Friday, and lasted for three chaotic days. Rev. Al Sharpton The Jewish Week...


August 17, 2011: Rabbi Rushes To Defend Accused Child Molester
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Moshe Yasgur suggested that the Israeli children’s original report to Israeli police could have been “mixed up in translation,” or that the teens had made an accusation because something had happened to them in Rivlin’s absence, and they blamed...


August 17, 2011: D.A.'s Safe Stop Program For Lost Kids Launches
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Before Leiby Kletzky was abducted and brutally murdered, he wandered the streets of Borough Park alone, lost and confused, on his first walk home from day camp. Storeowners post 'Safe Stop' signs on windows to help lost kids BY Lillian...


August 16, 2011: Teaneck Rabbi Arrested In Sex Abuse Of Two Israeli Boys
Comments: 67 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

Uzi Rivlin, a 63-year-old married Orthodox rabbi from Teaneck, New Jersey, was arrested today and charged with four counts related to the alleged sexual abuse of two Israeli boys. Rabbi Uzi Rivlin Updated 9:30 pm CDT. Teaneck Rabbi Arrested In...


August 16, 2011: DA's Safe Stop Program For Lost Kids Starts Today
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Inspired by the abduction and murder of Leiby Kletzky, a new effort gets underway today to help children find a safe haven when they're lost. Kletzky's death left such a feeling of hopelessness in the Borough Park community, throughout Brooklyn...


August 16, 2011: Kabbalist To The Stars Used Me To Launder Money, Chief Rabbi Says
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
 

The father in law of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto says the kabbalist to the stars used him to launder money and cheat on a multi-million dollar real estate deal. Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto Kabbalist To The Stars Used Me To Launder Money,...


August 16, 2011: Renegade Arms Dealer Faces Possible 10 Year Sentence
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc.
 

Diveroli said her son, now 25, grew up in a close-knit Orthodox Jewish family in South Florida that taught him community and religion are what's important in life. So are dignity and respect. "I was raised that your word is...


August 15, 2011: Song Helps Me Cope With Leiby's Death, Nachman Kletzky Says
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Music
 

Leiby Kletzky's dad says that a new memorial song about his slain son is helping him cope with the boy's horrifying death. "Every time I hear this song, every time I see this, it brings me back memories," Nachman Kletzky...


August 15, 2011: Black Market Baby Illegally Sold By YU Alum Reunites With Birth Mom
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
 

A woman who was sold as a newborn to a Manhattan couple by a notorious baby broker, Rabbi Seymour Fenichel (Yeshiva University, Class of 1946), 34 years ago has finally found her Long Island birth mom. Christian Johnston, NY Post....


August 15, 2011: It Was Only "Mischief"
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

The New Square P.R. machine paints Shaul Spitzer, the man who tried to burn the Rottenberg family alive, as a teenage prankster trying to have some innocent Lag Ba'Omer fun. Please click to enlarge: [Hat Tip: Jack.]


August 15, 2011: More New Square Violence
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A car's windshield was smashed in New Square, allegedly by yeshiva students close to Shaul Spitzer, the alleged New Square arsonist. But this time New Square's beit din, religious court, and its religious community condemned the violence and told anyone...


August 14, 2011: Crown Heights 20 Years After The Pogrom
Comments: 73 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

"They don't speak to us," said Carol Morton, 67, a black woman who sells art in the area. "I don't see no change. ... They stick together. They don't care about us." It swings both ways. "We can't break bread...


August 14, 2011: Shomrim Guarded London Jewish Neighborhoods During Riots
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
 

As riots swept through London and police were unprepared to deal with them, London's Jewish street patrols – the Shomrim – stepped in to protect Jewish neighborhoods. The aftermath of the Londoon riots. Jewish 'guardians' keep London streets safe As...


August 14, 2011: Audio: Leiby Kletzky's Father And Lipa Schmeltzer
Comments: 49 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Music
 

The father of the murdered and dismembered 8-year-old hasidic boy, Leiby Kletzky, and Lipa Schmeltzer, the opportunist Jewish music superstar, make a joint radio appearance. From last night's Talkline radio show with Zev Brenner. The audio runs 9:24. Please click...


August 13, 2011: Mom Gets Fined For Kid's Illegal Snacks
Comments: 57 | Categories: Crime, etc.
 

A mom dutifully packed fruit and veggies for her young sons to snack on during a flight to Newark – and wound up paying a $300 fine for it. Airport mom's forbidden fruit By KATE SHEEHY • New York Post...


August 13, 2011: Levi Aron's Attorney Blasts Daily News
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Jennifer Jennifer McCann, an attorney for confessed child murderer Levi Aron, says the Daily News had no right to interview her client because her client is not competent to consent to the interview. News 1 reports: A lawyer for Levi...


August 12, 2011: Who Guards Shomrim?
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

The discrimination inherent in public funding of Shomrim is a matter of fact, not opinion. Jewish groups in New York are getting far more money through City Council than those affiliated with any other religion, even though Jews make up...


August 12, 2011: NY Law to Extend Child Abuse Reporting Requirements to Summer Camp Directors
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc.
 

Until now, camp directors were only mandated to report suspected or known child abuse and child sexual abuse if it took place at their camps. Now they are required to report that abuse no matter where it occurs. It isn't...


August 12, 2011: Levi Aron Won't Apologize
Comments: 58 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

In an exclusive interview, Leiby Kletzky's murderer won't apologize for kidnapping, killing and butchering the 8-year-old hasidic boy. Leiby Kletzky killer Levi Aron won't apologize for brutal slaughter, calls murder 'the incident' BY Reuven Blau • NEW YORK DAILY NEWS...


August 12, 2011: Unmolested
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Avrohom Mondrowitz, an accused serial pedophile who fled ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn for Israel, has never faced trial, thanks to extradition complications, a community that may have preferred to keep things quiet, and, critics charge, a D.A. who had political reasons not...


August 12, 2011: Haredi MK Sued Over Settlements
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

A 4 million shekel lawsuit was filed in religious court by two disgruntled settler families against Rabbi Moshe Gafni, the Knesset's Finance Committee chairman, for "bribes" taken that allowed the 2005 Disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Suit Filed Against MK...


August 12, 2011: IDF Officer Resigns Over Sex Abuse Allegations
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel
 

Company commander with Paratroopers Brigade asks to be relieved of duty, terminate service after accusations he molested 15 of his subordinates in their sleep surface IDF officer quits over sexual abuse allegations Company commander with Paratroopers Brigade asks to be...


August 11, 2011: Video: Is Levi Aron Insane?
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

More details on Levi Aron's possible insanity defense.


August 11, 2011: Rabbi’s Murderer Unfit To Stand Trial
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

Following a psychiatric evaluation, the man who admits to murdering Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira in Beersheva, Israel late last month is unfit to stand trial. Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, Baba Elazar Rabbi’s Murderer Unfit To Stand Trial Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Following...


August 11, 2011: Kiryas Joel Leaders Mock Dissidents Lawsuit
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Just weeks after getting hit with a federal lawsuit alleging widespread discrimination against community dissidents, Kiryas Joel leaders have filed a pile of court papers disputing the claims and scoffing at the drastic remedies the plaintiffs have sought. KJ leaders...


