Kathy Hochul


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


Hochul proposes expanding list of hate crime offenses following sharp rise in antisemitism after Oct. 7

All forms of first-degree rape, gang assault, graffiti, arson, and more will now be eligible for prosecution as hate crimes

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


Gov. Hochul signs bills raising population requirement for new villages — except for Vizhnitz’s Ateres

For decades, any group of 500 people could incorporate a new village, but the requirement has now been raised to 1,500 — nixing plans for the proposed village of Seven Springs near Kiryas Joel


Roundup: Early voting begins, corporal punishment ban, and other Haredi news this week

Shtetl News Roundup: Here’s what’s happening this week in the Haredi world