Shtetl Staff
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Lag Ba’Omer will be different this year

Most Haredim who usually travel to Israel will celebrate Lag Ba’Omer in New York as Israel cancels Meron.


Monsey supermarket prank and false rumor gets some Haredi media riled up

Prankster Mo Gelber entered an obscenity at a self-checkout kiosk at Monsey’s Evergreen supermarket. Not everyone found it funny


Antisemitism toward Haredim discussed at ADL’s ‘NeverIsNow’ summit, but few Haredi leaders in attendance

At the annual conference, held at New York’s Javits Center, panelists spoke of the unique challenges with antisemitism faced by Haredim, whose Jewishness is highly visible


Councilman Kalman Yeger to run for Assembly, after Helene Weinstein announces retirement

Yeger has already been endorsed by various community leaders, including Weinstein, whose seat he is seeking, and David Greenfield, CEO at Met Council for Jewish Poverty


Rockland Hasidic legislator Aron Wieder, a Democrat, to run for state Assembly

A Wieder win would flip the district from Republican to Democratic, and place a second Hasidic lawmaker in the Assembly


Chabad group draws thousands of teens to sing, dance, and celebrate Jewish pride in Times Square

Headlined by popular singer Gad Elbaz, the event drew an energetic youthful crowd to express a joyful sense of Jewish belonging


NYS bill seeks to raise minimum SNAP benefits, a program widely used by Haredim

The proposed new law would quadruple the minimum benefit amount from $23 to $100


Skverer rebbetzin, Chaya Chana Twersky, wife of Skverer rebbe of New Square, dies at age 81

A scion of numerous Hasidic dynasties, her funeral on Sunday drew thousands from across New York State and beyond


Flip phones: not just for Haredim anymore, says NY Times

In a recent profile of Haredi-owned Fabuwood cabinet manufacturer, columnist Kashmir Hill praised the company’s no-smartphone policy

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Another Borough Park building deemed unsafe, forcing 16 out of their homes

The NYC Buildings Department found that an illegal excavation destabilized a 13th Avenue structure, less than two weeks after a worker was killed in a building collapse elsewhere in Borough Park


Williamsburg streets littered with fliers against Satmar rebbe Zalmen Teitelbaum for yeshiva strategy

“Don’t sell MY children for YOUR money,” inflammatory fliers screamed in bold, blood red letters all over Williamsburg's streets