August 11, 2011: Britain Denies Entry To Racist Rabbi
Comments: 38 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
 

The U.K. Border Agency is prohibiting fundamentalist Rabbi Yosef Elitzur, co-author of the controversial book "The King's Torah" ("Torat Hamelech" ), from entering Britain. Rabbi Yosef Elitzur Britain denies entry to Israeli rabbi who advocated killing of non-Jews U.K. Border...


August 11, 2011: Stop The Insanity Defense
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron, who has confessed to kidnapping, murdering and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn last month in a crime that horrified the entire city, has one last resort: to claim that he was insane when he committed the crime....


August 11, 2011: Cops Bust 4 In Pedophilia Case
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Four ultra-Orthodox men were arrested last week by Jerusalem police and charged with sexually abusing children from their neighborhood were back in court today for a remand extension hearing. Cops Bust 4 Haredim In Pedophilia Case Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...


August 11, 2011: Catskills Warning: Man Tries To Lure Kids Into Car
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A man, age 40-60, in a silver 4-door vehicle with tinted windows has gone to 3 different bungalow colonies in the [Monticello] area and attempted to abduct little boys. I received the following email along with a request to publicize...


August 10, 2011: Updated: Levi Aron Has Personality Disorder, Psych Report Says
Comments: 71 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A psychiatric evaluation finds that a man charged with murdering and dismembering an 8-year-old New York City boy has a personality disorder. It also reveals that his sister died while institutionalized for schizophrenia. AP Exclusive: Child-slaying suspect has disorder COLLEEN...


August 10, 2011: Hasidic Thug Gets 4 Years In Slammer
Comments: 105 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Isidore Farkas, a hasidic thug who savagely beat an elderly Orthodox Jewish man during a dispute in Borough Park nearly six years ago, will finally go to prison. Hasidic Thug Gets 4 Years For Beating Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Isidore...


August 10, 2011: Alleged Rabbi Killer Sent To Psych Facility
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

Rabbi Asher Dahan, the man who allegedly murdered Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira late last month, has been remanded to a psychiatric facility because he is a danger to others. Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira Alleged Killer Of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira Remanded To Psych...


August 10, 2011: Exclusive: Chabad Rabbi Kidnapped In Money Dispute With Known Criminal
Comments: 45 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Rabbi Tomer Rotem was kidnapped in Ecuador ten days ago and was released last Thursday. But the real story of the kidnapping is different from the story you may have heard. Exclusive: Chabad Rabbi Kidnapped In Money Dispute With Known...


August 10, 2011: A Warning Shomrim Mishandled
Comments: 49 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Eight months before the Leiby Kletzky kidnapping and murder, the Borough Park Shomrim were called about a man trying to lure a small boy into his car. But Shomrim appear to have mishandled the case. Originally published at 9:18 pm...


August 10, 2011: Political Corruption Allows New Square To Flaunt Fire And Safety Codes
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Political corruption that reaches as high as the governor's office enables a near complete disregard for the safety of residents and firefighters alike. At least 60% of the structures in New Square have serious code violations. But New Square votes...


August 9, 2011: Ultra-Orthodox School System Discriminates Against Pregnant Teachers
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
 

The ultra-Orthodox Bais Yaakov school system was slapped with a large fine (by Israeli standards) for firing a pregnant teacher. Haredi School System Discriminates Against Pregnant Teachers Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The ultra-Orthodox Bais Yaakov school system was slapped with...


August 9, 2011: Illegal Cut?
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A man from the ultra-Orthodox Israeli city of Bnei Brak was arrested for allegedly circumcising a five-month-old infant without his mother’s permission. The child's mother is a Filipina. Illegal Cut? Israeli Man Arrested For Circumcising Infant Without Mother’s Permission Shmarya...


August 8, 2011: Dozens Of Haredi Extremists Break Into Chabad House, Riot, Tear Gas Rabbi And His Children
Comments: 21 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Sunday night, dozens of haredi extremists known as the Sicarii broke into a Chabad rabbi's home, which is also a Chabad House, in Beitar Illit, vandalized it and tear gassed the rabbi and his terrified children. Why did the Sicarii...


August 8, 2011: Levi Aron Moved To Riker's Island, On 24/7 Suicide Watch
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Confessed child killer Levi Aron has been moved to Rikers Island, where he's on round-the-clock suicide watch with a correction officer watching his every move, jail sources said. Confessed child killer Levi Aron moved to Rikers Island, on round-the-clock suicide...


August 8, 2011: Mark Mayer Appel Talks About Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Mark Mayer Appel of the Voice of Justice talks about child sexual abuse and helping survivors. Please click the gray bar to listen: 2011-08-07_talkline_80611


August 8, 2011: Haredim Joined Rioters And Looters In London
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Haredim joined rioters and looters in London upset by a police shooting. Haredim also distributed bread to rioters. The chief rabbi of England's haredi communities, Rabbi Moshe Ephraim Chaim Padwa, wrote a letter condemning the actions of those haredim who...


August 7, 2011: Hatzoloh Ambulance Paid For By Fraudster
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Should Hatzoloh profit from fraud? Moses Greenfield made his money defrauding new immigrants from Latin America and Africa. He and his co-conspirators paid a $2.25 million fine after the Federal Trade Commission exposed them. Now Greenfield's company, Dollar Phone, has...


August 7, 2011: Agudah Tries To Spin Its Position On Reporting Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

No matter how Agudath Israel of America tries to spin it, according to them you'll have to ask a rabbi about reporting suspected child sexual abuse. And that consultation could easily take days – days that the child is still...

 

 

August 7, 2011: Stop Funding Shomrim, NY Post Says
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Obstructing the police is bad enough. But it’s completely unacceptable if that obstruction is being funded by the taxpayer. Originally published at 4:18 am CDT 8-7-11. Shomrim shanda New York Post Editorial Obstructing the police is bad enough. But it’s...


August 7, 2011: Was The Fix In? 2000 Agriprocessors Immigration Raid Blocked At Last Minute Due To Rubashkin Connection To Senator Joseph Lieberman
Comments: 44 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal
 

Immigration agents were poised to raid the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in late summer 2000, but their bosses canceled the action because of fears it might affect the presidential election. Agents had gathered from around the country and search warrants were...


August 6, 2011: Chabad Shaliach Kidnapped
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

Chabad's representative in Ecuador kidnapped, held for ransom. Chabad Shaliach Kidnapped, Held For Ranson, Released Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Chabad’s representative, or shaliach, in Ecuador, Rabbi Tomer Rotem, was kidnapped, held for four days and then released last Saturday night....


August 6, 2011: Levi Aron "Borderline Retarded," Friend Says
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Brooklyn butcher Levi Aron is a karaoke-obsessed wacko who can't sing a note and loves Hootie & the Blowfish, his closest pal said Friday – from Riker's Island. Pal: Karaoke-crazed killer Levi Aron obsessed with singing, 'borderline retarded' BY Henrick...


August 5, 2011: Program Note
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Mark Meyer Appel of the Voice of Justice will be live on the radio Satuday night talking about the Leiby Kletzky murder and about the need to help survivors of child sexual abuse. Mark Meyer Appel, center. Midnight Eastern Time...


August 5, 2011: Video From Levi Aron's Court Appearance
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Here's video of Levi Aron's court appearance yesterday.


