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Mayer Herskovic Accused of Leading Beating of Brooklyn Black Gay Man [video]

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Mayer Herskovic, a Hasidic man who is on trial for his role in an assault on gay African-American Taj Patterson that left the latter blind in one eye, was accused on Wednesday by the victim of being the “ringleader,” the NY Daily News reported. Herskovic is looking at 25 years in prison for his role in the attack. His DNA was found on the heel of Patterson’s sneaker, which was found on the roof of a nearby building.

Police presented security camera footage showing a large group of Hasidic men converging on a street corner.

Patterson, 25, testified in Brooklyn Supreme Court that on Dec. 1, 2013, around 4:30 AM, following a birthday party, he was walking home to Fort Greene through Williamsburg, and was chased on Flushing Ave. by three Hasidic men who screamed “something negative” at him. Moments later, Patterson testified, as many as 17 more Hasidic men joined the attack.

“They threw me to the ground, dragged me on my knees, told me to ‘stay on the ground you [expletive].’ I was kicked in the face and saw a flash of white,” Patterson told the court.

He testified that he was pinned down against a chain-linked fence and was kicked and punched by his assailants. “That same individual who stood in the middle of the three men kicked me in the face, the ringleader,” said Patterson. But he was not able to identify Mayer Herskovic as one of the assailants to police or to Judge Danny Chun. He was, however, able to punch the alleged leader and break his glasses, the defense found out during cross-examination.

Patterson has undergone three surgeries to treat facial fractures and severe retinal damage that’s left him blind in one eye.

Charges were dropped against two Hasidic men who had been indicted in 2014, and two other men, Pinchas Braver and Abraham Winkler, pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment and were sentenced to 150 hours of community service and a $1,400 fine.

JNi.Media

Satmar Billionaire Philanthropist Dead at 88

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

(JNi.media) Shortly before Shabbat it was reported that one of the Satmar dynasty’s major supporters, billionaire Rabbi Yeshaya Wolf Lev, passed away at 88, after a long period of feeling very weak.

Lev served as head of the Satmar community in London and was one of the biggest supporters of Satmar institutions around the world and in London. The Satmar Rebbe stayed with Lev on his visits to London over the years.

The deceased was one of the richest Satmar Chasidism, his value estimated at $2.3 billion. “He spread his wealth to the poor with kindness,” a source in Satmar told Kikar HaShabbat. The source added that Lev gained his reputation in the movement “when he took upon himself the construction of the Satmar institutions in London and paid out of his pocket their monthly operation costs. He also built the Talmud Torah school in the city and paid for everything, from purchasing the land to construction and to buying the furniture.”

JNi.Media

Microsoft Pays $39 Million for ‘FieldOne’ Headed by Satmar Hassid

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

A New a York-based high-tech company founded and headed by a member of the anti-Zionist Satmar sect has been sold to Microsoft for $39 million.

Shlomo Boim of Kiryat Joel in New York, developed for FieldOne a program that helps offices, factories and government agencies make logistics more efficient by connecting all branches with their headquarters. Among FieldOne clients are United Technologies and Mitsubishi-Hitachi Power Systems.

Boim previously developed a filter for Hareidi Internet users in order to prevent exposure to unwanted material, particularly pornography and immodest dress.

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Bob Stutz notes wrote on the company’s official blog:

Field service management is a specific but critically important area of customer service, providing companies with the ability to deliver end-to-end field service. This is a unique and transformational point in time for these solutions as enterprises look to improve their responsiveness to customers with service in the field – taking service directly to the customer anytime a service cannot be managed by phone or other channels.
In this critical area, FieldOne really stands out. They have the baseline functionality that organizations need to drive a more effective field service operation stands out. They have the baseline functionality that organizations need to drive a more effective field service operation

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Hate Crime Attack in Williamsburg, An ‘Unclear’ Murder in Midwood

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Jews in Brooklyn may want to check their mezuzahs before the Passover holiday, just to be on the safe side. After all, it’s supposed to be done twice in every seven years anyway, right?

A 29-year-old Jewish man of Russian descent was shot in the chest on Ocean Parkway in the Midwood section of Brooklyn early Tuesday morning. The motive for the shooting is unclear, however; police have yet to determine whether or not the attack was a hate crime.

It was not the first time Natik Nisimov had been shot, according to the New York Daily News, quoting police sources. In 2012, Nisimov had also been shot and wounded, that time in the leg, but he refused at that time to cooperate with the police.

This time, Nisimov was found lying on the ground unconscious in front of an apartment building; he died of his wounds shortly after being taken to nearby Coney Island Hospital.

According to the report, Nisimov had recently moved out of his home in Sheepshead Bay. A building superintendant who identified himself as “Beko” told the newspaper, “He’s a bad guy. He’s got bad friends.”

No arrests have yet been made in the case.

Two days earlier, in the neighborhood of Williamsburg where the large Chassidic Satmar sect controls much of the area, two Chassidic Jews were hit Sunday night by paint balls fired at them in two rapid, consecutive incidents.

A 37-year-old man was treated at the first scene by an Hatzolah emergency medical team for injuries to the face and neck; in the second incident, which occurred a few blocks away from the first, a teenage boy was the victim.

Detectives at the NYPD 90th precinct reviewed the case and ruled it as a possible bias incident, according to JP Updates. The Hate Crimes Task Force is reviewing the incident as well.

