Lakewood business files RICO lawsuit in case involving other businesses, Beth Din, Lakewood leaders, and Baltimore lawyer

Blueberry Funding alleges tactics to “intimidate” it into dropping a lawsuit worth millions from secular court.


Lakewood yeshiva principals propose changes to address “shidduch crisis”

The principals plan to adjust the ages at which young men and women begin dating.


Anti-Zionists and Pro-Israel Jews face off at town meeting near Lakewood

‘Stand With Palestine’ billboard on Route 9 prompts heated discussion of antisemitism resolution.


Police arrest suspect in Lakewood kidnapping attempt after another criminal incident in Toms River

The teenage girl was able to break free and run home, and the suspect was arrested the next morning after a high-speed police chase


New Jersey bill to help with private school tuition via tax credits and a scholarship fund

Under the proposed legislation, donations to a state-chosen scholarship fund for private school students would get a dollar-for-dollar tax credit


Fraudster Eli Weinstein indicted again, three years after rabbis lobbied Trump on his behalf

Weinstein and his business associate Aryeh Bromberg allegedly ran another Ponzi scheme targeting fellow Lakewood Haredim and others


Severe neglect at Haredi-run home prompts NJ lawmakers to draft new legislation

At the Special Children’s Center, management tried to save money by neglecting children’s needs, employees told


‘Could’ve killed someone’: New details emerge in arrest of Lakewood philanthropist Moshe Tress

Using his property as a private shooting range, the Haredi donor and activist shocked neighbors after a bullet from his gun hit an area where a child had been playing


Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon, revered Lakewood mashgiach, passes away at 86

Beloved by many after a tenure of three decades, his funeral was expected to draw tens of thousands

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