Community

Media

Fact-check: ‘Der Blatt’ publishes fake letter from state police about lights and sirens

The fraudulent document, which had circulated on social media, claimed to be about an “enforcement initiative” from the New York State Police

Elections

Tom Suozzi, a Democrat with ties to Haredi leaders, wins former congressman Santos’s seat

Suozzi defeated Republican Mazi Pilip, an Orthodox Jew, to represent a district that includes parts of Queens and Long Island

Community

Tragedy in New Square: 8-year-old fatally struck by school bus

The Town of Ramapo police is investigating the death, and the school bus driver is cooperating with investigators

Chabad

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

Haredi Life

Year end reflections on Shtetl’s first ten months of reporting: the top issues of 2023

With the intimate familiarity of insiders but free from the usual top-down oversight of Haredi media, we reported on everything from the Satmar rebbe's bragging about deceiving legislators to Agudah's efforts to keep the Times from winning a Pulitzer

Crown Heights

Tunnels found under 770 Eastern Parkway

Engineers have been called to inspect the building for structural damage, and the women's section on Kingston Avenue is closed off

Monsey

Monsey rabbis launch firefighting organization after local fire department rejects rabbinic oversight

Fire safety officials are concerned about inadequate training of the organization’s volunteers, and that residents might call them instead of 911

Shomrim

Q&A: Founder of Shmira Public Safety assesses the impact of the Israel crisis on New York’s Haredi community

“If we can have swastikas at a protest in Times Square, then we should remember that the enemy is here too."

Israel

How Haredim learned about the attacks in Israel during the holidays without access to technology

Government officials, synagogue security guards, and others had to deliver the news in person

Monsey

Uproar in Rockland Hasidic community amid claims of inappropriate behavior in local taxis

Barred from driving, Hasidic women rely on taxis to fulfill parental and spousal duties

Community

‘Your son is not accepted’: Yiddish rap song explores struggles faced by students rejected from Haredi schools

With over 14,000 views on YouTube in just a week, the subject seems to have struck a chord