Gender

Agunah

Spirited rally for an agunah in Kiryas Joel, despite gawkers, jeers, and egg throwers

Protesting on behalf of Malky Berkowitz, a diverse group chanted “give a get” and “let Malky go,” facing a sometimes hostile crowd

Gender

Controversial rabbi launches campaign to ‘rescue’ women from ‘indignities’ of Israeli military service

Rabbi Noson Leiter, who endorsed an Alabama politician mired in sexual misconduct allegations, is calling to “save our daughters” from military service

Gender

Relationship and Intimacy coach fights back against rabbinic ban

After a large group of rabbis signed on to a ban against Shaindy Bilgrei for lectures they deemed "unsuitable," the popular relationship and intimacy counselor replied with a vigorous defense of her work

Haredi Life

Shaindy Bilgrei, a popular Haredi relationship and intimacy counselor, comes under harsh rabbinic ban

Described by some women as having “changed their lives,” Bilgrei’s lectures have now been labeled “crooked guidance from impure sources” by rabbis across the Haredi spectrum

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

Gender

Women file lawsuit against Borough Park doctor, alleging years of sexual assault

“Speaking up about my experience has been difficult,” Malky Wigder said, “but my hope is that it helps empower others to come forward.”

Gender

Haredi children’s magazine blurs image of Nikki Haley

Five presidential hopefuls are shown on the debate stage — but the only woman in the photo is blurred

Gender

Hasidic grocery store implements gender segregation at check-out

Signs in W Fresh in Williamsburg say female cashiers cannot serve male customers

Courts

Ruchie Freier becomes first Hasidic woman nominated to New York State Supreme Court

The judge aims to show that Hasidic women can achieve their dreams and follow Jewish law

Agunah

Defamation case against agunah dismissed

The judge found that Lonna Ralbag did not defame her ex-husband’s family

Shidduchim

Is "the freezer" broken? Some blame it for the "Shidduch crisis"

Popular Haredi radio show Headlines tackles the issue.