August 5, 2011: Chabad Rabbi's Comments On Child Sex Abuse Spark Legal Fight
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A LEGAL battle has begun between a prominent Sydney rabbi and the country's main Jewish newspaper over a story about his alleged attitude to reporting child sexual abuse. Rabbi's comments spark war of words with Jewish paper Josephine Tovey •...


August 5, 2011: Bnei Brak Rabbi Indicted For Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

An indictment was filed in Tel Aviv District Court today against a teacher from the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak who is accused of sodomizing and sexually abusing one his students, a 12-year-old boy. Originally published at 11:21 am CDT...


August 5, 2011: Chicago Man Charged With Sexual Abuse – Again
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
 

Chicago area man had previously been charged with sexually abusing his son's friend. Chicago Man Arrested For Sexual Assault – Again Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Reuven Bogoff, charged earlier this month with sexually abusing his son's friend, was arrested again...


August 5, 2011: Escape From The Cult
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Religion
 

Her detailed testimony about the physical, sexual and emotional abuse inflicted on the household's women and children led to an investigation that ended with the police and welfare authorities raiding the house. The women and children were sent to shelters;...


August 4, 2011: Video: Arrests In Kiryas Joel
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Xenophobia
 

An update on the hikers arrested in Kiryas Joel Sunday because they "looked suspicious" and were taking pictures. One of the claims made by Kiryas Joel's constable, Moses Witriol, is that the hikers were taking pictures of public buildings and...


August 4, 2011: Chai Lifeline Honors Felon
Comments: 57 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

In 2005, Charles Kushner, the billionaire real estate mogul, pled guilty to eighteen felony counts of tax fraud, election violations, and witness tampering. He also admitted to taking revenge on his brother-in-law by secretly setting up him up with a...


August 4, 2011: Levi Aron Claims He Was Groped As A Teen
Comments: 70 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Asked if he knew of any sex crimes against children, confessed child killer Levi Aron replied the he was groped on the subway when he was 18. "But I never did that to a child because I don't swing that...


August 4, 2011: D.A. Says No Plea Bargain For Levi Aron
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes says no plea bargain from confessed child killer Levi Aron, who pleaded innocent today to the murder of 8-year-old Leiby kletzky.


August 4, 2011: Levi Aron Fit To Stand Trial
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Updated. Confessed murderer of Leiby Kletzky pleads not guilty. Insanity defense still possible. Move for change of venue likely. Update 11:55 am CDT – Here is a summary of what took place in court today: 1. Levi Aron’s attorneys are...


August 4, 2011: What Causes A Cult Leader To Be A Cult Leader, And A Follower A Follower?
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

An indictment filed in the Jerusalem District Court charges three men with the heinous abuse of six women and their children, including beatings and rape. The Jerusalem-based ultra-Orthodox cult to which they belonged was exposed when one of the women...


August 4, 2011: Chabad Rabbi Forced Out Over Child Sex Abuse Views
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Feldman claimed he was “misquoted, misconstrued and misrepresented,” and the Rabbinical Council of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) wrote that the AJN “distorted and presented out of context with damaging effect.” However, the first concerns about Rabbi Feldman’s comments...


August 4, 2011: Video: Borough Park Still Reeling 3 Weeks After Leiby Kletzky Murder
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron, the confessed murderer of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, is due in court today. While supporters of the Kletzky family plan on packing the courtroom, the rest of Borough Park is still reeling from the gruesome murder. The video player...


August 4, 2011: Rabbis Fear Attacks After Murder Of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
 

Might the murder of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira be connected to the reality that has developed over the years in the courts of rabbinic mystics and rebbes, where arbitrary power, big money, exploitation, and even open criminality intersect with real human...


August 3, 2011: Confessed Child Murderer Levi Aron Due In Court Tomorow
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

New details of the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky may be revealed at tomorrow's hearing. Confessed Child Butcher Levi Aron Due In Court Tomorrow Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Confessed child butcher Levi Aron is due in court tomorrow for arraignment...


August 3, 2011: Baba Elazar Murdered Because Of "Improper" Singers, Songs, Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak Says
Comments: 46 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Music , Sefardim
 

The Yemenite kiruv rabbi behind attempts to ban popular haredi music and haredi singers, blames the murder of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira on "improper" haredi singers and songs. Rabbis Amnon Yitzhak (left) and Elazar Abuhatzeira (right). Never one adverse to exploting...


August 3, 2011: Video: Murdered Rabbi's Followers Speak
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

Followers of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, known as Baba Elazar, the murdered grandson of the famous Moroccan mystic the Baba Sali, talk about Baba Elazar and his murder last week by one of his own followers, himself an ultra-Orthodox rabbi. Early...


August 3, 2011: 20% Of Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Students Work Illegally While Dodging The Draft
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

More than 20 percent of ultra-Orthodox men who received exemptions from army service because they are registered as full-time yeshiva students are working illegally, and take home an average of $954 a month including their yeshiva stipend. (Other welfare benefits...


August 3, 2011: Skvere Rebbe Uses Nonprofit Postage To Mail Invitations For Family Wedding
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

The rebbe gets the discounted rate, presumably because the wedding is a community event. I wonder if Aron Rottenberg and the other New Square dissidents got invites? Here's the entire invitation as a PDF: Download Skvere Rebbe wedding Invite


August 3, 2011: Video: D.A. On Leiby Kletzky Murder
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes talks about confessed child killer Levi Aron's next court appearance and when he expects the actual trial to begin. This was filmed yesterday:


August 2, 2011: "Worker Exploitation Ain't Kosher"
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Carrying signs that read “Worker Exploitation Ain't Kosher” and “Rabbis Against Worker Exploitation,” rabbis, workers and activists rallied Tuesday in front of the Lexington Avenue headquarters of Apax Partners, the private equity firm that owns the Israeli-based kosher cheese giant...


August 2, 2011: Video: Kiryas Joel Arrests
Comments: 93 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Three non-Orthodox, perhaps non-Jewish, friends decide to walk through Kiryas Joel and take pictures of the hasidic village. They're stopped by Kiryas Joel's hasidic constable and asked for identification. When they refuse, State Police are called. Here's video of the...


August 2, 2011: Author Of Anonymous Book On Haredi Child Sex Abuse Outs Herself
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"Eishes Chayil" is Judy Brown, the daughter of Ruthie Lichtenstein, the publisher of Hamodia, the large hasidic-owned ultra-Orthodox daily newspaper based in Brooklyn. From the Huffington Post: …When I first tried to write about abuse in our community, to use...


August 2, 2011: Hasidic Child Sex Abuse, Rape, Polygamy Cult Busted
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
 

Israel Police, in cooperation with Jerusalem district officers and social services, arrested nine members of a cult living in Jerusalem and in the Tiberias area over the past few weeks, on suspicion of carrying out emotional and physical abuse of...


August 2, 2011: Agudah Spokesman Says Rabbis To Vet Child Sex Abuse Alegations No More Than A Phone Call Away
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

“Rabbis who have ministered to families for many years are very likely to have dealt with such issues, and those who have, and who have consulted with mental health professionals and other experts, are most qualified to responsibly handle questions...


August 2, 2011: Security Boosted Around Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

Shas cabinet ministers' security guards have been ordered to boost their presence outside the home of the party's spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, following the murder of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira in Beersheba on Thursday night. Security boosted at Shas rabbi's...