Hana Levi Julian

When Neturei Karta Lost the Torah

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

This is the saddest post I have ever had to write. I have covered terror attacks and ideologies that are filled with hate for Jews as well as for Israel, but due to several Jews who call themselves religious and are on Twitter constantly bashing both Israel and Jews, I was forced to write this post.

Seeing Israel’s enemies online tweet about their wish to destroy Israel and then quote these “religious” Jews as a source, it is clear that these self proclaimed religious Jews are nothing more than a cult who have perverted both the Torah and the Talmud.

I am sure you have seen them on Youtube meeting with the worst of Israel’s enemies as well as demonstrating together with Islamic terrorists who are screaming for Israel’s destruction.

Jews who call themselves religious demonstrating together with radical Muslims. Behind them you can see the Hizbollah flag. Hizbollah has sworn to physically destroy Israel and annihilate the Jews living here.

 

A Jew who calls himself religious kisses Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has stated his goal of nuclear destroying Israel.

Jews claiming to be religious meeting with Hamas leader who has sworn to annihilate all Jews, not just Israel.

Perhaps the picture that most appropriately shows these Jews as anything but religious is the picture that was taken in Europe when a group of these self hating, self proclaimed religious Jews stood with radical Islamic anti semites and gave the inverted ‘Heil Hitler’ salute

How Can Jews Who Call Themselves Religious Act This Way?

Let’s start by clarifying that they are not religious. They have put their own ideology before Torah and have misquoted both Jewish law as well as the Talmud in order to justify their hatred for other Jews.

Here is the complete history along with the misquoted Jewish texts that groups within Satmar and the Neturei Karta use to justify their bashing of Israel.

I want to make one thing perfectly clear, these fringe groups do not represent Judaism in general or even Ultra Orthodox communities. They represent only themselves and the majority of religious Jews do not accept their opinion.

The Talmud —  The self hating anti Israel ideology is based on the Jewish Talmud.

CORRECTION! — This self hating ideology is based on a perverted interpretation of the Talmud.

It All Started In Tractate Of Ketubot

There is an Midrash Agada (Non Ruling Talmudic passage)  that is brought down on page 111A of Ketubot that speaks about the holiness of Israel as well of a number adjurations God asked of people.

These are called the 3 Shvuos (adjurations) and they are the base for the anti-Israel “religious” view.

Ketubot 110B-111A

Our Rabbis taught: One should always live in the Land of Israel, even in a town most of whose inhabitants are idolaters, but let no one live outside the Land, even in a town most of whose inhabitants are Israelites; for whoever lives in the Land of Israel may be considered to have a God, but whoever lives outside the Land may be regarded as one who has no God. For it is said in Scripture, To give you the Land of Canaan, to be your God. Has he, then, who does not live in the Land, no God? But [this is what the text intended] to tell you, that whoever lives outside the Land may be regarded as one who worships idols….But [the text intended] to tell you that whoever lives outside the Land may be regarded as one who worships idols. “R. Zera was evading Rab Judah because he desired to go up to the Land of Israel while Rab Judah had expressed [the following view:] Whoever goes up from Babylon to the Land of Israel transgresses a positive commandment, for it is said in Scripture, They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be, until the day that I remember them, saith the Lord.  And R. Zera?  — That text refers  to the vessels of ministry.

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NY Hasidic Village Agrees To Stop Gender Segregation In Public Park

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Kiryas Joel in upstate New York agreed to halt gender segregation at a public park in the Hasidic village.

The decision announced Monday by Kiryas Joel, which is populated by Satmar Hasidim, settles a lawsuit filed in December by civil liberties groups, according to the Courthouse News Service.

The Kinder Park was opened in April 2012, a 283-acre facility that includes blue-painted playground equipment and pink-painted playground equipment located in separate areas. The park’s rules, including gender separation, were listed in Hebrew on signs.

The park was built using “special financing” obtained by the village’s mayor, the Gothamist reported.

Under the agreement, civil liberties monitors will visit the park twice a year for the next three years to ensure there is no gender segregation there.

“Public parks cannot segregate on the basis of sex any more than they can for race or national origin,” New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman said in a statement. “This agreement ensures that all park visitors have equal access to the entire park.”

JTA

Reward Increased in Search for Menachem Stark’s Killers

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The family of murdered Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark has contributed $50,000 to what is now a total reward to $72,000 for information leading to the killer of the Satmar Hasidic real estate developer. The New York Police offered $20,000 and the NYPD Crime Stoppers program pitched in with $2,000.

“We have increased the reward in the hopes that anyone and everyone who knows anything comes forward,” Rabbi David Niederman, executive director of United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, the central planning and social service agency for more than 200 organizations in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, said in a statement, “There are seven orphans in Brooklyn, and a loving grieving wife – and we hope and pray there will be justice. We thank the law enforcement community for their hard work, and echo Commissioner Bratton’s call for the public’s assistance in solving this case.”

Stark’s body was found last Friday on suburban Long Island some 16 miles away from his office in the heavily Satmar section of Williamsburg, from where he was kidnapped the previous evening. He reportedly was suffocated before his body was placed in the dumpster outside a Great Neck gas station and burned, according to police.

Video footage taken from his office showed Stark being taken into a van after a struggle outside his office.

Police on Wednesday released a surveillance video showing a suspect in the kidnapping and believe Stark may have been squashed to death when kidnappers sat on his chest to subdue him after he was abducted.

Police also believe Stark, 39, was already dead when his body was set alight in a dumpster.

JTA

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