Convicted paedophile raised money for children’s charity Barnardo's

By Sandy Rashty, August 4, 2015

A convicted paedophile who sexually abused three brothers is raising money for a children’s charity which fights child abuse, the JC can reveal.

Former Hasmonean pupil Miles Esterson, 33, was jailed in the United States in 2010 for five years after he was found guilty of performing sex acts on three boys under the age of 12.


Father 'may have threatened to kill' mugging victim, court told

By Naomi Firsht, August 4, 2015

A father allegedly admitted that he may have threatened to kill a man who accused his son of robbery, a court has heard.

Mark Izraelov is said to have told Samuel Brown that he would kill him if he did not drop charges against Yacov Izraelov.


Mother assaulted as burglars steal barmitzvah presents from north London home

By Sandy Rashty, August 3, 2015

A Jewish woman has spoken of her fear after being attacked by burglars at her home in north London.

Deborah Nathan, 49, was pushed to the floor as two men forced their way into her six-bedroom home in Golders Green. They ransacked the safe containing family heirlooms and stole her son’s barmitzvah presents.


High Court backs Jewish family who rejected invasive autopsy on religious grounds

By Simon Rocker, July 28, 2015

A High Court judge has backed the religious right of Jews and Muslims to ask for a post-mortem to be carried out by scan rather than cutting up open the body.

The case was brought by the family of an Orthodox Jewish woman who resisted an order by Inner London Coroner Mary Hassell for an invasive autopsy to determine the cause of her death last year.


Man threatened 'to kill mugging victim' unless he dropped charges, court told

By JC Reporter, July 27, 2015

A father whose son was accused of a mugging told the alleged victim to drop the charges or he would “kill him”, a court heard.

Mark Izraelov, 50, is said to have threatened Samuel Brown after Mr Brown accused Yacov Izraelov, 20, of stealing his mobile phone and coat.


Man to be retried on charge of aiding kidnap of Charedi woman

By JC Reporter, July 24, 2015

A man is to face a retrial over a charge of helping in the kidnap of a Charedi woman.

The man was cleared of aiding and abetting the rape and false imprisonment of the woman at a trial earlier this month.

But the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of aiding and abetting the kidnap, and the man will reappear in court in January next year.


Builder fined for racially abusing strictly Orthodox man

By Josh Jackman, July 17, 2015

A builder who abused an Orthodox man who tried to stop him from urinating on a wall has been ordered to pay £795.

Jakub Kawczynski, 33, admitted engaging in religiously aggravated verbal harassment at Thames Magistrates' Court on Friday.


Stamford Hill rabbis back fund-raiser for ‘child abuse’ group

By Josh Jackman, July 14, 2015

Leading Charedi rabbis have supported a fundraising event for Shlomo Helbrans, whose strictly Orthodox group has previously been investigated for child abuse.


Joshua Bonehill-Paine denied bail at court hearing

By Naomi Firsht, July 13, 2015

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody until September after appearing in court charged with inciting racial hatred.

Joshua Bonehill-Paine was denied bail at Southwark Crown Court on Monday.

He is charged with publishing or distributing written material intended to incite racial hatred.


'Utter hypocrite' Todros Grynhaus jailed for 13 years for sex assaults

July 10, 2015

A Jewish teacher and rabbi’s son who molested two teenage girls was “an utter hypocrite” who professed his Orthodox faith while “cynically condemning his victims to suffer”, a judge has said.

Todros Grynhaus, 50, was jailed for 13 years and two months on Friday.

He must pay one victim £45,000 and the other £35,000 in compensation as well as prosecution costs of £35,000.