August 2, 2011: Rabbi Gets 18 Year Prison Sentence For Tax Fraud
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A former Chicago man has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for running a scheme that used the stolen identities of dead people and federal inmates to file for millions of dollars in phony refunds. Phony rabbi...


August 1, 2011: Video: Older Brother Of Haredi Child Sex Abuser Arrested – For Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Police detectives arrested Shmul M. Dym, 31, of Monsey on two felony counts involving improper sexual contact with a child. Related Post: Older Brother Of Haredi Child Sex Abuser Arrested – For Child Sexual Abuse.


August 1, 2011: Was It Arson?
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Rumors are flying that last night's fire that gutted an apartment complex in Kiryas Tosh near Montreal, Canada, might have been an arson similar to the arson in New Square, but without any Jewish casualties. Here are two videos that...


August 1, 2011: Video: Israeli Police Evict Chabad Messianists
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel
 

Israeli police forcibly remove Chabad messianists. I don't know where or when this took place, or anything about the incident except that it appears that the basis for dispute is the messianism of these Chabad students. It seems to settlement-related...


August 1, 2011: Older Brother Of Haredi Child Sex Abuser Arrested – For Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Police detectives arrested Shmul M. Dym, 31, of Monsey on two felony counts involving improper sexual contact with a child during at least a three-month period. Ramapo sex offender's brother charged with sex abuse of 2 boys Steve Lieberman •...


August 1, 2011: Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Girl Is Jailed
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia , Sefardim
 

Rabbi David Ben-Haham Hafuta, accused of using mystical threats to force a 13-year-old girl to have sex with with him, has been remanded to custody until the outcome of his trial. Israeli Rabbi Accused Of Child Rape Remanded Until End...


August 1, 2011: Haredi Charity Scam?
Comments: 60 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

IRS documents show that 196 New York nonprofits – including some connected to ultra-Orthodox rabbis jailed for money laundering and child molestation – are registered to a house on Bedford Avenue whose owners know nothing about the organizations. Suite charity...


August 1, 2011: Ultra-Orthodox Child Abuse Ring Busted In Jerusalem
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Three haredi men allegedly lured and sexually abused dozens of haredi children. The three would share children and abuse them in a group setting. Ynet is reporting that Jerusalem police arrested three haredi men, ages 42, 45 and 67, for...


August 1, 2011: Chabad Rabbi Who Said Not To Report Child Sex Abuse To Police Steps Down
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Earlier, Chabad Rabbi Yosef Feldman issued a farcial statement claiming his views had been taken out of context and misrepresented. Feldman threatened to sue the newspapers that published emails he sent objecting to reporting suspected pedophiles to police, and chiding...


July 31, 2011: Video: Borough Park Shomrim In Action
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed
 

Here's an interesting fundraising video from the Brooklyn South Safety Patrol, better known as the Borough Park Shomrim. [Hat Tips: Dr. R-F and Marlon Brando.]


July 31, 2011: Lawyers Hope DA Will Cut Levi Aron A Deal To Spare Leiby Kletzky's Family From Knowing The Horrendous Details Of The Murder
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The young legal eagles are gearing up for the case of their lives as accused killer Levi Aron is set to appear in Brooklyn Supreme Court Thursday on murder charges for snatching and butchering little Leiby Kletzky. "It's not about...


July 31, 2011: Haredi Vigilantes Interfere With Cops But Are Government Funded Anyway
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Jewish vigilante groups like Shomrim, unskilled and ill-equipped for police work, and all too often driven by religious proscriptions to keep their community’s crimes out of the public eye, are being paid to interfere with the authorities by New York...


July 31, 2011: Video: Pedophilia In Crown Heights
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

PIX 11 reports on the arrest of Rabbi Moshe Keller. I think Mary Murphy's report is is overstated. There are still many pedophiles in Crown Heights and in Chabad in general, and there are coverups – like in Melbourne, Australia....


July 31, 2011: President Of OHEL On Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Moshe Hellman says OHEL always follows the law, that OHEL's therapists and other professionals are mandated reporters, and it is up to them to report abuse. He also claims there is a New York City law that prevents reporting pedophiles...


July 30, 2011: President Of Haredi Org Accused Of Covering Up Child Sex Abuse Live On Air Tonight
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Moshe Hellman, the president of OHEL, will be on air live at midnight eastern time to discuss child sexual abuse and family problems. OHEL has long been accused by anti-child sexual abuse activists and women's rights activists of covering up...


July 30, 2011: Fury Mounts Over Chabad Rabbi's Call To Not Tell Cops About Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A high-profile Chabad rabbi is fighting calls for his resignation after he urged rabbis to deal with allegations of child abuse themselves rather than report it to police. Fury over Rabbi Eli Feldman's view on child sex Jesse Phillips •...


July 29, 2011: Murdered Kabbalist Died For Our Sins, Chief Rabbi Says
Comments: 100 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Sefardim
 

Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, known as Baba Elazar, was murdered last night in his yeshiva in Beersheva, Israel. In reaction, Israel's chief rabbis says Baba Elazar died to atone for our sins. Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, the grandson of the Sefardic kabbalist...


July 29, 2011: Judge Wants Mediation In Haredi Vigilante Patrol Water Baloon Attack
Comments: 26 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

The 11-year-old girl hit a van with a water balloon just before 11 p.m. June 15. The driver called the Chaverim, a Jewish group that responds to emergencies and helps members of the community. Up to 50 Chaverim members descended...


July 29, 2011: Murdered Kabbalist Buried
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

Tens of thousands of people attended the funeral of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira today, who was stabbed to death last night by a man seeking marital advice at his yeshiva in Beersheba. Slain Beersheba rabbi laid to rest Tens of thousands.

 

 

 

July 29, 2011: Who Would Defend Confessed Child Murderer Levi Aron?
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron's new attorney would – and is. And now she explains why, on video.


July 29, 2011: Agudah's Senior Staffer Says We Must Do More To Protect Our Kids From "The Dangerous Outside World"
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Chaim David Zwiebel, asked to comment on the murder and dismemberment of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky by another Orthodox Jew, says the danger is from the outside. not from within. Here is Rabbi Zwiebel's quote with emphasis added: “The question...


July 29, 2011: New Square Arsonist's Trial Postponed
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

The trial of alleged New Square arsonist Shaul Spitzer, butler of the Skvere Rebbe, was postponed yesterday. Spitzer allegedly tried to set Aron Rottenberg and Rottenberg's home on fire in retaliation for Rottenberg's decision to pray outside the village in...


July 28, 2011: An Accused Pedophile And Rapist As A Shomrim Member?
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Borough Park Shomrim have a member who has been accused (but not charged) of pedophilia and accused of rape. Worse yet, the man participated in the search for Leiby Kletzky, driving throughout Borough Park in an SUV, wearing a...


July 28, 2011: "Kabbalist" Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira Stabbed To Death
Comments: 75 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
 

The Baba Sali's grandson, who had been accused of fraud in Israel and in the US – was stabbed multiple times and was found in traumatic arrest. Rav Elazar Abuchatzeira Stabbed To Death Yeshiva World News YWN has confirmed that...


July 28, 2011: $1.5 Million Dollars Of Pot Seized In Kiryas Joel
Comments: 66 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

$1.5 million worth of marijuana was seized from a trailer pulled by a car driven by Matthew Fishman and from a house in Kiryas Joel. New City Man Accused In Marijuana Growing Operation Matthew Fishman was stopped by police for...


