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FBI Investigators Questioning Leaders In Williamsburg Satmar Community

FBI investigators are questioning leaders in Williamsburg’s Satmar Hasidic community in their expanding inquiry into Mayor de Blasio’s fund-raising practices. Read more

In Brooklyn, Stifling Higher Learning Among Hasidic Women

In the mid-1940s, Joel Teitelbaum, an eminent and charismatic rabbi, immigrated to the United States, colonizing a section of Williamsburg in Brooklyn for his Hasidic sect, the Satmar, its name taken from the Hungarian town of Szatmar, where Rabbi Teitelbaum had fought to resist the encroachments of a modernizing society. 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

FBI Is Raiding Orange County Hasidic Village Of Kiryas Joel

Federal agents are currently conducting searches in the ultra-Orthodox village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County, New York. A spokeswoman for the FBI confirmed an ongoing search but declined to comment further. Read more

FBI Raid Underway At Locations In Kiryas Joel

Kiryas Joel, NY – The FBI and several local law enforcement departments are raiding multiple locations in the village of Kiryas Joel. Read more

Kiryas Joel, NY – KJ School Denies Sex Abuse Allegations; Investigation Continues

Kiryas Joel, NY – More than one week after video of a Kiryas Joel school principal allegedly seen kissing a young boy as he held him tightly in his office surfaced on social media, a statement by United Talmudical academy officlas has been released saying that no criminal activity is evident in the footage. Read more

NYSP: Video of Kiryas Joel Principal and Young Boy Under Investigation

State police are investigating a video purporting to show a school principal in close physical contact with a young boy in the Orange County village of Kiryas Joel. Read more

FBI Probe Of Orthodox Yeshivas Now Eyeing School Lunch Frauds

Brooklyn, NY – As speculation continues to swirl regarding the recent widespread FBI raids in Ramapo, Kiryas Joel and Brooklyn, an employee at a Williamsburg yeshiva has said that the searches may encompass a wider scope than originally thought. Read more