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


Bitter feud between politically-connected Satmar brothers devolves into public legal contest

Joel and Abraham Friedman, both prominent community liaisons and chaplains to law enforcement, are now in court trading accusations of “defamation” and “jealousy”


Jacob Daskal’s victim files suit, naming Shomrim and Bobover rebbe among co-defendants

The complaint alleges that Bobov community leaders, Boro Park Shomrim, and Jacob Daskal’s family worked together to silence victim Rivka Mandel, “creating and maintaining a regime of terror and intimidation”

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


Roundup: Skverer rebbe to visit Poland, Shmira expands, and other Haredi news

The most notable Haredi news from the last two weeks


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


Haredi leaders, activists react to former Shomrim leader’s guilty plea in child sex abuse case

“It’s an isolated incident, if it was whatever it was,” said rabbi Berish Freilich, who works with Shomrim