July 28, 2011: And The Schick Spills Forth Again
Comments: 31 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Marvin Schick , Media , Pedophilia
 

Orthodox apologist Marvin Schick attacks The Jewish Week for its reporting of the Leiby Kletzky murder. "As the Kletzky family began the shiva period and Jews everywhere joined in their mourning, and as millions of persons who are not Jewish...


July 28, 2011: New Square Arsonist Due In Court Today – Will There Be Justice?
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Shaul Spitzer, the butler of the Skvere Rebbe, is due in court today. Spitzer was caught by Aron Rottenberg allegedly trying to set fire to Rottenberg's home as the Rottenberg family slept inside. Rottenberg received third degree burns over more...


July 28, 2011: Video: Why Rape Cases Are Hard To Prosecute
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc.
 

Rape cases, as well as other sex crimes, can be very difficult to prosecute. Here's why.


July 28, 2011: Rabbi Demonstration At Tnuva
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Tnuva, the multinational kosher cheese giant, will receive an unexpected visit from a delegation of rabbis and community members concerned about the corporation's ethics along its supply chain. Tnuva, the world's leading producer of kosher cheeses, distributes its products in...


July 27, 2011: Major Gathering On Kletzky Murder Features Head Rabbi Who Says Don't Report Suspected Child Sex Abuse To Cops
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Novominsker Rebbe, Yaakov Perlow, is the head of Agudath Israel of America's Supreme Council of Torah Sages. He wants all child sexual abuse, except sexual abuse you see happen with your own eyes, reported to rabbis, not police. And...


July 27, 2011: Top Rabbi Says Don't Report Suspected Pedophiles To Police
Comments: 61 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Among his assertions were that anyone who reported a paedophile would be responsible if the pedophile was raped in prison. He also said abuse should be dealt with, when legally possible, outside the legal system. Rabbi ‘should step down’ JOSHUA...


July 27, 2011: A Pedophile In Geulah
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Israel's Channel 1 reports that a pedophile who preyed on haredi children – usually Sefardic haredi children – in the Geulah neighborhood of Jerusalem had a diary he kept that lists 70 children who were sexually assaulted in bathrooms, shuls,...


July 27, 2011: Israeli Cafe Chain Uses Chabad Rabbi's Face Without Permission – To Guarantee Kashrut
Comments: 7 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

The rabbi's image appeared on a page dedicated to kashrut on Landwer's website alongside captions reading, "Strictly kosher" and "Badatz kashrut", and the sentence: "The company ascribes great importance to the issues of religion and kashrut." Rabbi: Café chain used...


July 27, 2011: Rabbi Suspected In Murders Indicted For Money Laundering
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc.
 

The rabbi and two other men — one a lawyer — are under indictment in Kings County Supreme Court on charges including money laundering, conspiracy and grand larceny. They're charged with swindling a man out of more than $50,000 —...


July 26, 2011: Rabbinical Court Opens Sex Abuse Debate In Haredi Community
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A rabbinical court has brought the long-hidden issue of sexual abuse in Montreal's Orthodox Jewish community out into the open. Rabbinical court opens sex abuse debate in orthodox community Marian Scott • Postmedia News MONTREAL — A rabbinical court has...


July 26, 2011: Video: Thousands Attend Memorial Gathering For Leiby Kletzky
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Thousands of people, primarily haredim, attended a Borough Park memorial gathering last night for murdered 8-year-old hasidic boy Leiby Kletzky. As you can see, Yiddish and Hebrew were the primary languages of the memorial gathering: [Hat Tip: Burich.]


July 26, 2011: Crown Heights Alleged Pedophile Arrested
Comments: 85 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Moshe Keller will now face child sexual abuse charges. Details on Keller. More Keller Details. [Hat Tip: MMA.] Update 11:13 pm CDT – According to CrownHeightsWatch, Keller was released on $5,000 bail and had to turn over his passport...


July 26, 2011: RCA Tells Mandated Reporters To Call Police Immediately On Suspicion Of Child Sexual Abuse – Everyone Else, Call Your Rabbi
Comments: 34 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia , Religion
 

"As always where the facts are uncertain one should use common sense and consultations with experts, both lay and rabbinic, to determine, how and when to report such matters to the authorities." Read the statement below carefully. Most cases of...


July 25, 2011: Talking About Child Safety After Leiby
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

That [the accused killer] was someone who resembled one of ours — one of us who seemed to be someone familiar to this child — was especially horrendous for members of the Orthodox and hasidic community. That was probably the...


July 25, 2011: Neighbors Try To Raise $1 Million For New Kletzky House
Comments: 74 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia
 

Neighbors who opened their hearts to slain Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky's family are now opening their wallets, trying to raise money to move the family from its ramshackle apartment to a new home free from the painful memories. Neighbors unite...


July 25, 2011: Video: In Hasidic Custody
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
 

Are Yemenite Jews brought to Brooklyn and Kiryas Joel by Satmar hasidim finally free? Or are they prisoners in hasidic custody? [Hat Tip: Joseph.]


July 25, 2011: Rabbi: More Background Checks Needed
Comments: 19 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A senior community rabbi has suggested all Jewish community workers and volunteers apply for a police background check, regardless of whether or not they directly supervise children. Rabbi: more police checks needed DALIA SABLE AND NAOMI LEVIN • Australian Jewish...


July 25, 2011: Chabad Campers Write To Rubashkin
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

Campers at Gan Israel of Boston - Shaloh House wrote letters to Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin after hearing about his plight, adding in ahavas yisroel to mark the start of the three weeks ending in Tisha B’Av, the Jewish day of...


July 25, 2011: Video: Leiby Kletzky Memorial Candlelight Vigil
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia
 

Video and exclusive pictures from the vigil held last night in Kensington, Brooklyn for the murdered 8-year-old hasidic boy, Leiby Kletzky.


July 25, 2011: Haredi Investment Broker Sentenced To 8 Years In Federal Prison
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A St. Louis-area financial investment handler was sentenced Friday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $4.3 million to often-elderly clients he bilked of money he spent on such things as trips to strip clubs...


July 24, 2011: Tonight: Candlelight Vigil To Honor Leiby Kletzky
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia
 

A candlelight vigil will be held tonight in Kensington, Brooklyn memory of a eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky, who disappeared and was found murdered in the neighborhood earlier this month. I don't know who is sponsoring this or any details past what...


July 24, 2011: JBAC Sends Letter To NYS Pols About Child Safety
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The letter from the Jewish Board of Advocates for Children lists at least 10 ways public school students are better protected by New York State law than private school and religious school students are. But while the letter notes this...


July 24, 2011: Exclusive: OU Launches Renegade Leiby Kletzky Fund Not Endorsed By Kletzky Family – Or Does It?
Comments: 78 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
 

Please see the updates to this post below. It now seems that a series of errors both by the legitimate fund and by the OU is behind all this. The OU's homepage 7-24-11 3:00 am CDT: The OU's Leiby Kletzky...


July 24, 2011: Leiby Kletzky's Father Speaks
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia
 

Nachman Kletzky, the father of little Leiby Kletzky, murdered and dismembered by confessed child killer Levi Aron, speaks about remembering his murdered 8-year-old son. From Zev Brenner's Talkline radio show last night. Please click the gray bar to listen: Rabbi...


