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

Borough Park

Fire at Borough Park synagogue leaves five people hospitalized, with three in serious condition

The fire broke out in the Stavnitz rabbi’s home, above the synagogue he leads, and was caused by a cooking accident


Chaverim of Rockland asks public for security camera access and money for license plate readers

The initiative has raised some privacy concerns, but the organization is otherwise highly praised within Rockland’s Haredi community

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


Q&A: Founder of Shmira Public Safety assesses the impact of the Israel crisis on New York’s Haredi community

“If we can have swastikas at a protest in Times Square, then we should remember that the enemy is here too."


UJA-Federation of New York to fund Shomrim, controversial Haredi safety patrols

Two recipients, Boro Park Shomrim and Williamsburg Shomrim, have been criticized for vigilantism, corruption, and abuse cover-up