Rockland

Rockland

Rockland yeshiva sued former deputy dean, claimed he stole funds

The school’s head claimed the alleged thief offered to return the money in return for a promotion.

New Square

Speaker Johnson to New Square: We’ll fight for religious education ‘with every ounce of energy we have’

Johnson visited New Square alongside Congressman Mike Lawler ahead of the upcoming general election.

Elections

Yeger, Wieder clear major hurdle in paths to Albany

The candidates are running to represent assembly districts in Brooklyn and Rockland.

Monsey

Aron Wieder’s unconventional campaign: No campaign website, no lawn signs, but major “absentee operation”

The Hasidic candidate is relying on intracommunal campaigning, including a big push at a Skver wedding taking place on election day.

Rockland

New Square ‘Shabbos goy’ discovered to be Jewish

The sexagenarian insisted he was Catholic, but a Jewish court found otherwise.

Rockland

Haredi and political leaders at odds over possible East Ramapo school district takeover

New bill would give the state authority to raise taxes and increase the district’s school budget.

Monsey

Rockland Haredi girls' school, haven for nonconformists and misfits, shutters suddenly

“Girls were crying. It was a chaos,” one parent said.

Rockland

Congressman Mike Lawler to deliver Touro commencement address, get honorary doctorate

Touro praised the congressman's stances on education and Israel.

Monsey

How a campaign of unfounded rumors overturned Ramapo’s Hispanic-run taxi industry

By spreading allegations about non-Jewish taxi drivers assaulting female passengers, a group of Haredi activists in Rockland created a lucrative vacuum for Haredi-owned companies to fill

Courts

Clarkstown paid Haredi girls’ school $200,000 to settle discrimination lawsuit

The girls' school Ateres Bais Yaakov had sued the town of Clarkstown for religious discrimination after the town prevented the purchase of a former church property in Nanuet

Israel

U.S. Haredi leadership find consensus in lamenting Israel’s yeshiva draft changes

Leading Satmar newspapers decried the change using dramatic headlines and heated rhetoric, while the Agudah called the new rules a “war on the Torah”

Monsey

Music to signal the onset of Shabbos in Monsey thanks to new Satmar synagogue

In an upgrade from an ancient practice, a new musical “bell” will announce the start of Shabbos — unlike the shrill sirens used in many other Haredi neighborhoods