July 24, 2011: Cops Or No Cops? Rabbi David Zwiebel On Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Halakha , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America tried to explain Agudah's position – which he calls the position of the "gedolei haposkim" – on reporting child sexual abuse. Here's the skinny on what Rabbi Zwiebel says is the...


July 24, 2011: Shomrim Saw Key Video Showing Leiby Kletzky But Told Storeowner The Boy On The Video Wasn't Leiby
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

According to Rabbi Yaakov German, the amateur detective who found the video that led to confessed killer Levi Aron, Shomrim had a key video 8 or more hours before he did. But Shomrim wrongly decided the boy on the video...


July 23, 2011: Dad Leaves 2-Year-Old In Parked Car For 2 Hours During Record Heat
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc.
 

A Monsey man believed to have left his 2-year-old daughter inside a parked car for two hours during Friday's record-breaking heat is facing misdemeanor endangerment charges. The girl was taken to Nyack Hospital about 2 p.m. after one of her...


July 23, 2011: Live On Air: Executive VP Of Agudah On Reporting Child Molesters To Police
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Rabbi Chail Dovid Zwiebel, the executive VP of Agudath Israel of America is live on Zev Brenner's radio show tonight to explain Agudah's position that rabbis have to decide on a case-by-case basis whether most cases of child sexual abuse...


July 22, 2011: Sentencing Sholom Rubashkin
Comments: 35 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

A little more than a year ago, Sholom Rubashkin, a 51-year-old father of 10 with deep roots in his Iowa community and no prior criminal record, was sentenced to serve 27 years in prison following his conviction on financial fraud...


July 22, 2011: B&H Photo, Mace Security To Offer Discounted Security Cameras To NYC Residents And Businesses
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

B&H Photo, the hasidic-owned camera and electronics discounter, and Mace Security team up to offer discounted security cameras to New York City businesses and residents. B&H employs Levi Aron's father. Press Release Mace and B&H team up for Security Initiative...


July 22, 2011: Agudath Israel Of America Again Tells Mandated Reporters To Violate The Law On Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Agudath Israel of America's statement posted below, says that in most cases of child sexual abuse, a rabbi must be consulted and only if rabbinic approval is given can police be called. Agudath Israel of America issued this statement today...


July 22, 2011: Former Levi Aron Attorney Mob Linked
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Gerard Marrone had previously represented numerous reputed Mafioso and his name was recently dragged into the federal trial of Bonanno boss Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano. Mob associate Salvatore Volpe had testified about discussions to whack Marrone after he tried to...


July 22, 2011: Levi Aron Gets New "Aggressive" Lawyer
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Jennifer McCann "represented Kathleen Prisco, who famously killed her husband and was found not guilty by reason of insanity this past December." Levi Aron Defense Acquires New Lawyer With "Insanity" Experience NBC New York Levi Aron, the 35-year-old hardware store...


July 22, 2011: Serial Killer?
Comments: 41 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Police are checking to see if Levi Aron, the confessed killer of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, has killed before. Cops investigating whether Leiby 'killer' committed other murders LARRY CELONA, HANNAH RAPPLEYE and DANIEL EDWARD ROSEN • New York Post Detectives hauled...


July 22, 2011: Chabad Rabbi Allegedly Rules Prisoner Not Jewish, Blocking Kosher Meals
Comments: 37 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
 

A former New Jersey prisoner’s demand for kosher food has triggered a debate over “who is a Jew.” Prisoner’s diet sparks ‘Who is a Jew?’ debate ACLU-NJ intervenes after prison consults Chabad chaplain Robert Wiener • NJJN A former New...


July 22, 2011: How NYPD's 'Car Geek' Broke The Leobby Kletzky Murder
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

He's used to busting joyriders and chop-shop operators, but an NYPD "car geek" is being praised for helping to catch Leiby Kletzky's killer. NYPD 'car geek' Tom Burke IDs vehicle in video that Leiby Kletzky entered - and busts open...


July 22, 2011: Feds Don't Want To Prosecute Levi Aron, Report Says
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A new report say the United States Attorney's office does not want to prosecute confessed child killer Levi Aron. Federal jurisdiction can apply because Aron took Leiby Kletzky to New Jersey from New York and back , crossing state lines....


July 21, 2011: Yeshiva College Letter On Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 54 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Chabad's Yeshiva College in Melbourne, Australia sends parents a letter on child sexual abuse after years of allegedly covering up for pedophiles on its staff and mounting pressure from police and its own community. Dear Parents and Friends of Yeshivah...


July 21, 2011: Leiby Kletzky Murdered Because Rabbis Turned Over A Child Rapist To Police, Leading Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Says
Comments: 59 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Annals of Horrific and Idiotic Rabbinic Theodicy Part 2: Yesterday we heard from Rabbi Yehuda Levin, who said gay marriage and abortion caused the Leiby Kletzky murder. Now Rabbi Moshe Green, currently the rosh yeshiva of the Yeshivah D’Monsey, in...


July 21, 2011: Levi Aron Attorney Quits Case
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia
 

Gerard Marrone says he can't continue because the case is too emotional for him because he has children of his own. WABC is reporting this . I'll post more details as they come in. I should add that I have...


July 21, 2011: Former Matzoh Factory Raided
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A former Williamsburg matzoh factory turned illegal condos-to-be was raided this morning by the New York Fire Department and officials from the Department of Buildings and the Brooklyn District Attorney's office. Former Matzo Factory Raided 60 agents from several different...


July 21, 2011: Kletzky Family Starts Fund In memory Of Murdered Son
Comments: 59 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed
 

Relatives of little Leiby Kletzky have set up a memorial website in his honor with the hope of raising $1 million for needy kids. Leiby Kletzky's family starts website in honor of slain boy, aims to raise $1 million for...


July 21, 2011: Exclusive: Borough Park Abductions Raise Questions About Haredi Community's Cooperation With Police
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Two unsolved child abductions – one in 2007 and one in 2008 – appear to show that the haredi community's 'cooperation' with police is not at all what it seems. Do Past Borough Park Child Abductions Show The Community Does...


July 21, 2011: New Evidence, Contradictions, In Leiby Kletzky Murder Case
Comments: 72 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"The pictures were just the kid and the guy walking behind him," the attendant said. "The man had a hat with glasses. The little boy was dressed like the way they described him when they were looking for him." They...

 

 

 

July 21, 2011: Brooklyn Hasid Busted In Catskills Heist
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A Brooklyn hasid was caught in the act Tuesday afternoon when a passerby flagged down a cop and fingered the hasid, who was nearby calmly loading his truck with furniture from a bungalow in the Crossroad Estates bungalow colony in...


July 20, 2011: $3,600 Per Hour Hooker Ring Busted
Comments: 47 | Categories: Crime, etc.
 

A "high-end" Brooklyn escort services that raked in $7 million over three years by dealing sex and drugs to clients who forked over as much as $10,000 per night has been broken up, authorities revealed today in announcing the arrests...


July 20, 2011: Leiby Kletzky May Have Stayed In Murderer's Apartment On His Own
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Police now believe the boy was killed after Aron returned home from work on the day after Leiby disappeared. They say it's possible that while Aron was at work that day, the boy was in his apartment all day of...


