Hasidic Men Save Arab Woman on Plane

Jew in the City, a small site that works to fight stereotypes, has reported an unusual incident: After an Arab woman collapsed on a trans-Atlantic flight, two hasidic Jews came to the rescue and administered first aid. Read more

Monroe, NY – Fire Displaces 12 Kiryas Joel Families

Monroe, NY – A three alarm fire tore through a Kiryas Joel home in the early morning hours, with firefighters from several agencies responding to the blaze at the three story building. Read more

Monroe, NY – Self-Described ISIS Supporter Arrested After Making Bomb Threats Near Kiryas Joel

VILLAGE OF MONROE – An Oregon man who claimed early Wednesday morning that he was on his way to leave explosives at LaGuardia Airport has been charged with falsely reporting an incident and making terroristic threats. Read more

Orange County, NY – Times Herald Article Spotlights Expansion In And Around Kiryas Joel

When Peggy Nikolopoulos and her husband moved from Middletown into a new, four-bedroom, Colonial-style house in the Woodbury Junction development two years ago, she expected that to be their last stop: a dream home in a gated community where the couple could set down roots. Read more

Body Armor Clad Man Arrested For Making Terrorist Threats In Kiryas Joel

Monroe, NY – A Putnam County man who is accused of making terrorist threats in Kiryas Joel while wearing a bulletproof vest is being held in the Orange County jail on $150,000 cash bail. Read more

Rockland County Housing Is “Causing A Housing Crisis Like Never Seen Before.”

Hasidic Demand For Rockland County Housing Is “Causing A Housing Crisis Like Never Seen Before.” Read more

Orange County, NY – 11 Year Sentence Handed Down In Convenience Store Shooting Of KJ Resident

Orange County, NY – A Harriman man has been sentenced to more than a decade in jail for shooting a Kiryas Joel teen in a robbery gone wrong this past fall. Read more

Burial Site For Businessman Yitzchak Rosenberg Sparks Protest In Kiryas Joel

KIRYAS JOEL – An unprecedented graveside protest was held by members of the Hassidic community in Kiryas Joel over the burial site for Satmar President Yitzchak Rosenberg, the high-profile businessman who drowned in Miami this past week. Read more

Sense of Siege In Kiryas Joel Amid FBI Raids and Scrutiny

Even before FBI investigators descended last week on the Satmar Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel, there was a growing sense in this insular community that it and its unique way of life were under attack. Read more