Chananya Groner
Chananya Groner
Chananya Groner is a former member of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic sect. He was born in Melbourne, Australia and has degrees in philosophy and law. He currently resides in Brooklyn.

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At the oldest Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn, newcomers and old-timers battle for its future

Congregation Beth Jacob Ohev Sholom, the last remaining non-Hasidic synagogue in Williamsburg, has become embroiled in a dispute as some congregants allege fraud and mismanagement


The Tzfatim of 770: a three-decade saga of anarchy and mayhem at Chabad headquarters

How a group of anti-establishment yeshiva students from the Israeli city of Tzfat have come to define the most radical expressions of Chabad messianism


Satmar community touts 24,000 students in flagship school systems, highlighting rapid growth and its broader impact

Figures align with broader estimates of Haredi growth rates, which have resulted in a global population of 2.1 million, approximately one-third of which live in the NYC metro region


Hasidic singer Lipa Schmeltzer responds to controversy around his performances for IDF soldiers

In a video filmed at the gravesite of Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, the late rebbe of Satmar, Schmeltzer acknowledged that he and others had performances canceled for appearing to support Israel and its military