July 20, 2011: Video: Levi Aron Indicted
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron is formally indicted for the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Suspect indicted in case of N.Y. boy who was drugged, smothered Nina Golgowski New York (CNN) -- A grand jury indicted Levi Aron on Wednesday as authorities revealed...


July 20, 2011: Leiby Kletzky Drugged, Suffocated, M.E. Says
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An autopsy revealed Leiby Kletzky was given a cocktail of four different drugs and then smothered, officials revealed Wednesday. Leiby was murdered on Tuesday, a day after he went missing and not long before his murderer was found – along...


July 20, 2011: Jewish Community In Turmoil Over Sex Assault Probe
Comments: 40 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Jewish community leaders are distancing themselves from a security consultant who continued to perform duties at Chabad's Yeshivah College years after he pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent assault against a teenage student, even though Chabad leaders knew about...


July 20, 2011: Brooklyn Hasidim Consider I.D. Cards For All Kids
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"Last week's incident was 9/11 for the Jewish community. It changed the way we have to think about strangers." The New York Post reports: Hasidic parents terrified by the savage murder of Leiby Kletzky are considering state-issued identification cards for...


July 20, 2011: Levi Aron Indictment May Come Today; DA Refuses To Say If There Were Other Victims
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The formal criminal indictment against confessed child murderer Levi Aron may be filed today, prosecutors say, now the the medical examiner's report fixing time of death and cause of death is complete. And today is the last day of shiva...


July 20, 2011: Are Cops, Shomrim, And The D.A. Covering Up The Truth About The Leiby Kletzky Murder?
Comments: 88 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

NYPD officials close to the Leiby Kletzky kidnapping-murder investigation are disturbed by Shomrim's "cowboy" tactics and by police commissioner Ray Kelly's refusal to call out Shomrim, despite the evidence against it. Does the evidence show Shomrim's tactics contributed to Kletzky's...


July 20, 2011: Video: The Amateur Detective Who "Cracked" The Kletzky Case
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

New video footage of Yaakov German explaining how he found the secuity tapes that led to Leiby Kletzky's killer. German was working alone. He wasn't a Shomrim member. Related Posts: The Surveillance Video Narrated By Yaakov German. The Amateur Detective...


July 19, 2011: Obama Makes Shiva Phone Call To Kletzky Family, Report Says
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Israeli reports say US President Barack Obama called the family of the murdered 8-year-old hasidic boy, Leiby Kletzky, who was abducted, murdered and dismembered last week by confessed child killer Levi Aron. According to Kikar Shabbat and Behadrei Haredim, President...


July 19, 2011: IDF Turns To 101-Year-Old Haredi Leader For Help
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
 

Right-wing ultra-Zionist Orthodox settlers threaten, harass army officers and violate security rules at will. "There is a halakhic prohibition to enter [Joseph's] tomb in Nablus without first coordinating the visit with security forces because it constitutes real danger to the...


July 19, 2011: Have Rachmanis On Levi Aron’s Family, Defense Lawyer Says
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron's family is "distraught," just like the family of Levi Kletzky, Pierre Bazile says. Have Rachmanis On Levi Aron’s Family, Defense Lawyer Says Aron Family is “Distraught” Just Like Victim’s Family, Pierre Bazile Says Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Pierre...


July 19, 2011: DA Vows Swift Justice, Dismisses Insanity Defense
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"Sometimes I wonder about what goes through defense lawyers' minds," DA Charles Hynes said after his shiva call to Kletzky's parents in Borough Park. DA Vows Swift Justice Charles Hynes Says His Office Is Almost Ready To Prosecute Hynes Also...


July 19, 2011: Haredi Riots Fundraising Trick, Opponents Say
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

This past weekend, following intense pressure, the Toldos Aharon Rebbe decided to lead the protestors for several minutes, and this prompted hundreds of his followers to join the demonstration. "They nagged him constantly…and he agreed to go out and protest...


July 19, 2011: Shul Asks Chabad Security Consultant Accused Of Pedophilia To Step Down
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Several former students of Yeshivah College have lodged statements to police alleging they were molested by David Cyprys, a security guard who also taught karate. The Elwood Talmud Torah Congregation, an Orthodox synagogue, has asked Mr Cyprys to stand down...


July 19, 2011: Insane?
Comments: 56 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Attorneys said to be preparing insanity defense for confessed child butcher Levi Aron. The New York Daily News reports that Levi Aron's attorneys are preparing an insanity defense for Aron, who they say hears voices and has an "abnormal" demeanor....


July 19, 2011: Israel Weingarten Changes Attorneys – Again
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

The Satmar hasid convicted of raping his daughter over a many year period and transporting her internationally to do so is due to be re-sentenced in September because one count of his conviction was thrown out by the appeals court...


July 19, 2011: Mayor, Commish Pay Shiva Call To Kletzky Family; Commish Says Investigation Going "Slowly"
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

New York City's mayor Michael Bloomberg and its police commissioner Ray Kelly paid a 15 minute shiva (condolence) call to the family of the murdered and dismembered 8-year-old hasidic boy, Leiby Kletzky last night. Mayor, Commish Pay Shiva Call To...


July 19, 2011: Video: Skvere Rebbe Asks Court To Throw Out Lawsuit Against Him
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

Grand Rabbi David Twersky today asked a state judge to throw out a civil lawsuit implicating him in the arson attack that seriously burned a dissident member. Twersky's lawyer argued Aron Rottenberg provided no "factual basis" to implicate the Skver...


July 18, 2011: Christian Missionaries Exploit Leiby Kletzky Murder
Comments: 52 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion
 

In what is clearly the most exploitative move in the wake of the Leiby Kletzky murder, a Christian missionary group dressed in white shirts and black pants yesterday went door to door in the neighborhood of Borough Park and handed...


July 18, 2011: Video: Lawyers Meet With Levi Aron, Third Neighbor Says Aron Tried To Lure Boy Into Car
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A neighbor says that about 6 months ago, confessed child murderer Levi Aron tried to lure his son into the same gold car Aron used to drive Leiby Kletzky. The man – a hasid – did not make a police...


July 18, 2011: Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi, Wife, Busted For Kidnapping And Extortion Plot
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
 

A New Jersey rabbi and his wife surrendered to authorities on Monday on charges of kidnapping an Israeli man (pictured at right) and threatening to bury him alive if he did not agree to a traditional Jewish divorce. New Jersey...


July 18, 2011: Shereshevsky Sentenced To 21 Years In Federal Prison
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

WexTrust Capital LLC co-founder Joseph Shereshevsky was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding victims of at least $9.2 million as part of a Ponzi scheme. Shereshevsky was considered to be a pillar...


July 18, 2011: Orthodox Man Charged With Child Sexual Abuse
Comments: 33 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia
 

The Chicago-area man allegedly sexually abused his son's friend over a four year period. Man charged with abusing boy for 4 years Brian Slodysko • Chicago Tribune Bail was set at $250,000 in Cook County Bond Court today for a...


July 18, 2011: Lakewood Couple Charged In Kidnapping, Coercion Plot
Comments: 48 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

David and Judy Wax kidnapped, beat and extorted an Israeli man who refused to give his wife a get, a Jewish religious divorce, and may face life in prison. The entire criminal complaint: Download Wax, David and Judy Complaint Original...


