Tag Archives: Orthodox Jews

Orthodox Jew Behind Pro-Nazi Fake News Site

Alex Kaplan reports at Media Matters: An American-born man who has defended the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, VA, runs a website that has repeatedly spread fake news and linked to fake news websites. The site, called Jews News, was founded and is run by a man named Eliyokim Cohen, who grew up in Boston, MA, before moving to Israel. …

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4000 Orthodox Rabbis By Drone

Via Gothamist: Thousands of Orthodox Jewish rabbis gathered in Brooklyn this weekend for the 31st International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. According to a press release, over 4,200 rabbis from over 80 countries all convened in Crown Heights for an annual event aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world. It all culminated with the Rabbis coming together outside …

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BROOKLYN: Five Ultra-Orthodox Jews Arrested In Gang Assault Of Gay Man

Five Hasidic men were arrested in Brooklyn today for the December gang beating a gay fashion student. At least two of the men charged belong to a controversial Ultra-Orthodox street patrol group. Taj Patterson, 22, has said he was headed to his Fort Greene home after a night of partying last December when over a dozen ultra-Orthodox men assaulted him …

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Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi: Violating Shabbat Is Worse Than Committing Murder

After a story about a Shabbat-violating barber, Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi says: “Don’t make this mistake. Don’t send your children to public school. Get them out of there right away. Don’t be afraid of the money. [Unclear: Something about “animals”.] You put him in good Yeshiva and one day you’re gonna see how you saved them. At least your grandchildren will …

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NEW YORK CITY: 50,000 Ultra-Orthodox Jews March In Protest Of Israeli Draft

The Times Of Israel reports: The widespread opposition to the draft poses a challenge to the country, which is grappling with a cultural war over the place of the ultra-Orthodox in Israeli society. The issue of army service is at the core of that struggle. Since Israel’s founding in 1948, the ultra-Orthodox, who make up about 8 percent of Israel’s …

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Quote Of The Day – Rabbi Yair Hoffman

“It is said that Machiavelli was the first to recommend it, but the old adage of ‘the best defense is a good offense’ has been adapted wholesale by the LGBTPed community, and New York State is next. A bill first introduced last year by Senator Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, was just reintroduced in the New York State legislature with …

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ISRAEL: Hasidic Rabbi Bans Boys From Eating Soy Because It Makes Them Gay

Via Gay Star News: According to a report in HaMevasser, Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter issued the ban due to the belief that ‘hormones’ in the food could cause boys to become effeminate. And if these boys become more like ‘girls’, then teachers and older students would become attracted to them. The rabbi is also concerned soy will cause female students …

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Feds Charge Rabbis With Torturing Men With Cattle Prods To Force Divorce

Federal prosecutors have charged two New York City area Ultra-Orthodox rabbis with using cattle prods to force Jewish husbands to agree to divorce their wives.  Rabbi Mendel Epstein, 68, of Brooklyn and Rabbi Martin Wolmark, 55, of Monsey, Rockland County, were among 10 people arrested in the barbarous scheme with tentacles that ran all the way to the rabbinical court. …

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BROOKLYN: City Moves On Orthodox Businesses Over “Modesty” Dress Code

The NYC Commission On Human Rights is seeking to fine Ultra-Orthodox Jewish businesses for posting dress code notices that target “immodestly” dressed women. Gothamist reports: “There’s nothing wrong with a dress code,” says Clifford Mulqueen, the Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel for the Commission on Human Rights. “What the law says is that you can’t advertise in a way that …

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BROOKLYN: Ultra Orthodox Jews Mock DA With Yom Kippur Chicken Image

An unidentified New York City group of Ultra Orthodox Jews has mocked the reelection campaign of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes by publishing an internet ad that depicts Hynes as a chicken to be slaughtered “Yom Kippur-style.” The ad states, in Hebrew, “It’s time to beat kaporos.” Kaporos is an 800-year-old ritual in which Orthodox Jews wave a live chicken …

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Rabbi Noson Leiter: NY Anti-Bullying Bill Is Emotional Child Molestation

“Much of the homosexual agenda is predicated on predatory practices targeting youth. I would suggest people look at the information on the Dignity for All Students Act in New York state, the homosexual indoctrination in schools is a major issues that could be attacked on that basis. It’s like spiritual and emotional child molestation, that’s a term people may want …

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Churches Files Prop 8 Brief

The Mormon Church, the Southern Baptists Convention, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Orthodox Jewish Union, and a sect of the Lutheran Church have filed a joint Supreme Court brief against the overturn of Proposition 8.  Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade: The brief offers three major reasons for why the Supreme Court should uphold Prop 8, which the court …

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BROOKLYN: Hasidic Leader Sentenced To 103 Years For Child Molestation

A Brooklyn judge today meted out a harsh sentence against the Hasidic leader who was convicted last month on 59 felony counts of child molestation. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Ingram handed Nechemya Weberman a 103-year-sentence without the prospect of parole. “The abuse of a child cannot be swept under the rug or dealt with by insular groups believing only …

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BROOKLYN: Hasidic Leader Heads To Israel To “Disrupt National Elections”

On Sunday night thousands of members of Brooklyn’s Hasidic community lined the streets to see off their leader as he headed to Israel. Failed Messiah reports: Last night, the Williamsburg Satmar Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum left on a trip to Israel, his first since becoming rebbe several years ago. Teitelbaum’s stated aim for the trip – besides attending a granddaughter’s …

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Quote Of The Day – Rabbi Yaakov Yosef

“If the teacher lives a perverted lifestyle, what is vernacularly called a homosexual, one must be very careful when studying with such a person. Many times a father will want his son to learn to play the piano, or another instrument. Perhaps the only teacher available is an Arab, and the father hires him as a private tutor. But we …

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NEW YORK CITY: Hasidic Bleach Attacker Surrenders Himself To Police

The Hasidic man accused of throwing bleach into the face of an advocate for the sexual abuse victims of Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox sects has surrendered himself to New York City police. Melech Schnitzler, 36 years old, turned himself in to police at the 90th Precinct stationhouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a day after Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg was doused with a cup of …

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BROOKLYN: Hassidic Advocate For Abuse Victims Attacked With Bleach

One day after the conviction of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader on 59 counts of child molestation, a Brooklyn advocate for the victims of Hasidic sex abuse was sprayed in the face with bleach. Nathan (Nuchem) Rosenberg, 62, said the vicious attack was linked the the bombshell sex abuse conviction Monday of prominent Satmar sect counselor Nechemya Weberman. Rosenberg attended every …

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BROOKLYN: Hassidic Leader Found Guilty On 59 Counts Of Child Molestation

Brooklyn Hassidic leader Nechemya Weberman, who reportedly sits on his highly secretive sect’s committee to impose “modesty” up on its young women, has been convicted on 59 felony counts of sexually abusing a teenage girl. “The veil of secrecy has been lifted,” said Charles J. Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney. “The wall that has existed in parts of these communities …

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BROOKLYN: Hasidic Leader Forced Young Girl To Reenact Porn Scenes

According to yesterday’s testimony by the alleged victim of Brooklyn Hasidic leader Nechemya Weberman, he made made her reenact porn scenes during years of molestation that began when she was 12 years-old.  Weberman sits on his sect’s modesty committee, which enforces strict rules of dress and behavior for female members. During her fourth grueling day on the stand, the teen …

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