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Barry Freundel

A Year After 'Peeping Tom' Rabbi Arrested, Congregation Perseveres

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) One year ago, unimaginable news hit a small but distinguished synagogue in the nation’s capital. Police on Oct. 14, 2014, arre...

'Peeping Tom' Rabbi Admits To Taping More Than 150 Women Taking Ritual Jewish Baths

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Orthodox rabbi acknowledged Thursday that for years he videotaped women in a changing room of a Jewish ritual bath, ul...

‘Peeping Tom' Rabbi Is Refusing To Budge From Synagogue Residence

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.30.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Georgetown rabbi charged with videotaping naked women as they used his synagogue’s ritual bath is refusing to leave the rabbi...

Washington D.C. Synagogue Fires Rabbi Accused Of Spying On Women Taking Ritual Bath

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Modern Orthodox synagogue that Rabbi Barry Freundel presided over for 25 years has fired him after he was charged with spying on ...

Why Sexual Surveillance Of Women Is A Consequence of Conservative Norms, Not Liberal Social Mores

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

"Creepy" is the word most frequently used to describe acts like those Freundel is accused of, but that is a tired, trivializing euphemism for serious infringements of privacy and degradation of dignity.

Conversions Performed By Voyeuristic Rabbi Still Legitimate: Israel Rabbinate

Religion News Service | Michele Chabin | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) A major crisis between American and Israeli rabbis was averted Tuesday (Oct. 21) when Israel’s Chief Rabbinate said it will not ques...

Mikvahs Tightening Security After Rabbi's Hidden Camera Scandal

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) In the days since a prominent Orthodox rabbi was charged with spying on naked women in his synagogue’s mikvah, Jews who oversee the...

Prominent D.C. Rabbi Arrested On Voyeurism Charge

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

Rabbi Barry Freundel, a prominent religious leader and head rabbi at Kesher Israel in Washington D.C., was arrested Tuesday on voyeurism charges. ...

A Yom Kippur Letter to Joe Lieberman's Rabbis: Joe Is McCain's Best Jewish Friend. Please Ask Him To Beg McCain to Stop Encouraging Hate

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Sen. Lieberman is, if you will, John McCain's rabbi. So I thought I would write to you and ask you, as Sen. Lieberman's rabbis, to talk to him about the hatred that the McCain-Palin campaign is encouraging.