Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chosen Criminals

November 23, 2011: The Uphill Battle To Expose Haredi Pedophiles
Comments: 11 | 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: 12 | 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: 28 | 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: 49 | 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: 25 | 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 •

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 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...

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