July 18, 2011: Investigators Search Tennessee, Arkansas And Florida For More Victims Of Levi Aron
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Authorities were busy not only at Aron’s home, allegedly where the murder happened, but in other places in the country. Using Aron’s DNA, police were investigating whether he may be connected to any other cases of child abuse – or...


July 18, 2011: Kosher Spy Busted
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal
 

A yearlong probe of a commercial espionage ring that allegedly targeted a kosher Long Island supermarket has led to the arrest of a Brooklyn private eye. PI busted as kosher 'spy' KIERAN CROWLEY • New York Post A yearlong probe...


July 18, 2011: Another Look At The Leiby Kletzky Surveillance Video
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Yakov German narrates the Leiby Kletzky surveillance video. His story seems to vary slightly from Hatzolah's story, which itself seems to vary slightly from the NYPD's story, and many people think the video doesn't support any of the versions.


July 18, 2011: Cops Think Levi Aron Had Bizarre "Fondness" For Kids
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Although Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has said it doesn't appear that Leiby was molested before he was killed and carved up, DNA evidence could help clarify the circumstances surrounding the boy's death, sources said. Cops believe that the twice-married Aron...


July 18, 2011: Racist Rabbi's Yeshiva Should Be Closed Because It Is A "Source Of Terrorism," Senior IDF Officer Says
Comments: 14 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
 

GOC Central Command Avi Mizrahi said Saturday that the yeshiva in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar must be shut down since it functions as a source of terror that must be dealt with. Mizrahi stated that several of the...


July 18, 2011: Israel Asks Imprisoned Former Govt Minister To Mentor Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Sefardim
 

Former Minister and current prison inmate Rabbi Shlomo Benizri has been asked by senior Israel Prisons Service officials to help former President Moshe Katsav to become accustomed to life in jail. Benizri, who was jailed in 2009 for four years...


July 17, 2011: Rabbi During The Leiby Kletzky Search: Call Rabbis, Not Police, To Report Child Abuse
Comments: 92 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Speaking Tuesday night in Flatbush in the Bostoner beit midrash at the Irgun Shiurei Torah conference as the search for Leiby Kletzky was in full frantic swing, the vice-president of Agudath Israel of America's Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah, Supreme Council of...


July 17, 2011: Danger In A Chabad Camp?
Comments: 46 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Med-Ethics
 

"I write to you because I recently got word of a Gan Yisroel camp in [the] Detroit [area] that apparently doesn't have an EMT on site. Last week [the first week of July] a kid went into respiratory distress and...


July 17, 2011: The Shabbos Must Go On
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
 

A woman, who wouldn't give her name because it would violate the Sabbath tradition, said, "There were no tears in his eyes. On the Sabbath, we concentrate on God and don't show our grief." Photos: Esther and Nachman Kletzky. Father...


July 17, 2011: Orthodox Rules Shield "Fiends" From Cops
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The close-knit ultra-Orthodox Jewish community insists that rabbis, not the NYPD, get the first phone call about a suspected child abuser. Orthodox rules shield fiends from cops LINDA STASI and SUSAN EDELMAN • New York Post The close-knit Orthodox Jewish...


July 17, 2011: Audio: Shomrim And Misaskim Speak About The Search For Leiby Kletzky
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia
 

The leader of Borough Park's Shomrim and the leader of Misaskim speak about the search for Leiby Kletzky, the confessed murderer Levi Aron, and the murder. Brenner cut off or minimized any criticism of Shomrim by callers, and he did...


July 16, 2011: Councilman David Greenfield Says The Holocaust Is Why Hasidim Don't Report Crimes To Police
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

On NPR, Greenfield blames the Holocaust but never mentions the Jewish law of mesira, the prohibition against informing on another Orthodox Jew, and the rabbis who enforce it, that is the major reason most crimes are not reported to police....


July 16, 2011: Confessed Child Murderer's Confession So Bizarre It Leaves Experts Confused
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Confessed child butcher Levi Aron's crime was so barbaric and his confession so bizarre that it has even left experts baffled. Levi Aron's confession about 'panicking,' bringing Leiby to wedding so bizarre experts are confused BY Rich Schapiro • NEW...


July 16, 2011: Did Levi Aron Really Take Leiby Kletzky To A Wedding In New Square?
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Guests at Monday's wedding of Yakov Morsel and Dina Munk in New Square already knew that an 8-year-old Hasidic boy had vanished earlier in the day in Brooklyn. What they didn't know was that the man who would be accused...


July 16, 2011: Levi Aron Not Insane, First Wife Says
Comments: 6 | Categories: BTs , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

"His soul is doomed forever. He will have Yom Kippur forever in his life! Trust me, this man is sane!" Raised by overly strict parents who became religious later in life, Aron "was very lonely because he was rejected by...


July 16, 2011: Neighbor: Levi Aron Tried To Kidnap My Son, Too!
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

A woman who lives three doors down from "the Butcher of Brooklyn" said yesterday that Levi Aron had tried to kidnap her young son right off their block, but that she scared him away with her screams. A Facebook "friend"...


July 16, 2011: Did Shomrim Really Call Police?
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Mrs. Kletzky contacted the Brooklyn South Shomrim Safety Patrol at 6:14 p.m. Monday, and they began searching for her son, Leiby. Eventually, the Brooklyn South Shomrim called for assistance—from the Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol. Jacob Daskal, coordinator for the Brooklyn...


July 15, 2011: Shomrim Was Warned Levi Aron Was Stalking A Boy 2 Weeks Before Murder
Comments: 53 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Leiby Kletzky may not be the first boy targeted for harm by accused child killer Levi Aron in a tight-knit Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, N.Y. A source close to the shomrim, a neighborhood watch group in the Jewish community,...


July 15, 2011: Statement From Kletzky Family
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia
 

The family of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky issue a statement on the horrific murder of their son and the search that tried to prevent it. Here's the main text of the statement posted by the New York Daily News: "We are...


July 15, 2011: Levi Aron Gets Pych Exam, CSI Back At Aron House, Video Of Aron In Court
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Crime scene investigators went back on Friday to the home of a 35-year-old hardware store clerk accused of abducting an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy off the street and killing him. Officials say they recovered the towel allegedly used to suffocate the...


July 15, 2011: Yeshiva Students Found Murder's Car
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Police Commissioner Raymond Kelley publicly credited Shomrim for locating the gold car that was used to lure Leibby Kletzky to his death, but according to Yiddish weekly newspaper Der Yid, it was a pair of Flatbush yeshiva bochurim who spotted...


July 15, 2011: Chabad Allowed Convicted Child Molester Full Access To School, Students, Report Says
Comments: 91 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Chabad's Yeshiva College in Melbourne continued to allow a member of the community access to its campus, years after he pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent assault against a teenage student at the school. This man allegedly molested more...


July 15, 2011: Levi Aron Sex-Crazed Psycho, Ex-Wife's Court Papers Say
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia
 

Child killer Levi Aron was a sex-crazed psycho who needed meds to handle a "behavior disorder" and was violent during his time in Tennessee, his ex-wife charged in court papers. Ex tagged Leiby's 'killer' as a sex sicko MEGAN HARRIS...


July 15, 2011: Child Killer Levi Aron Sings
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Music , Pedophilia
 

Levi Aron perfoming "No Air" with Hinarae Matsuyoshi, known as isledancer on singsnap.com, a karaoke website. She lives in Hawaii. [Hat Tip: Here Levi Aron sing.]