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


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

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


Four takeaways from Tuesday’s general election within Haredi communities

Election results in Rockland, Brooklyn, and Lakewood, New Jersey


Haredi leaders launch last-minute campaign to head off challenger in Rockland DA race

District Attorney Tom Walsh faces a write-in campaign from Rockland voters upset with a plea deal granted two rabbis who caused a fatal fire at an assisted living home


Director of NJ Agudah offices to run for state assembly seat

Rabbi Avi Schnall will run as a Democrat in the heavily-Republican 30th district that includes Lakewood


Four Primary-Day Takeaways for New York’s Haredi communities

Tracking NYC Council results, and a surprisingly-important judicial election in Rockland County


Ad campaign suggests judicial candidate would side with Haredi-practicing parents over ex-spouses

The election could affect custody decisions for Rockland County children


It’s participatory budgeting season. Here’s how to make your voice heard.

This week, New Yorkers as young as 11 can help decide where city funds go.


A Shtetl Guide to This Year’s New York City Council Races

This year voters in each of the 51 New York City Council districts will get to decide who to elect to represent them.